A look at the Best Yeast Infection Home Remedies
In this post we will take a look at the best yeast infection home remedies out there. There are many conventional over the counter treatments for yeast infections. The majority look at the curing of the infection now and not the preventative or the reoccurrence of the infection. Many women also found the ingredients with these treatments to be irritating as well. For this and other reasons women have looked at natural home remedies to fight yeast infections. Generally yeast infection is thought to affect the vagina. It does affect other areas as well, yet for this article we will deal with vaginal yeast infections.
Top Six Yeast Infection Home Remedies
- Tea Tree Oil – Yeast Infection home remedies tip no.1
The first one is Tea Tree Oil. Tea Tree Oil is said to be a natural antifungal. Give a tampon a couple of drops of undiluted oil and insert vaginally. This should be done twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Most yeast infections will be cleared up in the first few days.
- Garlic- Yeast Infection home remedies tip no.2
The next one is garlic. Garlic is said to be one of nature’s most amazing drugs. It is a natural antibiotic and has a number of health benefits as well as aiding in the curing of yeast infections. A paste should be made with the garlic pods and applied around the vaginal skin. Let it soak for a short time then make sure the area is completely rinsed off and dried thoroughly. If you don’t mind the smell this is said to be one of the best yeast infection home remedies.
- Yogurt - Yeast Infection home remedies tip no.3
Then we have yogurt. There are good bacteria in plain yogurt that helps fight a yeast infection. Since yogurt can be used internally as well as externally it’s a great home remedy. But it’s crucial to purchase plain unsweetened yogurt. Since sugar feeds the yeast only this yogurt will do. It’s suggested to insert a tampon dipped in unsweetened yogurt into the vagina. Two to three times a day is recommended till it goes away. It is also suggested as a preventative measure to eat lots of yogurt. Yogurt gives positive effects on the whole system and will get rid of the fungus as well. While on the topic of dairy, buttermilk is said to be effective as a preventative measure as well.
- Honey - Yeast Infection home remedies tip no.4
Next we have honey. Now this one surprised me. This is probably the most uncomfortable and sticky way to treat a yeast infection. While sitting on the toilet take about ½ cup of honey and pour on affected area. Stay seated while it gets to work for 15 to 20 minutes. Have a nice warm bath after this to get rid of the stickiness. Twice per day of this works wonders as well.
- Vinegar - Yeast Infection home remedies tip no.5
Lastly we have vinegar which is well known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Best way to use this is to pour a warm bath and add 1 cup vinegar. 15 minutes in the bath is enough. Make sure your vaginal area is dried very well when done. Twice a day of this and you will feel better in no time. The recommended is to use apple cider vinegar. Do not use plain white vinegar. It is said plain white vinegar will feed the yeast not cure it. It is also strongly suggested to not directly apply the vinegar to your body, it is very strong and it will burn.
- Water - Yeast Infection home remedies tip no.6
One of the best preventative home remedies is WATER. Water is arguably one of nature’s best remedies for many illnesses. Simply drinking enough water will greatly reduce your risk of getting a yeast infection. By drinking more water in turn you will urinate more which assists your body in flushing out the sugars that feed yeast. The nice thing about all the home remedies mentioned is they are natural and low to no cost.
Yeast Infection Home Remedies
Even with these yeast infection home remedies we suggest contacting your family doctor first. You need to make sure you do have a yeast infection and not something else. Also it was found with remedies such as Tea Tree Oil some women had reactions from this. It is always best to consult with your doctor first. I do hope this information has been of some help to you.
Also take a look at our other posts under Yeast Infection Treatments