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Treatments for Candidiasis

Treatments for Candidiasis:

The most effective treatment plan for candidiasis uses a multifaceted approach. The first step in treatment is prevention. Prevention measures include maintaining good oral and peri-anal hygiene and using antibiotics only when truly needed. This can help minimize candidiasis that is due to an overgrowth of yeast resulting from antibiotic use.

To prevent transmission of candidiasis to a newborn infant, pregnant women should consult with their licensed health care provider if they have symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection, such as vaginal itching, burning with urination, and a cheesy white discharge. Nursing women who have nipple discharge or pain should also notify their provider so they can be examined for candidiasis of the nipples, which could be transmitted to the mouth of a nursing infant.

In many cases oral candidiasis (oral thrush) in infants can disappear within two weeks and may need no treatment other than watching the progress of the mouth lesions. Because oral thrush maybe painful in the mouth and affect feedings, the paediatrician should still be notified if symptoms appear in an infant.

A treatment plan may also include medications, including prescription topical or oral antifungal medications, such as fluconazole.

Treatment of candidiasis also includes diagnosing any underlying diseases that may increase the risk for the infection. These include HIV/AIDS and diabetes. Treating the high blood sugar levels of diabetes may resolve a current infection and is key to minimizing the risk of developing recurrent infections of candidiasis.

Therapy may also include eating yogurt or taking acidophilus supplements, which can help to correct the abnormal balance of microorganisms in the mouth and digestive tract, which leads to candidiasis. Using antiseptic mouth washes may also be recommended for oral thrush.

Treatment List for Candidiasis

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Candidiasis includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Alternative Treatments for Candidiasis

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Candidiasis may include:

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Drugs and Medications used to treat Candidiasis:

Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any prescription drug, OTC drug, medication, treatment or change in treatment plans.

Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Candidiasis include:

Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Candidiasis:

Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Candidiasis include:

  • Flucytosine
  • 5-Fluorocytosine
  • 5-FC
  • Ancobon
  • Ancotil
  • Novo-triphyl
  • Amphotericin B Cholesteryl Sulfate complex
  • Amphotec

Latest treatments for Candidiasis:

The following are some of the latest treatments for Candidiasis:

Hospital statistics for Candidiasis:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Candidiasis:

  • 0.021% (2,699) of hospital consultant episodes were for candidiasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultant episodes for candidiasis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45% of hospital consultant episodes for candidiasis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 55% of hospital consultant episodes for candidiasis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Hospitals & Medical Clinics: Candidiasis

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Discussion of treatments for Candidiasis:

Scientists and clinicians are concerned that the increasing use of antifungal drugs will lead to drug-resistant fungi. In fact, recent studies have documented resistance of Candida species to fluconazole, a drug used widely to treat patients with systemic fungal diseases. (Source: excerpt from Antimicrobial Resistance, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

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