I wonder whether it is possible to find at least one woman who at least once in my life encountered such unpleasant disease, as thrush? Probably not. But despite the high prevalence of this disease, there is little regular folk know about it. And a very good reason - if you do not know the enemy's face, beat him will be very, very difficult.
In this article you'll learn about the symptoms of this disease, the main causes of its development, as well as methods of treatment. And like usual, and not quite traditional, using the recipes of traditional medicine. After treatment of thrush at home is often very effective. But do not forget that all this - just the general information and in no case can not substitute for a visit to a gynecologist.
First we need to understand what is thrush. In fact, it is a fungal disease - a fungus Candida affects the mucous membranes of the genitals. In everyday life this disease be called thrush - likely due to the fact that the allocation similar to cottage cheese or yogurt, and smell are appropriate.
By the way, did you know that yeast infection can affect not only women but also men? However, in most cases, thrush in the stronger sex takes place entirely asymptomatic, but a man can infect their sexual partners. Therefore, ideally, both should be treated - and a man and a woman.
The symptoms of thrush
Yeast infections in women can not go unnoticed, as occurs quite rapidly. And the symptoms are such that they simply can not miss. So:
At the beginning of the disease there are abundant vaginal discharge resembling cottage cheese in consistency or yogurt, white in color and have a light smell of sour milk. Their number varies according to the neglect of the disease and the individual characteristics of the female organism.
Very quickly added to the discomfort of vaginal discharge in the genital area - itching, burning, especially during urination. The skin is very sensitive, red, in advanced cases, it may even appear ulceration. During intercourse, in most cases, women feel pain of varying intensity.
By the way, because most of these symptoms of thrush are often considered to diseases transmitted through sexual contact. Very often this sin men - roll their pious scandals, accused of infidelity and all the deadly sins. However, it is not so! Despite the fact that sexually Thrush can be transmitted, there are many other causes of these diseases.
Causes of thrush
In order to avoid unnecessary suspicion and keep peace in the family, you need to know about these causes. The more so because this knowledge can help to avoid repeat cases of thrush.
Violation of hormonal
Most often, the development of thrush against a background of hormonal changes that can be caused by a variety of reasons - any illness, hormonal drugs, pregnancy. By the way, many women for the first time faced with thrush it during pregnancy.
Problems with the immune system
The second most common cause of the disease - is the weakening of the immune system. The reasons for this is also very easy on the multi colds to intestinal infections. In each case, in violation of the immune system is to understand the doctor-immunologist.
All of modern life - a lot of stress. A spare set of the nervous system, alas, nature has not provided. And those nerves that are - not iron. Therefore, burnout - a phenomenon almost everyday. But this is the most nervous exhaustion can lead to a variety of health problems - including the development of thrush.
Prolonged use of antibacterial drugs not only kill pathogens but also useful microflora, which inhibits pathological growth of fungi. Which, incidentally, is in any organism.
Treatment for thrush
And finally, you must understand how to fight this very thrush. Do I have to go to the doctor, or you can do on their own? Will it cure yeast infection once and for all? Let's deal.
Firstly, the yeast treatment is divided into three main stages. Otherwise, the desired result you get:
The first thing you need to do - is to eliminate the symptoms of the disease themselves - in particular the selection.
The second thing you should pay attention - this is on the condition of the skin and mucous membranes of the genitals.
Strictly speaking, it is not a cure, but it is necessary - prevention. It is important to take measures that will prevent the disease to come back again.
We will not talk about the numerous pharmacological preparations from yeast, of which a great number of the pharmacy - any medication can be taken only after the council with the doctor-gynecologist, not to harm their health.
Douching herbal decoction
To as quickly as possible to eliminate the discomfort, prepare the following herbal broth: Mix half a teaspoon of dry lavender, nettle, chamomile pharmacy. One tablespoon of the mixture pour boiling water and leave to infuse for an hour. Cool and be sure to strain.
Before going to bed make douching. Such treatment can be continued until the complete disappearance of unpleasant sensations. Usually, it takes about seven days, but the first improvements you'll notice within a day.
Douching decoction of oak bark
Oak bark thrush generally irreplaceable. To prepare the broth douching - Pour three tablespoons of chopped oak bark, pour two cups of water, bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cook until until you have left about half of the total water volume.
Then, all of the standard scheme - the broth cool, strain and douche twice a day - morning and evening. Just a day almost all the symptoms disappear. But treatment can not stop - douche oak bark at least a week.
Mix a tablespoon of honey and a third of a teaspoon of baking soda. The resulting mixture soak a regular tampon and insert it into the vagina for three hours. Then, ideally, it would be worth to do douching usual warm decoction of chamomile. Treatment should continue for at least five days.
Baths with horsetail
In order to relieve irritation in the genital area, it can be very useful to have hip baths horsetail. To prepare the bath, you will need dry field horsetail, which is sold in a pharmacy. In any neemalirovannuyu pan put three tablespoons of horsetail, pour a liter of water and bring to a boil. Then cover the pan with a lid, insulated using a towel and allow to stand for three hours.
Then be sure to strain the broth. In the evening, before bedtime, pour into a bowl with warm water and add the broth horsetail. Sit in the tub - the genitals must be completely covered with water. The duration of this bath should be not less than 15 minutes. If irritation of the perineum is very strong, such baths can be done several times a day - as long as redness and itching are completely gone.
Tampons with aloe
A great way to get rid of yeast - is aloe. First we need to prepare the medical mixture - put in the freezer five leaves of aloe. By the way, ideally, the plant should be at least three years. After two hours, clean the leaves on the skin and rub through a sieve to have got mashed.
In this mass soak a tampon, enter into the vagina and leave for 6-8 hours. It is best to do this procedure before going to bed and leave the tampon overnight. In the morning, remove the swab and be sure prosprintsuytes warm decoction of chamomile. Treatment should last no less than seven days, even if symptoms of thrush disappeared much earlier.
Sour - one of the most beloved by our grandmothers funds from yeast. In a pinch, you can use yogurt, but yogurt is not so difficult to do by yourself. Pour half a liter of milk in a glass jar - and the best thing to buy plain milk, packed in polyethylene film. Top cover bank gauze cloth and put in some warm place. As a rule, for the fermentation of milk should be 5-8 hours.
Before applying the yogurt using a fork stir well to make it as homogeneous as possible. This yogurt to wash at least three times a day. And at night be sure to insert into the vagina swab dipped in curdled. Please note - in this case, you can not use regular tampons - form of their sterile bandage or gauze. You will feel significant relief after the first day, but the treatment must continue for about a week, no less. Otherwise, the very high risk that the disease will return.
The broth chamomile
A decoction of chamomile can be used for caving, for irrigation and for medicinal baths. Prepare the broth will not take much time: just put in a saucepan five tablespoons chamomile, pour a liter of water and boil for a few minutes. Once the broth has cooled, carefully strain it with a strainer or gauze cloth. All the broth is ready.
For cleaning the irrigation and it can be used in pure form. The main thing - heat the broth to a temperature of 37 degrees. But for hip baths dilute decoction of chamomile with water in equal proportions. Be sure to check the water temperature to avoid burns.
In most cases, these tools enough to cope with the symptoms of thrush. It is a manifestation, not a disease itself. Perhaps you remember a few months does not a thrush, but in the end it always remind of itself. Agree unpleasant prospect.
And the only way out of this situation will be the visit to the doctor, who will prescribe the appropriate treatment. However, in this case the risk again encounter thrush still exists. However, after the competent qualified treatment such probability is much lower than if you just treated folk remedies.
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