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what are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for candidiasis?

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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Candidiasis: I presume you are pertaining to vaginal candidiasis. If it is, there are oral and topical medications that can be used for the condition. Oral medications are usually single dose treatments. They are however, metabolized in the liver. One of its side effects may be liver toxicity. Absorption is also a factor which may limit its effectivity. Vaginal creams can be messy to some people.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
I agree !
Mar 8, 2012
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Pill vs. cream: The two most common treatments for vaginal candidiasis are 1. Diflucan (or fluconazole) or 2. Terazole (terconazole). Diflucan is usually given as a single dose oral pill. Terazole is a vaginal cream dosed as either a 3 day or 7 day treatment. Terazole is the preferred med during pregnancy. As a vaginal cream, some patients complain about the mess. Both are equally effective.

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Is candidiasis easily treated?

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Depends on cause: Candidiasis usually does not occur in normal individuals and may be a signal of immune deficiency. It also depends on where the candida infection is in the body. There different implication for candida in the vagina vs. Esophagus. Treatment will depend on the underlying disorder and location.
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By which means is candidiasis transmitted?

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Candidiasis?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
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It happens!: Candidiasis is a yeast infection. I am presuming you are referring to the vagina. There arre some over the counter meds for it. If not, prescription creams, suppositories and oral pills are available. Usually itching, redness, perhaps a cottage cheese like discharge and usually after taking antibiotics.
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Describe the features of candidiasis.?

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What symptoms does someone with candidiasis always have?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Itching burning red: Candida is a yeast infection which causes diaper rash in babies and similar rash in adults. It can occur in the mouth, tongue, underarms, groin, vagina, skin folds under the breasts and abdomen, nail folds, between fingers and toes. Symptoms include red rash, itching, burning, and white discharge.

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