How Long Does it Take Coconut Oil To Cure a Yeast Infection?

how to use coconut oil to cure a yeast infection how to use coconut oil to cure a yeast infection

Coconut oil provides instant relief from the itching caused by the candida infection.

Scientific studies showed that it contains anti-fungal properties to kill candida albicans, which is the type of yeast that’s responsible for the infection.

If you suffer from a light case of yeast overgrowth, then opting for this natural remedy may eliminate it for good.

However, if you have a severe case of candida infection, then in addition to using this natural anti-fungal to relieve the symptoms, you need to adopt a few lifestyle changes to eliminate this health issue for good.

This article will show you the right way to get rid of candida overgrowth.

First it will cover how to use this natural oil to soothe the itching and burning in your groin area.

And then it will provide time-tested recommendation on how to eliminate the root cause of the problem.

It is really important to have in mind that using any king of suppositories, won’t eliminate the problem.

Yes, it may work to provide the relief you are looking for, but it cannot cure the candida infection once and for all.

The reason for this is that candida albicans stems from an internal problem inside your body, so unless you treat the root cause, you will always have this health probelm.

Here is an example to illustrate the problem you have.

Just imagine you have a pond full of dirty water, that have drawn mosquitos to it, and now you want to get rid of these annoying flies.

Would killing the mosquitos with a sprayer end the problem? Wouldn’t the mosquitos come back after a while, after the effect of the spray has ended?

Wouldn’t it be wiser to clean the pond and pour in new clean water?

I guess you agree with me that cleansing the pond from the inside out and filling it with clean water is the ultimate solution to get rid of these annoying mosquitos.

Well, that’s exactly what you need to do with candida albicans.

Unless you treat the root cause that lingers into your body, you will always suffer every now and then from the annoying symptoms of the yeast overgrowth.

I personally know how painful it is to suffer from the itching, swelling, and burning down there.

I used to be like you, every time those annoying symptoms appear; I head over to the nearest pharmacy and buy an antifungal-cream.

And then I apply it religiously on my vaginal parts, waiting for it to free me from the irritation down there.

I continue using the cream for days, and sometimes weeks, despite all the side-effects that come along with it.

I used to tolerate the headaches, the stomach cramps, and the frequent urination for the exchange of the temporary relief that the cream provides.

Until the day, I had become tired and sick of the life I am leading.

My health condition reached the point, where it has affected my life on many levels.

I no longer can sleep well at night, the itching down there, keeps me awake all night long.

I missed many joyful moments with relatives and coworkers, due to the distraction caused by the irritation down there.

Every time I go out I sat as close a possible to the nearest restroom, because of the frequent itching, and urination caused by candida albicans.

Things went from bad to worse, until it reached my intime life. Though, my husband was understating my situation and was supporting me, I can feel his dissatisfaction from the situation our life sex ended to.

It was then, that I decided enough is enough.

I no longer can sustain this torturing way of life.

I wanted to get my life back.  I wanted to sleep better, enjoy the moments I spend with friends and family members.

I started searching for ways to free me of the hell of the constant itching and burning.

After spending countless days reading many different resources, I discovered that aside from using creams to relieve the outer symptoms, having a balanced and healthy lifestyle is the key to prevent this health issue.

I learned that I sometimes have been contributing to this painful health condition without knowing it.

And now that I know what to do and not do to eliminate the candida overgrowth, I wanted to share this information with other women, because I learned that this condition approximately affect 3 out of 4 of us, we the women.

One of the important things I learned is to understand what cause this health condition.

This is important, because it makes you aware of the external factors that you should avoid in order to not worsen your current health condition.

What causes a woman to get candida infection?

Yeast thrives in moist, warm and dark places.

That’s why the vaginal parts are the perfect environment for the yeast to occupy.

In healthy vagina lives a small number of yeast, that’s controlled by other types of bacteria: vaginal flora.

It is really important to have a good idea on this subject as it will let you know how to deal with this problem the right way.

These types of bacteria are called lactobacilli. They are found in probiotics and yogurt.

These good bacteria transform natural starches (glycogen) into lactic acid inside the vagina, which maintains a low pH level to stop foreign microbes from invading the vaginal area.

Anything that messes with the vagina flora disturbs your vagina natural balance.

What triggers yeast overgrowth?


When looking for causes that throw the vagina pH level out of whack, antibiotics come on the top of the list.

That’s because antibiotics kill the good bacteria in the vagina, and thus expose your immune system to malicious microbes.

How can I prevent a yeast infection while taking antibiotics?

If you suspect that antibiotics are the cause of your infection, then one rule of thumb is to take probiotics in order to rebalance your vaginal flora.

For each week that you take antibiotics, follow it with probiotics for six to eight weeks.


If your blood sugar isn’t under control, then you are making this health issue even worse.

In fact the yeast feeds on sugar, and having uncontrolled blood sugar will only create the ideal environment for it to thrive.

That’s why it is important to follow a diet that’s low in sugar.


Well, that’s pretty obvious, when you are pregnant, you are body is subject to many hormones’ changes, which in turn will mess with your vagina pH level.

So, how to get rid of current symptoms and what is needed to be done to prevent it in the future?

Coconut oil is a good option for alleviating the external symptoms.

It gives an instant relief when applied on the vagina parts.

You will experience an instant relief from the itching and burning down there. The redness will vanish, and the vagina skin color will turn to normal in seconds.

It is advised to not move a lot when applying the coconut oil on your vagina.

Just put a towel behind you, and grab a book and read it, or watch your favorite TV show, and enjoy the soothing relief that coconut oil provides.

Along with using this natural anti-fungal to soothe the symptoms, follow these few lifestyle tips, to give yourself more chance to stop the infection in its track.

  1. Always opt for cotton underwear, they let the air follow, and does not hold onto moisture or heat.
  2. Make sure you wear loose underwear, pantyhose, yoga pants, jeans and skirts. If they are too snug, they can warm your private parts, and make them moist, which risks creating an inviting environment for the yeast infection.
  3. Along the same line, avoid hot baths.
  4. Do not use feminine hygiene products like douches. They can kill vagina flora and weaken your immune system.

That’s it if you have a light case of yeast infection, and you adhere to the guidelines posted above, you can eliminate it in few days to two weeks.

If you are looking for an in depth holistic approach to treat your yeast overgrowth naturally, then check this step-by-step guide on how to lead a life free from candida infections.

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