Livarol: cure thrush

July 4, 2011

 Yeast infection in women tends to long recurrent course, while it begins only if a woman has reduced the body's defenses (immune system). Medications that help women get rid of this scourge, will always be in demand.


The problem of yeast infection in women

Thrush - a fungal disease mucous membranes of the genitals which is caused by the yeast genus Candida, so it is also called vaginal candidiasis. The development of yeast contributes to decrease the reactivity of the body (ie the body's ability to protect themselves from infection - immune), hormonal changes (adolescence, pregnancy, in the menstrual cycle), hypovitaminosis.

The signs of thrush are redness and swelling of the mucous membranes of the female external genitalia, and white cheesy kind of plaque, which can be found under the small violation of the integrity of the mucous membrane (erosion). Thrush is unpleasant, especially those that cause severe itching in the vulva.

Although characteristic signs of thrush, treatment can be started only after the examination and identification of the infectious agent. To this end, the study takes a swab from the vagina and cervical canal of women and examined under a microscope. Taken as a scraping of the female genital tract for sowing on nutrient media, to identify infectious agent and its sensitivity to certain antifungal drugs.


The mechanism of action livarola

Livarol (active ingredient - ketoconazole) - is an antifungal drug for topical application, which comes in vaginal suppository pharmaceutical firm "Nizhpharm" (Russia). Candles are yellowish-white, sometimes a marble surface and torpedo-shaped.

Livarol suppresses livelihoods and kill disease-causing fungi (fungistatic and fungicidal action). The mechanism of action of the drug is blocking the formation of ergosterol, leading to changes in membrane lipid composition and destruction of fungi cells.

Active ingredient of candles ketokonozol suppresses the activity of pathogens multi-colored lichen, fungus diseases of the skin (Trichophyton, athlete, microsporia), candidiasis pathogens and pathogens that cause systemic mycoses. Livarol used to treat fungal infections of the vagina (thrush). In addition, it is active in respect of certain bacteria - streptococci, staphylococci.

When used in candles drug is practically not absorbed into blood and has no systemic effects on the body.


Indications and contraindications for use livarola

The use of vaginal suppositories livarol shown:

  • acute and chronic fungal diseases of the vagina;
  • for the prevention of fungal infections of the vagina with a decrease in the body's defenses (immune system), or when taking medications that suppress the natural microflora of the vagina The microflora of the vagina: purity  The microflora of the vagina: purity
   (antibiotics and some other drugs), and radiotherapy, which promotes a drastic decrease in immunity.

Candles injected deep into the vagina in the supine position once a day for no more than five days. If necessary, treatment can be repeated.

Contraindications for the use of vaginal suppositories Vaginal suppositories - for contraception and treatment of inflammation  Vaginal suppositories - for contraception and treatment of inflammation
   livarol is the only individual intolerance of components. Not excluded the possibility of appointing vaginal suppositories livarol pregnant women for the treatment of thrush Treating Thrush: how to get rid of bad fungus  Treating Thrush: how to get rid of bad fungus
 But only on prescription (ketoconazole inside pregnant women is not indicated, but it is thought that spark livarol virtually absorbed into the bloodstream and have no overall impact on the body).


Side effects that may occur in the application and the possibility of overdose livarola

Side effects of vaginal suppositories livarol:

  • Allergic reactions: itching and burning in the vagina Burning in the vagina: find the cause  Burning in the vagina: find the cause
   and external genital organs;
  • dizziness and nausea.

During treatment of vaginal suppositories livarol not apply latex condoms and diaphragms, as this may lead to a decrease in their contraceptive effect.

Livarol drug overdoses have been identified. When concomitant administration livarola with rifampicin and isoniazid livarola efficiency decreases. At simultaneous application with cyclosporine livarola, indirect anticoagulants and methylprednisolone may increase the plasma concentration of the latter.

Vaginal candles livarol - active antifungal drug that should be used only on prescription.

Galina Romanenko

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Luteal cyst of ovary: hormonal imbalance

January 17th, 2012

 luteal ovarian cysts
 Luteal ovarian cyst - functional ovarian cysts view, emerging after the release of an egg from the follicle. After ovulation, the follicle is transformed into a temporary endocrine gland - the so-called corpus luteum of the ovary, which produces a "pregnancy hormone" estrogen Estrogen - the key to bone health  Estrogen - the key to bone health
   and progesterone Progesterone - norm and pathology  Progesterone - norm and pathology
 Preparing a woman's body for conception. If pregnancy does not occur, the corpus luteum usually disappears after a while. However, when filling the liquid or blood is transformed into the corpus luteum cyst and luteal remains on the ovary. Typically luteal cyst observed only with one hand and does not cause any symptoms.

Since the main cause of luteal ovarian cysts - a hormonal imbalance in some cases increase the risk of the formation of a cyst after ovulation are drugs used for the treatment of infertility. Such formulations (particularly clomiphene citrate) stimulate ovulation Ovulation - How to determine as accurately as possible?  Ovulation - How to determine as accurately as possible?
 Thereby increasing the probability of formation of luteal ovarian cysts. But the hormonal drugs used to stop ovulation (oral contraceptives), conversely, prevent the appearance of ovarian cysts.

Usually luteal ovarian cyst is characterized by small size. In some cases, however, the cyst can reach impressive sizes - up to ten centimeters in diameter. Luteal cyst is large potential to cause torsion of the ovary - a condition in which blood flow to the ovary is covered and there is a risk of tissue necrosis authority. Break luteal ovarian cysts can lead to internal bleeding and severe pain - in such cases, surgical removal of the cyst. May aggravate the condition, some drugs - such as ibuprofen and aspirin, anti-inflammatory agents with properties anticoagulants.



Typically, the formation of luteal ovarian cysts is not accompanied by any symptoms - a cyst disappears on its own after some time without causing any complications. However, the larger the size of the cyst, the greater the risk of subsequent rupture, which causes acute symptoms - internal bleeding, severe pain, fever. In some cases, the expansion of luteal ovarian cysts can disrupt the menstrual cycle - lack menstruktsii also considered one of the symptoms of ovarian cysts. Finally, because the corpus luteum of the ovary produces large amounts of the hormones estrogen and progesterone, the formation of luteal ovarian cysts in some cases, can be observed the same symptoms as in early pregnancy - breast tenderness, nausea, lack of menstruation, a general feeling of lethargy, increased fatigue and sleepiness.


Luteal ovarian cysts in early pregnancy

The absence of menstruation, a slight vaginal bleeding and lower abdominal pain may indicate the presence of luteal ovarian cysts. Because these symptoms may indicate other serious health problems (such as ectopic pregnancy), to confirm the diagnosis necessary specific techniques - such as ultrasound and a blood test for human chorionic gonadotropin, confirming or excluding pregnancy. Luteal ovarian cysts Ovarian cysts - normal or dangerous?  Ovarian cysts - normal or dangerous?
   It does not threaten the normal course of pregnancy - usually, in most cases, after the beginning of the second trimester, these cysts disappear on their own without causing any complications.

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