What Is Candida?
‘Candida’ is a term that encompasses all of the types of yeast infections. Yeast infections can affect the mouth and throat, genitals, buttocks, and even blood. When you have a yeast infection in the throat and mouth it is called ‘thrush’.
On the buttocks it is more commonly referred to as diaper rash. If the infection gets into your bloodstream it is called invasive candidiasis or candidemia.
This article will give a few home remedies for each category of candida yeast infection. Know which type of yeast infection that you have, and this article can tell you show you to get rid of it.
Home Remedies For Thrush
There are kinds of bacteria that are good for your body, and types that are not. Yogurt contains good bacteria that can fight off the bacteria causing your child to have thrush.
Only feed yogurt to children who can handle semi-solid food. Plain yogurt is an excellent natural remedy for candida. If your child can manage it, feed them a cup of plain yogurt everyday until their thrush is gone.
#2. Baking Soda
Another home remedy to kill the bacteria causing thrush is to clean yourself and your baby with baking soda before and after every feeding. Mix a tablespoon of baking soda and with the same amount of water.
If you are currently breast feeding, you can rub this mix on your nipples before you feed your child. After feeding your child, wipe your child’s tongue and gums with the baking soda paste as well. Do this until the thrush goes away.
#3. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has many properties that can help to fight off yeast infections. Since it is the yeast bacteria that causes thrush, you can also use apple cider vinegar as a natural home remedy to cure it.
All you have to do is drink a small amount of apple cider vinegar a day. Even a tablespoon will help. Adults with thrush can do this, but you should ask your doctor before giving apple cider vinegar to a baby.
Home Remedies For Genital Yeast Infection
There are two ways that you can use garlic to cure a genital yeast infection. One thing that may not sound so comfortable is to put a clove of garlic in your vagina for as long as you can stand it, taking it out to sleep and use the toilet.
Another way to use garlic is to eat two gloves a day, raw all at once or throughout the day in various meals. Whatever method you choose, keep using garlic until your yeast infection clears up.
#2. Drink Cranberry Juice
Cranberry juice is one of the best natural remedies for easing the discomfort of a yeast infection. Drinking a glass of cranberry juice at least once a day can help to kill the bacteria causing the yeast infection.
It also helps ease the pain, and make it more comfortable to use the toilet. Cranberry juice is also great at fighting off urinary tract infections.
#3. Rosemary Tea
Unlike most natural home remedies, you don’t drink the rosemary tea to make it work. Make the tea like you would if you were going to drink it, but then let it cool down.
You can either then rub the tea around your vagina, or you can dip a tampon in the tea and then wear it for at least fifteen minutes.
Home Remedies For Diaper Rash
#1. Diaper Tips
Change your baby’s diaper often if you want to avoid diaper rash. The longer your baby sits in its diaper, the higher the chance that your baby will get diaper rash. If you can help it, don’t use store bought wipes.
Soap and water has less chemicals to irritate your baby’s bottom with. Sometimes your baby might just be allergic or sensitive to the material that the diaper is made out of. Try changing diaper brands and see if that helps at all.
Using diluted vinegar can help to clean bacteria and germs off of your baby’s bottom that could cause a diaper rash. Mix one part of vinegar with eight parts of water and mix. When you wash your baby’s bottom, rub this mixture on it as well. This should help to prevent diaper rash.
If your baby has a diaper rash, one way to fix it is with oatmeal. You don’t even have to make your baby eat it. Add a tablespoon of dry oatmeal to your baby’s bath. It will help to soothe the diaper rash pain and help to prevent it from coming back.
Home Remedies For Candidiasis Candidemia
Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a home cure for this type of yeast infection. It is best to have a medical professional cure this type of infection. Since the infection is inside of your blood it is very serious, and you should ask your doctor about proper treatment before you try anything.
Hopefully these home remedies can help cure your candida.