Vaginal yeast infections and other causes of vaginitis, including candidiasis can be recurring, cause pain and inflammation of the female organs. Some infections in the vagina caused by candida can be symptomless.
Recurrent yeast infections should be addressed to a doctor. Special tests may be needed to understand the reason and find the proper treatment.
It is essential for a woman to complete the entire recommended treatment to cure a yeast infection.
Vaginal infections caused by types of Candida are treated with standard anti-fungal medications. Usually the anti-fungal cream into vagina and pills for oral intake are usually used.
As most women experience vaginal yeast infections and some of women continue having them again and again, the medications for oral use are common therapies which help treat and prevent the infection.
Diflucan medication is an anti-fungal drug can reduce the frequency of infections, effectively treat Candida vaginal infections in women.
It is the first safe and highly effective preventive therapy for women with recurrent vaginal yeast infections, defined as those occurring four or more times a year.
Women take initially 150 mg of Diflucan for the treatment of infection. Then if necessary the dose can be repeated every 72 hours up to three tablets. The regimens adjusted by doctors can be different and depend on individual needs of a patient.
Preventative treatment with Diflucan can help women get rid of recurrences of the infection.
For a vaginal yeast infection that recurs within 2 months of treatment, or four times in 1 year it is necessary to consult a doctor. The treatment with Difllucan can be very effective during the period of 6 months or longer to decrease the frequency of infection.
The use of Diflucan should be discussed especially if a woman is pregnant. Vaginal yeast infections are common during pregnancy because women become more sensitive to increased levels of estrogen. The use of any medicine for vaginal yeast infection by a pregnant woman is not recommended. First a woman should visit a doctor for proper diagnosis and adjustment of the correct and safe treatment.
Vaginal medicines are preferred during pregnancy, but in some cases the use of oral drugs is also suggested.
To prevent vaginal yeast infection a woman can follow simple ways to improve general health and avoid manifestations of yeast infection.
Balanced diet containing fruit, vegetables, whole grains, fish, milk products will help prevent yeast infections.
Women with diabetes should control the level of blood sugar.
Use of antibiotics often provokes development of yeast infections in women. It is advised to take antibiotics only for bacterial infections and under control of a doctor.
Genital hygiene is one of the best methods to prevent yeast infections. Avoiding extra warmth and moisture, keeping genital area dry and clean prevents developing and spreading of yeast.