Douches - Home Remedy for Yeast infection
There are many home remedies which need to be used along with douches. This is not particularly a good idea, especially when you are healthy. Yet with care you can help to get rid of yeast infection. You need to place the bag below the pelvis and apply only a slight pressure. Else you might end up pushing the solution up through the cervix, into the uterus, only worsening your condition further.
1.Hydrogen Peroxide: Though this should occur naturally in your vagina and kill the bacteria, you can boost its levels by douching a solution of 1 tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide mixed with 1 cup of water. You can get this from the market or at your pharmacy store.
2.Teatree Oil: As discussed earlier, this one again helps to effectively do away with the yeast infections. You need to dilute it highly to actually use it as a douche. To prepare the solution, first mix 1 tablespoon of teatree oil with 1 tablespoon of isopropyl alcohol. Put this milky white solution into a dropper bottle for further use. You need to add just 10 drops of this solution to one pint of water to use as a douche, once a day for a maximum of a week.
3.Acidic Douches: You can get back the natural pH levels of the vagina by using this solution. Mix 2 tablespoons of white or cidar vinegar/juice of half a lemon/1tablespoon Vitamin C with one quart of water to treat mild infections. You can use it in combination for severe infections.
4.Herbal Douche: Though a tedious affair, you can use this natural solution with douche every other day for milder infections and daily for severe ones. Mix equal parts of sage, comfrey leaf or raspberry and mullein (optional) with 1/4 part of goldenseal. Use 4 tablespoons of this herbal mixture to prepare a tea in a quart of boiling water. After you allow the herbs to seep in for 15-20 minutes, remove the herbs and allow it cool off. Later add 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon of acidophilus powder/¼ cup yogurt. Use it till the symptoms disappear.
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Below is a list of home remedies that should treat most Candida infections away in absolutely no time. You can use them in combination for better results: