Having a yeast infection is a big problem as it causes immense irritation and pain. Of course, it causes embarrassment as well. You may just pick up a medicine from over the counter for treating the yeast infection. This can give you some relief but these medicines may not kill the yeasts altogether.
Some yeast may be resistant and later increase and thrive. So later if you have another infection, these medicines may not work well. You may then need to visit a doctor for stronger medicines. So the only way to stop the yeast infection overgrowth permanently is to know the underlying problem. Just treating the symptoms will not do as you have to treat the cause. You must treat it with a holistic approach for a permanent cure. The yeast overgrowth can lead to insomnia, abdominal pain, depression, muscle aches, skin conditions, mood swings, sinus problems etc.
There are various cures and remedies for yeast infection overgrowth. One of them is by using plain yogurt. Yogurt has beneficial bacteria which fight yeast. It can fight these both internally and externally. You must buy unsweetened plain yogurt. You can also make yogurt by using a yogurt starter. You can also use soy or almond milk. You can have yogurt before your meals as it helps in digestion.
For using topically, you can use a tampon dipped in plain yogurt and rub on the outside of the vagina for yeast infection. You can then wipe off but do not keep it for a long time as it can lead to itchiness.
Garlic is an excellent medicine for yeast overgrowth. You can use a garlic tab or a clove in the vagina for a few hours or when needed for some relief. But get pure and natural garlic tabs. You can also take garlic internally by pressing a garlic clove and having it with water. This wonder product is a natural antibiotic and lowers blood pressure and reduces bad cholesterol.
Apple-cider vinegar can be used both internally and externally. But since it is quite strong, you can’t apply on the skin directly. Though it will kill the yeast, but it will burn a lot. So the best thing to do is add a cup of apple-cider vinegar in your bathwater while bathing. This will give you a soothing relief and make you relaxed. But do not use plain, white vinegar as it will help the yeast thrive.
All these are some of the easy remedies you can use for prevention of yeast overgrowth. You can of course take advice of the doctor if you have more problems.