Summer without “thrush”: why is a wet swimsuit dangerous?

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Medical statistics show that 75% of women have ever experienced vaginal candidiasis, commonly referred to as “thrush”. This means that every third gynecologist’s patient goes to the doctor with this delicate problem. Participants in women’s Internet forums bitterly joke about the persistence of the disease, calling the “thrush” a faithful fighting friend.

Why is it so difficult to defeat her? Because the disease has a fungal nature – such infections, as a rule, are prone to recurrence and require long-term, comprehensive and verified treatment.

The causative agent of candidiasis are yeast-like fungi of the genus Candida, which constantly live in the human body. But if the body is healthy, then fungi are present in it in small, non-hazardous quantities. Microbes that are friendly to our microflora and live on the mucous membranes and skin do not allow fungi to multiply.

Favorable conditions for the growth of aggressive flora, among other factors, are climate change, temperature changes and prolonged exposure to a warm, humid environment. Learned? These are the classic signs of a holiday at sea: moving, spending a long time in the water and in the sun, wet swimsuit. “Thrush” will not slow down with a visit, and itching, burning, discharge, unpleasant smell will come with it … A long-awaited vacation can be hopelessly ruined.

How to protect yourself from “thrush” and how to treat it? What tools should be in a traveler’s first aid kit? Goodshapetips has studied this delicate issue!

“Thrush”: symptoms and treatment

The first signs of “thrush” are itching and burning sensation in the perineum and vagina, redness (in especially severe cases – and swelling) of the vagina and external genitalia, white “curdled” (hence the name of the disease) discharge that stains linen. Often, women suffering from an insidious disease experience discomfort and even pain during intercourse and urination.

If you find at least one of the symptoms of vaginal candidiasis, you should not postpone a visit to the gynecologist. Long-term complex treatment will help restore the normal balance of microflora and say goodbye to “thrush”, including basic therapy and measures aimed at strengthening immunity: hardening, taking multivitamins and immunomodulators, switching to proper nutrition.

The doctor necessarily recommends that the patient with candidiasis wear cotton underwear, refuse to wash with soap and gels for intimate hygiene with an antibacterial effect, and do not use panty liners (they prevent air from entering, which contributes to the reproduction of fungi). But what if the trouble caught literally before leaving on vacation or in the first days on the beach?

Everything will be fine if the traveler’s first aid kit contains packaging Livarola. These are ketoconazole suppositories that provide effective treatment and prevention of candidiasis, as well as protection against associated microbial diseases during summer holidays. The topical preparation has a unique polyethylene oxide base, therefore, it quickly relieves unpleasant symptoms (smell, itching, discharge).

Candles are recommended to be put in a tourist first-aid kit both for women with an exacerbation of candidiasis who want to get rid of thrush before going on vacation, and for all the fair sex who carefully take care of their health and want to avoid recurrence of the disease during their holidays.

“Thrush” – no: the game is worth the candle!

Local treatment of vaginal candidiasis is carried out with the help of suppositories, ointments, creams, vaginal tablets and capsules.

One of the most effective over-the-counter drugs that have proven themselves in the practice of Russian gynecologists for the treatment of “thrush” is Livarol. It is available in the form of vaginal suppositories (5 and 10 per pack) and has a wide range of antifungal activity, including against rare types of candida resistant to other antifungal drugs, as well as against staphylococci and streptococci – frequent companions and helpers ” thrush.”

Vaginal suppositories create a high concentration of the active substance (ketoconazole) in the focus of infection, providing a quick relief from the symptoms of candidiasis with minimal stress on the body. They are effective for the treatment of both acute and chronic candidiasis, and at the same time safe: they can be used to treat “thrush” from the 12th week of pregnancy (that is, from the second trimester, when candidiasis exacerbations are more common).

Minimal absorption of the active substance (less than 1%) provides favorable pharmacokinetic properties of the drug and the possibility of its use in pregnant women and patients with impaired liver and kidney function.

Livarol really treats, and not only relieves symptoms, which is confirmed by the experience of practicing doctors. It minimizes the likelihood of recurrence of the disease. The course of treatment is 1 suppository at night for 5 or 10 days for acute or chronic candidiasis, respectively. Already in the first days of using vaginal suppositories, patients notice a significant improvement: pain and itching, burning and discharge disappear.

Forget about the “thrush” – now an uninvited “guest” will not prevent you from enjoying all the joys of summer and a long-awaited vacation!

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