Thursday, April 12, 2012

How to Fight Yeast Infection At Home

There are many causes of yeast infection. These include wearing tight jeans or underwear and certain antibiotics such as steroids and birth control pills. To make matters worse, this is common among women especially during child bearing age. This begins with a slight itch in the vagina. The only good news is that this can be treated and there are certain things you can use to fight this at home.

You can use Cranberry pills. This is sold over the counter in the drug store. What makes it so effective is that the ingredients help the body’s immune system to fight back the spread of the fungus until this once again reaches normal levels.

Another option will be to use apple cider vinegar and applying some on a cotton ball. Those who decide to try it should expect to feel a slight sting after applying but this can be countered by mixing it with a little garlic. Naturally, this vital organ will also smell. You can fix this by diluting in some water.

Yogurt is another alternative. You will only need to get a teaspoon and then apply this directly in the affected area or on a tampon first. If you don’t have yogurt, use curds. This should be applied twice a day until the infection is gone.

You can also mix olive leaf and grape fruit seed extract together with water and then apply this using a cotton bud. You can also get the same result using raw garlic juice. Just rub this over your fingers and then rub it over the affected area.

Whichever you use, you must never have sexual intercourse because this is an STD or sexually transmitted disease that could also cause problems for your male partner. If treatment for yeast infection takes about a week, this could lasts longer than you anticipated.

If treatment for yeast infection is not working, then it is time to try something that can be given by your doctor. There are creams, tablets or suppositories which are often recommended rather than using oral medication.

One thing women should keep in mind about yeast infection is that although this is caused by a fungus known as Candida, this is normally present in the body. If you are not experiencing any symptoms that are associated with it such as itching, soreness or burning then it should not be treated because it is not a disease.

Aside from the fact that yeast infection is treatable, there are also ways to prevent this from ever happening. The best is to drink a glass or two of milk daily as this ensures that there will never be an overgrowth of yeast down there. You must also avoid wearing tight pants or underwear. If you go swimming, get out of the wet swimsuit right away. Do not also use douches, feminine sprays, scented toilet paper and deodorant tampons.

You can fight yeast infection at home or with the help of your doctor because treatment is different for women who are pregnant. Sometimes you don’t even have to anything as this will clear up on its own. However, if this should happen again, then the doctor should do a more thorough examination and use hormone therapy to reverse or treat it.

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Is There really a way to cure Yeast infection naturally, at home?

Found some information on the web about how to cure yeast infection at home naturally, what is the best way and does it work?

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Dear Grace, About 2 years ago, I developed a severe case of vaginal yeast infectionthat would not let up. The itching, burning and swelling of my labia were simply unbearable. I have purchased several over-the-counter treatments, including Monistat cream to subside the symptoms. While it worked initially, eventually things wore off and left me with an even worse infection than before. The same goes for the antibiotics I took with the advice of my doctor. I felt horrible.

After doing some research online, I found out about a program called 'natural cure for yeast infection' . Turned out to be a very effective way to cure yeast with only Natural means. In less than 7 hours, I felt a tremendous relief. Two weeks later and I became completely free from the unbearable vaginal itching, burning, swelling and discharge. Using your methods, I have kept my chronic yeast infection at bay ever since. No more drugs or OTC’s for me.

You can read about the treatment and why it works so well on this website: I would wholeheartedly advise you to do as I did. It Helped me and from what I am able to judge from their site, countless other people.

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Thanks for sharing your experience. Bought the book you referred to and must say the results are already impressive. Thanks!!

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  • You better go to the Gynecologist to be check out. One thing that helps is after taking a bath get some plain yogurt that says has live cultures and rub it all over you vagina, do it every day for a week. Is ok, non toxic since you can eat it, right? Also try to shower with a plain no odor soap, like the Unscented Dove. You can also try eating yogurt with live cultures and also cranberry juice.
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  • i,ve been told by women that cranberry juice is effective, as it,s a natural antibiotic. just be careful it doesn,t morph into a kidney infection, which can be a killer.
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  • a table spoon of plain yogurt at bed time, is what i have heard. You have in insert it inside. Then let it fall out in the morning. (never used it though)
    also cranberry juice (about a cup a day) can prevent it.
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  • Miconazole Nitrate is cheaper, rapidly absorbed, and widely available OTC as athlete's foot or vaginal remedy, generally well tolerated and proven effective against all spore-based infection.
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  • No, you can buy some over the counter stuff at the drug store or pharmacy department.

    Yogurt is bacterial and yeast is that crap makes no sense.
    • 2 years ago
    Mixing Home Remedies?
    May 25th, 2010I know the best home remedies are plain yogurt, acidophilus, garlic, tea tree oil, (ac)vinegar and hydrogen peroxide, so I rotate between these. But can I mix any of them together to make a super yeast killing potion? 
    I mixed the peroxide and ACV with water in a spray bottle and use it occasionally throughout the day. It seems to help and usually make the itch go away. Then I read that mixing the two causes a reaction of parecetic acid, so not sure if that is not good for down there? 
    Which are safe and more effective when mixed? 
    Thanks L
    SparklesSreplied June 19th, 2010Hello! 
    I actually do mix it and haven't had any problems. I usually purchase the Extra Cleansing Douche Vinegar and water. I about 1/3 to 1/2 of the liquid out and add the peroxide and two acidophilus capsules. I let it sit for about a hour. I do this each time there is a change in my discharge. It's VERY effective for fighting BV.
    funkytoenailreplied October 11th, 2011you can also find out many more home remedies like apple cider vinegar, etc in order to cure yeast infection naturally. But it is very important to consult a doctor for curing the disease.
    source: Yeast Infection Forum - Mixing Home Remedies? 

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