It all starts with some itching. The next step is a slow burn. You’ll eventually realize you are suffering from a yeast infection. That is a common occurrence for millions of women around the world. Luckily, there are various techniques that can help and this article lists some of the most effective ones.
In terms of preventing yeast infections, you will want to change your diet so that you are not putting anything in your body that promote these infections. Limit the amount of sugar that you drink and eat, as this can only hurt your chances of preventing and limiting the effects of yeast infections.
If the natural path is not yielding any results, you may want to take drugs that kill the infections from the inside out such as tetracycline. This drug is fairly strong and can help to reduce both the chances of growth and stop it in its tracks when it rears its ugly head.
If you are prone to yeast infections, always wear underwear made from 100 percent cotton fabric, or at least make sure the crotch is cotton. Polyester and other synthetic fabrics can trap moisture, which allows yeast to thrive. Because cotton is breathable, it leaves you feeling drier and does not contribute to a yeast-friendly environment.
Make sure you dry yourself very thoroughly after bathing and showering to prevent yeast infections. Yeast thrive in moist environments, including folds of skin found almost anywhere on the body. Gently pat the skin dry with an absorbent towel, and then apply body powder to these areas to absorb even more moisture.
Indulge in a nightly bath that includes cider vinegar (two cups). Vinegar promotes your body’s natural pH balance can can decrease the development of yeast. You need to take a bath of normal length. You can also douche with 3 tablespoons of cider vinegar and warm water.
A cup of yogurt each day can help prevent yeast infections. The good bacteria in plain yogurt can fight off the organisms that create yeast infections. Bear in mind, however, that most experts believe that eating yogurt does not cure yeast infections that may already exist.
Drinking apple-cider vinegar should help your body fight the yeast infection. If you cannot stand the strong taste, mix the vinegar in some water and add sugar to it. Do not apply apple-cider vinegar directly to your skin: even though it will efficiently treat your yeast infection, it will worsen the burning sensation.