Natural remedies for Yeast infection
Solutions for Yeast infections
Yeast infection or vaginal candidiasis is an infection of the female genital tract by a yeast and characterized by vaginal discharge and vulvovaginitis; broadly an infection caused by a yeast fungus. Yeast infection also affects the male genitals in penis and foreskin area.
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Causes: Vaginal yeast infection is caused due to Candida albicans. In certain conditions, yeast cells multiply rapidly and take over causing a fully fledged yeast infection. Increased sugar level, increased PH, hormonal fluctuation due to contraceptive pills, weak immunity, injury to the vagina, pregnanancy, antibiotics, condoms are some of the causes.
Symptoms: Dryness and rashes occur in vagina, intense itching of the genitals, pain at the time of intercourse, and thick, whitish cottage cheese like discharge occurs, burning sensation at the time of urination.
Natural remedies for Yeast Infection –
Eat yogurt as it contains bacterium which inhibits the growth of yeast. It should be consumed on a daily basis even after the symptoms have disappeared.
Do not use chemicals inside the vagina.
Avoid intercourse during a vaginal infection.
Drink a glass of butter milk twice daily.
Eat garlic daily or try Garlic supplements.
Studies have indicated that Neem based creams used as a vaginal lubricant are effective against organisms such as Trichomonus candida and Giardinella vaginalis that cause vaginal infection.
Wear cotton panties.
Avoid using sprays and perfumes in the genital area.
Fill a bathtub with warm water and then mix 1 cup of vinegar in it. Soak in this for about 10 to 20 minutes. Then dry the vaginal area thoroughly. Preferably use Apple cider vinegar.
Oregon grape root has antifungal and immune system modulator properties. It contains the alkaloid, berberine, which has strong antimicrobial effects against bacteria, yeast and protozoa.
Avoid wearing tight jeans.
Calendula infusion can be used as an effective douche for treating vaginal yeast infection.
Goldenseal is known for its efficacy as an anti-microbial herb and to act against yeast infections.
Avoid eating sweet products.
Eat balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables.
Avoid wearing synthetic clothes.
Also the herbs like Neem and Turmeric that have antiseptic antifungal and antibacterial properties should be used to help with vaginal yeast infections.
I hope the above natural remedies for Yeast infections will help all that are trying to address this situation. In severe or chronic cases one should consult a healthcare adviser.
Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided and on supplements above and opinions expressed are her own and should not be construed as medical advice. This information is provided for educational purposes only.