The first picture which pops up on this blog may not make you cringe but the red marks of the infection may be making you uncomfortable. If you are wondering what it is then you can google ‘candidiasis’ and go to the image section, straight. Moreover, I would suggest you do this only if you are capable enough not to flinch afterwards. Let me tell you that candidiasis is a form of yeast infection which happens on the human body because of the hormonal changes in candida which is already present in our body. Yeast infections are similar to the other skin infections in appearance which makes it difficult to figure out. These can cause red rashes and itchiness on the human body which may also leak fluid with a foul odour. Along with the skin, a strain of infection can be caused by human intestines, vagina and even mouth.
A common reason for this is a change in pH balance in the body and sometimes can also be caused because of excessive intake of drugs. Anti-allergic tablets can be taken but instead of going for medicinal options let us see how coconut oil can help in curing this kind of yeast infection.
REASONS WHY COCONUT OIL IS GREAT FOR CURING YEAST INFECTION ON SKIN
4. FORMS A LAYER OF BARRIER
The coconut oil when applied on the yeast infection on the skin acts a barrier between the yeast bacterias and the skin. It protects the irritated and the sensitive area which is affected by the yeast infection giving a person utmost relief.
3. THREE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
Coconut oil has three ingredients called lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid which has antifungal and antibacterial properties. These ingredients can kill the harmful bacteria and certain species of yeast which causes the yeast infection.
2. BREAKS THE CELL MEMBRANE OF BACTERIA
The caprylic acid which is present in the coconut oil breaks down the cell membrane of yeast on the body. This directly controls the yeast population and this does not lead to increase the infection.
1. REMOVES THE ITCHINESS AND IRRITATION
Coconut oil has some comforting agents which can beat the itchiness and redness caused by the yeast infection on the skin. This therapy works instantly.
METHODS TO USE COCONUT OIL ON THE SKIN WHICH IS AFFECTED BY YEAST INFECTION
7. COCONUT OIL MIXED WITH IODINE
Iodine has too many active nutrients which have medical properties. It has a germ-fighting and antibacterial power which can fight yeast infection. Mix 1/4 tbsp of iodine in 1 tbsp of coconut oil and apply on the affected area and let it dry. Using this solution once or twice daily is more than enough and not more than that.
6. COCONUT OIL MIXED WITH LEMON JUICE
Lemon juice has strong agents within them that can flush out the toxins of candida. This lowers the yeast infection. You can mix lemon juice with coconut oil and consume this drink. Mix half glass lemon juice and 1 tbsp of coconut oil in it and make a solution.
5. COCONUT OIL MIXED WITH WATER
Redness and itchiness caused by the yeast infection can be reduced by using cold water on the affected area. You can also mix coconut oil and water and use this solution. Make sure that in this solution you use lukewarm water. You can use this solution and wash the affected area with it as per your preference.
4. COCONUT OIL ON THE AFFECTED AREA DIRECTLY
You can directly use the coconut oil from the bottle or from the jar on the affected area. You can take the oil in your palm and apply on your affected skin gently. Massage for two to three minutes and leave it as it is. You can also use it with a cotton ball instead of your hands for hygiene purpose. You will feel immense relaxation in the swollen and irritated area. Itchiness and redness will surely lower down a lot and you will feel comfortable.
3. COCONUT OIL MIXED WITH GARLIC OIL AND VITAMIN E
Another effective way is by mixing the pure coconut oil with garlic oil and Vitamin E for faster results. Mixing both of these oils can double their power of antifungal and antibacterial properties. Be sure that the proportion of coconut oil in the mixture is more than the other two ingredients. Apply the solution to the affected area and let it work. Vitamin E helps in nourishing the skin and also helps in the new skin cells promotion.
2. COCONUT OIL MIXED WITH CINNAMON OIL
Cinnamon oil mixed with coconut oil is great for curing the skin yeast infections. This mixture helps in curing as well as preventing the yeast infection in its early stages. Mix both the oils in equal proportion and apply on the affected area and try this till the infection is fully cured. Cinnamon mixed with the coconut oil becomes a more powerful agent against these infections as cinnamon has some greatr ssoothing agents within them.
1. COCONUT OIL MIXED WITH OREGANO OIL
As we have said that the yeast infection on skin happens because of the improper growth of the candida. Oregano oil has anticandidal properties which can kill the yeast bacterias instantly. Mix both of these oils in equal proportion and apply on the affected area and let it dry completely. You can repeat the process as per your need.
You must always use pure coconut oil in all these mixtures which are not blended with any other ingredient because then only it will help in curing the yeast infection on the skin. The pure coconut oil does not have a strong smell so you can easily figure out that now. While purchasing the coconut oil you must purchase the one which is of a good brand. Repeat all the above processes frequently like five to ten times in a day apart from the iodine method.
These were the reasons why you must use coconut oil for the skin yeast infection. Coconut oil is strong enough to fight against the harmful yeast bacterias. Hence, do not underestimate its power. We even shared some of the methods in which you can use coconut oil for such kind of infections hoping that these methods turn out to be beneficial for you. The best part is that coconut oil has no side effects on your skin and health and can be used on a regular basis. It is great to treat such infections with coconut oil in its early stages. However, if the infection persists longer and is not getting cured by the use of coconut oil frequently then you must consult a dermatologist and treat the infection medically.