Get Rid Of Yeast Infection at Home
As per research, most women will get a vaginal yeast infection during their lifetime and almost all people with HIV/AIDS develop candida infections. Here are some methods you can perform at home in treating yeast infection but you have to see your doctor first for clear diagnosis and the reason why you have yeast infection.
1. Use anti-fungal cream
Since yeast is caused by a fungus, you can purchase the anti-fungal cream in over-the-counter drugstores and apply it to the affected area. Make sure to clean and dry the area before application. If there were no improvement within 3-4 days it is better to go and see the doctor. Remember to never use over-the-counter drugs if you are pregnant.
2. Purchase vaginal suppository
This works just like the anti-fungal cream but may vary a bit with the ingredients. This suppository is available in over-the-counter drugstores as one to seven day treatment. Read the instructions carefully for proper treatment of the yeast infection.
3. Apply an anti-itch cream
It should be applied only around the vulva but not inside the vagina. It will not treat the infection but will ease the itching, irritation and general discomfort.
4. Eat more garlic
They are known to have antibacterial and antifungal properties thus giving you a natural way of treating the infection.
5. Drink Echinacea extract
This herd has antiviral and antioxidants that helps boost immune system function thus reducing the inflammation.
You also have to practice proper hygiene to prevent yeast infection. Eating healthy food and taking food supplement will also help your body’s immune system to grow stronger and fight the future attack of bacteria. Experts also advice to use comfortable clothing especially for women because tight fitting pants or pantyhose can cause irritation in your private area and aggravate your symptoms. If you are a person who practices douching, you have to stop it because it can only worsen the yeast infection. It changes the natural pH level balance inside the vagina, irritate and damage the skin.