Can I use salt and vinegar remedy for a yeast infection. Does the vinegar burn?

A yeast infection is a condition that most people, both men and women, suffer from. In women, vaginal yeast infections are caused by a sudden imbalance of the acidity levels in the vagina. This can be triggered by a number of things which include a change in that you may have mad in your dietary intake, or medication such as contraceptives. The infection could be triggered by hormonal changes, pregnancy, or tight clothing. In addition, if your body has low immunity levels or diabetes, you could be vulnerable to yeast infections.

There are many home remedies that you can use to treat yeast infections and some of these include using apple cider or even normal white vinegar as a douche to cleanse your vagina. Using vinegar to clean your vagina when you have a yeast infection is a tested remedy and has no known reaction of a burning sensation. It has been used extensively as a home remedy for yeast infections and it should be remembered that you are not going to be applying undiluted vinegar on your vagina. Whatever vinegar remedy you may use, it will usually involve diluting a few spoons of vinegar in a quart of water. Do not try any remedy that asks you to apply undiluted vinegar directly onto your vagina.

In case you are worried about the vinegar causing a burning sensation, you can also try and number of other home remedies. The first thing you should do is ensure that your vagina is always cool and dry because any moisture in this area will only increase the infection and not allow it subside at all. You should also be cautious about the amount of sugar you consume because a high intake of sugar only encourages the yeast. You can also dip a tampon or some cotton into some yogurt and apply on the infection.

answered by M W

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