Fungal – Yeast infection

Yeast Infection (Thrush):Fungal infection
• Yeast infection is commonly known as thrush
• It can affect any part of the body, but it primarily affects:
   o Under arms
   o Area between toes
   o Genital area
• This condition affects both men and women
• Women usually develop this infection in their vagina
Symptoms to look for:
• Itching
• Discomfort during intercourse
• Burning sensation during urination
• Yeast are microorganisms which are present in our body. An increase in the level of yeast leads to this
   infection. The level of acid, which keeps yeast in check, dips during:
   o Pregnancy
   o Menstruation
   o Diabetes
   o Intake of birth control pills
Natural home remedy using aloe vera:
1. Aloe vera gel is very effective
2. Take an aloe vera leaf
3. Peel off the skin
4. Extract the gel from inside
5. Apply this gel on the infected area
6. Leave it for 30 min
7. Wash it off with water
8. Do this twice a day
Natural home remedy using coconut/cinnamon oil:
1. Apply coconut or cinnamon oil 2-3 times a day
2. Both oils have anti-fungal properties
Natural home remedy using yogurt:
1. Soak cotton in yogurt
2. Apply it on the infected area
3. Leave it for 30 min
4. Do this twice a day
• For non-vaginal infections, apply garlic paste directly on the infected parts
• Do not scratch the infected area