Yeast Infection Home Remedy? – Yogurt To The Rescue!

{flickr|100|campaign} More and more women and men are discovering the benefits of using a yeast infection home remedy rather than drug-based medications. But there are many out there, and it can be confusing to select the one that’s right for you. Here you’ll discover the benefits of the yogurt home remedy…

Yeast infections are horrible and affect millions of women and men around the world. They are caused by a naturally occurring fungi — Candida albicans — that resides in our bodies. Normally, our bodies’ good bacteria keeps the Candida in check and prevents it growing and spreading, Unfortunately, under certain conditions, they fail to do this, and so the Candida ‘over-grows’ causing an infection.

Most sufferers use over-the-counter medications or even prescription medications after a visit to the doctor. Although these can give some relief given enough time, they do have some negative side effects for many people, and, because they attack the symptoms and not the root cause(s) the yeast infection isn’t cured and can return. Because of this sufferers are increasingly using natural home remedies, such as yogurt.

First, the yogurt we are talking about here is natural, sugar-free yogurt with no added fruit or other non-natural additives. This type of yogurt contains active beneficial bacteria that can kill-off the Candida fungi that causes the symptoms of the infection. Depending on where you live, you are more likely to find this type of yogurt in a health food or specialist store. Although you may get it in some supermarkets. Look for ‘with live active cultures’ or similar message on the tub.

By eating this kind of yogurt every day you can help re-balance the good bacteria / Candida fungi balance in your gut. This is important. But you can also use the yogurt as a topical application at the site of the local yeast infection symptoms. Just apply liberally over the area; overnight being good. For internal application just coat a regular tampon in the yogurt and leave in overnight. Repeat nightly until your yeast infection symptoms have abated, plus one or two more nights to make sure.

Many sufferers have found this home remedy to be great for eliminating a yeast infection. But around 50% of sufferers fall victim to at least one recurring infection. This is because, unless you address the main causes for the Candida fungi overgrowth, it can always come back again and each time worse than the last. Some of the main triggers are high blood sugar, hormonal imbalance, lowered immune system, depleted good bacteria and some drug therapy…