Tioconazole is an anti-fungal medication that belongs to the imidazole class and is used for effective treatment of fungal or yeast infections. It is a broad-spectrum anti-fungal agent that prevents the growth of pathogens and other disease causing microorganisms. Ointments containing tioconazole are more commonly used for treatment of vaginal yeast infections, or as a single-dose solution to vulvovaginal candidiasis.
Common side effects include temporary irritation or burning sensation of the vaginal region, sudden onset of rashes or hives, swelling of the eyes, lips, increase in headaches, increased urination or a short span of respiratory difficulties such as shortness of breath. The medication is not known to cause any fetal damage or deterioration of fertility in either male or females, when administered the correct dosage. However if the symptoms persist or create extreme discomfort you must seek medical attention.
As a measure of precaution, nursing of babies should be temporarily discontinued during the dosage period of tioconazole as most drugs are excreted in the human milk. Tioconazole may cause complications on interaction with rubber or latex products, therefore the use of condoms and other vaginal contraceptive products are not advised for use following 72 hours of application of the medicine.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.
Vaginitis is the inflammation of one’s vagina accompanied by pain during intercourse, mild vaginal bleeding, painful urination, vaginal itching or a considerable change in the amount, odor and color of the vaginal discharge.
1. A certain level of bacteria is normally found in one’s vagina (lactobacilli). Now if this count is outnumbered by the other bacteria (anaerobes), the balance in the vagina gets disrupted giving rise to bacterial vaginosis. Such kind of vaginitis usually stems from sexual intercourse with multiple sex partners.
2. Yeast infection occurs due to an overgrowth of fungal organisms in one’s vagina, especially Candida Albicans.
3. Trichomoniasis caused by the one celled microscopic parasite ‘Trichomonas Vaginalis’ generally spreads through sexual intercourse with an infected partner. The condition also makes one vulnerable to various sexually transmitted infections.
4. Spermicidal products, scented detergents, perfumed soaps, douches, vaginal sprays or foreign objects such as tampons that were not taken out or tissue paper might trigger allergic reactions or irritation in the vaginal tissues.