Have you ever had a yeast infection?
You know that uncomfortable and unbearable itch that seems delicious to scratch but ends up leaving you with wounds?
Sometimes, it feels as if something is moving all over your v~gina and you can’t seem to make it stop no matter how many times you shower.
Yeast infections are often accompanied by a thick, odourless discharge which has a cottage cheese-like consistency.
It is usually itchy, discomforting and even painful.
Yeast infections can occur in men, but women are usually the most common victims to a yeast infection.
What Really Is A Yeast Infection?
A yeast infection is a fungus that forms when the good bacteria in the body is taken over by bad bacteria.
The good bacteria present in our body helps balance the yeast, but when the good bacteria are taken over by bad bacteria; yeast starts to build and forms a yeast infection.
Symptoms of a v~ginal yeast infection include: itching, but burning, discharge, and pain during urination or intercourse.
It is usually a very painful and uncomfortable condition that can actually be caused by antibiotics.
Some women surprisingly find themselves with a yeast infection just after taking antibiotics.
Personally, I prefer using home remedies to treat yeast infections first before going to the doctor.
Here is a list of home remedies I’ve used to treat my yeast infection symptoms quickly and effectively.
Number one might just blow you away.
~Garlic~ is one of the most powerful and most effective ingredients used in killing active yeast in the body.
I’ve used this home remedy many times and it has really worked like magic. You will need some garlic cloves from your kitchen or the market.
Okay. So, this might sound absolutely crazy, but you need to do it if you want to get rid of your yeast infection.
After you take a bath, peel one garlic clove and insert it into the v~gina. You can do this thrice a day or every few hours to soothe the pain.
Another method to try is crushing some garlic cloves and placing them in a pot of boiling water.
Allow it to boil for 10-15 minutes, strain and drink the lukewarm water. You can also use the water to wash your v~gina.
~Apple Cider Vinegar~ is another great home remedy that helps to treat a yeast infection.
Apple cider vinegar kills yeast and also helps with relieving pain from the symptoms of a yeast infection.
Pour a cup of apple cider vinegar in a lukewarm bath. Soak in the warm bath for about 30 minutes.
It is soothing and relaxing while clearing up the yeast.
~Yogurt~ do you know that Yogurt has properties of good bacteria? Yes, it does and good bacteria is what we need to fight off yeast.
The best yogurt to use is the plain and unsweetened yogurt which contains a large amount of good bacteria.
Drink a cup of yogurt at least 2-3 times a day to eradicate the yeast infection.
You can also try your hand at making your own homemade yogurt. Yogurt is great in destroying unwanted yeast in your body.
~Tea Tree Oil~ can also be very effective as a home remedy for treating yeast infections.
Mix a cup of tea tree oil with rubbing alcohol, pour the mixture into a dropper and apply it inside the affected area.
You can also soak a tampon in the mixture and insert it into the affected area.
I’ve heard some women use coconut oil and cranberries to treat yeast infections. How about you?
Which home remedies do you use to treat yeast infections?