How To Cure A Yeast Infection That Won’t Go Away
Quick note: If you’re struggling with a yeast infection that won’t go away, then I recommend the Yeast Infection No More guide by Linda Allen. One of her specialties is showing people how to overcome chronic yeast infections, and her technique receives good feedback.
You can view a video on her official website which explains why many treatments aren’t effective in the long-term, and it also shows you a simple ‘5 step plan’ for treating the problem, even when nothing else has worked. It’s well worth a look if you’re just searching for a useful method to overcome a stubborn yeast infection.
If you have a yeast infection that just doesn’t seem to go away no matter what you try, or it keeps coming back after you thought you were ‘cured’, then this guide was written for you.
In this guide, I’m going to share some of my experience with this topic, and I’ll aim to give you some useful tips and advice along the way. However, if you have a chronic re-occurring yeast infection, then the first step is to see your doctor and talk this through with them.
While I can share my personal tips with you, this isn’t medical advice. With that disclaimer out of the way, let’s get started.
Firstly, even though many yeast infections can be stubborn and difficult to get rid of, there are several methods you can use to overcome this in the comfort of your home. If the symptoms are mild, you’re not pregnant, and you haven’t had many yeast infections in the past – then there’s a good chance you can recover just by using simple, natural techniques. This point is also echoed by the MedlinePlus website, and their guide is also worth a closer look, too.
The next thing to realize is that chronic yeast infections tend to “re-occur” for a reason, and that reason is usually found when the balance of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria has become upset.
One of the most popular treatments for a yeast infection is to use anti-fungal creams and antibiotics – and while this is usually effective in the short-term, one of the side effects is that the antibiotics kill off the ‘good’ bacteria as well, which makes it difficult for your body to manage the infection naturally. This can create fertile ground for chronic re-infection in some people.
This is partly why you may have the experience of a yeast infection going away for a short while, only to return again at a later date. Some people also find these treatments make them feel ill or sick, which is a very unwanted side effect you sometimes have to deal with, too.
It’s important to remove the most common factors that cause yeast infections, especially if you have one that doesn’t seem to go away. This means staying away from high sugar diets, being careful with antibiotic use, and checking anything that could be causing hormonal imbalances in your body. The main goal right now is to restore your long term natural balance, so you are resistant to further re-infections.
While most yeast infections can be treated in the short-term (the guideline is usually within 14 days when you’re using most modern treatments), there is no guarantee that the problem won’t return if you haven’t been able to address the underlying causes.
With this in mind, here are a few of my best tips for overcoming the yeast infection naturally and reducing the chance of it returning.
Tip # 1 – Change your diet.
One of the best things you can do is keep your blood sugars stable. Not only is this good for your health in general, but it can help to overcome candida, too. This means avoiding anything too ‘sugary’ in your diet, and primarily eating healthy lean meats and vegetables if you can.
Tip # 2 – Eat yogurt with live cultures.
The live cultures in yogurt can help to restore the ‘natural balance’ of good and bad bacteria, which will aid your body in the fight against the infection, and get you back into a natural balance where you will be resistant to a re-occurrence of the condition.
Tip # 3 – Don’t irritate the area.
It can be tempting to try a variety of methods such as ‘douching’ to cleanse the infected area, but this can also remove the good bacteria and slow your natural recovery. This is why it’s best to not disturb the area, and try not to wear tight underwear either – cotton is best.
To summarize, there’s usually an underlying cause for yeast infections that never go away, and once you address these, you should have a much better chance of overcoming the condition once and for all.
The first thing you should do if you’re concerned about any aspect of your health is to consult your doctor, and remember that it’s also possible to improve the condition with these ‘natural’ tips as well – especially when you change focus from the ‘symptoms’ of the infection to addressing the underlying causes.