Home Remedies For Yeast Infections

Today the both of us will go through the most effective home remedies for yeast infections. I, like yourself, have suffered through the itching, burning, pain and uncomfortable discharge that’s associated with this condition. It’s not nice, and the sooner we get it cleared up the better.

One thing I want to point out before we go any further, I have already written two articles on this website that will give you a clearer understanding about yeast infections and the best foods to be incorporating into your diet each day. If you want a more comprehensive rundown of this condition and the best approach forward then look at my yeast infection treatment article.

Okay, let’s get straight to the best home remedies for yeast infections shall we?

Apply Some Yogurt To Affected Area:

This home remedy has been around for a long time treating yeast infections. The live cultures contained in plain yogurt can be applied externally onto the affected (infected) area and it begins to work immediately. 2 tablespoons will suffice and you will begin to feel relieved in a matter of moments. Inserting directly into your vagina, or applied as a douche with warm water is also a viable option with similar results.

Keep Dry – Keep Loose:

Underwear that your skin can easily breathe in is recommended in all cases when it comes to infections, especially of the yeast kind. Wear comfortable loose clothing at all times and after bathing or swimming, dry off completely. Yeast infections thrive in wet, warm and moist environments, keep this in mind at all times please. This is not only one of the most important home remedies for yeast infections, but also one of the best preventative measures to take. Recurring yeast infections are very common, so always adhere to this advice.

Garlic Paste:

A simple home yeast infection treatment that can be applied directly onto your infection. Garlic is one of nature’s finest natural drugs and with its anti-fungal properties, it works extremely well when fighting these kinds of breakouts. Consuming garlic orally each day also fight yeast infections. Why not try both externally and internally.

Avoid Douching:

Many women douche frequently (I used to myself) thinking that it is healthy. The thing is though, regular douching can destroy the natural balance of the vaginas pH and actually contribute to an increased amount of  harmful bacteria. Once a month can be fine, but any more than that and you run the risk of infection.

Apple Cider Vinegar:

Is there nothing that this remedy cannot solve? Apple cider vinegar mixed with a dab of garlic and applied directly onto your vagina can do wonders. It may sting at first, but studies have shown it can be very effective.

Baking Soda Solution:

We have baked bread with it in the past, but did you know that baking soda is one of those home remedies for yeast infections that has been around for years treating skin conditions? Simply apply externally to the infection and leave for a half hour to do its job. You can mix with warm water to form a paste that’s easily applied topically.

Herbal Treatments:

There are many anti-fungal herbs that have been used to treat yeast infections with great success. These include golden seal, black walnut and licorice.

Hygiene Is VERY Important:

This is one that many overlook but I advise you to really think about it. Infections can be easily spread and even passed on to others through physical contact. Be sure to wash your hands often and just be consciously aware. When you bathe, make sure to dry off completely too.

Watch Your Diet:

Probably the best overall home remedies for yeast infections start by flushing the body of harmful toxins from the inside out. I already wrote an article titled “yeast infection Diet” that runs through the best foods you should be eating to help with yeast infections.

I hope you found this article useful today and also hope you put these home remedies for yeast infections to the test. They have already been proven to work for so many people before you, so make sure to take action with this advice. Have yourself a wonderful day.