How to Use Coconut Oil for Yeast Infection While Pregnant

coconut oil for yeast infection while pregnant

If you contract a yeast infection when you are pregnant, it is especially important to use a home remedy for yeast infections such as coconut oil, for several reasons. Perhaps most compelling is the fact that using a natural cure and home remedy will ensure that no strange chemicals are entering your (and your baby’s) system: many prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications have ingredients that we cannot even pronounce, let alone know what they are or how they might react with your body! So it is best to stick to all-natural and organic ingredients that will work with your body, never against it, in order to naturally and effectively cure a yeast infection.

 

This article will give you some great information about coconut oil, few amazing recipes to cure yeast infections, and how you can use this all-natural cure to stop your yeast infection in its tracks!

What Causes Yeast Infections During Pregnancy?

Yeast infections can happen in a variety of locations in your body, and unfortunately pregnant women are more susceptible to yeast infections than any other population. This is because pregnancy affects and alters your hormones so that your body does not produce the necessary amount of ‘good’ bacteria that normally controls the candida fungus naturally. This allows the candida to overgrow and potentially cause a yeast infection.

 

Yeast infections can happen in almost any area of the body regardless of whether or not you are pregnant, from the mouth and throat (known as ‘oral thrush), to vaginal yeast infections (perhaps the most common in women), to the feet (commonly referred to as ‘athlete’s foot’). Thankfully, coconut can treat these infections naturally and effectively no matter where the infection has occurred!

How To Make Coconut Body Oil to Your Yeast Infection During Pregnancy

The natural weight gain and body changes that happen during pregnancy may cause skin folds, which are particularly susceptible to yeast infections: this is due to the warm, moist environments they produce (in which candida loves to thrive) and the fact that we sometimes forget to thoroughly wash these areas in our daily bath or shower.

Recipe: Amazing Coconut Body Oil

Ingredients

  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup body oil

Instructions

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine ½ cup coconut oil and ½ cup body oil.
  • Whisk together until the two oils are combined.
  • To topically apply, rub the oil thoroughly onto the affected areas of the skin. The oils will naturally soak into the skin so there is no need to rinse them off.
  • Pour the remainder of the oil into a re-sealable container so you can utilize this cure as often as necessary!

Precautions

While the oils will be absorbed by the skin, the time it takes to do this may vary by person. You should therefore first apply the oils when you can leave the area uncovered for a good amount of time, and take note of how long your skin takes to absorb the oils.

How To Make Coconut Oil Salad Dressing to Cure Yeast Infections in Pregnancy

Some people may prefer not to topically apply coconut oil to the infection: maybe you are worried about it staining your clothes or bed sheets, or you do not have the time to apply it several times a day. That’s fine! Thankfully you can also add coconut oil to your daily diet in order to treat yeast infections naturally.

Recipe: Scrummy Salad with Coconut Oil Dressing

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • 1 small carrot, thinly sliced
  • ½ bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 1 cooked chicken breast, cooled and chopped
  • Small handful of raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Place the spinach, carrot, pepper, tomato, chicken breast and sunflower seeds in a large bowl.
  • To make the dressing, whisk together the coconut oil and lemon juice. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Drizzle the dressing onto the salad, toss all of the components together, and enjoy!

Precautions

This great healthful salad is full of important vitamins and minerals that you and your immune system need to fight off the yeast infection, but if you are allergic to any of the components feel free to substitute other vegetables, protein, and seeds of your choosing.

Pros and Cons for Using Coconut Oil for Yeast Infection While Pregnant

Because pregnant women are especially susceptible to developing yeast infections, it is a great idea to add coconut oil and other natural cures and home remedies for yeast infections for preventative purposes. Including coconut oil in your daily diet is an excellent way to do this, and will help prevent yeast infections in all areas of the body.

 

The most common type of yeast infection in women, especially pregnant women, is vaginal yeast infections, and it may be helpful to use coconut oil topically in order to prevent these infections before they start. One way to do this is to use homemade coconut oil suppositories; you can read the details of how to make these in this great article on using coconut oil to treat vaginal yeast infections. If the idea of making your own suppositories does not appeal to you, you can buy some in your local health food store.

This article has given you some great advice on how to use coconut oil for yeast infections – hopefully you have learned a lot, but if you would like to learn more then you can check out this fantastic and helpful eBook!

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