Home Remedies For Yeast Infection

To those people who suffer regularly home remedies for yeast infections can seem a good alternative, especially if they are struggling to keep themselves ‘infection free’.

However, a word of caution, you should always consult your doctor before embarking on any course of alternative treatment. Only a doctor can tell you for sure if it is a yeast infection that you are suffering from and whether you are likely to have any problems by opting for alternative treatments.

The issue is that the symptoms shown by a yeast infection can actually be similar to other conditions that are much more serious than a Candida yeast infection. This is why you should at least have a doctor confirm your condition so you know what problem you are actually trying to treat.

That being said, home remedies for yeast infection could well be a good way for you to fight the symptoms of a yeast infection if you are a chronic sufferer and want to try out alternative methods to fight it with a view to obtaining long lasting relief.

It is an unfortunate fact that at some point in their lives most women will have a yeast infection to deal with.

It is also true that a lot of women will suffer from recurrent and chronic yeast infections during their life. Unfortunately, the problem is that it can be very difficult, almost impossible, to pinpoint the exact cause of these yeast infections.

Although there is a plentiful supply of medicines available for treating yeast infections many people opt for the alternative route simply because of the cost of over the counter solutions. But they also choose alternatives because of the feeling that some of the prescribed medicines simply do not work.

The first step is to look on the shelves at your local drug where you are sure to find natural remedies on the shelves alongside traditional, chemical solutions.

Remedies are now available in tablet form which is a great relief to many women as these both avoid the mess of applying cream and are also easier to fit into your daily routine.

One of the well known natural remedies are boric acid suppositories which have been shown to provide relief especially for those with recurring symptoms that aren’t treated with anti-fungal medications.

Additionally there are garlic clove suppositories and douches made from apple cider vinegar or infusions of tea tree.

There is only one potential downside to seeking home remedies for yeast infection problems and that is that people may leave out a visit to their doctor first. Remember that a yeast infection has symptoms similar to other conditions and you want to be sure that you are treating the right infection before you start.

Finally, remember that you not only need to relieve the symptoms but also try to identify the cause. There are two factors that a yeast infection needs to thrive and they are heat and moisture. Address these problems as well as part of your home remedies and you should be on your way to a long lasting cure.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the best home remedies of yeast infection? Is tee tree oil an effective natural home remedy for it?
    Does Tea Tree Oil really work for yeast infection? Or is there another home remedy for it.

    • ANSWER:
      Getting rid of a persistent yeast infection can be quite challenging.It's estimated that three out of four women will have a yeast infection in their lifetime.
      Some natural remedies and home remedies that are used for yeast infection are
      1. Unsweetened yogurt
      2. Garlic
      3. Tee Tree Oil
      4. Honey
      5. Vinegar, etc.

      Tea tree oil is an effective medication for the cure of yeast infections which is extracted from the tea tree Melaleuca alternifolia, exclusively found in Australia. The active ingredient which kills the basic ground for the nurture of Candida is Terpinen4-ol.

      For more Information try the links

      http://www.findmedicaladvice.com/women-health/home-remedies-for-yeast-infection.html

      http://www.findmedicaladvice.com/women-health/tea-tree-oil-and-yeast-infection.html

  2. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection home remedies for women?
    What is the Best Yeast infection home remedies for women..anybody, please help

    • ANSWER:
      ^ this girl is wrong. Cranberry juice is used for a UTI. Now Yogurt is used to treat Yeast Infenction, but if you are having a full in symptom of a yeast infection, that will not work. Go get a 'monistat day 1' at a local wallgreens or Walmart. You put a pill inside you, (suggest during the night) , it abosorbs inside of you and your yeast infection will be gone.

  3. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for yeast infection? Ways to prevent them?
    I had a yeast infection for the first time about a month ago, and I noticed that I got it a couple of weeks after having sex for the first time. I treated it and it went away within a week, but now I have another one. Are there certain things that often cause you to get a yeast infection? Like what are some ways that I can prevent them in the future? Also, what are some home remedies that will help soothe it or make it go away. I'm not able to make it to the doctor any time soon.

    • ANSWER:
      What I did was I put a small amount of diluted tea-tree oil on a tampon, which I kept in for about an hour or so. I then took it out, waited another hour or so, and then put some more tea-tree oil on another tampon which I kept in for an hour.

      Alongside that, after every bath/shower, I made sure that I blow-dried down below.. Sounds really stupid but if your vagina is moist, it's the perfet breeding ground for bacteria. So make sure that you dry yourself properly before putting underwear on :)

      Also, remember to wear loose-fitting clothes; avoid leggings and skinny jeans etc, try wearing skirts or loose-fitting trousers for a while.

