MoonDragon's Womens Health Information
(Vaginal Yeast Infection; Vaginitis, Monilial)
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CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT
Diagnostic tests may include laboratory blood studies, examination of vagina, Pap smear and culture of the vaginal discharge. Drug therapy will be directed to the specific organism. Treatment for your sexual partner may be recommended. It is best not to do self-treatment for the disorder until the specific cause is determined.Do not douche unless prescribed for you. If urinating causes burning, urinate while bathing or urinate through a toilet paper roll or plastic cup with the bottom cut out or pour a cup or small pitcher of warm water over the genital area while urinating. This dilutes the flow of urine and prevents urine from stinging inflamed skin.
Antifungal drugs may be prescribed, either in oral form (rare) or in vaginal creams or suppositories (usually). Keep creams or suppositories in the refrigerator. Some types of medications may include nystatis (sold under the brand names Mycolog, Mycotatin, Mytex, Nilstat, and Nystex), ketoconazole (Nizoral), and amphotericin (Fungizone). After treatment, you may keep a refill of the medication so you can begin treatment quickly if the infection recurs. Follow the directions carefully. Non-prescription treatments (Gyne-Lotrimin, Mycelex, etc.) are effective. If you are pregnant, be sure to consult with your midwife before beginning any drug therapy.
Unfortunately, the use of these agents, especially if chronic or repeated, can lead to the development of stronger strains of yeast that are drug resistant. Higher doses are then required, which in turn further weaken the immune system. Many health care providers no longer use nystatin or antibiotics because they weaken the immune system and can damage certain organs. Others prescribe them for short-term treatment only.
Do not use corticosteroids or oral contraceptives until your condition improves. Oral contraceptives can upset the balance of microorganisms in the body, leading to proliferation of C. albicans.
ACTIVITY RECOMMENDATIONS & RESTRICTIONS
Avoid overexertion, heat and excessive sweating. Shower or bathe frequently, keeping the skin clean and throughly dry. Avoid irritating soaps. Use mild unscented soap instead. Delay sexual relations until symptoms cease.
NOTIFY YOUR MIDWIFE OR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
You or a family member has symptoms of vaginitis.
Despite treatment, symptoms worsen or persist longer than 1 week. After treatment, symptoms recur. Unusual vaginal bleeding or swelling develops. If you have chronic and/or unusually persistent candida infections, consult with your health care provider. This may be a sign of underlying illness such as diabetes or immune system dysfunction, which makes for an environment more conducive to the growth of yeast.
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