Natural Remedies for a Vaginal Yeast Infection

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Yeast infection happens when the balance between bacteria and yeast is disturbed. When the yeasts start multiplying, the infection starts leading to itching, swelling and irritation. Symptoms related to a yeast infection include vaginal itching, swelling around the vagina, burning while urinating/sex, and pain during sex, soreness, redness and rashes. Below are a few treatment options for a Yeast Infection:

  • Yogurt

Yogurt helps in treating a vaginal yeast infection since it contains a bacterium called lactobacillus acidophilus which is effective in suppressing the infection. One can include Yogurt in their normal diet to eradicate the effects of a yeast infection. It is also suggested to apply the Yogurt directly on the vagina for a quick relief.

  • ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar)

Apple cider vinegar boasts of certain antibacterial and antifungal properties. For a quick relief from a Yeast infection, try applying it externally or can be used after mixing it in a bath. Diluting ACV and drinking it in water can also be effective in dealing with the infections.

  • Boric Acid Powder

Boric acid is useful in dealing with a harsh vaginal yeast infection. The acid can be placed inside gelatin capsules which get inserted into the vagina. This acid stops the fungus from going in the vagina and thus helps prevent the infection. It restricts the growth of fungus called Candida Albicans (C. Albicans) and Candida glabrata (C. glabrata).

  • Avoid Intercourse

In order to treat an infection, it is suggested to avoid the intercourse, firstly because the infection should not pass on to the partner. If the infection keeps occurring, it is recommended that the partner also gets himself treated; otherwise the infection will continue to grow. Using condoms during an intercourse is imperative to avoid the passing of infections.

Girls should avoid consuming sugary products since that leads to an overgrowth of yeast in the body. One should avoid wearing nylon/synthetic underwear so that the body is able to breathe and the infection gets treated quickly. Using aloe Vera gel acts as a cooling agent and helps reduce the irritation and inflammation of the skin.

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