Yeast infections are caused by the microorganism Candida albicans. This form of yeast is always present, but changes in the bodyâ€™s environment (acid/alkaline imbalance, antibiotics, poor nutrition, overconsumption of sugar, birth control pills, hormonal shifts, or compromised immune function) often provide a chance for yeast to proliferate.
Vaginal yeast infections are a common problem for womenâ€”with itching, burning, redness and irritation, and a discharge that is usually white or yellowish. Homeopathic remedies can soothe discomfort and help the body overcome infection without the use of toxic medicines.
If a vaginal infection lasts longer than a week, has offensive-smelling discharge, or is accompanied by fever and a deeper feeling of illness, it is best to see a physician (in case the infection involves some organism other than simple yeast).