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Topic Overview

What is thrush?

Thrush is a yeast infection that causes white patches in the mouth and on the tongue. Thrush is most common in babies and older adults, but it can occur at any age. Thrush in babies is usually not serious.

What causes thrush?

You get thrush when a yeast called Candida, normally found on the body, grows out of control.

In babies, Candida causes thrush because babies’ immune systems are not yet strong enough to control the growth of the yeast. Older people get thrush because their immune systems can weaken with age.

Some people get thrush when they take certain medicines, such as antibiotics or inhaled corticosteroids. People who have certain health problems, such as diabetes or HIV, are also more likely to get thrush.

What are the symptoms?

The most common symptoms of thrush are white patches that stick to the inside of the mouth and tongue.

In babies, it is easy to mistake thrush for milk or formula. It looks like cottage cheese or milk curds. Don’t try to wipe away these patches, because you can make them red and sore. Some babies with thrush can be cranky and do not want to eat.

Talk to your doctor if you think you or your child has thrush.

How is thrush diagnosed?

In most cases, doctors can diagnose thrush just by looking at the white patches. Your doctor will also ask you questions about your health. If your doctor thinks that another health problem, such as diabetes, may be related to your thrush, you may also be tested for that condition.

How is it treated?

Thrush is usually treated with prescribed antifungal medicine such as nystatin liquid. In most cases, you will put the medicine directly on the white patches. When a baby has thrush, the yeast can cause a diaper rash at the same time as thrush. Your doctor may prescribe nystatin cream or ointment for his or her diaper area.

To treat thrush in adults, at first you will probably use medicine that goes directly on the white patches, such as a liquid or a lozenge. If these medicines don’t work, your doctor may prescribe an antifungal pill.

How can you manage thrush?

If your baby has thrush, it may help to:

  • Clean bottle nipples, pacifiers, toys, and other items that your baby may put in his or her mouth. Boil the items or wash them in warm, soapy water.
  • Dry your nipples and apply lanolin lotion after breastfeeding. Your doctor may also prescribe a medicine that you can put on your nipples. Breastfeeding mothers and babies can pass a yeast infection back and forth. So both mom and baby need treatment.

If you wear dentures and have thrush, be sure to clean your mouth and dentures every night. You can soak them overnight in a denture cleaner that you buy at the store. Rinse your dentures well after soaking them.

Treatment and Prevention Tips – Cleveland Clinic

What’s that white stuff on your tongue? And why does your
mouth feel “funny” — maybe a little bit like sandpaper? Well, my friend, you
may have a case of thrush.

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Thrush can strike anyone, but some people are far more vulnerable: “We usually see thrush in children whose immune systems are developing, or older adults, whose immune systems are starting to fail,” says otolaryngologist Tony Reisman, MD. “People who have conditions that affect the immune system are also more susceptible.”

Do I have thrush?

It can be challenging to know if your mouth woes are related
to the Candida fungus that causes thrush. Common signs include:

  • A white, cottage cheese-like coating.
  • Redness, burning or soreness.
  • A change in the ability to taste.
  • Cracking of the tongue or corners of the lips.
  • A dry, cotton- or sandpaper-like feeling.

Is thrush treatment necessary?

“You may not even need a diagnosis because thrush often goes away on its own once you stop whatever caused the problem,” says Dr. Reisman. “For example, if antibiotics led to thrush, just waiting a few weeks may give the body time to return to a natural yeast balance.”

Dr. Reisman recommends using good oral hygiene for three to four
weeks to see if thrush resolves on its own.

When oral thrush just won’t go away

Well, it’s been a few weeks. You’ve been dutifully rinsing
your mouth twice a day. But the white stuff is still there. It’s time to call
your primary care provider.

Your provider will want to look at your mouth to rule out
other causes, including:

  • Burning mouth syndrome (a burning sensation in the mouth that has no obvious cause).
  • Geographic tongue (harmless patches on the top and sides of the tongue with no known cause).
  • Precancerous or cancerous lesions.

If it is thrush, your provider will likely order an
antifungal rinse. You’ll swish, swish, swish for 10 to 14 days, which will help
the body regain the natural yeast balance.

But if your symptoms still don’t improve, or you have
recurrent episodes of thrush, visit an ear, nose and throat specialist
(otolaryngologist) to discuss the diagnosis and treatment.

Prevent thrush from creating chaos in your mouth

People who are prone to thrush — whether from dentures, immune
system-suppressing drugs or a condition such as HIV — can take steps to avoid it
(because you can’t be on an antifungal medication forever).

Dr. Reisman recommends these behaviors to prevent thrush:

  • See the dentist: Practice good oral hygiene, including a professional dental cleaning twice a year.
  • Rinse: If you need steroid inhalers, make sure to rinse your mouth after using them.
  • Drink water: Keep yourself hydrated so your mouth doesn’t get dry.
  • Watch your sugar: Limit the sugary foods yeast feeds on, and maintain good blood sugar levels, especially if you have diabetes.
  • Quit smoking: No explanation needed!

Clotrimazole for thrush: a medicine used to yeast infections including thrush in men and women

Pessaries and internal cream are made to go into your vagina only. Do not swallow them.

Pessaries need moisture in the vagina to dissolve completely. If they do not dissolve, pieces of the pessary may crumble and fall out of the vagina. You may notice this if you have vaginal dryness.

To help the pessary dissolve, insert it as far as possible into your vagina at bedtime.

How much to use

Clotrimazole pessaries are available in different strengths: 100mg, 200mg and 500mg.

  • 100mg – use 1 pessary every night for 6 nights in a row
  • 200mg – use 1 pessary every night for 3 nights in a row
  • 500mg – use 1 pessary for 1 night only

If you’re using the 100mg clotrimazole pessary, you can use 2 pessaries for 3 nights in a row.

5g of vaginal cream contains 500mg clotrimazole (10%). It’s a single application to be used once.

Do not use pessaries during your period. Wait until your period has finished.

How to use a pessary

Each pessary comes in a foil blister pack, together with an applicator to help you insert it. Make sure the foil is not broken before you use it.

  1. Wash your hands before you start.
  2. Remove the applicator from the packet.
  3. Pull the plunger (the thinner end of the applicator) out as far as it will go.
  4. Take the pessary out of the blister pack.
  5. Gently squeeze the holder (the wider end of the applicator) to open it.
  6. Push the pessary into the application following the instructions that come in the medicine packet.
  7. Lie on your back, bend your knees then let your knees fall to each side.
  8. Gently put the applicator into your vagina and push it in as far as you can comfortably.
  9. Holding the applicator in place, slowly press the plunger in until it stops moving.
  10. Remove the applicator.
  11. Throw the applicator away safely, out of the reach of children. Do not flush it down the toilet.
  12. Wash your hands thoroughly when you’ve finished.

