What is Yeast infection?
Yeast Infection is caused by ‘Candida Albicans’ bacteria which are present in the body. These bacteria are generally harmless in nature. When there is an imbalance in the body metabolism, then the Candida Albicans bacteria multiply and become an infection.
This infection may affect any part of the body including the scalp. Normally, the bacteria grow fast in areas that have damp conditions like the armpit or the vagina.
It is estimated that around 70 percent of women suffer from this infection at least once in their lifetime. This shows that this is a common infection in women.
Early symptoms include rashes or itching in the vagina. When the fungus builds, it may cause a bad odor in the affected portion of the Vagina.
Once the symptoms surface, it is advisable to consult a physician immediately. One can get rid of this infection in a matter of days. Depending on the severity, the doctor would prescribe some oral medicines and antifungal gel.
The patient should keep the affected part clean and as far as possible, free from dampness. The patient should use disinfected undergarments. Used undergarments should be washed thoroughly using disinfectants. In other words, cleanliness of the affected area is very important.
Some are of the opinion that the oral medicines or gels are just masks that only contain the infection for the time being. They argue that root cause of the problem is yet to be addressed.
As said earlier, the yeast infection is caused by a change or disturbance in the body metabolism. Therefore, unless the metabolism is set right, the infection is likely to resurface.
To set right the body metabolism some herbal medicines are suggested. Aloe Vera, Yoghurt and Tea Tree are some of the herbal medicines suggested to ensure proper functioning of the body mechanism.
In addition to this, these herbal medicines are also rich in anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties. As a result, they cure the affected part much faster and much more effectively than the modern gels and oral prescriptions.
Garlic is yet another herbal medicine that is known to cure yeast infection in a faster and more effective manner. As a result, it would be possible to get rid of this infection permanently.