Yeast infection is very common among women. Most women experience a yeast infection at least once in their life time. Yeast infection is the overgrowth of yeast like fungus in vagina. Yeast is already present in the vagina in small numbers but as the estrogen or sugar level starts increasing the yeast cells present in the body also start multiplying causing infection
Yeast live in the vagina all the time in small, harmless numbers. But when these fungigrow out of control the resulting itchiness, burning, and redness are extremely uncomfortable. In some cases, a thick, white, odorless discharge, resembling cottage cheese, also appears.
Below, are ten of the most common home remedies for yeast infections. Hopefully, these remedies will provide relief from the uncomfortable burning and itching.
Home Remedies For Yeast Infection
One of the most simple and best home remedy that reduces the yeast infection is application of yoghurt. Yogurt is a common member found in every household kitchen or refrigerator and it is always available in the market. So one can buy it from there. During this remedy one needs to check that they use plain yogurt and not flavored or no sugar or fruit is mixed with it.
We can apply this as an antiseptic cream. We can dip the spatula in the plain yogurt and then insert this spatula over the affected areas at least for an hour or one can wear a pad over night placing the yogurt on the pad which gives a soothing and cooling effect. Such an application should be done twice or thrice daily to reduce the pain and itchiness caused due yeast infection. In a week’s time yogurt easily cures the whole infection.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains enzymes that can control candida infection. It also restores the body’s pH level to fight the overgrowth of the infection-causing yeast. In addition, it boosts the immune system and gives you a strong defense against candida.
One should add 2-4 table spoon of apple cider vinegar in 8 ounces of water and drink this 8 ounce of water daily .
It helps to reduce the fungus Candida causing yeast infection from within the body and also curbs the pain and sensation caused due to the infection. It is an internal way of curing yeast infection.
Coconut oil is a good remedy to fight an oral infection. It helps eliminate the yeast and reduce the discomforts associated with thrush.
We can mix coconut oil with water and apply it over the affected areas. It helps to reduce the irritation caused in the skin due to growth of yeast infection.
One should apply it 3-4 times daily to reduce the rashes of yeast infection. One can also consume it internally while cooking to prevent yeast growth. But application helps the most.
Cranberry is considered to be another effective home remedy that usually wards off the yeast infection. It usually contains both anti fungal and antibacterial properties that fight the fungus Candida.
One should be consuming minimum three glasses of cranberry juices 100% genuine ones per day but make sure they aren’t sweetened or the effects will worsen. It helps to reduce the yeast infection symptoms and is also effective in treating all urinary tract infections. It gives speedy recovery.
Garlic is one of the most effective home remedy for treating yeast infects. It is highly recommended during yeast infection. Garlic contains antifungal properties which kills the fungus Candida Albicans and puts a stop on the growth of yeast. There are different techniques of using garlic. Garlic is a much faster and effective remedy than using any of the ointments and creams for yeast infection. It can be treated by internal consumption and external application.
One can prepare a thick paste of garlic and water by grinding it well and applying the paste over the affected area for an hour and rinse it with cold water. It helps to reduce the pain and burning sensation in a week’s time. One can include garlic in their daily diet while cooking or can also consume it raw directly with water. In either way effects of garlic will be seen in eliminating yeast infection.
Tea Tree Oil
One can also apply tea tree oil extracts to curb yeast infection. It is used in many medicines of yeast infection.
One can directly apply it over the affected areas of yeast infection to check the results. One can also mix some amount of water if they feel scared of directly applying the oil on the affected area.
Apply the oil extracts minimum 2-3 times a day and with regular use one can eradicate the infection completely less than a week. The oil extracts gives instant relief from pain and burning.
One can treat yeast infection with oil of oregano. One should apply this oil directly on the skin as it may cause severe pain and itching over the affected area. Rather we can just dilute with olive oil .
We can mix 3 drops of oregano oil and one drop of olive oil and blend it properly. After blending apply it directly on the affected area. It helps in eliminating the germs produced by yeast infection and also reduces it symptoms like itching and white discharge problems.