Only insert 1 pessary at a time. Do not use tampons or other vaginal products while you’re using the pessary. Do not use pessaries during your period – wait until your period has finished.

How to use internal cream

  1. Wash your hands before you start.
  2. Remove the applicator from the packet.
  3. The “internal” vaginal cream is already in the applicator. You will need to put the plunger into the applicator.
  4. Carefully twist and pull off the cap following the instructions that come in the medicine packet.
  5. Lie on your back, bend your knees then let your knees fall to each side.
  6. Gently put the applicator into your vagina and push it in as far as you can comfortably.
  7. Holding the applicator in place, slowly press the plunger in until it stops moving.
  8. Remove the applicator.
  9. Throw the applicator away safely, out of the reach of children. Do not flush it down the toilet.
  10. Wash your hands thoroughly when you’ve finished.

It’s quite common to notice a slight discharge after using the cream so it may help to wear a panty liner. This does not mean that the treatment has not worked.

What if I forget to use it?

If you forget to use a pessary or internal cream at bedtime, use it during the night if you remember. If you only remember the next day, wait until bedtime for your next dose. Pessaries and internal cream work best at night.

If you have forgotten for more than 1 day, your infection may not be treated properly. If you still have symptoms after you finish your course, speak to a doctor.

What if I use too much?

If you insert too many pessaries at once you may feel discomfort or irritation. Stop using the pessaries and see a doctor if the discomfort or irritation does not go away.

Only use 1 pessary a night, unless you’re using a 100mg pessary, then you can use 2.

Treating Recurring Yeast Infections (Vaginal Thrush)

A vaginal yeast infection (vaginal thrush) is an extremely common cause of vaginal discharge – up to 3 in 4 women will have at least one episode during their lives. In most cases, thrush in women settles with simple treatment, either topical (applied to the vagina in the form of pessaries or antifungal creams) or oral (a tablet or tablets). However, some women either suffer repeated new infections, or find that they still have symptoms because the initial thrush treatment has not been effective.

What causes recurring yeast infections?

Speculum examination showing vaginal thrush

Mikael Häggström, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

By Mikael Häggström, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Of women who develop a first bout of vaginal thrush, about 5 in 100 of them will get problems with recurrent vaginal thrush. In most cases, the reason why this occurs is not known. Some women just seem more prone than usual to develop thrush. However women with high blood sugar (due to poorly controlled diabetes) and women with weakened immune systems may be more likely to develop recurrent thrush.

There is some debate as to whether women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or the combined oral contraceptive (COC) pill are more likely to develop a recurring yeast infection – the evidence is not yet clear.

How do I get rid of a recurring yeast infection?

If you have repeated (recurrent) bouts of thrush then one option is simply to treat each bout as and when it occurs. See the separate leaflet Vaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection) for treatments for thrush.

If you have four or more episodes of vaginal thrush a year, and your symptoms settle either completely or partially in between bouts, your doctor may suggest other options.

Before they do this, they may want to exclude another cause for your symptoms. This could include:

  • Taking a vaginal swab and sending it the laboratory to check for evidence of thrush or other infection.
  • Checking the pH (acidity level) in your vagina using a simple test strip. A lower pH (4.5 or below) makes it more likely that thrush is the cause. A higher pH (above 4.5) makes bacterial vaginosis (BV) or trichomonas infection more likely.
  • Other swabs or tests as appropriate.

To treat thrush, your doctor may suggest:

  • Using one of the treatments described above (topical treatments or tablets) – but for longer than usual. Your doctor will advise exactly how long to use the treatment for. For example, this may be for 10-14 days for topical treatments, or three doses of fluconazole 150 mg tablets, taken three days apart; and
  • Giving you a prescription for treatment to take if you need it (such as fluconazole 150 mg tablets to take once a week, or weekly clotrimazole 500 mg pessaries; or
  • Regular ‘maintenance’ treatment to stop the thrush coming back, with weekly tablets of fluconazole 150 mg, daily itraconazole 50-100 mg tablets or weekly clotrimazole 500 mg vaginal pessaries.

How to treat a recurring yeast infection will depend on your preferences and other factors such as your age (tablets may be easier than pessaries if you’re aged over 60 years) and whether you’re pregnant (in which case pessaries will usually be advised). If you’re 12-15 years old, or it’s not clear whether your symptoms are due to recurrent vaginal thrush, your doctor may recommend a hospital specialist referral.

Most women remain clear of thrush during maintenance treatment. If you and your doctor decide maintenance treatment is best for you, this will usually last for six months.

After treatment is stopped, many women remain free of thrush, or only develop the occasional bout again. However, some women return to developing recurring yeast infections. If this happens, the treatment plan can be repeated, and maintenance treatment continued for longer.

Regardless of the treatment you and your doctor agree, it’s important to use lifestyle measures to reduce your risk of recurring yeast infections (you can find out more below). In addition, you should speak to your doctor if:

  • Your symptoms don’t get better with treatment.
  • You develop thrush whilst on maintenance treatment. This may indicate that you have a resistant strain of Candida spp. which may require an alternative treatment.
  • You become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • You develop side-effects from the medication.
  • You develop new symptoms, such as smelly discharge, ulcers or blisters, abnormal vaginal bleeding or a bloodstained discharge.
  • You feel unwell in yourself.

Can I prevent recurring yeast infections?

The yeast that causes yeast infections, called Candida spp., thrives in warm, moist, airless environments. General lifestyle changes that help prevent single episodes of vaginal thrush can also help reduce the risk of recurrent thrush.

If you have diabetes, your risk of recurring yeast infections is higher if your blood sugar is consistently high. Working with your diabetes team to bring your blood sugar under control can cut the risk of recurrent bouts of thrush.

If you experience recurring yeast infections, your doctor or nurse may also discuss your current method of contraception with you and suggest a change. There has been talk in the past about the combined oral contraceptive (COC) pill (the pill that contains both oestrogen and progesterone hormones) possibly making recurrent vaginal thrush more likely. However, the evidence around this is a little unclear.

Vaginal thrush (mateīhi) | Health Navigator NZ

Vaginal thrush (mateīhi) is a common yeast infection that affects most women at some stage. Common symptoms include pain, itching and vaginal discharge.


Key points 

  1. Vaginal thrush is caused by an overgrowth of, or an allergic reaction to, a yeast called Candida albicans.
  2. Vaginal thrush usually clears up within a week or two of treatment with antifungal medication. This is available at your pharmacy or on prescription from your doctor.
  3. For some women, vaginal thrush is more difficult to treat and tends to occur quite frequently, despite treatment. Read more about recurrent vaginal thrush.

What causes vaginal thrush?

