Natural Cure: Yeast Infection

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Home Treatment For Yeast Infection In Men

Written By: admin - Apr• 08•12

A male yeast infection caused by a fungus known as Candida, can occur due to a number of reasons, the most common being sexual transmission from a female having vaginal yeast infection. Other causes include indiscriminate use of antibiotics and an impaired immune system. When yeast organisms found in the human body grow beyond a certain limit, it leads to yeast infection (Candidiasis).

Male Yeast Infection Symptoms
Sometimes, a male affected with yeast infection may not show any symptoms. Although, yeast infection can invade any body part such as the feet and hands, generally it attacks the genital region (penile yeast infection). As a result, the appearance of the penis changes, and reddish rash is observed around the penis. Symptoms of male yeast infections manifests as follows:
aThe head of the penis appears red
aUnbearable itching on the head of the penis
aSmall blisters are distinctly visible on the head of the penis
aThe head of the penis causes soreness and irritation
aUrine is thick and white
Natural Male Yeast Infection Treatment
Natural cure options are safe to use and fast at healing this condition. A natural way to cure male yeast infection is vinegar. One has to just apply it on the affected area to get relief from itchiness. Vinegar is generally mixed with water for the treatment of male yeast infection. It is very much capable to relieve the soreness and itching associated with this infection. Another effective treatment popular among patients is essential oil, especially tea tree oil. In order to use tea tree oil, it is first diluted and then applied generously on the infected portion of the body.

Garlic is also considered a natural remedy for male yeast infection. Gently rubbing a clove of garlic on the affection portion daily for 4 - 5 days is sure to provide immense relief. Soaps, particularly those that contain harsh strong chemicals should never be used as these personal care products are known to worsen the condition. Herbs such as black walnut, licorice and chamomile are an effective remedy for yeast infection in male. These herbs can either be eaten or applied directly to the affected part of the body as a paste.

Change in Diet
Certain dietary changes such as avoiding foods that contain yeast is essential as they can worsen the yeast infection. Cranberry juice is also helpful to treat male yeast infection. One can drink this juice until the symptoms clear away. Daily intake of fresh clove of garlic is beneficial as it is a powerful healing agent and helps to reduce symptoms of yeast infection. Doctors often recommend that men suffering from yeast infection should include yogurt in their diet to accelerate the healing process.

Medications for Male Yeast Infection Cure
Monistat is the most commonly prescribed medication for male yeast infection treatment. This anti-fungal cream is effective and can also be used to eliminate female yeast infections. Other anti-fungal treatments that have been helpful to improve the condition are Micatin, Lamisil and Lotrimin. Many patients also use Vagisil cream to relieve the burning sensation and itchiness. One can apply these anti-fungal creams directly on the affected portion of the penis. Chronic or recurring yeast infection is something far more serious and requires immediate medical attention. Oral medications such as Nizoral (ketaconazole), Diflucan (fluconazole) can also be effective to control and eliminate yeast infection. Repeated or prolonged yeast infections are generally linked to health problems like HIV and diabetes. Hence, treating the underlying cause is the best solution for chronic male yeast infection.

While undergoing male yeast infection treatment, the affected area needs to be washed with water and then dried with a clean towel. The medicine should then be applied as directed by the doctor. During the treatment, one should not wear tight or wet clothes. One has to maintain good hygiene, practice safe sex and ensure that the clothes are washed everyday.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I think I have contracted HIV...seriously?
    I had unprotected sex with a person one time and two weeks later was diagnosed with shingles in aug of this year. . i recieved med's and it cleared up. months later i developed a yeast infection around oct of this year, which again i recieved treatment for and it went away. but it returned about a week later. i have not had any sexual contact with the before mentioned man after th one time and have since begun a reltionship with my now boyfriend
    . almost immediately after my now boyfriends first sexual encounter was when i developed the yeast infection. at the time i did not know what it was i just felt extreme itching in my vaginal area.
    I am female under thirty and have been told that normaly older people get shingles. the fact that i have contracted shingles at such a young age and the recurrent yeast infection has me convinced that i have HIV being that those two symptoms are common symptoms of hiv and coupled with my reckless unprotected sex is there any other explanation. i am getting tested through this home testing kit i bought at a drug store and will get the results back in a day but i am so convinced that is wht it is i don't even think i will be shocked..i am totally screwed
    i am not having sex with my boyfriend now at first because of the yeast infection the first time i got it we had sex the same night i took the pill at first i thought that was why i got the yeast infection AGAIN unitl i went to the doctor and he was so dead set on it being hiv
    looking back i have had other symptoms too that i just attibuted to my not eating but i also read that lose of appetite is also a symptom and i think i had a sore on my belly a while back that i wrote off as a scratch because i always scratch my stretch marks ( i know gross) i know i won't know for sure unitl i get my results but it can't be a coincidnece that all of these things are happening. can not eating because of something like i don't know depression cause your immune system to be weak enougth to mimic hiv symptoms( i stopped eating unless i was faintesh for about three to four months and lost about 40 pounds) or am i in denial
    what are the odds of getting shingles and yeast infection in six months and also i am very tired lately and my face is breaking out..i know i know i have freaking HIV
    the guy i had unprotected sex with i don't necessarily thinik he has its just the time frame i had been involved with him for months we finally had sex at first with condums and one time without it lasted for about 45 seconds and he did not ejaculate in me he pulled out
    is it possible i have had hiv for along time and jsut did not know it and finally it caught up with me and havig unprotected sex introduce foreign bodies( pre-cum sweat all that nasty stuff) into my vagina and that my immune sytemwas weak from finally sucumming to hiv and thats why i got shingles and then with my new boyfriends same thing new foreign dna get yeast infection what if its is just a coincident that i got shingles right after i had unprotected sex and i already had hiv i talked witht hee guy and he said he would get tested too asap but he swear he was tested a year ago and since then only has had two partners his ex girfriend and mother of child and me and they both request to get tested along with the child who is one year old but if i didn't get it from him then why now?
    i had a pamp smear done right after the first yeast infection and i tested negative for ghonrea and clamediya i also wanted request to be tested for diabetes which came back negative too but the doctor said it looked like i had a low thyroid the doctor who is an internal medicine specialist is the one who say its probably hiv he made it seem like there was no other reason he even went as far as going over possible treatments and meds for hiv i also realised alter on that his wife died of hiv or aids he said that " when my wife was still alive" and also " everytime we had sex when we were away for a while she would keep getting bladder infections because we had sex" i put two and two together
    I received the test result today. I appreciate all that responded to my dilemma and I ask that you pray for me through this difficult time. My test result were
    Negative and although hat eases my mind for the time being I will re-test in 6 months to know for sure thanks for all the feed back.
    p.s. I viewed before the lord that if I tested negative and he forgave me for my wicked ways I would stop smoking cigarettes marijuana and stop drinking and never have unprotected sex again until I know for sure both myself and my partners status. I ask that you keep me in your prayers as added strength to fulfill my vow.

    • ANSWER:
      From your long and confusing post, I assume that you really have fear of HIV. Relax!!!!! You have very little to be worried about. Let me tell you why:

      1) You do not know if your partner was infected or not, most people are not specially in north america

      2) Even if he was infected, the chance of contracting HIV from a single episode of unprotected vaginal sex is estimated around 1 in 1000.

      3) Symptoms are NEVER indicators of HIV infection. The reason is that they are not HIV speicifc and could be very well related to other medical conditions or anxiety.

      So the bottom line is that your chance is very slim. You mentioned that you have already tested for HIV and waiting for result. I know it is difficult situation for you but you can expect a negative result.

