A yeast infection is a common kind of fungal infection that is more common in women than in men. It is generally caused by a type of yeast called candida albicans, however, other yeast can also be responsible for this infection.
The good news is that there is a range of home remedies that you can do to get rid of this infection. It is very extremely uncomfortable with uncontrollable itching, pain and discharge and the sooner that you get rid of it the better. Let’s take a look at a few home remedies you can use.
Over the counter medicines
You can purchase antifungal creams or pessaries from pharmacies to get rid of a yeast infection. Such medicines don’t need prescriptions and you can get them either online or purchase them at grocery stores, drugstores or pharmacies. The application of these medications can last from one day to a week depending on the acuteness of the infection. Internal applications have known to cure 80 percent of yeast infections.
Vaginal boric acid capsules can cure most yeast infections like magic. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a dosage of the vaginal capsule of 600mg every 14 days. A study found that women who weren’t cured by over the counter medicines responded to these capsules more. Over 70% of the women who weren’t helped by medicines got rid of yeast infections effectively with Boric acid capsules.
Unsweetened and non-flavored yogurt is a probiotic and contains good bacteria that detoxifies the body and gets rid of bad bacteria. It helps restore the microbiome of the body and balances the levels of bacteria and yeast in the body. Many people have reported that yogurt helped in keeping yeast infections at bay. As mentioned earlier, yogurt also detoxifies the body. You can learn more about detox and its antioxidant properties to not only get rid of yeast infections but also improve overall health.
Coconut oil has antifungal properties and is known to combat the ill-effects of candida albicans yeast. Organic coconut can be applied both internally and externally as a remedy for yeast infections. Warm coconut oil can also be a carrier oil for other antifungal oils like tea tree oil and oregano oil. You can purchase coconut oil online. Some products are to only be used on the skin to ensure that you read the label carefully before buying.
Oil of oregano
Oregano oil is derived from common oregano and has no special properties. However, oil of oregano is made from wild oregano and contains thymol and carvacrol which are very effective for getting rid of yeast infections. Capsules of oil of oregano can be inserted into the vagina at night or applied on a tampon before inserting it. A very important point to note is that essential oils like oil of oregano must always be mixed with other oils and never should be applied directly to the skin.
We hope that you never have a yeast infection, but if unfortunately, you do have it we hope that these remedies help.