Introduction to yeast infections
Yeast infections can be developed on many different parts of the body. They can appear around dentures, under the breasts, in the vagina and lower abdomen, nails and beneath folds of skin.
The older a person gets the more they are prone to developing yeast infections, but they can really occur at any age.
Even though the majority of yeast infections are found in women, men can get them as well, especially, if having sex with someone who has a vaginal yeast infection.
The vagina is more prone to yeast infections because such infections seek warm, dark and moist environments, making the vagina a perfect place for the infection to reside.
Thankfully, there are many home remedies that can be used to deal with these pesky infections. Remedies
There is some good bacteria contained in plain yogurt that can be used both internally and externally. But, people must make sure that they are using completely plain and unsweetened yogurt for this purpose.
This is very important because sugar will only feed the yeast even further.
When used as a topical treatment, it is a good idea to dip a tampon in yogurt and then place it in the vagina or to just rub some yogurt around the outside of the vagina if the person feels uncomfortable with inserting it into their body.
Another good remedy is garlic. Garlic is one of the best home remedies and can provide almost instance relief. A person should insert a tab of garlic into the vagina every few hours in order for relief from the itching and burning sensations.
However, if the person does not mind the smell and wants the relief to be immediate, they can actually put in a whole clove of garlic.
It is also a good idea to press down a whole clove and then drink it with water. Water is also an excellent remedy for yeast infections. It has been shown in some people that the more water they drink, the less likely they are to have a yeast infection. However, it is also important to drink water of high quality that is completely free from toxins. It is a good idea to have a water purified available.
Another great remedy is oil and oregano. However, it is important to take oil that has a high carvacrol content, because this is the active ingredient that will help to fight off the yeast infection.