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Natural, Home Remedies For Yeast Infection

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- Include yogurt (homemade) and soured products in your diet. - You might try douching with two capsules of Kyolic (garlic) or with the juice of fresh garlic and water. - Keep the vagina clean and dry. - Apple cider vinegar is preferable to an over-the-counter product when douching. - Cotton underwear may be preferable because it allows for free circulation of air.

When a fungus such as Candida albicans multiples in the body, particularly in the vagina, the result is a yeast infection. Yeast infections are a common cause of vaginitis. Almost every woman will have a yeast infection at some time or another, and it is particularly common during pregnancy when the acidity and sugar content of a woman’s vaginal secretions are altered.
Using oral contraceptives can also lead to the development of a yeast infection. Because fungi such as Candida albicans thrive in the presence of sugar, women with diabetes will be more susceptible to yeast infections. In addition, those taking antibiotics may develop a yeast infection since antibiotics generally destroy the “good” bacteria in the body, upsetting the vaginal environment.
Common symptoms of a yeast infection include vaginal burning, itching, and discharge. The skin around the vagina may become sore and appear red.

 

NUTRIENTS
SUPPLEMENT SUGGESTED DOSAGE COMMENTS
Essential
Garlic capsules (Kyolic) 2 capsules with meals or take 2 garlic-parsley capsules. Odorless garlic that inhibits the infecting organism
Vitamin C 2,000 – 5,000 mg daily. Improves immunity.
Yeast-Gard vaginal suppositories As directed on label. Soothing to the vagina. Destroys the yeast organism (fungus).
Very Important
Vitamin A and E emulsion Take the recommended dosage or substitute with 50,000 IU vitamin A and 400 IU vitamin E daily. Use emulsified form for quick assimilation. Powerful free radical scavengers that aid vaginal healing.
Helpful
Acidophilus
or
Maxidophilus
or
Megadophilus
As directed on label. Restores normal vaginal bacterial balance. Use milk-free type if allergic to milk.
Dioxycholor from American Biologics 5 drops in water twice daily. Take this product if the infections are recurrent.
Protein (free form amino acids) As directed on label. Needed for repair of tissue. Free form is readily absorbed and assimilated.
Vitamin B complex (yeast free) 100 mg daily. Candidiasis, a type of yeast infection, results in vitamin B deficiency.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 50 mg 3 times dialy.
Vitamin D
plus
calcium
and
magnesium
As directed on label. Women need extra amounts of these nutrients when the body fights infection.

Read:Top 5 Nutritional Yeast Benefits for Health 

Herbs That You Can Use

Pau d’arco

Recommendations

Include yogurt and soured products in your diet. Homemade yogurt may be the best treatment for this disorder. You may wish to purchase a yogurt maker – it is inexpensive and easy to use. Yogurt and soured products contain microorganisms called lactobacilli, normally present in the bowel and vagina, which actually destroy the fungus. Because the fungus multiplies in a sugary environment, reducing your intake of refined foods can alleviate symptoms.

Considerations

You might try douching with two capsules of Kyolic (garlic) or with the juice of fresh garlic and water; alternate douching with acidophilus, which is described below. keep the vagina clean and dry. To alleviate itching, open a vitamin E capsule and apply to the irritated area or apply an enzyme cream.You can also use acidophilus as an effective douche. This will help restore the normal balance of the bowel and vagina. Open two capsules of acidophilus and add them either to one quart of warm water or to plain yogurt. Apple cider vinegar is preferable to an over-the-counter product when douching.

Many doctors prescribe Mycelex-G for a yeast infection. Ketoconazole is also used; no side effects to this drug have been documented.

A new treatment for yeast infections is Terazol. Of the patients treated with Terazol, 96 percent have recovered within three days. Only a few reported any burning or itching.

Cotton underwear may be preferable because it allows for free circulation of air.

Stacey Chillemi

Founder of Healthy Living Inc., Stacey Chillemi actively writes about alternative & holistic wellness. Her first published book, Epilepsy You’re Not Alone in 1998, helped millions of people understand and cope with their disorder enabling them to live a happy, healthy and productive life.

Stacey Chillemi

Founder of Healthy Living Inc., Stacey Chillemi actively writes about alternative & holistic wellness. Her first published book, Epilepsy You’re Not Alone in 1998, helped millions of people understand and cope with their disorder enabling them to live a happy, healthy and productive life.