Traditional yeast infection treatment has a pretty specific and rather rigid treatment protocol. Last week we discussed some home remedies for a yeast infection. They're safer and usually effective, but there's no doubt that they take longer than more traditional methods. So if you just can't wait, here are some ideas for 'ya.
Most of the times, a yeast infection treatment can be done at home using over-the-counter medicines. Unless your immunological system is seriously weakened or there are other co-existent health conditions, a typical yeast infection treatment should not take more than seven days.
The most common medicines used for a yeast infection treatment are: Miconazole, Tioconazole, Butoconazole (those three are for vaginal yeast infection only), Nystatin (oral yeast infections only) and Clotrimazole (for vaginal and skin candidiasis). If used according to the instructions on their leaflets, they should eliminate yeast infection within seven days. If the treatment takes longer, you have to contact your physician.
In addition to taking medicines, a yeast infection treatment should include the following:
a) in case of thrush, it is an imperative to keep an excellent mouth hygiene; if a child is treated, make sure to sterilize any objects he or she puts in the mouth to prevent re-infections;
b) in case of the skin yeast infection, the treatment should be preceded by eliminating the yeast-growth stimuli, namely excess warming and moisturizing the skin; if the main reason for candidiasis is using diapers, make sure to change them more often and clean the area covered by them thoroughly.
If the yeast infection treatment takes over a week or if you are a breastfeeding mother, make sure to contact your physician. Either your immunological system is malfunctioning or the condition you are treating is not a yeast infection at all! According to the recent researches, more than a half self-diagnosed vaginal yeast infections are not candidiasis, but other health conditions requiring different treatments.