Home remedies for a yeast infection:-
It might happen that one day you woke up with a burning sensation in the private or sweaty parts of your body. But you might feel hesitant to rush for a consultant immediately. If that is the scenario then you can have a look at these magical home remedies which might help you to get rid of such an awkward inflammation.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar :–
The antifungal components of apple cider vinegar can give you relief from the itching and inflammation. Apple cider vinegar works both internally and externally to fight the yeast infection.
· You can add apple cider vinegar to water and take a hot bath for at least one hour. It will eventually decrease the irritation.
· Not only having a bath but you can also drink apple cider vinegar mixed with water daily for a few days till your pain goes away. In a glass of warm water, mix 1-2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and your drink is ready.
· You can also clean the affected area externally by apple cider vinegar or white vinegar. Mix it with water, then directly apply to the infection and rinse it well after at least half an hour.
Not all bacteria are harmful. Some bacteria are beneficial enough to keep you body healthy and fit. Yogurt is the most surprising healer you can find in your kitchen. Natural yogurt contains one of those beneficial bacteria called Lactobacillus that can win the battle against any yeast infection.
· The more you will increase the amount of natural yogurt in your daily diet, the more it will control the growth of unwanted yeast cells in your body.
· For a vaginal yeast infection, you can dip a tampon in plain unsweetened yogurt. Then insert the tampon inside and leave for two hours. You will need to do this twice daily until the inflammation decreases.
· Even one can apply the yogurt directly on to the infected parts of his or her body. You can leave it overnight and wait to see the wonder next morning.
· But remember only unsweetened and plain yogurt helps to lessen the burning sensation of a yeast infection.
Coconut oil :-
Coconut oil contains lauric, capric, caprylic acids and other medium chain fatty acids which have antifungal properties to kill the Candida fungus that is responsible for a yeast infection. Virgin or raw coconut oil can work miraculously on the infected areas of your body.
· You can apply a thin layer of organic coconut oil to the infection which will eventually soothe the irritation. You can even add a few drops of cinnamon oil to increase its medical value. But before applying anything directly to the infected skin, you should always clean and wash the area.
· In case you are struggling to get rid of oral thrush, you can wash your mouth with this oil for five to ten minutes. Repeat this process for thrice a day to notice the difference. You can also add few drops of cinnamon or tea tree oil for better results. But do not gulp the mixture.
Boric acid is a common household chemical that keeps the small insects like cockroaches, ants and other out of your house. But do not get surprised by the fact that this can also reduce your irritation caused by a yeast infection. Doctors even prescribe to use boric acids when other antifungal capsules or remedies fail to heal the infected area.
· You can dilute some boric acid with plain water and apply it over the affected skin. Leave it for a few minutes before rinsing it off. A regular wash with this diluted mixture will surely stop the yeast from growing.
·But this remedy should be avoided by the pregnant women.
Tea Tree Oil:-
The effective antibacterial and antifungal components of tea tree oil are a natural wonder to soothe the inflamed skin caused by yeast infection.
· For treating vaginal yeast infection, soak your tampon with drops of tea tree oil and then insert it inside for three to four hours. You will need to repeat the process twice a day until the infection disappears.
· You can even mix this essential oil with honey and directly apply to the infected area. You can also dilute the oil with some warm water if you do not have enough honey. Use the mixture several times a day till your inflammation goes away.
· Pregnant women should avoid this process as some of the components of tea tree oil might have harmful effects on their babies.
Oregano Oil :-
The weak immune system of a person sometimes leads to various types of yeast infections. Oregano oil is such an essential oil that helps to boost your immune system eventually. But it can also be used to cure the yeast infection externally.
·Dilute the oil with some drops of olive oil or plain warm water and then apply directly on to the affected skin. Repeat this process for a few weeks to completely eliminate the infection.
·You can even take one or two capsules of oregano oil twice a day for a few weeks to heal the infection internally.
Garlic has the powerful and effective antibacterial, antifungal properties that help to cure several infections including the yeast infection.
·Firstly you can chew some fresh garlic cloves daily to treat a yeast infection. But in most of the times eating fresh garlic causes bad breath.
·Alternatively, you can crush a few garlic cloves, make a thick paste out of it and apply it gently to the affected area.
·You can also use garlic oil. Dilute the oil with few drops of coconut oil and vitamin E oil and then rub the diluted mixture on the infected area for better results.
Calendula is an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory herb that can be used to fight against any types of yeast infection. In case you do not find fresh Calendula in the market, you can use Calendula lotions or ointments as an alternative.
·You can replace your regular tea by adding some calendula extract to treat the yeast infection. But pregnant women should avoid having tea with calendula extract.
Although your kitchen ingredients can work miraculously to treat a yeast infection, there are some cases when the severity of the infection steals away your sleep at night. In those cases, you should immediately visit the doctor who will help to get rid of the discomfort and irritation caused by the infection in your body parts. Especially you never skip consulting a doctor if you are pregnant for it can affect the growth and condition of your baby. Moreover, yeast infection is quite common among the people irrespective of age and race all over the world. At least once in a lifetime, everyone faces this same challenge.
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