Home Remedies for Vaginal Thrush
Home Remedies for Vaginal Thrush1. Yogurt Yogurt contains good bacteria or probioticsand thus helps maintain the proper balance of good bacteria to keep yeast from overgrowing. In a 2006 research review published in theJournal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, experts found that some probiotics, especially L.acidophilus, L. rhamnosus GR1 and L. fermentum RC14 may be effective against candida. However, more randomized, doubleblind, placebocontrolledtrials with a larger sample size should be
carried out for a proper conclusion. Dip a tampon in yogurt and insert it in thevagina for 2 hours. After removing it, clean the area with lukewarmwater and pat dry thoroughly. Do this twice a day. Also, include yogurt containing live culturesin your diet. You can also opt to take probiotic supplementsafter consulting your . Note: For treating a yeast infection, onlyuse plain, unsweetened yogurt. Any sweetened yogurt will only worsen thecondition.
2. Coconut Oil Coconut oil stands out as a natural remedyfor vaginal thrush. It has effective antifungal properties thatcan kill the fungi responsible for yeast infections. A 2007 study published in the Journal of MedicinalFood analyzed the effectiveness of coconut oil against a range of fungal organisms andfound that the oilï¿½s mediumchain fats were effective at killing 52 types of candida species. Directly apply extravirgin coconut oil topicallyon the affected area, 2 or 3 times a day until
you see improvement. You can also include it in your daily diet. Start with 1 teaspoon of extravirgin coconutoil daily and gradually increase the dosage to up to 3 tablespoons per day. 3. Apple Cider Vinegar The natural enzymes in apple cider vinegarhelp regulate the pH of the vagina, which in turn helps prevent yeast growth.
Additionally, it is known to boost immunityand good bacteria in the gut and vagina, which helps in preventing as well as treating vaginalthrush. Plus, apple cider vinegar has malic acid containingantiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Add 3 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered applecider vinegar to 2 cups of warm water. Use this solution to wash the vaginal area,2 times a day until you notice improvement in your condition. Combine equal amounts of apple cider vinegarand water. Soak a tampon in the solution and insert itinto the vagina for 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove the tampon, wash the area with warmwater and then wipe the area until it is completely dry. Repeat once daily until the infection heals. Another option is to fill your bathtub withwarm water. Add 2 cups of raw, unfiltered apple cidervinegar to it. Sit in the bath with your knees folded towardyour body and allow your vagina to soak in this bath for 15 minutes. Gently pat yourself dry before putting onclothes.
Candida Case Study 12 Sharon Chronic Vaginal Thrush
I'm going to do another case history, andthis is going to be one on chronic vaginal thrush. A condition I've seen for many yearswith patients. This is a 43yearold lady named Sharon.Sharon contacted me almost two years ago after seeking help with vaginal thrush, which hadbeen bothering her for over 15 years. She consulted many practitioners over the yearsand received all kinds of advice. She'd read one of my online articles and was desperatefor a solution. One of the first things I ask patients likeSharon is are you willing to do whatever it is or are you going to leave my room withjust the idea of ï¿½Oh, I'll give it a go
and see what happens.ï¿½ And I knew that Sharonhad what it takes to get through and obtain the permanent solution she was looking for.You can see it in someone's eyes when they've been suffering enough, and they're sick andtired of all this crappy advice they get from people. They know there is a solution, butby the time they come and see me, usually they're ready to be truly committed.You need to sort the silver or gold from the coal. Lots of people are coal out there andoccasionally get nuggets of gold. You get something really fine. What I mean is whenpeople have really and truly had enough, they're going to do whatever it takes to get well.And that's what makes the difference between
someone who's getting an average result andsomeone who is going to commit fully and get a fantastic result. And Sharon was one ofthese delightful patients. Her thrush was chronic and unremitting. Shewas getting it every time she had a period. She had three to five days of severe itchand discharge, and it was just driving her crazy and I could see it. The problem wasthe recommendations given to her by other health care professionals would only workfor a few weeks at most, and then the yeast infection would come back with a vengeance.Sharon is a coronary care nurse who works at a large . Her husband is an experiencedpilot who is away flying overseas frequently,
flying the big jets, long haul between Asiaand New Zealand. Sharon works several different shifts and frequently works long hours atunusual times leading to sleep and energy issues. This in turn has resulted in her oftenskipping at least one meal a day and relying on foods from vending machines at the .My concern here is the amount of processed food, including sugar, that Sharon was consuming.By the time she came to my room looking for a permanent solution, she'd been taking fluconazoleor diflucan once per week for several years, which apparently was keeping the conditionunder control. My second concern was that her husband, when he could come home, they'dengage in intimate relations frequently in
a short period of time, which is causing majordiscomfort and aggravation for her. My third concern was that her diet and lifestyle werefaulted and were in dire need of an overhaul if a permanent change in her yeast infectionwas to be expected. What Sharon and her were blissfullyunaware of was that she still had the primary complaint of vaginal thrush, but in addition,developed side effects from diflucan for a fiveyear period on a weekly basis. And theseside effects included lowgrade nausea, pale colored stools, and annoying red skin rashesaround the tops of her thighs and upper back. She was prescribed hydrocortisone cream forskin rash and took laxatives for constipation
she was getting regularly. Incredibly, shelearned to live with the nausea and accept it as a part of life, and was entirely unawarethat it was a fluconazole side effect. What a miserable life this poor woman had to leadall those years? This case isn't unusual when you think aboutit. We get people like this quite regularly. The primary complaint has been suppressedby a drug, but then several secondary side effects are produced, which are given moredrugs. How stupid is that? We see this all the time. That's like maxing out on a creditcard then taking other damn credit cards to pay off the primary credit card. How stupidis that?