There may be a home remedy for yeast infection that will work for you, however, it is important that you do your research before you try one out as not all of them may treat your particular condition and some may even be harmful. It is also very important that you forgo trying a home remedy for yeast infection and go directly to a doctor if you are pregnant, if you are unsure that your symptoms are indeed being caused by a yeast infection rather than something similar like bacterial vaginosis or some kind of STI.
One simple thing you can do to help your body fight off a yeast infection is to change your diet. Eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc. can help your body fight off the infection. Also, eating foods rich in lactobacillus organisms may also be beneficial, although, there has been no conclusive evidence to suggest that this is the case, it certainly couldn’t hurt to eat some yogurt or other kinds of dairy products that have lactobacillus in it.
Also, using pads rather than tampons would be preferable if you are using a home remedy in that area ad tampons can soak of all the natural medicine rendering them less potent. It has also been recommended that you use water exclusively when washing the infected area and using little or no soap.
It is very important that you make sure you know what is causing your symptoms, if your symptoms include a fever or some pelvic pain; it is very important that you consult with a medical professional. If you are pregnant, then you shouldn’t take any risks because if your symptoms are being caused by some kind of STI or is bacterial, then it may lead to complications.
In a woman’s life time, about 75% of women will have a yeast infection. It is a very common condition and such factors such as pregnancy, oral contraceptives, diabetes, steroids, and antibiotics may be contributing factors for a yeast infection. After menopause, a yeast infection may occur as a result of a drop in estrogen levels.
Before using any home remedy for yeast infection, it is important that you consult with a medical professional as not all procedures such as douching may be safe and may make the infection worse.