Use Tea Tree Oil as a Yeast Infection Treatment
Call it what you will, it still adds up to the same thing.
Symptoms include sever itching, burning, soreness and irritation. Often there’s a whitish discharge and a foul odour.
People often mistake a YI for a
…when really it should be the other way around.
A proper diagnosis by a medical professional is essential in identifying which type of infection you have and to ensure that it truly is a yeast infection. They will most likely either observe a swab under the microscope, or create a lab culture for several days and analyze the results.
Although if you are using a Tea Tree Oil treatment, the need for diagnosis is not necessarily present, due to the fact that Tea Tree Oil is a broad spectrum antiseptic and antifungal
So what now? Wait and take the pain?
There are several over the counter remedies for Yeast infections, but some are becoming less and less effective as the yeast bacteria are becoming resistant.
The most common antifungal drugs used for a candidiasis infection are: clotrimazole, topical nystatin, fluconazole, and topical ketoconazole. Some of the over the counter drugs include a vaginal tablet or some medicated douches.
There are some side effects to using these drugs. I was able to source some information from
Here are just two examples.
Although rare, severe allergic reactions to this medicine have been reported. Call a physician immediately if any of these symptoms develop after taking fluconazole (Diflucan):
• hives, itching, or swelling
• breathing or swallowing problems
• sudden drop in blood pressure
• abdominal pain
Ketoconazole has caused anaphylaxis (a life-threatening allergic reaction) in some people after their first dose. This is a rare reaction.
Now I don’t know about you…but that certainly makes me uneasy. There have to be better options. More natural options.
I’ve scoured the net and some books for a treatment that included tea tree oil…well I’ve found a couple options.
Yeast Infection Treatments
Take either a regular tampon on an applicator tampon and apply either KY type jelly or Olive Oil (This is to avoid the tampon absorbing the Tea Tree Oil), then add a few drops of Tea Tree Oil to the tampon and insert. Leave in for about an hour.
Combine 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil and rubbing alcohol and mix together. Add the mixture to a clean dropper bottle (the mixture should be whitish), then make a douche by adding ten drops of the mixture to 2 cups of previously sterilized water. Use the douche once a day for about a week.
Note: Both treatments should continue at least a day after all symptoms have passed.
Tea Tree oil is a recognized anti-fungal treatment and should clear up your toughest Yeast infections. But if symptoms persist or increase after the treatment…you should see a doctor.
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