Almost every woman has had to deal with thrush (vaginal candidiasis). In itself, this disease is not dangerous, but its unpleasant symptoms cause a lot of problems. What medicines help with thrush?
How is thrush treated?
Often, a woman feels itching and burning in the genital area, accompanied by copious white cheesy discharge. This is vaginal candidiasis (popular name - "thrush"), caused by yeast-like fungi of the genus Candida.
There are many effective medicines that can help get rid of thrush. They are represented by several groups with undoubted advantages: antibiotics (nystatin, natamycin), triazole derivatives (fluconazole), imidazole dioxalan derivatives (livarol) and an imidazole derivative (clotrimazole).
In the acute form of thrush, topical agents are usually used - vaginal tablets, solutions, suppositories, ointments and creams. They usually contain the potent antifungal agents clotrimazole, miconazole, levorin, nystatin and natamycin. Their plus is a minimum of side effects, and the therapeutic effect occurs immediately, thanks to this, the patient gets rid of unpleasant symptoms in a short time.
The disadvantage of such antifungal therapy is that it is effective only in milder forms of the disease. The most popular topical preparations are candles "Polygynax", "Klion-D" and "Terzhinan", which have antimicrobial and antifungal effects.
A long-lasting infection with endless relapses should be treated more radically - with tablet forms of general action drugs. Antifungal drugs of the new generation quickly and effectively act on the site of infection. Currently, the most popular drugs are "Fluconazole" and "Intraconazole". Sometimes they have to be taken for several months in a row if chronic thrush is accompanied by frequent exacerbations.
What means are used in an "interesting position"
Treatment of thrush during pregnancy is usually started only after the diagnosis has been clarified, because there are many diseases with similar symptoms. The safest today are "Nystatin", "Zalain", "Pimafucin", which can be used in the form of suppositories or other means for topical application. When prescribing medications for thrush during pregnancy, the doctor chooses drugs that act as safely as possible for a woman and her unborn child.