Many women would rather treat their vaginal yeast infections right from home instead of spending tons of money on doctor visits and prescriptions. Since the dawn of time home remedies have been used with much success to treat vaginal infections. There are many infection home remedies to help treat or even cure infections. If you are looking for a home remedies for yeast infections keep reading and you may just find what you are looking for.
Yeast infections are caused by the bacterium called Candida. The bacterium can cause the yeast in the vaginal cavity to over grow causing uncomfortable itching, heavy vaginal discharge and foul odor. Some women even have a problem with chronic infections. If you think you have chronic infections you should see your doctor as soon as you can.
Tip #1 Yogurt is a top choice for many women when they have an infection. I am not talking about eating yogurt but applying it directly to the infection. Yogurt has Lactobacillus Acidophilus in its ingredients, which is found in a healthy vagina. There are a few ways that are commonly used to apply yogurt to the infected area. The first is freezing the yogurt and inserting it into the vagina like you would a tampon. The second is using a syringe that does not have a needle on it to apply the yogurt into the vagina. The third is to coat a tampon in the yogurt and insert the tampon into the vagina.
Tip#2 Tea Tree Oil is another good way to heal an infection naturally. Tea Tree Oil is mother natures “cure all.” This has been one of the most effective reliever of this type of infection throughout the years. It is also one of the quickest ways to get rid of an infection. You can mix the oil with sweet almond oil to help with the affect it may have on sensitive areas of your skin. If you are pregnant, I suggest that you discuss using tea tree oil with your doctor because it may have effects on the unborn child. You can apply the oil directly to the infected area for quick relief.
Tip#3 Garlic is also a good home remedy and not only for infections either. Garlic has antifungal particles that can help you get rid of your infection. You can take fresh garlic and make a tampon like insert out of the cloves and then insert it into your vagina. For easy removal, before the “garlic tampon” is inserted you can tie a string around it and make sure it is secure before you insert it into your vagina. You should leave the garlic in for a few hours. If the pull string, for whatever reason, does not work then sit on the toilet and use your vaginal muscles to push it out. Basically you will need to act like you are going to the bathroom but just push from a different area.
The three home remedies for yeast infections that I have explained above have been used and have worked for years as home remedies. However, as with any medicine or remedy, things effect people differently and if you find that you have tried yeast infection home remedies and they are not working you should see your doctor as soon as possible. You may need some strong antibiotics. This article is in no way a substitute for professional medical advice and should never be taken as so.