Women know firsthand what thrush, or candidiasis, is. This is a disease that is accompanied by itching, burning and other unpleasant sensations. Moreover, the advertised methods of treatment, in which only one tablet is enough, do not always work – many begin to relapse. Daria Shishkina, a gynecologist at the Moscow DocMed clinic, spoke about how to properly treat thrush.
According to the specialist, recurrent thrush is one that worries four times a year or more. The problem returns most often due to the resistance of the candida fungus, which brews all the porridge, to the drugs taken or due to the frequent use of antibiotics. Also, relapses usually occur in patients with diabetes mellitus, those who take birth control pills, and people with immunodeficiency.
Well, last but not least, mechanical irritation due to tight clothing or sexual intercourse.
A common version that all problems are due to a large amount of sugar is a myth. Of course, you shouldn’t overdo it with cakes and sweets, but this definitely won’t help to develop thrush. By the way, treating a partner to get rid of relapses is also not an option.
What then to do? Visit a doctor. At least they will tell you exactly what kind of sore you have. Treatment is usually episodic (if the problem with thrush is infrequent) or anti-relapse.
The latter involves pills or suppositories once a week or a month for 6-12 months to avoid relapses. If the treatment does not help, you need to take a culture for fungi and their sensitivity to drugs.
By the way, thrush can also begin due to daily pads. And in general, this feminine hygiene product is unsafe for health.