For many women, yeast infections are an unavoidable part of life. While they are only an over growth of the yeast that is found naturally in the body they are uncomfortable, irritating and can be embarrassing to treat. For these reasons we felt that we should let you know how they are caused as well as how to treat them naturally. Yeast infections can be caused by taking prescription antibiotics, wearing wet or damp bathing suits, panties that are not made of a breathable material or even if your clothing is too tight. Here are a few of our favorite ways to treat yeast infections at home and in the most natural way we could find.
Tea tree oil – Women can use this by applying undiluted to a tampon and inserting it into the vagina. This product is easily found in your local grocery and or drug stores.
Natural yogurt – Natural yogurt is a simple but effective treatment for the most stubborn of symptoms. Apply a small amount to the end of a tampon and insert into the vagina. Alternately you can also use the yogurt externally by rubbing it on the affected area.
Lemon Juice – Lemon juice is highly acidic. This makes it ideal to use as a wash that is mixed half and half with water and applied to the area, or it can be poured into your bath water.
Cranberry juice – 2 glasses should be consumed every day to maintain the pH levels inside of the vagina. Over time this can help dramatically.
Cranberry juice – By far the easiest way to restore the vagina’s natural pH level is to enjoy 2 glasses of cranberry juice every day. Long term, this is a great way to maintain a healthy balance of yeast. Any time you plan on beginning a new treatment plan for an illness, be sure that you have had a formal diagnosis from your doctor. This is critical as there are many different illnesses that can present with virtually the same symptoms, however if these illnesses are left untreated they can become very severe.