Betadine - a broad-spectrum preservative, which is able to destroy pathogens of any nature, including fungal. It fungi of the genus Candida are the culprits constant recurrence of thrush that bother some women.
What is thrush and its causes
Thrush - a fungal infection caused by the yeast genus Candida. The fungi of the genus Candida are representatives of conditionally pathogenic microflora, constantly live on the mucous membranes of the genital tract of women. The disease they cause only if the reduced immunity or they have an opportunity to multiply very quickly. The latter situation arises when the suppression and partial destruction of the natural microflora of the vagina
The microflora of the vagina: purity
Which normally does not allow too active reproduction of conditionally pathogenic.
Thrush occurs when frequent uncontrolled antibiotics (they destroy the natural microflora of the vagina), with a decrease in immunity against various chronic diseases and so on. Often thrush developing against any other bacterial, viral or protozoal infections. Mixed infections are a prominent feature of all diseases of the external genitalia of women.
Thrush manifests in the form of white cheesy raids on reddened and edematous mucosa of the vagina. The raids at the beginning of the disease can be easily removed, but then they grow, merge with each other and firmly adheres to the mucous membrane. Accompanied by a disease severe itching.
How does betadine on thrush
Betadine active substance is povidone iodine, which in use of vaginal suppositories evenly covers the vaginal mucosa and gradually releases the active iodine. The last binds to proteins and fungal cells thus destroys them.
It also applies to all other infectious agents of bacterial and viral origin, and also the simplest. This is very important as a Betadine is enough to cure not only fungal but also a mixed infection, which under the action of the drug is killed instantly. Addiction pathogens to Betadine almost does not occur, which he compares favorably with most drugs of this series.
Betadine contribute to the rapid restoration of the natural microflora of the vagina, on the background of his treatment quickly pass such unpleasant sensations such as burning and itching.
Since vaginal suppositories
Vaginal suppositories - for contraception and treatment of inflammation
manufactured on the basis of a water-soluble, they are not irritating to the mucous membrane of the vagina. However, for a more rapid dissolution and reducing irritation candle before introduction into the vagina recommended wetted with water.
Betadine is the only drug-preservative which is permitted to apply at the beginning of pregnancy during the first 12 weeks, when there is a formation of tissues and organs of the fetus, as established that it does not have any adverse effects on the fetus during this period.
After contact with the vaginal mucosa betadine
Betadine - use correctly
distributed over the surface and acts mainly locally, but if candles are used for a long time, perhaps, and their systemic effects because of the contact with blood. The concentration of iodine in the blood increases while, but not for long: to remove the drug all quickly (within one to two weeks) passes without causing women with normal thyroid function unchanged. Displayed iodine excretion.
If a woman has any changes of the thyroid gland (especially if its function is increased), the application of Betadine can cause even greater violations, so these women are not prescribed Betadine.
Contraindications for use Betadine are also dermatitis herpetiformis Duhring (severe skin disease of unknown origin, characterized by intense itching and a variety of skin rashes), a condition that occurs during treatment with elevated thyroid radioactive iodine, pregnancy (II and III trimesters - may have damaged the thyroid gland of the fetus), breast-feeding
Breastfeeding - a personal choice
feeding (iodine is excreted in breast milk) and idiosyncrasy of the drug.
How to use the vaginal suppositories with betadine
Suppositories removed from the package, moisten it with water and injected deep in the vagina. Carry out the procedure, one or two times a day, depending on the nature of the disease. In acute disease course candle administered twice a day for a week, in chronic - once at night for two weeks. Enter a candle is recommended even during menstruation. During the course of treatment is necessary to use sanitary napkins.