Vaginal thrush is caused by an overgrowth of, or an allergic reaction to, a yeast called Candida albicans. It is normal to have Candida in your vagina and most of the time it does not cause any problems. However, sometimes certain factors disrupt the natural balance, causing the Candida to multiply.

What are the symptoms of vaginal thrush?

Symptoms of vaginal thrush include:

  • itching or irritation around your vagina and vulva
  • burning or stinging when weeing
  • vaginal discharge – this can be thick and white or thin and watery, without any smell
  • pain during sex.

Are some women more at risk of vaginal thrush?

Vaginal thrush can affect women and girls of all ages, but it is rare before puberty or after menopause. Your risk of getting vaginal thrush increases if you:

  • are pregnant
  • have a history of STIs
  • have recently been on a course of antibiotics or steroids
  • have diabetes and your blood sugar is not under control
  • use a type of hormonal birth control that has higher doses of oestrogen
  • have a weakened immune system, such as from chemotherapy
  • have a skin condition such as eczema or dermatitis
  • have sex when you are not fully aroused, as vaginal dryness during sex can trigger thrush
  • use vaginal deodorants, sprays, gels and wipes, perfumed bubble baths, douches or other products that change the natural acidity of your vagina.​

Can I self-diagnose vaginal thrush?

Because it’s so common and symptoms are well known, many women self-diagnose and self-treat with over-the-counter products. However, one study showed that only 33%1 of women made the correct diagnosis – the rest did not actually have vaginal thrush.

Seeing your doctor is the only way to know for sure if you have vaginal thrush. The signs and symptoms of vaginal thrush are a lot like symptoms of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and bacterial vaginosis. If left untreated, these conditions can increase your risk of getting other STIs and can lead to problems getting pregnant.

Should I see a pharmacist or my doctor about treatment for vaginal thrush?

If you’ve had vaginal thrush diagnosed in the past and you know the symptoms, you can buy antifungal treatment from a pharmacist.

See your doctor if you have symptoms of vaginal thrush and you:

  • are under 16 years or over 60 years old
  • are pregnant
  • have a history of or are concerned about sexually transmitted infections
  • have not had abnormal vaginal discharge before
  • have any of the following:
    • discoloured or strong smelling discharge
    • lower abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding that is not your period
    • vaginal thrush symptoms that have not settled despite appropriate treatment
    • vaginal thrush symptoms more than twice in 6 months
    • vaginal thrush symptoms plus other symptoms such as fever, tiredness or nausea.

What is the treatment for vaginal thrush?

Antifungal medicine is used to treat vaginal thrush. It comes in the form of vaginal creams, pessaries (tablets you insert into your vagina) or capsules that are taken by mouth (fluconazole). The choice of treatment and the dose will depend on different factors such as:

  • whether your symptoms are mild or severe
  • how often you get vaginal thrush
  • whether you are pregnant.

Symptoms should clear up within a few days of using the treatment. You may need a longer course of treatment if your vaginal thrush is difficult to treat or keeps coming back. You shouldn’t use antifungal medicine more than twice in 6 months without speaking to a pharmacist or doctor.

Read more about the treatment of vaginal thrush.

Can I have sex when I have vaginal thrush?

You can still have sex when you have vaginal thrush. However, it can be uncomfortable and you may experience a burning sensation during or after sex. Use plenty of lubricant to protect your skin.

Some vaginal creams can weaken condoms, so apply the treatments after you have had sex if you are using condoms, or use alternative forms of contraception.

Will sexual partners need treatment? 

It is possible to pass thrush to your partner during vaginal, oral or anal sex.

  • If your sexual partner is a man, the risk of infection is low. He should see a doctor if he gets an itchy red rash on his penis. Read more about thrush in men.
  • If your sexual partner is a woman, she may be at risk. She should be tested and treated if she has any symptoms.

How can vaginal thrush be prevented?

The best way to prevent vaginal thrush is to identify what triggers it. If you get recurrent vaginal thrush and are unsure what is causing it, discuss your symptoms with your doctor. They can investigate the underlying causes and suggest ways you can manage it. 

Things you can do to ease discomfort and prevent vaginal thrush returning:

  • Dry the affected area properly after washing.
  • Wear loose cotton underwear and avoid tight clothing.
  • Always wipe from the front (vagina) to the back (anus) after toileting.
  • Use only water-based lubricants.
  • Use soap substitutes such as water-based emollients.
  • Consider changing your laundry detergent.
  • Ensure your blood-sugar level is kept under control if you have diabetes.

Avoid the following: 

  • Avoid using soap to wash your genital area.
  • Avoid irritants such as deodorants, talcum powder, bubble bath solutions, deodorised panty shields or vaginal douches.
  • Avoid spermicidal condoms.
  • Avoid fabric softeners.

Learn more

Vulvovaginal candidiasis DermNet NZ, 2014
Vaginal thrush NHS Choices, UK, 2017

References

1. Vulvovaginal health in premenopausal women BPAC 2011

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Dr Jeremy Tuohy is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a special interest in Maternal and Fetal Medicine. Jeremy has been a lecturer at the University of Otago, Clinical leader of Ultrasound and Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Capital and Coast DHB, and has practiced as a private obstetrician. He is currently completing his PhD in Obstetric Medicine at the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland.

What is recurrent thrush?

In some women, vaginal thrush tends to occur quite frequently, despite treatment. If you experience 4 or more vaginal thrush infections per year, this is called recurrent vaginal thrush. About 5 to 8 in every 100 healthy women experience recurrent vaginal thrush.

Who is at risk of recurrent vaginal thrush?

Repeated vaginal thrush infections are likely in women who:

  • have diabetes and their blood-sugar level is not well controlled
  • use antibiotics often
  • are on long-term oral steroid treatment (such as prednisone) and immunosuppression (such as chemotherapy)
  • are taking oestrogen, including the combined oral contraceptives or HRT.

How is recurrent vaginal thrush treated?

  • Antifungal vaginal creams may be used for a longer course, such as 10–14 days. In some women, this may cause irritation or contact dermatitis.
  • In some women, using a vaginal antifungal cream or pessary before and after menstruation may prevent recurrent symptoms.
  • Oral antifungals such as fluconazole can be prescribed for longer courses. This requires approval by a specialist.
  • There is no evidence that the use of probiotics (such as Lactobacillus acidophilus or other probiotics) is beneficial in the treatment of vaginal thrush. There is also no evidence of harm with their use.

Read more about vaginal thrush medications

Reference

Vulvovaginal health in premenopausal women (Note: Graphic image) BPAC, NZ, 2011


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Candidiasis (thrush) – Healthily

What is thrush?

Most women experience occasional bouts of a common yeast infection known as vaginal thrush.

It causes itching, irritation and swelling of the vagina and surrounding area, sometimes with a creamy white cottage cheese-like discharge.

Vaginal thrush is fairly harmless but it can be uncomfortable and it can keep coming back, which is known as recurrent thrush.

