Candidiasis is the result of an altered vaginal pH or an imbalance of the acidic and basic elements of the vagina. There are no external bacteria that enter the body to cause a problem; rather, the infection occurs simply due to the overgrowth of yeast that is commonly found in localized areas such as the mouth, digestive tract, and most commonly the genitals. Treatment for yeast infection includes conventional over-the-counter or prescription medications, such as oral medications, topical creams, antifungal medications, or probiotics.
Generally, treating yeast infections can be done by using one of four different types of methods or products. These are: Natural treatments, Anti-fungal creams, Anti-fungal suppositories and Anti-fungal pills. For starters, a natural approach would include herbal and homeopathic treatments to treat underlying symptoms and also help maintain overall health and well-being. Herbal and homeopathic remedies are undoubtedly safe and effective. In addition to those already mentioned, corresponding alternative therapies, including immunotherapy, acupuncture, or increased vitamin intake, also alleviate the symptoms of yeast overgrowth.
Antifungal creams, on the other hand, include antifungal or antifungal medications. Examples of topical medications of this type are: Clotrimazole, which is available as an over-the-counter substance in various dosage forms. Nitastine, another antifungal drug, has minimal absorption and may also be in oral form. Lastly, ketoconazole, an antifungal drug for immunosuppressed patients, makes it safe for them to treat candidiasis. Antifungal suppositories that are inserted into the vagina have fewer side effects than antifungal pills that are taken by mouth. This is because the body does not absorb vaginal medicine and it only affects the genital area. Antifungal pills taken by mouth affect the entire body and are subject to side effects.
Examples of antifungal suppositories include tea tree oil suppository combined with coconut oil (coconut oil turns solid when frozen). The combination of coconut and tea tree oil wrapped in plastic is stored in the freezer until ready to use. A tampon soaked in water and a tea tree oil solution is also a suppository only that is homemade and some dilutions need to be made. It is recommended to apply these suppositories for at least an hour to take advantage of their effectiveness. Probiotics are known to inhibit fungal growth. The tampon soaked in unsweetened yogurt produces the same effect. Boric acid is also known to treat fungal infections due to its mild antiseptic and antifungal properties. It can be reapplied to a tampon and inserted into the vagina for about an hour or so.
Garlic is also known to have antifungal properties and can be effortlessly converted into a suppository. The paste can be made with garlic cloves, in the form of a suppository. Given all the information, you should always consult with your doctor before trying any type of treatment to prevent the infection from getting worse. What works for someone may not work for someone else. Sufficient attention must be paid to a large number of factors, including the medical condition of the patient and the severity of the case.