A yeast infection is an embarrassing condition that commonly affects women. It can occur almost anywhere on the body. However, most of the time, it occurs in the mouth and genitals. These areas are more susceptible to moisture, which is a breeding ground for yeast.
Yeast infections are very uncomfortable. They cause itching and a burning sensation. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to treat yeast infections. Here are a few below:
Yeast infections occur when natural Candida albicans in the vagina get out of control. The bacteria Lactobacillus acidophilus help keep Candida in balance. L. acidophilus is found in plain yogurt with live cultures. Plain yogurt restores the pH balance. It also prevents the infection from worsening. You can either eat yogurt or insert it into the vagina. You can use it as a douche, by diluting it with warm water. If you choose to eat yogurt, consume at least 8 ounces of yogurt daily. This will help cure the yeast infection.
Drink Plenty Of Water
Water flushes toxins out of the body. This helps relieve the itching and burning sensation. It also prevents the further growth of yeast. You should drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water daily.
Douching frequently, alters the vagina’s pH balance. This only worsens the infection. It will also increase your likelihood of getting pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID causes scarring of the uterine tubes and can result in infertility. It is not necessary to douche, since the vagina cleans itself out.
Garlic helps provide instant relief. It can be used either internally or externally. Just insert one garlic tab or clove into the vagina, as needed. You could also press a garlic clove and drink it down quickly with water. This is a highly effective treatment.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar provides instant relief. Just add one tablespoon of vinegar to ¼ gallon of water. Then, wash the affected area, at least once a day. Repeat it daily, until the itching and burning sensation subsides.
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