Now more than ever women have been empowered to protect their own health. Treating and curing yeast infections is no different than treating any other illness. These types of infections occur in up to 70% of all women.
What are they and why do they happen? The vagina has naturally occurring bacteria inside of it all the time, infections occur when there is an over growth of this strain of bacteria. It can happen from taking certain types of antibiotics, having your clothing be too tight and even staying in a wet bathing suit for too long.
There are a few home remedies that are worth mentioning if you are looking for an all natural treatment that can be done at home. First is garlic. The garlic can be used in two different ways, it can either be consumed in large amounts or it can be crushed into a paste that is applied directly to the affected area.
Be sure to start out with a small amount on one area to make sure that you don’t have sensitivity to it. All natural organic yogurts can be used in much the same way. Just be sure that the yogurt that you are using is also sugar free.
Over the counter creams and ointments offer large selections of products that will mainly treat the symptoms of your infection. These can either be topical treatments or some are inserted directly into the vagina. The good news here is that as long as you follow the instructions on the product you should experience relief right away.
The last option that we are going to look at is seeing you Doctor. This is especially important if you have never received a formal diagnosis from your physician. It is always recommended that you consult your doctor before you start any treatment plan since your doctor will know which medication is going to work the best for you.
Don’t forget that there are many options that are available to you when it comes to treating a yeast infection.