Saturday, September 10, 2016

Top 8 Treatments of Yeast Infection at Home


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Yeast infection is also known as Candida, and it is caused by fungi or yeast called Candida albicans. It is commonly known to affect the vaginal. It also affects the breast, nail beds, dentures, and skin folds. Vaginitis is a common painful condition caused by yeast infection. It is more common in women. It is often seen in pregnant women. People with different health conditions like diabetes are also affected. I had discussed earlier on this blog the causes, symptoms and prevention of vaginal yeast infections. Yeast infections can come with itching, burning sensation and pain in the affected part. Vaginal discharge is seen in case of vaginal yeast infection.

Here are the 10 Common Home Remedies of Yeast Infection

1) Garlic
Eating a lot of garlic cloves daily will help in fast healing of your yeast infection.  Garlic is a natural anti- bacterial and anti- fungal agent. It has a strong antimicrobial property. Most people do not eat garlic because of bad breath it present. You can peel off the white shell around the clove and put it into the vagina at night (bedtime). Sew a string through the garlic cloves for easy retrieval from the vagina.  Ensure you remove the clove the following morning and dispose. Sometimes, the garlic clove may come out while defecating. You may notice a watery vagina discharge with the use of garlic. One night use of garlic clove may cure the yeast infection. Don’t be surprise to notice the smell of garlic in your mouth even when you put it into the vagina. This is mainly due to the connection between the mouth and vagina. Treatment at night will help reduce the smell being perceived during the day.
In case of high white vagina discharge, use a clean tissue paper to remove clean the discharge. Cut the garlic cloves into halves and insert one half into the vagina. The cut helps to increase the garlic activity. Repeat this in about 2 to 3 nights. If there is no improvement, consult your doctor. Note that high dose of garlic can cause burns to the vagina. Know the size that work for you.
In the absence of garlic clove, you can use garlic oil. Mix it with 'vitamin E' oil and apply on the affected part. You can also mix it with coconut oil. You can also grind the garlic cloves into paste and apply on the affected part.

2). Tea Tree Oil
Organic tea tree oil is a strong fungi cleanser. For vaginal yeast infection, you can place some drops of tea tree oil on your tampon and insert into your vagina for about 5hours. Ensure you remove the tampon before sleeping. Use it morning and evening for few consecutive days. You get a fast relieve of yeast infection symptoms in few days.

3). Yogurt
It contains probiotics which help in fighting and maintaining natural beneficial gut flora.  Yogurt contains Lactobacillus acidophilus which is a good and beneficial bacterium. The natural gut flora prohibits fungal growth like the Candida responsible for yeast infections. Organic plain yogurt can be use topically by inserting about one to two yogurt teaspoons into the vagina. You can also use it to rub the vulva, that is, the vagina area. Ensure that the yogurt does not contain sugar or fruit. Leave the yogurt for some hours before washing it off. You can also use a tampon to apply it. Soak the tampon in yogurt and insert it into the vagina for about 2 hours.

4). Cranberries
 It helps to fight fungal infections like the vaginal yeast infection. It is also use for bladder infection. Organic cranberries help to balance the vagina pH. You can drink its unsweetened juice. Cranberry tablets available in pharmacies and health stores can also be used.  Take the tablet two to three times daily.

5). Oregano Oil
A study published in the Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry journal revealed that wild oregano oil can slow down or stop the growth of Candida albicans.  Oregano oil contains strong anti-fungal agents, for example, carvacrol and thymol. Note that oregano oil should not be used by patients on blood thinners or if you have blood clothing issues.

5). Boric acids
Boric acid is useful in treating severe vaginal yeast infection. It has an antiseptic property. Boric acids are available in form of suppositories which you will insert into your vagina. Do not take boric acid orally. Use a tablet of boric acid once daily for 7 days. Avoid the use of boric acids on broken skin because it is highly toxic.
6). Olive leaf extracts
Olive leaf extracts has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It will help to restore the lost good bacteria.  In order to make your olive leaf extract, get some fine fresh olive leaves and chop. Pour it into a bowl and soak it with vodka. Cover the bowl and allow the extraction process for about three weeks. Then remove the drain the liquid into another bowl. This is the extract and apply the olive extract to the affected part three times daily.

7). Calendula
This herb has antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties that help in treating yeast infections. Taking tea made from calendula helps to treat yeast infection. If you are pregnant, avoid taking calendula. Calendula is also present in the form of lotion and ointment which can be used for yeast infection treatment.

8). Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has effective and powerful antifungal property that can eliminate the causative agent, which is Candida. Apply the coconut oil topically on the affected part. You can also mix it with cinnamon oil or tea tree oil. It can also be use in treating oral thrush by swishing it in your mouth for few minutes for 3 times daily. Do not swallow it. 

I mentioned only 10 remedies, feel free to discuss your experiences; comment and add your own remedies.

When to see your doctor

In few cases, you should avoid treating yeast infection at home especially if you are having yeast infection for the first time. It may be due to another infection.

Conclusion

Home remedies had been use for centuries in treating yeast infections. Home remedies may produce a positive effect and it may not. See your doctor it does not work for you

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