How to Cure Yeast Infections
“Yeast Infection Symptoms, Causes and Treatments”
How to cure yeast infections is a question I get asked a lot. It’s a common problem and there are many different ways to treat them
First, we should talk about the symptoms of yeast infection in order to make sure that what you are suffering from is really a yeast infection. The symptoms of vaginal yeast infections include severe vaginal itching, vaginal discharge that is white, thick and odorless. You may have red, irritated skin around the labia, and pain when urinating if urine touches this irritated skin. In addition, you will have vaginal pain during intercourse.
Usually these symptoms occur during the week before a menstrual period. If you have, or have had, all of these symptoms of yeast infection, read on to find out how to cure them.
How To Cure Yeast Infections with Boric Acid
Some yeast infections treatments include non prescription oral vaginal medicines that can be purchased at your corner drugstore or mass market retailer, prescription oral or vaginal medications and nonprescription vaginal boric acid capsules. These suppositories are one of the healthier treatments for vaginal yeast infections and is said to be up to 98% effective as a yeast infection treatment.
Boric acid works as an antifungal, antiseptic and antiviral agent, and is very low in toxicity so it is does not irritate the skin. Treatment with boric acid can take up to ten days, but many studies show relief in patients within just 24 hours.
How To Cure Yeast Infections with Probiotic Treatments
Another natural remedy for yeast infection is probiotics. Probiotics are basically live microbial organisms that are normally present in our digestive tracts and in the vagina. When these are out of balance, things like vaginal yeast infections occur. These probiiotics also destroy harmful bacteria, and it is this harmful bacteria which can cause the symptoms of yeast infection.
To right that balance, probiotic oral supplements are a helpful tool. You can also find probiotic vaginal suppositories.
How To Cure Yeast Infections with Yogurt
Additionally, there are many at home treatments that are tried and true. For instance, most women swear that using yogurt is one of the best at home yeast infection treatments. Sounds a little crazy, right? But they swear it works. To use yogurt in curing yeast infections, you must first understand that yogurt contains a bacterium that is found in your body naturally—when it is healthy. Much like the probiotics mentioned above, yogurt brings these ‘good’ bacteria back to the body and helps to balance it out.
How to cure yeast infections with yogurt? In order to do so, there are several methods. You need to apply it to the vulva and place it inside the vagina. It is best to use plain, unflavored, sugar free yogurt for this.
Over The Counter Treatments To Cure Yeast Infections
Another take on how to cure yeast infections is by buying the over the counter medications specifically for yeast infections. However, studies have shown that 2/3 of the women that purchase and use these OTC medications do not actually have a yeast infection, so it is important to make sure that you have a yeast infection before using.
If you use these medications and you DO NOT have a yeast infection, it can lead to infection. Doctors can also prescribe ointments or creams as yeast infection cures, that will help to relieve the symptoms of the yeast infection as well as antibiotics.
How To Cure Yeast Infections with Vinegar
Vinegar is also another natural remedy for yeast infection. Vinegar can be applied to the area to help kill the bacteria. It will also alleviate the itch. You can apply the vinegar to a wash cloth and then apply that to the entire area. Another option to help with the itch is to apply a cool compress or wash cloth to the area.
How To Cure Yeast Infections with a Sitz Bath
One more item on my list of how to cure yeast infections is to take a sitz bath. This will help to get rid of the itch. A sitz bath requires a special basin that is placed over the toilet seat, which allows any overflow to spill into the toilet. This sitz bath basin allows you to bathe the genital area with cool water. You can add Epsom salts to the water for extra soothing.
Or, if that is not an option, you can simply take a lukewarm bath as a natural remedy for yeast infection. Make sure to take a bath without bath beads, bath salts, bubble bath, etc. You can use Epsom salts, though.
While you have a yeast infection, you should not use any soap at all when cleansing. Simply use water. Soap can exacerbate your symptoms. When you finish bathing or showering, use the vinegar for a more thorough feeling of clean, and help kill the bacteria—curing yeast infections while you are at it.
It is also important to abstain from sex during a yeast infection, if it hurts. Otherwise, simply use a water soluble lubricant to reduce irritation. However, make sure that you realize antibacterial creams can weaken latex, so have a back up form of birth control available.
It is important to note that you should NOT use these self-treat yeast infection treatments if you are pregnant. You must see your doctor.
Preventing Yeast Infections
In order to prevent future yeast infections, be sure to wear only cotton underwear and wear loose fitting clothing. These will keep the area dry and keep bacteria from being trapped against the skin.
In addition, make sure to eat a well balanced diet, in order to help keep your body healthy and able to fight off infections.
Also, do not use antibacterial soaps or body washes, and try to find ones that are unscented. Keep deodorant sprays away from the vagina, and do not douche. Prevention is the best way of curing yeast infections!
Use a Natural Treatment to Cure Yeast Infections
There’s an all natural remedy that relieves burning and vaginal discomfort that I have recommended for many years. This product is “Yeastrol”. I have seen this product work for hundreds of my former customers...women and men. They were always pleased with the results from using Yeastrol. It helps your body fight bacteria to stop the symptoms.
To get rid of your yeast infection symptoms quickly...and feel like a new person, give this product a try. Judge for yourself and see if Yeastrol works for you.
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