Anyone that has had a yeast infection – and that’s most of us – will tell you that they are nasty buggers and a repeat performance is something that no-one wants to experience.
It is caused when the fungus Candida becomes a tad over-excited and begins to stage a coup on it’s host – ie you. Diagnosis and treatment is relatively easy, but let’s try to preempt an infection and save ourselves a whole heap of grief. here are the 6 best ways to prevent a yeast infection
1. Give ’em Oxygen – All fungi hate clean air. Save the sexy stuff for special occasions and start wearing loose fitting clothing that breathes – cotton is great for keeping the area dry and clean.
2. Clean ’em up – These fungi thrive in environments that are dirty so ensure that you wash places that might usually get a less than thorough clean, like between your toes, under your breasts and around your crotch.
3. Keep ’em dry – Take the time to ensure that you dry yourself properly – even behind you ears – and don’t forget to change sweaty socks and sanitary pads regularly.
4. Give ’em some competition – Things like antibiotics, anti-bacterial soaps and wipes wipe out the good guys as well as the bad, so use a gentle soap and try to avoid taking antibiotics for an extended period.
5. Give ’em peace, love and understanding – Fungi hate a balanced, harmonious environment. Try to keep the skin pH constant – douches and scented pads alter the ph.
6. Don’t let ’em socialize – Fungi are very sociable creatures, which makes them highly contagious – it is incredibly easy to transfer it from one person to another or even from one part of your body to another.
Here’s an example of how easily it can be spread….
An infection in your toe can move to the genitals by simply putting your underpants on before you put on your socks. An infection in someone else’s toes can be transferred to you by standing on the same bathmat after showering.
Being female make you more susceptible to a yeast infection. When this happens it is better to choose a natural treatment to relieve the symptoms and regain that balance that your system needs to recover.