Nystatin Treatment Alternatives

nystatin-yeast-infection-treatmentNystatin is commonly prescribed by doctors to treat fungal infections such as yeast infections in patients.

While sometimes this may be a necessary treatment protocol, it never addresses the underlying problem.

Also, because of nystatin’s potential side effects it shouldn’t be used on a regular basis.

What is Nystatin

This chemical works by interfering with the cell walls and membranes of Candida albicans yeast, which eventually kills the cell and prevents it from reproducing.

Side Effects?

Nystatin is well tolerated by most people but some side effects have been reported. The most common are allergic reactions to the chemical. Also, it can interact with other medications.

Itching, irritation, burning, diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain, and skin rash have been reported and should be addressed by a doctor if they occur.


As with most anti-fungals, Candida yeast can develop a resistance to this medication that would limit its effectiveness. This happens more frequently with over-use.

Alternative Treatment

Nystatin is a good treatment for people who may get an occasional yeast infection, but for those that get chronic yeast infections, more natural methods of treatment should be considered.

Many have found relief from chronic yeast infections by following a nutritionally based Candida eliminating diet.

A Candida diet involves eliminating foods that feed yeast living in the human body, building up the body’s natural defenses against fugal parasites, and utilizing herbs that also naturally prevent the growth of Candida albicans as well as other fungi in and on the human body.

If you are interested in treating your yeast infection in a more natural method, this website will get you started.

Vist the homepage for more information on the steps to naturally eliminate yeast infections or visit my mini-reviews of the best pre-made Candida Diet Programs that tell you all you need to know to be yeast infection free for good.

Source: PubMed Health

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One comment on “Nystatin Treatment Alternatives
  1. Andrea says:

    I have heard good things about grapefruit seed extracts, candida can be really nasty.