8 Natural and Effective Ways to Cure a Yeast Infection you May Not Have Thought About
We ladies all know how frustrating it can be to cure a yeast infection. There are numerous creams and medicines out there that your doctor may prescribe for a yeast infection but do they work? Are they safe? Will the infection be a complete cure? Well, that all depends. There are many reasons medicines may not work. Or perhaps your yeast infection medicine works for a spell, but then as soon as you quit taking the medicine, it comes back with a vengeance. “Now what?”, you may ask. Before you resort to the same old regimen again to try and get rid of your yeast infection once and for all, give these natural remedies a try. These tried and true methods may be just what you need to finally and completely cure your infection. Keep in mind that you may have to try a combination of these remedies or test them out one by one if you aren’t successful in curing your yeast infection the first time.
Oil of oregano
Oil of Oregano has many powerful antiseptics, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. You can eat oregano but for quicker results, taking oil of oregano may be all you need to get that pesky yeast infection under control. They come in capsule and as a tincture.
Not only does gut health play an important part in your overall health, but it also helps to keep your vagina ph balanced. To maintain good vaginal health you may also need a vaginal specific probiotic as well as a garlic pill every single day. You can also put some garlic in your vagina overnight or try a mixture of coconut oil with finely minced garlic and a couple drops of tea tree essential oil applied topically.
Boric acid suppositories are great for effectively curing a yeast infection when other things have failed. If it’s going to work you will notice fairly quickly. So if you don’t notice any improvement in your yeast infection when using these suppositories then it could be something else.
Birth control can wreak havoc on your hormonal system and send your body in a frenzy. There are other more natural ways to prevent birth control. Explore different birth control methods to find one that you can tolerate and feel comfortable with. Better yet drop the birth control altogether if you can. However, since that’s not a realistic option for most women, you may want to try using condoms, calculate when you ovulate, or try using other natural products that help prevent pregnancy until you can at least figure out if birth control is causing your yeast infection. The less foreign substances that go into our bodies the better. Because unfortunately, the birth control product you’re using could very well be the culprit behind your reoccurring yeast infection problems.
If you have an IUD, consider removing it. IUD’s can cause chronic BV because of the biofilms that form around it. They also can mess up your body’s microbiome. The damage that birth control is doing to women is alarming. If you decide to transition off of birth control be sure to track your cycle with drug-free options.
Organic Cotton Underwear
Wearing organic cotton underwear can help a yeast infection from developing if you have sensitive skin. In addition, wash underwear in detergent free of dyes, perfumes, etc..
Tampons are a no-no if you have a yeast infection. Even if you don’t have one, they still can contribute to irritations including yeast infections. Wearing a tampon when you are developing a yeast infection or if you already have one only makes the problem worse and can spread the bacteria and infection around. Go for organic pads when you’re on your cycle. Leave the tampons and period cups alone at least until you’re yeast infection free!
This one should be Captain Obvious, but believe it or not, many do not see the connection. Increase immune-boosting foods such as leafy greens, and cut the sugar. Replace sugar with fruit, honey, molasses, and dates. And even then, don’t go crazy with those until you’re in the clear.
Finally, always make sure you actually have a yeast infection before starting any treatment on your own including the ones in this post. You may think you have a yeast infection but it may actually be BV, an allergy, or something worse like an STD.
Which brings me to my final point-you’re yeast infection may be lingering because it’s not a yeast infection. When it comes to women’s health and our sensitive lady parts, there can be so many problems and issues that disguise themselves as a yeast infection when it might not be one at all.
If all else fails, visit your doctor to get to the root of the problem. Self-care is so important. Practice it daily and pay attention to the symptoms and signs your body is exhibiting.
If you’ve tried other natural means that cured your yeast infection let us know, don’t be shy!
In the meantime…..
Eat well. Be well. Repeat.
Because being healthy is boss.