Monday, July 13, 2009

Effective Steps To Eliminating A Vaginal Yeast Infection Naturally

Although they can be quite embarrassing, vaginal yeast infections are extremely common. Around 75 percent of women experience one at some point in their lifetime and 50 percent will have more than one. A vaginal yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of Candida albicans, which is a fungus that lives in your body. Here are seven tips and steps to help you eliminate your infection naturally.

5. Gentian violet
Gentian violet is a traditional remedy that is used to treat several different infections including a yeast infection. You can find this remedy at your local pharmacy for a reasonable price. When treating the area, swab the area once or twice a day using a thick pad as it tends to stain everything.

6. Garlic clove
Garlic contains a natural anti-fungal agent that is perfect for treating vaginal yeast infection. By using a garlic clove as a suppository, peel the fresh clove and wrap it in gauze. You can then insert it into the vagina and let the rest do its work.

7. Herbal douche
The last technique is to use an herbal douche. You can combine equal amounts of sage, raspberry and comfrey with ¼ part goldenseal. In addition, you can also combine this with cider vinegar for the best results.