Yeast infection is one of the most common infections that can appear in the women, as well as in men. It can be oral and appear in the region of mouth or, on the other hand, it can occur in genital areas. Yeast infections are also known under the names thrush and candidiasis. Vaginal yeast infections are more frequent than penile yeast infections and men usually get a yeast infection through the unsafe sex with the infected woman. Nevertheless, it is not a rule, because there are many other causes that are responsible for the developing of penile yeast infections.
The main cause of the yeast infections is the fungus called Candida albicans. This fungus resided in our body and it is not harmful when its production is controlled. However, due to many reasons, the fungus may start its overproduction and lead to a yeast infection. When a person takes antibiotics as a treatment for some medical condition, these antibiotics tend to destroy bacteria in the body. Thus, the antibiotics kill the friendly bacteria that are in the gastrointestinal tract. The good bacteria have the role to control the amount of fungi. When the friendly bacteria are eliminated, Candida is free to multiply.
Yogurt for effective treatment of yeast infection
Fortunately, there are many ways to treat yeast infections. One of the most effective methods of curing this condition in women is using yogurt. Yogurt is very powerful remedy because it has Lactobacillus acidophilus, which is good for the restoring friendly bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. It is very important that the yogurt is plain without sugar, fruit and flavoring in it. Furthermore, the yogurt should contain active cultures. In order to restore the good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract with Lactobacillus acidophilus and thus control the production of the fungus, large amounts of yogurt should be consumed. For those people who cannot consume yogurt due to some reasons, Lactobacillus acidophilus can be found in the form of capsules and can be easily found.
It is also important not to use certain medicines, such as antibiotics and corticosteroids, while suffering from the yeast infection because it can only aggravate the condition, or at least slow down the treatment. Furthermore, women may soak a tampon in a plain and sugarless yogurt and insert it into the vagina. This should be applied several times a day until the yeast infection is finally cured. The woman should wear a pad during this treatment.