Trust me, I know it is hard to believe in something that goes inside your vagina.
Nowadays, you cannot trust your partner, not something else.
And with yeast infections taking on steam, you need something to protect yourself.
The following home remedies for yeast infection are all effective, safe and secure.
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When to Use Home Remedies for Yeast Infection
One thing to have in mind is that home remedies for yeast infection are not always the best solution.
There are situations when you can think of home remedies, and there are situations when you shouldn’t absolutely think.
It is ok to use home remedies if you have been previously diagnosed with a yeast infection, and you have the same symptoms again.
You can also use home remedies for a yeast infection if you haven’t had sex with a new partner and you are not at risk of exposure to new STDs.
Remember, some of the symptoms are similar to the ones of STDs (itching, vaginal discharge and burning).
Home remedies for vaginal yeast infection
One of the best remedies for vaginal yeast infection is yogurt. Why?
Because yogurt contains almost the same probiotics that keep your vagina healthy.
Taking probiotic tablet directly in the vagina is always an option, but drinking a few glasses of yogurt that will provide your body with probiotics to fight off the yeast infection is even better and more natural.
If you want to go a step further, you can dip a cotton ball into yogurt, and place it in your vagina.
Tea Tree Oil
Another home remedy that requires you to place pads into your vagina, tea tree oil works in a similar way as yogurt.
The oil serves as an antifungal remedy against the infection.
And if you didn’t know by now, most infections are caused by fungi.
You can do this remedy at night by inserting a cotton pad doused with tea tree oil into your vagina.
One word of notice, same as with yogurt, always use cotton pads instead of tampons.
The problem with tampons is that they can absorb the medicine.
Boric Acid Suppository
When there are no complications with your yeast infection, boric acid is your top-shelf treatment.
Since boric acid has antifungal and antiseptic properties, it can easily kill off any bacteria that are causing your yeast infection.
Never apply boric acid directly into your vagina. Instead, look for a suppository capsule you can find in almost any health-food stores.
Another word of caution: use boric acid only for five days.
Garlic is another ingredient from your kitchen that is high in antifungal properties.
However, when you take it orally, it has absolutely no whatsoever effect on your vaginal yeast infection.
I’ve heard this remedy from a friend of mine, she told me that placing garlic cloves in her vagina at night helped her with a yeast infection.
There is no risk of garlic causing damage, so I trust her.
Last, but not least on our list for home remedies for yeast infection is cotton underwear.
This remedy is more for prevention than for cure, but it works both ways.
And if you are ready, you can go commando.
If you have a history of yeast infection, letting air get to your perineal area is a great way of prevention.
Wearing a long skirt allows you to let the underwear stay on your shelves.
When not to use home remedies for yeast infection
As mentioned previously, some situations and conditions absolutely forbid the use of home remedies.
- You are not sure the symptoms are caused by the vaginal yeast infection
- You are having a recurrent infection
- You have been exposed to STI (sexually transmitted infection).