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Why Over The Counter Anti Fungal Yeast Infection Cures Stop Working

Mar 13, 2008
Anti Fungal Yeast Infection cures that no longer have any affect on vaginal yeast infections are becoming a problem for more women all the time. This is mainly due to the ease in which these creams can now be purchased without the need of any guidance from a doctor or health practitioner. With the necessary need of this expert help these creams have caused just as much damage to some women as they have cured others.

75% of women will suffer from at least one vaginal yeast infection, and this is the reason why these anti fungal treatments were moved from prescription only to an easy-to-get over the counter treatment. The problem with this is women now purchase these treatments when they're not suffering from a yeast infection. As soon as they get an itch in their genital area they just assume it's yeast related, and go straight out and buy an OTC yeast infection treatment.

When these women do eventually get a yeast infection the Candida yeast that is infecting them has already been exposed to the treatment so it will have built up resistance. The Candida Albicans yeast will gradually mutate every time it is exposed to an OTC cream whether you have an infection or not. The Candida yeast lives naturally in everyone's vagina, and using anti fungal cream when it's not needed will cause the yeast to mutate into an aggressive fungus, and then it will become resistant.

Another reason yeast becomes resistant is many women don't use the cream properly. They will use the cream, and as soon as their symptoms disappear they stop using the treatment. The symptoms will go days before the infection has been successfully treated which means fungus is still present in the vagina even thought the symptoms have long gone. What happens then is the yeast that hasn't been killed easily becomes resistant to the treatment, and the next lot of cream just makes the yeast mutate into an even stronger fungus that the cream has no effect on.

Another reason why an OTC anti fungal yeast cream will have no effect is the symptoms in your vagina are only one part of your yeast infection. This means that the cream is only treating one symptom of your infection, and it isn't treating the cause of the infection. 5% of women suffer from recurrent yeast infections because they don't know the cause of their infection. Until the cause is discovered no cure will ever work.

Holistic and natural yeast infection cures are becoming more popular because they treat the whole body rather than just one symptom. Yeast infections can be very difficult to treat just because of the nature of fungus. When more women realize how fungus spreads in and on their body it will cut down the rate of recurrent vaginal yeast infections which are something that is on the increase.
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If your anti fungal OTC yeast infection cream no longer works, and you're suffering from recurrent yeast infections visit Cure Your Yeast Infection Naturally for more help.
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