Cure for Overgrowth of Yeast

Yeast infections can be especially annoying if they occur regularly. To prevent them from happening, follow your doctor's advice, and try to wear cotton underwear, as well as loose-fitting clothes. Wearing cotton underwear and pantyhose with a cotton crotch has been known to help many people. Try to avoid routine douching since it will wash away normal vaginal organisms that protect against infection. Wearing artificial fingernails have been known to increase the chance of getting yeast infections under your natural fingernails. Fungal infections take root in the space between artificial and natural nails, which will become discolored as a result.

Yeast infections can be very uncomfortable -- causing burning, itching and discomfort -- but are usually not serious. In the vaginal tract, the yeast infection candidiasis, may cause a thick, white discharge which may look like cottage cheese, although with some yeast infections no discharge is apparent. Yeast infections can be treated with prescription medications, as well as over-the-counter and prescription topical preparations. A full course of treatment is recommended to avoid recurrent infections.

Yeast infections can be painful, uncomfortable, and bring uncertainty and fear to anyone who suffers from them. Coming from someone who was once was desperate to find a cure for a yeast infection, I know where you are coming from. Be aware that yeast infections can be passed onto your partner through sexual contact. Try to avoid intercourse during an infection, until after you have completed treatment and the symptoms have subsided. Yeast infections can be cured with antifungal medicines in the form of creams, tablets, ointments or suppositories that are inserted into the vagina. These medicines include butoconazole, clotrimazole, miconazole, nystatin, tioconazole and terconazole.

Natural and holistic yeast infection cures and treatments, on the other hand, aim to permanently get rid of the infection without the use of drugs, creams or potions which can have dangerous and harmful side effects. Most yeast infection treatment drugs only serve to mask the symptoms and do not solve the root of the problem. Natural substances like honey and tea tree oil can be cures, although many have not been officially certified (for reasons which you can read about in our Sarah Summer natural yeast infection treatment review). The people who have used these natural treatments have witnessed success and voice their approval. For example, yogurt has been known to be a cure since it contains a bacteria that kills yeast.

Creams and ointments are also available for diaper rashes and oral medications are available for thrush. Babies and mothers can often re-infect one another, so be aware of this situation if you are breastfeeding.