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6 ointments to treat candidiasis

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The types of creams and ointments used in the treatment of candidiasis vary according to the medical indication.

Candidiasis causes different symptoms, such as itching and vaginal discharge, as well as it can affect different parts of the body. Thus, Rogério Tabet, gynecologist and obstetrician, explains that the treatment indicated for each patient is determined by the symptomatology – a set of symptoms and individual characteristics.

“Ointments are sometimes associated in cases when the candidiasis is not in large quantities, does not have great effects, it is only mild and discreet itching”.



The expert says that, in vaginal candidiasis with whitish discharge without major repercussions, the application of cream medication may also be indicated. Therefore, it is important to medical diagnostic to determine the optimal treatment.

To better understand the difference between the indications of creams and ointments to treat candidiasis, check out the list of the most popular options:

1- Nystatin

Recommended mainly for cases of vaginal candidiasis, nystatin is a long-term cream. Treatment usually lasts for 14 days in most cases. The application is internal, that is, done inside the vagina. Check the package insert for Nystatin.

2- Canesten

Indicated to treat superficial candidiasis, the application of the cream should be done two to three times daily. The treatment time varies according to the medical condition, but the cure of candidiasis is usually achieved after four weeks. Check the Canesten leaflet.



3- Isoconazole nitrate

The cream is ideal for treating yeast infections in the vagina. The treatment lasts for seven consecutive days, and should always be done at night, before going to sleep – so that the cream remains in the vaginal cavity. Check the package insert for Isoconazole Nitrate.

4- Ketoconazole

Ketoconazole is indicated in cases of cutaneous candidiasis, in which the skin is affected by the fungus. Its action helps to reduce symptoms, such as itching, and the treatment lasts about four weeks. Check the Ketoconazole leaflet.

5- Tioconazole + tinidazole

Used to treat infections in the vagina, the cream has two main uses: once at night for seven days, or twice a day for three days. The application should be done inside the vagina. Check the package insert for Tioconazole + tinidazole.

6- Clotrimazole

Vaginal cream can be found in two versions, which vary according to the medical indication. The application can be made in the external area affected by the fungus, such as the vulva and anus. Its use should not be done during the menstrual period. Check the Clotrimazole package insert.



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The translator user relied on the following source:

Minha Vida Website – REF99827

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