  4. QUESTION:
    ok i think i have a yeast infection. home remedies to relieve itching? and will it go away on its own?
    like if i dont treat it will it go away?
    it itches really bad, and i cant got to the doctores for 1 week so thats not an option. home remedies? and is it possible for it to go away without doing anything? please help:)
    thanks all il love yyou!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi aeropostalechicka.
      If you think you may have yeast infection, I can tell you there are some very effective natural cures that can stop your pain.
      You can cure yeast infection naturally, 100% guaranteed
      You can do it with NO risk
      It can be done in a short time.

      Still, along with the natural treatment, please try to :
      Keep the genital area clean and dry.
      Avoid harsh soaps (including bubble bath).
      Wear loose cotton (rather than nylon) underwear that doesn't hold moisture.
      Take antibiotics only when prescribed by your doctor, and never take them for longer than your doctor tells you to.
      If you are diabetic, try to control your blood sugar levels.
      These would prevent from yeast infection to happen.
      But for now you may try the 100% treatment I found in the below source and tried it myself... it worked ...

  5. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for yeast infection for babies?
    Can you recommend some. I know plain active yogurt works, but I dont have any on hand. I also know of vinegar and water, but am unsure of the ratio of water to vinegar and how to apply. Or any other remedies that will work? What causes a yeast infection in babies? We have never had any rashes except this is the second yeast rash. We use cloth, maybe they are getting a build up and need to be wicked? any advice is welcome! Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Usually its one part vinegar to 9 or 10 parts water. Cider vinegar with "the mother" is best. You can also use lemon juice, same ratio.

      You should put 1/3-1/2 cup vinegar in the rinse of your diaper loads (and actually all laundry) it will not only kill yeast but it will reduce soap build up and soften clothes. Sun drying is also highly effective for killing yeast.

      Another thing is that you need to treat yeast for at least two weeks after all symptoms are gone or it will just come back.

      Probiotics also help bring the body back into balance to prevent yeast overgrowth. They can be applied directly (or use yogurt). But they should also be taken internally. If you are breastfeeding and the baby is under 6 months mom should take them. Otherwise give them directly there are special instant dissolve ones for toddlers which are nice since they don't require refrigeration. Or you can use adult ones, just crack them open and put the powder right in baby's mouth (its sweet) or mix with food (It won't dissolve in liquid really).

      I also highly recommend grapefruit seed extract, but you wouldn't have that on hand. http://www.drjaygordon.com/development/bf/thrush.asp

      http://naturalchristianparenting.com/2009/03/02/yeast-diaper-rash/

      The yeast on the cloth diapers needs to be killed or the rash will continue to come back. I added a tablespoon or so of bleach to every hot water cycle, then added vinegar to the rinse cycle, and finally ran an extra cold water rinse with nothing in it until the rash was gone.

      http://granolagoddess.tripod.com/yeastrashandclothdiapers/

      # Make a mixture of 10 drops of Citricidal Grapefruit Seed Extract to one ounce of water. The use of distilled water to make your solution is very important. The chemicals placed in your local tap water to kill bacteria can reduce the effectiveness of the active ingredients in GSE. Put the solution into a spray bottle or swab with a clean absorbent pad at every diaper change.
      # Slather the rash with plain yogurt containing live cultures.
      # Clotrimazole anti-fungal cream (available over-the-counter with the creams for vaginal yeast infections) can be added to a diaper rash cream or you can mix your own cream using zinc oxide and lansinoh.
      # A cup full of white vinegar can be added to baby's warm bath to help soothe his sore bum.
      # Add a cup full of white vinegar to your rinse cycle when washing diapers.
      # Add 4-5 drops of Tea Tree oil to your wipe solution.
      # Wash diapers in hot water.
      # Dry diapers in the sun.
      # Add Grapefruit Seed Extract to your wipe solution or to baby's bath.
      # Add 4-5 drops of Tea Tree oil to the initial rinse or wash cycle - many mothers find TTO has a strong smell and suggest adding it before the final rinse cycle so that most of the smell is washed away.
      # Do NOT use cornstarch powders on a yeast rash. The yeast "feeds" on the powder and will make it worse. This includes plain cornstarch and any baby powder brands that include cornstarch.
      # Hydrocortisone cream can help reduce the swelling and inflammation and can be applied under the other diaper creams.


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