  2. QUESTION:
    ELECTRIC SHOCK UNDER MY HEAD..AND LEGS FEEL TIRED ALL THE TIME?
    Ok this is what happens to me---
    Every now and then I get this feeling, that my brain is kinda empty. At the same time my legs
    are tired. It's like I have gone for a work out...but i haven't. Now here's the most scary part..Sometimes i get this electric shock under my head and it happens for a less than a second(these days it's happening frequently)..and when it happens i have fear of passing out..When it happens I'm not unconsicous at all..I am aware of all this that is happening to me. When my brain gets buzzed by this (it's like current)..i throw my hands and legs outwards. A couple of weeks ago, there was a welcome party at my college. And we were staying at my friend's house. We were all tired, and at my friend's house, we all washed our legs. Now as I was going into my friend's room, I bumped into a nail (rusty and old one), and all of a sudden, my feet (near my toe) was all in blood...then I washed it with cold running water and had it handyplasted. It was at night around 11 pm...and we tried to sleep but, we slept like abt 2 hrs only. And then we were off to our home...And at my home...I drank water and ate food( usually rice and pulse), and went for sleep (bcoz we slept for like only 2 hrs that mornin). Now I knew that I had to go for teatanus injection, as I bumped into that old and rusty nail just that night. So I wake up..around 5 pm..and it was 16 hrs from the nail incident...As I woke up I could feel that electric shock a bit..I went to the toilet, and when I opened the door, I nearly fell off--with the next electric shock..luckily there was a good friend of mine..he took me to the hospital...I was afraid that it could be tetanus...but the doctor told us that it was not. He checked all my joints for it was working properly or not, and everything was just fine. So he said that it's not tetanus..he gave me injection though. Now he could also see that electric shock..That night I slept at the hospital..and next day I was gone for the CT SCAN and EEG (Electro Encephalo Graph)...and blood sample was taken. The reports came...and all that I see is NORMAL. But how can that be?..I said to my DR. and he said it could be due to weakness and gastritis (Yes I have minor gastric problem, a minor one though)...The Dr. also said that it could have been SEIZURE DISORDER..but as the report came out to be NORMAL, its all ok...after hearing this..i was happy. Oh! I forgot to mention that I am having JOCK ITCH for 6 months, and it's really itchy in my groin area. After I came to my home, I had fever ranging to 101.2 F (max.)..I consulted a General physician for this..and he said it could be anything...and my BLOOD and URINE sample was taken...and the report came out..but there was a bit problem with my URINE...The Dr. said that I had urinary infection...So he gave me medicine...Also he gave me a cream for the JOCK ITCH and a tablet to prevent the yeast or fungi(whatever that is) to appear again...Now the fever's also gone..everything was just fine..though i get that fear of having electric shock everytime...And it did happened again...I was sleeping and at mid-night..I suddenly woke up. Then I couldn't sleep at all...And when I tried to fall asleep, but that electric shock again woke me up...Now it's been 4 days that I can't fall asleeep at all...It's like 2-3 hrs only...ALSO AS I WAS TYPING THIS, I FELT SMALL ELECTRIC SHOCKS UNDER MY HEAD...man i want serious help...the doctor said that all is well...but have having problems...what could be the best treatment..like exercise, diet???...PLEASE HELP ME GUYS...I HAVE SEARCHED THIS ON THE INTERNET AND THEY SAY THAT IT'S AN ANXIETY PROBLEM, STRESS...BUT I HAVE NO STRESS AT ALL...WHAT'S ALL THIS..PLEASE HELP ME AND WHAT IS THAT ELECTRIC SHOCK???

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Home Treatment For Yeast Infection In Children

Written By: admin - Apr• 08•12

Treating yeast infections in children with medication is generally much the same as treating an adult, but there are certain extra steps you may want to take to help your child to understand the causes of the yeast infection and how to avoid repeated infections. Children may have the infection due to poor hygiene, poor diet, low levels of immunity or from using soaps and bathing products that have created an environment in which the infecting organism thrives. Depending upon the age of your child, you may also want to use more natural treatments to help improve and prevent the situation. Adult medications may not always be suitable for the child, so if you are in any doubt make sure you consult a doctor or pharmacist before using a treatment.

About treating yeast infections in children

Infection in children is most often a result of toileting, bathing, choice of clothing, low immunity or the use of antibiotics. If your child has developed an infection then it is important to understand that treating yeast infections in children should include some form of education about the condition. Your child first and foremost will need to be guided to understand any behaviours that may have caused the problem and how they can do certain things differently to avoid the problem recurring.

The following are some important tips for treating yeast infections in children:

Tip # 1 - Bathing

When your child is bathing, it is essential that they are using mild soaps in order to prevent the likelihood of recurring yeast infection. Their infection can be a result of scented or strong soaps or bath products, which could create ongoing problems. The other major thing to consider when your child is infected is whether they are drying fully following their bath. Trapped moisture can lead to an infection as the warm moist environment that it creates can offer the perfect environment for the yeast infection to develop.

Tip # 2 - Choice of clothing

If your child loves to come up with unusual choices of clothing, then it is important to assess whether these random clothing combinations are contributing to the yeast infection. Tight clothing and clothing that doesn't breath, such as lycra, can be another contributing factor to the likelihood of a yeast infection. If you are treating yeast infections in children, then make sure you also get your child to wear cotton underpants or jocks and comfortable, breathable clothing.

Tip # 3 - Toileting

Wiping from back to front is another possible cause of yeast infection. If the Candida organism that causes the infection is present in the intestinal tract, then this action can spread the organism and be one of the reasons that the child has an infection. Talk to your child about this or make sure your younger child is wiping themselves appropriately after using the toilet and you will be able to help limit the infection and prevent it from reoccurring.

Tip # 4 - Natural treatments

Natural treatments and natural anti-fungals such as tea tree oil may be a good option for treating yeast infections in children. It may not be advisable for children and in particular young children to take anti-fungal medications or use ointments that are tailored toward adult users. If your child has an infection, then natural alternatives offer a less harsh solution to the condition.

Tip # 5 - Diet changes following the use of antibiotics

Antibiotics which reduce the number of natural 'good' bacteria in the intestine can allow the Candida albicans organism that causes yeast infection to grow more rapidly than it otherwise would. In order to address the imbalance when treating yeast infections in children, one option is to include yogurt in your child's diet. A doctor may also recommend they take some form of probiotic to boost their natural 'good' bacteria and in turn increase resilience against the yeast infection.

Taking a holistic approach toward treating yeast infections in children is the best way to manage the underlying causes and ensure that this problem doesn't become a recurring one. No parent would wish to have to help their children through this repeatedly. With a little understanding and by guiding your child to avoid the problem in future, you'll soon be on track to having a healthy child once again.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    could this hurt the possible baby?
    (also posted in trying to conceive)

    I did not really know how to tittle this...
    but anyways about over a month ago (defiantly not pregnant) I had to take antibiotics for an ear infection, had sex on my fertile days, then got a mild yeast infection, I tried to cure it at home just in case I was pregnant, but it got worse then I did 1 treatment, it got even worse and I also got BV so I am on 2 type of medication 1 for yeast (Dilfcan sp? and Metronidazole gel) and the only information I could find was "talk to your doctor about the pros and cons to your unborn child"

    my menstrual cycle will be starting in 2 days and I do not feel it coming on at all...
    but if I were to be pregnant since it's soooo early would the medication cause any harm?

    I talked to my doctor about taking probiotics before and during pregnancy and she thought it was a great idea to keep yeast infections away.

    • ANSWER:
      metronidazole (flagyl) is a category B (it will not hurt the baby), fluconazole (diflucan) is a category C. According the the FDA, it is not known whether fluconazole is harmful to an unborn baby. It is not legal to do studies on pregnant women, therefore all studies are done on animals. Some data, however, have been conducted from actual trials and errors and observational studies. Drugs are rated as category A, B, C, D, and X. Category A and B show no adverse effects in humans, but category C has never been tested on humans. In animal studies category C showed no adverse reactions.
      FYI: Category D have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. Category X is very harmful (well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant).

      Some antibiotics are safe in pregnancies, some are not. If you were on antibiotics a month ago, they are completely out of your system and cannot hurt the baby.

  2. QUESTION:
    could this hurt the possible baby?
    I did not really know how to tittle this...
    but anyways about over a month ago (defiantly not pregnant) I had to take antibiotics for an ear infection, had sex on my fertile days, then got a mild yeast infection, I tried to cure it at home just in case I was pregnant, but it got worse then I did 1 treatment, it got even worse and I also got BV so I am on 2 type of medication 1 for yeast (Dilfcan sp? and Metronidazole gel) and the only information I could find was "talk to your doctor about the pros and cons to your unborn child"

    my menstrual cycle will be starting in 2 days and I do not feel it coming on at all...
    but if I were to be pregnant since it's soooo early would the medication cause any harm?

    I talked to my doctor about taking probiotics before and during pregnancy and she thought it was a great idea to keep yeast infections away.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't know if you are pregnant or not so you shouldn't be that worried. You needed to get rid of the yeast infection. I know it's not good to be on anything while pregnant but I'd think it would be worse to have an infection while being pregnant.


Home Treatment For Yeast Infection Free

Written By: admin - Apr• 08•12

There are several yeast infection causes. Mostly common in women, they make their presence felt as vaginal yeast infections. For those who experience chronic yeast infections, it is imperative to find out how to treat and cure yeast infection.

Apple cider vinegar is one of the most effective ways to deal with this problem. You can include it in your diet as well as make use of it as an external medicine. But never use it on the skin directly as it can burn very badly. It needs to be diluted before usage, so the best way to go about it is to add about a cup of vinegar to your bath water and take a relaxing bath.

Refrain from douching and taking very hot baths in order to prevent reinfection. Keep your vaginal area dry. Avoid scented feminine care products, including feminine hygiene sprays, scented napkins and tampons, and bubble bath products. Wear panties made of breathable, natural fibers such as cotton; avoid synthetic materials that can hold moisture against your vagina.

This sort of micro organism usually are found when a pure component of the digestive tract and vagina. Probiotics will stop the extreme development of the yeast micro organism and are available in the type of an oral supplement or vaginal suppository.

