For who knows how long now women have suffered from yeast infections. No matter what age, class or race a woman can get a yeast infection but the good news is it is easy to deal with as long as there are no serious conditions underlying the infection. A fungus called Candida over grows and this is when the problem starts. Though it is a micro-organism meaning you cannot see it with your eyes it causes symptoms like itching and burning. This article offers some natural treatments and changes you can make to treat and then avoid re-infection.
Cranberries are good for treating a yeast infection as it has properties that will fight it. Either the fresh berries themselves or the juice is fine and will give you fast relief and stop the fungus from spreading.
Garlic is a very popular method due to its anti-fungal and antiseptic properties. It works very quickly and can be used internally (wrap a peeled clove in gauze and insert it into the vagina) or externally. Eat it raw for it to take effect.
Tea tree oil also works quickly by diluting it and putting it onto the affected area. Dip a tampon in KY Jelly then drop a few drops on it and insert it. Do often for quicker and better results.
Boric acid can also be used directly on the infected area but you cannot use this if it is over a prolonged period of time.
Yogurt is probably the most common natural treatment women turn to first. Eat it (plain and sugar free) or apply it like a cream. For internal treatment dip a tampon in the yogurt and insert it into the vagina, do twice a day and you will notice a quick difference in your symptoms.
A final piece of advice about your habits. Make sure you wear clean underwear – if you need to, change twice or more a day. Wash the vagina with soap and water and make sure you dry there properly. Avoid scented soaps and other scented products in that region. They change the pH level and make the problem worse.