A yeast infection is a common type of fungal infection and needs to be taken care as soon as you start to have symptoms. Men can also get a genital yeast infection.
A fungus called candida albicans is the most common cause of these infections.
A range of treatments is available for yeast infections, including many self-administered home remedies and few them are listed here:
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is one of the effective home remedies for Candida infection. Add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water use this mixture to douche irritated skin parts to calm itching and burning sensation.
2. Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil has long been prized for its antifungal properties. It is an essential oil used in treating many kinds of fungal infections and the commonest is Candida Infection. Tea tree oil can be used as:
- Vaginal suppositories
- Tree tea oil dipped tampons
- Topical Application
If you have skin irritation with tea tree oil then you can mix tea tree oil with coconut oil.
Garlic is known for its antifungal and antibiotic properties and works effectively in treating yeast infection. Add a crushed garlic clove to the glass full of mixture and consume twice in a day to cure Candida Infection
If you sensitive skin then topical treatment with garlic clove should be done with caution.
Natural, unsweetened, non-flavored yogurt contains beneficial bacteria, called probiotics. These contribute to health and help restore the balance of bacteria and yeast in the body. Yogurt may combat some of the yeasts that cause vaginal yeast infection.
Consumption of yogurt regularly also controls the rampant growth of Candida to provide relief.
Coconut oil also has antifungal properties and combat the Candida albicans yeast wonderfully. Warmed raw organic coconut oil can be applied internally or externally to ease symptoms.
When to avoid home remedies
Many home remedies are safe for the most people with yeast infections. However, the following people should not try to treat themselves:
- pregnant women
- anyone who has been exposed to a sexually transmitted infection
- people with a recurrent yeast infection
- people who are unsure if their symptoms are caused by a yeast infection
- Wearing loose-fitted clothes and cotton underwear
- Avoid tight jeans and pantyhose
- Avoid vaginal sprays, perfumes, and lotions
- Keep your genital area dry
- Avoid frequent douching
- Use water-based lubricant during sexual intercourse
- Shower after intercourse and oral sex
- Take probiotic rich foods