Another simple yeast infection remedy: Spend 20 minutes a warm bath that has 1/2 cup salt and 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar added. A few drops of tea tree oil in the water will also help.

Make sure that the areas that are affected by the infection stay dry and clean.

Lubricate a tampon with KY Jelly and then add a few drops of pure Tea Tree Oil and insert at night. Repeat this for 3-4 days. This is a very good natural remedy for yeast infections.

Some girls don't wish this methodology as an outcome of the smell, but garlic is highly suggested for curing yeast infections and too many other illnesses of the body. Garlic are generally taken orally, but can also be inserted vaginally in clove or pill form.

Take a Lactobacillus acidophilus supplement (a probiotic). This is good bacteria which helps to recolonise where the yeast overgrowth has happened - you can get it at any good health store.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Question about using yogurt for a yeast infection?
    I know this is gross, but I have searched like crazy and can't find the answer. I got my first small yeast infection and found a ton of info saying that yogurt (and putting a garlic clove up there is supposed to work, too) could cure a yeast infection, and to actually put yogurt down there and...inside. Well, I got desperate and actually did it. I also did the garlic for 3 nights.

    I keep checking myself to see if the white discharge is gone, but I am still finding some white stuff, which is not lumpy like they say yeast infections are (but it is definitely white, and not something else), no yeasty smell, and is almost like a liquidy texture.

    Is this the yogurt coming out still? It's been about two days since I did that treatment (the frozen yogurt tampon). How do other people get the yogurt out? Does it come out naturally? Get absorbed? If I only find a tiny bit of that and maybe one small (I mean tiny) bit of yeast, am I pretty much home free?

    Also, I bought Actimel (euro version of DanActiv) which is a yogurt drink with lots of live cultures. Will drinking, say, 8 small bottles of this in the course of a day for a few days help curing this along?

    I know this is a lot, but the question about getting the yogurt out is the most important! What is supposed to happen?!

    • ANSWER:
      First things first:
      Yoghurt doesn't always work, nor does garlic. If you're still experiencing the redness/itching/burning associated with yeast infections you probably need to move up to the big guns (namely an over the counter treatment or anti-fungal pill).

      The yoghurt may need a few days to come out naturally. Some will be absorbed and some will leave the body. Wear a pantyliner for a few days. The texture you're describing does sound consistent with yoghurt. Natural vaginal discharge wouldn't be white and watery after a yeast infection. Just leave it to do it's thing. If you douche or try to physically remove the yoghurt you'll just irritate your vagina and possibly do more harm than good.

      Drinking 8 small bottles will do no more good than drinking 1 or 2. All it will do it up your calorie count for the day, and possibly upset your stomach if you're sensitive to dairy. If you want a better fix I'd buy a probiotic supplement from your pharmacy or health foods store. Yoghurt has sugar, and yeast thrives on sugar. You're kind of feeding your infection.

      Also, if you have a little yeast left over that means you're NOT cured. You'll continue to have recurring infections. (Yeast is a natural part of our flora, but an overgrowth is no fun)

      Anything more serious than a mild yeast infection usually requires medical treatment of some sort.

  2. QUESTION:
    I need a cure for itching?
    About a week ago I had sex with a friend of mine. Sex has always bothered me, but this time was much less painful than others. The next day, however, I started to itch really bad. Initially I thought it was a yeast infection so I got the monistat 3 day treatment, as well as the home remedies that everyone recommends (yogurt, acidopholus, garlic, apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, and canadex enzymes). I even went on a yeast-free, sugar-free, gluten-free diet for a few days. (I gave it up when I started to feel like I was going to pass out). Even after all of that the itching still persists, although it is MUCH better. I have really sensitive skin as it is and it could just be the aftermath of everything, but it would be nice if the itching went away. At this point it isn't getting worse but it isn't getting better either. I would go to a Dr. but I have no insurance and I was assaulted a few months ago by a woman who skipped town afterwards. It's costing me over ,000 in medical expenses that I can't pay. (I'm waiting to hear back from the financial aid people on that) I am also slated to student teach next month so there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY I can afford to see a Dr. Does anyone have any suggestions? This itching is driving me crazy!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Try to get the advice from your good friend or old family members,your should find some ideas.


Home Treatment For Yeast Infection During Pregnancy

Written By: admin - Apr• 07•12

Yeast infections are essentially a candida fungus infection that occurs most commonly in moist areas of the body. These infections are frequently brought about by antibiotic or steroid use, menstruation and menopause, and use of birth control pills. In some cases certain conditions like diabetes or the administration of chemotherapy in cancer patients can contribute to the problem.

A yeast infection is not just like a normal itch. Left unattended, it can become quite painful and spread to other parts of the body. Although yeast infections are frequently embarrassing, they must be treated before they become more serious.

The most common yeast infection symptoms include itching, rashes, a white mucus-like discharge from the vagina, pain during sexual intercourse, and a burning sensation while urinating. Any of these symptoms may be indicative of a candida yeast infection, and should prompt a visit to the doctor.

Most candidal infections can be treated at home with over-the-counter or prescription medication and cleared up within a week or so. Various creams and ointments are available that can be applied topically to the affected area. Thorough washing of the surrounding areas at least twice a day with Neutrogena soap can help to address the infection.
So, what steps can you take to make it easier to identify and manage a yeast infection? Keep a journal of any symptom that you may encounter. For instance, when you first feel itching or discomfort in a moist area, make a note in a journal. Or when you experience pain or discomfort during normal activities such as sexual intercourse or urination, make a note of it. Then on a regular basis keep track of any changes in these symptoms.

Once an ointment or course of treatment has been prescribed for you, keep another journal in which you describe the results. Have the symptoms improved? Are they worse? How long does it take for the symptoms to clear up?

If you are taking prescription medication for your yeast infection, keep a record of what you take and when. Is it helping the symptoms? Are there any side effects? Keep track of when side effects occur and how severe they are. Having this information handy will help your doctor prescribe the treatment that best addresses your overall health.

Setting up journals like the ones described here is easy to do. You can use a paper worksheet, a computer word processing program, or even a spreadsheet program like Excel.

You owe it to yourself to take an active role in managing your own health. Yeast infections are easy to treat if you attend to them quickly. However, failing to deal with the problem can allow the infection to spread making it much more serious and difficult to treat. You need to use every tool at your disposal to make sure you get the best results possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Pregnancy or PMS, help?!?
    My fiance and I had intercourse for the first time right around Thanksgiving. Everything went smooth. We tried again for the following two nights, but I was experiencing a lot of pain and discomfort and I opted to stop, so we did. We haven't tried again since then, and that will be going on to be about 16 days ago. I then experienced a yeast infection, which is not uncommon for me to get after intercourse. But I read up on the internet that if an individual has reoccurring yeast infections, a trip to a physician may be necessary. So I went to the Gyno the following Friday. She prescribed me a pill that would rid me of the infection over a period of five days, because the last time I had a yeast infection, I tried one of those home treatment kits, and I experience a lot of irriatation and a very bad burning/itching sensation. Slowly but surely, the yeast infection degraded over the five days as expected. But on day four, which would have been the Monday following my appointment, (this passed Monday), I started having a light brown discharge. I thought this may have been something to do with the medication that she prescribed, but I wasn't sure. I don't believe I'd ever had something like this before. Over these passed few days, the discharge has been getting heavier and heavier, thicker and thicker. I don't exactly have "regular" periods, but they most often fall around the 21st of each month, and that's when my last one came. I googled "brown discharge" and every result I got was something saying possible pregnancy. It said the individual may have a brown discharge due to Implantation bleeding. And it says that occurs 6-12 days after conceptions, and it started on day 11 after the FIRST time we had sex. It would have been day 9 if we counted the last one, but I'm not sure that he got off.

    I'm experiencing A LOT of irritability and mood swings, which I have SOME during PMS, but nothing like what I'm having now. This is major!! I'm always tired, feeling kind of depressed, have had lower adominal pain a time or two, lower back aches (which I get during my periods as well), and I've had the munchies nearly every day. Granted all these are signs of PMS, they are signs of pregnancy too. The thing is, when I went to the Gyno she took a urine sample and gave me a pregnany test, and it came back negative. But from what I've heard, the test is only right if it says positive, because some people don't create enough hormones to prove positive on the test.

    -- Might I add, I was on my period when we had sex for the first time, and my period was cut short after we had it! I started the Monday before Thanksgiving (Thanksgiving was on a Thursday, and we did it because I wasn't bleeding at the time being), and I didn't bleed again after that. My periods are usually 8 days long, that was only 4. --

    Just wanna know what you guys might think it is!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think it's either I personally think you have an STD which is causing a lot of pain and discomfort and you need to get it treated fast. You don't mention contraception of any kind hence the worry you may be pregnant but remember not using condoms exposes you to a hell of a lot more than just pregnancy. Good luck.

