There are more than a few home remedies for yeast infections that have been discovered over the years. However, treatment for this fungal infection will vary from person to person which makes finding the right home remedy a challenge sometimes.
Before you even begin to treat yourself at home you need to make sure it is infact a yeast problem you are suffering from, especially if this is your first time dealing with your yeast infection symptoms. Make a visit to your doctor and make sure the symptoms you are experiencing like vaginal discharge or itching is not due to another problem like gonorrhea.
Once you are sure what you’re dealing with you can begin implementing one of the many different home remedies available to help get relief or stop this problem altogether. One yeast infection home remedy you can begin using when you get the slightest sign of an infection involves the use of rice vinegar and Emergen-C. Emergen-C is a vitamin C supplement drink mix that you can find at just about any grocery or drug store. It is very good for soothing inflamed skin.
What you’ll need to do is pour about a half inch of rice vinegar into a glass and then dilute it with a little bit of water so you can drink it in one swallow. As soon as you drink the diluted vinegar chase it with a glass of the Emergen-C to help the vinegar go down smoother and to also help boost your immune system as well. This natural remedy will help keep the symptoms of the infection under control before they become full blown.
Believe it or not, but cranberries have been believed by doctors to be one of the best home remedies for yeast infections. It is the substances found in cranberry juice that makes it such an effective treatment. These substances keeps bacterias from clinging to the walls of the urinary tract, mouth, or intestines. If you don’t have any bacterias you won’t have to worry about an infection.
In order to use this as a yeast infection home treatment you must use fresh cranberry juice that is unsweetened. Fresh cranberry juice will flush out the candida yeast inside your body. If you can’t handle the sour taste of the cranberry juice you can take cranberry pills as an alternative.
Yeast are very small organisms that grow in harmless amounts in certain areas in the body such as the mouth or vagina. Vaginal yeast is kept under control thanks to the acidity naturally found in the vagina. On a pH scale that ranges from 0 to 14 the vagina has a pH level of about 3.5 to 4.2.
The most acidic level is 0, and 14 is the most alkaline. Vaginal yeast will begin to grow out of control once the pH balance within the vagina becomes less acidic. To help increase the acidity level in the vagina and restore the healthy balance of the pH you can use a lemon douche.
In order to properly implement a lemon douche you will need a quart of water, a 1/2 a lemon, and a douche applicator. You can get a douche applicator by going to your local pharmacy such as Walgreens or CVS. Since you will be making your own solution you must get rid of the solution and keep the applicator.
Making the lemon solution is very simple. You’ll just have to mix the 1 quart of water with the juice of 1/2 a lemon. Now insert this natural solution within the vagina using the douche applicator. This natural remedy is great if you’re only suffering from a mild infection, but you must make use of it on a daily basis to experience the best results.
These are a few of the best home remedies for yeast infections. Of course there are many more out there you can choose from. Try using one of these three natural remedies and see for yourself which one works the best for you.