Candida albicans, the bacteria responsible for the development of candidiasis, is certainly not a bad organism.
It is naturally present in the moist areas of the body. In small amounts, the bacterium is harmless to the body and can be life-threatening in large amounts.
The proportion of the bacterium is checked by the immune system and by beneficial bacteria that live with it.
In balanced proportion, it helps in maintaining the immune system by controlling the unfriendly organisms. Although Candida albicans is harmless, a disruption of bacterial flora in the body can result in Candidiasis.
How antibiotics are responsible for candidiasis?
The primary reason for Candidiasis is overuse of antibiotics. Antibiotics are responsible to eradicate the harmful bacteria that invade the body and develop specific diseases and infections.
While destroying the bad bacteria and impeding the infection spread, the antibiotics also kills the essential bacterium that helps in balancing the proportion of Candida albicans in the body.
With the reduction of beneficial bacteria in the body, there will be no strong defenders in the body. This makes the Candida albicans to take over and multiply immediately.
However, the strong doses of antibiotics can result in an imbalance in the bacterial flora, which allows bad bacteria to cause yeast infections: candida vulvovaginitis, oropharyngeal candidiasis (oral thrush), cutaneous candidiasis, deep candidiasis and candida esophagitis.
How To Cure Candidiasis Caused By Antibiotics?
Curing candidiasis is perhaps the toughest task. The candidiasis treatment differs, depending on the affected area.
Candida vulvovaginitis (vaginitis): Antifungal medications (tablets, creams, ointments or suppositories) that can apply directly into the vagina can cure the vaginitis.
Tioconazole (Trosyd), Clotrimazole (Gyne-Lotrimin), nystatin (Mycostatin and others), miconazole (Monistat 3 and others), Butoconazole (Femstat), and terconazole (Vagistat-1) are the antifungal medications for vaginitis.
Oropharyngeal Candidiasis (Oral Thrush): Oral thrush is often cured with topical, antifungal medications-nystatin (Mycostatin) and clotrimazole.
A liquid form of nystatin is swished in the mouth and swallowed, or clotrimazole lozenge is dissolved in the mouth for mild cases. In severe conditions, oral antifungal medications-ketoconazole (Nizoral) or fluconazole (Diflucan) are used once a day.
Cutaneous candidiasis: Antifungal powders and creams are very effective in curing this skin infection. The infected area need to be kept clean and dry and protect from excoriation.
Deep candidiasis: Intravenous amphotericin B (Abelcet) or fluconazole are effective in curing the deep candidiasis infection.
Candida esophagitis: ketoconazole, itraconazole (Sporanox) or fluconazole are often used to cure the infection. Fluconazole is the very effective medication in curing the condition in patients with HIV/AIDS.
How To Prevent Developing Candidiasis From Antibiotics?
Avoid using antibiotics unless it is extremely necessary. It is a belief among people that antibiotics relieve the infection faster.
However, regular usage of antibiotics for infections makes the body dependant on antibiotics and do not allow the immune system to fight off the infection. This eventually results in a high dosage of medications as the antibiotic usage increases.
If you have to take antibiotics, follow a healthy balanced diet by limiting intake of yeast and sugar. Eat yogurt, as its active cultures help restore the good bacteria that body requires.
Also, drink more water to make the system of impurities sterile and dirt free. Also, exercise regularly to keep the immune system strong. Before using antibiotics, consult your doctor. [Get Rid Of Candidiasis]
Avoid antibiotics usage as possible as you can for a healthy living!