A yeast infection, also known as Candidiasis, is an infection caused by the fungus known as Candida Albicans. Most people, especially women, experience a yeast infection in the genital area but a yeast infection can occur anywhere in the body including in your blood, skin, throat, and mouth. Candida is not life-threatening and in fact, it is a species of yeast that is naturally found everywhere in your body. However, when your lifestyle, diet or medication throws your metabolism out of balance you can find yourself with an overpopulation of yeast that causes itching, pain, angry red rashes, bleeding and cheesy looking white deposits. Secondary consequences of bearing a yeast infection in your body can include chronic coughs, fatigue, poor memory, sinus infections, fungal infections (like Athlete’s Foot), blurred vision and cravings for sugar.
Unfortunately, many medications that are used for yeast infections also propagate them, especially the antibiotics and anti-fungal pills and creams that are used to treat the symptomatic aspect of the problem and not the root cause of it. This is where good old coconut oil can be used as a natural cure for yeast infections.
How to Use Coconut Oil for Yeast Infections
Coconut oil works well both internally and when applied topically because it contains Caprilyc and Lauric acid components. These acids have both antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties. Caprilyc and Lauric acids also dissolve and eliminate excess yeast in your system.
Coconut oil is a wonderful and inexpensive cure for yeast infections, with extra-virgin olive oil being the type that is most likely to address your issue. In order to use coconut oil to treat your yeast infection –
*Apply the oil directly onto the rash so that healing can take place fast. It is a good idea to dab a little on a cloth or paper towel to avoid infecting the area affected by the yeast infection
*Consume a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil before every meal. You can also simply add the Virgin Coconut oil to salad dressings, cold drinks, and smoothies.
*If your issue is a vaginal yeast infection, you can dip a tampon in the Virgin Coconut Oil and leave it in your vagina for up to eight hours.
To be sure that the yeast infection is going to be eliminated try taking between 10 and14 tablespoons of Virgin Olive oil. This will help you detox and discharge unwanted yeast in your system.
Who is At Risk for a Yeast Infection?
Some people are more vulnerable to contracting a yeast infection, especially if they have done the following.
*Take a broad spectrum antibiotic such as Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, *Sulfonamides, Tetracycline or Cephalosporins, especially repeated rounds or as a long term solution to a chronic problem
*Taking steroids or birth control pills
*People with low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
*Drinking too much alcohol, as to whether it be wine or beer, this can provoke a yeast reaction in the body
*Walking barefoot in a gym or in a public pool, which can lead to persistent fungal infections
*Having environmental sensitivities that lead to reactions when you are exposed to smoke, perfumes or chemical
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