Yeast, being a fungus, needs to be treated by yeast infection medication that usually consists of anti-fungal medication. There are also many vaginal creams that can be purchased over the counter and often times there is also oral medication prescribed by health care providers when the condition is deemed as being serious and severe and does not seem to be responding to cream treatment.
It may be mentioned that merely treating the irritation as well as itching that comes along with yeast infection is not enough to cure the infection and yeast infection medication such as oral medication or vaginal creams may be necessary.
There are also non-prescription yeast infection medications that are available over the counter but one should make sure that one has yeast infection before using such medications.
There are very many different kinds of anti-fungal medicines that are prescribed to treat yeast infection such as Candidiasis and these include Ampohotericin B, fluconazole, nystatin and ketoconazole.
However, they have unwanted side effects associated with them but are nevertheless useful when severe Candidiasis occurs or when there is no other alternative treatment available. A good yeast infection medication is Candidate which is used to treat Candidiasis as well as systemic yeast infections.
Candidate is useful for eliminating excessive Candida overgrowth that may be found in the digestive tract and also prevents recurring thrush. It will help the patient to recover and regain lost energy that may have been caused by Candida overgrowth and will also relieve disorders in the digestive system such as indigestion and gas and heartburn.
If the patient uses the yeast infection medication called Candidate he or she will get immediate relief and it will also improve the intestinal health and at the same time eliminate toxins from the body. This, in spite of the fact that Candida is very persistent and may take a lot of time (that may last for months) to bring back the system to normality.
The yeast infection medication may be inserted directly into the vagina in the form of tablets, creams, ointments or suppositories. Some of the different yeast infection medications include butoconazole, clotrimazole, miconazole, nystatin, tioconazole as well as terconazole.
Even though many yeast infection medications are used to treat vaginal yeast infection there are many medications that do not need a prescription but care should be taken to use such medications only for repeat treatment and not for first instances of yeast infection.
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