Video: ❶ Candidiasis: Signs, Treatment, Prevention
Candidiasis, or thrush, is a common disease that fungi of the genus Candida contribute to. Despite the fact that they live in the human body constantly, under the influence of some factors, fungi begin to multiply, which leads to the occurrence of candidiasis. Knowing its signs, treatment and prevention are important aspects of fighting the disease. Location: Location: Candidiasis affects the outer covers and internal organs. Fungi of the genus Candida live on the skin, mouth, vagina and rectum, but their number does not threaten health. As soon as the fungus begins to multiply uncontrollably, we can talk about the development of thrush.
Signs of thrush in women and men differ. The weak half of humanity can recognize candidiasis by the following symptoms: curdled vaginal discharge, itching, burning and irritation of the external genital organs, pain during sexual intercourse. Candidiasis in men is manifested by itching, redness of the glans penis, edema, white bloom on it.
Several factors can provoke the growth of fungi. This is taking antibiotics, synthetic underwear that is too tight to the body, diabetes mellitus, and pregnancy in women. In addition to unpleasant sensations, thrush does not do any harm (except in cases of pregnancy, when the disease can be transmitted to the baby). However, if symptoms are found, you should immediately consult a doctor for treatment.
Candidiasis can be treated with a variety of drugs, individually selected by your doctor. However, there is a general scheme that all specialists adhere to. A combination of topical preparations and those taken by mouth is effective. Local include various suppositories, ointments, vaginal tablets, taken orally - tablets, capsules, pills. The international names of some drugs that are effective in the treatment of thrush are as follows: clotrimazole, isoconazole, miconazole, natamycin.
The course of treatment lasts from three to seven days. With a constant relapse, the patient is forced to take medications on a monthly basis. The above drugs are often prescribed and those aimed at strengthening the immune system, restoring normal microflora.
In order to prevent candidiasis, it is necessary to use antibiotics in conjunction with drugs that restore the balance of intestinal microflora, monitor immunity and take breaks in taking hormonal drugs. Try to avoid stress, rest, and not overwork.