Home Remedies for Yeast Infection1. Yogurt Lactobacillus acidophilus, a ï¿½friendlyï¿½strain of bacteria presentyogurt, can control the growth of infectionthe body. For treating a yeast infection, only use plain,unsweetened yogurt. You can externally apply plain yogurt on theaffected skin area and let it sit for at least 20 to 30 minutes, or preferebly overnight. This will help relieve the itching sensation.
For a vaginal yeast infection, dip a tamponin yogurt and then insert itthe vagina for two hours. Do this twice a day. Also include yogurtyour diet plan. 2. Coconut Oil Coconut oil has effective antifungal propertiesthat can kill the fungi responsible for yeast infections.
Externally apply coconut oil on the affectedareas three times a day. You can also make a mixture of equal amountsof coconut oil and cinnamon oil. Apply it on the affected skin area to controlthe growth of the infection. In case of oral thrush, swish the oilyourmouth for five to 10 minutes. You can also add a few ops of tea tree oilor cinnamon oil and then use. Do not swallow. Do this at least three times a day. 3.
Apple Cider Vinegar Both apple cider vinegar and white vinegarcontain some distinctive components that can control a yeast infection and get rid of thefungi causing it. Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar(organic apple cider vinegar should be murky browncolor)one cup of warm water andink it twice daily for a few days. Prepare a hot bath and add some vinegar. Soak your bodythis bath for about an hour. Soon the skin irritation and itching willlessen.
Alternatively, you can dilute white or applecider vinegar with plain water and then apply it externally on the affected skin area. Leave it on for half an hour and then rinseit off with water. 4. Garlic Garlic is a very wellknown herb that canbe used to cure various ailments. The antifungal, antibacterial and naturalantibiotic components presentgarlic can be highly effectivetreating any kind ofyeast infection.
Crush a few garlic cloves and make a pasteout of it. Apply the garlic paste directly onto the affectedskin area. If you do not have fresh garlic, you can dilutegarlic oil with vitamin E oil and a few ops of coconut oil and apply it to the affectedskin. You can also take a couple of garlic tabletsor eat a few fresh garlic cloves daily. Eating fresh cloves can cause bad breath,but it is very effectivetreating yeast infections. 5.