How to Cure Yeast Allergies?

A living organism that converts food products into alcohol and carbon dioxide through the process of fermentation is called yeast. Bread is made when the carbon dioxide produced by the yeast allows the dough to rise. In order for yeast to grow, it needs an environment that has sugar or starch and is warm. There are more than 1, 500 known yeast species believe to be only 1% of its total number. The reproduction of yeast fungi is through spores that are consequently distributed through the air or through direct contact. Yeast is normally found in the human body, but when there is overabundance of yeast in the body, it causes debilitative adverse reactions that can either be categorized as a hypersensitivity reaction or an infection. Yeast allergies are considered as a Type-1 Hypersensitivity reaction.

Things you’ll need:

  • Dropper
  • Cloth
  • Water
  • Herbal Medications


  • Assess for hypersensitivity reactions such as difficulty in breathing or a sore throat, sneezing and itching, feelings of dizziness, headaches, cramps, diarrhea, watery eyes, a light-colored discharge appearing on the areas of the mouth and nose, or from a cut where presence of bacterial infection is suspected.
  • Ask the person experiencing the symptoms if he or she has just recently (usually within a few minutes or hours) ingested yeast-containing products such as alcoholic beverages, bread and the like.


  • Confirm symptoms indicative of yeast allergy by performing a yeast test. Put a small amount of yeast extract in a dropper at the back of person’s forearm and have it scratched lightly. If person develops reddish bumps or discolorations and itchiness a few minutes after, then it is indicative of a yeast allergy. Wipe the area with a clean cloth soaked in water.
  • Instruct the person to avoid eating any food product containing yeast for approximately two weeks.
  • Have the person, under close supervision; eat only yeast after two weeks. If symptoms once again appear, then the person is confirmed to have a yeast allergy.
  • Educate the person to avoid absolutely all products that contain yeast.
  • Apply alternative medication such as:

Echinacea: Boosts the immune system which helps fight infection when taken along with Vitamin C; available in pills, tablets, lozenges or lozenges to be taken within a period of two weeks.

Aloe Vera: Rub the exposed interior directly into the affected area thrice a day

Goldenseal: Make a strong tea preparation and use to douche the infected area to relieve symptoms.

Sage: Boil 3 to 4 leaves and 2 to 3 flowers in a cup of water for approximately 10 minutes. Strain and drink extract twice duration of one week. Paste from fresh leave and flowers can also be applied locally to the infected site.

Tips and Warnings:

  • Yeast growth can further be stimulated with diets rich in carbohydrates and yeast, birth control pills, cortisone and other drugs.
  • Avoiding yeast can be very difficult because some food products have hidden ingredients which include yeast.
  • Among the products that you should avoid ingesting are: bread and other baked goods; fermented foods; red meats; mushrooms; sugars and other sweeteners; drinking beer, ale, red or white wine, sherry and vermouth; whiskeys and other distilled beers.
  • Among the foods that you should include in your diet are vegetables, chicken, brown rice, millet and buckwheat; fruits such as lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit, vinegar, garlic, yogurt, and cranberries.

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About the Author: Leona Kesler is a head-chef at a very popular food restaurant in New York. Also she is a blogger who shares her experiences, tips, and other informative details about food and cooking. Her recipes are featured on many magazines.

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