All sorts of women will have to deal with a yeast infection. The symptoms can be very irritating and are undeniable. It is easy to treat an infection with the right remedy. If you have ever had a yeast infection, you know it is something you want to prevent. Read this article for some tips and advice on treatment and prevention of yeast infections.
Remove all wet clothing right away. Wearing moist clothing will encourage the growth of yeast. Dry off completely before you put on dry clothing.
Dry off completely after you shower in order to prevent yeast infections. Yeast thrives in moist environments. Yeast can not grow if there is no water or moisture.
Warm and moist body areas are the result of excessive sweating. Yeast will thrive in this environment. You need to wear natural (preferably organic) fabrics when possible. Natural fibers are more breathable and are better able to handle moisture. You want to avoid synthetic fabrics like spandex, Lycra and nylon. These materials contribute to a damp, humid environment.
Yeast infections are sometimes a result of being stressed. Stress keeps your immune system from working properly, which means that your body won’t be able to fight off a yeast infection very well.
If you think you may be suffering with a yeast infection, see your doctor. Allowing the infection to continue to fester is the worst thing that you can do.
If you keep getting yeast infections, you might have to reconsider bath products you use. Avoid cleansers and soaps with dyes and fragrances. They change your pH and lead to yeast heaven. Rather, you should concentrate on using gentle, hypoallergenic products.
Lactobacilius acidophilis is a natural culture, and your friend. It is a live culture you can find in yogurt, and it can fight the growth of your infection. When you buy probiotic yogurt, remember to always buy the kind which is sugar-free. Sugar can actually feed the infection.
Avoid synthetic underwear as they make you more prone to a yeast infection. While cotton underwear keeps the area dry, lace and nylon panties keep moisture inside the area. Moisture means breeding grounds for yeast infections, so keep with cotton for comfort.
Enjoy a relaxing bath with a cup or two of cider vinegar poured into the bath. Vinegar is good at balancing natural pH levels which keeps yeast growth at bay. It is not necessary to soak for a prolonged period of time in the bath. If necessary, you can make a douching solution of warm water and three tablespoons of cider vinegar.
Tea tree oil makes for a great natural remedy for helping fight against yeast infections. Mix a few drops of this oil with a carrier oil, such as sweet almond, and gently apply it to the vaginal area. If you don’t mix tea tree oil with another substance, it can actually cause discomfort. This works to battle infection and bring back proper pH balance.
As you can see by now, yeast infections are common, albeit annoying, among women worldwide. Hopefully by reading this article you now know how to combat this condition. Implement the tips above, and yeast infections will be easier to deal with.