Yeast infections, also known as candiasis, is caused by the Candida fungus and can be very unpleasant and hard to get rid of. If you think you have this condition, you may need to visit a gynecologist who may prescribe an antifungal drug as part of your treatment. If you don’t have insurance, and no money to visit the doctor, you can try an over-the-counter medicine. If you want to get rid of yeast infection completely and prevent future infections, here are some things you should be aware of.
You should watch what you eat because the Candida fungus loves sugar. If your diet is high in sugar, you may be helping the Candida fungus thrive. It would be a good idea to avoid refined sugar and processed foods. Go for complex carbohydrates like whole wheat flour, green, leafy vegetables, fresh fruits and protein-rich foods.
Some medications such as antibiotics or medicines used in chemotherapy could make your immune system weak and make you susceptible to yeast infection or aggravate it if you already suffer from it. If this is the case, you should visit your doctor who can come up with a treatment plan to get rid of the infection or at least mitigate it.
You should also be aware that stress can aggravate yeast infection. Stress is an inevitable part of life and unfortunately, it can aggravate health conditions like yeast infection. Manage stress by learning how to relax, exercising and taking a break when you need to. If you get stressed out, you may try aromatherapy and getting a massage.
The Candida fungus thrives in a warm moist environment, so make sure that you use underwear made of cotton or any other natural, breathable fabric. Cotton fabric allows air to flow and absorbs moisture. Synthetic fabrics such as nylon do not absorb moisture and are apt to make you sweat. Avoid wearing tight jeans because they also make you sweat and do not allow your skin to breathe.
After showering, make sure you are completely dry in that area before getting dressed. If you are already irritated or itching, you can apply baby powder to help with the irritation and itching.
Yeast infection may be hard to get rid of, but the above tips can help you improve your condition and make it easier for you to recover.