How to treat a yeast infection
If you have had a yeast infection
before, you would be probably aware of how to treat a yeast infection.
But if this is your first time, please go see a doctor before taking any
treatment. Some of the yeast infection symptoms are quite similar to that
of bacterial infections. They both require very different treatments. This
article talks all about how to treat a yeast infection.
Before we get started on the
treatment options, let’s get one thing cleared. Whether you get an oral
infection (called thrush), a vaginal yeast infection, male thrush or a
yeast infection in your armpit or any other parts of your skin; the
microorganism responsible for this discomfort is Candida. Whenever, this
fungus overgrows; it develops an infection in our body. How to treat a
yeast infection, in case of a vaginal infection is totally up to you.
You can apply antifungal ointments or use suppositories which are
available without prescriptions. They all work by breaking down the cells
of Candida and stop its growth. Some of the at home remedies include:
using garlic as a suppository, applying honey, yoghurt, apple cider
vinegar or oils such as coconut and tea tree oil.
Oral yeast infections called
thrush are quite common in babies and diabetic patients. The Candida in
mouth starts to grow and forms long chains; called the plaque. The tongue
and tonsils get covered by a whitish substance and the person has extreme
difficulty in eating and swallowing. People, who need to know
how to treat a yeast infection in mouth,
should understand there is hardly any medicine which helps the situation.
Simple remedies such as gargling with salt water, taking care of your oral
hygiene, watching the intake of dairy products and in taking more foods
which are rich in probiotis (the good bacteria) all help. You should also
increase your intake of water. In case the infection develops into an
infant treatment is given to the mother, which transfers through her milk
to the baby.
One misconception is that yeast
infections are only restricted to women. However, even men can get a
penile yeast infection. The infection develops on the head of the penis.
If antifungal ointments are applied and care is taken in drying one’s self
properly, after taking a shower no further treatment is required and the
symptoms diminish very soon. Similarly, men who get this infection should
stick to cotton underwear and refrain from wearing very tight briefs.
Wherever, you get this infection
in your body, remember by taking sugars and too much complex carbohydrates
you are starving the yeast. Just like the yeast ferments in bread dough in
warm moist places, Candida in our bodies like to grown in damp moist
places, such as our genitals or armpits. Several treatment options on
how to treat a yeast infection are mentioned here, whichever you imply
is up to you. Just remember you get a proper diagnosis done and remember
most yeast infections are not that serious; they just require a bit of
How to treat a yeast infection
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