According to statistics, almost every woman sooner or later faces such an unpleasant disease as thrush. However, due to the possibilities of modern medicine, it is not so difficult to get rid of all the manifestations of the disease caused by the Candida fungus. Problems can arise unless during pregnancy, when many drugs are prohibited for use, since they can negatively affect the growth and development of the baby in the womb.
Most often doctors in the treatment of thrush during pregnancy prescribe to their patients Clotrimazole, which is an antifungal agent for local exposure to .The drug can be prescribed only in the second or third trimester of pregnancy, but not in the first.
Clotrimazole has a fairly broad spectrum of action, covering almost all pathogenic fungi, which can trigger the development of infection. In addition to antibacterial and trihomonatsidnogo action, the drug also has a retarding effect on the synthesis of nucleic acids, proteins.
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However, only a list of diseases that can be corrected with clotrimazole is a milkmaid, not limited to .The drug helps with fungal diseases of the skin, with mycosis of the feet, skin folds, with lichens of different species, with superficial candidiasis, with trichomoniasis, candidiasis vulvovaginitis, candidal stomatitis. In addition, with the help of this tool spend before birth sanation of the birth canal.
Vaginal tablets are used to treat infections of the vulva and vagina. Do not forget when treating such infections also about a partner - apply 1% Clothrimazole cream. In addition, the cream is prescribed for candidiasis vulvovaginitis, erythrasis, multi-colored lichen, with dermatomycosis.
As a rule, the course of treatment of infections with Clotrimazole lasts about three to four weeks.
The sanation of the birth canal is performed, respectively, only once - for this use a vaginal tablet of 200 mg. However, the dosage is prescribed in any case by the doctor, given the severity and type of the disease.
The vaginal tablet should be administered before bedtime with the help of an applicator - as deep as possible in the vagina. IMPORTANT: during pregnancy, the tablet is administered WITHOUT the applicator.
Usually treatment is carried out by courses. If a 100 mg vaginal tablet is used, one tablet is administered for 6-7 days. If the tablet is 200 g, then the course of treatment is three days. And, finally, a 500 mg tablet is used for light diseases once.
As for the solution, lotion, cream, ointment, the drug is applied to the affected areas 2-3 times a day. The duration of the course of treatment will depend on many factors - this is the severity, the course of the disease, this is the localization of pathological changes, this is the effectiveness of therapy.
In the treatment of clotrimazole, side effects rarely occur .It can be about skin irritation, allergic reactions, itching, rash, mucosal tumor in the vaginal area.
Separately it is worth noting and contraindications to the use of the drug. This is only the first trimester of pregnancy. The rest of the time, the drug can be used as directed by a doctor.
The conducted experimental and clinical studies did not show the negative impact on the woman and the child. But remember, self-medication during pregnancy can not be done - all drugs should be prescribed only by a doctor, and treatment should be carried out under strict control.