Dealing with a Yeast Infection: Do Home Remedies Work?

Unfortunately, sometimes when you take an antibiotic to deal with a rash that was due to bacteria you can develop candida or a yeast infection. In fact, for some people, they even get a yeast infection rash problem. I know when I have taken antibiotics in the past, I would get that familiar yeast infection problem shortly after beginning the medication. Yes, this is an itchy skin problem once again. Are there home remedies that can treat this effectively?

Here are some of the top ones listed by experts and that are mentioned around the net:

1) Apple Cider Vinegar for Candida Yeast Infection:

There is a strong vinegar taste, but this has been an age old folk remedy recommended by Jarvis and others for not just yeast infection cures but general health. It is mixed with a little water to restore the body’s ph. This needs to be done regularly according to those who have had success.

2) Probiotics: Good to Balance the System:

Whenever most people think about yeast, they think about vaginal yeast infections but it can happen on almost any part of the body where there is a place for it to get a foothold. Even on the open skin, in places such as folds in the skin or perhaps under the breasts are ideal places for an infection to occur. Also, by introducing healthy flora this brings back the good bacteria that antibiotics kill.

3) Water: Are You Dehydrated?

One of the many problems that we may have as a result of this dehydration is yeast infections. Although yeast infections do occur as an imbalance in our body, that imbalance may often be fueled by dehydration and the fact that we are not giving the natural bacteria that is good for us enough to live and thrive. Yeast is going to grow wherever it has a foothold and although it exists in our body at all times, if we throw our body out of balance, it will begin to multiply out of control.

Try drinking enough water to hydrate yourself for just a few days. Many people begin to feel relief in this sort of a period of time. Not only will you notice differences in the amount of yeast infections that you have, you will also notice large differences in the way that you feel and even the way that you look. Drinking water is one of the best things that you can do for yourself, make sure that you do it regularly.

4) Yogurt with Live Cultures Containing Acidopholous and Bifidus

First of, you should avoid the store-bought yogurt that typically lines the shelves of almost every grocery store. Although it does contain some yogurt cultures to a certain extent, it also contains something that is going to feed the yeast that is thriving within your body. The sugar that is added to store-bought yogurt is going to counteract any good effects that eating the yogurt is going to have for you. That is why you should avoid this type of product at all cost.

I find that there are several different types of natural yogurt that are available at many health food stores. These are an excellent choice, especially if they are cultured from soy milk or some other type of product as their base. It is also possible for you to make your own yogurt and this is an excellent choice as well. The real key is that you want the natural cultures to be able to replace some of them bacteria that may be missing from your body and encourage it to re-grow again. This will allow the balance to return that is now missing inside of you.

Yogurt can also be used on a tampon inserted into the body to treat a yeast infection and is an effective home remedy cure for yeast infections . You need to not keep it in the body to the point where it irritates the skin, so use appropriate judgment.

One of my closest friends went into the medical field due to her frustration with chronic eczema since childhood. Keep in mind that whatever you are going through will educate you as a person, increase your compassion and possibly lead you into a career choice where you can help others. I wanted to mention that at a forum I particpate in , two members have recommended this book to relieve their recurring yeast infection: Yeast Infection Home Remedy Book . Their reviews both stated that it is a holistic approach that works at the internal problem and not just the superficial symptoms. One of the women had a severe case and said it stopped her problem. She did say initially it was hard to stop dairy products but found that there were some good alternatives at health food store she used that tasted good in cereal such as almond milk and coconut milk. This is discussed further in the book. I will be reviewing it in a future post.

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4 Responses to “Dealing with a Yeast Infection: Do Home Remedies Work?”

  1. Defnitely true about the dairy products.Also be careful about drinking too much water as that can flush out all the good bacteria along with the bad and make you more prone to yeast infections.I love the home tip with the tampon as I never thought of this.Excellent.Another good tip is cranberry juice.Really works a charm.

  2. My mom was in a nursing home and developed a yeast rash in her private area. The nurses didn’t even tell us, we saw it ourselves when she was changing into her pajamas.

  3. Acidopholous does help fight off yeast spores. People think it’s in all yogurt, but that’s not true. Most commercial yogurt does not have probiotics but are so full of sugar and other ingredients they aren’t even good for you.

  4. Does anyone know if activa has the healthy probiotics in it for yeast infections cures? I know it says it has bifidus on the commercials for activa yogurt, but it also comes in different flavors and probably has sugar. Isn’t that a way to get yeast candida problems back again?

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