Cranberry Juice for Yeast Infections: Does It Work?
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If you have had a yeast infection for a few days, or maybe even a few hours, you know how annoying the symptoms can be. Sadly, this is something that will not fix itself. If you don’t take the proper actions, you will be dealing with the itching, burning, redness, swelling, and pain for months. Well, that is if you are a woman. If you are a man, symptoms include swelling, red dots, dry skin, peeling skin, and pain.
Many people who have a yeast infection think that it’s embarrassing, and a lot of the time, they will look for alternative home treatments to avoid going to the doctor. If you’re reading this today, then this is probably you.
If you’re reading this, then you probably have heard that cranberry juice can be good for fighting off yeast infections. It’s said that this drink works because of the anti-bacterial qualities that it offers. Oddly enough, there are actually two sides to this story. Some people believe that cranberry juice does work, and others believe that it does not. Let’s go ahead and take some time to look into each opinion, and why this home remedy does or does not work for treating candida infections.
Cranberry Juice Does Not Work.
After doing some research, I found that many people were saying that as cranberry juice can be good for treating a urinary tract infection, as well as a bladder infection, cranberry juice is not good for fighting off a yeast infection. Let’s take some time to look deeper into this argument.
As you know, a yeast infection actually occurs within the vagina, amongst many other places. A urinary tract infection and a bladder infection both occur within the urethra. The thought behind it is that when you drink cranberry juice, it actually fights against the bacteria that can cause both a U.T.I. and a bladder infection.
Cranberry Juice Does Work.
The urethra and vagina can both develop completely different conditions, but it’s said that cranberry juice can fight yeast infections because of the anti-bacterial qualities that it contains.
To look more into this side of the argument, you have to understand that a yeast infection, as it can occur in many different places all over the body, actually occurs from within the body itself. For example: If you have a yeast infection on your arm, it’s because of a build up of yeast within your body, and not just that single location.
With that being said, it is possible that cranberry juice can fight off yeast within the body itself, as opposed to a locational spot treatment, to help fight off your candida infection. Does this make sense?
If you would like to give this remedy a shot, simply drink 8 ounces of cranberry juice daily. See how you are doing after a week, and if you have improvements, then it’s a proven remedy. Now, if you do not feel like being a guinea pig, there are many other proven remedies that will work without fail. I always recommend trying something that is proven, over something that’s more or less unknown.