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Why Use Fluconazole Treatment

One of the nastiest types of infection is fungal infection.  Although they are more likely to grow on the skin, there are more serious ones though that develops in the respiratory system and infect not just the lungs, but also the blood and other parts of the body’s internal structure.  When you develop a fungal infection, it is vital that you treat the infection as soon as possible to prevent further growth, development, and spread of the infection.  Failure to do so may mean longer and costlier treatment.  Fluconazole treatment is needed for treating fungal infection.  Fluconazole treatment is an antifungal medication treatment that you take orally.

Most antifungals are applied on the skin directly to where the infection has developed.  However, if the infection has buried further or deeper in to the skin, or the infection has developed inside of the body, such topical type of antifungal will not work on such.  For cases like this, fluconazole treatment is necessary as treatment comes in pill form which you take orally.  The treatment process in using fluconazole treatment is the purging of the infection from the inside of your body.  This effectively gets rid of the infection from your system.

For antifungal fluconazole treatment, it is necessary that you use fluconazole treatment for a course of several days.  The number of days you need to use fluconazole treatment depends on the type of infection that you have developed and the severity that it has.  Course treatment is necessary in completely getting rid of an infection from the body.  This is the very reason why doctors prescribe patients with several days of use of fluconazole treatment when they have a fungal infection.  By completing the course of fluconazole treatment, you will be able to completely purge the fungal infection out of the body. Read more…

Economic turmoil is hurting Canadians' health: CMA survey

Twenty-three percent of Canadians say the recession has affected how they take care of their health.

That disturbing information -- that the economy's problems are causing pain not just in our portfolios -- was revealed in new survey results published by the Canadian Medical Association Monday in Saskatoon in the 9th Annual National Report Card on Health Care (PDF).

The survey showed that the "economic downturn" (as the survey euphemistically calls it) has had dire results for Canadians' health.

  • 25% of Canadians cancelled or pushed back a dentist's appointment
  • 16% skipped meals
  • 32% cut back on their food budgets
  • 14% delayed or skipped buying some prescription medications
  • 23% have slept more poorly
  • 22% chose not to join a new sport or recreational activity
  • 10% cancelled or delayed a doctor's appointment
"Governments have ignored tackling the tough issues facing our health care system," outgoing CMA president Dr Robert Ouellet said in a release. "There is a mistaken impression that health care is somehow insulated from today's harsh economic reality. Our polling results show -- that's just not the case."

Dr Ouellet told reporters on Monday the survey results surprised and concerned him.

The stock market's tumble has also affected the Canadian Medical Association's financial health. The organization has trimmed more than $1 million from its operating budget after it saw its investments shrunk by the recession.

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