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Home Remedies Vs. Pharmaceutical Drugs: Which Works Better For Vaginal Yeast Infection?

By Terry Brennan

It’s estimated that 75 percent of all women will put up with vaginal yeast infection no less than once in their lifetime. If you believe you’re currently infected, pause for a while before rushing to a nearby drugstore. Did you know that there are some highly effective home remedies for this fungal infection? Continue reading to find out what they are, and what advantages they got over pharmaceutical ones.

Let’s be familiar first with each one of them, before going to their advantages. Garlic not only adds zest to your dishes, but it zaps yeast infection as well. Place thin slices of it in cheesecloth, and insert into the vagina with the help of any natural oil as lubricant. Let it stay there for about 20 minutes. Honey works as well as garlic. Apply it liberally and let it stay there for half an hour. Rinse it after wards using warm water.

Apple cider vinegar’s anti-fungal property makes it an effective natural remedy for the infection. In your warm bathwater, add a cup of it, and soak in it for half an hour. Yogurt does more than just being a nice dessert. You can use it to cure the problem by applying it topically twice a day. You may also consume lots of it. This is because yogurt is rich in good bacteria, to help control the infection down there.

Now that you’re familiar with some of the most widely used natural treatments for the infection, it’s time to know their advantages. Obviously, any woman will find it embarrassing to place a vaginal yeast infection treatment order at the drug store. Bystanders will, for sure, secretly stare at you and raise an eyebrow.

Today, there are many over-the-counter pharmaceutical treatments for the problem. Some of them can be taken orally in tablet or capsule form. Others come as vaginal preparations, like suppositories, ointments, gels and creams. However, many of them come with steep price tags. Natural counterparts, on the other hand, can be easily obtained in your kitchen.

If you think you’re suffering from it for the first time, it’s not recommendable to use someone else’s medication for it. You should have it checked by a specialist first. This is important to make sure that the culprit is indeed candida albicans. The specialist should be able to rule out diseases such as Chlamydia, trichomoniasis and gonorrhea. Apparently, using the wrong kind of remedy will not bring about any positive result.

It’s not unlikely for pharmaceutical remedies to produce some untoward side effects upon usage. Side effects like fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and itching are common among oral medications for the disease. Burning sensation in the vaginal area is a common side effect of topical remedies. Then there’s also contact dermatitis, irritation and discomfort when passing urine or having sexual intercourse. Pregnant women or women with compromised immune system definitely need to consult a doctor prior to trying pharmaceutical drugs for yeast infection.

Without a doubt, home remedies got lots of advantages compared to pharmaceutical ones. They’re proven effective for many years now, by women all over the world. They spare you from the embarrassment of ordering them at drugstores, as well as they’re economical. Most importantly, you don’t have to suffer from the nasty side effects pharmaceutical counterparts may bring about.

Searching online you will discover many yeast infection home remedies to use. Picking the right yeast infection home remedy will mean that you will feel relief. Go online to learn more now.

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