Have you ever had an itchy, burning feeling down below in your private parts? If so, you may have a yeast infection, but there is good news! There are a few home remedies for yeast infections that you can easily do by yourself, without having to buy any medication. Of course, this article is not a replacement for medical treatment; it is only a guideline that you can follow. If you think that you have a yeast infection and you have never had one yourself, then you should contact your doctor and seek medical help.
One of the most popular home remedies for yeast infections that you can do is to eat more yogurt. Yogurt has lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria cultures in it which are actually good for your body, but be sure to make sure it is sugar free, as the sugar will only aggravate your problem even more. Another alternative is to use garlic. If you are already a garlic lover, this should be easy for you. Mince up a clove of garlic and add it to your meal, three times a day. You can use it on your salads, in your dishes or straight up, if you can handle it.
You can also make your own douches as home remedies for yeast infections. Tea tree oil has natural anti fungal properties. Never use it straight up, though. Be sure to dilute it with some water, preferably a drop to a cup of water. Use once a day for a week, or until you notice that the pain and itchy has subsided. It is not recommended, though, to use these douches when you are yeast infected free, as it can only irritate you and possibly bring on the infection that you are currently trying to get rid of. You can also make a douche out of hydrogen peroxide. Make sure it is 3% (not higher) hydrogen peroxide. Mix one teaspoon with 1 cup of water. Use as directed for the Tea tree oil douche. Do not mix them, though. Pick one or the other and stick to it.
Regardless of the method that you choose for home remedies for yeast infections, you should begin to feel some relief without having to contacting your physician. If you do not feel relief within a 5-7 days, than you should contact a doctor or pharmacist and ask for advice.