If you are always aware of your body and if you can catch the yeast infection early enough, you won’t ever need to rely on medical treatments. Some natural remedies will act milder and cleaner on your body and they have fewer side effects than drugs do. In addition, some of these treatments rely on substances that you actually might have in your house. Thus, if you face this serious condition, resort to the following natural remedies.
Yogurt is the number one choice of natural remedies everywhere because it is so common that you already have it in your fridge. Thus, you also need a quite effective method to apply it. Hence, here is one. Put the yogurt in plastic tampon applicators and freeze them, and then you’ve got little yogurt popsicles to use next time you get a yeast infection. It is really cold, of course, inserting the tampon, but I find it actually soothing compared to the fires of a damn yeast infection. So consider this option when you’re facing this problem.
Garlic contains natural antifungal substances that kill off yeast. It’s my favorite home remedy for yeast infections; I always try it first, and it usually does the trick. To try it, find yourself a fresh clove of garlic and carefully peel all the papery skin off it. Next, make a little tampon by wrapping it in gauze or cheesecloth, tying the ends with unwaxed dental floss, and leaving a bit of string dangling so you’ll be able to pull it out afterward. Now, believe it or not, insert it into your vagina. Don’t worry about losing it up there, because of course, it can’t get through your cervix. Leave it in for several hours at a time, like overnight, and be sure to remove it in the morning. For early or mild infections, nighttime treatments may be enough.
3. Tea tree oil
This is also available anywhere and at many natural foods stores. You can coat the top half of a non-applicator type tampon with a lubricant like olive oil. Then apply a few drops of pure tea tree oil and insert. The lubricant keeps the tea tree oil from absorbing into the tampon. It could also sting if it comes in contact with the vulva, so you should use an applicator tampon, by just lifting off the top part of the applicator to expose the tampon, applying the olive oil and tea tree oil, and putting the tampon back into the applicator. Isn’t this a great idea?
4. Gentian violet
This is a traditional remedy for yeast and other infections, known before any modern antifungals and antibiotics. The idea is to swab it all over the vulva and up into the vagina once or twice a day for a few days. Wear black clothes or use thick pads, because the stuff is brilliant purple and stains everything it touches.
These are usually used in treating urinary tract infections, which apparently works because the berries contain substances that inhibit bacteria from clinging to the walls of your urinary tract. Cranberries also lower the pH of your urine, which may be useful in helping combat yeast infections, since the acidic urine passes over some of your infected parts on its way out. As such, it’s a pretty mild remedy, which might be useful if you think you may be coming down with a yeast infection.