How to Treat a Skin Yeast Infection Naturally
Use coconut oil. Coconut oil contains three different fattyacids (caprylic, capric lauric acids) that are fungicidal, which means they kill fungisuch as Candida and other species. These fatty acids within coconut oil killyeast by destroying their cell walls, so it's very unlikely and difficult for fungi to gainresistance against them. Buy a good quality coconut oil (it's likelyto be a solid instead of a liquid) and rub some it into your yeast infection 3x per day. You should see results (less redness and itching)within a week.
Coconut oil is also a popular remedy for fightingsystemic (internal) Candida yeast infections, although its taken orally in such situations. Coconut oil is also effective against bacterialskin infections and other kind of skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis, which can looksimilar to yeast fungal skin infections. Try tea tree oil. Application of tea tree oil, an extract ofmelaleuca alternifolia, can also be effective on yeast fungal infections of the skin becauseit has strong antimicrobial properties and works well as a fungicide.
Tea tree oil also boosts immunity, which canbe helpful in preventing initial infections and reinfections of Candida and other fungi. Start with 2 3 drops of the tea tree oil onyour skin infection, 3x daily for at least a couple of weeks and see how it works. Tea tree oil has been a popular antimicrobialand antiinflammatory for many years in Australia, but has become better known in the U S.over the last decade or so. Tea tree oil can cause both skin irritationand allergic reactions in some people who are especially sensitive, but the prevalenceis rare.
As such, test a little on some healthy skinbefore applying it to your yeast infection. Consider oil of oregano. Oil of oregano contains a couple of differentcompounds (carvacrol and thymol) that are both strong fungicides. These compounds completely inhibit Candidaand other fungi via dehydration they dry out and eventually die. Oil of oregano is quite strong and can causea burning sensation on skin, so make sure to dilute it with vitamin E or some cod liveroil water won't work well to dilute because
it doesn't mix with oils. Mix 12 drops of oregano oil with the samequantity of vitamin E or fish oil and apply it your skin infection 3x daily for a coupleweeks and make note of the progress. Taken sublingually (in the mouth under thetongue), oil of oregano seems to stimulate the immune system and help prevent most typesof infections. Keep your immune system strong. With any type of infection (fungal, bacterialor viral), true prevention and protection depends on a strong and healthy immune response.
Your immune system is made up of specializedwhite blood cells that are designed to search for and destroy potential pathogens such asfungi. However, when your immune system is weakeneddue to the abovementioned reasons, diseasecausing microorganisms can grow and spread virtuallyunchecked. Thus, focus on boosting your natural immunityin order to combat yeast infections and stay healthy. Getting more quantity and better quality ofsleep, eating more fresh produce, eating less refined sugars (sodas, candy, deserts), reducingyour alcohol consumption, quitting smoking,
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Distinguished future physicians welcome toStomp on Step 1 the only free tutorials series that helps you study more efficiently by focusingon the highest yield material. I'm Brian McDaniel and I will be your guide on thisjourney through Fungi. This is the 1st tutorial in my playlist covering all of Microbiologyfor the USMLE Step 1 Medical Board Exam. We are going to review Opportunistic Mycoses,Systemic Mycoses, Superficial Fungal infections and Antifungal medications. This info isn't very high yield for theexam, but I want to give us a little bit of a foundation to build on. Fungi are a groupof eukaryotic organisms that present as either
a unicellular organism (Yeast) or a multicellularorganism (Mold). They are nearly everywhere in nature, but only a small percentage cancause disease in humans. Most of the infections that occur are asymptomatic or so mild thatthat are not detected. Many of the pathogenic Fungi are dimorphic, meaning that they arepresent in the form of a mold in colder temperatures and present in the form of yeast at warmertemperatures (such as body temperature after infecting a human). A way to remember thisis the mnemonic â€œMold in the Cold, Yeast in the Heat.â€� Fungi have a complex reproductivelife cycle that includes formation of Spores which can live in the environment in a vegetativestate. Humans usually contract fungal infections
by acquiring these spores from environmentalsources such as soil. Most fungal infections do not have a person to person spread. Mold form hyphae while Yeast form buddingyeast and psuedohyphae. Both hyphae and Psuedohyphae are branching filamentous vegetative structuresof fungi and each form spores. True hyphae have septae or cell walls between sectionswhile psuedohyphae are formed by budding without a true cell wallseptae between sections. The high yield fungal infections can primarilybe broken down into two groups, Systemic and Opportunistic. Fungi in the systemic categoryhave a higher virulence and can infect health
individuals. While these fungi can infectimmunocompetent individuals the infections are usually mild and localized to the respiratorysystem. In immunocompromised individuals the infections can more commonly spread from thelungs and disseminate to the rest of the body. Systemic fungi are found in specific geographicregions so when a question stem mentions a specific state that should be a buzzword toconsider these fungi. Opportunistic Fungi are lower virulence and have to â€œwait forthe right opportunityâ€� to infect a host. Opportunistic infections usually only occurin immunocompromised patients such as those with AIDs, transplanted organs or cancer.For both systemic and Opportunistic Mycoses
infections the route of infections is mostoften inhalation of a spore from an environmental source. This first leads to a respiratoryinfection, and then given the right circumstances the infection may then spread to other partsof the body. Candida is the exception as it is normal skin flora. We all have Candidapresent on our skin and it only causes a problem when factors lead to an overgrowth of thefungi. The highest yield systemic mycoses are histoplasmosis,blastomycosis Coccidioidomycosis. The highest yield Opportunistic Mycoses are Candida, aspergillus,cryptococcus, mucormycosis Pneumocystis Jiirovecii.
For the most part, these different fungalinfections cannot be differentiated based only on the signs and symptoms. Most of thefungi present like pneumonia with vague flu like symptoms. Therefore, the different fungiare primarily differentiated based on histologic examination of the sputum, biopsy or swab.A stain such as PAS or silver stain is usually needed to visualize the fungi. You shouldbe able to identify the histology of each fungus via a pictures and a text descriptionof the findings as you can be presented with either in the question. Coccidioidomycosis is one of the SystemicMycoses. I give it a high yield rating of