There are helpful tips on how to treat a yeast infection. Home remedies can treat these infections, over-the-counter medications, and prescription medications. Medications usually take a week to treat the problem. However, if the infection is a symptom of another problem, such as a weakened immune system, you may need different treatment.
The vast majority of yeast-related problems can be treated with over-the-counter medications. Some of the more popular products include Monsitat-derm, Monistat Vaginal, Vagistat vaginal, Femstat, Femiole-7, and Gyne-Lotrimin. These products are used for vaginal yeast infections. They are actually antifungal agents and the active drug includes miconazole, tioconazole, butoconazole, and clotrimazole. If these products do not cure the infection in a week, you should visit your doctor.
For those who have a mouth infection, also called thrush, they should keep their mouths very clean and swish with nvstatin, an antifungal agent. If you wear dentures, you should clean them every time you remove them. Adults can also use antifungal touches or pills and caps to help take care of the oral infection. However, these products are not safe for babies.
If you have a fungal infected area on your skin, you can use creams and lotions. There are also prescription drugs available. It is important to keep the skin that has such an infection clean and dry, you should wear clothing that is well ventilated. If your baby has a yeast infection in the diaper, you should change the diaper frequently and use a barrier cream.
If you have a yeast infection and treatment is ineffective or your symptoms get worse, you should visit a doctor. All symptoms that require a visit to the doctor include vaginal discharge that occurs for more than a week, recurrent infections, bloody discharge, abdominal pain, fever, and increased urination. The more severe the symptoms, the greater the risk of having a more serious problem, such as kidney infections.