Perineal itching, redness and sensitivity—these may happen commonly most especially during menstrual period for some women due to hormonal changes… however, if these things happen too frequently without any known cause at all, you might want to give it a second thought. It might not be simply due to hormonal changes—it might be a yeast infection that you are suffering from.
Finding out that you have a yeast infection cure is very dreadful and stigmatizing. Yeast infection can affect both the male and female gender. And the thing about a yeast infection is that once it affects a person, chances are, his or her sexual partner might also have the infection.
While many people might think that yeast is a strange “visitor” in our body—the thing is it is not. The causative factor of yeast infection is known as Candida albicans. These organisms are known as resident flora of our body—thus they are present in a regulated amount. Due to some instances, these organisms may grow and divide exponentially leading to outbreaks.
When it grows beyond its normal amount, it can spread throughout our body and it has a high affinity to the moist and warm cavities of our body like our mouth and the genital areas…thus the occurrence of yeast infections. The following yeast infection treatments are important to prevent the delay of healing and transmission of this disease to others:
Applying Yogurt. Yogurt can be used as yeast infection treatments either by applying it directly on the genitals or eating them. Yogurt contains bacteria—but the bacteria that this contains are good bacteria. Meaning, these microorganisms will attempt to fight the candidiasis causing microorganisms in your genitals. How to use it? Simply apply an adequate amount of yogurt into the affected area and leave it there for some minutes. Wash it properly and make sure no yogurt remains. A tricky part in making use of yogurt is that a SUGAR-FREE yogurt should be bought. Sweetened yogurt contains sugar and sugar is the primary food of yeast.
Garlic Tabs/ Crushed Cloves. Garlic is a great yeast antagonist making it one of the most effective yeast infection treatments. It can be used either as a tablet form or a freshly cut/ chopped garlic. Garlic can provide a soothing effect on your yeast infection and can lessen the pain and itch that accompany it. However, it is also equally important to clean your genitals thoroughly after using these remedies as it may have a foul smell.
Water Therapy. Nothing beats a well hydrated body. When we drink at least 8-10 glasses of water, we provide our body enough hydration—however; this may not be enough in people with such conditions… Thus, it is best to drink more than 10 glasses of water daily. With this, we are able to flush out the toxins and bacteria which can lead to diseases like yeast infection.
Yeast infection is a disgusting condition and can bring shame to one’s partner, too. Getting relief and effective yeast infection treatments can also be done at home and not only through taking prescribed medications.