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Vaginal Yeast Infection And Home Remedies For Yeast Infection

Feb 18, 2008
Yeast infection is a very common condition occurring not only in women but in men as well. Some people might not take notice of it but if you are trying to avoid such infection the following home remedies given below can help you.

But before we continue with the following tips, it is worth knowing what causes yeast infection. A fungus named Candida Albicans most commonly causes yeast infection. These organisms live in small parts of the skin and in women they are most likely to live in the vagina. In women, when the acidic balance in the vagina drops, yeast then starts to grow and cause infection.

Symptoms of yeast infection are really not serious but they can be very unpleasant to a person. For women symptoms could be a thick white vaginal discharge, swelling and redness, vaginal irritation and itching. For men, it can be soreness, irritation and white spots on the penis.

Yeast infection can occur repeatedly. And this is caused mainly by sexual activity. A man can acquire yeast infection from his partner who is infected and they engage in unprotected sex. Take note that symptoms are not readily evident in males. So if the female partner has cured her yeast infection, she can acquire it again from his male partner. And the cycle can continue as long as both of them are not cured at the same time.

One common home remedy for yeast infection is that of applying apple cider vinegar that is mixed with water (to dilute the vinegar) and garlic. The main purpose of the vinegar is to stop the yeast from growing while the garlic's purpose is to stop the itching.

After knowing the basic things and some facts about yeast infection, let us now go into some of the tips that can help slow down the causes or occurrence yeast infections.

1. Avoid wearing tight clothes. If you cannot totally stop yourself from wearing such clothes, then at least minimize the times you wear them.

2. Use underwear made of cotton fabric.

3. If you are fond of Pool swimming, change your clothes right after you swim.

4. For women, do not use or wear sanitary pads when not necessary.

5. Stop using deodorant pads or tampons.

6. Make sure that after swimming or bathing, the vulva area is adequately dried.

7. For women who go to the office, try not to use pantyhose stockings all the time. These will prevent your legs or crotch area from getting damp.

8. For men, use a condom if you are going to have intercourse but take note that you should not use the nonoxynol-9 lubricated kind.

Remember that these tips on yeast infection home remedies are just a few of the ways to help slow down the infection and not entirely cure it.

Over the years, there have been great developments regarding the natural cure of yeast infection. What is good about natural treatments is that they work on the root cause of the infection thus, not only eliminating existing outbreaks, but also, more importantly, helping prevent the initial occurrence of any further infection.
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