Using apple cider vinegar to douche yeast infection symptoms — particularly vaginal yeast infection — away, is being used successfully by more and more women. But why are they turning to an apple cider vinegar home remedy rather than mainstream medication? The answer may lie in the fact that these drug-based topical medications address the symptoms of the yeast infection and not the root cause. And the Candida fungus which causes yeast infection can become resistant to the drugs. The outcome is recurring yeast infections for many.

An apple cider vinegar douche is easy to prepare. Just add 2 tablespoons of the vinegar to 2 quarts ( 2 litres) of warm water, and stir thoroughly. Gently douche the whole vaginal area using cotton dipped in the water / vinegar mix. Most experts recommend you do this twice a day until the yeast infection symptoms are gone.

Many women recommend that you add a peeled clove of fresh garlic to the water as well. The garlic itself has very good antifungal properties, ideal for fighting the Candida albicans fungus which causes yeast infections. But it also has anti-inflammatory properties, so can take any ‘sting’ out of the apple cider vinegar that might be present.

Alternatively, add 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath of warm water. The level of water should be enough to cover your hips so that the vagina is also completely covered. Any more than this and the vinegar / water mix will be too weak. Sit upright in the bath for at least 20 minutes (30 minutes max) and lap the water against your vagina whilst holding the lips apart. Again, do this twice daily until the symptoms of your yeast infection disappear.

Now while apple cider vinegar can do a good job for many folks, it will still be very difficult to guarantee an actual cure. A complete cure requires that not just the symptoms, but the root cause and any other factors that can help lead to yeast infections are fully addressed; things like your diet, your lifestyle, etc. Basically, a total natural program, not just a single home remedy.

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The author constantly researches health issues then writes reports on his findings so that you are perhaps more aware of the facts, and then, better able to make an informed decision on your choice of treatment and cure. Remember to always consult your doctor first. How to Get Rid of a Yeast Infection Naturally.

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