  2. QUESTION:
    asking again in different section...a little long and maybe TMI but need help!!?
    last friday i was having some itching down there and i assumed it was the onset of a yeast infection...i decided i was gonna see my doctor before treatment as this would have been my first one. well it was the weekend and i wasnt able to contact her and one night i couldnt sleep from the itching so i got up and went pee and when i did, i bled. i passes what looked like a blood clot of some sort. and then i stopped bleeding altogether...

    so i went to the ER that night after my BF went to work. I thought it may have been a miscarriage of some sort. all the doctor did was a urine test and told me i wasnt pregnant, to go home and follow up with my doctor. whatever. so during the day on sunday i start to bleed again, its very light brown and mixed with clear mucus. it stopped after a little while.

    monday i tried to follow up with my doctor but her office was closed so i had to go BACK to the ER with mom in toe to have someone look at me again cause i was still bleeding strangely on and off.

    note - during this time i had no cramps, but my nipples hurt which is abnormal...i was due for my period wednesday but usually my whole chest hurts...and i ALWAYS get bad cramps on the day i get my period and they are ALWAYS on time...

    anyways...so the doctor there did a pelvic exam and had scooped out something looking like dark brown cottage cheese...EW lol..and told me it was a retained tampon which i KNOW cant be possible cause it woulda been left in for a month and im always so anal about watching the clock when im wearing one. ive never left one in. it freaks me out. then he says i should be fine now thats prolly what has been irritating me...making my cervix bleed as well. i had no infections of any kind and i had to let my doctor know what had been happening.

    so then i let my doctor know everything and she wants me to go in cause i had bled a bit since the ER visit too. at this point i am having some cramping that feels like AF cramping but is more uncomfortable i guess. so she does a urine test on the day of my missed period with the second urine of the day (i drank lots of coffee beforehand) and it came back negative for pregnancy. and then she did another pelvic exam (sore at this point) and said
    she doesnt think it was a retained tampon but isnt sure what the problem is. she tests me for yeast infections and anything else and everything came back normal. i asked her if the bleeding was coming from just my cervix or maybe my uterus area...and she said that theres really no way of knowing at this point. so she told me to go home and call her if anything else happens.

    idk what to do. still no period and its friday...my boobs are getting increasingly sore and i still have cramps here and there. when i have the cramps i also get lower back pain....i need opinions on whats happening. i keep wondering about miscarriage/chemical pregnancy or if i still could be pregnant?? should i test next wednsday (week from due period)....?? help please!!!

    • ANSWER:
      UGH all those ER visits which the docs are not so gentle and probing. I'm sorry. You can bleed or spot and cramp from those alone too.
      If you think you still could be pregnant have them do a quantitative serum test. These are most conclusive as they are designed to detect the exact amounts of hCG in your blood.

      As for the tampon, I really don't know. It sounds like it needed to come out and as for the itching if that hasnt gone away and you tested negative for yeast try making a pac of some water and baking soda and place that on yourself. U can also add some baking soda to your bath water and have a nice that should really help.

      It sounds like you need to wait it out just a bit and if it gets worse call them and demand the test! Sometimes pee tests are not sensitive enough and some women don't get a positive until they are 3-4 months along!

      I'm so sorry you have to go through this though and I will be praying you can get some relief and answers soon. Please keep me updated.

      Blessings :)

  3. QUESTION:
    this may be gross but i need opinions, im at a loss....?
    last friday i was having some itching down there and i assumed it was the onset of a yeast infection...i decided i was gonna see my doctor before treatment as this would have been my first one. well it was the weekend and i wasnt able to contact her and one night i couldnt sleep from the itching so i got up and went pee and when i did, i bled. i passes what looked like a blood clot of some sort. and then i stopped bleeding altogether...

    so i went to the ER that night after my BF went to work. I thought it may have been a miscarriage of some sort. all the doctor did was a urine test and told me i wasnt pregnant, to go home and follow up with my doctor. whatever. so during the day on sunday i start to bleed again, its very light brown and mixed with clear mucus. it stopped after a little while.

    monday i tried to follow up with my doctor but her office was closed so i had to go BACK to the ER with mom in toe to have someone look at me again cause i was still bleeding strangely on and off.

    note - during this time i had no cramps, but my nipples hurt which is abnormal...i was due for my period wednesday but usually my whole chest hurts...and i ALWAYS get bad cramps on the day i get my period and they are ALWAYS on time...

    anyways...so the doctor there did a pelvic exam and had scooped out something looking like dark brown cottage cheese...EW lol..and told me it was a retained tampon which i KNOW cant be possible cause it woulda been left in for a month and im always so anal about watching the clock when im wearing one. ive never left one in. it freaks me out. then he says i should be fine now thats prolly what has been irritating me...making my cervix bleed as well. i had no infections of any kind and i had to let my doctor know what had been happening.

    so then i let my doctor know everything and she wants me to go in cause i had bled a bit since the ER visit too. at this point i am having some cramping that feels like AF cramping but is more uncomfortable i guess. so she does a urine test on the day of my missed period with the second urine of the day (i drank lots of coffee beforehand) and it came back negative for pregnancy. and then she did another pelvic exam (sore at this point) and said
    she doesnt think it was a retained tampon but isnt sure what the problem is. she tests me for yeast infections and anything else and everything came back normal. i asked her if the bleeding was coming from just my cervix or maybe my uterus area...and she said that theres really no way of knowing at this point. so she told me to go home and call her if anything else happens.

    idk what to do. still no period and its friday...my boobs are getting increasingly sore and i still have cramps here and there. when i have the cramps i also get lower back pain....i need opinions on whats happening. i keep wondering about miscarriage/chemical pregnancy or if i still could be pregnant?? should i test next wednsday (week from due period)....?? help please!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Firstly, did the doctor at the ER run any tests on your 'retained tampon' to be sure what it actually was? I would ask.

      The only thing you can really do is wait until your *missed* period and take a home test.

      Sometimes ladies get yeast infections in early pregnancy, but it's just too early to know.

  4. QUESTION:
    could this hurt the possible baby?
    (also posted in trying to conceive)

    I did not really know how to tittle this...
    but anyways about over a month ago (defiantly not pregnant) I had to take antibiotics for an ear infection, had sex on my fertile days, then got a mild yeast infection, I tried to cure it at home just in case I was pregnant, but it got worse then I did 1 treatment, it got even worse and I also got BV so I am on 2 type of medication 1 for yeast (Dilfcan sp? and Metronidazole gel) and the only information I could find was "talk to your doctor about the pros and cons to your unborn child"

    my menstrual cycle will be starting in 2 days and I do not feel it coming on at all...
    but if I were to be pregnant since it's soooo early would the medication cause any harm?

    I talked to my doctor about taking probiotics before and during pregnancy and she thought it was a great idea to keep yeast infections away.

    • ANSWER:
      metronidazole (flagyl) is a category B (it will not hurt the baby), fluconazole (diflucan) is a category C. According the the FDA, it is not known whether fluconazole is harmful to an unborn baby. It is not legal to do studies on pregnant women, therefore all studies are done on animals. Some data, however, have been conducted from actual trials and errors and observational studies. Drugs are rated as category A, B, C, D, and X. Category A and B show no adverse effects in humans, but category C has never been tested on humans. In animal studies category C showed no adverse reactions.
      FYI: Category D have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. Category X is very harmful (well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant).

      Some antibiotics are safe in pregnancies, some are not. If you were on antibiotics a month ago, they are completely out of your system and cannot hurt the baby.

  5. QUESTION:
    Help please... what is this?
    Okay, I will try to describe the situation as best as possible... I am so confsued by what I've read online. Nothing sounds correct!

    I was confirmed 5-6 weeks pregnant during the middle/end of March and then miscarried not too long after. A week or two later, I developed a burning sensation "down there," which would go away during urination. I also developed a sometimes clear, sometimes white-ish, and other times yellow-ish discharge that is not constant but shows up relatively often. I ALSO have somehow lost some bladder control, I think. It only seems apparent directly after sex (no condom) and I put my pants back on and suddenly they're quite wet. That part has only been in the last few days. I was really sore a few days ago during sex, but it went away (even just like an hour later.) I also don't know if this would matter at all, but my boyfriend just got home from the Army a week and a half or so ago, and we've been having sex at least once day, more often 2-3 times a day (and pretty rough for the most part,) no condom.

    Other info... I'm 18 (almost 19.) I did not go to the doctor after the miscarriage as my parents did not know about the pregnancy and I am on their insurance for about another month.

    I would REALLY like to know if this is a UTI, yeast infection, or something else. Research thus far is inconclusive! I also would like to find an OTC treatment... ideas???

