Nystatin literally kills candida (thrush), and a variety of other fungal and yeast species.
Four types of Nystatin – how to choose
- Nystatin pastilles – are used to treat fungal infections of the mouth (oral.)
- Nystatin cream – is for treatment of fungal infections of the skin (topical/dermal.)
- Nystatin powder for suspension (dissolve powder in water) – treats fungal infection of the intestines.
- Nystatin vaginal tablets or vaginal cream, if you temporarily stop having sex – treats thrush.
Side Effects of Nystatin
All four types of Nystatin listed above, may, on the odd occasion, cause the following side effects:
- fast heartbeat/closing of the throat/swollen tongue/difficulty in breathing/etc.
- skin: redness/irritation/blisters/etc.
If you experience any of these types of side effects, stop using the product, and seek help from your doctor, or if a severe reaction has occurred, seek help at an emergency facility.
This anti-fungal medicine may have other unlisted side-effects, so approach with caution if you suffer from allergies.
If you are pregnant or nursing, or if you are concerned about Nystatin interaction with other medication, ask your doctor.
Anti-fungals may not interact well with your body, depending on a wide variety of factors. So keep in mind that there are alternative treatments. A few examples:
Vaginal thrush/candida – responds well to douching with a saline solution. Simply dissolve a few tablespoons of salt in a large bowl of water. Sit in the water, encouraging the liquid to move up your vagina. Candida cannot live in a saline (salt) solution. Relief should be felt within a few minutes. Don’t worry if it tingles a bit. Repeat several times a day.
Athltete’s Foot – this fungal infection of the toes responds well to essential oils. Put 8 drops of Ti-tree and 8 drops of lavender into 2 oz water. Shake before use, for a few seconds. Apply to infected area , several times a day.