Vaginal candidiasis: symptoms, treatment, prevention

Candidiasis affects the skin, nails, oral mucosa, intestines, but its most common form is vaginal candidiasis - affection of the vaginal mucosa.


Symptoms of candidiasis


Thrush is manifested in white cheesy discharge from the vagina. At the same time there is a burning sensation and itching in the region of the external genital organs. When urinating and intercourse pain occurs.


What causes thrush


Candidiasis often indicates a low local and general immunity, it may appear as a result of hormonal imbalance. Since thrush can indicate more serious diseases, you cannot refuse to visit a doctor.


Treatment of candidiasis


Thrush is usually treated with antifungal drugs. If the course of the disease is mild, you can use ointments, suppositories or creams, in case of severe (systemic) course of the disease, preference should be given to tablets.


Any remedy for the treatment of thrush should be chosen by a doctor, even if it is sold without a prescription.Therapy, which was chosen independently, can cause not only frequent relapses, but also complications.


There are cases when the symptoms of thrush disappear, but this does not always indicate a cure, so even after completing the course of therapy, it is imperative to consult a gynecologist for an examination.


The sexual partner should also be examined by a doctor to exclude the presence of thrush, otherwise a relapse of the disease may occur, which will negate all the treatment.


Prevention of thrush


To prevent thrush, you need to take care of the intimate area correctly: you need to wash twice a day, using warm running water. It is preferable to give preference to cotton underwear, since synthetic is capable of creating a greenhouse effect, contributing to the excessive multiplication of fungi. The amount of sugar in the diet should be reduced, since its presence creates a nutrient medium for yeast-like fungi.