Yeast infection is the infection caused due to congestion of the fungus, Candida albicans. This infection is also termed as candidiasis. When the yeast infection affects the vaginal region, it is termed as vaginal yeast infection. About 95% of the world's women suffer from this infection. When the vagina becomes less acidic, the yeast starts to grow at rapid speed and that also in high numbers. This causes the infection at this region. This type of infection has symptoms such as odorless, white and thick discharge along with pain during urination.
This infection needs to be cured well in time as it causes a lot of discomfort. There are some home remedies that can be followed for the treatment of this type of yeast infection. Yoghurt can be a good home remedy for vaginal yeast infection. Dip a tampon into the yoghurt (containing lactobacillus acidophilus) and insert it into the vagina until the infection is being cured. Also, make a tampon using garlic cloves, wrapped in cheesecloth and tied with the help of unwaxed floss. Insert this tampon into the vagina overnight, and remove it in the morning. If the infection is too severe, try to perform the same procedure at least two times a day. This is very effective home remedy for yeast infection and should be performed till the symptoms disappear.
Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water and insert a garlic clove as well. Use this mixture during douching. It is an efficient home remedy for the vaginal yeast infection. Wash the affected area with plain water once a day and provide the required dryness. Also, try to avoid tight fitting clothes, especially tight jeans as it blocks the air circulation.
Insert the capsules of boric acid in the vagina for few hours. This will provide the desired result against infection. Take about 1 to 2 capsules. Also, take a cup of water and dissolve potassium sorbate (around one teaspoon). Allow a tampon to absorb the mixture and place it in the intimate region. Repeat the procedures for several nights and the one suffering from the infection will have profitable gains from this home remedy.
Try to maintain a balanced diet as this would help in balancing the organism in the vagina and disallow their overgrowth. Do not keep the stomach empty and try to go for meals at short intervals. Avoid spicy and sour food as it would trigger the pain caused by infection. Neglect the use of perfumes and deodorants as it increases the irritation and dryness on the body. Also, try to drink one glass of butter milk every night as this helps in destroying the infection caused by yeast. Avoid the use of soaps onto the vagina as it extracts the natural oil from the body which helps in maintaining the balance of yeast.
These remedies are helpful in controlling and tackling against the yeast infection. But if there is no sign of improvement, consult a practitioner.