If you have a common cold, you wouldn’t hesitate to call a friend for advice. This doesn’t seem to hold true with yeast infections, though! Yeast infections can be as embarrassing to talk about as they are to have. However, that fact is why you are reading this article. Continue on to learn more about fighting off yeast infections.
Only wear panties made of cotton. While underwear or tights made from silky nylon or polyester look and feel good, they tend to trap moisture. Buy cotton underwear that will let your vagina breathe. When you do this, you may never have an infection again.
Although you might feel more attractive in decorative undergarments, stay away from them to avoid being vulnerable to infections. Plain old cotton will keep you dry, whereas the nylons and lace of fancy panties hold in your body’s moisture. This can become a thriving environment for nasty yeast and makes way for another infection.
Add some cider vinegar (about 2 cups) to your bath each night. The vinegar will neutralize a pH imbalance, and will inhibit yeast growth. Don’t stay in the tub for too long. If necessary, you can make a douching solution of warm water and three tablespoons of cider vinegar.
Start eating yogurt. That’s right, the next time you feel the itching and burning that comes with yeast infections, grab yourself a cup of yogurt. The acidophilus it contains returns the healthy bacteria to your body. When you give your body a lot of healthy and good bacteria it makes it hard for bacteria such as yeast to thrive.
Start eating more garlic and yogurt without sugar. Garlic can not only help slow down yeast growth, but it can prevent it all together. Search for garlic pills in local pharmacies or health food stores. Try sticking with the deodorized version. Additionally, having two cups of live culture, sugar-free yogurt in your daily routine, will reduce current symptoms and ward off future infections.
If you want to avoid yeast infections, do proper self-hygiene. Thoroughly clean the genital area. When finished thoroughly dry the area. Yeast tends to grow in moist environments, so the drier, the better.
If you are experiencing a yeast infection, you probably don’t want everyone to know about it. Using these tips is an excellent way to relieve your symptoms. Relief is close at hand, given the new information you have just gained about yeast infections.