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Oh that was not a good idea to not go to the doctor's after your miscarriage. Don't you know that sometimes, all of the fetus does not pass out of the uterus after a miscarriage, causing severe infection. i had a miscarriage too and the doctors would check your hcg level to be sure that it has reached zero because if it hasn't then that means that the parts of the fetus is still in the womb. that would have to be removed by either taking medicine waiting for it to pass on its own or by having Dilation and Curettage (D&C). (the process of dilating the uterus and scraping the remaining tissues out). how long did you wait before you had sex after your miscarriage or wore tampons? you are supposed to wait at least two weeks b/c the womb is this open and anything put into the vagina at this time increases the risk of infection. you should see a doctor just to make sure that is not the case

  6. QUESTION:
    could this hurt the possible baby?
    I did not really know how to tittle this...
    but anyways about over a month ago (defiantly not pregnant) I had to take antibiotics for an ear infection, had sex on my fertile days, then got a mild yeast infection, I tried to cure it at home just in case I was pregnant, but it got worse then I did 1 treatment, it got even worse and I also got BV so I am on 2 type of medication 1 for yeast (Dilfcan sp? and Metronidazole gel) and the only information I could find was "talk to your doctor about the pros and cons to your unborn child"

    my menstrual cycle will be starting in 2 days and I do not feel it coming on at all...
    but if I were to be pregnant since it's soooo early would the medication cause any harm?

    I talked to my doctor about taking probiotics before and during pregnancy and she thought it was a great idea to keep yeast infections away.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't know if you are pregnant or not so you shouldn't be that worried. You needed to get rid of the yeast infection. I know it's not good to be on anything while pregnant but I'd think it would be worse to have an infection while being pregnant.


Home Remedy Yeast Infection Yogurt Tampon

Written By: admin - Apr• 07•12

Believe it or not, yogurt is the best vaginal yeast infection remedy. Yes, yogurt. For combating irritating vaginal yeast infections, and for soothing them, and even preventing infections, yogurt is truly a miracle cure. Read the yogurt's label, though, because not every yogurt can help you; only the yogurt with active, live cultures will work as a vaginal yeast infection remedy, so skip the fruit cups and fancy flavors.

Yogurt with live cultures provides our bodies with 'good' bacteria, which already exists in our bodies naturally and prevents an overgrowth of our body's natural yeast. Yeast overgrowth can become a yeast infection. Regular consumption of yogurt with active cultures gives our body some extra help in fighting off excess yeast, which is instrumental in staving off yeast infections, in addition to curing them should they arise. One method of fighting off a yeast infection is with this kind of yogurt. Not only can you regularly consume yogurt to combat and treat your yeast infection, but it also provides us with a clever way to soothe any discomfort and itching.

You can use yogurt as your vaginal yeast infection remedy in a more direct fashion by applying some to the irritated area, which will calm any itching. As a treatment, you can use a finger to directly apply some inside of the vagina. Of course, you should only use plain yogurt - nothing flavored. Here's another tip: use yogurt to coat a tampon, and insert that for a simple and uncomplicated remedy. And the best tip of all :use the yogurt directly from being in the fridge, as it will provide extra relief for the itching and discomfort you've been suffering. And if you're in a situation that allows you to do so, combine these methods by coating a few tampons with yogurt and putting them in the freezer for a little while. You'll feel very relieved.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection home remedy question about yogurt?
    I hear you are supposed to soak a tampon in plain unsweetened yogurt and do this twice daily to make your yeast infection go away, but my question is...

    Exactly how long should I keep the tampon in?

    • ANSWER:
      i dont think that using soaked tampon is good idea!!!

      if you really want to get rid of yeast infection then you must follow these tips:

      1) Eat yogurt!!!! It contains helpful bacteria (live cultures, including acidophilus and bifidus) that destroy yeast. Use only plain yogurt with active cultures.

      2) Douche with a solution of 1 to 3 tbsp. vinegar in a quart of water. Repeat once a day while having symptoms, but no longer than a week.

      3) Decrease or eliminate sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth.

      4) Use a garlic clove as a suppository. Garlic contains a natural anti-fungal agent.

      5) Try gentian violet. It's a traditional remedy for yeast and other infections, and can be found in pharmacies. Swab the area with it once or twice a day. Make sure to use a thick pad - it stains everything.

      6) Use an herbal douche. Combine equal amounts of sage, raspberry and comfrey with 1/4 part goldenseal. This can be combined with cider vinegar.

      7) You must use herbal treatment. In that case Yeastrol is really good (probably the best) product that gets rid of yeast infection comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that it wont reappear again!
      And of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly). For me it worked very fast + I dont get yeast infections anymore (almost 2 years) ...

  2. QUESTION:
    home remedies for a yeast infection?
    just reading up on home remedies for yeast infections and i seen this one..
    Home remedy using Yogurt
    Take a tampon and dip it in yogurt. Insert in the vagina, twice a day. Continue this remedy for an extra day after your symptoms go away.
    i find that kind of wierd? anyone know if this works.
    also anyone got any home remedies that have worked for them :) ?

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to treat a yeast infection with yogurt while pregnant?
    I am currently pregnant and will be 9 months May 15th. Before I was pregnant I had a couple of yeast infections and treated them with the whole yogurt on the tampon remedy and it helped to cure it, but is it safe to do this while being pregnant? And if not are there any other home remedies that you could do to treat it thats safe for me and my baby?

    • ANSWER:
      I had thrush whilst 8 months pregnant. I phoned my GP and he said it was safe to use a Canestan Pessary which I did. Baby was fine and infection cleared straight away. Speak to your GP.

  4. QUESTION:
    home remedy yeast infection?
    I heard that if you stick a tampon covered in yogurt for a little while that it will cure your yeast infection. i am deathly allergic to milk and am scared to put yogurt up there. would it work with soy yogurt just the same?

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    Home remedy for yeast infection, is this safe?
    To soak a tampon in yogurt?
    How long would I keep the tampon in?
    Does it have to be a certain kind of yogurt or does it not matter?

    Also how long does this procedure take until the infection goes away

    Gahhh please help.
    I just need to know what kind of yogurt, like plain or any kind? I don't wanna make a mistake and I also want to know how long to keep it in and how many times a day to do it.

    • ANSWER:
      i dont think that using soaked tampon is good idea!!!

      if you really want to get rid of yeast infection then you must follow these tips:

      1) Eat yogurt ( sugar free) !!!! It contains helpful bacteria (live cultures, including acidophilus and bifidus) that destroy yeast. Use only plain yogurt with active cultures.

      2) Douche with a solution of 1 to 3 tbsp. vinegar in a quart of water. Repeat once a day while having symptoms, but no longer than a week.

      3) Decrease or eliminate sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth.

      4) Use a garlic clove as a suppository. Garlic contains a natural anti-fungal agent.

      5) Try gentian violet. It's a traditional remedy for yeast and other infections, and can be found in pharmacies. Swab the area with it once or twice a day. Make sure to use a thick pad - it stains everything.

      6) Use an herbal douche. Combine equal amounts of sage, raspberry and comfrey with 1/4 part goldenseal. This can be combined with cider vinegar.

      7) You must use herbal treatment. In that case Yeastrol is really good (probably the best) product that gets rid of yeast infection comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that it wont reappear again!
      And of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly). For me it worked very fast + I dont get yeast infections anymore (almost 2 years) ...

  6. QUESTION:
    home remedy for a yeast infection!?
    is it true that coating a tampon with plain yogurt or using an applicator filled with plain yogurt and inserting it in yourself will get rid of a yeast infection? i know it sounds gross but if it works its alot cheaper than buying monistat or those other YI treatments.. anyone try this, and did it work? or know of any other home remedy that works.. .thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      yes the yougurt works as well a clove of garlic. You get a needle and thread and thread the needle through the clove of garlic and make a string like a tampon. You would insert the garlic in just like a tampon and leave over night, do that for 5-7 days. Use the yougurt too, it really helps the itching
      It works

  7. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection home remedies?
    Um i was told that you can use a tampon and yogurt that can get rid of a yeast infection by dipping the tampon in the yogurt and sticking it up your vagina!! Can you use vanilla yogurt??? Thats all i got in the house and would like to try some home remidies before trying something from the pharmecy any suggestions on what you use/used and it works really well????
    no i already know its a yeast infection

    • ANSWER:
      Biotin (>20mg/day)
      Oil of Oregano.
      Grapefruit Seed Extract.

  8. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies to cure a vaginal yeast infection?
    i have a vaginal yeast infection and i dont want it to get any worse. i would like to cure it through a home remedie. are there any home remedies that you dont have to insert something...down there. i have never inserted a tampon before and i have heard many home remedies that involve dipping tampons in yogurt and then sticking it in. i have also heard of putting honey but i dont know where to put it exactly.

    i feel kind of akward about telling my mom about my yeast infection. what are some non-embarassing ways to tell my mom?

