Yeast infections can be quite uncomfortable. Important activities such as driving can exacerbate the itching and burning to the point that you think about nothing but relief. The following article contains advice you can use when yeast infections are in your life.
Avoid using any scented products near the vagina. Women who use scented pads or any scented feminine washes can create a PH imbalance in the vagina. This will make favorable conditions for Candida Albicans to grow, which is a fungus causing yeast infections. It is best to use unscented pads and just simple water to wash in private areas.
Eat more yogurt. Eating yogurt will not cure a yeast infection. However, some women have found that eating a daily yogurt along with their antibiotics can help immensely. Give it a try. With any luck, it could get rid of your yeast infection faster and keep the infection from returning.
Don’t wear restrictive clothing or synthetic materials. Clothing, especially undergarments, that are tight restrict airflow and trap heat and moisture. Moist and wet environments encourage yeast infections. Try getting underwear that isn’t too tight and that is made from some breathable materials like cotton.
One of the most powerful natural cures and preventative measures for yeast infections is water. It is recommended for optimum health that we drink eight glasses of water per day. Water flushes the toxins out of your body and keeps you hydrated. The healthier your body is, the better off it is in fighting off a yeast infection.
Garlic will appease the itching and the burning of a yeast infection. Eating garlic should help prevent yeast infections, but you can also apply a small clove of garlic on the infected area to make the itching disappear. Wash thoroughly after applying the garlic and repeat as often as necessary.
If you use an inhaler to treat your asthma, you should wash it at least once a week. Using a dirty inhaler can cause you to develop a yeast infection in your mouth and throat. If you have an infected mouth, wash your inhaler thoroughly every time you use it.
Keep dry. Yeast thrives in a warm, moist environment. After you finish your shower or bath, make sure you dry your crotch area thoroughly. Some women even find a blow dryer on the lowest setting to be useful for this purpose. Never put on any clothing until the area is completely dry.
Studies have shown that boric acid is a safe, inexpensive, yet effective remedy for yeast infection. Check with your doctor first, and if he approves, try using a boric acid capsule once per day the next time you have a yeast infection flare-up. Do not use boric acid if you are pregnant or may be pregnant, as it has not been tested for safety in pregnant women.
If you can get rid of the yeast infection quickly you can focus on the more important things in life. The next time you are facing a yeast infection, remember the tips from this article. Prevention and avoidance would be wonderful, but knowing how to treat is also great!