Yeast infection during pregnancy is a very common phenomenon. During pregnancy, the immune system function of the mother’s body is naturally lowered to accommodate the baby into the system. Also, the vagina happens to be a place with the most ideal conditions for yeast to grow and multiply. Yeast needs warmth and moisture to grow rapidly. Hence vaginal yeast infection in pregnancy is quite common.
While pregnant, people would be rightfully scared to take any unsafe medication. When the best of the treatments are available through nature, there is no need to resort to drugs and other dangerous treatments to treat pregnancy yeast infection.
At any given time, whether pregnant or not, over the counter medications are not the ones to be taken to treat yeast infections. They treat only the symptoms by giving a temporary relief from the itches, but it does nothing to treat the root cause of yeast infection which is excessive activity of Candida in the body. In fact, antibiotics and pills that conventional medical systems prescribe can actually do more harm than good. They do nothing to keep Candida, and shockingly kill the good useful bacteria that are meant to keep the Candida yeast in check. Hence, it is common to find people suffer from recurring yeast infections after trying antibiotics.
So what are the best home remedies to treat yeast infection pregnancy?
You can do the following to relieve yourself of the itches immediately.
1.Applying unsweetened yogurt in the vagina can relieve the itches and burns immediately. It also has a cooling effect associated with its application. Yogurt is rich in bacteria that have yeast fighting properties.
2.Garlic is the best natural anti fungal option known to man. Garlic bulbs can be inserted into the vagina during bed time to get a cure from yeast infection.
3.Applying a dilute quantity of tea tree oil also helps fight the yeast infections.
The above treatments are very effective treatments to relieve you of the itches and burns due to yeast infection. However, to gain a complete relief from yeast infections, it is important to treat the yeast infection at its roots so that it does not recur.
Yeast infection if left untreated at its roots will keep recurring and over a period of time can turn chronic. It can be hazardous to health and causes various immune related disorders.
Pregnancy is too beautiful a time to be spent worrying about yeast infections. Take action now and rid your yeast infections forever.