Saturday, April 14, 2012

Some home remedies for yeast infection

You will never know what can be very useful in your kitchen. Just a little flick of your hand, your basic ingredients and seasonings may become an effective medical kit which can remedy injuries like simple cuts and get rid of infections like yeast infections. The microorganisms Candida albicans, causes yeast infections. But don’t be surprised to know that home remedies for yeast infection can be very effective in getting rid of theose microorganisms.

Candida is a kind of microorganism that is always present in our body. When its environment, including our body, changes the growth of the fungi suddenly increases which causes the infections. This change in the environment may vary from acid and alkaline imbalance to poor nutrition. Some triggers also include an increase intake of sugar, changes in the body’s hormones, antibiotics, and even birth control pills. Any one of these or combination of these factors can trigger the proliferation of the fungi resulting to infections bringing with it the problems of itching, burning, irritation, and the presence of white or yellowish discharge.

Although a number of products are commercially available to help soothe the discomfort brought by yeast infection, you might find these products a little expensive or buying them would be quite inconvenient or you need the remedy this instant. Also, there might be a chance that the fungi develop a resistance to commercially available medicines.

Some of the remedies that have been recommended include the use of borax especially if the yeast infection causes discharge that looks like egg white; calcarea carbonica to help with the itching and burning sensations felt before and after menstruation; kali bichromicum to remedy a very uncomfortable discharge with itching and burning; natrum muriaticum; pulsatilla; sepia; and sulphur.

You can fight microorganisms with other microorganisms. We’re talking about the use of probiotics which are friendly microbial organisms that occur naturally in the digestive tract and vagina. The growth of probiotic microorganism suppresses the growth of the Candida which cases the infections. It’s a battle of microorganisms.

There’s a big chance that these remedies are not readily available in your homes. There are natural and more home made remedies that are available to you.

Garlic has been found to be effective by some people when it comes to treating yeast infections. What you can do is get a couple of garlic cloves and smash and convert it into paste. You then apply that garlic paste around the vagina area. The antibacterial properties of garlic can help in getting rid of those pesky fungi. The only setback would be the smell.

A not so smelly alternative would be the use of honey. However, the smell may not be as strong as garlic but the stickiness of honey would be quite uncomfortable. Nevertheless, according to testimonials applying honey on the affected regions helps alleviate the various symptoms of the infection. You apply honey and leave it for about 30 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Another good antibacterial and antifungal remedy would be vinegar. Vinegar mixed in warm water is said to be quite effective. You need to soak the area for at least 20 minutes though to see and feel some effects. Cider vinegar is said to be more effective.

These are but a few of the home remedies for yeast infection. There might be a couple of others that you might heard of but before you decide to use them, it would be best to ask around or read more about them to make sure that you won’t be doing more harm than good.

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Treating a yeast infection (home remedies?)?

wondering if anyone has a treatment for yeast infections at home, rather than buying the store bought stuff

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Here are 4 natural remedies to dealing with yeast infection:

Yogurt - Something to try that might help ease yeast infection symptoms is yogurt. Yogurt is good for
individuals suffering from yeast infections because yogurt contains an active bacteria known to kill the yeast fungus. However, if you don't like the taste of yogurt, the flavored ones that come with fruits slices at the bottom are a great alternative. Or you can visit your pharmacist, whereby he can give you a product called Lactinex, which contain the same active fungus-killing bacteria that yogurt does. The application of yogurt in the affected area almost immediately relieves the itch. And in a matter of 1-2 days, the yeast build-up would begin to fade.

Tree oil - Taking a warm tub bath with a few drops of tea tree oil can also help to relieve external symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection. This bath will simply rinse the area continuously with water and tea tree oil. An alternative is also to try a warm bath with a cup of apple cider vinegar mixed in. Both these baths will temporarily soothe the external itching and burning associated with a yeast infection.

Apple Cider Vinegar - This is a great natural treatment as it can bring about quick results for the acute episode of yeast infection. However, like all natural treatments - they do not always work.

Garlic. - Garlic is well know remedy for dealing with many kinds of diseases. Garlic has amazing healing properties and works really well against yeast buildup.

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  • Insert unpasteurized, plain yogurt with a small spoon or spatula or vaginal cream applicator. Insert at night and wear a pad. Repeat for three to seven nights, until symptoms disappear. Douching with yogurt and water can help, too. It also helps to eat a lot of yogurt.

    Insert a garlic suppository. Carefully peel one clove of garlic. Wrap in gauze and insert into the vagina. Leave in for up to twelve hours. Repeat as necessary. It also helps to eat a lot of garlic.

    Drink cranberry juice. Unsweetened is best.

    Insert Potassium Sorbate. This is used in home beer-making and can be found at wine-making stores. Dip a cotton tampon into a 3% solution (15 grams of Potassium Sorbate in one pint of water) and insert into the vagina at night. Remove in the morning.

    Drink or eat Acidophilus. It's available in powder or capsules in health food stores or found in some milk and yogurt products. (Read the label; some dairy products have added acidophilus.)

    Douche with a vinegar/water solution. One tablespoon of vinegar to one quart of water, once a day. Especially effective when used with yogurt suppositories.


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  • The store bought stuff always seems to take care of the problem in the short term, but it always comes back eventually, whether it's days, weeks or months later. It's really frustrating.

    The article below mentions a home remedy regiment that is supposed to take care of the problem permanently, with no re-occurrences. It might be worth checking out.

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  • You really need to be sure what you have is a yeast infection. Visist your doctor to verify that's what you have. The best treatment I know of is the Diflucan pill. You'll need a prescription for that.
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  • when I was expecting my first son I had a yeast infection and my doc told me to use baking soda (not powder) , put it in warm water and apply generously with a wash cloth.
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  • plain, no-sugar-added yogurt. apply inside and out. couple times a day, couple days. works like a charm, costs less than a dollar, no problems with resistance.
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  • sorry but iv never heard of home remedies for treating a yeast infection. although i know that the store bought stuff works fine when i have one.
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