Vitamin D and a Yeast Infection

A yeast infection is a nasty ailment whose impact may range from mild to serious with accompanying evident symptoms. Men, women and children who have this illness may have areas of red, itchy, dry skin; complain of constant headaches; have cravings for foods such as sweets, pasta, or potato chips. They may demonstrate learning problems or memory loss. Or they may have a variety of digestive problems including bloating, diarrhea, constipation, gas, and loose stools. It is obvious these symptoms can be manifested from a variety of illnesses so; although; we will discuss the value of incorporating Vitamin D into your diet as a preventive measure against yeast infections; your first line of defense for any illness is to see a physician. Medical professionals are trained to recognize, diagnose, and treat any ailment including yeast infections.

Home remedy seekers have developed the theory that a lack of vitamin D in your system can lead to a yeast infection. Others swear this very same vitamin can cause a yeast infection. With two such varying opinions, our best resort is to consult medical journals.

There is plenty of evidence out there to support the use of Vitamin D supplements for clearing up the oral yeast infection often called thrush. The extract called Propolis has shown itself to be quite effective in battling this oral disease that can be found in babies, older denture wearers, AIDS patients, and cancer patients. Preliminary medical studies support the use of this extract as perhaps even a cure for thrush.

Vitamin D is also found in yogurt, which is a much ballyhooed home remedy for treating vaginal yeast infections. A number of variations to this ‘theme’ can be found but the basic directions are as follows. Purchase the most late-dated plain yogurt available at your local grocers. Once in the privacy of your home, unwrap a fresh tampon and dip it into the yogurt. Then insert this yogurt-soaked tampon into the vaginal area and leave in for 3 or 4 hours up to overnight. Immediate relief from symptoms that include redness, tenderness, and itchiness in the vaginal area should be evident.

While, it is true that Vitamin D is necessary for healthy, strong bones and teeth, and some studies have shown that extracts of this vitamin are useful in treating yeast infections, we again caution suspected sufferers of this ailment to seek proper medical treatment.