In this article I will explain the ways to treat chronic yeast infection. If you get a yeast infection every few months, I know the feeling. It is completely frustrating to have to deal with a yeast infection over and over again. The itching, burning, and pain become bothersome and begin to affect you. Understand that you are not alone with this condition. 5% of all women have chronic yeast infection, which means there are millions of women in the same boat as you. Here are some tips to eradicate yeast infection symptoms.

prescription drugs

One of the most convenient options you can take is to get prescription pills from your local doctor. It will be a bit more difficult to obtain these pills compared to the over-the-counter creams or DIY methods described below, but the treatment is very convenient. A drug that has shown many successes is Difican SP. Keep in mind that many have experienced unpleasant side effects from prescription drugs, such as headaches, nausea, and abdominal pain.

Yoghurt

Yogurt is one of the most popular home treatments. Yogurt is made up of Lactobacillus acidophilus, a “good bacteria” your body naturally produces to fight “bad bacteria” like Candida. You need to take a plastic tampon applicator and cover it with a yogurt of your choice, and place it in a freezer. After freezing it, you can insert it into your vagina for a few hours. You may think this can be very cold, but for many whose vaginas are on fire due to their yeast infection, it feels quite relaxing. Do this daily until your conditions clear up.

gentian purple

This is one of the oldest ways to treat a fungal infection dating back long before many conventional antifungals. Most pharmacies used to have this, but these days many don’t. What you want to do is rub it on your vulva and inside your vagina about every 24 to 48 hours. I have to warn you that this material tends to stain everything it comes in contact with, so be careful not to wear white clothing. Also, some women are allergic to gentian violet and have experienced vaginal pain as a side effect. If you are not allergic, this is quite an effective option.

Important points to keep in mind:

Although the use of prescription drugs and home remedies are great ways to treat a yeast infection, there is one point that is important to understand. These types of treatments only fix the external symptoms and not the root cause of your yeast infection, which is probably why you’ve had it in the past. To permanently eliminate yeast infection, you need to work with your internal system and address why it occurred in the first place. There are programs that will tell you what the actual cause of your yeast infection is and treat it effectively to eliminate it in the long term.