Natural and Alternative Solutions to Vaginal Yeast Infections

You can treat vaginal yeast infections with natural remedies if you would like to avoid taking prescription medication. According to the Mayo Clinic, these are some of the most popular natural remedies:

  • vinegar douches
  • tea tree oil cream
  • garlic or boric acid vaginal suppositories
  • yogurt taken orally or inserted in the vagina

How to Prevent Vaginal Yeast Infections

In many cases, you may know exactly what led to your yeast infection. For example, some women experience these infections every time they take antibiotics. By recognizing your own risk factors, you can prevent future infections.

Here are some common methods of prevention, most targeted at avoiding bacteria growth near the vagina:

  • avoid wearing tight pants, pantyhose, tights, or leggings
  • avoid using feminine deodorant or deodorant tampons/pads
  • do not sit around in wet clothing—especially bathing suits
  • eat a well-balanced diet
  • eat yogurt or take supplements with lactobacillus
  • wear natural fibers such as cotton, linen, or silk
  • avoid sitting in hot tubs or taking frequent hot-tub baths
  • wash underwear in hot water
  • avoid douching
  • change feminine products frequently
  • Read More: Yeast Infection No More
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