Candidiasis cream and ointment: what are the options?

The  Candidiasis  is an infection caused by fungi of the genus  Candida , and, most of the tables is not caused by infection or transmission, but by fungi that naturally inhabit our body.

The treatment is done with drugs capable of combating the action of the infectious agent (antifungals), which can be orally, injectable or topically (such as creams, ointments or sprays administered by dermatological or vaginal route).

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The form of application, the frequency and duration of treatment must be expressly recommended by the doctor. However, some usage tips include washing and cleaning your hands correctly before applying creams and ointments, taking care with the correct amount of the product, as well as attention to spreading it (avoiding rubbing or damaging the skin).

The doctor may prescribe:

  • Ketoconazole : there are options like  Creme Medley  and  Cetonax ;
  • Ciclopirox : among the options sold are Fungirox nail  polish  and Loprox topical  solution ;
  • Econazol : found in solutions or lotions, such as  Micostyl ;
  • Miconazole : as the powder version  Vodol, Daktarin  gel  and the vaginal cream  Gino Mizonol ;
  • Nystatin : found in versions for mouthwash (oral suspension)  Canditrat  and Nistrazin vaginal cream ;
  • Clotrimazole : among the options in cream are  Baycuten  and  Canesten , in addition to vaginal cream  Gino-Canesten ;
  • Terbinafine : there are products like Lamisilate in  spray solution  or in  cream ;
  • Terconazole : vaginal creams, such as  Gyno Fungix  and  Ginconazol .

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