Yeast infections are also known as Candidiasis and caused by an overgrowth of the fungus called Candida. This fungus is present in small quantities in various parts of the body like the skin, under nails, gut, respiratory tract, and genital areas.† The yeast flourishes in cases when there is an imbalance in the acid-alkaline levels, body environs and pH levels resulting in yeast infections. Commonly people resort to the use of prescription drugs for yeast infections in order to cure this condition. However, despite extensive use of these drugs, yeast infections continue to thrive unrestrained. In order to understand why this happens, you have to take a number of factors into consideration.
Types of prescription drugs
You should always be cautious when dealing with prescription drugs for yeast infections. Besides the side effects, the drugs can also be extremely ineffective. Some common prescription drugs used for the treatment of yeast infection include the following:
- Fluconazole: used for the treatment of superficial fungal infections (we all know that yeast infection is anything but superficial). This medicine aims at controlling the growth of fungus including candida. Some side effects of Fluconazole are nausea, diarrhea, light-headedness, headache, tiredness and more.
- Nystatin: is a polyene anti fungal drug. A yeast infection is sensitive to this drug and hence short-term relief is possible. The common side effects of this medicine include nausea, gas or constipation and vomiting. The use of this drug should be avoided during pregnancy.
- Terconazole: Terconazole is an anti Ė fungal medication. People who use this medication can expect some side effects like irritation, headache, and problems during menstruation, fever, chills and abdomen pain.
Prescriptions drugs containing the above medications are also available in the form of creams besides oral suspensions.
Why prescription pills donít work
Prescription drugs for yeast infection donít work simply because they address the symptoms and not the root causes of yeast infection. Merely controlling the growth of Candida is not enough. The factors that trigger this growth like hormonal imbalance, and stress need to be addressed. Prescription drugs can actually make this condition worse, as some prescription drugs work on the guidelines of oral contraceptives. Hence, the internal balance of the body is disturbed leading to the growth of Candida in the future.
The long-term side effects of prescription drugs are unlimited. Prolonged use can cause kidney failure, liver damage and more. Dependency or drug addiction is also possible. Prescription drugs are also costly and long-term treatment can create a void in your wallet. Therefore, the use of prescription drugs is not a practical option in any sense of the term.
The best way of tackling yeast infection is by making use of a holistic approach. Unlike prescription drugs for yeast infections, a holistic approach attacks the root cause and triggers of yeast infection rather than the symptoms. Holistic treatment is also most effective in treating yeast infection as it focuses on the entire body and takes into consideration all the internal and external causative factors. This approach can also improve the general physical and mental health, enhances immunity and thereby weaken the hold of yeast infection. As it is natural, the holistic approach is completely safe and devoid of any side effects. Therefore, it can completely cure yeast infections in a comprehensive and effective manner.