    • ANSWER:
      Hun your mother is also a woman remember and has been there. Let her help you!!!! Honey no don't do that sugar feeds yeast and yougurt would need to be plain but I have heard that works or buy monistat at a local drugstore for about and if you are nervous dont use the applicator and put it in with your hands. Yeast infections are so normal and common it is nothing to be embarrassed about. All females have yeast there and it can simply become a nuisance when it grows too much and takes over the other bacterias we have down there. buy acidophillus milk or pills too it helps rid the body of too much yeast from the inside out

  9. QUESTION:
    urgent!! please help: apple cider vinegar/yogurt - cure for yeast infection? will it work?
    i want to treat my yeast infection with home remedies because drugs don't seem to work for me and it's too expensive. so i got some apple cider and have plain yogurt too. i heard that if you add a cup of vinegar in your bath and stay in for about 15 mins it'll help.
    and then that you keep eating the yogurt and also soak a tampon in it and insert it. should i use both of these treatments? or just one? do they word?
    i'm seriously annoyed because it's just so itchy and burns and i keep getting the discharge and i just wanna get rid of it! this is like the second day and i cant handle it anymore!!
    also could the cause be my medication (pills) for iron in my blood? cause i have anemia. i used to use different brand before and had no problems. thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    using garlic and yogurt to kill my yeast infection?
    i have been told by MANY PEOPLE including doctors that its safe to use these products as long as you buy unflavored, active bacterial plain yogurt, and garlic is fine and will "burn" your skin but your skin is already burned so the garlic is in turn killing the bacteria, yadda yadda. '
    id rather insert natural remedies into my vagina instead of nasty cream i dont even know what is in it.
    so, im going to either use a new clean baster to insert the yogurt, or a tampon if i have enough lying around.
    1.how long should i leave the tampon in myself? and
    2. how long should i leave it in the yogurt before instering it? and
    3. for how many days should i do this? including how many times a day?

    now as for the garlic....
    i dont want to just shove a whole clove up there without any sure fire way of retreval, i heard you could use gauze? i dont know if that is sanitary and i wouldnt even know how to go about wrapping the gauze around the clove.
    so
    1. whats the best way to get it up there, and easiest way of getting it out?
    2. when is the best time to do this?
    3. how many times should i do this?
    4. for how long should i do this, how long in a day and for how many days?

    please dont reply with stupid answers, im going to the store in a little bit to get what i need and REAL HELPFUL answers from intelligent people on the subject will be helpful.

    also, best way to remove a male yeast infection at home? boyfriend has one.
    @design girl, yes it is a money issue, and your answer really helped, im going to go ahead and try it and see if it helps out. thank you:]

    and the other reason i dont like using the over the counter stuff is because i dont want all those side effects, im not going to risk getting a fever or stomach bleeding or all that other whacked out stuff, if i have trouble with this then yeah i guess its time to buy that stuff but im going to try it naturally first. my best friends mom swears by yogurt and garlic and shes been doing it since she was 13 and doesnt get them too frequently. my family are prone to yeast infections, my mom gets them so easily, so to save me the money and the time its easier and better to have an alternative. i dont trust modern medicine anyways.

    • ANSWER:
      firstly, you can get treatment from the pharmacy with out a prescription, for both, but i take it this is a money issue?

      i'd say soak the tampon for about an hour, and don't leave it in any longer that 8 hours. you could do it over night. nothing i have read suggests you should do it more that once in 24 hours. do it for a week then see how it's going.

      with the garlic and the gauze what to do would be to make a little sling for the garlic, fold the gauze in half over the clove and tie it to make like a tampon shape, complete with tail. I'd say the same as the yogurt, for use frequency and duration.

      maybe you could do this for a week altogether, alternating yogurt and garlic. you will find the yogurt far more soothing that the garlic.

      as for you boyfriend, i've never heard of any home treatments for men, but you could put some yogurt on it before bed every night, if it works for women, why not? just be sure to get it under the foreskin.

      it also helps to have a high garlic diet, and low sugar.

      EDIT: you are right about the over the counter stuff and side effects. i used one earlier this year and i got a reaction that was more pain full that the thrush! ick.

      P.S!!!
      you should try having a bath with some vinegar in it. not so much that you feel like you are bathing in salad dressing but a splash or two, enough to change the ph balance of the water. i use this myself and it has a nice soothing effect as well as helping restore the ph balance in the problem area. could help your boyfriend too.

  11. QUESTION:
    is this a yeast or bladder infection? how to cure at home?
    I think I have a yeast infection or bladder infection because it itches down there, and a couple of days ago I had some goopy clear when I wiped, but I do not have my period right now, and so I'm not sure if its a yeast infection or not, because there is no odor, and so is there any home remedies I can try... I cant afford to go to the doctors right now.

    I read online that you can dip a tampon into yogurt and insert it for about 1 hour and that gets rid of the bad yeast, but I do not use tampons, and so is there anything else I can do or that anyone else has done to cure this?

    • ANSWER:
      you can discover symptoms for UTI (bladder infection) and yeast infection which are very different - and you can use some natural remedies for both - discover all in:

  12. QUESTION:
    Is this safe for a vaginal yeast infection ?
    yogurt is regarded as one of the best home remedies. In fact, it is advisable to soak a tampon into yogurt and place it in the infected region for at least an hour. Basically, the healthy required bacteria from the yogurt will replace the unhealthy yeast bacteria. This could be repeated twice a day

    is it really okay to stick a yogurt covered tampon up there?

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried home remedies to cure yeast infections?
    I found this site http://www.grannymed.com/meds/yeast-infection.aspx to naturally cure yeast infections.

    *Put yogurt on a tampon and change every 2 hrs to cure yeast infections. Has anyone ever tried this and if so, did it work?
    EDIT:
    How much yogurt do you put?
    EDIT:

    I saw all those sites that cost for natural cures fast. Ally May - Can you tell me how so I don't have to pay for it. :)
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I've never tried yogurt internally. However, if you eat yogurt with live and active cultures the cultures may eventually help regulate the yeast. It won't cure an actual infection though. Sounds crazy but while living in another country where yeast infections medication was not sold over the counter, I used a cotton ball soaked with white vinegar to clean the inner labia. This helped to relieve the itching associated with the yeast. Be warned, it will sting a bit.

  14. QUESTION:
    Help, please! Yogurt on a tampon...?
    I was reading online about "natural" or "home" remedies for yeast infections, BV, etc, and I've actually seen several people on Y!A talking about inserting a tampon dipped in yogurt to get rid of it. Is it true this works?
    How do you know?

    ***Best answer gets 10 points!***

    Also: what kind/brand of yogurt/tampon would you use, how long do you leave it in, and how do you clean up?, etc. etc. etc.
    ---------------------------------
    Here are some other remedies people have claimed to use that work. Tell me if you've ever heard of them or if they've worked for you!

    http://www.fitsugar.com/Tampons-Yogurt-P…

    ***Any information you have will be useful!***
    THANKS! :]

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it works. My mother's had a yeast infection. What also works is drinking prune juice. You should have the yogurt frozen when you attempt the yogurt-on-a-tampon idea. Best of luck.

  15. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to cure a yeast infection?
    Mine seems to be chronic (over a year and half now of discharge). I went to my gyno and he said it was a yeast infection. He prescribed antibiotics and a cream. The cream helped with the skin irritation. The antibiotics didn't do anything for the discharge. I went back. He gave me another antibiotic, which didn't help. So I tried monostat. That didn't work. He prescribed a higher dosage of monostat. Still didn't work. So I looked up home remedies and tried the yogurt tampon thing. Did not work either! Nothing seems to be helping at all! Can this discharge just be a normal thing that I have or is he right that it's a yeast infection. And if so, why won't it go away and what should I do?
    Oh, and I have tried douching a few times as well, before the monostat application and also on its own. Nope, no help either.
    I am not itchy or smelly at all, the discharge is a pale yellow and not cottage-cheese like. I also was just diagnosed with hpv, could this be a symptom of hpv that comes with it?

    • ANSWER:
      Did the doctor do a test or just take your word that you had a lot of discharge? Is one of your symptoms itching? Itching is a key symptom. Antibiotics for a bacterial infection can sometimes cause a yeast infection.

      Signs of yeast infections:
      White, cottage cheese-like discharge
      Swelling and pain around the vulva
      Intense itching

      Signs of bacterial vaginosis:
      A white, gray or yellowish vaginal discharge
      A fishy odor that is strongest after sex or after washing with soap
      Itching or burning
      Slight redness and swelling of the vagina or vulva

      Once you start puberty a white and/or clear wet mucous discharge is normal. The vagina is self-cleaning. This same discharge increases the closer you get to ovulation and when you are sexually aroused. Trust me, you don't ever want it to go away. It's what makes sex possible.

      If you do have a yeast infection, consider going on a yeast-free diet, no sugar (as sugar feeds yeast), no alcohol - so no cakes, candy, sweets, etc.

