If you were to do a search of the Internet for Candida Cures you would be amazed at the number of results you would get returned.
Not only are there the more traditional Western forms of treating and curing this infection through the use of anti-fungal treatments but also there are sites offering you information on holistic and natural cures.
In this article we will look at three different types of cures for candida which are available for anyone who suspects that they have a candida infection.
However, before we go into more detail, it is important to remember that you need to identify the cause of the candida growth. It is key that the cause of the infection is treated, otherwise it could reoccur when the treatment stops.
1. Tea Tree Oil
Although no formal clinical studies have been carried out on humans to show that tea tree oil is effective or safe for treating and curing yeast infections, it has been used for many years as a way of killing the yeast fungi when used topically.
It is important not use tea tree oil without diluting it, at its full strength it can be an irritant especially on sensitive skin.
When applied topically to the vaginal area, or any effected area of the skin, it has shown potential as being a natural way of relieving Candida and killing yeast infections. This effect has been attributed to a compound found in the tea tree oil known as terpinen-4-ol that has natural antiseptic and anti-fungal properties.
2. Probiotic Dietary Supplements
These supplements need to be taken orally normally three times a day, however it’s important to follow the instructions on the label.
There are a number of preparations that can be taken for medicinal reasons; they include probiotic foods like “live” yogurts, drinks and tablets/capsules.
Each capsules contain large amounts of probiotic (friendly bacteria) which help to suppress the growth of Candida in the digestive system.
Generally a good quality probiotic supplement should contain around 35 - 50 billion bacteria in each capsule, anything less than this may be ineffective in trying to cure the candida growth quickly.
If you feel uncomfortable taking a supplement such as this orally then there are probiotic suppositories that you can try instead.
3. Anti-Fungal Medications
Anti-fungal medications are probably the most widely used candida treatment. However, there are alternative anti-fungal options like garlic, Horopito Aniseed and Pau D'Arco.
The anti-fungal medication can come in a number of preparations, including ointment or cream which is directly applied topically to the affected area, or they are used in pill form and taken orally.
They may be used in suppository form and inserted directly into the vagina.
Unfortunately there is a risk associated with using these types of cures as often they can be purchased directly over the counter from your local drug store and there is no need for you to seek your doctor's advice.
This can result in a person misdiagnosing the cause of their infection and if they do actually suffer from a case of Candida infection in the future, they run the risk of the candida having built up an immunity to the treatment and subsequent treatment can be ineffective.
This is one of the many reasons it is important before commencing use of any form of anti-fungal medication as candida cures you seek medical advice and get a proper diagnosis for your problem.