Chlorinated water is a commonly overlooked problem in the development of a yeast infection. By swimming in a chlorinated pool or a Jacuzzi, you are allowing your body to absorb plenty of chlorine, a disinfectant. Homeopathy can help to reverse the effect of chlorine on your body.

Why is this so?

Why do you think they throw chlorine into the water? It is to kill any bacteria and algae in the water. Chlorine has a similar effect to an antibiotic. It reduces the levels of the beneficial bacteria in your body and consequently allowing the yeasts to thrive. Just as chlorine kills bacteria in the water, it also kills the body’s normal bacterial flora.
Firstly not everyone who swims in chlorinated waters will get Candida overgrowth. Usually, it happens if you are susceptible to it or if your immune system is not working at full capacity. Finally, chlorine could be just one of the many underlying causes for Candida to thrive.


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How can homeopathy help?

If your candida overgrowth is related to swimming in chlorinated water, homeopathy can help. This can be relevant to you if you are spending time in chlorinated water and have ongoing candida overgrowth problems. I use a homeopathic remedy made from chlorine to detox excess chlorine from the body. Often I prescribe remedies to strengthen and balance the gut flora. Depending on your symptoms, you may benefit from taking a remedy that fits all your symptoms at the moment to relieve the symptoms and boost your Immune system. Supporting the liver and kidneys is necessary to enable the effective detox process. The treatment is complex and involves more than one remedy. It is beneficial to work with a trained homeopath who has an interest in treating those problems.

What is the best treatment for you?

The answer is highly individual. The treatment will depend on your symptoms and can be discussed during a homeopathic consultation, where all the possible causes can be discussed and addressed with a treatment plan tailored to you.
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Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and not intended to replace the advice of your physician or health care provider.