Treatment for Candida

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.

  1. 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

    • 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.

    Considerations

    • 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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