A fungal organism namely Candida is the reason behind vaginal thrush. A piercing sensation in your vaginal area along with odorless discharge would be the first symptom. If it happens during period, a foul smell also could accompany. There are various reasons which could lead to vaginal thrush, such as, having sugary food, wearing wet underwear or wet cloth, hormonal changes, consumption of pregnancy control pills, and unprotected sex. However, you don't need to worry since there are plenty of home remedies available to cure this.
Before we look into the home remedies, it would be good if we look at how Candida fungus causes vaginal thrush. A healthy vagina keeps the right PH balance and it prevents Candida organisms from growing. When this PH balance goes awry, Candida organisms take a rapid growth, resulting in this type of thrush.
Now, let's check out some of the home remedies. First and foremost, avoid using birth control pills. Instead, go for a condom. As stated earlier, the pills could damage the PH system in your vagina.
Next, stay away from antibiotics as well. Antibiotics may kill the yeast organism, along with killing the good bacteria. Needless to say, a good bacterium helps keep the PH balance.
Your partner also should take treatment; else, it can occur to you again from your partner. Avoid lovemaking until both of you are sure that you are no longer affected.
Garlic is an excellent herbal remedy for vaginal thrush. You may take garlic orally, or make a paste of garlic, and apply it in the affected area. It should normally be beneficial. You may need to try this for a couple of days to see the results.
Boric acid is another good home remedy for vaginal thrush. Add 4-5 tablespoons of boric acid in your bath tub and stay in this water for 15-20 minutes, and make sure that this water is warm. You may repeat this for next few days.
You could also omit the food items which help in Candida organism growth; which include mushrooms, croissants, pizza, bread, pickles, sugar, beer etc. Or, in short, avoid foods which have yeast in it.
Another important remedy should be considered next, that is probiotics bacteria. This bacterium is actually a friendly bacterium which helps in protecting the natural system of vagina. This bacterium is available in the market in the form of tablet, liquid and powder.
You may also apply a cold cloth pad in the affected area; which would be helpful in dealing with the swelling. We also suggest apple cider vinegar and oil of oregano. Apply them in the affected area; it would probably give instant relief.
In case none of these home remedies work, consider speaking to your doctor. However, if you are a pregnant woman, home remedies would be the best solution even when it is slow in giving results. Pregnant woman are not allowed to take any oral drugs, since it could affect the unborn child. So, the above mentioned natural remedies are especially prescribed for them.