Saturday, April 21, 2012

Finding Yeast Infection Treatments

Yeast infection can strike at anyone at any age. It’s a disease triggered by a fungus called Candida Albicans that causes the body to produce abnormal amounts of yeast. Although yeast is found everywhere in the body, too much of it can be dangerous. The most common types of yeast infection are vaginal yeast infection, thrush, diaper rash and nail bed infection. Yeast infection is a highly treatable disease that virtually goes away without any complications. There are a lot of available yeast infection treatments for each type of infection and here are some of them.

Treating Vaginal Yeast Infections
Vaginal yeast infection is easily treated with over the counter antifungal creams like Miconazole, Tioconazole, Butoconazole, or Clotrimazole which should be applied to the infected area for one to seven days. Using birth control methods like a condom or a diaphragm is not advisable during this period. For pregnant women it’s best to consult a physician for a remedy.
To prevent vaginal yeast infection from occurring, avoid using douches, feminine sprays, scented toilet paper and deodorant tampons. It is also best to wear cotton underwear and avoid wearing tight pants or panty hoses. When wearing a wet suit or a bathing suit, it is recommended to change out of it right away.

Treating Thrush
The yeast infection of the mouth called thrush can be treated with medicated mouthwashes or lozenges that dissolve in the mouth. A recommended mouthwash to use should contain nystatin that can kill the yeast fungus.
The best prevention for thrush is maintaining good oral hygiene by brushing the teeth at least twice a day, flossing at least once a day and using a mouthwash. For those using dentures, clean them thoroughly before using it. For breastfeeding mothers, it’s best to have a breast check up for yeast infections.

Treating Diaper Rashes
Diaper rashes caused by yeast infection can be treated with over the counter antifungal creams that contain nystatin or through supplements like acidophilus.
Protecting infants or adults from diaper rashes means keeping the covered area clean at all times. It also helps to allow the skin to breathe by not using a diaper at least an hour a day. It’s also recommended to use cotton diapers more often than the disposable ones since cotton allows the skin to breathe more easily.

Treating Nail Bed Infections
Yeast infections of the nail bed are more difficult to treat. A prescription for an antifungal pill is needed but it can also be treated with antifungal laquer which is only proven to work in mild to moderate infections when the nails have not yet been infected by the fungus.
To prevent this infection from occurring and recurring is to regularly keep the skin dry and clean. It is also advised to avoid contact with anyone who is infected with this disease. Wearing gloves when gardening also lowers the chance of nail bed yeast infection from occurring. Another way to go about this is to avoid sharing personal items such as nail clippers or socks.
Yeast infections and its different types are highly treatable and preventable diseases which should last an average of one to two weeks and any time exceeding this means a trip to the doctor. Information on yeast infection treatments and preventions are available through online medical journals and medical sites but for highly advanced states of yeast infection it’s always best to consult a physician.

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Anyone know good yeast infection treatments?

I'm tired of dealing with recurring yeast infections. I've tired several treatments but none of them really seem to help. Please give me some advice or something that's worked for you. Thanks!

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Hi, I know what you mean about those damn yeast infections. They bothered me for years and I also tried a lot of things. I spent a lot of time on the internet looking for help and found this website... They have a lot of good info here especially how to cure yeast infections naturally and without medicine. Check it out!

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This is a good site about yeast infections with a lot of good resources and information.

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  • I have used Monistat 3 and 7 with success each time. It hurts like a ***** when you first put it in, but this was because I think I waited to long to start it and the irritation had gotten bad. The earlier you start the treatment, the better. Also, if you want to go natural, you can try plain yogurt. It's messy, but works! Apply the yogurt directly to your vagina with your finger or you can use an empty, clean tampon applicator. I'm serious, it works!

    Try eating more yogurt in your regular diet or take probiotic supplements to help keep your vagina's environment in balance. Also, make sure to dry your vagina thoroughly after showering, don't use douches/feminine sprays, wipe front to back, and try wearing cotton underwear, too.


    Have suffered from many yeast infections, too! :-(
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  • Some how infection may affect the vagina and uterus and then the discharge might become yellowish or reddish and the whole area shall be itchy and painful You should should consult a gynaecologist and get advice and treatment not with the internet.
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  • monistat 3 unless your sensitive than i guess you would have to use monistat 7, if its going to go away in 3 days why go through the trouble for 7, 3 days and your back in action.


    it was on Jerry Seinfeld Monistat 3 vs. Monistat 7
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  • monostat!!!! its the bomb. no lie fixes it in like two days. i get yeast infections from tampons...believe me monostat is my friend
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