Yeast infection bothers women and men, and the causes are often associated with impaired microflora, common in the urogenital area. Successful treatment of thrush at home is possible only if development of conditionally pathogenic yeast-like fungi Candida is limited. Candida infection alters the vaginal environment, making it favorable for yeast growth. Unpleasant, annoying symptoms of thrush appear, but it is relatively easy to cope with them at home.
How to Independently Treat Thrush – General Recommendations?
The main causative agent of the disease, Candida albicans, is conditionally pathogenic microbes. This is the name given to bacteria and fungi, which are always present in small quantities in the composition of microflora and do not harm the human body until conditions change. Thrush is an uncontrolled development of a yeast infection. The reason is a change in hormonal balance, impaired pH of the skin and mucous membranes, a decrease in the number of beneficial bacteria after antibiotic therapy.
The typical symptoms of thrush, which are directed against self-treatment at home, are itching and white cheesy discharge in the area of the genital organs. Almost always these signs are aggravated during sexual intercourse and urination. The disease is accompanied by burning, redness and swelling of the mucous membranes. Symptoms of candidal infection in men usually do not appear as bright as women, but treatment of thrush is also required for the stronger sex. In addition to carrying a fungal infection, complications of the entire urogenital tract are possible.
Treatment of thrush at home achieves the greatest effect when using different groups of medicines.
Medicines for the treatment of fungal diseases belong to several categories of drugs:
- Imidazoles – isoconazole, miconazole, clotrimazole, bifonazole, econazole, oxiconazole, ketoconazole.
- Antifungal antibiotics – levorin and nystatin.
- Triazoles – fluconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole.
- Allylamines – terbinafine, naftifine.
- Funds from other groups of medicinal substances.
For the external treatment of thrush used ointments and other dosage forms, which may include one or two active ingredients. Mono-agents not intended for oral administration are used most often in milder forms of candidiasis. Inside medication is taken as part of the systemic treatment of mycoses. You can relieve itching because of thrush with a variety of herbal infusions and anti-inflammatory drugs.
The intensity of the symptoms of thrush, the duration of self-treatment depends on many conditions. The presence of sexually transmitted infections (STDs) adversely affects the success of therapy. Whatever manifestations of candidiasis, in the first place should be improved immunity.
How to Treat Thrush at Home in Women?
Antifungal drug popular in recent years is Pimafucin. This tool is intended for the treatment of mycoses, is available in the form of tablets, vaginal capsules, ointments. Manufacturers recommend using candles once a day at bedtime. The duration of the course of therapy is about 5-7 days.Vaginal suppositories “Levorin” – a powerful antifungal agent that helps with chronic thrush. Apply this drug for 5-10 days.
The combined drug Polygynax contains the antifungal antibiotic nystatin and other active ingredients. Form release – vaginal capsules. Prescribe the drug for thrush a number of other infections of the genital sphere in women. Use capsules once a day for 10–12 days.
Terzhinan – vaginal capsules for the treatment of thrush and mixed infections. In the composition of the drug: antimycotic agent; two antibiotics – one of a broad spectrum of exposure, the other – antifungal; glucocorticoid (hormonal component). The drug has antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiallergic activity.
The gynecologist prescribes antifungal agent for the woman, based on the results of the examination, the anatomical features and the age of the patient. Self-Treatment Is not Welcome.
The preparations “Flucostat” and “Diflucan” contain the same antimycotic compound – fluconazole. Available in the form of a solution for injection and capsules intended for ingestion. The second tool can be used for the treatment of mycosis of both women and men. Manufacturers report in the instructions that the course of treatment of thrush is a single dose of 50 mg of fluconazole for vaginal candidiasis and balanoposthitis. Then it is recommended to prevent relapses, for which take 150 mg 1 time per month for a year.
Prolonged use of antifungal agents and antibiotics equally violates the natural vaginal microflora. Traditional medicine recommends dosing with a weak solution of drinking soda, infusions of yarrow, chamomile, eucalyptus, oak bark, lavender, sage, raspberry leaves before bedtime.
How to Treat Thrush at Home in Men?
The male variant of candidiasis affects the glans penis. Among the symptoms marked itching, smelling bad cheesy plaque, pain. There may be red spots on the tip of the penis. In general, the symptoms resemble some STDs, so a man is better to seek the advice of a specialist.
If the disease has appeared for the first time, it is allowed to treat thrush at home with the help of over-the-counter drugs. The pharmacy can be called the active substance fluconazole, and an experienced pharmacist will list the trade names of the medicines that contain this drug. Already mentioned above inexpensive antifungal drugs “Flucostat” and “Diflucan.”
Ointment or cream with imidazole derivatives treat thrush in the groin of men. What kind of active substance – miconazole, clotrimazole, ketoconazole – is part of a specific drug for external therapy manufacturers indicate on the packaging under the trade name. Often the names are the same. A side effect of topical imidazoles is a slight burning sensation when applied.
The drug causes destruction of the cell wall of the fungi. There are toxins that can develop allergic reactions. Then the itching and burning increase, there are signs of severe irritation. In such cases, combined drugs containing glucocorticoid substances that reduce the manifestations of the inflammatory process will help.