What is Candidiasis?
Candidiasis is a severe infection caused by yeast that particularly affects women. This infection, also known as yeast infection is not only restricted to women, it can affect men as well. Yeasts naturally live in human body and they do not harm as human defense system keeps them in its control. Yeast infection is caused either because of over-growth of yeasts or weakening of immune system. There are many home remedies and treatments available to cure yeast infection.
Yeast infection is best treated with antifungal drugs that completely impede the further growth of disease causing microbes. Antimycotics, an antifungal drug is commonly used to treat the yeast infection. This drug effectively works by completely killing the fungal organism without any hazardous effects on the host. Fungi and human beings are eukaryotic in nature, and bacteria are prokaryotes. The cells of humans and fungi being similar at molecular level, makes it a tricky task to design drugs that kill the infectious microbes without affecting human body. But improper dosage of antifungal drugs can be perilous as they are believed to cause most deadly diseases.
Home Remedies for Yeast Infection:
Home remedies can be used for instant relief from irritation and some can also cure the infection totally. These are believed to be better than drugs as they do not cause any side effects.
Boric Acid Suppositories:
Boric acid is a natural home remedy for yeast infection. Boric acid is a chemical that has both antiseptic and antifungal characteristics. According to a biological research, topical treatment of boric acid proves more successful than oral treatment with antifungal drugs. Yeast Arrest that is a boric acid suppository is preferred for curing yeast infection.
A Well Regulated and Balanced diet: A balanced diet is a one that contains all the nutrients, vitamins, carbohydrates, calcium and lipids in definite proportions. This is the simplest remedy to cure and avoid yeast infection. The food containing more amount of cholesterol and fat should be totally avoided. Eating green leafy vegetables are best for an all round development of body and as well as to cure yeast infection.
Apple-Cider vinegar: This is another effective home remedy that can be used either internally or externally. As this is very strong, it is recommended that it must not be directly applied to infected area. Apple Cider vinegar totally kills the yeasts and relieves you from pain. But it offers you a great burning sensation so much that you will feel that the infection was better!
These are some of the remedies that help an individual to get rid of yeast infection. But before taking any step, consulting a physician is better.