      *Take Lots of acidophilus/probiotics or eat Unsweetened (Plain) Yogurt
      *Avoid tight jeans and other tight pants
      *Wear cotton underwear during the day, no thongs
      *Wear no underwear to bed

      If you have a topical yeast infection, itching with no cottage cheese looking discharge, you can try these)

      1. Put a tsp of apple cider vinegar in a 6-8 ounce glass of water and drink it 2-3 times a day.

      2. Mix a tsp of Hydrogen Peroxide in a cup of water and pour over the area, 2-3 times a day.

  16. QUESTION:
    Home Remedies for Yeast Infections? (Female only thanks)?
    I've been doing some looking around on Internet sites regarding yeast infections and found that plain yogurt helps balance the bacteria and stuff "down there". I read that the most effective way to rid of the infection is to apply it directly to the vulva and inside of your vagina, but I am hesitant on how to do so. Any ladies have advice on how one should go about putting yogurt up their vagina properly? Lol ... I read that you can put it inside a tampon applicator and freeze the yogurt inside and then insert it as you would a tampon and leave it in there for an hour or so, but how to get that thing out makes me wonder. Please help me out! I don't want to get over the counter treatment, my mom says it helps at first, but they come back a lot easier.

    • ANSWER:
      It is absolutely true that you can use yogurt directly in or on your vagina. I've heard the frozen yogurt tampon idea, but I don't think I'd try it. That would be too COLD!

      I just dip my finger in some yogurt and insert it that way. It really works. The cold offers instant relief, and the active cultures take care of the infection.

      You can also eat yogurt or take acidophilus supplements to help balance bacteria in your entire body.

  17. QUESTION:
    Need advice about yeast infection!!!?
    Ok I've read about home remedies on treating a yeast infection. One was plain yogurt, you are supposed to dip a tampon i the yogurt and leave it for a hour or so. Ok I have tried and the tampon broke. Can anyone give me advice on how to do this or any other way. Thanks in advance!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      I'll try to give you some other natural therapies you can try as well.

      Also you can just use your fingers to apply the yogurt, the tampon can work too, but as long as you are laying down using the fingers is perfectly fine too.

      There are many things you need to start doing and addressing if you are suffering from a yeast infection. To start, do the following:

      1. Wear loose clothing and undergarments, oxygen kills yeast, going commando and wearing nothing down there if possible is even better.

      2. Get some unsweetened yogurt and rub it onto a tampon, insert the tampon and do this continually until the yeast infection is gone.

      3. Cut out any and all sugar, alcohol and yeast from your diet. All three will promote the infection further.

      4. Start drinking cranberry juice, pure not from concentrate with no added sugar, I know this goes against the no sugar thing but the acid content in the cranberries will alter the PH balance of your vagina and cause the yeast to die off.

      5. If you can tolerate it, use a raw garlic clove and apply it to the infection, this may burn so dilute it with some olive or coconut oil, both of which can also help eliminate the yeast, especially the coconut.

      6. You can also try taking some vitamin B3, many women find their infections resolve quicker when they are taking 300mg/per day.

      7. Take a probiotic with at least 50 billion live cells per pill, this is key in redistributing good bacteria throughout your body, and effectively end the yeast infection. You must do this continually until you have eliminated your yeast infections and Candida entirely.

      8. Lastly if all else fails, begin adding 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath. Only fill the tub up high enough to submerge your genital area. Stay in the tub for 20-30 minutes at a time.

      Hope this helps, the yogurt is the key really, by putting good bacteria directly on the area you will eliminate it quickly. Make sure it is unsweetened and ideally keep an eye out for a variation called Kefir which has even more beneficial bacteria in it to snuff out the infection.

      When all is said and done I would suggest you research Candida and take a test to determine if you are suffering from it, as anyone who gets yeast infections has Candida, it's just a matter of how bad it is.

  18. QUESTION:
    First yeast infection, itching very badly?
    So I'm almost positive I have my first yeast infection (I've been reading online all the symptoms and it sounds to me like I do, not the bacterial vaginosis), and many sites are telling me to go to my gyno, but I was just there last week. Can I just buy yeast infection medicine or use some type of home remedy (like a tampon dipped in plain yogurt)? I want some relief asap because it's itching very badly! How long does it take to go away if I used medicine and how long would it take to go away if I used a home remedy? I've been having this for a few days now. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I previously worked for an OBGYN. Monistat 3 day combo pack is your best bet. The one day treatments can be too harsh. The combo pack is nice because it also comes with an external cream.

      Why would you wait so long in the first place??? You won't know what works for you until you try it first. Putting yogurt into your body isn't recommended. You can however slather plain/unflavored/unsweetened yogurt on a towel and sit on it to help with external irritation.

  19. QUESTION:
    Treatment for yeast infections?
    Sink a tampon in yogurt and enter in vagina. Perform this twice a day, at one time in the morning and at night until symptoms disappear. A different method is to carry a tablespoonful of yogurt and insert into vagina. This is better practiced at nighttime simply prior to bedding. Daily douching with yogurt has showed useful. Along with these remedies it is also suggested to consume lots of yogurt. It is beneficial for your whole system and will heal the fungus also. Buttermilk generates effective results also. Use a glass of buttermilk in the afternoon, and one at nighttime. It is as well another wonderful home remedy for yeast infection.

    im game to be relieved of these terrible symptoms but dipping a tampon in yogurt and putting it up my cootie does not sound safe? anyone know this to yogurt in the vagina to relieve symptoms to be true?

    please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely do not place food into your vagina! It is safe to coat your vulva in PLAIN yogurt to relieve symptoms, but do not place it in your vagina. Get an over the counter yeast kit from your local pharmacy or see your doctor to treat the yeast infection itself.

  20. QUESTION:
    Yeast Infection, Antibiotics, UTI?
    I'm taking some pretty strong antibiotics for a Urinary Tract Infection. I know that when you take antibiotics you have the risk of getting a yeast infection. I looked up some ways to prevent this from happening, and one home remedy I saw was to dip a tampon in plain yogurt, insert it, and leave it in for a few hours 2 to 3 times a day.

    My question is, If I do this while having the UTI will the yogurt have some sort of bad affect on my UTI (via my urethra)? Not only that but the doctor told me that tampons put more pressure on the bladder which isn't good for it.

    If I shouldn't do this, what other things could I do to prevent the Yeast Infection that would still be safe for my UTI? I prefer home remedies but I may consider over-the-counter medicines.

    Thank you in advance for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      Antibiotics VERY frequently cause yeast infections. You can try just inserting yogurt vaginally, taking probiotics orally, eating lots of yogurt, or using an OTC yeast infection cream as a preventative. The yogurt shouldn't affect your UTI, as it replenishes beneficial bacteria that have been killed off by the antibiotic and helps fight the overgrowth of yeast that often ensues as a result.

  21. QUESTION:
    Personal Problem Please help!!! IMPORTANT!!!!!?
    I had looked on the internet and just wanted to see what others thought especially girls. I wanted to know before I tried any of these things on if anyone has heard or has tried any of these. I had my period about 3 weeks and I think I may have gotten a yeast infection from my tampons because the day before my period was over when I took the tampon out and I peed and whipped I had an itch when I whipped, I went to google and typed in home remedies for yeast infections and I read about 5 different sites just to try to make some comparisons and all of them said to dip a tampon in regular yogurt and apply in your vagina about 2-3 times a day. Sounds kinda ICKY!! also said to apply honey to the vagina but not IN it. Leave for about 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Another one was to add garlic and water to dilute the garlic smell. And I know this one too but you should NEVER wash yourself with soap or shampoo you should only wash with water, so that is another give. But, basically just wanted to see so let me know! Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      A yeast infection is a very unpleasant condition that many women deal with daily. In fact, 75% of all women will have one in their lifetime, while 50% will have multiple yeast infections.

      The signs and symptons of a yeast infection include itching and redness around the outer vagina (vulva), soreness, rash, and/or burning especially while urinating. Also, a cottage-cheese like discharge may be present. While these are the symptoms of a yeast infection, not all women or girls will experience all of them, but if severe itching is not present then you may be suffering from some other condition - see your doctor immediately.

      •Yogurt - The bacterium Lactobacillus acidophilus is naturally occurring in yogurt and is also found in healthy vaginas. This bacteria kills yeast by producing hydrogen peroxide. Here are a few ways to use it:
      ◦ONLY use PLAIN, NO-SUGAR-ADDED yogurt and be certain that it contains the live bacterium Lactobacillus acidophilus.
      ◦Apply yogurt to the outside and inside of the vagina.
      ◦Make yogurt popsicles by either freezing it in a tampon applicator or in the fingers of rubber gloves, then insert into the vagina at the first sign of a yeast infection.
      ◦Use a syringe with no needle.
      ◦Apply once or twice a day until one day after the symptoms have subsided.
      ◦You can also use acidophilus tablets found at your local health food supermarket.

