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Which Yeast Infection Treatment Is Right For Me?

Feb 25, 2008
While adapting a low-sugar, whole foods diet may be the most effective way to cure candida yeast infections at the root of the problem, there are also several natural remedies and over-the-counter medications that can help. While these yeast infection treatments may not completely cure the disease, they can provide relief and help to reduce and eliminate some of the symptoms of the condition.

From essential oil application to suppositories to oral medications, there are several options available to yeast infection sufferers. Below is a list of yeast infection medications and treatments to consider.

Threelac Candida Defense

This product contains three different types of spore forming probiotics, which remove the parasitic candida yeast overgrowth from the intestinal tract. ThreeLac's claim to fame is its micro-encapsulation that allows the friendly bacteria from the probiotic to survive the stomach acid and reach the intestines where it attacks and destroys unhealthy candida.

In addition to purging the system of the yeast, ThreeLac reportedly balances the pH level in the body. The product is available without a prescription and through many online stores.

Diflucan

As a prescription anti-fungal medication, Diflucan is also known as Fluconazole. It's popular for its ease of use and one-dose oral treatment. Diflucan works by slowing or stopping metabolic functioning of yeast cells. However, the treatment is only effective if the yeast infection is indeed caused by candida overgrowth, and it will not help other types of non-candida related vaginal infections. For this reason, one should have a candida yeast infection diagnosis prior to receiving a prescription for the drug. As with many prescription drugs, there is a risk of side effects and drug interactions with this treatment option.

Boric Acid Remedy

Boric acid or borax has shown to destroy yeast infections. By purchasing your own 00-capsules from a pharmacy or health store, you can fill the capsules with boric acid powder, making an effective and inexpensive vaginal suppository. Simply insert a boric acid capsule as deeply as possibly each morning and night for five to seven days to treat a candida yeast infection.

While this treatment has been successful for many candida sufferers, potential side effects include excessive vaginal discharge, discomfort and burning in the vaginal area.

Garlic Remedy

Garlic is known to be an anti-fungal food that fights yeast and bacteria. Adding it to your diet can provide many healthy benefits, including the ability to inhibit yeast overgrowth. Garlic can also be used at the site of the vaginal yeast infection to fight candida.

To eliminate a yeast infection, insert into the vagina a peeled garlic clove, with a thread or string tied to the clove. For best results do this each night for a week, removing the garlic clove in the morning by tugging on the string.

Hydrogen Peroxide Remedy

Using diluted hydrogen peroxide as a douche and/or rinse has provided excellent results for many candida yeast infection sufferers who want an alternative to medications. A small amount of hydrogen peroxide is actually already present the vagina. Inserting even more into the vagina can kill unwanted yeast.

Use 1 cup of water per 1-tablespoon 3% grade hydrogen peroxide to make the solution and then insert into the vagina. The relief from itching and pain for many is immediate, however, it may take continued application for the symptoms to be eliminated.

Whether you choose to get a prescription from your doctor or wish to try a home remedy, it is important to treat a candida yeast infection. While it may be a common condition, it can actually lead to a life-threatening situation when left untreated.
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