Yeast Infection Relief - 5 Natural Yeast Infection Remedies You Can Try At Home

by Virginia Yeats

Posted on Wednesday 17th of December 2008

If you've ever suffered from the stinging, itching and burning, then you know that seeking yeast infection relief is a priority for women with these infections. Let's face it, having a yeast infection can really put a damper on one's day not to mention that it can be downright painful!

Fortunately, there are quite a few treatments that you can use to find relief from the itching and pain of yeast infections. There are a few at-home treatments you might want to try that will both help with immediate relief as well as help avoid further infections in the future. Here are 5 natural yeast infection remedies that you can try to soothe your symptoms:

1. Yogurt has beneficial bacteria that can help fight off the cause of yeast infections - Candida albicans. What happens during Easter infection is that the Candida albicans grows to rapidly, the bacteria in yogurt can help eradicate them. While this treatment can be effective, it can also be rather messy. What you want to do is get some plain yogurt and a tampon, then insert a tampon and leave it in for a few hours. Keep repeating this until your yeast infection clears up.

2. Garlic is another thing you can use for yeast infection relief. It has antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. You can use it in one of two ways. You can apply topically, although you might not want to do this in sensitive areas as it may sting a bit or you can simply try eating more garlic in your diet. This will help you fight off the yeast infection from the inside out and continuing to eat a lot of garlic will help ensure you do not get infections in the future.

3. Take a bath or douche with apple cider vinegar. This will restore the acid, alkali balance and make the environment not so pleasant for the yeast infection to grow in.

4. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day will also help to relieve a yeast infection. The water will help your body to flush out excess toxins as well as help to even out the sugar you are ingesting throughout the day – yeast infections thrive on sugar so you should avoid eating it as much as possible too.

5. Tight clothing only helps make the area more humid, which the Candida albicans love so you want to be sure to wear loose clothing at all times and also make sure that your underwear is 100% cotton. Making it a habit to wear cotton underwear and loose clothes will help to stop reoccurring yeast infections.

There are also quite a few medications you can use for effective yeast infection relief. If you have a yeast infection, you might consult your doctor to find out what type of medication works best. Once your doctor has diagnosed that you do, indeed, have a yeast infection you will know for sure what the symptoms are and can work out which treatments, be they pharmaceutical or natural, work best for you.

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