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    Cures for Candida of the Vagina

    Candida is a common problem where an imbalance forms between the different bacteria in the intestine causing an overgrowth of what is typically known as "yeast". Most people will experience at least one overgrowth at some point in their life. Yeast infections are sometimes overlooked by medical doctors unless expressing itself in an identifiable way such as Candida of the vagina.
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    Symptoms

    Typical symptoms of Candida of the vagina include soreness and itching in the vaginal area, pain during intercourse and an offensive odor. Symptoms typically vary from patient to patient, so it is best to consult a healthcare provider to confirm an infection before beginning treatment.

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    Prescriptions

    In most cases, a healthcare provider can prescribe an anti-fungal medication. These medications enter the bloodstream and efficiently kill any yeast overgrowth. Doctors may also prescribe a vaginal ointment, which can be applied to reduce pain, swelling, and itching. Typical medications prescribed include Diflucan and itraconazole. A single dose of these medications is typically as effective as the over the counter creams. According the Merck Medical Manual, oral treatments may need to be repeated if the problem reoccurs. If pregnant, doctors are hesitant in prescribing oral medications, as there is little research available as to the safety of anti-fungal medications on fetuses.

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    Over the Counter


    If one's preference is to avoid prescription drugs, there are many effective over-the-counter creams available. Please consult a pharmacist when selecting a cream, as different products have different potencies. Typical over-the-counter anti-fungal creams include Butoconazole, clotrimazole, and tioconazole. Over-the-counter creams typically contain an anti-fungal as well as an anti-inflammatory to relieve the itchiness commonly associated with Candida of the vagina.

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    Natural

    For those who would rather utilize home remedies, there are many effective treatments available in the kitchen cupboard and refrigerator. A typical recommended natural regimen will include acidophilus, which can be taken orally or inserted vaginally; garlic, which is a known natural anti-fungal and can be taken orally; yogurt, which is most effective when applied to a tampon and inserted vaginally, and tea tree oil, which can be deluded and applied vaginally if the skin is not severely irritated. Comfrey-Calendula creams, such as Blissful Babies Soothing Cream, are also effective for reducing swelling and healing irritation. For an added potency, mix in the contents of two acidophilus capsules to 1 tablespoon of Soothing Cream and apply vaginally.

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    Prevention

    According to OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner and co-founder of Women to Women, Marcelle Pick, the best means of prevention is avoiding foods that cause an bacterial imbalance. Processed foods such as white sugar, white flour and instant foods with artificial flavors and sweeteners weaken the immune system and cause it to have difficulty balancing internal bacteria. To give the immune system a boost, avoid foods with large amounts of sugar, white flour and pre-made dishes. Add to this diet some acidophilus and vitamins B and C and yeast will not have the chance to overpopulate.
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    informative post. keep it up
    will be useful for many women

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    yeast infections are common and very troublesome

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