Home remedies for yeast infection

There are many types of fungal or yeast infections that could affect a person’s body. The presence of these microscopic fungi on our body is undeniable.

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It is there but it is controlled. Sometimes, however, an overgrowth of them, or a cut that would give them an opening to invade under the skin, could cause an infection. These fungi especially love warm, moist area. Candidiasis is also known as yeast infection. The most common of this yeast infection is found in women – it is Candida Albicans or vaginal yeast infection and this is what we are going to focus on.

About 75% of all women have suffered from yeast infection. It is the most common type of yeast infection and, thank goodness, it is treatable and curable and often is not a serious condition albeit embarrassing for some to admit they have.

When the acidic levels drop in the vagina either during a menstrual cycle, taking oral antibiotics, use of steroids and conditions such as diabetes or anything that could affect the acidic level in the body – the fungi will start multiplying and thus causing a vaginal infection as this fungi longs for warm, moist areas.

Yeast infection is a minor problem that usually cures in a few days. Vaginal discomfort, itching, white discharge are the major symptoms of vaginal yeast infection.

Some women would rather turn to natural home remedies for yeast infection instead of seeing a doctor or using over the counter medication. Here are some suggested home remedies for yeast infection:

Garlic – make a past of garlic pods and wrap it in cheese cloth. Insert into the vagina, with a part of the cheesecloth hanging out so you can easily pull it out. Leave the cheesecloth with the garlic in for 20 minutes. Also, you can apply the paste around the vaginal skin. This could burn a bit but some women who’ve tried this say it’s the best home remedy for yeast infection.

Some women also use Tea Tree Oil. Take a tampon and put a few drops on the tampon. Insert into the vagina. Do this morning and night for a few days.

One of the home remedies for yeast infection that women swear by is the use of honey. It is the stickiest and most uncomfortable way to cure vaginal yeast infection but they say it “works wonders”. Pour a liberal amount of honey on all affected areas while sitting on the toilet. Stay on the toilet for about 20 minutes. After this, they recommend that you take a warm bath. After the bath, dry the vaginal area thoroughly and you’d feel so much better after this treatment. Do this in the morning and at night before bed time.

Another easy and effective of the home remedies for yeast infection is bathing in vinegar. A tub of warm water, mix in a cup of vinegar, although any vinegar will do most women reported that apple cider vinegar offers the best results. Sit in the tub for about 20 minutes. When done, dry the vaginal area thoroughly

Yogurt does wonders to the body when eaten and apparently you can use it to cure vaginal infection too. Dip a tampon into the yogurt and insert the tampon in the vagina. Do this in the morning and at night. Be sure to take that tampon out sometime late in the morning. This treatment is best done before going to bed at night. Or you could also take a tablespoon of yogurt and insert that into the vagina.

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