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Vaginal Azoles to Treat Candida

Posted Jan 01 2010 12:00am

vaginal-azoles-candida-treatmentMost women, when faced with a vaginal yeast infection will run out to the pharmacy and get one of the mainly over the counter azoles available as a treatment option. They go by common names like Monistat and Canesten and no doubt you have seen commercials praising them.

There are many different options available such as creams, tampons, and tablets  and in most cases they do their job and clear the yeast infection up in a few days to a week. For women who might get the one off yeast infection, these might be a good option, but if a women keeps getting reoccurring vaginal Candidiasis then this treatment might not be the best option.

There are various delivery methods and strengths, but basically the treatment involves inserting the medicine into the vagina several times a day or some require leaving the treatment tampon in all night.  These medicines can also be messy by seeping out onto clothing. Now this might not be bad if it’s a once a year yeast infection, but if it’s a once a month deal, this can be very inconvenient.

Also these medicines can cause allergic reactions in some women, which can cause further inflammation and swelling. As well as cause an allergic reaction for your partner. Other side effects include hives, itching, cramping, burning, discharge, and headaches.

These medicines are also oil based which can interfere with the effectiveness of latex condoms and the latex based contraceptives causing them to break.

If  you are a women who gets frequent vaginal yeast infections then you may want to consider more holistic methods of treatment. These frequent infections could indicate Candida overgrowth in your system. Therefore by following the dietary recommendations on this site or by using one of the programs reviewed here, you may be able to tackle the root of the problem instead of constantly treating symptoms with drugs.

What’s even better, these natural remedies promote overall health instead of just burdening your body down with further chemicals. It’s also important to understand that drug companies want you to use their products because that is how they stay in business. If all women could get rid of Candida naturally then they would go broke. They may make over the counter azoles seem so wonderful with their ads, but wouldn’t it be better to not have to use them at all?

Source: Drugs.com

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