At Home Cures for a Yeast Infection
If you are unsure of what you have and have made a doctor’s appointment do not use a douche beforehand. The doctor will test to see if it is a yeast infection and douches, creams, powders, and sprays can interfere with the testing results.
If you are a woman who suffers from reoccurring yeast infections and has been diagnosed by a doctor, you will know the signs and symptoms of a yeast infection.
There are many useful over-the-counter, anti-fungal vaginal creams that you may try. Some are creams, and some are in the form of a suppository.
Read and follow the directions and use the full course of medication that is stated on the package. Have your partner apply cream to their genital area as well. All of your bases will be covered then. If symptoms do not clear up talk to your doctor.
Douching with a mild vinegar solution at the first signs of a new infection may help prevent a serious one from developing. You will need a sterile container or tube. Mix 3 Tablespoons vinegar to a quart of warm water.
Fill the tank with the vinegar solution. Lie down in the tub and insert the top of the container into your vagina gently rotating the tube. Allow the solution to flow into vagina slowly. Use your fingers to close the vagina to put pressure on the container. Proceed with your daily bath or shower after treatment.
Start eating yogurt daily, or you can purchase yogurt tablets which can be inserted vaginally for some relief.
Make sure your partner gets treated as well. Men will not show signs of the women do but may have yeast bacteria as well. They need to be addressed along with you.
Keeping yourself clean is essential. If you are prone to yeast infections, both you and your partner should wash thoroughly before and after sex.
Use condoms if you are unsure of your partner. It’s a good idea anyway unless you truly know the person.
Don’t share towels, underwear, bath, etc. They can all harbor organisms which can be transferred.
Healthy habits and good hygiene will help cut your chances of developing a yeast infection. Talk with your doctor for more advice and always seek their opinion before starting treatment at home.