Read more about the symptoms of vaginal thrush.

It is also possible for men to have thrush. Find about more about the symptoms of thrush in men.

When to see your doctor

It makes sense to see your doctor if you have the symptoms of vaginal thrush for the very first time.

That’s because the symptoms of vaginal thrush are sometimes similar to those of a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Your doctor will be able to tell the difference.

Your doctor can diagnose vaginal thrush and prescribe the most suitable anti-thrush medication for you.

If you’ve had diagnosed vaginal thrush before and you recognise your symptoms, you can go directly to a pharmacy to buy anti-thrush medication over the counter.

Find your local pharmacy here.

However, you should return to your doctor if your thrush doesn’t improve after treatment, or if you have frequent bouts (at least one every few months).

Read more about how vaginal thrush is diagnosed.

Why thrush happens

Thrush is a yeast infection, usually caused by a yeast-like fungus called Candida albicans.

Many women have Candida in their vagina without it causing any symptoms. Hormones in vaginal secretions and ‘friendly’ vaginal bacteria keep the fungus under control. Problems arise when the natural balance in the vagina is upset and Candida multiplies.

Vaginal thrush isn’t a sexually transmitted infection but it can sometimes be passed on during sex. So, if you have thrush it’s best to avoid having sex until you’ve completed a course of treatment and the infection has cleared up.

Read more about the causes of vaginal thrush and [how thrush can be passed on through sex].

Treating thrush

Thrush can usually be easily treated with either a tablet that you take by mouth or anti-thrush pessaries that you insert into your vagina. Anti-thrush creams are also available that you can apply to the skin around the vagina to ease any soreness and itchiness.

Anti-thrush remedies are available either on prescription from your doctor or over the counter from a pharmacy.

Treatment works well for most women and vaginal thrush usually clears up within a few days.

However, about 1 in 20 women may have recurrent thrush (four or more episodes in a year). Around 1 in 100 women may have thrush almost constantly. In these instances, longer courses of treatment, for up to six months, may be needed.

Read more about treating thrush.

Who gets vaginal thrush?

Vaginal thrush is very common. Around three-quarters of women will have a bout of thrush at some point. Up to half of these will have thrush more than once.

Thrush most commonly affects women in their twenties and thirties. It is less common in girls who have not yet started their periods and women who have been through the menopause.

While any woman can experience a bout of thrush, you’re particularly prone to it if you:

  • are pregnant
  • take antibiotics
  • have diabetes
  • have a weakened immune system

Read more about how to prevent vaginal thrush.

Thrush in pregnancy

You are more at risk of getting thrush while you’re pregnant.

There is no evidence that thrush affects your chances of getting pregnant. And, if you have thrush while you are pregnant, it won’t harm your unborn baby.

However, if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding and you have thrush, you should avoid taking oral anti-thrush treatments. Instead, use vaginal pessaries, plus an anti-thrush cream if necessary.

Read more about thrush treatments in pregnancy.

Thrush symptoms

The symptoms of vaginal thrush are usually obvious.

Typical symptoms include:

  • itching and soreness around the entrance of the vagina
  • pain during sex
  • a stinging sensation when you urinate
  • vaginal discharge, although this isn’t always present; the discharge is usually odourless and it can be thin and watery or thick and white like cottage cheese

Severe symptoms

In addition to the above symptoms, you may also have:

  • a red and swollen vagina and vulva
  • cracked skin around the entrance of your vagina
  • sores in the surrounding area – this is rare, but it may indicate the presence of another fungal condition or the herpes simplex virus (the virus that causes genital herpes)

Doctors sometimes refer to ‘uncomplicated’ or ‘complicated’ thrush depending on your symptoms and how often you get the yeast infection.

Uncomplicated thrush is mild thrush that you’ve had for the first time, or where you haven’t had it very often. Complicated thrush refers to severe thrush that keeps coming back (where you’ve had four or more episodes in a year).

When to visit your doctor

Always visit your doctor if:

  • this is the first time that you’ve had thrush
  • you’re under 16 years of age or over 60
  • you’re pregnant or may be pregnant
  • you’re breastfeeding
  • you have abnormal menstrual bleeding or a blood-stained discharge
  • you have lower abdominal pain
  • your symptoms are different from previous bouts of thrush – for example, if the discharge is a different colour or has a bad smell
  • you have vulval or vaginal sores
  • you’ve had two cases of thrush within the last six months
  • you or your partner have previously had a sexually transmitted infection (STI)
  • you’ve reacted badly to an antifungal treatment in the past, or it didn’t work
  • your symptoms don’t improve after 7-14 days

Read about how thrush is diagnosed.

Thrush causes

Vaginal thrush is a yeast infection that is usually caused by a type of fungus that lives naturally in the vagina.

Most cases of thrush (80-90%) are caused by Candida albicans. The rest are due to other types of Candida fungi.

Up to half of women have Candida living naturally in their vagina without it causing any symptoms.

It’s thought that there has to be a change in the natural balance of the vagina that leads to an explosion in the growth of Candida and causes the symptoms of thrush.

This change can be a chemical change, such as when you take antibiotics, or it can be a hormonal change, for instance, during pregnancy.

What increases your chances of thrush?

Your risk of developing thrush increases if you:

  • take antibiotics
  • are pregnant
  • have diabetes
  • have a weakened immune system
Antibiotics

Thrush happens in about a third of women who take antibiotics because antibiotics get rid of the friendly bacteria in the vagina.

Any type of antibiotic can increase your chances of developing thrush. But for you to develop the yeast infection, the Candida fungus must already be present in your vagina.

Pregnancy

If you’re pregnant, changes in the levels of female hormones, such as oestrogen, increase your chances of developing thrush and make it more likely to keep coming back.

Diabetes

Diabetes is a long-term condition that’s caused by too much glucose in the blood. It’s usually kept under control by having regular insulin injections and maintaining a [healthy, balanced diet].

If you have poorly controlled diabetes – that is, your blood glucose levels go up and down rather than staying stable, you are more likely to develop thrush.

Weakened immune system

Your risk of developing thrush is also increased if your immune system is weakened – for example, when you have an immunosuppressive condition, such as HIV or AIDS, or if you are having chemotherapy.

This is because in these circumstances your immune system, which usually fights off infection, is unable to control the spread of the Candida fungus.

Read about how thrush is diagnosed.

Thrush diagnosis

Vaginal thrush can usually be easily diagnosed.

If you visit your doctor because you think that you may have vaginal thrush they will ask you about:

  • your symptoms
  • whether you’ve had thrush before
  • whether you’ve already used any over-the-counter medications to treat thrush
  • whether you’re prone to developing thrush – for example, if you’re taking antibiotics for another condition

It is likely that you have thrush if you have the typical symptoms of vulval itching and a thick, creamy discharge. However, you may need to have further tests to be absolutely sure of the diagnosis.

