How To Get Relief From The Itch from Yeast Infection
When people itch, it means that the sensors of the skin are telling the brain that there is an irritant, and the brain responds by sending signals to the hands to try and scrape it away.
But there are irritants that are not so easily gotten rid of, and there simply places that people do not dare to scratch, at least not in public. Also, scratching at some itches can aggravate the problem, which is already bad to begin with, like in the case of yeast infections.
These types of infections like to start in the moist and warm nook and crannies of the human body and some of those places are troublesome to say the least.
Alternatives to Scratching
Instead of scratching at the site of fungal infections, there are creams, gels and lotions that can soothe the irritation. Anti-fungal medications can also be taken or applied locally to get the fungal population under control. The safest, yet most unconventional way would be to go for homeopathic treatments like tea tree oil, frozen yogurt (with live microorganisms), garlic and apple cider vinegar. This will stop the itching and take care of the infection.
The Bigger Picture
If one looks at the process of how a fungal infections arises, it will be easy to discern that these measures are not enough, and that these infections will recur if one relies only on treating the infection as they come.
The best way to get rid of the infection and the irritating itches that come with it is to address it more comprehensively with a holistic treatment regimen that will minimize the risk and strengthen the body’s systems against fungal growth. Such a regimen will include a change in lifestyle, activities, and even the person’s dietary habits.
Holistic approach also involves the use of natural products while following the healthiest regimen so that there would be permanent solution to the main cause of the problem. In the case of vaginal itching this is probably why women are so afraid to have vaginal yeast infection because the itch can usually happen during inappropriate times and women cannot even scratch or touch their vaginal areas to soothe the itch. So what should women do to avoid getting the itch and prevent embarrassing situations? The best thing they must do is following these practices:
1. They should not wear underwear or pants that are too tight fitting. This is one of the main factors why vaginal yeast infection is common on women who love to wear tight undergarments and pants. When the genital area that is already infected is always suffocated this can allow the infection to progress faster and the itching becomes more frequent.
2. They must make it a habit to take pro-biotics. Pro-biotics is now included on the holistic approach on preventing vaginal yeast infection on women. Its beneficial bacteria can greatly improve their chances of quick recovery. The treatment, cures and prevention methods can also be minimized with the regular intake of pro-biotics. The live bacteria will be able to control the Candida albicans and maintain the right pH of the body so that the infection will stop and this is the idea of pro-biotics.
3. Avoid the sugar for a while. Sugar is what the Candida yeasts love most so the more sugar in your system the worse the itching in women’s genitals could become. Experts say women should avoid all foods and drinks that contain sugar for the next 72 hours so that the Candida has nothing to feed on and die especially if treatments are already under way.
Vaginal itching caused by the Candida can only be prevented if the infection itself is addressed. So to avoid more embarrassing and uncomfortable experiences, these suggestions could really help.