It is a common misconception that yeast infection only affects women. The truth is both men and women are susceptible to yeast infection. Another term for this is thrush. Although yeast infection occurs around the female’s genitals, yeast infection can also infect underarms and in-between toes. Yeast infection is not a sexually transmitted disease. It can be cured easily, using home remedies.
Vaginal yeast infection is the most common type of yeast infection. The vaginal area has an acid level that prevents yeast and other microorganisms from growing. However, pregnancy and child birth, menstrual period and birth control pills decrease the acid level, making women more prone to infection. When yeast multiplies, it causes a burning and itching sensation. Avoid scratching the infected area because it will only aggravate the condition.
Thrush doesn’t have to be in the lower regions of men or women it can also appear in the mouth, fingernails, feet and babies can have it too.
Here are some home remedies to help cure yeast infection.
Aloe vera has cooling properties and is rich in Vitamin E that helps cell repair. Take aloe vera leaves and scrape the gel off the skin. Rub the gel on the infected area, twice daily and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse well with water.
(I recommend rubbing in and leaving either the Forever Living Products Aloe Gelly or the Forever Living Products Aloe Propolis Creme twice a day see http://aloeholics.com)
Yogurt has live microorganisms that can help promote production of acid. Soak cotton balls in yogurt and apply on the infected area. Do it twice daily and wash thoroughly.
A by-product from the tree of life, coconut oil has been tried and tested to provide healing value. Along with cinnamon oil, these two essential oils contain anti-fungal properties that can stop the spreading of yeast infection.
Only use this home remedy for non-vaginal infections. Crush the garlic until you make a paste and apply it on the infected area. Garlic has a natural antibiotic to help ease the infection from multiplying.
(another way is is to use the Forever Living Creme or Gelly and taking the Garlic Thyme supplement as well for at least a month, it is less messy and does not smell but has all the active ingredients of the garlic see http://aloeholics.com)