home remedies for yeast infection?

Are there any home remedies for a yeast infection?
i really dont want to go to the doctor this is really embarrasing to me.
PLEASE HELP

8 comments

  • Amanda M

    Plain yogurt

    The good bacteria in plain yogurt helps fight yeast and yogurt can be used both internally and externally. BUT, be sure you buy plain, unsweetened yogurt. Since sugar feeds yeast, this is a crucial point. You can also make your own, using a yogurt starter. I have done this myself and it is simple and the results are quite good. The advantage is that you can use other types of milk, such as soy or almond. While I made mine directly on the stovetop, you can also purchase a yogurt maker, if you want to take the thinking out of the process. Whether purchased or homemade, yogurt is a great thing to eat before meals because it provides "good bacteria" for your stomach to aid in digestion.

    For a topical treatment, you can also dip a tampon in plain yogurt and insert it into your vagina or simply rub some on the outside. I have found, however, that leaving it on for a prolonged period tends to have the opposite effect. It seems that once it has done its job, it is best to wipe it off or you will feel itchier due to the moisture.

    Garlic

    Garlic is a big enemy of yeast! This is one of the most effective home remedies I have found for instant relief. Inserting one garlic tab (such as Shaklee’s Garlic Tabs) or a garlic clove into the vagina every few hours or as needed provides soothing relief. If you use garlic tabs, be sure the ingredients are natural and pure. I highly recommend the Shaklee garlic tabs. They are what I have always used with great results.

    Of course, garlic can be taken internally, as well. Again, the Shaklee garlic tabs work great. I have also used Kyolic garlic tabs and liquid in the past with good results. Or, if you don’t mind the smell, you can press a whole garlic clove and drink it down quickly with water. I have found this to be very effective. Do it as often as necessary.

    Garlic is one of nature’s amazing "drugs" that has a number of other health benefits, including lowering blood pressure and reducing bad cholesterol. It is a natural antibiotic. In fact, my Greek father-in-law eats raw garlic everyday and, in his mid-sixties, is very rarely sick.

    See our full article on Garlic Facts Remedies and Health Benefits

    Apple-cider vinegar (with the mother)

    Apple-cider vinegar has many health benefits (including aiding in weight loss) and can be used both internally and externally, as well. However, it is very strong, so it is not recommended that you apply it directly on the skin. It will kill the yeast, but it will burn like nothing you’ve ever felt! The best external application is to add about a cup of it into your bathwater and take a nice hot bath. This will feel very relaxing and soothing and will help temporarily. I don’t find it as effective long-term, however, as the garlic suppositories. They provide full-day relief.

    The type of vinegar I recommend is Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar, with the Mother. It is important that it have the mother, as this is more natural and less processed. Never use plain, white vinegar! This actually feeds the yeast instead of killing it.

    Apple cider vinegar can be used as a home remedy for many ailments.

    Water

    In my opinion, this is one of the world’s most powerful, secret remedies for any illness! I strongly believe that if we all drank the amount of water our bodies need, we would see a great reduction in all types of sicknesses.

    Most doctors say that we should drink at least eight 8-oz. glasses of water daily, but many people need even more than that. I have found that simply drinking enough water greatly reduces my likelihood for getting a yeast infection. Because I am drinking more water, and subsequently urinating more frequently, my body is able to flush out the sugars that feed the yeast.

    Be sure to drink water that is pure and free from toxins. It is best to purchase some type of water filtration system, such as one made by Shaklee. Other brands that are good are the Brita and PUR brands. Be sure that regardless of what system you purchase, you do your research first to be sure that it will be effective in its performance.

    If you do only one thing, drink more water. It’s easy, accessable, natural, and has no side effects!

    See our article on detoxing your body with a water detox.

    Oil of Oregano

    This is an amazing herb! It is very potent against yeast. Take it internally daily, according to directions. Be sure, also, that the type of oil you choose has a high carvacrol content, as this is the active ingredient. I recommend Oreganol Super Strength P73.

    Beneficial bacteria supplement

    A healthy body contains trillions of microoragnisms, most of which reside in the colon. Their main function is to provide balance for less-desirable organisms (such as yeast). I use Shaklee Optiflora to help maintain these probiotics and prebiotics in my intestines. I have used other products in the past, but have not found that their level of quality matched this product’s. Other products can only gaurantee a certain amount of organisms at manufacture. However, Shaklee gaurantees that the bacteria will be alive when you ingest it and be delivered to the intestines. So, at this point, I can only suggest their product.

