Vaginal thrush is a common yeast infection that affects most women at some point in their life. Triggered by the Candida albicans yeast, the condition can cause uncomfortable and unpleasant symptoms that may become recurrent in some cases.
Typical symptoms include vaginal itching and soreness, a thick or thin white vaginal discharge, painful urination as well as discomfort during sex. Visible symptoms may include red, swollen or cracked skin around the vagina. However, with some simple home remedies, the inconvenience and discomfort of thrush can be minimized and even eliminated in a short time.
1. Unsweetened cranberry juice
Cranberry juice without any added sugars can help acidify vaginal secretions and assist them in warding off the yeast. This is because cranberries have antifungal as well as antibacterial features which have the potential to heal the infection.
Drinking unsweetened juice daily can speed up the healing process but the taste may not be for everyone. Alternately, consider taking cranberry tablets two or three times a day.
Along with treating thrush, cranberry juice is also prescribed widely for urinary tract and other bladder infections.