What Are the Options to Treat Yeast Infections

by Beth Kaminski

Posted on Monday 31st of August 2009

It would be wrong to say that candida infection affects only adults. It has also found to be affecting the babies. It affects the babies in tow forms, diaper rashes and thrush. Women have it in the form of vaginal infection. Elderly people experience thrush as they use dentures. However, one type common to all is nail bed infection.

Yeast occurs naturally all over the human body. However, under certain conditions it infects the body. The skin normally acts as a barrier to yeast infections and protects us well from it. However, when there are nicks, cuts, or abrasions on the skin, especially in a warm and moist area such as the armpit or groin than infections can occur. Infections also occur to those with compromised immune systems such as those suffering from AIDS or diabetes. The use of strong antibiotics or steroids too encourages the growth of yeast infections in the human body. This means that cancer patients who are undergoing aggressive forms of treatment are likely to become infected with yeast. As systemic infections – that is, when the yeast infects the blood stream or other vital organs of the body – can prove fatal, it is best to consult a doctor about yeast infections.

Vaginal yeast infection is marked by the presence of a cheesy white discharge from the vagina. Thrust is a white, lacy coating on a red base on the tongue or others parts of the mouth. There are different Yeast infection treatment for different location on the body and different people. There are topical creams that are massaged in and around the vagina to treat vaginal yeast infections. yeast infection treatment for pregnant women is different, hence, you should always consult the doctor.

Lozenges are used to treat thrust. Thrush in babies has a lot more narrow line of treatment as compared to adults. There are two basic lines of treatment options for a yeast infection cure. Those two ate azole and polyene. All they do is attack the yeast wall allowing it to leak. This makes the yeast come out and die.

From creams to IV medicines, Yeast infection medicine has it all. The only person who knows exactly as to what you would need to eradicate the yeast infection is the doctor. It takes about two to three weeks to completely do away with the yeast infection. However, if the symptoms appear, do contact your doctor.

There is very little to do about yeast infections apart from taking medicines and keeping the area clean. Those using dentures should keep the dentures and the mouth. They should wash their dentures as well. Nappy rashes should be treated with barrier creams. Breast of the breastfeeding mother might have to be examined incase of a baby thrush.

All in all, we can assume that we need not have to worry about the yeast infection. Please make sure that in case of a thrush, the patient takes enough liquids. If this does not happen, he or she might get dehydrated. This is most obvious as thrush makes it quite difficult for a person to eat of drink. Hence, he tends to avoid both. If you feel that the person is getting dehydrated, please rush to a doctor.

If you find that the infection persists or it is recurring, then its best to seek medical advice. He would examine the exact cause of the recurrence and would prescribe the medicine accordingly.

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