Candidiasis usually occurs when fungus which naturally lives in the vagina overgrows and cause infections. These fungus are good for the cleansing of the vagina but becomes bad and causes infections when they multiply in numbers. This fungus is known as Candida albicans and the multiplication of the fungus causes itching, inflammation, painful irritation, discharge and sometimes soreness.
It is very difficult to treat vaginal yeast infections also known as candidiasis. However, since it occurs naturally, it is very effective if treated naturally.
Here are therefore natural home remedies for treating vaginal yeast infections (candidiasis):
• Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has proven to be a natural health booster for treating various health issues. Its medicinal properties help to eliminate yeast infections in the vagina. To do this, add half a cup of apple cider vinegar in a warm water in a bathtub and soak yourself in it. If there is no bathtub, you can create one by using a big bowl and sitting in it. But always remember that, apple cider vinegar should not touch the skin without being diluted in water.
Another natural medicinal product that helps in treating candidiasis is garlic. Some people recommend garlic to be inserted in the vagina in order to treat candidiasis but there are some reports of burns and pains. With this, the alternate way of using garlic to treat candidiasis is to include more of it in your diet. Doing this will help control the growth of the Candida
• Coconut oil
Coconut oil is one of the healthiest oils you will ever find. It has an antifungal properties which help in treating vaginal yeast infections. This home remedy is proven to be very effective and it is only effective when pure original coconut oil is used. To use this remedy, apply the oil directly to the affected area.
• Hydrogen peroxide
Another effective way to cure candidiasis at home is to use hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is used to cure yeast infections and all other types of bacterial and fungi infections. Lactobacillus which is found in the vagina is used to produce hydrogen peroxide. It serves as a great antiseptic against yeast infections. To use this remedy, dilute an amount of hydrogen peroxide in water and wash the vagina with it or get a large bowl of this mixture and sit in it. Hydrogen peroxide should however not to be applied directly and it should not be used often.
• Greek Yoghurt
Yoghurt has great contents of Lactobacillus acidophilus which is a live bacteria normally found in the vagina. This bacteria helps the vagina in preventing it against infections. Research has proven that, plain Greek yoghurt prevents the overgrowth of fungus in the vagina but much care must be taken that in contains no artificial sugars which will only make the condition worse.
• Vitamin C
Surprised right? Vitamin C is very good for the body and also ensures an improved immune system. Increasing your intake of vitamin C will improve your immune system to combat yeast infections. Also, vitamin C contains microbial properties which will help prevent any infections within the body. Note that, you do not have to apply vitamin C in the vagina but just take it orally to help fight the candidiasis.
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