A yeast infection is something that no one wants to have. However most women in their lifetime will get at least one infection and many more will have the "horror" of dealing with it on a recurring basis. If you have already had your first infection and are dealing with it again there are great home remedies for yeast infections that you can get that do not require you making an embarrassing trip to the doctor or OB-GYN for a prescription. You can find treatments at home or in your grocery store that work just as well and have fewer or no side effects.
The most common home remedies are all natural douches. These are liquids that are strong antifungal cures and work on contact. A good example is hydrogen peroxide or apple cider vinegar. They will not make your lady place sting and can be used like you would a normal douche. The important thing with douches is that you should continue using them for a couple more days after the infection clears to make sure that it got every single one of the Candida microbes. This is the fungus that causes fungal infection when it grows out of control.
An interesting cure is to use a suppository. This works the same way as a douche but it is a solid that you leave in like you would a tampon until your infection clears up. One of the home remedies for yeast infections that are often mentioned as a great suppository is garlic. You just get a full clove and wrap it a breathable cloth like cheese cloth, lubricate it and wear it like a tampon. Change every two days until your infection clears.
Another good idea is too take home remedies for yeast infection internally. Garlic can be taken regularly in its raw form and also in the form of supplements. Yogurt is food that is great for treating and preventing yeast infections because it contains probiotic bacteria that helps to restore the balance of flora in your vagina. This is what keeps Candida infections from forming or lasting.
The most powerful natural cures can sting quite a bit and should be used with caution. One that is coming up often in discussions of home remedies for yeast infections is tea tree oil. This is a very powerful substance even though it is all natural. It is recommended to only use a couple of drops or dilute it. It is also a good idea to use a tampon applicator for proper administration.
Regardless of what ever natural remedy you use you should make sure to check with your doctor to make sure you do have a yeast infection. This is especially important if you have never had such an infection before as other types of genital infections can share similar symptoms. Also make sure to find out if you are allergic to any home remedy that you use.