Anyone who has suffered from a yeast infection can vouch for the discomfort and embarrassment associated with it. Every woman suffers from a yeast infection at least once, at some point. While a yeast infection is not dangerous, it can cause a lot of discomfort.
While antibiotics and topical ointments are an option, there are several natural, safe, easy and effective ways to cure a yeast infection.
Natural Cure For Yeast Infection
Organic yogurt is a safe and an effective remedy against yeast infections. It helps in restoring the pH balance within the vagina and also restores the flora. Use plain organic yogurt.
Yogurt also cools and soothes the vagina, thereby reducing the itchy sensation that is commonly associated with yeast infections. It can be used both topically and also within the vagina. Apply a teaspoon or two within the vagina and also around it. Wash it away after a few hours.
Yeast is known to thrive in warm and moist conditions. It is therefore important to keep the area clean and dry. Wearing clean and dry cotton underwear will help keep the area dry, since cotton absorbs moisture. Avoid wearing tight fitting underwear and thongs. Instead, opt for slightly loose or well-fitting underwear. Also, wear clothes that are loose and do not cling to the body.
Everyone suffers from a yeast infection at some point in their lives. Do not get overly stressed if you suffer from such an infection. A yeast infection is easy to cure. Relax and know that you will be free from this infection soon enough.
Stress can increase the production of yeast, since the immune system plummets during stressful situations. Relaxation can be in any form – taking some time out for yourself, meditating and exercising are just some forms of relaxation.
The use of cranberries to cure infections is not new. They have been used to cure dental plaque, ulcers and also urinary tract infections. They are rich in antioxidants and are believed to have antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is because of this anti-fungal property that they are used in the treatment of yeast infections. Cranberry juice that contains no added preservatives or artificial sweeteners, taken orally will help restore the pH balance within the vagina.
Tea Tree Oil (Organic)
Tea tree oil contains anti-fungal properties that fight off infections. Just a few drops of this powerful oil are enough to do the job. Gently apply a few drops of tea tree oil on your finger.
Insert the finger into the vagina and apply it gently on the walls of the vagina. Alternatively, you can also apply a few drops on a tampon and insert it into the vagina. Do this for two or three days continuously for relief of symptoms.
Gentle And Mild Soaps
Soaps and other feminine products contain chemicals that can increase the itching sensation associated with yeast infections. They also rob the skin of vital oils that help fight infections. Opt for safe and gentle soaps that will help restore the pH levels in the vagina.
Garlic is a very powerful anti-fungal ingredient. It is also known to contain antibacterial properties. Eating a few cloves of garlic a day will help fight and ward off yeast infections.
Crush a few cloves of garlic and apply the juice around the vagina. Wash this off after ten minutes.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is known to help soothe the itch that is associated with yeast infections. It is safe enough to be used inside the vagina and therefore can be used as a douche; however, it has to be diluted before using. Mix the vinegar with water in the ratio of 3 tablespoons of vinegar to a quart of water.
Probiotics are known to increase the flora within the vagina and also ward off yeast infections. When taking antibiotics, the chances of developing a yeast infection are increased. By eating foods that are rich in probiotics or consuming probiotic supplements you can fight off a yeast infection.