Yeast live in the vagina all the time in small, harmless numbers. But when these fungi grow out of control, the resulting itchiness, burning, and redness are extremely uncomfortable. In some cases, a thick, white, odorless discharge, resembling cottage cheese, also appears. Lactobacillus bacteria (a healthy type) normally keep the vagina’s pH and yeast levels in check. But the balance can be tipped by antibiotics, corticosteroids, uncontrolled diabetes, or raised estrogen levels from birth control or pregnancy. Yeast is caused by fungi known as Candida Albican. Mostly this infection is caused in virginal area, it can be found under the breasts, lower abdomen, nail beds and under skin folds.
Causes of yeast infection
- chronic health
- oral contraceptives
Women can also suffer from yeast infection after menopause because of low estrogen levels. Majority of people suffer from yeast infection at least once in their life.
Symptoms of Yeast Infection
- swelling in or around the infected part
- vaginal pain
- burning feeling with urine
- odorless vaginal discharge
Home Remedies for Yeast Infection
Yogurt to Treat Yeast Infection
Presence of Lactobacillus and acidophilus bacteria in yogurt helps to restrain the growth of yeast infection in our body. To over yeast infection use plain yogurt, unsweetened. In case the infection is in external part of the body apply message the infected area with yogurt it will give a soothing and comforting effect and relief from itching. If the infection is in vaginal area make a mixture of yogurt and tampon and insert in the infected area for two hours twice a day. Make yogurt part of your diet.
Yeast Infection!!! Use Coconut Oil
Antifungal nature of coconut oil helps to prevent the fungi from growing causing yeast infection. Rub the infected area with coconut oil twice or thrice a day to get relief from burning. You can also add cinnamon oil to coconut oil to get relief and also limit the growth of infection. If your mouth part is infected you can gargle with oil mixture for 5 to 10 minutes or so add a drop of tea tree oil for more effective out comes. Don’t drink the solution. Repeat this thrice a day.
Magical Apple Cider Vinegar for Yeast Infection
The pungent smell and unique components help in controlling the yeast infection and result in eliminating the fungi responsible for yeast infection. Make a juice like mixture of two table spoon apple cider vinegar and one cup of water drink it twice or thrice a day. Add vinegar to hot bath and wash your body with it specially the infected area to get relief from itching and inflammation. Can also make the solution by mixing apple cider vinegar and vinegar add them to plain water and apply it to the part have yeast infection. Leave it on for half an hour then wash it with water.
Popular Garlic for Yeast Infection
Garlic is very popular in treating various illnesses. Antifungal, antibacterial and antibodies present in garlic help fight of yeast infection. Giving relief and curing the infection. Make paste of garlic cloves by grinding them rub the paste to the infected part of your body having yeast infection. Might sting a little but will give relief. In case fresh garlic is not available take garlic oil and mix it with coconut oil and vitamin E oil message the mixture to infected and part. Consuming raw and fresh garlic also prove beneficial in treating yeast infection.
Cranberries to Treat Yeast Infection
Cranberries are antibacterial antifungal in nature which prevents the fungi from growing causing yeast infection. Cranberries are also good for treating bladder infections. Consume un-sweetened cranberries juice as much as you can to get rid of the infection. In case unsweetened cranberries juice is not available take cranberry medicines twice a day. Tablets are readily available with any medical store or pharmacy.
Antiseptic and Antifungal Boric Acid
Boric acid contains antiseptic and antifungal nature. Pregnant women should avoid using boric acid. Mix boric acid with water and rub it against the infected area leave it for 5 minutes then wash it with water. Repeat the procedure for two weeks once a day.
Tea Tree Oil To Get Rid Of Yeast Infection
Tea tree oil has very influential and valuable antifungal nature. Result in helping cure yeast infections. Women who have conceived should avoid using tea tree oil as some of the elements of the oil are harmful for the baby. Make a mixture of tea tree oil with water and olive oil and apply the diluted oil to the infected area few times a day. Also add almond oil to the mixture. To cure vaginal yeast infections pour two to three drops of tea tree oil to tampon and insert in your vagina for two hours. Do this twice a day.
Cure Yeast Infection with Oregano Oil
Antifungal property of oregano oil helps in fighting of yeast infection. It also regulates your immune system. Oregano oil might sting a little if applied alone therefore mix oregano oil with olive oil and apply to the infected area. One can also take two tablets of oregano oil twice a day. Do any one of the procedure to get an effective relief from yeast infection.
Calendula for Yeast Infection
Calendula is a very beneficial herb helps in curing yeast infection because of its antifungal and anti- inflammatory nature. Grind two or three leaves of calendula herb and directly massage the infected part with them. Do this twice or thrice a day. You can also make tea of calendula herb do not drink calendula tea if you are pregnant. In case herb is not available use calendula lotion.
Olive Leaf Extract
Olive leafs extract are rich in so many properties like they are antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory help to cure yeast infection. It can help to refurbish good bacteria in your body. These wonderful home remedies will quickly relief yeast infection. Stay Heathy!!!