Further tests

Your doctor may want to carry out some further tests if:

Some possible tests are described below.

Vaginal swab

A vaginal swab is similar to a cotton bud. It is used to take a sample of the secretion from inside your vagina so that it can be analysed in a laboratory.

The results of the analysis will show whether you have a yeast infection or whether your symptoms are being caused by an STI, such as trichomoniasis.

A vaginal swab can also establish the type of fungus that is causing your thrush.

Blood test

You may have a blood test to check whether you have a condition that increases your risk of developing thrush.

For example, your doctor may test the level of glucose in your blood if they think you might have diabetes.

If you have diabetes, you will probably have other symptoms such as an increased thirst and you may urinate more often.

pH level

Testing the pH (acid/alkaline balance) of your vagina may be recommended if the treatment for thrush hasn’t worked and it keeps returning.

To do this, a swab is taken from inside your vagina and wiped over a piece of specially treated paper. The paper will change colour depending on the pH level.

A pH level of 4-4.5 is normal. A pH above 4.5 may be a sign of a common vaginal infection called bacterial vaginosis.

Read about how thrush is treated.

Thrush treatment

For mild vaginal thrush, a short course of anti-thrush medicine may be recommended. It is usually taken for between one and three days.

If your thrush symptoms are more severe, you’ll need to take the treatment for longer.

Anti-thrush medicines are available as:

  • an anti-thrush pessary to deal with Candida in the vagina. A pessary is a specially shaped lump of medication that you insert into your vagina using an applicator, in a similar way to how a tampon is inserted
  • an anti-thrush cream to deal with Candida on the skin around the entrance to the vagina
  • anti-thrush tablets, which can be used instead of creams and pessaries; these are taken by mouth and are called oral treatments

Pessaries and oral treatments have been found to be equally effective in treating thrush. Around 80% of women are successfully treated regardless of the type of medication they use.

Deciding on the type of treatment

Many women use anti-thrush pessaries and creams to treat a straightforward bout of thrush. Pessaries and creams are recommended if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

Oral treatments are simpler and more convenient than pessaries and creams, but they can have side effects. They tend to only be used for troublesome thrush that keeps coming back.

Anti-thrush tablets

The two main types of anti-thrush tablets that are prescribed by doctors to treat vaginal thrush contain the antifungal medicines [fluconazole] or [itraconazole]&medicine=Sporanox&preparation=Sporanox%20100mg%20capsules).

Anti-thrush tablets can cause side effects including:

Anti-thrush pessaries

Pessaries that are often prescribed for thrush include the anti-fungal medicines:

  • [clotrimazole]
  • [econazole]
  • miconazole

Vaginal pessaries don’t cause as many side effects as anti-thrush tablets but they can:

  • be awkward to use
  • cause a mild burning sensation, slight redness or itching
  • leave a whiteish creamy stain on your underwear (it washes out)
  • damage latex condoms and diaphragms, so you will have to use another form of contraception while using them

You shouldn’t use vaginal pessaries too often. Read more about [why vaginal pessaries should not be used frequently].

Pharmacy anti-thrush treatments

Some tablets, creams and pessaries to treat vaginal thrush are available over the counter from your pharmacist without a prescription.

Anti-thrush pessaries and creams containing clotrimazole are widely sold from pharmacies under the brand name Canesten.

Flucanozole is also available over the counter from pharmacies as a single-dose tablet for treating thrush under the brand name Diflucan.

These treatments can be useful for treating thrush if you’ve had it before and it’s returned. However, avoid buying thrush medication direct from a pharmacy if it’s your first bout of thrush. Visit your doctor first.

Also, you shouldn’t continue to use over-the-counter thrush treatments over a long period of time without consulting your doctor.

Advice if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding

If you have thrush and you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you should always visit your doctor rather than buying anti-thrush medication over the counter from a pharmacy.

You won’t be prescribed oral treatment because it may affect your baby. An anti-thrush pessary, such as clotrimazole, econazole or miconazole will probably be prescribed to be used for at least seven days.

If you’re pregnant, take care when inserting a pessary because there’s a risk of injuring your cervix (neck of the womb). To reduce the risk, it may be better to insert the pessaries by hand instead of using the applicator.

If you have symptoms around your vulva, such as itching and soreness, you may also be prescribed an anti-thrush cream.

Complementary therapies

Some women find that complementary therapies, such as bathing the genital area with diluted tea tree oil gel or plain bio-live yoghurt helps to ease their thrush symptoms.

However, tea tree essential oil can sometimes cause skin irritation. You should not use more than one or two drops in the bath and if there is any irritation stop using the oil and wash the area with clean, warm water.

Although using yoghurt won’t do you any harm, there’s no evidence to suggest that it will relieve the symptoms of thrush or help treat it and it should not be considered a main treatment.

If you want to try using plain live yoghurt, one method is to smear it directly over the vulva to ease any soreness or irritation and then insert it directly into the vagina.

The easiest way to do this is to use a tampon with an applicator. Push the tampon back inside the applicator, add about one teaspoon of plain live yoghurt to the space and insert the tampon in the usual way. Remove the tampon an hour later.

Complications of thrush

The main complications of thrush are:

  • the treatment doesn’t work
  • the thrush keeps coming back
  • depression and sexual problems
  • penis problems in male partners

When thrush treatment fails to work

Anti-thrush medication fails to work in up to one in five cases. You can tell if the treatment hasn’t worked if your symptoms don’t clear up within 7-14 days.

There are several reasons why treatment for thrush may not work. It may be that you have a different infection, such as bacterial vaginosis, which is the most common cause of an abnormal vaginal discharge.

You should visit your doctor if your treatment doesn’t work. They may run further tests to confirm your diagnosis and offer you some alternative treatment.

When thrush keeps coming back

If you have recurrent yeast infections, your doctor may run further tests to confirm the diagnosis and rule out other conditions. They may suggest trying a longer course of anti-thrush treatment or they may give you a prescription you can use whenever the symptoms return.

Some research has suggested that a strategy known as ‘maintenance therapy’ can help reduce the reccurrence of thrush. Maintenance therapy involves taking an anti-thrush oral treatment or pessaries on a weekly or monthly basis for up to six months.

Maintenance therapy has been shown to reduce the reccurrence of thrush during treatment. It may also help to protect against thrush after treatment has stopped.

Depression and sexual problems

Depression and psychosexual problems, such as anxiety about having sex, can sometimes develop if you have recurrent thrush. Your doctor will be able to advise you about specialist treatments, such as counselling.

Male thrush

In rare cases, male partners of women who have thrush can develop a condition called candidal balanitis, which is where the head of the penis (glans) becomes inflamed.

