Treatment for Candida

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Candida is a form of yeast, which occurs naturally on the skin and mucous membranes of the human body. While it is normally harmless, candida causes a fungal infection when it overgrows. A number of treatments are available for candida infections.

Oral Drugs

  • Treatments for candida include the oral administration of pharmaceutical drugs, such as amphotericin B and Diflucan (fluconazole).

Topical Creams

  • Topical anti-fungal creams may also be prescribed to treat candida. These include Nystatin, Vagistat Vaginal, Gyne-Lotrimin, Monistat-Derm, Femizole-7 and Monistat Vaginal.


  • Probiotics are another treatment option for treating candida. They work by inhibiting the growth of candida and helping to restore the microbial balance.

Herbal Remedies

  • Herbal remedies have long been used as treatments for candida. They are formulated from anti-fungal herbs, such as gentian violet, garlic and tea tree oil.


  • Drug resistance by candida to anti-fungal medications is a growing concern that is posing a growing risk to public health (see Resources section below).


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