Home Remedies For Yeast Infections, Itching And Vaginal Discharge

Posted: 07/12/2009 | Views: 32,411 |

There are a number of home remedies for yeast infection which work just as well and even better than over the counter ointments. To get complete relief for your yeast infection apply some or all of the following suggested home remedies.  But first let's briefly look at what causes these yeast infections and then go on to the remedies you can try from the privacy of your own home.

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What are yeast infections?

The symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are:  vulvar itching, burning, a thick white vaginal discharge, burning when urinating and pain during sexual intercourse. Those that suffer from chronic yeast infections – can be affected as much as 6-8 times a year.

Besides these symptoms an overgrowth in yeast can also be responsible for urinary problems, tiredness, fatigue, acne, memory loss and joint aches.

Why Do Yeast Infections Occur?

Yeast is naturally resides in our bodies and in general it is harmless. However when the body falls out of balance, the overgrowth in yeast occurs leading to a yeast infection. While there are many causes of the overgrowth in yeast, finding it and addressing this problem can stop recurrent yeast infections for good.

Causes of Yeast Infections

Research suggests that a number of factors that can trigger an yeast infection: A recent course of antibiotics, birth control pills or steroids, a diet high in sugar and low in nutritional value, diabetes, a weak immune system and even stress can cause an overgrowth in yeast.

What are the best home remedies for yeast infections?

While there are many conventional over the counter treatments for yeast infections – the majority do not address recurrent yeast infections. They provide a temporary solution and fail to locate and address the root cause of yeast overgrowth. Studies have shown that many women can be allergic to some of the ingredients used which can cause further burning and irritation.

Note: If you are experiencing pain using some of these treatments you should stop and talk to your doctor about an alternative treatment.


For this reason many women have now turned to natural remedies as a method of treating yeast infections which can effectively address the root cause as well as getting relief from burning, itching, irritation and vaginal discharge.

Below are some of the most commonly used home remedies for yeast infections:

Home Remedies for Yeast Infections #1 - Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil is great for all types of fungal infections. Add a few drops of tea tree oil onto a tampon or sterile gauze and apply on to the affected area. Replace every 4 to 6 hours.

NOTE: Using Tea Tree Oil during pregnancy is not recommended. During pregnancy, it is best to consult with your doctor before using any treatment.

Home Remedies for Yeast Infections #2 - Apple Cedar Vinegar

Apple Cedar Vinegar helps restore the natural pH of the vagina. Add around 3 to 4 tablespoons of vinegar to a bathtub filled with a small amount of warm water and simply bathe in it for 15 to 20 minutes.

Home Remedies for Yeast Infections #3 - Garlic

Many women have found garlic to be very effective at treating yeast infections. Garlic is a natural anti-bacterial and rich in anti-fungal properties. Simply insert a clove of garlic into the vagina for just a few hours for a few days.  You can also digest garlic in the form of either tablets or by crushing it and swallowing with water.

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