Natural Health Hygiene How to Treat a Yeast Infection Naturally
Yeast infections are common in women, butthey can also be found in children and in men. I'm Lauren Roy for Sugar Hollow Farmin Phillipston, Mass. Yeast infections are very unpleasant. The first thing you needto do if you think you have a yeast infection is have it checked out, diagnosed properly.Be careful taking any of the overthecounter medicines because they can have side effects.You can treat it naturally with acidophilus, which comes in a capsule form. Get the kindthat you have to keep in your refrigerator. And double up on that and that will help balancethe amount of yeast in your body. You can also use yogurt nutritionally as well as topicallyto balance the amount of yeast in your body,
which we all have yeast. It's just that sometimesit overgrows and becomes unpleasant. So you have to bring it back down to a normal amountand it's very helpful to do that naturally. You just eat your yogurt, make sure that it'sthe kind that has the active cultures, and you take your acidophilus, drink plenty ofwater, keep yourself clean, and wear cotton underwear. You also want to make sure thatif you're taking antibiotics, you are also eating yogurt andor taking acidophilus becauseantibiotics can sometimes cause yeast infections. This is Lauren Roy for Sugar Hollow Farm inPhillipston, Mass.
Yeast Infection Home Remedies for Yeast Infection
Home Remedies for Yeast Infection1. Yogurt Lactobacillus acidophilus, a ï¿½friendlyï¿½strain of bacteria present in yogurt, can control the growth of infection in the body. For treating a yeast infection, only use plain,unsweetened yogurt. You can externally apply plain yogurt on theaffected skin area and let it sit for at least 20 to 30 minutes, or preferebly overnight. This will help relieve the itching sensation.
For a vaginal yeast infection, dip a tamponin yogurt and then insert it in the vagina for two hours. Do this twice a day. Also include yogurt in your diet plan. 2. Coconut Oil Coconut oil has effective antifungal propertiesthat can kill the fungi responsible for yeast infections.
Externally apply coconut oil on the affectedareas three times a day. You can also make a mixture of equal amountsof coconut oil and cinnamon oil. Apply it on the affected skin area to controlthe growth of the infection. In case of oral thrush, swish the oil in yourmouth for five to 10 minutes. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oilor cinnamon oil and then use. Do not swallow. Do this at least three times a day. 3.
Apple Cider Vinegar Both apple cider vinegar and white vinegarcontain some distinctive components that can control a yeast infection and get rid of thefungi causing it. Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar(organic apple cider vinegar should be murky brown in color) in one cup of warm water anddrink it twice daily for a few days. Prepare a hot bath and add some vinegar. Soak your body in this bath for about an hour. Soon the skin irritation and itching willlessen.
Alternatively, you can dilute white or applecider vinegar with plain water and then apply it externally on the affected skin area. Leave it on for half an hour and then rinseit off with water. 4. Garlic Garlic is a very wellknown herb that canbe used to cure various ailments. The antifungal, antibacterial and naturalantibiotic components present in garlic can be highly effective in treating any kind ofyeast infection.
Crush a few garlic cloves and make a pasteout of it. Apply the garlic paste directly onto the affectedskin area. If you do not have fresh garlic, you can dilutegarlic oil with vitamin E oil and a few drops of coconut oil and apply it to the affectedskin. You can also take a couple of garlic tabletsor eat a few fresh garlic cloves daily. Eating fresh cloves can cause bad breath,but it is very effective in treating yeast infections. 5.