Today in medicine there are many medicines for the treatment of thrush, but the problem still remains very urgent. First of all, this is due to the frivolous attitude of patients to this disease and illiterate self-medication based on drugs that are widely advertised on the TV screen.
Thrush (candidiasis) is an infection caused by microscopic yeast-like fungi of the genus Candida albicans. The fungus can multiply on the mucous membranes of the oral cavity, in the urinary tract, intestines, and also in the vagina, while causing severe discomfort. The most common type of thrush in the female is candidiasis of the vaginal mucosa. Treatment of thrush should be carried out comprehensively and necessarily under the guidance of a gynecologist. Medicines for the treatment of candidiasis are divided into two forms - internal and local. Topically used cream, suppositories and vaginal tablets. They need to be introduced deeply enough, once or twice a day. After the drug has been introduced, it is worth lying down for about 30 minutes so that the drug can be absorbed into the mucous membrane. It is convenient to do this procedure at night. The duration of treatment depends on the individual of the patient, but, as a rule, takes no more than two weeks. The most popular drugs in this group are: caprylic acid (Candinorm), Cyclopirox (Dafnedzhin). You can use clotrimazole, miconazole, nystatin, natamycin. Inside, capsules and tablets are used. Usually, they are prescribed for women when the disease is already advanced. Medicines for oral thrush are also prescribed for men. Additional treatment for thrush can be called fortifying drugs, prebiotics, means to raise immunity. To cure thrush, it is recommended to use prebiotics, which contain lactulose. For example, lactusan, normaze, duphalac, etc. In the treatment of candidiasis, decoctions of herbal remedies are also used as douching. Use crushed blackthorn roots, flowers and leaves of St. John's wort, pine buds, as well as juniper fruits, calendula inflorescences, sage leaves, oak bark, etc. When treating vaginal thrush, it is necessary to take into account that, as a rule, the sexual partner should also be treated, because there is a possibility of re-infection with thrush fungus.