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Quick and Easy Ways to Get Rid of a Yeast Infection

Updated on October 3, 2017

It’s An Itch You Want to Scratch

It’s an itch you want to scratch so badly but can’t! Why? Well our parents and society have taught us that it’s inappropriate to scratch your private parts in public. And they’re right!

So lets take a look at different ways to soothe that annoying vaginal itch, shall we?

First of all I would like to mention that the best way to get rid of a yeast infection is to completely avoid one in the first place. And how does one do that you ask? Let me give you some tips.

How to Avoid Yeast Infections

- Don’t use scented soaps anywhere near your genitals. Unfortunately, for some women this also means no bubble baths or bath bombs as well.

- Change any wet underwear or swimsuit asap!

- Wear breathable, cotton underwear.

- Don‘t wash your diva cup with fancy soaps.

- Take care of yourself. A good diet, exercise and enough sleep can help you out in so many ways.

- Always wipe from front to back. You don’t want any of that back bacteria in your front area!

- Don’t douche. No, I’m not calling you a douche. Don’t douche your vagina. It can get rid of any good bacteria in there preventing yeast infection.

- Only use antibiotics when needed. Antibiotics are for bacterial infection, not viral, such as the common cold. Being on antibiotics can increase your chances of getting a yeast infection.

So You Still Ended Up With a Yeast Infection

So you still ended up getting a yeast infection. Don't feel too bad. Some people are just more prone to getting them than others. And you can do everything right and unfortunately still end up getting a yeast infection. So how do you get rid of the yeast infection?

  • Over the counter medications. There are so many over the counter medication options right now. And I will name a few. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't.

*Bayer Canesoral Fluconazole Capsule & Clotrimazole Cream. Hit that yeast infection with a double whammy. A one time oral pill and a vaginal cream.

*Canestan Comfortab. 1 pill and that's all you have to do.

*Bayer Canestan Creams of all sorts. You can insert a cream for one day, three days or even up to seven!

*Diflucan One Flucanazole Capsule. Another one pill and you are done option. (there are also store brand options of this pill for a cheaper option as it is a little pricey)

*Miconazole Creams and ovules.

*Monistat creams and ovule combinations.

*Other medications are also available to you through a doctor's visit and a prescription. These include Terbinafine, Butoconazole, Terconazole.

Natural Yeast Infection Cures

Sometimes people search for a more natural cure for various reasons. Whether it be you don't use pharmaceutical medications or you are looking for something to fight that itch along side other medications. Either way, here is a list of more natural ways to fight a yeast infection.

  • Yogurt. Yogurt contains live bacteria that helps the vaginal yeast balance itself out. The less sugar in the yogurt the better as yeast feeds off of sugar (I know, no sugar makes me sad too). Some people even need to eat yogurt daily to help keep the yeast infections away.
  • Probiotic supplements. These can easily be found in your local pharmacy. Do some research on them before you buy them though. Some types are said to work better than others.
  • Coconut Oil. But only pure, organic coconut oil. Be sure you get the right stuff because you will be applying this directly to your lady parts.
  • Vaginal Tea Tree Oil Suppositories. Tea tree oil is like magic, it's an antifungal, antibacterial and an antiviral oil.
  • Boric Acid Vaginal Suppository. Please make sure you are purchasing the correct treatment here and aren't just buying some boric acid from your local stores laundry section. There is a difference.

The Itch Has Been Scratched

I hope these yeast infection treatments were able to get rid of that awful itch for you! And remember, prevention is always the best course of action. Eat your yogurt, keep your lady parts clean and dry. And never stick anything in or around your woohoo that shouldn't be there. Please be sure to check all home remedies to make sure they are safe to use on or in that area!

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    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 5 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      You gave some good advice here. Some people may not be aware of some of these tips.