Natural Cures for Yeast Infections in Women - Useful Remedies and Treatments
Are you seeking natural cures for yeast infections?
Women are no strangers to yeast infections. The yeast which causes the infection is called Candida albicans.
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In order to do so, the body needs the support of some basic dietary and lifestyle good health habits, such as a full body detox and a proper understanding and application of nutrition. No matter how remote or unrelated a health condition may seem, these fundamental health steps will greatly magnify the effects and benefits of any of our health-promoting efforts, including the use of specific natural health remedies.
For the most part, the vagina is able to balance the good and bad acid within the vaginal region. However, a yeast infection can develop when the balance is disturbed. There are some natural remedies for yeast infections, however, and most of the cures work by helping restore the natural acidity that the vagina needs.
If you are indeed searching for natural cures for yeast infections, then one of the first things that you should probably start with are Probiotics. Probiotics are a good natural remedy since they are naturally present in the vagina and digestive tract to begin with. They are usually referred to as the "friendly" or "good" bacteria and help stop the growth of Candida, which is what causes yeast infections.
You can find Probiotics in supplement form as well as in vaginal suppositories. You can also find them in some types of yogurt. When dealing with yeast infections, you want to look for Lactobacillus, especially Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1, Lactobacillus acidophilus, and Lactobacillus fermentum RC-14.In fact, low levels of Lactobacilli in the vaginal region have been linked to yeast infections.
Yogurt is always going to be a popular remedy as natural cures for yeast infections, too. However, the yogurt has to be unflavored and must contain lactobacillus acidophilus in order for it to work. You can eat the yogurt, which might be a little bitter since it won't be flavored, or you can dip a tampon in it and insert it into your vagina a couple of times a day. If you do this, then be sure that you don't leave the tampon in for more than 30 minutes at a time, since it can cause irritation.
In your search for natural cures for yeast infections, you might also want to consider using boric acid suppositories. Boric acid contains a mild antiseptic property, as well as an antifungal property. In some studies, boric acid has been found to be as effective in treating yeast infections as Sporanox, which is an antifungal drug. You can typically find boric acid suppositories at most pharmacies. One product in particular that you might want to watch for is called Yeast Arrest. It also contains calendula and Oregon grape root.
You should not use boric acid if you are pregnant, nor should you apply it to the skin of children or infants. In addition, you should only use it for the suggested period of time and not place it on open wounds or even cuts.
In seeking natural cures for yeast infection, you might also be interested in using oil of oregano. It has anti-fungal properties and taking 1 teaspoon per day can help fight yeast infections. However, you must ensure that you are using regular oil of oregano and not the essential oil of oregano, as it is way too powerful.
Drinking plenty of pure water when you have a yeast infection will help the body flush out the sugars in your system - these sugars can prolong the infection. In addition, you should avoid eating any foods that contain sugar, refined flour, or yeast, for as long as you have the infection. These, too, are important steps in your search for natural cures for yeast infections.
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