Home Remedies for Yeast Infection (Do They Work?)

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Home Remedies for Yeast Infection

 

There are a lot of women that feel a sense of embarrassment when they develop a yeast infection which in most of the cases, takes root within their vagina.

Just the thought of telling their partner or their doctor can be a hurdle that they are not willing to cross.

These women really only wish they could solve their problem in the privacy of their own home.

They want their yeast infection to be a skeleton in the closet that nobody finds out. It’s tough enough to furtively scratch the constant itch below without anyone noticing.

Most government spies have easier missions.

The upside or good news is that home remedies for yeast infection can be used to treat the problem quite effectively.

OK so maybe you’re wondering… There must be a bit of bad news too, right?

Well it’s not actually bad news. It’s more like sensible advice.

If this is the first time you are experiencing the unbearable itching, burning sensations, a swollen feeling in your vagina, etc.

You may not know if it’s a yeast infection or maybe some nasty different condition.

In cases like these, you must see a doctor so that a proper diagnosis can be done to determine if you really do have a yeast infection or it’s some other condition that is more serious.

If you have had yeast infections before and they are a recurring problem, you will recognize the symptoms and self-diagnosis will do.

You probably do not want to keep seeing your doctor repeatedly for yeast infections.

After all, no lady wants anyone to know she has so many yeast infections that she could be baking bread below.

But all insensitive jokes aside, yeast infections are a real inconvenience and the symptoms can be annoying and highly aggravating.

You will want to treat it fast and effectively.

The best way to do this will be to get antifungal creams or powders. It could be the prescribed kind or the over-the counter kind.

Of course, to get the prescribed kind, you will need to see the doctor. Worry not. The over-the-counter remedies are effective too.

If they have no effect on your yeast infection, then you really should be seeing the doctor.

Topical antifungal creams will have to be applied directly on the affected area. You will probably want to do this one on your own.

The most common drugs used to treat yeast infections are nystatin (Mycostatin), miconazole (Micatin, Monistat), terconazole (Terzol) and clotrimazole (Lotrimin, Mycelex).

In most cases, you will effectively be able to treat it if you follow the instructions on the literature that comes with the drugs.

All these creams, drugs and antifungal powders can be applied by you in the privacy of your own home. You can treat this problem on your own without turning it into a party.

There is one point worth noting though. All drugs, creams, medication, etc. while effective are temporary measures.

They will alleviate your discomfort and get rid of the infection. However, all yeast infections are the result of some imbalance within your body.

As long as these imbalances are not fixed, the possibility of recurring episodes is a very real nightmare.

One example would be women who get yeast infections because of their diet. They are consuming too many foods that are high in sugar.

Their bodies do not agree with so much sugar and the internal checks and balances are thrown off.

The yeast loves the presence of sugar and multiplies rapidly causing infections.

This problem can be eliminated if only the women would just change their diet.

Just like the above mentioned example, your best bet at preventing yeast infections from appearing like an uninvited relative will be to discover what is causing them to occur and take the necessary counter measures.

This will be the most effective and intelligent approach to dealing with this problem over the long run.

Natural Remedy for Yeast Infection

Manuka Honey & Yogurt

How the Remedy Works

Yeast infections (also known as candida) are a type of infection caused by microscopic yeast that can affect the breasts, nail beds and vaginal area.

This manuka honey and yogurt remedy helps to treat yeast infections in the following ways:

1. Manuka Honey: Manuka honey fights the inflammation caused by yeast infections and alleviates many of their unpleasant symptoms.

2. Yogurt: Probiotic yogurt inhibits the growth of the yeast which cause infections.

How to Prepare the Yeast Infection Remedy

1. Add 1 teaspoon of manuka honey to 1 cup of probiotic yogurt, mix it well and then eat it.

2. Use this remedy up to 4 times per day until the yeast infection subsides.

 

 

“So if you are looking for options other than the medication that you can get from your pharmacist, it might also be worth considering some home remedies for yeast infection.”


 

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