The causes of yeast infection are numerous and rages from too tight pants or underwear to steroids and birth control pills antibiotics. It occurs to women mainly during childbearing age and starts by causing small intensity vagina itching. But it’s not so gloomy though, as you can fight yeast infection and, furthermore, you can fight it at home!
Cranberry pills are sold in the drug stores and can be use effectively against yeast infections. It enhances the body’s immune system so it can better bring under control candida albicans fungus that’s causing this kind of infection.
Apple cider vinegar is said to have good results against yeast infection. You should be aware that if you decide to give it a try you’ll most likely feel small stings after applying the cotton ball with apple cider vinegar on it. You can get rid of these small stings by adding a little bit of garlic to the vinegar. Also the sometimes unpleasant smell can be countered by diluting it in some water.
Yogurt or curds can also be used for fighting back yeast infections. Apply a teaspoon with yogurt directly in the infected area or firstly on a tampon. You should make the treatment with curds twice daily until the infection is brought under control.
This next alternative requires you to make a mixture of grape fruit seed extract, olive leafs and water and put it in the infected area with the help of a cotton bud. Instead of this mixture you may try also the juice made of raw garlic. Rub some over your fingers and massage with them the infected area.
You must also be aware that yeast infection is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) so you may want to avoid giving it to your male partner. Normally the treatment last for a week, more or less. But if your male partner is infected, this amount of time would certainly change.
For cases in which the treatment of yeast infection is not capable of bringing under control the infection, going to the doctor is the wisest choice. He may prescribe you creams, tablets or suppositories instead of oral medication.
You should take into consideration the fact that Candida albicans fungus causing the yeast infection is a normal presence in our body. So, in the absence of symptoms like soreness, burning, itching, do not make treatment against this fungus, as in this case it’s not a disease.
There is also the solution of preventing the yeast infection from occurring. Try drinking one or two glasses of milk each day to avoid the proliferation of this infection. Also buy right size pants and underwear for you. And when you go out from the swimming pool immediately get out of your swimsuit. Furthermore, avoid feminine sprays, deodorant tampons, douches or scented toilet paper as they may favor the spread of the yeast infection.