Natural Yeast Infection Home Remedies - Self Help and Treatment
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According to certain medical statistics, between 70 to 80% of today's problems stem from an overgrowth of yeast commonly referred to as Candida. These, along with other strains of yeast, are naturally found living within the colon as well as the mouth and ears of all people and the vagina of women.
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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.
They are, in their own right, a necessity, but are kept under control by other bacteria - lactobacillus acidophilus, for instance. A yeast infection occurs when an imbalance between the two takes place.
Imbalance occurs for various reasons, including steroids, birth control, and the wide use of broad spectrum antibiotics. Symptoms of yeast infection are an itching or burning around the affected area with or without a whitish discharge that may resemble curds.
So what are some yeast infection home remedies you could try?
Probiotics are one of the more popular natural remedies for yeast infections. They consist of live microbial organisms also naturally present in the body. They are referred to as friendly, good or beneficial bacteria and one of their main purposes is to keep the growth of organisms such as Candida under control. They improve immune function, enhance the protective barrier of the digestive tract to keep yeast contained, and act as an aid in the production of vitamin K.
Probiotics are available as oral supplements - capsule, tablet, liquid or powder. Acidophilus drinks including fortified milk can be found in health food and grocery stores. Other foods containing probiotics are cultured foods such as yogurt or fermented foods such as sauerkraut. These various items can be tried as possible yeast infection home remedies.
In the case of a yeast infection of the ear, most often experienced by people who wear hearing aids, swimmers or children, the result is the inflammation of the outer ear. Its symptoms include itching, soreness and a white discharge. Ear yeast infection home remedies to aid with these symptoms have a good track record with long lasting effects and no side effects. For those who are susceptible, these remedies can also be used on a daily basis to help keep infections at bay.
The simplest and most effective of the ear yeast infection home remedies is a regulated diet including calcium and vitamin C, as these are known to not only boost immunity, but work as natural antibiotics, reducing inflammation along with the infection.
Extracted basil juice can be used by putting in a few drops for the relief of pain and to fights off infection. Garlic can be used the same way by boiling the cloves, mashing them and dropping oil in the affected ear. Other herbal oils such as olive and lobelia can also be used as herbal yeast infection home remedies.
Daubing apple cider vinegar on or in areas prone to this infection has been proven effective, too. Add garlic to help stop the itching and a bit of water for dilution.
Yogurt is regarded as a good home remedy, externally as well as internally. Soak a tampon in some for vaginal infection or daub on other affected areas for about an hour. Repeat as needed. A mixture of olive leaf extract and grapefruit seed extract in water is also good for the infection.
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