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Effective treatments for yeast infection

There are different effective treatments available for yeast infection. Let's find out if you of them.

Oral antifungal

In many women yeast infections can be chronic and they may return four times a year. If you have a history of reoccurrence, then you should take oral antifungal medicines every week for a few months. It will help you by reducing the re-occurrence by 90%. There are many different types of oral antifungal medicines are available and you can talk to your doctor about finding the right one for you.

Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is an essential oil which is derived from the tea tree leaves. In several studies it was found that it works as a very effective antifungal against yeast. Many women douse a tampon in tea tree oil and insert it in the vagina at night. However, you should be careful in using it and it is important that you test it whether you are sensitive to tea tree oil or not. In case of any irritation or discomfort, you should immediately discontinue it. You will need 100% pure oil and your doctor may be able to help you to decide whether you can use it or not.

Cotton or no underwear

Yeast infection will proliferate in a warm and moist environment and so it is very important that you completely eliminate such an environment. Wear cotton lined underwear. During those days avoid panty hose and tight jeans. You should immediately change out of gym clothes and wet swimsuits. If it is possible, you can go without any type of underwear for those days. It will make are accessibility easier and will keep the area dry. You should not use any scented douses, body sprays and similar products. You should not use any other product which can imbalance the vaginal pH levels.

Probiotics

Probiotics can help you to get rid of the yeast infection you are suffering from. Several types of yogurts contain same type of probiotics that will keep the vagina healthy. A recent study found that women who suffer from chronic yeast infections will find move benefits from regular consumption of yogurts. In the study, the women placed a probiotic tablet directly in the vagina. There are Lactobacillus pills available which will not only help you to get rid of the existing yeast infection problem but will also ensure that you have a healthy vaginal environment.

Boric acid suppository

For simple yeast infections, you can use boric acid. It is a natural antifungal and antiseptic product. Studies have found that it can reduce the growth of Candida albicans, which is the strain of yeast that cause infection. It can also restrict the growth of Candida glabrata, which is more resistant to other types of treatments. Instead of using boric acid directly, you need to use a suppository capsule that contains boric acid. Do not use it directly because it can cause irritation.

Use progestin only birth control

You should avoid using estrogen-based contraception such as birth control pills because they can increase in number of yeasts and aggravate yeast infection problem. Non-estrogen methods are available for contraception and you should use them. There are progestin only mini pills and IUDs available which will ensure birth control. Spermicides can also cause irritation or other problems and so you should avoid them. Use a lubricant during sex so as to avoid the friction because friction can change the ecology of the vagina and thereby can aggravate the yeast problem.

References

1. Yeast Infection Free Forever
2. Vaginal yeast infections
3. Yeast Infections