Curing Candida: An Introduction
Treatment for a Candida
infection involves taking antifungal medicines, such as:
The medicines are taken by mouth, applied directly to the affected area, or used vaginally.
Although these medicines usually lead to a Candida
cure (80 percent to 90 percent success rate), infections that do not respond to Candida
treatment are becoming more common, especially in HIV
-infected women receiving long-term antifungal therapy.
The Forms of a Candida Cure
- Antifungal creams to be applied directly to the area
- Tablets to be taken orally
- Suppositories for use in the vagina.
Because bacterial vaginosis
, and Candida yeast infections
are difficult to tell apart on the basis of symptoms alone, a woman with possible Candida
symptoms should see her healthcare provider for an accurate diagnosis before using these products.
Three-day and seven-day yeast infection treatment
may be effective as a Candida
cure. Women who have chronic or recurring yeast infections may need to have yeast infection treatment with vaginal creams or oral medicines for long periods of time.
HIV-infected women may have severe yeast infections that often do not respond to yeast infection treatment.