Using Anti Fungal Creams And Pills Together For A Stronger Yeast Infection Treatment

A lot of desperate yeast infection sufferers come up with the idea of using Fluconazole and Miconazole together thinking that they will create some sort of super cure. If you have already tried either one of these anti fungal treatments, or tried them both separately, taking them both together is only going to make your yeast infection worse. All that will happen is you will create a super yeast that is resistant to both of these medications, and will be harder to rid yourself of this organism, and you’ll need to progress up to stronger anti fungal drugs.

A high percentage of yeast infections are cured first time with these treatments, but if you’re having trouble you need to find out why, and you should try a different approach to your treatment. You can’t keep on using the same drugs and then expect a different result. That is not going to happen. If you want a different result then you have to change what you’re doing.

There’s a good reason why your infection keeps coming back, and the fungus is going to keep on re-infecting you no matter how many times you kill it. You need to discover the root cause of your infection first before any treatment will work. If you keep on killing the fungus, and then it just keeps on coming back, it will eventually get resistant to the treatment you’re using.

If your yeast infections are chronic the first thing you must do is see your doctor. Your doctor can make sure you are actually trying to cure a yeast infection, and not another vaginal infection. You can also be checked over for any underlying illnesses that could be causing your infections. Your treatment is going to be a lot more successful once you know exactly what you’re suffering from, and you then discover the cause of your infection. If you’ve misdiagnosed yourself then you could make your infection worse, and this is the last thing you need happening right now.

If you are suffering from a yeast infection then you must now realize that anti fungal drugs are not going to cure your infection. While these drugs are very good at killing fungus they don’t have a one hundred percent success rate when it comes to curing fungal infections. To successfully cure your Candida overgrowth you must first find the cause of your infections, and start on your cure from there. You have Candida in your body that is mutating into fungus. Until you stop it from mutating you’ll just keep on suffering.

To treat your infection from the cause it’s a good idea to get proper guidance as one mistake in your treatment will cause your progress to go backwards. If you just carry on as you are now you’re just going to continue to do the things that have caused your infection in the first place. You must learn everything about how the yeast and fungus are surviving in your body so you can prevent this from happening. You’ll soon be free of your infections once you achieve that.

New Treatment For Fungal Toenails

Yellow, thick, crumbly, and ugly toenails are hiding behind shoes. They smell a little funky, they look a little funny, and they drive your significant other into frenzy! Toenail fungus is extremely common.

As a foot doctor, I see it every day. Over the last several years, treatment for nail fungus has been getting a lot of attention. There are topical options and oral options for treating the ugly toenails. In addition, there are newer treatments that are non-harmful and very effective. My patients are always very concerned about the treatments and how they will affect their body.

So let us discuss the pros and cons of the popular oral treatment, Lamisil as well as the new treatments. Why take a pill? There are many medications that can be applied directly to the nail but they are not always effective. If the fungus is only at the tip of the nail or less than half of the nail is infected, the topical treatments can work to eliminate the fungus. This can take up to 10 months and there is a high risk of recurrence. Once the fungus has infected the entire nail the topical agents are not strong enough to kill the fungus. The nail is too thick for the medication to penetrate to under the nail, where the fungus calls home.

Taking oral medication works from the inside of your body to fight the fungus and research, and in my personal experiences, has proven the pills to be more effective. How long until the fungus is gone? The oral medications, such as Lamisil, are taken for three months. It takes a nail ten to twelve months to grow out. Thus, after three months of treatment, your nail may still look a little funny. When the fungus lives under your nail, it causes damage to the nail and will make it turn yellow and thick. As new, healthy, and uninfected nail growth takes place the ugly portion with grow out and eventually be replaced. Many of my patients get nervous after three months of treatment when their nail doesn’t look normal yet. If the part of the nail that is closest to your body looks normal, then the treatment worked and the nail will start appearing more normal over the next several months.

Is Lamisil hard on my body? Lamisil, much like Tylenol and alcohol can cause damage to the liver. Luckily, the liver unlike most organs in our body can quickly and easily repair itself form minor damage. To ensure the medication is safe for the patient, blood work is done to check the patients liver function. If the patients liver enzymes do not come back normal, then the patient is never started on the medication. If the liver is healthy, as it is in most people, the patient is started on the oral medication and blood work is repeated again after six weeks of taking the medication. If there liver enzymes are still at normal levels, then no damage to the liver is taking place. If the enzymes levels are abnormal then the patient is taken off the medications. At this time, the damage is so minor that the liver easily repairs itself after the medication is discontinued. If the drug is managed correctly by your doctor, Lamisil can be safer than Tylenol on your liver!

NEW and SAFE TREATMENTS

If you suffer from these ugly looking nails, then our new combination of Keryflex/Laser treatment can be effective. Keryflex is a resin that has an anti-fungal in it. Our laser is the K-laser. This is a cost effective, safe and painless procedure. We perform the laser treatment for seven minutes per foot and then apply the Keryflex resin. We use one or two laser treatments and apply the resin once a month for five months. Your nails will look better immediately.

Lamisil works about 80 percent of the time which is the same efficacy as the Keryflex/Laser. Due to the lack of any side effects, I prefer to recommend the application of the resin and use of the laser over the Lamisil.

So, it is time to show your feet at the beaches and no more wearing socks to bed. Besides, your feet will love you for it.

Oral Drugs and Alternatives For Nail Fungus

Yellowing or a general discoloration of your nail could mean you have acquired nail fungus. If not treated, it could spread its infection until your whole nail turns brittle, or its edges begin crumbling. Aside from this unpleasant sight, it could also be very painful and foul-smelling. Before it could get worse, it would be better to seek nail fungus treatments.

There are a lot of over-the-counter products that could heal this infection. Unfortunately, most of these products are not effective if you don’t know much about them. There are some that works if you do your research. You can, of course, seek a consultation from a doctor and get a prescription. He or she may be able to give you effective drugs.

Itraconazole, fluconazole and terbinafine are said to be really efficient. They help you grow a new nail that is free from infection instead of healing your old nail. There are side effects associated with such drugs though. They have been found to cause skin rashes and even liver malfunction. Those with liver disease and heart complications are discouraged from taking this.

There are alternative nail fungus treatments for those who are not fit enough to take the drugs mentioned above.

Antifungal drugs may also cause side effects ranging from skin rashes to liver damage. Doctors may not recommend them for people with liver disease or congestive heart failure or for those taking certain medications.

There are alternatives, nevertheless. You can try an anti-fungal lacquer. This is simply an anti-fungal nail polish that has been effective as a nail fungus treatment although it takes more time.

Topical medications with urea may also be a good alternative for those who cannot take the oral medications.