How to treat a Yeast Infection?
At least once in a woman’s life she will face and will need to know how to treat a yeast infection. In fact around 75% of women have this kind of infection once in their lives and almost 50% have two or more vaginal yeast infections throughout their lifetime. So you can be pretty sure it is a pretty common condition, that most still feel uncomfortable talking about, but there shouldn’t be anything to be ashamed of, the causes are pretty ordinary. So much so, that we also see yeast in bread and beer.
- Medicinal options: Antifungal creams, they are over the counter and can be found in any pharmacy. Some good example are Clotrimazole and Miconazole both excellent antifungal creams. There are also the suppository and tablets options.
- Natural remedies:
- Eat plenty of plain yogurt, it has live cultures of the Lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria that keeps the yeast fungus under control. You can eat it or apply it as a topical treatment (a spoonful) on the affected area. Do not use flavored or sweetened yogurts, sugar helps the yeast grow faster.
- Drink cranberry juice with no sugar. Cranberries are great for treating and preventing yeast infections. Remember, no sugar!
- Add more garlic to your diet. It has great antifungal properties. Add it to your meal, eat it raw or apply it on the affected area.
- If you have a yeast infection during pregnancy:
- It is vital to stress the importance of first consulting with your practitioner before you proceed with any medical or natural remedy. He or she might recommend Clotrimazole cream that usually is inserted inside the vagina, however is a good idea to apply a small amount of the cream outside on the affected area where rashes are presented. The infection will not affect your baby.