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Dx Fungal Infection Treatments:

Vaginal Candidiasis

The Merck Manual Home Edition states:
[as with candidiasis infections]
"the vagina and vulva may itch or burn, particularly during sexual intercourse. The genital area may become red and swollen. Women may have a white discharge, often thick and resembling cottage cheese. Symptoms may worsen the week before a menstrual period begins.
[Oral thrush has a similar appearance and is treated the same].

Subcategories of Medications Include
1. Azole Antifungals: Nizoral®, econazole®, Vfend®
2. Polyene Antifungals: Nystop
3. Polyene Antifungal/ Corticosteroid: nystatin/triamcinolone®
4. Hydrdoxypyridone Antifungal: Ciclodan®
5. Echinocandin Antifungal: Eraxis®, Cancidasa®, Mycamine®
6. Nucleoside Analogue Antifungals: Ancobon®
7. Gentian Violet: Gentian Violet 1% Solution
8. Lugol's iodine

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*[Editor] Gentian Violet 1% can be used on a tampon in the vagina to control vaginal candidiasis. Stubborn cases of oral thrush and 'jock itch' respond to being 'painted' with the same 1% Gentian Violet. The medication is non-toxic if swallowed.

Fungal infections may respond to 4-5 drops of Lugol's iodine. It seems to penetrate the nail better than Penlac®.

*[Editor] Worth reviewing: Jonathan Wright, M.D. reports on the use of SSKI (iodine) in the treatment of recurrent vaginitis, fungal nail infections, and breast cysts in adults.

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