Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Prescription Drugs for Yeast Infection Cure

Prescription Drugs for Yeast Infection Cure
Are prescription drugs the best yeast infection cure? They require a visit to your doctor first. Why go through the time, expense, and inconvenience of a visit to the doctors office?
The primary reason to visit a doctor is if you've never had a yeast infection and are not sure if that's what you have. Your doctor can help by diagnosing your exact condition. This is especially important if the genitals are affected as you want to make sure you don't have a more serious condition or disease.
Second, if your condition does not respond to either home remedies or over-the-counter products in a reasonable time you may have a more serious condition.
Remember: If you are not sure what your condition is or if your symptoms do not improve or get worse SEE YOUR DOCTOR immediately!
Also, remember that if your doctor confirms that you do indeed have a yeast infection it is still up to you to decide which yeast infection cure - natural or drug-based - you prefer.
Your doctor will need to examine the yeast infection. For vaginal yeast infection, most likely a pelvic examination will be performed followed by a wet prep. The doctor or lab can confirm that you indeed have a yeast infection by visually identification under the microscope.
These drugs are more powerful than what is available over-the-counter and thus require a doctor's prescription for yeast infection cure. They come in two basic forms: topical creams - applied to affected area pills - taken orally
These drugs are anti-fungals that work by attacking the fungus directly. The creams are preferable in that they are applied directly to the affected area while the pills saturate your entire system with the drug. Considering there are sometimes adverse side effects, the local application seems to be the wiser choice for yeast infection cure. Even though the pill form lets you avoid the messiness of the cream application don't forget that you're exposing your body to a fairly strong substance.
Your doctor will probably prescribe one of the following drugs (active ingredient shown in parenthesis):
Gynazole (butoconazole) - cream Terazol (terconazole) - cream Diflucan (fluconazole) - a pill Nizoral (ketoconazole) - pill or cream
Be sure to read all product literature before taking any drug. It's also a good idea to search on-line to read for yourself the possible side effects. Some of these drugs cause headaches, fever, and flu-like symptoms in some women. But some drugs have more serious side effects such as liver damage or irregular heartbeat. Never assume you'll be excluded from the group that experiences adverse reaction to a drug.
In addition to side effects, some individuals may have an allergic reaction to any of these drugs, ranging from uncomfortable to potentially serious.
Finally, the anti-fungals have also been shown to breakdown latex, the material used in condoms and diaphragms.
The Gynazole product comes in a single-dose pre-filled disposable applicator as a one-time treatment. It relies on a strong concentration of the anti-fungal butoconazole -- the same active ingredient used in the OTC products Femstat and Mycelex.
Negatives include: possible side effects, possible allergic reactions, and latex breakdown.
Terazol is packaged in three suppositories. These are inserted each night at bedtime, for 3 nights.
The product literature for Diflucan touts the wonders of taking 1 pill versus 7 days of messy creams. But be sure to read all the fine print. From the www.diflucan.com website we quote:
"In clinical studies, the most common side effects associated with Diflucan were headache (13%), nausea (7%), and abdominal pain (6%). With Diflucan there is the possibility of an increased risk of side effects compared with creams. To prevent heart-related complications, do not take Diflucan if you are taking Propulsid?. In rare instances, serious effects on the liver and serious allergic reactions were reported. Do not take Diflucan if you are nursing. If you are pregnant or taking other medications, consult your doctor."
Okay, it's your body. But why risk "abdominal pain", "heart-related complications", "serious allergic reactions", etc.??? Is a few days of the creamy mess really that bad? Have you tried yogurt and proboitics already? Many women have found that home remedies provide an effective yeast infection cure.
Remember your mother's advice ... "Don't become a highway statistic. Wear your seat-belt!"? Well, why risk becoming a "prescription drug statistic"? If you're sure you have a yeast infection, try some yogurt or other non-risky remedies first. [End of soapbox!]
Nizoral is another powerful but risky medication. It comes in a variety of forms including a pill, a cream and even an OTC shampoo. All contain the broad spectrum anti-fungal ketoconazole.
The oral form comes with the following warnings:
" .... must be used cautiously if you have a history of liver disease. Hepatitis is the most dangerous side effect of this drug. ... You may experience nausea and vomiting. ... Can lead to dangerously irregular heartbeats."
Please read my soapbox above under Diflucan and I'll save my breath.
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How do I cure a yeast infection when I am allergic to the over the counter drugs like Monistat and Gynolotrim?

I am allergic to all the over the counter yeast infection treatments. Diflucan worked for about 10 days and now it is back. I can't afford to go to the Dr. (I pay 100%) to get a prescription every time I get a yeast infection.
  • 10 months ago
Larkin LLarkin L

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If you try the baking soda douche - be careful as I've heard the opposite - I've heard baking soda will actually make a yeast infection worse.

Have you tried tea tree oil or garlic (be careful as the oil does sting.

Consider going on a yeast-free diet, no sugar (as sugar feeds yeast), no alcohol - so no cakes, candy, sweets, etc.

*Take Lots of acidophilus/probiotics or eat Unsweetened (Plain) Yogurt
*Avoid tight jeans and other tight pants
*Wear cotton underwear during the day, no thongs
*Wear no underwear to bed
* Put a tsp of apple cider vinegar in a 6-8 ounce glass of water and drink it 2-3 times a day.


Fill a bathtub with just enough warm, not hot, water to create a sitz bath (enough water to cover your groin and just up to your belly). Add 2 cups of raw apple cider vinegar and sit in the bath with your knees folded toward your body (not stretched out flat). You can stay in this bath mixture for 15 minutes. Gently pat dry and make sure you are very dry before putting any clothes on. Wear only cotton underpants, preferably washed in natural unscented detergent.

Good luck!
  • 10 months ago

Self Treatment Of Vaginal Yeast Infections

Newsolio (blog) - 17 Feb 2012
You might have to consider using an over-the-counter medication for yeast infection concurrently with your prescription for antibiotics.

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