Yeast infection can cause discomfort, itching, immediate day-to-day soreness, uncomfortable and even painful intercourse and it ultimately predisposes you to vaginal infections. According to experts, if you want to get rid of yeast infection forever, opt for an anti-fungal program. Follow these measures and you will never again suffer from yeast infection.
Reduce Refined Carbohydrates – Bread and most carbs contain yeast. If you really must eat bread or have no will power to avoid it, just toast it. Toasting the bread kills the yeast. Cutting out sugary and sweet stuff may also help. Sugar feeds Candida. Cutting out sugar from your diet will starve the fungus and eventually kill it. Foods to avoid are cakes, biscuits and even fruits like grapes, bananas and apples.
Take Supplements and Nutritional Extracts – Grapefruit seed extract, cranberry juice or tablets and garlic extracts are enemies of the yeast. Garlic in the form of tablets, capsules and powder may be taken in but you may also put whole garlic clove into the vagina to kill the infection. Do this every few hours until the itching subsides.
Watch What You Wear – Candida thrives in damp, moist environment which is also a breeding ground for bacteria. Wearing loose cotton underwear is better than wearing tight underpants made from synthetic materials. Cotton lets your skin breathe. Avoid using thongs as these can irritate and cause friction in the affected area. Also, using sanitary napkins made from organic material is advisable than using tampons.
Drink More Water – Drinking 8 glasses or more of water makes you urinate more often. The process of urination helps you flush out excess sugar in the body. As you may know by now, yeast feeds on sugar. Drinking water not only removes excess sugar, it also rids your body of other toxins.