Anal Yeast Infection Cures
Anal yeast infections can be sexually transmitted through anal intercourse if a person has a yeast infection and is not wearing protection.
- While using condoms is recommended the lubricants and spermicidal lubricants can sometimes cause a yeast infection if there are any sugar based product or scent in them.
- Tight or wet clothing can trap moisture in the anal area providing the right breeding ground for infections to take hold.
- Being pregnant can increase your chances of getting an anal yeast infection.
- Diabetics and overweight people are more at risk also.
What are the symptoms of an anal yeast infection?
Anal itching is the first symptom you will notice. There are a number of things that can cause anal itching besides a yeast infection, so it’s important to rule those out. Those conditions are hemorrhoids, anal fissures and parasite infections such as pinworms.
There are three ways to deal with an infection, prescriptions, over the counter drugs and home remedies and diet.
Prescription medications include antifungal creams and antibiotics. Sometimes a long course of oral drugs lasting weeks is prescribed. This is to kill of the yeast living in your gastrointestinal tract. This method can be effective in the short term but since antibiotics kills off all the good bacteria that are responsible for keeping the yeast in check ultimately the infection will return. It’s an imbalance in your system that allows the yeast to thrive in the first place. These medications are also very strong and can cause liver damage.
Over the counter medications include antifungal creams and suppositories. Creams don’t seem to be very effective as they provide moisture at the same time, helping yeast to survive. Some people may find these creams effective but if your infection is recurring probably not.
Home remedies are easy, inexpensive and often more effective. Not all home remedy yeast infection cures work with everyone so it’s important to experiment with a few different things to find what works for you. Some things to try are:-
- Keep the anal area as dry as possible. Things like changing out of wet clothes, gently patting the area dry. Using a hair dryer on gentle heat when getting out of the shower also helps.
- Diet is a big one. Sugar is what allows yeast to thrive so cut sugar out completely if possible. Starve the yeast. Things such as lollies, biscuits, cakes, soft drinks, anything sugary should be stopped. Reducing alcohol is also advised along with packaged or processed foods. Getting back to a natural diet of fresh foods will do wonders.
- Include antifungal foods in your diet. These include apple cider vinegar which can be taken internally as a salad dressing or mixed in juice and water. This may be a little strong to take but is great for a whole range of ailments. Coconut oil, Clove oil, Garlic, Ginger and Oregano all have antifungal properties.
- Add a natural acidophilus yogurt to your diet also. You can take it in capsule form or add a good probiotic to your diet.
- Apple cider vinegar (diluted) can also be applied directly to the anus. This will sting but only momentarily, the relief it provides afterward will be worth it. If the area is just too raw for the vinegar then try coconut oil. It can be very soothing and will help with the itch.
Don’t suffer in silence. Anal yeast infection cures are out there and there’s no need to have an embarrassing doctors consultation. Start today with some of these natural alternatives, you’ll be glad you did.