Yeast infection is the biggest culprit in causing infection in genitals of men and women both. Home remedies not only remove the infection but also give immediate relief from pain and itch which can be embarrassing and irritating. Normally women are more affected by the yeast or bacterial infection in genitals compared to men because of there anatomy and behavior.
Women suffer from vaginal infection caused by yeast which may cause itch and fish like smell with white thick discharge. Yoghurt is the best and safe home remedy for such genital infection. Soak cotton ball in yoghurt and insert it into the vagina, change it twice a day, it alleviates the problem in 2-3 days. For males suffering from genital infection or women having infection outside vagina, can apply yoghurt directly on the affected part and let it dry or cover it with cotton as treatment. Tea tree oil is another natural herb which can be used as home remedy for genital infections by men and women both. Women can insert a cotton ball in vagina soaked with tea tree oil or apply directly on the affected part if it is outside vagina. Tea tree oil can treat yeast and bacterial infection equally well. Men can also use it topically on affected part till symptoms subside.
Garlic is the most effective home remedy for genital infections for both male and female but it cannot be used for yeast infection in the vagina. Crush few garlic cloves and mix them with water to form a paste. This paste can be applied directly to the affected part by males and females both. Applying this paste by spreading it on a tampon or cloth is a better way. Boil few cloves of crushed garlic with water and let it cool down later strain this mixture and use the remaining water for washing the affected parts before going to bed. This helps in removing infection and relieves itching during the day.
Vinegar is another home remedy for genital infection beneficial for both men and women and even for vaginal infection. Add a cup or two of cider vinegar in a warm bath tub and sit in the tub immersing your genitals completely. This treatment can be taken few times in a day and till problem subsides. A very effective and simple home remedy for genital infections is washing the affected part with warm water and a teaspoon of baking powder. It can be used as douche for vaginal infection too.
Cranberry juice, two glasses everyday for few weeks helps the immunity system of the body to remove yeast or bacterial infection effectively. A clove of crushed garlic can also be added to a glass of cranberry juice for quicker alleviation of the problem. Herbal extracts of olive leaf or oregano are also helpful in treating genital infection other than vaginal infection for both men and women. These extracts shall be applied directly to the affected area.
Avoid wearing undergarments made of other than cotton and wear loose fitting panties and underwear. Dry the genital parts well before wearing undergarments and do not use deodorants or other sprays and talcum powder on the affected parts.