- Yeast Infection Cures and How to Find Them
- By:Blake Allen
Yeast infections affect a large portion of the population on a regular basis. To truly find yeast infection cures, you must do your homework and prepare to fight it in several ways. You'll need to think about immediately striking at the cause of the infection, relieving the symptoms, and working on preventative measures to prevent it from coming back.
Relieve the symptoms
Prescription and over the counter medications mostly work to relieve the symptoms. They are also expensive. If you want to try a home remedy to relieve the symptoms of an infection, try some of the following tips.
� Chilled juice of aloe vera can be very soothing when applied to the affected area. Aloe vera is a healing herb, with compounds well known for soothing the skin.
� Diluted apple cider vinegar and water can be applied to the affected area for relief of the discomfort of a yeast infection.
� One teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide mixed with a cup of water and applied to the area can also ease the discomfort.
Attack the cause
Attacking the cause of your infection will knock it out at the source. You can relieve all the symptoms you want, but if you don't pick an infection cure that hits the source of the infection, it will come back over and over again.
� You may want to try tea tree oil... it is a very strong essential oil that is also a highly effective antibacterial and anti-fungal remedy. Be sure and mix it with another carrier oil like sweet almond oil if you are applying it to a sensitive area. Since tea tree oil is so strong, you only need a few drops per application.
� Garlic cloves applied to the area can be yeast infection cures. If the infection is vaginal, they can be inserted for a few hours. If the infection is located elsewhere, slice the garlic open and rub the juice of the garlic on the affected area. If it is too strong (for example, on a child), take the sliced or minced garlic and soak in olive oil. Apply the garlic oil to the affected area instead.
� Plain yogurt with active acidophilus cultures is very effective. Apply directly to the infection for the fastest results. To supplement this frontal attack, eating yogurt with active cultures or taking acidophilus supplements will help round out the attack.
There are also methods of preventing the development of yeast infections that round out any attempt at yeast infection cures.
� Wear loose clothing to allow more air flow around areas prone to yeast infection.
� Watch what you eat. Junk food, caffeine, alcohol and excess carbohydrates can put a sugar imbalance on your system, allowing for the growth of yeast.
� Don't use feminine hygiene products that use scents... many are irritable to this sensitive area, causing the basis to trigger an infection.
If you try this three-pronged yeast infection cures approach, you will be able to cure it once and for all.