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How to fight this infection?
The best way to treat and prevent re-infection with candida is to determine the causes that led to it. Your daily diet plays a very important role in maintaining the natural balance in the intestinal microflora, which is important for the prevention of candidiasis.
A diet rich in refined sugars and dairy products can significantly increase the risk of uncontrolled growth of the candida, but also of some other “bad” microorganisms present in the natural microflora and, consequently, cause infections.
On the other hand, many other foods (probiotics, whole grains, fresh vegetables and fruits) can support the balance of beneficial intestinal microflora and thus reduce the risk of candidiasis.
The following are some foods that have been shown to be successful in fighting candidiasis:
- Garlic – due to the content of the antifungal compound allicin
- Turmeric – a series of studies show that its component curcumin, can help with candidiasis
- Aloe Vera – can prevent other oral infections
- Kombucha tea
What is important to remember?
Infections with these fungi are not life-threatening. However, if left untreated, Candida cells can enter the circulation and cause major problems in some vital organs, such as the heart and brain. That is why it is important to know how to recognize the symptoms.
Most diets for “treating” candida infections involve the elimination of refined sugars, dairy products, and processed foods in general. This approach is beneficial for the general health of the person, but it alone will not cure the fungal infection.
Of course, the above-mentioned foods can help, but only as a supplement. It is best to consult a doctor, who will give you appropriate therapy.
When your doctor confirms that you have a candida infection, you need to adjust your diet to the new situation. This means reducing your sugar intake to a minimum and increasing your intake of other foods that will prevent the undergrowth of the fungus from multiplying.
Further we present you with a few homemade recipes that you can use to get rid of this bothersome infection.
Natural remedies for candida
Baking soda for the treatment of vaginal candidiasis
Baking soda is commonly used in the kitchen but can be used as a remedy for candida as well. Successfully treats genetic candidiasis in both women and men. You should use soda without aluminum which you can buy in pharmacies.
If candida occurs in men, it is necessary to dissolve the baking soda in two cups. In one cup dissolve baking soda with yogurt, and water and common salt in the other. Alternately immerse the genes in one glass, then in the other, and repeat the procedure several times a day.
In women, it is necessary to make a solution of baking soda and then inject it with a syringe at least three times a day. If itching occurs from the outside, rinse with baking soda solution.
Baking soda to treat candida in the mouth
To successfully treat oral candidiasis you can also use baking soda. Make a solution of baking soda, then rinse your mouth and throat with the solution in the morning and evening, then spit.
For deposits in babies’ mouths, put sterile gauze on the finger, then soak it in a solution of baking soda and run your finger lightly over the baby’s mouth.