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Yeast Infection Medication Can Worsen Your Medical Condition

May 1, 2008
Recent statistics show that Candida yeast infection impacts 75% - 80% of the entire population of developed nations. While hundreds of millions of dollars are poured into yeast infection medication purchases every year, questions still have to be answered on the real results and also the menaces involved in taking such treatment for Candida infection. Yeast infection medications are increasingly demanded by patients who expect these products from drug manufacturers and providers. This is because yeast infection is continually on the increase amongst the peoples of developed nations.

Candidiasis, meaning yeast infection, comes from candida fungi. In healthy people, yeast microbes are restrained by beneficial organisms called probiotics. Thus Candida does not grow excessively or have the opportunity to do any damage. However, when Candida begins excessive multiplication, the external symptoms appear. It is Candida albicans that engenders approx. four out of five of all yeast infections, the other one out of five coming from Candida glabrata, Candida tropicalis and other types of fungi. Notwithstanding, yeast microbes are normally to be found in the human body, including that of healthy individuals. They are resident in the warm moist oral, intestinal and genital environments.

Symptoms of yeast infection can be painful and distressing and for recurring candidiasis, it is a strong indication of a significant lack of inner equilibrium or a degraded autoimmune system. Candidiasis can affect different areas of the body. Examples of the most common subspecies are Candida male infection, diaper rash, thrush in the mouth, and others. According to the precise type of infection concerned, symptoms of yeast infection may vary. For example, yeast infection in women is often produced with genital itching accompanied by a thick, white discharge with no odor.

As creams acting against fungi, and also suppositories and tablets, yeast infection medicaments have been available to patients since 1990.

In the generic yeast infection medication list, there are Butoconazole, Terazol, Nizoral, Diflucan Gyne-Lotrimin, Clotrimazole (Mycelex-7), Miconazole, Vitaklenz, Monistat - 7, Sporanox, Nystatint, Tioconazole and Vagistat. The effect that they have differs according to which medicament is being discussed. In some cases Candida microbes are dissolved and killed by active substances such as clotrimazole (found in products such as Gyne-Lotrimin and Mycelex-7) and miconazole nitrate (found in Monistat 7) that are often prescribed for patients with infections in the genital area. They can be compared to muscarinic cholinergic agonists which are the basis of medicaments used for boosting salivary flow and prescribed for oral thrush. Such medications are for example cevimeline (Evoxac, Daiichi) and pilocarpine (Salagen, MGI Pharma).

These medications for yeast infection may give results in the immediate term but have a number of drawbacks:

1. Yeast infection medication goes no further than to target the symptoms of Candida infection, failing to take account of the complex nature of candidiasis and the fact that it is set off by an overall inner imbalance or comparable regrouping of factors. The relief is only temporary.

2. Repeated use of medicaments over a long duration may bring on undesirable secondary effects.

3. The onset of chronic Candida infections and ramifications of ill health may be the result of sanctioning what may be an unhealthy way of life through dependency on medicinal cures. This then aggravates the initial medical ailment.

Thus temporary alleviation is all that most yeast infection medicaments will bring, not to mention possible side effects. Yeast infection medication does not measure up to the holistic approach, because as a conservative solution, it does not recognize that the body is an integral whole and only addresses the symptoms of the disease. On the other hand, alternative holistic solutions that include specific vitamin and herbal adjuncts with a complete agenda of dietary protocols and Candida control guidelines, will eradicate the inner cause of candidiasis securely and effectively while at the same time preventing its recurrence.
About the Author
Linda Allen is a health consultant and author of the #1 best-selling e-book Yeast Infection No More . To Learn More About Yeast Infection Medication Visit: Yeast Infection Medication
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