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How To Treat Yeast Infection With Natural Remedies 2024

Yeast infection is a common fungal infection which is commonly associated with women although it can affect both genders in different forms.

CAUSES OF YEAST INFECTION.

Yeast infection is caused by overgrowth of a type of fungus called Candida.

This fungus can be naturally found in various part of the body such as mouth, skin, throat, vagina, skin , without causing any problem when it’s under normal circumstances but under certain condition such as when there is hormonal changes in the body or when the immune system is weak, this fungus can overgrow, leading to infection.

SYMPTOMS OF YEAST INFECTION IN BOTH GENDER.

Note, it’s symptoms may vary in some individuals while some individuals are asymptomatic. It’s also important to note that these listed below symptoms can overlap with other health conditions.

 So, always ensure to consult a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Symptoms For Men:

  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Spot at the top of the penis
  • Soreness
  • Redness of the head of the penis
  • Discharge
  • Itchiness

Symptoms For Women 

  • Thick, white vagina discharge with no foul smell
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Itchness around and inside vagina
  • Burning sensation
  • Swelling of the vulva
  • Redness of vagina and vulva
  • Rash

Preventions

  • Visit your healthcare provider for check-up regularly
  • Maintain good genital hygiene such as keeping vagina area clean
  • Always keep genital area dry as moisture can promotes growth of yeast
  • Maintain good and balanced diet to promote the functionality of immune system
  • Avoid damp, wet and tight underwears
  • Get good cotton and breathable underwears and avoid those that traps moisture
  • Avoid harsh and scented vagina wash products
  • Reduce sugar and refined carbohydrate intake.
  • Avoid douching

Home Remedies For Treating Yeast Infection 

While medical treatment is essential and it’s also important to always consult a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment plan, incorporating home remedies can be a supportive approach to managing symptoms of yeast infection.

OPTION 1 – GARLIC

Garlic is a potential natural remedy for treating yeast infections because of it’s antifungal property which can help stop the growth of Candida fungus which causes yeast infection.

1.1. FOR INTERNAL USE

  • Select fresh organic garlic
  • Wash thoroughly with clean water to remove dirt or impurities
  • Chew morning and night (before and after meal) for 2 week.

1.2. FOR EXTERNAL USE

  • Select fresh organic garlic that will be enough to make a paste.
  • Wash thoroughly with clean water to remove dirt or impurities.
  • Chrush to form a paste.
  • Apply directly to the affected external area (before going to bed for 2 weeks).

NOTE, 1.1 and 1.2 should be done in conjunction for uptimum effectiveness.

Precautions:

Do not use garlic in cases of known allergies and ensure to consult a healthcare provider before using garlic for remedy, especially for pregnant women.

OPTION 2 – ALOE VERA

 

Aloe vera is a remedy for treating yeast infection because of it’s known anti-inflammatory and soothing properties which stop yeast infection caused by Candida fungus growth.

2.1. FOR EXTERNAL USE

  • Select fresh organic aloe vera.
  • Wash with clean water.
  • Wash the affected area with clean water.
  • Dry the affected area with clean towel.
  • Apply a thin layer of aloe vera gel directly to the affected area.
  • Repeat this process 2-3 times daily until symptoms improve.

2.2. FOR INTERNAL USE

  • Drink aloe vera juice to support internal healing.
  • Start with a small amount and gradually increase intake, monitoring for any adverse reactions.

Precautions.

Do not use aloe vera in cases of known allergies and ensure to consult a healthcare provider before using aloe vera for remedy, especially for pregnant women.

OPTION 3 – GINGER

Ginger’s natural antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties makes it a promising option to cure yeast infections.

3.1 Ginger Tea

  • Select fresh organic ginger.
  • Wash selected ginger with clean water.
  • Slice into boiled water, cover, and allow to stay for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Strain out ginger tea and ensure to drink morning before meal and night after meal until symptoms improve.

Precautions.

  •  Ensure to discontinue use if you experience any reaction and seek medical advice.
  • Individuals with certain health conditions or those taking specific medications should consult a healthcare provider first before using ginger.

OPTION 4 – HONEY

It has been found that raw/unprocessed honey has significant antifungal and antimicrobial properties which is due to the presence of hydrogen peroxide, antioxidants, and other active compounds, which have made it very effective for curing Candida species.

4.1. FOR INTERNAL USE

Drink 1 or 2 tablespoons of raw or unprocessed honey daily.

4.2a. FOR EXTERNAL USE

  • Get a raw or unprocessed honey.
  • Wash and dry the affected area.
  • Apple raw honey to the affected area and leave for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water.

Note, It should be done daily at night till symptoms improve.

4.2b FOR EXTERNAL USE 

  •  Mix raw honey and plain yogurt.
  • Wash and dry the affected area.
  • Apply the raw honey and plain yogurt mixture and leave for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat this process daily (Mostly at night) till symptoms improve.

Conclusion 

Although ginger, garlic, aloe vera and honey’s antimicrobial properties makes them suitable to put a stop to Candida fungus growth, it’s also important to

  • Perform a patch test before widespread application to rule out any allergic reactions.
  • Ensure to make due with fresh and organic garlic , ginger , aloe vera and raw honey.
  • If symptoms persist or worsen, seek medical advice promptly for proper treatment plan.

Written By Anita’s Blog

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