Vaginal infection is an infection that is the result of fungus or yeast. These substances normally live on the skin's surface, but when there is an abnormal wet and moist condition they can cause infection. A yeast infection usually causes burning, itching and discharge.
Antibiotic use is the most common reason for yeast infection, but a yeast infection can be a sign of something more serious, such as diabetes, leukemia or AIDS. Most yeast infections can be cleared up quickly with treatment.
When the naturally occurring organisms become unbalanced, it can lead to symptoms such as vaginal irritation, itching, burning, redness, white or unusual smelling discharge and painful sexual intercourse. Yeast infections may be treated at home, with over the counter remedies or through a prescription from your doctor.
Common Symptoms: -
The most common symptoms associated with female yeast infections include burning, itching and pain in and around the vagina. There may be burning while urinating and sensitivity of the vulgar region when touched. Many women notice a thick, white vaginal discharge that resembles cottage cheese and has a bread-like or "yeasty" odor.
The reason for this is the fact that Un-Natural yeast infection drugs do not work in synergy with your bodies own natural methods of eliminating something such as yeast. It’s like your body never eliminated the infection in the first place so it hasn't learned to kill the yeast yet.
• Eat yogurt. It contains helpful bacteria (live cultures, including acidophilus and bifidus) that destroy yeast. It also works when applied topically. Insert some into the vagina using a finger or plastic tampon applicator. Use only plain yogurt with active cultures. • Take lactobacillus/acidophilus supplements. Use according to the directions on the bottle. • Douche with a solution of 1 to 3 tbsp. vinegar in a quart of water. Repeat once a day while having symptoms, but no longer than a week. • Decrease or eliminate sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth. • Use a garlic clove as a suppository. Garlic contains a natural anti-fungal agent. Peel a fresh clove, wrap it in gauze and insert it into the vagina. • Try gentian violet. It's a traditional remedy for yeast and other infections, and can be found in pharmacies. Swab the area with it once or twice a day. Make sure to use a thick pad - it stains everything. • Use an herbal douche. Combine equal amounts of sage, raspberry and comfrey with 1/4 part goldenseal. This can be combined with cider vinegar. • Boric acid has also been known to help some women. Boric acid suppositories can be inserted directly into the vagina once a day for up to two weeks.
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