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How to Help Treat Yeast Infection Naturally Yourself

Updated on May 26, 2011

Can You Cure Yeast Infection?

Yes it is possible to cure yeast infection. But many women should know that they can get yeast infections for different reasons. Some women can have a single contributing factor that causes their yeast infections and some may have a combination of factors that can cause their yeast infection. Knowing the factors that apply to you is the first step in being able to cure yeast infection for good.

Understanding What The Causes of Yeast Infection Are

Causes can range from sensitivities, tight fitting clothing and/or diet, to improper douching. Also general health and certain diseases play a role. There can be a combination of things that occur together, so it's a good idea to find out what there are.

Understanding The Treatments For Yeast Infection That Are Available

Some treatments will only help with the symptoms, others may cure yeast infections for good. This is critical if you have more than one contributing cause to your yeast infection. With the proper treatments you can find lasting results.

Finding What Will Work For Your Particular Yeast Infection Situation

Watching how your body reacts, this is important when you implement dietary changes. Truly knowing what causes your yeast infection and knowing how to deal with those causes is part of the process of the curing your yeast infection for good formula.

Using Yogurt To Help With Yeast Infections

How To Cure Yeast Infections Naturally Yourself

Now you can learn how to cure yeast infection naturally with eight helpful self help holistic strategies. Understanding how your body works and why yeast infections develop will help you prevent them in the future. Below there are eight easy things you can do to help reduce yeast infections and possibly cure yeast infection once and for all, using these natural remedies.

The good thing is that these are natural ingredients and there are no prescriptions or over the counter medications to fuss with. It might be all you need! Natural yeast infection cures usually consist of several different steps used in conjunction to eliminate the true root cause of the infection.

Healthy Herbal Douching

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Eating Good Yogurt
Eating Good Yogurt
Gentian Violet - Apply as natural Anti Bacterial and Anti Fungal
Gentian Violet - Apply as natural Anti Bacterial and Anti Fungal
Raspberries - Part of a Healthy Herbal Douche
Raspberries - Part of a Healthy Herbal Douche
Comfrey - Part of a Healthy Herbal Douche
Comfrey - Part of a Healthy Herbal Douche
Garlic - Natural Anti Bacterial Suppository
Garlic - Natural Anti Bacterial Suppository
Sage - Part of a Healthy Herbal Douche
Sage - Part of a Healthy Herbal Douche
Vinegar - Part of a Healthy Herbal Douche
Vinegar - Part of a Healthy Herbal Douche
Acidophilus as an Natural Supplement
Acidophilus as an Natural Supplement
Knowledge is a Good Thing
Knowledge is a Good Thing

Cure Yeast Infection Naturally - 8 Easy Steps

  1. Supplements that contain acidophilus or lactobacillus will help keep the growth of yeast infections down.
  2. Using a solution between one to two table tablespoons of vinegar per quart of water for douching for no more than several days may be all that’s needed to keep a yeast infection from reappearing.
  3. A diet that is low in carbohydrates and sugar can help keep yeast infections in check. Sugars are known to promote yeast growth.
  4. Eating yogurt that contains healthy bacteria (live cultures like acidophilus and bifidus). This kind of yogurt will get rid of yeast. It may be used internally or externally.
  5. Another well known home remedy to cure yeast infections is gentian violet. It can be found over the counter at drug stores. Try using it once or twice a day. Use a thick pad because it stains very easily.
  6. A freshly peeled garlic clove wrapped up in gauze used as a vaginal suppository. Garlic is well known to be an anti fungal agent and is an excellent way for treating yeast infections naturally.
  7. Traditional herbal douche for treating and curing yeast infections using equal portions of raspberry, sage and comfrey with one quarter part golden seal. Mix this Cider vinegar.
  8. Avoid tight underwear or clothes made of synthetic fibers, and try to wear cotton underwear and pantyhose with a cotton crotch.

Using Natures Natural Remedies

Yeast Infection Free
Yeast Infection Free

Ways You To Avoid Another Yeast Infection

Vaginal Yeast Infection Prevention List - Six Things You Can Do

  1. Try changing tampons and pads often when you have your period
  2. Try to avoid hot environments such as baths, Saunas and hot tubs
  3. Try to avoid tight fitting clothing especially those made from synthetic fiber
  4. Try to avoid scented hygiene products such as sprays, pads, and tampons
  5. Try changing out of wet swimsuits and sweaty exercise clothes soon as possible
  6. Try wearing absorbent undies like cotton underwear and pantyhose that have a cotton crotch

Understanding Yeast Infections

The Vaginal Yeast Infection - What Is It?

