Yeast infections of the skin can occur for a number of reasons. Luckily, there are many homeopathic remedies that can be used to treat the infections.
Yeast infections of the skin are most often caused by the fungi known as Candidiasis, which there are over 20 different species. This fungi is often found naturally on the skin, but sometimes is known to cause an infection that can occur on multiple areas of the body. When a yeast infection occurs on the skin, many uncomfortable symptoms can begin to occur. Luckily, many common infections of the skin can be treated at home using natural homeopathic treatments. The use of a homeopathic treatment for this type of infection is often just as effective as the treatments used with conventional medications. Often, these natural treatments can be acquired with the use of tablets or capsules, which can often be purchased over-the-counter.
Tablets for Yeast Infections
There are a number of tablets that can be taken to treat yeast infections of the skin. Borax can be taken to relieve itching that occurs due to the infection. Candida albicans is effective for treating yeast overgrowth and as an added boost, supports healthy immune system function. Candida parapsilosus is effective in this manner as well. Helonica dioica is beneficial for relieving yeast infections that cause itching, burning and overall irritation. Thuja occidentalis is great for aiding the immune system with fighting the infection and stopping the growth of the fungi.
Capsules for Yeast Infections
Candida albicans can be found in capsule form and is great from treating an infection caused by the Candida fungi, and it promotes the immune system. Candida parapsilosus can also be found in capsule form and offers the same benefits as Candida albicans. With the use of Echinacea angustifolia, irritation caused by the yeast infection is relieved and helps the immune system protect the body against the development of the infection spreading. Lactobacillus acidophilus and Oophorinum help balance hormone levels that can cause a yeast infection to develop.
Preventing Yeast Infections
To prevent the infections, it’s essential to practice proper hygiene. The skin should be cleansed regularly and well moisturized to reduce the occurrence of yeast infections. Probiotics are excellent for reducing the occurrence of these infections. Probiotics, such as Acidophilus, reduce the growth of yeast. Probiotics can easily be found in yogurt and other food sources.
When to Seek Treatment
Although many natural and homeopathic remedies are effective for treating yeast infections that occur on the skin, certain infections will require medications to fully treat. Other treatments can be found over-the-counter or prescribed by a doctor. If an infection doesn’t improve in a week or worsens, consult a physician. If pain, severe itching or burning occurs, consult a physician. If the area becomes infected or you begin feeling other symptoms, such as weakness and nausea, consult a physician. People with weak immune systems should always consult with a physician when a yeast infection is present.