• Thrush( candidiasis) symptoms

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    Under the name "thrush" candidiasis has been known since the time of Hippocrates. This disease is not dangerous, but extremely unpleasant. Alas, the annual incidence of thrush both in our country and throughout the world is increasing.

    Candidiasis most often causes Candida albicans .Candida albicans are oval, yeast-like fungi reproducing by budding and spore formation. Normally, candida are representatives of the resident microflora of the oral mucosa, the gastrointestinal tract( normally the bacterial stool content of Candida albicans does not exceed 104 cfu / ml) and the female urinary organs. The main cause of Candida infection is immunosuppression associated with chemotherapy of malignant tumors or organ transplantation. The second most frequent cause of systemic candidiasis is extensive burns and extensive surgical interventions, especially on the abdominal organs.

    Candidiasis( synonym: yeast mycosis) is mycosis caused by yeast-like fungi of the genus. Candidiasis can affect internal organs, most often the airways( recurrent inflammations of the lungs) and the digestive tract, as well as the skin( wet eczema, dermatitis, etc.), mucous membranes of the mouth, tonsils, vaginas.

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    Candidiasis developing into the vagina( commonly known as thrush), occurs frequently, tends to recur, but is not a serious disease. However, in addicts and people with a compromised immune system, as well as people with severe diseases, Candida fungi can enter the bloodstream and affect the kidneys, heart, brain, although this is rare.

    The main cause of "thrush" is a state of reduced immunity and a violation of the protective role of the normal microflora of the vagina. The appearance of the disease can be triggered by pregnancy, diabetes, prolonged intake of antibiotics, anemia, stress and psychological overload.

    In women, the most common symptoms are abundant or moderate thick white( "curdled") discharge from the vagina, swelling of the external genitalia, pain and burning sensation when urinating, severe itching, burning in the genital area and anus. Itching usually intensifies during sleep or after water procedures and sexual intercourse. In men, yeast fungi can cause inflammation of the glans penis and foreskin.

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    If you suffer such a nuisance as candidiasis, take warm sessile baths with the addition of sea salt: you need 100 grams of salt for 5-6 liters of water. The duration of the procedure is 10-15 minutes.

    Under normal conditions of relative health, when friendly acidophilic lactobacilli effectively support your immune system in a "working form" and successfully suppress pathogens that try to penetrate your body, Candida fungi live quietly in most of the mucous membranes of our body, where they are kept "in check"Favorable acidophilic lactobacilli.

    However, it should be noted that sometimes in the early childhood there was a rapid growth of fungi Candida as a result of a "harmless" disease, quite common in infancy. It's a thrush. Its medical name: candidiasis stomatitis;sometimes in children and in adults there is another form of infection with candida fungi: thrush of the vagina. If a woman before or during pregnancy had this "trifling" disease, then it should be treated immediately.

    During pregnancy, it is advisable to use alternative methods:

    herbs( eg, cat's claw);

    chlorophyllite and propolis;

    appropriate homeopathy.

    Do not forget after treatment to restore a healthy microflora with the help of biologically active drugs.

    The standard methods of treatment of numerous varieties of candidiasis is the use of the antifungal drug "nystatin."But it is also necessary to limit the diet to foods that contain: yeast( sugar, bread, etc.).

    These methods help to suppress or starve poisonous yeast, but they do not act on a true, hidden situation, which caused this state, namely, the destruction of healthy microflora, especially lactobacilli. So, along with standard treatment, it is necessary to connect lactic acid foods and special supplements containing acidophilic lactic acid( lactobacilli, to help restore healthy microflora.) Do not forget that these drugs must be of guaranteed quality, containing a sufficiently large number of living bacteria, with an accurate period of validity.

    Treatment is carried out with the help of antifungal drugs, which are often supplemented with funds aimed at treating co-morbidities and eliminatingpredisposing factors.