Yeast infections, (yeast is a type of fungus) is caused by an overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans. Small amounts of this yeast is always in the vagina, but when too much of this yeast grows, you can get an infection.

Yeast infections are common, seventy five percent of all women get one and almost half of all women experience two or more vaginal yeast infections in their lives.

Signs and Symptoms of Vaginal Yeast Infection?

Most common symptom is extreme itchiness in and around the vagina.
Vaginal burning, redness, and swelling
Thick, odorless white vaginal discharge
Painful Urination
Rash on vagina
Painful Sex

How Do You get a Yeast Infection?

Poor diet and increased intake of foods that contain sugar
Certain medications like birth control pills,and antibiotics
Diseases such as diabetes and HIV/AIDS
hormonal changes during your periods
Weaken immune system
lack of sleep

Can I Get a Yeast Infection From Having Sex?

Yes you can but it is a rare occurrence.

How Are Yeast Infections Treated?

Yeast infections are usually treated with anti fungal medication such as
Oral medications
Ointments and creams
Suppositories that are inserted into the vagina
Natural methods such as preventive measures, changes to diet and herbal douches

About Douching And Yeast Infections

Douching disturbs the normal environment of the vagina

" All healthy women have bacteria and other organisms in the vagina. The balance of organisms and the normal acidity of the vagina both act to prevent overgrowth of specific organisms, leading to symptoms of a vaginal infection. which can lead to inflammation and further imbalance of the organisms normally present in the vaginal canal. This can result in symptoms such as chronic vaginal discharge and discomfort. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and most doctors recommend that women avoid douching unless specifically prescribed by a doctor. The body has a natural way of cleansing the vaginal canal by itself. Douching is not believed to have any health benefits and may actually worsen vaginal symptoms. "

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    • Diana King profile image

      Diana King 7 years ago

      Nice hub. Very comprehensive. Topics like yeast infections are hard to write.

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      Squidwalker 7 years ago from michigan

      Thank You

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      sfshine 5 years ago from Michigan

      Very practical information in this hub. It is a common problem in all ages of women.

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      de fleur en fleur 5 years ago

      My sexualities professor explained to our class that if yogurt is to be used topically it must be plain yogurt. It made sense, because it seems to me (a french major and in no way an expert in any medical field) that adding more sugars, like those in flavored yogurt, to the vulva and/or vagina would exacerbate the overproduction of yeast. I don't think that the video addressed that, so it may be worth adding to the text, unless I am completely wrong.

      I've also found that applying a thick layer of plain yogurt directly to the vulva, both outside and inside the labia minora, provides instant and cooling relief from pain and, even worse, that god-awful itch. I leave that for about five minutes and hop in a lukewarm bath with a cup of apple cider vinegar diluted in it (and maybe some gentle douching with the water). This is the most effective cure I've ever encountered.

      one more thing. I've found that it is most effective when you start treating at the first signs of a yeast infection. when I am on antibiotics, I've taken to eating a cup of yogurt every time I take a pill.

      Hope this is helpful to those suffering through the maddening hell called yeast infections. At about 80 cents for a cup of yogurt, you can't lose!

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      Squidwalker 4 years ago from michigan

      This is a very good and comprehensive way of dealing with pesky yeast infections and is recommended!

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      Loren 3 years ago

      First thing I'd do is go see your GYN. Make sure that there isn't a serious issue there first. If everything checks out, I'd look into some natural ways of dealing with this problem.

      For me I started looking into fruits and vegetables that help. Grapefruit and pineapples help a lot. There are also vitamins that help but none really showed any type of change for me.

      Then after spending a few hours on the net I came across this natural supplement for women's needs and care called balance complex for women.

      I've been let down before by supplements promising the world. This type of issue is especially embarrassing and I'm just thrilled this has been working so far.

      Would tell any lady to not hesitate and give this a try, will change your life.

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      kanie 2 years ago

      Got yeast infection after 2 days using flue treatment(antibiotics included) i did not knew that they can cause that but i suspected and i just confirmed. Thanks a bunch.

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      Marie 17 months ago

      Do you have to rub the gention violet into your vagina or it has to be inserted into the vagina with cotton?

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