If you’ve suffered from one or more yeast infections, you are not alone. Most women (about three out of four) will experience at least one yeast infection during their lives. At least 15%-17% of women in the world have repeating yeast infections.
Why are they so common? Small amounts of yeast are found naturally in the vaginas of many women, along with certain kinds of other bacteria which are not harmful. When the yeast grows excessively, an infection occurs. Depending upon the immunity level, some women are able to ward off these infections and some who are not able to have to go to a doctor. The most annoying thing is these infections can occur again and again. But there is good news: yeast infections are not dangerous to your health.
WHY DO WOMEN GET YEAST INFECTIONS?
Yeast may grow excessively if the vagina’s acidity or bacterial environment gets out of balance. These imbalances may be caused by various factors, such as using antibiotic medications or the birth control pill, a lowered immune system, diabetes, pregnancy, obesity or illness.
When your immune system is weakened because of a cold or other illness, it may not be able to fight off an overgrowth of yeast. Diabetic women often get yeast infections, both because their immune systems are compromised, and because their high blood-sugar levels encourage yeast growth.
Overweight women also have slightly higher blood-sugar levels than other women, as do pregnant women and women taking birth-control pills. Higher levels of estrogen, which are found in pregnant women and those taking oral contraceptive pill, also spur the growth of yeast because they allow you to maintain higher blood-sugar levels. Pregnant women also have more moisture in their vaginas, which encourages the growth of yeast.
Here we will provide a few Home Remedies For Yeast Infection:
1. Wear Loose cloth – Yes, wearing loose clothing will allow air to pass through the body and will prevent the area from growing moist . Yeast thrives in areas with little or no oxygen so always wear loose clothes and avoid hanging out in wet clothes.
2. Yoghurt – The bacteria in yoghurt can easily help fight of yeast infections and help improve the immune system of the body.
If the infection is indeed excess, you can always dip a tampoon in a yoghurt and apply it around the effected area. This will help in reducing the itching as well as reduce the infection.
3. Apple cider vinegar – Apple cider vinegar has been long known to have many health benefits like improving metabolism, help in weight reduction etc. Since it can burn off the skin if applied directly, it is always suggested to mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a bath tub and then wash the affected area. This will reduce itching as well as kill the bacteria.
4. Drink lots of water – Water for long has been known as the secret remedy for many illness. It is highly recommended to drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water everyday. It will help not only in reducing bacterial infection but also improve the body metabolism.
Apart from these there are many other remedies but the four above are considered best when it comes to yeast infections.