Candida infection is the bane of many otherwise healthy individuals. Because of the nature of the infection, most people don’t care to talk much about such a personal and embarrassing topic. Without the proper information or advice, individuals can find themselves purchasing every over the counter product to cure their infection and end up disappointed when their symptoms have not subsided.
For the most part, Candida infection all begin with the same symptoms: a burning sensation, itching, inflammation and overall discomfort. But knowing that you have an infection is only half the battle. By recognizing your infection and using the best anti-fungal cream, you can win the war on Candida.
Currently there are three popular types of anti-fungal formulas available over the counter. The first is Tioconazole, an antifungal medication of the imidazole class that can be found under the brand names Trosyd and Gyno-Trosyd. Ticonazole offers near immediate relief from itching caused by the Candida infection as well as lessens inflammation, redness and any burning sensations. It possess anti-bacterial properties that provide protection against bacteria found in Candidiasis as well as antifungal properties that quickly treat candida infections. Relief from the application of Ticonazole can be experienced following the first dose.
Fluconazole is a triazole antifungal drug that is commonly marketed under the names Diflucan and Trican. Fluconazole works by inhibiting fungal enzymes and subsequently preventing the regrowth of the targeted fungi. Fluconazole can not only be applied to the skin, but will also work in the mouth or throat. This cream is often recommended to patients who experience chronic candida infections as an extra precaution to prevent future outbreaks. Fluconazole can also be found in tablet or liquid form, all three forms of this antifungal drug are all equally affected in fighting infections.
The final antifungal cream is Miconazole, an imidazole antifungal agent that can be applied topically to the skin or to mucus membranes that are affected by candida infections. It works by breaking down fungal cell membranes, making the infection more susceptible to being attacked and destroyed. Miconazole can be found in cream, tablet or gel form and can be both topically and orally.