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MoonDragon's Womens Health Information
CANDIDIASIS
CANDIDA ALBICANS
VAGINITIS, CANDIDAL

(Vaginal Yeast Infection; Vaginitis, Monilial)
Thrush
Systemic Candidiasis
Candida Septicemia


For Informational Use Only.
For more detailed information, contact your health care provider
about options that may be available for your specific situation.





  • Conventional Medical Treatment
  • Medication
  • Activity Recommendations & Restrictions
  • Notify Your Health Care Provider
  • Candida Description Overview (Page 1)
  • Candida Holistic, Herbal & Nutritional Management (Page 3)
  • Recommended Products




  • 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.





  • MEDICATION

    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.






  • CANDIDA: PAGE 1 - DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW

  • Candidiasis Description Recommendations
  • Pregnancy & Candida: How To Cope
  • Frequent Signs & Symptoms
  • Types of Candidiasis
  • Causes
  • Risk Factors
  • Preventive Measures
  • Expected Outcome
  • Potential Complications
  • Recommended Products


  • CANDIDA: PAGE 2 - CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL MANAGEMENT

  • Conventional Medical Treatment
  • Medication
  • Activity Recommendations & Restrictions
  • Notify Your Health Care Provider
  • Holistic & Nutritional Recommendations & Home Therapies
  • Recommended Products


  • CANDIDA: PAGE 3 - HOLISTIC, HERBAL & NUTRITIONAL MANAGEMENT

  • Holistic Herbal Recommendations
  • Nutritional Recommendations & Home Therapies
  • Lifestyle & Personal Care Recommendations
  • Homeopathic Therapy
  • Supplement Recommendations
  • Notify Your Health Care Provider
  • Recommended Products





  • QUALITY PRODUCTS & SUPPLEMENTS



    YEAST/ CANDIDA / THRUSH SUPPLEMENTAL PRODUCTS


    Information on yeast infection and candidasis, conditions caused by an increase in the yeast-like fungus that normally lives in healthy balance in the body.

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