In these cases, a course of antifungal medication will usually be recommended.

Read about how to prevent thrush.

Prevention

If you’re prone to getting thrush, there are a number of self-help techniques you can try to help prevent it coming back.

To reduce your risk of developing vaginal thrush:

  • wash your vaginal area with water and avoid using perfumed soaps, shower gels, vaginal deodorants or douches
  • avoid using latex condoms, spermicidal creams or lubricants if they irritate your genital area
  • avoid wearing tight-fitting underwear or tights
  • wear cotton underwear and loose-fitting trousers and skirts

Some women eat plain live yoghurt or take probiotic supplements to try to prevent getting vaginal thrush. However, there’s no firm evidence to suggest that this works.

How Long Does a Yeast Infection Last? a Week or More

  • A yeast infection typically lasts about a week, but more severe infections can last longer.
  • Mild yeast infections may go away on their own, but moderate to severe infections require over-the-counter antifungal creams or prescription medicine.
  • To avoid yeast infections, use antibiotics only as needed, get out of wet bathing suits and workout clothes as soon as possible, and consume sugar and alcohol in moderation.
  • Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice.

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Vaginal yeast infections are common, as more than one million women get them each year in the US. 

Yeast infections can be painful and uncomfortable, but there are treatments that can help clear up an infection after only a few days. Mild yeast infections may go away on their own, but in severe cases, it can take weeks of treatment to stop a yeast infection from coming back. 

Here’s what you need to know about how long a yeast infection lasts and how to clear it up quickly.

What is a yeast infection? 

Yeast infections are caused by a type of fungus called candida that naturally lives inside your vagina. Most of the time, candida doesn’t cause any issues, but if the balance of microbes inside your vagina gets thrown off, candida can overgrow and cause an infection.

For example, taking

antibiotics

or douching can get rid of the ‘good bacteria’ in your vagina that helps keep candida in check, leading to an infection.

Some of the most common yeast infection symptoms are:

  • Thick white or yellow discharge with no smell
  • Intense itching
  • A painful, burning feeling
  • Redness and swelling around your vulva

“Vaginal yeast infection is common but usually easily treated and preventable,” says Alyssa Dweck, MD, a gynecologist at Northern Westchester Hospital and assistant professor at New York Medical College.

How long does a yeast infection last? 

How long your yeast infection will last depends on how severe the infection is and which treatments you use. In most cases, yeast infections should clear up within a week if you get treatment.

There are several ways to treat a yeast infection, but if you have mild symptoms like low-grade itching and minor discharge, you might not need any treatment at all. “Occasionally, a yeast infection will resolve on its own since the vagina has self-cleansing mechanisms,” Dweck says. This often takes less than a week.

Bur if your yeast infection lasts more than a few days, it may be time to try an over the counter (OTC) treatment.

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Treating a yeast infection can help cut your symptoms short – over the counter treatments generally have options for 1-day, 3-day, or 7-day long treatments, Dweck says. All options give you the same dose of medication spread over a different number of days. 1-day treatments are the quickest but give a strong dose all at once, which can cause vaginal irritation for sensitive people, while 7-day treatments are milder.

If you’ve finished an over the counter treatment, your symptoms should get better within a few days. “If discomfort persists, recurs or worsens, a visit to the gyno is recommended,” Dweck advises.

You can also see a doctor to get a prescription treatment. Prescription treatment can often stop your yeast infection after a single dose, but it may take longer if your infection is severe.

If you haven’t had a yeast infection before or aren’t sure about your symptoms, it’s safest to see a doctor, as some symptoms of sexually transmitted infections can be confused with yeast infections.

How to treat a yeast infection

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How you decide to treat a yeast infection depends on how uncomfortable your symptoms are and whether standard treatments are working. Here’s how to treat mild, moderate, and severe yeast infections.

Mild yeast infections can be left alone if your symptoms like itching and discharge aren’t too bothersome – just make sure to check in with your doctor if your symptoms go on for more than a week or don’t stop with over the counter treatment.

Moderate yeast infections are more uncomfortable and the pain and itching can interfere with your daily life. Moderate infections can often be treated at home using anti-fungal creams that are inserted into your vagina.

“Many women will treat themselves with OTC meds like Monistat for presumed yeast infection when they are familiar with symptoms,” Dweck says. The medications often follow 1-day, 3-day, or 7-day timelines and if your yeast infection lasts beyond this, you may need to contact your doctor.

Severe yeast infections can cause more intense pain and itching and your vulva may swell up, turn red, or develop tears or sores. Severe infections may require a prescription anti-fungal medication like fluconazole (Diflucan) from your doctor. These medications often come as an oral tablet and can work after one or two doses, Dweck says.

If your yeast infection keeps coming back, you may need to take oral medication for weeks or even months to fully clear it up. For infections that don’t respond to treatment at all, your doctor may need to do testing to see if your infection is caused by a rarer, harder to treat type of candida.

How to prevent yeast infections

The best treatment for yeast infection is to prevent them in the first place, Dweck says. She advises that to avoid yeast infections, you should:

  • Use antibiotics only if needed.
  • Get out of wet bathing suits and workout clothes as soon as possible.
  • Consume sugar and alcohol in moderation – too much of these can promote yeast.
  • Get checked for diabetes and HIV – both can lead to yeast if untreated.

Insider’s takeaway

Yeast infections usually don’t last more than a few days if they’re very mild, or if you use over the counter treatments. Infections that last longer than a week may be a sign of something more serious that should be seen by your doctor. “If you are unsure you have yeast or you’re not improving with typical OTC treatment, get checked,” Dweck says.

90,000 Candidiasis (thrush): symptoms and treatment

Vaginal candidiasis is an infection, a fungal infection that is caused by the proliferation of yeasts of the genus Candida. This fungus is normally present in any microflora. A fungal infection often affects the body’s mucous tissues.

Symptoms of vaginal candidiasis

1. Discomfort. It is caused by a fungus that multiplies and secretes waste products. They irritate the mucous membranes, thereby causing burning and itching.
2. Allocations. Cheesy discharge occurs. They are plentiful and foul-smelling.
3. Pain during intercourse
4. Burning and pain when urinating.
5. Redness and swelling of the vulva

Causes

1. Decreased immunity.
2. Chronic infections (including HIV).
3. Sexually transmitted diseases.
4. Antibiotics with frequent use cause dysbiosis.
5.Pregnancy.
6. Diabetes mellitus.
7. Instability of hormonal levels.
8. Stress.

