What is nystatin cream and what is it used for?
Topical nystatin is used to treat fungal infections of the skin. Nystatin is in a class of antifungal medications called polyenes. It works by stopping the growth of fungi that cause infection.
What is equivalent to nystatin?
Nystatin (100 000 units/day for 14 days) and clotrimazole (100 mg/day for 6 days) were equivalent to miconazole (100 mg/day for 14 days or 100 mg twice daily for 7 days) in curing vaginal candidiasis.
Where do you apply nystatin cream?
For fungus infections:
- For cream dosage form: Adults and children—Apply to the affected area(s) of the skin two times a day, morning and evening.
- For ointment dosage form: Adults and children—Apply to the affected area(s) of the skin two or three times a day.
Where do you apply nystatin cream for yeast infection?
For treating fungus (yeast) infections: For vaginal cream dosage form: Adults and teenagers—One 100,000-unit applicatorful inserted into the vagina one or two times a day for two weeks. Or, your doctor may want you to insert one 500,000-unit applicatorful into the vagina once a day.
Is there a natural alternative to nystatin?
Clove oil According to a 2005 in vivo and in vitro study on immunosuppressed rats, the main compound in clove oil (eugenol) was found to be as effective in treating oral thrush as the antifungal drug nystatin (Mycostatin).
Does nystatin treat yeast infections?
This medication is used to treat vaginal fungal infections, commonly called vaginal yeast infections. It helps to reduce itchiness, redness, and irritating discharge. Nystatin works by stopping the growth of the fungus.
What happens if you use nystatin on the vagina?
Can I use nystatin cream in my vaginal area?
Do not apply this medication in the eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same times each day. Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after starting nystatin.