What is a yeast infection? A yeast infection is caused byfungi called candida albicans. It is also called Candidiasis.Most women will experience this even once in their whole lifetime. Even single women who are not active in theirsex life experience this infection. Did you know that evenmales experience this too? Yes, there are also males that are infected with it. How could that be possible? It is passed on through sexual intercourse. If their partner is infected and they will have sexual intercourse, it will be passed on to him.
Most yeast infection is found in the area of the vagina. It will cause itching and burning sensation to the infectedpart. It will also cause a smelly discharge from the vagina. Somewhat like a fishy odor. The infection can occur in other parts of the body including the gums, breast area, fingers and most of the time, the most sensitive area in your body.
There are a lot of medications out there that can berecommended by medical experts. But not all people are fit for the medication since after medicating, it will still come back. This is a stubborn kind of bacteria whichmeans that you will be medicating again and again and of course spend a lot of money for this.
So I have some helpful home remedies for the stubborn yeast infection.
1. Water. Water is not just a universal solvent but can alsobecome the universal cure for a lot of sickness out there.Doctors and health workers encourage us to drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. For me, more than 10 glasses ofwater a day is better. That is because when we drink a lot of water then we tend to urinate a lot. Remember that when we urinate, we flush out all the toxins in our body. We take out all the harmful products that will feed thebacteria in our body including the fungi that causes us to have it.
2. Garlic. If you do not mind the smell, well this is the best and fastest remedy against yeast infection. First wash aclove of garlic with mild water and insert it in your vaginafor a few hours. If you can eat garlic then it may be better. For other people, they tend to boil the garlic in one glassof water and if it cools then you can drink the whole glassof it. It just does not fight the fungi of your yeast infectionbut it also helps in lowering down blood pressure to avoid heart attacks.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar. Never apply the apple cider vinegar directly to the infection. When you have a hotbath, add a cup of apple cider vinegar in your bath and use it to wash your vagina. You can also place hot water in a basin, the temperature that you can tolerate, and add a quarter of cup of apple cider vinegar in it. Mix then try to sit on it for about 10 minutes without your pants and underwear.
If you still experience infections after all these homeremedies then I suggest you to visit a doctor since it may be a type of chronic yeast infection.