Candidiasis in women and children

Candidiasis can occur in women, men, and even children. In men, candidiasis affects the head and foreskin, and it is as common as among women.
The main route of spread of candidiasis is not the genital tract. It can be triggered by many factors.
Since many of the symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases are similar to those of candidiasis, it is usually diagnosed by gynecologists.An acute period can turn into a chronic one if a woman does not consult a doctor in time and is treated independently and haphazardly. It can last for years and have 4 or more flare-ups per year.
Urogenital candidiasis is more and more difficult to cure and it is difficult to restore microflora, even though antifungal agents are now in abundance. The reason for this may be the deteriorating quality of the habitat, which reduces the immunity of entire generations, as well as the abundance of preservatives, excessive antibiotic addiction and self-medication.In children, candidiasis occurs at a very early age due to the transmission of a pathogenic strain from the mother during birth, as well as a decrease in immunity, antibiotic intake, allergization, puberty, and hormonal instability. With candidiasis in children, itching and burning are stronger and more acute than in adults. And there may be no discharge, or they are colorless with a small amount of cheesy inclusions. Girls sometimes have asymptomatic candidiasis and chronic, acute, complicated, recurrent candidiasis.

Diagnostics and treatment

Before treatment, it is necessary to establish the cause of candidiasis. The doctor examines, makes an anamnesis and takes a smear. If an excessive amount of fungus is found in the smear, it is differentiated in order to determine the type and prescribe an effective treatment. Treatment of candidiasis is carried out as follows:
1. Special antifungal drugs. These are pills and creams, candles.
2. Adequate food and rest.
3. Restoration of immunity.
4. Restoration of healthy intestinal microflora.
When treating candidiasis, pregnant women need to be aware of the risk to the fetus and use any medications exclusively as prescribed by the doctor leading the pregnancy. If candidiasis is caused by HIV, then you must also use means to increase immunity.

Prevention of thrush

1. Avoid douching.
2. Avoid materials that irritate the vaginal tissue (hygiene sprays, powders, soaps, perfumes).
3. Eat yogurt with bifidobacteria or take lactobacilli.
4. Keep blood sugar levels under control.

As mentioned above, self-treatment of thrush can lead to sad consequences: a worsening of the condition or the transition of the disease into a chronic phase. If any unpleasant symptoms occur, a woman should consult a gynecologist, a man – a urologist.

Thrush (in adults) – Medical center “Liko-Med”

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October 3, 2018 90,044

What is it?

Thrush is a yeast infection in the oral cavity.It appears as white patches on the tongue and / or on the inside of the cheeks. The fungus that causes thrush, Candida albicans, begins to proliferate when the immune system is weakened. Infants, the elderly, and those with chronic illnesses are most likely to develop thrush. But it can manifest itself in any person, especially after the use of antibiotics. The thrush goes away on its own. In some cases, however, special treatment is required.

What to expect?

Candida is a common fungus.This same fungus causes vaginal yeast infections. In infants, thrush usually clears up on its own, but in adults, treatment is required. Thrush is usually not a serious problem, but it can be a sign of a different pathology. Thrush can be dangerous if you have a seriously weakened immune system. In people receiving chemotherapy or people with HIV, thrush can spread throughout the body and may require powerful antifungal drugs to treat it.

Prevalence

Thrush infects millions of people every year.

Treatment

Treatment for thrush includes:

  • teeth cleaning with 3% hydrogen peroxide solution;
  • Consuming yogurt to restore beneficial bacteria in the oral cavity after using antibiotics;
  • Antifungal mouthwash or lozenge;
  • Antifungal medicines.

Treatment is also necessary for any medical problem that increases the risk of thrush.

What can you do yourself?

If thrush develops after taking antibiotics, you should eat yogurt or acidophilus supplements. They promote the development of beneficial bacteria in the oral cavity that fight the fungus. Brushing your teeth with diluted hydrogen peroxide solution can also help treat thrush. If you have diabetes, you need to make sure your glucose is well controlled.

How is it aggravated?

Irritation of lesions, antibiotics, diseases that suppress the immune system, chemotherapy, diabetes aggravate the severity of the manifestations of the pathology.

When to see a doctor?

If you have white lesions in your mouth, especially for no obvious reason such as antibiotic use, you should see your doctor.

What to ask the doctor about?

  • Is treatment required?
  • Are there any other medical problems that caused thrush?
  • How long will the symptoms last?
  • What can be done to prevent thrush recurrence?

Making a diagnosis

When making a diagnosis, the doctor examines the affected area and asks the patient.You may also need to examine a tissue sample to make sure it is a yeast infection.

Risk factors

  • Senile or very young age.
  • Taking antibiotics.

90,000 How long does it take to cure thrush?

Women suffering from thrush often ask themselves the question, How long will it take to treat thrush ? This unpleasant disease can begin absolutely unexpectedly in every member of the fairer sex.

Thrush is a fungal inflammatory disease that manifests itself in the form of burning, itching and discharge (as a result of the vital activity of fungi).Every third woman tries to heal herself, using the experience of friends or resorting to folk remedies. To completely get rid of this disease, you urgently need to contact a good gynecologist, who will identify thrush and prescribe an emergency and correct course of treatment. If you start treatment on time, then there is a high probability that you can quickly, and most importantly, get rid of this unpleasant disease forever.

The period of treatment for thrush

Fungal disease begins to manifest itself with all its might when the immunity of women deteriorates.During such a period, microorganisms on the mucous membrane begin to multiply and manifest their pathogenic effect. If the form of the disease is mild and lasts only a few days, then a medical course of treatment for such a case can quickly and completely get rid of thrush. If thrush is “started” or treated on its own, then such candidiasis can become chronic, and will last for quite a long time. The reason for the aggressive behavior of microorganisms, in addition to a deterioration in the state of immunity, can also be uncomfortable or poor-quality underwear.Even if the treatment process is started, but the woman continues to wear underwear with the effect of “debate”, there will be no good results from the medication. In addition, a sexual partner with unprotected intercourse can also provoke thrush or infect it.

Do not think about how long to treat thrush ? After all, each person’s body reacts to microorganisms and fights against them in different ways. If the “age” of thrush is quite large, and the form is neglected, then you should not hope that it will be cured of candidiasis, it will be possible in one or two weeks.Do not hope that the disease will go away on its own, and the discharge will stop. They can only disappear for a while or decrease, however, the symptoms of thrush will not completely disappear if it is not treated effectively and in time. A neglected thrush can become acute and chronic, tormenting its mistress from year to year with stronger and more vivid symptoms.

Modern methods of treating candidiasis and consulting a gynecologist will help you get rid of this unpleasant disease once and for all.