    Solutions-4-You

    This is a botanical, non-toxic multi-purpose solution that can be sprayed directly onto the skin. It is extremely soothing on a yeast infection and is effective at killing yeast. I use it straight from the bottle, without diluting it. I find it works best that way, but please be aware that this is not how the company recommends using it. It can be purchased at this site: http://www.solutions-4-you.com.

    Here are some things that you should try to avoid when fighting a yeast infection:

    Taking birth control pills – Birth control pills weaken the immune system, making you succeptable to yeast.

    Taking antibiotics – Antibiotics also weaken the immune system.

    Douching – Douching can upset the natural balance of bacteria in the vagina.

    Feminine deodorants – These can be very irritating to anyone, especially those with yeast infections.

    Non-cotton underwear – Any underwear made of man-made fibers is not breathable, as cotton is. They trap moisture and heat, creating a perfect environment for yeast.

    Clothing that is tight in the crotch – Tight clothing also creates a warm environment for yeast to grow.

    Sitting in a wet bathing suit for a prolonged period – This creates not only a warm environment, but a moist one, as well. Perfect for yeast growth!

    Pantyhose – Tight, man-made fiber that also allows yeast to flourish.

    Foods that feed yeast – Avoid sugar, yeast, refined foods (such as white flour). See our list of food to eat and avoid when you have candida.

  • Plain yogurt helps, not sure if it clears it tho.

    You can go to a store such as WalMart and buy yeast infection medicine over the counter, no need to see a doctor.

  • PLAIN Yogurt works wonders … you can eat it or apply it to the affected area. It’s not going to hurt anything.

    You can always get Monistat over the counter. You don’t need to see a doctor.

    Don’t be embarrassed it happens to all of us. It’s just a shift in the balance of good/bad bacteria in your body. (Yogurt is full of the good bacteria).

    Eat yogurt regularly to keep it at bay….

  • Jimmy P

    You can buy yeast infection kits at any commercial drug store. In addition, eating bio yogurt will boost your immune response. It will usually disappear in 3 to 4 days.

  • Get boric acid powder in the pharmacy section of like a Walmart or check your local drug store. Put the powder into some empty gel capsules and insert one or two into your vag. at night for 2 weeks. That should help.

  • inverse_mushroom_cloud

    Just go to the drugstore and get some Monistat.

    If it doesn’t work, then you have to go to the dr, because then it is more likely bacterial vaginosis, and you don’t want to fool around with that.

  • AlkalineDietDetox

    Below, you will find some very easy ways to naturally heal your body from yeast infection. I encourage you that If you are pregnant or under the age of 18, then you should see a physician first.

    I did some research on holistic and natural remedies that included probiotics and homeopathic for curing infections and found that they work better than the prescribed or over the counter drugs. Not only that, but you will no longer have a recurring yeast infection with natural remedies.
    Here are some steps to take to cure yeast infection naturally:
    1)Drink at least six glasses of water each day. Water helps to remove toxins
    2)Aloe Vera Juice twice per day is very good for detoxifying the body from all infections including vaginal yeast infection because it strengthens the immune system.
    3)Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with water and drink it. This kills all the bad bacteria in the body and you can even lose weight in the process. Don’t do this more than 1 to 3 times per week.
    4)Eat yogurt on a daily basis. It contains the good kind of bacteria, Lactobacillus Acidolhylus , that is found in the body.
    5)Take acidophilus or bifidus pills each day. This helps to encourage the good bacteria in the body. Make sure you keep these pills stored in a refrigerator for freshness.
    6)Take Vitamin C tablets daily. This helps to build the immune system to protect it against infections. The Vitamin C and Acidophilus tablets when taken, naturally produces hydrogen peroxide in the body and strengthens to fight infection even more.
    7)Make sure you consult your doctor if you are taking prescription drugs
    8)Drink Alka Seltzer in water once each day for about 3 or 5 days
    9)Drink some cranberry juice each day. Don’t add any sweetener.
    10)Eat raw cranberries, if you can
    11)Cranberry AZO pills are also good to take during the yeast infection period
    12)Take a hot Sitz bath to relieve the itching. Fill up the bath with water and drop 5 tablespoons tea tree oil in the bath water and sit in the bath tub for about 15 minutes and no longer.

    Below are some good sources that I found to be helpful to get rid of my yeast infection and it never came back again.

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