People suffering from yeast infections all over the globe are trying to heal their ailments. One problem is that most people start by applying prescription or over-the counter medications to the area where the infection is. You may be looking for home remedies to your yeast infection. This is because you know that although your symptoms may disappear after a while your infections can return.
These medications only treat the symptoms and not the root cause. Many sufferers also experience terrible side effects from these medications. Let’s first review what we know about the root cause of yeast infection. This will help us understand the power and potential benefits of natural home remedies. Candida Albicans!
This is what causes yeast infections. It is a microscopic fungus which lives in the body and does not cause any problems. However, it can grow to a point where it becomes an infection. It can live in your body for as long as you allow it to.
Your body has its own beneficial bacteria that fights the Candida fungus and keeps it at a low level. Your friendly bacteria can become compromised and the Candida Albicans yeast infection can grow. We discussed earlier the side effects of mainstream treatment and how it only addresses the symptoms. Now, sufferers like you are trying to find natural ways to treat yeast infections at home.
Plain yogurt is an effective treatment for yeast infections. It contains active cultures that can kill Candida fungus. Many sufferers find it very effective. It must be unsweetened, plain yogurt without any added sugar or fruit. You can apply yogurt to the affected area or cover a tampon with it overnight if you have a urinary tract infection. Keep going until you feel better. To help with Candida, it is a good idea to eat a lot of the same yogurt each day.
Tip: Make sure to mark the tub that is used for application and keep it separate from the other tubs for eating in your fridge. This will prevent them from being misplaced. This home remedy is a very old one that is being used more often. It is full of vitamins, amino acids, trace elements, nutrients, and other beneficial properties. It must be unpasteurized, un-distilled, and raw. It is full of beneficial ingredients and can alter your body’s pH. This helps to prevent Candida growth.
Make a lather by adding 2 tablespoons vinegar to 2 quarts warm water. Then, use a cotton pad. You can also make a sitz-type bath (low-heat bath) by adding 2 cups vinegar to a low, warm tub. It can also be used internally to aid in digestion. Add 2 to 3 teaspoons to large glasses of water and consume 3 glasses daily.
This one is loved by many women because it contains garlic, which is a natural antifungal agent. Make a paste from a peeled clove garlic and apply it to the affected area. Wrap a peeled clove of garlic in muslin or another cloth and place it in your vagina.
Keep doing this nightly until you feel better. These are just three options to help you treat yeast infection at your home. There are many other options. Some work better than others, it seems. It’s up to you to find the one(s) that works best for your needs.