The Effective Natural Cures For Yeast Infection Symptoms

If statistics are to be believed there is a better than even chance that everybody will suffer of a yeast infection at some time in their lives. Yeast infection symptoms affect both men and women and can cause great discomfort and pain. With claims of drug-resistant conditions multiplying every day, patients and medical professionals seems to be seeking new, natural cures for yeast infections.

A candida overgrowth can afflict many parts of the body, like the mouth, nose and armpits. It will cause dry, red, itchy skin. If it is affecting the vagina, women will suffer discomfort when urinating or having sexual intercourse. Other yeast infection symptoms of vaginal infections include unpleasant odors and a mucus-like discharge. In her book, Age Power, the well-known author and beauty and health guru Leslie Kenton describes further symptoms like headaches.

The most popular natural way to treat candida overgrowth symptoms is to dip a tampon in plain, natural yogurt and insert this into the vagina. This age-old remedy has been widely lauded as one of the successful natural cures. It has been passed down by many generations of women and is still working well. The trick however is not to use yogurt that contain any sugars as this will feed the infection instead of killing it.

Another remedy is to insert a clove of garlic into the vagina as its powerful anti-bacterial powers has been proven to be successful in clearing up yeast moniliasis. In a study published in the Scientific American, garlic was shown to be effective in killing all but 2 of the 26 strains of the Candida bacteria.

According to Women\’s Health Information drinking unsweetened cranberry juice is one of the natural cures for yeast infections.

It is also recommended to wash the vagina in a strong solution of Himalayan Crystal Salt as the latest research done on this product has shown its capabilities to rebalance to PH-levels of the body.

According to Sheila Shea from the Intestinal Health Institute tea tree oil and oregano have been used as successful natural cures. She said that oregano, a popular herb in most kitchens, have been proven to be even more powerful than the pharmaceutical product Nystatin in killing the bacteria that cause yeast infections. Supplementing the good bacteria in the body by taking a reputable probiotic is further the best way to stop the infections from recurring.

Helen Gustafson and Maureen O\’Shea the authors of The Candida Directory: A Comprehensive Guide to Yeast-Free Living also advises that a mild yeast infection can be treated by using a cider vinegar vaginal douche.

Yeast infection symptoms can also be treated, according to the Naturopathic Handbook of Herbal Formulas (NHOHF), by taking propolis, a natural resin harvested by bees. Propolis have many anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

In contrast to these gentle, natural products pharmaceutical anti-fungal medicine can cause the disruption of the bacterial balance in the body and create further havoc. Recent research has also shown that these products are less effective as yeast infections are becoming drug-resistant.

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