Thrush is not a life threatening condition but it is a real irritating condition especially when you get repeated bouts of it. Also known as yeast infection, thrush is caused by the excess multiplication of the naturally found bacteria called Candida albicans which thrives in the human body.
The common symptoms of thrush in women are a sore and itchy vulva, painful intercourse, difficulty in urinating and thicker and whiter vaginal discharge that may smell foul as well. Let us take a look at some of the ways in which you can get rid of thrush!
It is recommended that you see a gynecologist if you are suffering from thrush. One must never opt for self medication in any case.
Most gynecologists suggest the application of certain anti fungal creams that are highly effective in treating thrush. Certain single dose pills are also very effective in curing thrush.
Tight undergarments can be really very discomforting and can worsen the condition of the thrush. Moreover, thrush is known to thrive in moist and warm conditions that are created by tight synthetic undergarments. So,the best thing to do is to wear loose underwear and that too in cotton fabric.
This allows the skin to breathe and moreover, you will feel very comfortable. Make sure that your undergarments are clean and dry and dry them out in the sun as sunlight kills nasty bacteria.
Yoghurt consists of live cultures that are highly effective in combating yeast infections such as thrush. You should eat a lot of yoghurt on a regular basis.
However, one of the best ways to get rid of thrush is to insert 2 to 3 tsp of fresh organic yoghurt inside your vagina twice daily until the thrush fades away. You can also use yoghurt as dough by mixing it with warm water. You can also dip a tampon in organic, sugar free yoghurt and insert it into your vagina as this gives instant relief.
Soap and shower gels are known to contain artificial chemicals that are harmful for the skin. They tend to irritate the area of the vulva and also worsen the condition of the thrush. Thus, it is advised to keep the infected area clean at all times.
Use only fresh water to wash off the area. Keep it dry as well by wiping it gently with a piece of cotton cloth. Also, do not lounge around in a wet swimsuit after swimming. Make sure that you change into dry clothes as soon as possible.
Eat a few cloves of garlic on a regular basis as it helps in preventing all kinds of yeast infections and it is also very useful in clearing away thrush.
You can eat raw garlic cloves if you can or opt for using garlic to flavor your meals or toss it in a plate of salad. You can consume garlic sauce as well. Garlic is rich in anti fungal properties and so is very effective in curing thrush.