Yeast infections are not something to be embarrassed about. Many will suffer weeks before finally seeking help. Granted, yeast infection symptoms are not easy to talk about, with your family, your friends or even your doctor. If left untreated, the infection may spread throughout your whole body, seeking help is imperative. The information that follows may be just what you are looking for.
When experiencing a vaginal yeast infection, make sure to focus on hygiene. To reduce the bacteria that live on the skin, washing with gentle soap and water will help the bacteria from festering and causing more problems.
Make sure to wear clothing that will not aggravate the problem. Because of their absorbencies and their breathing abilities, cotton and all natural fiber clothing, will go a long way in aiding your recovery. Whereas, synthetic clothing and underwear will not allow air circulation to get in, but will trap moisture in and allow the yeast to grow more rapidly.
Foods, Medications And Side Effects
Eating certain foods while battling a yeast infection, can either aggravate or calm your system. Some studies show that hot and spicy foods may aggravate an infection. Eating moderately during this time may aid in a more comfortable time, until full recovering is had.
Candidiasis and the discomfort it causes, can have a way of taking over your whole life while battling the discomfort. Over-the-counter remedies and pain relievers are often used to help the discomfort. These will help slightly with the pain, but they are just masking the true reason the infection is present.
Masking the symptoms is what many of the drugs and prescriptions for the treatment of a yeast infection will do. They will not aid in the recovery but lessen the painful symptoms of the infection. Many of these remedies will have side-effects, this is not usually the case with a natural remedy. Yogurt, apple cider vinegar, and garlic have all been used as a natural remedy, many times aiding in relief and recovery.
Even though many ads and commercials will recommend feminine deodorant sprays and douching, these may be the culprit in causing your infection in the first place. Caution should also be used when bathing with scented soaps and perfumed bubble baths.
Candida overgrowth grows best in dark, moist and warm places. Some theories state that time spent in a hot shower or bath may cause the bacteria to grow more easily. Avoiding these along with selecting clothes and underwear that has breathing capabilities, will help the overgrowth weaken and aid in your battle.
Medications to stop other infections or ailments kill the good bacteria along with the bad. The medications and pills known to increase your likelihood of getting a yeast infection are, antibiotics, birth control and steroids. These can all increase your chances of Candida albicans.
The importance of wearing breathable undergarments, garments that allow more air circulation to get to the areas in and around the genitals, will go a long way in helping avoid a Candida yeast infection. Synthetic garment material will actually increase your chances of a yeast infection, by providing the perfect combination of a warm and moist environment.
Avoiding alcohol while fighting a yeast infection is very important. If doing a detox cleanse, Candida diet, or taking prescriptions to fight the infection, alcohol will inhibit the progress that is fighting the infection.
The Effect Of The Candida Diet
If you experience a yeast infection more than four times a year, you have chronic yeast infections. Many prescriptions and over-the-counter remedies will actually mask the symptoms of the infection, or worse yet accelerate the growth. A Candida diet may be important to consider for your health. This diet will not only detox your body, but it will help you understand what is happening and how it is growing.
Eating the right goods and avoiding the foods that help the fungus grow will be an important first step in your recovery of chronic yeast infections. The yeast or Candidiasis actually grows when fed sugars and other empty carbohydrates that convert to sugar in the body, the second step is eating the foods that kill Candidiasis. It is only by being an active participate in your health that you will be able to restore good health and get back to your life.