Vaginal Yeast Infection
Prescriptions: Target Audience
Yeast infections are caused by a specific fungus known as Candida and the one responsible for Candidiasis is known as Candida albicans. Yeast is a common organism seen in areas of moisture such as mouth and vagina. It is estimated that about 20% women carry the fungus in the vaginal area.
Vaginal yeast infections occur when new yeast finds its way into the vaginal area or when there are more number of fungus present compared to the number of protective bacteria. The decrease in protective bacteria can occur when they are destroyed by immunosuppressive drugs which are taken to treat a respiratory or urinary tract infection. Vaginal yeast infections can also be a result of serious injury to the inner lining of the vagina after the patient was subjected to chemotherapy. Also women who have been taking cortisone related medication like prednisone are also more prone to developing vaginal yeast infection. There are also numerous lifestyle, dietary and genetic factors that can make a woman prone to Candida overgrowth.
of Vaginal Yeast Infection
Yeast Vaginitis and vulvitis can be treated with the aid of antifungal medications which are applied in the vaginal area or taken orally. Mixed infections involving more than one type of microbe will require a combo of treatments. The commonly applied creams include butoconazole (Femstat 3), miconazole (Monistat), clotrimazole (Lotrimin) and terconazole (Terazol 3). Over the counter medications are not advised to treat yeast vagnitis for the simple reason that other infection can exhibit similar symptoms. Clotrimazole is commonly used for treatment of local infections and is related is ketoconazole, fluconazole, miconazole and itraconazole.The drug is allowed to dissolve in the mouth, or inserted vaginally. Miconazole is a FDA approved drug for treat yeast infection of the vagina. It doesn't require prescription except for a specific formulation called Monistat-Derm.
should never be taken orally and is for use only in the
vaginal area. Miconazole has been known to cause
irritation and burning as side effects. Terconazole is
another FDA approved drug which is used for the
treatment of vaginal yeast infection. However it comes
with a plethora of side effects including painful
menstrual periods, headache, chills, fever, and
abdominal pain. Increased sensitivity and burning
sensation of the vagina. For instance
Chlamydia, gonorrhea and bacteria vaginosis all show the
same symptoms. It is always
advised to take a vaginal yeast
infection prescription from a certified doctor. Oral
vaginal yeast infection prescriptions
include fluconazole (Diflucan). Most
doctors use vaginal tablets or suppositories rather
than oral medications in order to treat vaginal
yeast infections. This is because oral antifungal treatments
have been frequently known to cause side
effects such as abdominal pain, headache and nausea. Note
that oral antifungal medications are strongly advised
against during pregnancy.
No matter what amount of over-the-counter medication you take it is impossible to take down an infection which is as persistent as a fungus. The only option is to incorporate a holistic solution with a multi-pronged approach.
Did you know that the holistic all natural approach is the only method that tackles the yeast infection internal environment from the root thus eliminating all candida related symptoms and prevent their recurrence permanently?