How do you cure a yeast infection?

Yeast infections can be annoying, uncomfortable or even downright painful. If you are looking for a cure, this article is just for you! Hopefully we can make the journey to curing your yeast infection more bearable with some humor and helpful tips.

What is a Yeast Infection?

Before we dive into ways of getting rid of it, let us understand what exactly a yeast infection is. Candidiasis also known as yeast infection occur when certain fungi grow out of control in moist areas on our body such as mouth, genital area among others causing itching and discomfort.

The most common culprit being the fungus called Candida Albicans; which occurs naturally on our skin but under normal conditions its growth is kept under check by good bacteria that balances our bodily environment. However sometimes factors such as hormonal changes due to pregnancy or menopause, use of antibiotics or diabetes among others may upset this balance leading overgrowth of fungus causing an infection.

Now that we know that … let’s explore the tactics one can employ to combat candidiasis!

Over-the-counter Treatments

Okay so you’ve got yourself an annoying itch down there? Don’t worry- chances are OTC medications have it covered (pun intended). Some self-help OTC treatments available for yeast infections include:

  • Monistat
  • Canesten
  • Vagisil

Basically these guys come in both cream / suppository form – depending on preference – containing forms Miconazole Nitrate / Clotrimazole which get rid of excess fungal cells by decomposing their cell walls disrupting their function preventing them from proliferating further.

Side-effects might include feelings like burning/irritation during application , having more discharge than usual – while applying medication . Good news though – these side effects usually last only few days then subside thus nothing too concerning.

Home Remedies

For those who are more health conscious or have a curiosity passed on from google to discover remedies with ingredients found in your home, look no further – DIY options exist too! but bear in mind these may pose negative side effects

Here’s few natural suggestions:

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil consists of three fatty acids – lauric, capric and caprylic acid , all of which display significant antifungal activity providing relief from inflammation by soothing irritated skin.

How to use

Rubbing% coconut oil directly onto the affected area several times per day. Alternatively adding two tablespoons into meals help alleviate symptoms as well .

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree is an effective bacterial-killer it has been proven to contain compounds essential for inhibiting growth amongst candidia-like fungi with burning sensation often occurring when overused.

how to use

Dilute tea tree oil via mixing it up with some water/ carrier oil such as coconut/almond° among others like dilution protects against any damage toward the sensitive vaginal tissue you want treated. Dip a tampon couple drops then gently insert tampon at night before going bed Repeat this method couple days till symptoms dramatically reduce.

Try not make sure vajayjay smells good..


The presence of probiotics (live and active cultures) present in yogurt restore balance by introducing helpful species that keep bad bacteria under control especially Lactobacillus specie.

Note point here : It’s recommended though one should avoid applying sugary yoghurt brands® that can exacerbate /worsen effect ~~ eye roll.~~ Getting plain unsweetened greek yogurt & eat/dab externally only.

How To Use

One might consume breakfast parfait made out of Greek-yogurt ,topped with sliced fruits for flavor . Or else simply douse a q-tip with yoghurt then apply externally on affected area for good measure.

Boric Acid

I know what you’re thinking – boring… I meant boric acid!

Boric acid can be bought at local drug stores and is used to treat both fungal/bacterial vaginal infections. A known antiseptic, it also seems to prevent growth of yeasty cells.

How To Use

It’s heavily advised Though one must try avoid ingesting that while inserting via supplementation typically done at night right before bed (2 x a day)
rinse vulva well . Keep in mind: You shouldn’t consider this option if you’re pregnant or nursing since it could result into negatively affecting environment inside which containing developing fetus putting them into harm’s way.


Don’t get me wrong , all the above remedies are fantastic , but not experiencing an infection altogether are even fantastico —Here’s how :

  • Avoid Tight Panties
    The tight spandex fabric undies provide yeast-friendly conditions such as lack of ventilation & moisture-turning your vv area down there discomfort land by potential hosting bacteria overgrowth ; opt instead for breathable cotton panties to keep vajango cool like a cucumber.
  • Stay away from harsh scents
    Cliché maybe, but always ensure using fragrant-free detergents/ soap when washing clothes/body every so often because scented products disrupt bacterial populations around our genital/oral areas leading to disruption/intense itching .
    junk foods as they feed yeast population causing proliferation avoiding processed sugar-laden may lead clearing #YUNOYEAST Infections faster than anticipated

In conclusion , patient care / self-care don’t end there preventing additional infection scenarios by ensuring staying dry especially after working out/sweating hitting shower immediately afterward wear dried pants , avoiding domestic deodorizers which might interfere/counterbalance PH levels ultimately decrease developing #YEASTY infections in future.

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