Close-Up Shot of Medicines
Close-Up Shot of Medicines

Today we’re talking about the best remedies for treating and getting immediate relief from vaginal yeast infections. So we’re going to start with getting immediate relief.

Ways to get immediate relief

I’m going to talk about some of the home myths related to treating vaginal yeast infection, and then we’re going to talk about the most effective scientifically based treatments over the counter that you can access at home for treating this condition and actually treating it for good. So, let’s start with some immediate relief techniques. Now, Yeast as a single cell organism and what it does is it exists in the body, it exists on the skin, it can also exist in the bowel, and in the vagina of some women and that’s actually quite normal, and it often causes no symptoms. But it’s when the yeast overgrows and the system becomes out of balance that can cause those symptoms like the redness, the itching, the burning, the pain, all those types of symptoms that we associate with thrush or vaginal yeast infection. And also it’s important to note that with those symptoms, white discharge is not necessarily a symptom of a vaginal yeast infection. Now, to immediate relief.

Now, I really hope these help you. The first immediate relief technique that you can use is get Zyrtec. So Zyrtec is an antihistamine, and the antihistamine can actually give you immediate relief from the itching so it’s taken orally as a tablet. This is a really great way of getting some immediate relief for those that have that awful itching sensation that can then make you want to scratch and make the problem actually much worse by irritating the tissues. Now the second lesser known way of getting relief is through a Hydrocortisone cream. This is a DERM aid. This is a Hydrocortisone 1% soft cream and this can be used only externally on the Vulva. And what this hydrocortisone treatment does when just used for short term is it can relieve swelling, redness, and itching. So these are both over the counter medications and they’re both readily available to give you immediate relief from those symptoms while you’re waiting for the other medic antifungal medications to take effect. So they’re really handy things to know about. Now, let’s talk a little bit about some of the home treatments and the home treatment myths. The first one I’d like to talk about is sugar and the Candida diet. Now, when you eat sugar, that sugar doesn’t go into the vagina. The only way that sugar can affect the vagina is actually through high sugar in the urine and that happens when with diabetes, particularly type two diabetes, or with kidney failure. So this doesn’t happen as part of the diet. And so, this is why the Candida diet is not scientifically based and it won’t cure Candida. The second home remedy I’d like to talk about is garlic. Now, I’ve heard the theories about women telling me about having used crushed garlic or sliced garlic and inserting it vaginally. Now, what this does is burns the tissues, it’s not an effective treatment and it’s actually really quite dangerous and potentially damaging and irritating even if it’s wrapped up.

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