Diagnosis and symptoms of Candida Albicans:
As in the case of all other major ailments diagnosis serves as the first step towards an effective treatment and eliminates the chances of the risk of spreading the infections. Diagnosis means a thorough checkup of the patient’s medical history, physical exam, and laboratory tests, including blood tests, blood cultures, and wound cultures. In some cases tissue biopsy may be necessary to diagnose invasive systemic disease. However other than the diagnosis itself some times the symptoms may also bear a transparent implication of the arrival of the disease. For example the commonest symbols may include severe itching, burning, and soreness, and irritation of the vagina or vulva, and a whitish or whitish-gray discharge that may have a “yeasty” smell like beer or baking bread, known as a garria.
Treatment of Candida Albicans:
Most of the infections caused by Candida Albicans can be treated at home with OTC or prescription medication. The drugs which are implied commonly in this regard are mostly of the anti fungal genre like clotrimazole Femizole-7, Gyne-Lotrimin, miconazole Monistat-Derm, Monistat Vaginal, nystatin, tioconazole Vagistat Vaginal. Some times oral administration of drugs such as fluconazole Diflucan and amphotericin B can also be prescribed. However in case, the infection is more severe it may need IV medications given at the hospital. Even though antifungal drugs are effective in eliminating and clear up the impact of the fungi, the infection can re-occur, sometimes as a result of re-infection by a sexual partner. In such cases treatment of both partners is sometimes necessary. Preventive measures such as avoiding the use of antibiotics application of barrier creams in case of diaper rashes in young infants may prove helpful. In case of skin infections keeping skin clean, dry, and free from abrasions or cuts can help prevent the further chances of acquiring the disease.
Common home remedies that are said to be effective in treating the infections includes consumption or direct application of yogurt, which contains lactobacillus a friendly bacteria that kill yeast, acidophilus tablets or salves, and even lightly crushed cloves of garlic, which yield allicin, an antifungal.