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Was someone already able to cure a chronic erythematous vaginal candidiasis? If so, what was necessary for the good result? thank you so much. Mafalda from Portugal

By Anonymous January 14, 2010 - 12:49pm
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Candidiasis encompasses infections that range from superficial, such as oral thrush and vaginitis, to systemic and potentially life-threatening diseases. Candida infections of the latter category are also referred to as candidemia or invasive candidiasis, and are usually confined to severely immunocompromised persons, such as cancer, transplant, and AIDS patients, as well as nontrauma emergency surgery patients.

May 24, 2014 - 9:00am

You may be interested in reading this article from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), regarding chronic/recurring vaginal candidiasis, which basically says two things are crucial in successfully treating this condition:
1. A correct diagnosis to determine the exact cause of your specific candidiasis, as the "treatment depends on species of infecting organism".
2. Knowing what kind of treatment will help ease symptoms and/or cure the candidiasis is crucial, as women are "encouraged to self-medicate", but "in at least 15 percent of women...their self-treatment played a role in the perpetuation of their symptoms."

In other words, using OTC (over-the-counter) medications can actually cause the symptoms to become chronic and recur.

Without a specific, accurate diagnosis, treatments will not be effective.

The most common type of treatment is oral antifungal medications (the reason it is crucial to know the specific species of organism, so that the antifungal medication prescribed will work effectively).

With this knowledge, here are some questions for you:
1. Do you have a doctor or clinic that you trust and have access to?
2. Are you able to (or have you) received an accurate diagnosis as to the cause of your condition?
3. What treatment(s) have you already tried?

January 14, 2010 - 1:17pm
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