Home remedies for yeast infection itch play a critical role in patient time and pain
Yeast infection is one of the most problematic infections especially in women, caused by Candida Albicans. There's another term like candidiasis, vaginal thrush.
Yeast infection targets the moist soft area in the body, normally present in small numbers.
When the immune system in the body is suppressed the symptom will appear.
Itching, irritation, redness around vagina, painful thick white cheese-like discharge from the vagina, pain during sex.
These symptoms will be aggravated during the menstrual period.
Approximately 20 percent of women get an infection yearly and at least 75 percent of women will have one infection lifetime.
Any disease related to a suppressed immune system will be a risk factor for the growth of candida Albicans such as: Diabetes, HIV, pregnancy, antibiotics, poor personal hygiene.
Home remedies for yeast infection itch can help us to mitigate the sensation of discomfort before visiting a doctor and may exclude the pain.
Home remedies for yeast infection itch
1. Personal hygiene
One of the most important home remedies for yeast infection itch can avoid us from other complications of yeast infection.
There are some instructions to follow: You should wear cotton underwear, loose-fitting clothes and avoid tight synthetic ones as tight clothes make you sweat which enables yeast "candida Albicans" to grow faster.
Wash vulva regularly with warm water as vagina washes itself.
-Over washing of the vulva and vagina causes itching.
-Avoid fragrance soap and gel As they cause irritation and infection.
-Don't use an intimate cleanser or vaginal douche without a doctor's prescription.
2. Greek yoghurt
Yoghurt is commonly used as home remedies for yeast infection itch, it is the main source for probiotics that maintain the balance in the vagina between yeast and normal bacteria.
We can take it orally or applied to the vulva and around the vagina or insert it into the vagina.
There are some studies that confirm the use of yoghurt and honey together. They are more beneficial than using topical antifungals, especially in pregnant women.
We must take care when using yogurt. We shouldn't add sugar and flavor.
As suger is an appropriate medium for the growth of yeast infection.
3.Apple cider vinegar
We use apple cider vinegar as home remedies for yeast infection itch orally in our diet or put it into a bath.
Vinegar can minimise the sensation of itch and soothe the irritation of yeast infection.
Avoid applying the vinegar directly to your skin, it must be diluted.
You can put ½ cup of vinegar in your bath and soak for 20_40 minutes.
4.Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is an essential oil that has bactericidal, fungicidal and antimicrobial effects.
It is a powerful oil, so it must be diluted with a carrier oil like jojoba and coconut oil.. the undiluted form mustn't reach the sensitive area in the vagina.
Already formed vaginal suppository containing tea tree oil is more useful if you can get it rather than apply diluted tea tree oil.
If you don't find a substitute, just add 3_5 drops of tea tree oil to 1 ounce of warmed coconut oil and soak the tampon in this preparation. Change tampons regularly.
Using tea tree oil with antifungal medication enhances their effect as it contains "terpinen-4-ol".
As garlic has an important role in immunity so using it regularly in our diet will help us in avoiding yeast infection.
Some people used it by inserting it into the vagina but observed a very powerful burning sensation so just put more in our diet and it will be effective.
6. Coconut Oil
One of the home remedies for yeast infection itch which mitigate the symptoms of itching and irritation.
Coconut oil has powerful antifungal properties especially against candida Albicans "the reason for yeast infection".
When we choose to use coconut oil as a home remedy, we must be sure that it is "pure, organic" and differentiate between the one which is used in cooking and the other which applies to the skin.
We also can use warmed coconut oil as a barrier with tea tree oil.
7. Baking soda Bath
Baking soda has an acceptable effect as home remedies for yeast infection itch and other conditions related to itchy skin.
Antifungal effect of banking soda achieved by target candida cell that causes yeast infection.
Put ¼ cup to 2 cups of baking soda in your bath and soak yourself for 10 to 40 minutes. This remedy can also be used in the treatment of psoriasis.
Paste formula of baking soda could be used to treat eczema.
8. Boric acid
Boric acid is used as home remedies for yeast infection itch especially with women who have recurrent infections.
The acceptable dose of boric acid is 600 mg in the formula of capsule insert directly in the vagina for 14 days.
Before using a boric acid suppository, you should consult your doctor.
9. Hydrogen peroxide
The vagina contains Lactobacillus bacteria that normally produce hydrogen peroxide which decreases the activity of yeast infection.
You mustn't douche with hydrogen peroxide. Just add it into your bath or dilute " ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide and another ½ is water ".
you need to take care of your personal hygiene and follow the previous construction "could help in preventing the recurrences of the infection".
you must see your doctor if you couldn't handle the pain and use the medication that he described for you.
Take care of your health and your diet. Enrich your diet with food that enhances your immune system.
Written by Dr. Eman Reda Alabd