The stickiness! The burning! The itching! The offensive odor! There is nothing quite as embarrassing or as irritating as a yeast infection. What causes this dreaded condition? How do you prevent it, and what is the cure?
There are a few different things that can trigger a yeast infection. Increased heat and moisture, hormonal fluctuations, high sugar levels, and allergic reactions can all cause yeast infections.
The biggest culprit however is often antibiotics.
This is because antibiotics can disturb the delicate balance of unfriendly and friendly bacteria in the body. Meaning that while antibiotics kill the bad bacteria they can also destroy your good bacteria, leaving people vulnerable to yeast overgrowth or infections. While antibiotics are at times wonderful and lifesaving, at other times they are unnecessary.
Overuse of antibiotics and yeast infections go hand in hand.
When it comes to antibiotics and yeast infections, prevention is best. The old adage “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is relevant here!
There is one simple thing anyone can do to ward off a yeast infection while taking antibiotics: use a probiotic regularly. These can be purchased in capsule form at most health food stores.
Another simple preventative measure is to eat yogurt, as yogurt consists of probiotics. It is important to read the yogurt label to make sure it contains live cultures.
If you end up with a full-fledged yeast infection from taking antibiotics, there are a number of different and effective natural remedies to cure it.
It is can be better to use natural remedies instead of prescription ones in the case of thrush because they are easier on our bodies than the harsh chemicals found in prescription product and tend to offer better chance of a long term solution.
The best way to cure a yeast infection is to restore the body’s balance of good bacteria. Over the counter yeast infection treatments don’t usually cure a yeast infection. Natural treatments restore the bodies internal balance, striking at the root of the problem, which is what is really needed.
- Yes, yeast infections are undoubtedly miserable.
- Yes, there is a correlation between antibiotics and yeast infections.
Rest assured, there is a natural way to prevent yeast infections and a natural way to cure them should they occur.