Yeast infection is also called the fungal infection, candidiasis and thrush, and it is caused by the fungus called Candida albicans. Everyone has the fungi in itself, and they are not harmful when their growth is kept under the control. Nevertheless, yeast infection occurs when the fungus starts to produce itself in enormous amounts. This infection occurs because of several reasons; for instance, when a person consumes a lot of sugar or the products containing it, the person may develop a yeast infection. Moreover, certain antibiotics or hormonal imbalance are some of the causes for the occurrence of the fungus overproduction.
Yeast infection is a condition that affects equally woman and men, it can be oral or mouth yeast infections, and genital or vaginal/penile yeast infections. This condition is usually very uncomfortable, especially for those who develop genital yeast infection, because it causes unpleasant itching, burning sensation and a discharge.
Treatment of yeast infection
Fortunately, there are many methods that are used to treat yeast infections. The one with this condition can consume prescribed medicines or over-the-counter drugs or creams and cure the infection very fast. Medicines are used orally, while creams and certain suppositories are placed into the vagina in women. To treat yeast infection, there are many homeopathic and natural remedies that are also very effective. For example, dipping a tampon in plain yogurt with active cultures and putting it into vagina is only one of the remedies for this infection. Moreover, there are women who practice putting the tea tree oil into the vagina. It is also recommended to insert the garlic wrapped into cheesecloth into the vagina.
Furthermore, when a woman has yeast infection, she should use water or vinegar douche. It is also recommended to avoid tight cloths and underwear. Since the fungus eats sugar, it is important to avoid sugary products. Also, since the yeast like warm and damp environment, the vagina should be kept clean and dry. The consummation of caffeine should be restricted also. One should eat foods such as green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits and fish, as well as meat and chicken. Moreover, one should try not to consume bread and potatoes, as well as many other foods that contain yeast.
When some of these remedies are not effective and the yeast infection is persistent or recurring and appears frequently, it is important to go and consult a doctor. There are several medical conditions that may cause this infection. For example, those women who suffer from diabetes are at high risk to develop yeast infection.