Yeast infections are caused by the bacterium called Candida. The bacterium can cause the yeast in the vaginal cavity to over grow causing uncomfortable itching, heavy vaginal discharge and foul odor. Some women even have a problem with chronic infections. If you think you have chronic infections you should see your doctor as soon as you can.
Life is hell if you’ve got a vaginal yeast infection. Having an infection not only effects your moods causing depression but can also interfere with your sex life and of course causes terrible itch to your genitals.
Many women would rather treat their vaginal yeast infections right from home instead of spending tons of money on doctor visits and prescriptions. Since the dawn of time home remedies have been used with much success to treat vaginal infections. They are readily available and inexpensive as well as being more effective in most cases than pharmaceutical drugs.
Did I say there are no side effects with home remedies. For these home solutions to be successful it’s better to use them as soon as you notice the very first sign of an infection coming.
Home Remedies for Treating Vagina Yeast Infection
Yoghurt for vaginal infection
Do not apply any old yoghurt, it must be natural pure yoghurt only. You should ensure that the yogurt has Lactobacillus Acidophilus cultures. Beneficial bacteria is present in Acidophilus which is what kills yeast. Natural yoghurt can be directly inserted inside the vagina but it’s important to also eat one cup per day. A tampon dipped into the yoghurt and then inserted is the best way to make certain the yoghurt gets inside the vagina. This should be done until the itching is gone. Instead of using an ordinary tampon try freezing the natural yoghurt inside a tampon applicator and insert it that way. Inserting a frozen applicator of yogurt will be a great relief to your itching and burning even though it will be cold.
Garlic for yeast infection
Choosing garlic as a home remedy for yeast infections makes good sense as it’s a strong antifungal. Once again it can be added to the diet but just like with the yoghurt you can insert it into the vagina overnight. How is this method applied? Get a fresh clove of garlic and peel the papery white skin off it then place it in a little piece of guaze tying the ends together with dental floss which will behave as a sort of tampon string.
Teatree oil to treat fishy vaginal odor
Teatree oil is also a natural antifungal that can be inserted into the vagina. You will only require a few drops of teatree oil as it is really strong. Try mixing some teatree oil with some petroleum jelly and smearing this over a tampon. Next place the tampon inside the vagina.
Coconut oil to cure smelly vagina
Medium chain fatty acids have been found to eliminate yeast bacteria, especially Caprylic Acid which is in Coconut oil. Women who live in surroundings that are tropical and have high humidity hardly ever get yeast infections. Being a warm wet environment which is the exact conditions for mold and fungi to develop you would think that women would be more prone to yeast infections. A diet high in coconuts prevents these women from getting yeast infections. You can cook with coconut oil by using it to fry with or in smoothies but is gentle enough to apply straight to the vagina to help with the itch without stinging. It’s very soothing to the skin. When it’s cool coconut oil will solidify but once it’s warm again it will dissolve. Soak a tampon in coconut oil just as we did with the other treatments and place in the vagina all-night.
The four home remedies for yeast infections that I have explained above have been used and have worked for years as home remedies. However, as with any medicine or remedy, things effect people differently and if you find that you have tried yeast infection home remedies and they are not working you should see your doctor as soon as possible. You may need some strong antibiotics.
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