Vaginal yeast infection or vaginal candidiasis is a common infection that happens to a lot of women. About ten thousand (10000) women struggle with candidiasis every year in Nigeria so there shouldn’t be any shame attached to it.
Yeast infection happens when the natural fungus that habitates the vagina grows more than the normal amount dues to factors like hormones, sexual activities, health complications like diabetes or even low immune system.
This infection is accompanied by discomfort, irritation of the vagina, swelling, redness and itching. There are ways you can manage all these symptoms with your home ingredients. However, it is advisable to visit a doctor or gynecologist if this is your first time and you are unsure of what it is.
Natural greek yoghurt is known to be a probiotic that possess healthy bacteria. These bacteria are essential in maintaining a friendly environment for the vagina. They could assist in treating an imbalance-induced overgrowth.
Yoghurt usage can be effective when it is not sweetened or flavored because sugar can fuel the growth of the fungus. You can choose consume it or apply it directly on the affected area.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Dangerous microbes and infection can be curbed/killed by the acidic benefits present in Vinegar.
In your bath water, dilute a reasonable amount of apple cider vinegar and soak the affected areas for about 15-25 minutes. This will help eradicate the infection and well as help ease the itchiness.
3. Coconut Oil
Treating yeast infection with pure coconut oil has been proven effective because of the antibacterial properties possessed by this oil.
Apply it twice daily on the affected area and it will do the magic.
4. Vitamin C
The immune system is strengthened by vitamin C, which also benefits the condition of the skin. Your body can heal itself and regain balance if your immune system is robust. Including sources of vitamin C in your diet can do the work.
Some few research confirmed that garlic can be able to kill candidiasis. This can be effective by adding it to your diet.
6. Vitamin E
Atrophic vaginitis, commonly known as vaginal atrophy—the thinning of the vaginal walls brought on by a lack of estrogen—has also been linked to improvement with vitamin E suppositories, according to a reliable source. With alterations to the vagina’s naturally acidic environment brought on by atrophic vaginitis, bacterial and yeast infections become more likely.
It is also helpful in reducing the inflammation that comes with candidiasis. You can apply vitamin e oil twice daily on the affected area.