Yeast infections affect many women, causing annoying symptoms including burning sensations, itching and overall discomfort. Knowing which anti-fungal creams work best on yeast infections may help save you time and money, providing fast relief for your symptoms.
Tioconazole, sold as the brand name Vagistat-1, offers consumers fast relief from itching caused by a yeast infection as well as the burning sensation generally felt in the genital area, which often becomes reddened and inflamed. Anti-bacterial components in the cream are designed to also offer protection against bacteria found in the yeast that cause such irritation. Tioconazole contains anti-fungal ointment components that treat monila yeast infections within the vaginal cavity. In most cases, you may find relief of your symptoms following one dose of the applicator-delivered cream.
Fluconazole is an anti-fungal often used to treat fungal infections, including yeast infections not only in the genitals but also in the mouth or throat. Known in medical terminology as Diflucan, the cream is often prescribed to those experiencing chronic yeast infections as a preventive measure. While it was long believed that fluconazole was only effective in tablet or liquid form, it has since been determined that creams containing fluconazole are as effective as other anti-fungal creams.
Miconazole, sold as Monistat, is a common anti-fungal yeast infection cream available over the counter at most retail establishments and drugstores. These products offer easy-to-apply anti-fungal cream-filled approaches to help relieve itching and irritation. Monistat also offers a one-day treatment system, though some may find that this treatment is very strong and may cause adverse reactions such as severe burning and itching. The seven-day treatment system contains miconazole nitrate cream in a 2 percent solution to help gradually cure your infection and its accompanying symptoms. Talk to your doctor about using miconazole if you've never had a yeast infection before or if you're taking any kind of blood-thinner medication.
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