There are many products on the market for treating your yeast infection. When you take into consideration the treatments that are also available via a prescription from your doctor, that gives you even more options. Your options are many. You can treat your yeast infection successfully with a variety of formulations such as creams, ointments, sprays, or powders. There are many things to think about before the correct treatment is implemented. You must consider the state of your health, are you pregnant or nursing, and is your condition the result of a yeast intolerance or was it sexually transmitted. Our best recommendation is that you don't attempt to diagnose your condition yourself and then self-medicate. The fact that other people have done so effectively doesn't mean it's the right thing to do. One factor to seriously think about before you treat yourself is if this yeast infection is one in a series of recent yeast infections. There is no question about whether or not to see your doctor. You must seek an expert evaluation of your condition.
There are so many reasons why a pregnant woman must never treat herself when she develops a yeast infection and it is much safer to get the point of view of a gynecologist. Never, ever use OTC yeast infection treatments if you are pregnant. The caveat is that you should see your doctor and proceed under professional supervision. He or she probably won't recommend any oral medications while you are pregnant.
Antifungal products, such as the many creams and suppositories that are available, are the normal treatment methods for a vaginal yeast infection. You can usually expect your yeast infection to disappear within approximately seven days. We may sound like a broken record but, again, if you are pregnant and you feel those first tinglings of an impending yeast infection, call your clinic or doctor and make an appointment.
Oral thrush is the name given for a Candida albicans infection in the mouth and often occurs in children. As a rule, oral thrush requires a liquid prescription drug, such as Nystatin, which is an antifungal. The method of use involves saturating the entire mouth cavity with the liquid and then swallowing it. However, don't try to treat yourself if you have oral thrush. Go to your doctor and let him decide on the best treatment for you. Your doctor may want to try another approach. If you have oral thrush, never try to scrape off the white film or substance as that can cause the underlying tissue to bleed. Trying to get rid of the white patches in this manner will also cause you a lot of pain.
One natural, alternative treatment for a vaginal yeast infection is to use boric acid capsules as a vaginal suppository. A lot of women use boric acid when their other antifungal medications haven't gotten rid of their vaginal yeast infection. There is one major precaution to using boric acid: Don't use it if you suspect a vaginal yeast infection and you are pregnant. We really can't repeat this admonition too many time: If you are pregnant and you think you are developing a yeast infection, vaginal or otherwise, go to your health care provider immediately. If you have an infection that you suspect is a yeast infection, and it's not clearing up after treated initially, please don't use the alternative remedy we mentioned above, but visit your doctor immediately. Your condition may not be a yeast infection after all. Remember, in that study, 66% of the women who self-diagnosed did so incorrectly. They had something else. You could easily fall into this group.
One secret to a successful and rapid elimination of a yeast infection is to treat it as soon as the symptoms appear. If you don't, the condition will become more complicated, but still can be treated with success. The symptoms of a Candida yeast infection all depend on the site of infection and other factors. Most people manage to start their treatment soon after they suspect they have a yeast infection to prevent the symptoms from becoming more irritating. Internal yeast infections are another matter entirely. They can be very serious and need to be evaluated and treated by your doctor as soon as you suspect that you have this problem. Don't be misled by the fact that a majority of simple yeast infections respond to treatment well and are usually gone in 7 days. There are other yeast infections that can have much more serious consequences. For this reason, never lightly disregard any symptoms of a yeast infection.