Yeast infections can make simple task uncomfortable, so you try not to do anything. The itching and burning will make almost every activity unbearable. The following article contains advice you can use when yeast infections are in your life.
Apple cider vinegar is a great ingredient that you can use to help fight the symptoms when you already have a yeast infection. If you are going to consume this product, make sure that you dilute it heavily with water as you should only be using one teaspoon to drink with.
If you are prone to yeast infections, always wear underwear made from 100 percent cotton fabric, or at least make sure the crotch is cotton. Polyester and other synthetic fabrics can trap moisture, which allows yeast to thrive. Because cotton is breathable, it leaves you feeling drier and does not contribute to a yeast-friendly environment.
For a natural way to fight a mild yeast infection, turn to your pantry for a clove of garlic. You can create a suppository with the garlic by nicking it with a knife and inserting it into the vagina overnight. If you are worried about retrieving it, use a needle to pull a piece of string through the clove. If you experience any irritation, remove the clove promptly.
Not only is it important that you wash well to prevent yeast infections, but it is important that you also thoroughly dry the genital area. Yeast tends to form in areas that are moist or damp, especially near the vagina. If you have a hard time getting rid of excess moisture with a towel, do not be afraid to use a blow dryer and a low, cool setting.
Some medications can actually increase your risk for getting yeast infections. In a recent study, it was shown the antibiotics used for bladder infections kill not only harmful bacteria, but also helpful ones that help control yeast production. Taking oral steroids and/or birth control pills can also increase your chances of developing a yeast infection.
The organisms that cause yeast infections love warmth and moist areas of the body. Try to limit your exposure in hot tubs and long hot baths. Doing this will reduce the chances of you getting a yeast infection. In the summer, try not to wear clothing that is too tight that will trap hot air around the vagina.
Make sure that if you sweat a lot or work out at the gym, you always take a change of clean, dry clothes with you. Never sit around in sweaty gym clothes or a wet bathing suit. By keeping your body dry and out of wet/sweaty clothes, you are preventing any yeast infections.
In order to avoid chronic yeast infections, you should try your hardest to avoid scented soaps and bath foams. These scented products can help yeast flourish and increase the chances of getting an infection. Scented sanitary pads and tampons have a similar impact, so avoid them too.
If you can get rid of the yeast infection quickly you can focus on the more important things in life. Recall this article the next time a yeast infection strikes. The treatments contained in this article will help you get healthy in almost no time at all.