Yeast Infection Treatment Written by D. Grant There are many yeast infection treatments that an individual can use to treat a yeast infection. These treatments include oral treatments, suppositories, creams and even natural remedies. Anti-fungal drugs that are topical, and are used to treat yeast infections are clotrimazole, topical nystatin, fluconazole and ketoconazole. Fluconazole can also be taken orally and has shown to be 90% effective in yeast infection treatments. Suppositories are also used to treat yeast infections. The most popular is Monistat. The other over-the-counter medications include FemCare, Femizol-M, FemCare, Gyne-Lotrimin, Mycelex-7, Vagistat-1 and more. Unfortunately, a person can end up having yeast infections repeatedly, because yeast can become resistant to the drug. Many people who have suffered with yeast infections use foods and herbs to help overcome yeast infections. Some of the natural remedies include garlic, chamomile, pau' darco, coconut oil, and barberry. Garlic is an herb that has anti-fungal properties in it. It is more potent than Nystatin, Gentian Violet and other antifungal agents. It can be taken raw, and put in dishes or even taken in capsule or tablet form. It can also be cut and put in a pot, and boiled with some fresh thyme to make a tea. Thyme is also helpful in killing yeast, because it is a potent fungicide. It has been used to kill yeast infections and urinary infections. It can also be used topically. German Chamomile is another good herb that can help you in combating yeast. Chamomile has compounds in it to help kill yeast. Pau D'arco can also be helpful in killing yeast. Take at least two cups of Pau D'arco tea a day. You can also purchase Pau D'arco in capsule form as well. Virgin Coconut oil has at least three active ingredients in it that can kill yeast. They are caprylic acid, lauric acid, and capric acid. When starting out with coconut oil you might get a die off effect. You can start with a small amount, and gradually add a little bit more. Personally, I add it to my food or use it in place of olive oil, since it has a higher smoking point than other oils such as olive oil. Caprylic acid is one of the medium-chain fatty acids that has been used for a long time in treating yeast infections. You can purchase caprylic acid as a supplement, but wouldn't it be wiser to get it from the coconut or the coconut oil itself? Caprylic acid is extracted from the coconut for its powerful anti-fungal properties. Capric acid is another medium-chain fatty acid found in coconuts. In fact, according to the University of Iceland they discovered that it was the fastest in killing all three strains of Candida Albicans. In other words, it has the potency to kill Candida. Lauric acid is the other fatty acid found in coconuts. It is the most active in killing yeast at lower concentrations. When using coconut oil it is important to only purchase virgin or extra virgin cold-pressed coconut oil, because the coconut oil is extracted the old-fashioned way. The other good thing about coconut oil there are no side effects. Barberry is another herb that can be used to treat yeast infections. It contains high amounts of the alkaloid Berberine. It can stop yeast from growing after a person has used antibiotics.