Mycoses vaginales et vinaigre de cidre

Vaginal yeast infections and apple cider vinegar

The pleasures of life as a woman also offer us the joys of vaginal yeast infections.

Apparently, one in two women have already had at least one in their life.

In addition to the itching, unwanted burning and odor, yeast infection can also be very painful for women who are prone to it. 

So obviously, the question arises about natural remedies and methods to prevent these gynecological problems. We are turning more and more towards natural methods which would ultimately be more effective in terms of prevention.

To begin with, what is a vaginal yeast infection and what are the symptoms?

Vaginal yeast infection, also known as vaginal candidiasis, is a common fungal infection that affects the vaginal area in women. Symptoms may include itching, burning, pain, and thick, white vaginal discharge that looks like cottage cheese.

Common causes of vaginal yeast infection are excessive growth of the fungus Candida albicans, which is normally found in the vagina in small quantities. Factors that can contribute to an overgrowth of Candida albicans include antibiotics, hormones, contraceptives, chronic illnesses, and a weakened immune system.

Treatment for vaginal yeast infection may include topical or oral antifungals, such as clotrimazole cream, fluconazole, or itraconazole. It's also important to adopt healthy habits, such as wearing cotton underwear, avoiding douching, eating a healthy, balanced diet, and avoiding potential irritants such as perfumes or scented soaps. If symptoms persist despite treatment, it is recommended to consult a healthcare professional for further diagnosis and treatment.

Now that you know how to recognize a vaginal yeast infection, let's talk about prevention.

To begin with, avoiding fungal infections also means avoiding sugar because the latter will feed the bacteria and make them proliferate. If you can't do without your little chocolate, don't worry, we have a solution for you!

Do you know apple cider vinegar? Apple cider vinegar is a natural antimicrobial that hunts bacteria and prevents their proliferation, whether in your vagina for vaginal yeast infections, or in your bladder for recurrent urinary infections.

But how do you use apple cider vinegar the right way?

To get your treatment off to a good start, simply bring your Archie cider vinegar, a large glass of water and be on an empty stomach in the morning.

You dilute a tablespoon in a large glass of room temperature water and drink it. Wait 15 minutes before having breakfast.

Why will apple cider vinegar help you with your vaginal yeast infections?

Well, quite simply for its anti-bacterial actions and its acidity.

Mushrooms do not like to grow in an acidic environment so your fungus will not appear for a while.

Once in the blood, cider vinegar alkanizes it, your pH is therefore adapted and your vaginal flora will recover from its emotions.

In addition to these aspects, apple cider vinegar is also full of natural prebiotics.

We need it in our microbiota for a balanced flora.

Often, vaginal mycosis occurs following a disruption of this flora, which is often unbalanced. This can happen after antibiotic treatment or just a hormonal imbalance. No panic, with cider vinegar every morning, you will see the difference!

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