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.
Thrush When to Worry Parents
If you notice white patches in your baby'smouth, she may have something called thrush. Thrush is a yeast infection that's extremelycommon in babies. It looks icky, but the good news is it's not hard to treat. Here are waysto know your baby may have thrush. There are white patches on her tongue, lips, gums, roofof her mouth, or inner cheeks. It's sometimes confused remaining breast milk or formulaleft on the tongue. But milk should easily wipe off, and thrush won't. The yeast mayalso spread to her diaper area where it will appear as a shiny, red rash. Another signis that she's fussy while breastfeeding. She may pull away because her mouth is sore. Ifyour baby has thrush, your will probably
prescribe an antifungal solution and it shouldclear up in a few days. Make sure you use the treatment for as long as it's prescribed.By the way, if you have red, itchy or burning nipples, or you feel a shooting pain in yourbreast after nursing, you probably have the infection, too. You may need to take Ibuprofenfor pain and apply an antifungal cream to your nipples. You may also need to pump fora few days until you heal. Treating both mom and baby is important, so you don't pass theinfection back and forth to one another.