Yeast Infection Home Remedy

yeast infection home remedyNote: This is Part II of our article Yeast Infection Home Remedy. Click on the link for Part I.

In Part I of our article, we discussed the most popular treatments for yeast infection. Below you will find several more home cures that are also fairly common. You may have to try a couple of methods until you find the one that works for you.

But, oh, when you do find it - what relief!

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Yeast Infection Home Treatments

Sitz Bath - Very simple but soothing. Fill a tub with warm water until about waist high. Add approximately a cup of salt and a 1 cup of apple cider vinegar to the water. Just sit in the water with your legs apart until the water becomes cool.

Cranberries - Cranberries are often used to cure urinary tract infections and the same principal may apply to yeast infections. Cranberries lower the pH of your urine which is said to have a beneficial effect as it travels over an infected vagina as the acidity can kill "bad" bacteria.

You can either drink cranberry juice (unsweetened - which may be hard to find) or buy cranberry pills/extract at the natural foods store.

Apple Cider Vinegar - Washing or douching with a diluted solution of vinegar may help restore the vagina's balance. Mix about 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a quart of water. Some people also let a clove of garlic sit in this solution before using. Rub the diluted solution directly over the affected area or use the solution as a douche.

Tea Tree Oil - This yeast infection home remedy is a little more controversial. But two things that everyone appears to agree on: don't use it at full strength and do not take it internally!

Tea tree oil can cause a stinging sensation and irritation. Needless to say, if you decide to use this method and experience either of those symptoms, discontinue its use.

Tea tree oil is commonly diluted with K-Y jelly or even olive oil. Using an applicator tampon is a popular method of applying the tea tree oil so it doesn't touch sensitive skin. You push the tampon out of the applicator and apply K-Y jelly or olive oil on the tampon (so the oil doesn't get absorbed into the tampon). Then apply a few drops of the diluted tea tree oil. Push the tampon back into the applicator and push it out again once it is in the vagina.

A safer yeast infection home remedy may be to use Tea tree oil vaginal supplements which are available at some health food stores.

Note, however, is probably best to consult with your doctor before trying this type of yeast infection home treatment.

Honey - Honey is also frequently mentioned as a home treatment. Simply apply the honey to the affected area and let is sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water.

I can't say I have ever tried this method but it seems like it would be a bit messy and sticky. But if you're still looking for an effective treatment, you might as well give this one a try.


Whichever yeast infection home remedy you decide to try, I hope it works for you.

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