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How long will thrush go through – Telegraph

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Elena Malysheva’s recipe will help to get rid of it, simply by taking Candidiasis or thrush is a fungal disease caused by the simplest yeast microorganisms of the genus Candida.The ailment causes burning, itching, swelling of the genitals, the appearance of white cheesy discharge from the vagina. In women, the urge to urinate becomes more frequent, a rash forms on the surface of the mucous membranes. How long thrush is treated depends on the severity and form of the pathology. For the treatment and prevention of Thrush, Candidiasis and diseases caused by Candida fungi, our readers successfully use the Elena Malysheva Method. Having carefully studied this method, we decided to offer it to your attention. For a successful fight against fungi and restoration of normal microflora, first of all, the cause of the development of thrush is eliminated.If you only treat the symptoms of thrush, then the disease will constantly recur, turn into a chronic form, and can cause complications in the form of inflammation of the vagina. Therapy should be carried out in a comprehensive manner, for this they find out the main reason that provoked the disease and eliminate it. How long is acute thrush treated for the first time? The course of treatment takes on average 7 to 14 days, provided that all the doctor’s recommendations are followed. It is necessary to take medications even after the disappearance of the external manifestations of candidiasis.Most often, a mild form of the disease is treated with vaginal suppositories with antimycotics, immunomodulators and probiotics, which populate the mucous membranes of the vagina with useful lactobacilli. There are modern drugs Fluconazole that promise to cure a woman from thrush in one day. With primary candidiasis, a single intake of an antimycotic capsule is sufficient, if the disease is recurrent, you will have to undergo a course of treatment lasting 6-12 months. The tablets are taken once a week or a month.The scheme is selected by the doctor individually for each patient. How much thrush goes through in women with diabetes mellitus depends on how long it takes to normalize the concentration of glucose in the blood. With diseases of the thyroid gland, the restoration of the level of thyroid hormones is required. The chronic form of thrush can last for several months; to eliminate the symptoms of pathology, it is necessary to undergo a long course of treatment with antimycotics, vaginal suppositories, immunomodulators.Candidiasis therapy in expectant mothers is carried out with drugs that are not absorbed into the systemic circulation and do not violate the placental barrier, therefore, cannot harm the fetus. Most often, women are prescribed vaginal suppositories Pimafucin, Livarol. The drug Terzhinan is used starting from the 2nd trimester, at an earlier date, treatment is contraindicated. For how long thrush is treated in women during pregnancy, depends on the drugs taken. On average, the course takes 3-7 days. Oral administration of antimycotics is prescribed in rare cases for emergency indications.For topical use, suppositories or vaginal tablets are prescribed. This treatment is indicated for primary infection and when there are no complications. Pimafucin treatment is carried out for 3-6 days. Every year, women undergo surgery to remove uterine fibroids. Just think about these numbers! The myoma will go away by itself and without any operations, if you drink a ml of ordinary on an empty stomach. Candles suppress the reproduction of yeast fungi, do not change the composition of the vaginal microflora, eliminate burning and itching. In addition to suppositories, local treatment of the genitals with gels and creams Pimafucin, Clotrimazole, Nystatin is prescribed.Dermal ointments have an antifungal effect, relieve discomfort. And with chronic thrush, how long does the treatment last? Recurrent candidiasis is treated with vaginal suppositories and oral pills. The advantage of such therapy is a shorter course duration, but there is a risk of developing allergic reactions, side effects from the digestive tract and liver. The doctor should prescribe pills after confirming the diagnosis, self-medication can cause the development of side effects and complications.Most drugs are contraindicated for therapy during pregnancy. How many days candidiasis will pass, the gynecologist will be able to say, taking into account the individual characteristics of the woman and the severity of the disease. Have you ever suffered from menstrual problems? Judging by the fact that you are now reading this text, problems still bother you. And you know very well what it is: Perhaps it is more correct to treat not the effect, but the cause? The interview with the chief gynecologist Leyla Adamova has finally been published, now every reader can get acquainted with it and learn how to prevent the disease.At home, douching with a solution of baking soda, potassium permanganate helps to get rid of thrush. The procedures are carried out 2 times a day for 7-10 days. This method has an antibacterial effect, helps relieve itching, burning and irritation of the genitals. Of many popular folk recipes, the introduction of tampons with honey and aloe vera juice is used. The bee product is a natural antioxidant, has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Aloe reduces swelling, irritation and redness of the mucous membranes.Tampons are used once a day for 10 days. Homemade douching with decoctions of chamomile, oak bark or knotweed also helps to get rid of thrush. Herbs have an anti-inflammatory, astringent effect, help restore normal microflora, and increase local immunity. The procedures continue for 7-10 days, even if the symptoms disappeared earlier. Treatment with folk remedies should be carried out after examination and consultation with a gynecologist, otherwise thrush may become chronic.Sometimes women mistake a sexually transmitted infection for vaginal candidiasis, this threatens the development of complications, inflammation of the vagina, uterus, and appendages. The average duration of treatment for thrush is 3-14 days. Severe forms of recurrent candidiasis require more prolonged therapy in a complex manner. It is required to take antimycotics inside and topical application of suppositories, gels or creams for 6-12 months. And a little about the secrets Have you ever tried to get rid of thrush? Judging by the fact that you are reading this article, the victory was not on your side.And of course you know not by hearsay what :. Now answer the question: Can thrush be tolerated? How much money have you already ‘poured’ on ineffective treatment? That’s right – it’s time to end it! 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The expert told how long it can last I have hair loss after suffering COVID-19 – Society

MOSCOW, July 14./ TASS /. A person who has had a coronavirus infection may experience hair loss for three to four months. The consequence of taking some drugs for coronavirus and the infection itself can also weaken the nail plates, dermatologist, trichologist Irina Kotova told TASS.

“The hair loss caused by covid, the so-called diffuse, ends on its own. It is quite pronounced, bright after the disease, but it usually lasts three months, maximum four, and then the hair slowly regenerates itself, even without treatment.It is quite difficult to prevent this, since it all depends on the severity of the disease and the initial state of the body, “she said.

The process of hair loss itself begins only a month or two after the illness, Maria Polner, an allergist-immunologist, a member of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, explained to TASS. “Hair loss and thinning nails can be a consequence of taking certain drugs for coronavirus, and the infection itself.The fact is that during illness, various metabolic disorders and stress occur, which directly affect the cells of the hair follicles. As a rule, hair loss does not begin immediately, but a month or two after the previous illness. This process cannot be influenced, but it is usually reversible and hair growth resumes over time, “she said.

In order to help your body quickly cope with the consequences of coronavirus infection, experts advise to take a course of strengthening procedures.Nevertheless, even a carefully selected care will not be able to stop the processes running in the body, Kotova explained. “If you want to restore hair and nails as quickly as possible, then it makes sense to turn to specialists and undergo strengthening procedures. For nails, these are baths, therapeutic treatments. Regarding hair, restoring, stimulating lotions, mesotherapy can help. we cannot influence, because the hair, for example, has a program in. Something has stimulated them, they fall out.With treatment, the recovery process will simply go faster. With regard to nails, it is worth avoiding aggressive procedures for some time – for example, do not cover them with varnish, give them a rest.