Vaginal infections are maddening: they itch, they burn and cause a discharge. Caused by a fungus called Candida albicans (also called candidiasis, genital candidiasis, or vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC)), nearly 75% of all adult women have had at least one genital yeast infection in their lifetime. Yeast infections happen when something disrupts the normal balance of fungi present in the vagina causing the yeast to grow out of control. The primary cause is overuse of antibiotics which kill not only the bad bacteria in the body but the good as well.
Yeast infection should be immediately treated as it can spread to other parts of the body including skin, mucous membranes, heart valves, esophagus, and other areas. Further, in people with weakened immune defenses — pregnant women, those who are HIV positive, have diabetes, or are taking steroids — it can cause life-threatening systemic infections. And, though not a sexually transmitted disease, some men will develop symptoms such as itching and penile rash following sexual contact with an infected partner.
To get quick relief, you might dash into the nearest drugstore and pick up over-the-counter (OTC) medication for which the manufacturer paid big bucks to advertise as a fast cure. Before you do, ask yourself if you want chemicals touching your private parts as all drugs contain chemicals and an OTC drug is a drug!
You can treat a vaginal infection naturally with Aloe vera, proven to help clear up candidiasis and to prevent recurrences due to its anti-fungal properties. Moreover, Aloe vera rarely causes an irritation. When it does, it is most likely due to additives used in some Aloe products and especially creams. Of course, additives won’t be a problem with Stockton 100% pure Aloe vera gel, which is the raw gel from inside the plant where the healing properties lie.
You can treat a vaginal infection by applying Aloe externally and by drinking the gel for its anti-fungal properties. Four to six ounces Aloe vera gel daily can help manage Candida colonies in the body naturally and to help keep Candida in check. Moreover, continued use may prevent further infections from occurring.
As a preventive measure, it may be beneficial to drink the Aloe vera juice when taking antibiotics.
1. http://www. aloeveratruth . org / vaginal-yeast-infection-cure.html
2. Int J Biol Macromol. 2011 Jan 1;48(1):38-43. Epub 2010 Oct 1.