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The Candida treatment most commonly prescribed is an antifungal medication. Medications such as butoconazole, miconazole, clotrimazole, or tioconazole can all be used to treat the condition. These cures for Candida can be applied directly to the affected area as an ointment, taken orally as a pill, or used as a suppository in the vagina.
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.
Women can buy medications for yeast infections in many forms, including:
- Antifungal creams to be applied directly to the area
- Tablets to be taken orally
- Suppositories for use in the vagina.
Because bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, 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.