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Yeast Infections

Most women have a time when they have to handle this personal problem. While there are many that do not like to admit it, a yeast infection is something that has to be handled nonetheless.

There are many ways to get rid of a yeast infection. There not only happens to be medications but also the use of a variety of home remedies. If you find yourself facing this condition, simple try out these remedies.

Many women will get this infection each year but those that are in the natural child bearing years are more likely to have it than others.

You may also have heard this called Candida albicans, which is an actual strain of yeast. Although it is necessary to have yeasts in the vagina, when there is an imbalance of the amount of yeast and the bacteria that control it, symptoms arise.

You may experience symptoms such as itching, burning and pain in the vagina and the vulva area. There is usually a white to white/gray discharge that occurs as well. In addition, there may be an odor.

There are a number of treatment options through medications for yeast infections. Yet, there are a few home remedies out there to remove a yeast infection.

A caution though- According to Web MD, the symptoms of BV (bacterial vaginosis) are similar to a yeast infection. While a yeast infection can be treated with OTC medicines, BV must be treated with antibiotics.

Home Remedies for Yeast Infections:

Yogurt:

Believe it or not, a great natural cure for yeast infections is yogurt or curds.

Why is this? 

The healthy bacteria that live in yogurt can help fight off yeast.

To do this, cover the area with yogurt.

Some experts recommend soaking a tampon in yogurt and allowing it to stay in the area for about an hour’s time.

You can do this up to three times per day.

Buttermilk:

Drinking two glasses of buttermilk per day is a great natural cure for yeast infections.

Natural cures like this work because they allow the bacteria in the product to fight off the yeast, getting the cycle back into focus.

To keep the yeast infections away, many home remedy experts say that you should try to make curds and yogurt (or buttermilk) part of your daily diet.

Olive Leaf Extract:

Home remedies using oil leaf extract have been used for years as well.

To use this solution to get rid of yeast infections, mix olive leaf extract with grapefruit seed extract in a glass of water.

Drink this several times per day for improvements.

 
 

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