Yeast infections are the last things that people want to deal with in their day to day lives. Not only are they painful and irritation, but they can also be embarrassing and expensive to treat. Thankfully there are many natural remedies that can help you to eliminate your yeast infection in just a few days without you having to go to the doctor or spend money buying expensive over the counter medications.
Before explaining the various remedies you can use for a yeast infection treatment, it’s important that you know a bit of background information about yeast infections. A yeast infection can be cause by any one type of yeast among twenty different yeast types that are found on healthy adults. Normally our body’s immune system is able to prevent yeast infections by controlling the rate at which the yeast is able to reproduce. However, sometimes when our body’s immune system is weakened either by stress, hormone changes, or illness; it may be unable to control the rate at which the yeast is reproducing. When this happens the yeast will begin to populate itself faster than our body can control it which will lead to a yeast infection.
Yeast infections can occur just about anywhere on our bodies, but they are usually most common in areas that are prone to moisture. Not surprisingly the most common yeast infections are vaginal, followed by diaper rash, and the thrush which is yeast infection of the mouth.
Yeast infections can be fairly common in women and can occur whenever there is a change in hormones or stress levels. In fact, a yeast infection can occur in women just by taking birth control pills, taking antibiotics, wearing non-cotton underwear, wearing clothing that is too tight in the crotch, staying in a wet bathing suit too long, or buy using feminine deodorants.
Since it is so easy to get a yeast infection there are many home remedies that women have discovered over the years which help to provide immediate relief and comfort from the irritation yeast infections give them. Below are some tips and advice on what to do if you have a yeast infection.
The first thing you should do if you suspect you have a yeast infection is to make sure you drink plenty of water. Doctors and nutritionists recommend drinking at least eight glasses of water each day to stay healthy. However, if you have or suspect that you have a yeast infection you should try to drink at least ten glasses of water throughout the day. You do not want to drink all of this water at once because that will not be nearly as beneficial for your body. Instead try to spread it out throughout the day.
The next thing you should do is to wear only 100 percent cotton underwear. Cotton is one of the most breathable fabrics in the world, and whenever your skin is repairing itself you need to get it as much fresh air as possible. This is why most medical bandages are made of 100 percent cotton because it both protects the wound and allows air to reach the skin to help promote the healing process.
You will also want to make sure that you don’t wear any tight fitting clothes in the areas where you feel irritated by the yeast infection. If your clothes are too tight, it will cause frequent rubbing and even more irritation on your skin.
Keeping a healthy diet is also a very important thing to keep in mind whenever you’re trying to get rid of a yeast infection. Yeast thrive whenever you eat a high sugar diet, so for the next week or so you will want to eliminate as much artificial sweeteners and sugars as possible. By doing this you will help to slow down the rate at which the yeast will be able to reproduce because you will be cutting off part of their food supply. It can be hard to cut out all sugar, but natural sugars from fruits such as apples and oranges are ok to eat and are also very healthy.
One way you can soothe the irritation from your yeast infection is to take a vinegar bath. Apple cider vinegar yeast infection treatments can cause near instant relief when done correctly. The instructions are fairly simple to follow. All you need is one cup of apple cider vinegar and a bathtub. All you need to do is to fill the bathtub with warm bath water and then add the one cup of apple cider vinegar to the tub. Then all you do is soak in the water for anywhere from fifteen to twenty minutes. The vinegar will help kill the yeast infection and will also soothe your skin. Don’t overdo it with the vinegar though because if you frequently put vinegar directly on your skin it can cause irritation. You should also never use regular white vinegar because that will feed the yeast instead of killing them.
Hopefully these things will help you to better control your yeast infection. Remember, yeast infections don’t have to be expensive burdens to deal with and its not always necessary to have to go to the doctor to get rid of your yeast infection. By using the advice on this page you should be able to soothe your yeast infection as well as increase your body’s immune system’s ability to fight off the yeast infection faster.