Fast and Easy Ways to Get Relief from Yeast Infection
There is nothing more irritating than an itch that won’t go away, except for an itch that you can’t really scratch. When the simple itch comes from a complex problem like a yeast infection, then the headache doubles.
It is quite impossible to get rid of all the yeast in a person’s body, and the best recourse would be to go through a holistic regimen that will comprehensively tackle all the factors, causes and resulting infections. This is a process that will take time, so until that has been implemented one can relieve himself or herself of the symptoms with a few easy alternatives.
1. Homeopathic treatments like yogurt, garlic, tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar and other anti-fungal substances that can be found in the home. They can control the growth of the organism naturally, and will relieve the soreness and irritation that comes with the fungal infection by either disinfecting the area or introducing good bacteria to take care of the fungi and hamper its growth.
2. Changing your diet and lowering your blood sugar will also help. Sugar is fungus food, and lowering their source of nutrition may effectively “starve” the fungus and inhibit the spread of the organism.
3. Anti-fungal creams and solutions or medication that will curb the growth and eliminate the excessive fungi in the body. These may be topical or local (creams, suppositories, lotions) or internal (pills, concoctions and capsules).
4. Proper hygiene will also help in making the little corners in your body that are attractive to fungi not so ideal for their growth. Fungi need moisture to thrive, and keeping these areas dry and well ventilated may help relieve some of the symptoms and get rid of the excess growth.
If you really want to get rid of the itching that is caused by your yeast infection especially in the case of vaginal yeast infections you must always know what will give you the relief in the form of natural products or home remedies. You can try yogurt first. Yogurt contains beneficial bacteria and microorganisms that can balance the natural pH of the infected skin by balancing the number of microorganisms including the Candida that are present in the infected skin. You can apply yogurt on a cotton tampon and insert it inside the vagina overnight. However, always choose yogurt that contains no sugar or else you will be feeding the Candida and make them cause more irritation.
If this does not do well to you, you can try applying apple cider vinegar internally or externally on the vagina but remember to dilute it with little water. You can also use it as sitz bath and stay sitting there for around 30 minutes. With the itching and irritation, you can easily alleviate this with the mild acidity of the apple cider vinegar. It can also kill the Candida on spot and prevent further infections. Another effective cure is putting a peeled garlic clove inside your vagina and leave it inside until the itching is gone. You can also rely on over-the-counter drugs but should not use it if you are pregnant.
You can easily prevent itching and irritations because they are just ordinary symptoms of Candida infections so observe if there is also vaginal discharge. If there is, you have to bring your case to your doctor and leave the home treatments for a while. Remember that most home remedies are better only on alleviating the manifestations of symptoms but it is always better that when severe infections occur and more symptoms appear then you better subject yourself to some serious medical treatment.