Yeast Infections and Natural Remedies

Natural remedies for yeast infection

Nearly all women are acquainted with yeast infections. Much experience treating Candidiasis has led to a sizable body of knowledge about natural remedies for yeast infection.  It has a fairly common incidence. A simple yeast overgrowth can occur in the mouth, (“thrush“), or on the feet, (athlete’s foot), or in the vaginal area, a condition called vaginitis. It inflames whatever area it infects with itching, soreness and burning.

Vaginal wet mount of candidal vulvovaginitis


Vaginal wet mount of candidal vulvovaginitis.
Courtesy Häggström, Mikael. “Medical gallery of Mikael Häggström 2014”. Wikiversity Journal of Medicine 1 (2). DOI:10.15347/wjm/2014.008

The body holds a certain amount of yeast equalized at the normal pH, with other natural elements. Ordinarily, the vagina has a particular amount of yeast, but if the amount of alkalinity rises, the yeast amount can increase too much, resulting in yeast infection, as the alkalinic pH enhances growth conditions for the yeast.

Over the counter bubble baths, aromatic powders, or sprays and a diet high in sugar can also contribute to vaginal yeast infections. Unfortunately, here is where size matters also. In the warm, sometimes damp folds of skin, and in the vagina of an overweight individual, yeast infection can start easily.

Hormonal changes during pregnancy also add to the chance of having an infection, just as medications for an infection elsewhere in the body can cause a yeast infection. However, there are several remedies to heal a yeast contagion. Yeast infections can also appear on the skin. There are some proven home remedies to treat skin yeast infections. Also common are oral yeast infections. There are a number of effective treatments for thrush in both adults and children.

Although not as common in men, yeast infection still occurs. In fact, there are some surprisingly good male yeast infection treatments available.

Home Preparations

For natural home remedies for yeast infection, a non-prescription solution women swear by is eating yogurt daily combined with an over-the-counter pro-biotic. Another treatment is to insert a boric acid capsule into the vagina at night for a week to ten days for complete relief. If, however, it causes burning, discontinue immediately.

Garlic cloves or tea tree oil, inserted into the vagina, are said to cure a yeast infection. Regarding home remedies to cure yeast infection, there are a variety of surprisingly effective natural remedies for treating a yeast infection.

Medical Treatments

For treatment for a yeast infection, any of the above preparations may heal or help your situation. You will know when to seek the advice and guidance of a medical doctor. If you are diabetic, or pregnant, do not wait to see a physician about your situation. The doctor may suggest an over-the-counter treatment such as Miconazole (the generic version of Monistat®), Clotrimazole, (the generic formula of Gyne-Lotrimin®), or Tioconazole which is the generic of Vagistat®. These may be creams or suppositories. The instructions will advise how often to use the product and for how long a time period. If there is a “7” at the end of the name of the solution, it is meant for seven days usage. If there is a “3”, it is more concentrated, use for 3 days.

Stop the treatments immediately if you have a fever, nausea or burning/itching or a headache and stomach ache. Call your doctor if any of these outcomes occur. Always complete the entire cycle of treatment for candida albicans to rid the body of the yeast infection.

Your physician may recommend a prescription for relief of the yeast infection. There is Diflucan®, an oral “one dose” pill that kills the infection all over the body. There may be mild side effects, a headache or stomach discomfort. This pill is not for pregnant women.

Nizoral® is a powerful, broad spectrum pill that will relieve you of a yeast infection. It however has side effects that can damage the liver. Do not take it if you are, or plan to get, pregnant.

Take good care of your body, don’t wait if you have a yeast infection to get the best care possible.

In the following, a lady shows an effective home remedy for vaginal yeast infection. This video is well worth watching.

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