  22. QUESTION:
    Yeast Infection and Acidophilius Tablets Rumor; Help?
    I have had a yeast infection for a while, i have used Monistat and other yeast infection over the counter medications, and i have gone to the doctor and taken their medications and they havent helped either. They have taken cultures and so I know that its really a yeast infection and not anything else. I have been looking up home remedies and on several websites where they talk about putting yogurt on a tampon, they talk about taking Acidophilus tablets (which i do take daily) and putting/rubbing them on the irritated areas and it would help get the bacteria to get to the infection faster. Is this true, should I try it? Im desperate for releif, I have had this for WAY too long.

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  23. QUESTION:
    I had to take the antibiotic doxycycline for a urinary tract infection now I'm getting a yeast infection!!?
    I need a home remedy to cure this infection I can't afford to go to the dr. again I don't have insurance! I have heard that if you dip a tampon in plain yogurt and insert it, it helps clear the infection (and repeat the process I don't know how many times tho or how often) I have also read that taking a luke warm sitz bath with the water to the hips mixed with 1/2 of vinegar and 1/2 salt and soak till its cold with your legs apart helps rebalance the ph to 4.5 in that area. Do these really work? Only serious answers please as this is embarrassing for me! Thank you!! Please hurry! Thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      you can use some home remedies for yeast infection - discover details below

  24. QUESTION:
    Recurring yeast infection?
    What are some home remedies for them? I've heard yogurt on a tampon or just inserted into vagina by itself but is there any other remedies I can use? Please and thank u

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  25. QUESTION:
    Yeast Infection *URGENT*?
    Hey there! lol.. ok guys so I have a yeast infection I had one before but it was cured with sea water because i was in the islands and i went to the beach and it killed everything seriously. but i have one now and i honestly dont want my mom finding out and its really annoying i feel like crap ughh i dont know how i got it seriously but i read online about the home remedies because im scared to use monistat i heard it really burns and i am brokeeee.. so i heard about the yogurt about its active cultures; yogurt with no flavor.. i wanted to know will this really work? and for how long do i need to do it ill do it overnight but for how many nights like 3nights or so or like 4 or 5.. another thing i wouldhave to take the tampon the entire thing like the cotton part and dump it in the yogurt and put it in my vagina right? sorry if im being explicit i just really want my question answered. i also heard about hydrogen peroxide however i dont know it this is true and i really dont know what im supposed to do with h2o2 (hydrogen peroxide)... thank you soo much for the help it is very much appreciated!!! i really awnt to get rid of this asap especially before my period comes because i dont know what would happen if i get my period which by the way what does hjappen? thank youuu!!!!

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  26. QUESTION:
    I think I might have yeast infection?
    I never had it before so I really don't know how it feels like though, I read some symptoms about it online.. I'm still not quiet sure if I do.

    Well my symptoms are:
    -White Discharge; almost like cottage cheese.
    -A little bit of an odd odor.
    -Excess wetness. (I dont really get wet as much as usual.)
    -And the right side of my pelvis area I think around my right ovary feels swollen.

    And if I do can I just use drugstore cream? Or has it gotten worst that I need to see a doctor and get a perscrition?

    I read some home remedies, but I dont think I can shove a tampon with yogurt all over it up my vajayjay. So please no hom remedies for me!

    Much answers appriciated! Thank you.
    Oh and yes, it does get itchy at times. :(

    • ANSWER:
      White milky cottage cheese like discharge, incredible itching and swelling of the labia. Yes you can use over the counter drug store, or grocery market creams for vaginal yeast infections,following the label instruction, continue the full course and just eat the yogurt (with live cultures, acidophiles). Abstain from having intercourse and if it does not improve, or worsens.. foul colored discharge, strong odor, pelvic pain, fever, see a doctor.

  27. QUESTION:
    Used Listerine for a yeast infection, got my period, won't stop bleeding?
    Okay, so I've had yeast infections before. Last time I just went to the doctor and got an antibiotic. This time, since I already knew what it was and didn't have time to go to the doctor, I looked up home remedies. A lot of thing said garlic and yogurt and what not, and I saw the suggestion of Listerine several places and that it had worked for people. So I followed the instructions, dipped a tampon in Listerine and inserted it for about 4-6 hours.

    There was a little burning but other than that it was fine. I took it out and went about my business. The next day I woke up in the morning with what I assumed was my period, since it was right on time.

    Usually my period is over in 1-3 days. It has been going for about a week now. The bleeding was heavy at first which is normal and then slowly stopped and was just some spotting and light flow. I figured it was done but later after a work shift, I'd spotted big time. It was brown so I just decided it was near the end and didn't think about it. I got normal cramps and everything.

    But now I'm getting annoyed. The bleeding stops and then starts again, but only a light flow. Its pissing me off because I'm so used to it being quick and done with. There is no pain, its just annoying.

    Could this be because of the Listerine? I haven't heard of anyone else having problems, but I'm trying to figure it out. I feel stupid going to the doctor and telling her what I did. Has anyone else tried this? Let me know.

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  28. QUESTION:
    over the counter or home remedies for vaginal odor?
    I've had this problem for a long time. I've been doing the tampon soaked in yogurt thing, and it seems to wear off in effectivenss. OTC products like suppositories don't seem to help. I'm sure I have Bacterial vaginonis or a yeast infection, so I will see my doctor. But can anyone recommend anything in the meantime. My coworkers rae starting to make fun of me. :(

    • ANSWER:
      ewwwwwwwwww...... tampon in yogurt.

      Just go to drug store and buy vagasil
      www.vagisil.com/

      And how do your coworkers smell your vag.

  29. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any good PROVEN home remedies for bacterial vaginosis... (BV).?
    The doctor prescribes antibiotics of course. But it only comes back and can also cause yeast infections. I'm tired of getting this. I figure I can save money and time by just doing it myself. If its gonna keep coming back anyway. I heard from someone that her doctor said put yogurt on a tampon because it works just as good as what he would prescribe. But idk. Only helpful answers please thank you!
    I've had it twice before, I take the prescribed medicine correctly and until they're all gone. It still comes back. I've been reading on this and alot of women seem to suffer with this. They tried lactobacillus acidophilus yogurt. orally and as a vaginal suppository as well as a vinegar douche. It seems to work for them. But I dont know there is a way to cure bv without antibiotics. Since the antibiotics work temporarily and cause yeast infections. There is no point in returning to the doctor repeatedly. Waste of time and money.

    • ANSWER:
      The yogurt treatment is a home remedy for yeast infections, not bacterial infections. I don't know how well it would work for a yeast infection, but it would do NOTHING to help a bacterial infection.

      A bacterial infection needs to be treated with antibiotics. There is no other safe, effective treatment. If not properly treated a bacterial infection can spread to your internal organs. You do not want this to happen. Take the antibiotics prescribed by your doctor.

      If your bacterial infections keep returning, you are likely doing something wrong. Are you taking the full course of antibiotics, following the instructions exactly? Some people just stop taking the pills when they feel better, but this will not kill the bacteria. When you have a bowel movement, do you wipe backwards or forwards? If you are wiping towards your vagina, you are probably infecting yourself with your own intestinal bacteria. Do you use a douche or any other non-prescription product in your vaginal area? If so, stop.

  30. QUESTION:
    Is this a GOOD or BAD idea?
    I'm trying to get rid of a yeast infection. My doctor gave me 1 pill to take. But the symptoms are still here. i just read on a health website where you can dip a tampon down in plain, sugarless yogurt and insert it inside of you for an hour or so. Then take it out and wash good. Does anyone know if it's really okay to do that? Any other home remedies that work good and are safe???

    • ANSWER:
      It's never safe idea to stick random things inside you. If you don't know what it is or what does, it probably doesn't belong in your body. You should consult your doctor, or someone who studies such things, rather than asking the internet, and risk taking the advice of some 9-year-old to shove hot-sauce in your body based on dubious scientific background.

  31. QUESTION:
    urgent!! please help: apple cider vinegar/yogurt - cure for yeast infection? will it work?
    i want to treat my yeast infection with home remedies because drugs don't seem to work for me and it's too expensive. so i got some apple cider and have plain yogurt too. i heard that if you add a cup of vinegar in your bath and stay in for about 15 mins it'll help.
    and then that you keep eating the yogurt and also soak a tampon in it and insert it. should i use both of these treatments? or just one? do they word?
    i'm seriously annoyed because it's just so itchy and burns and i keep getting the discharge and i just wanna get rid of it! this is like the second day and i cant handle it anymore!!
    also could the cause be my medication (pills) for iron in my blood? cause i have anemia. i used to use different brand before and had no problems. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, the burning may be caused by an allergic reaction. A small percentage of woman are allergic to one of the active ingredients in monistat called micanazole.

      If you're suffering from an allergic reaction you should let your doctor know so he/she can recommend another cream to use. If you self diagnosed your infection, it would probably be a good idea to stop using it and try something else.

      Personally I think the best approach is the natural way. Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there's an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

      Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

      So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

      Oh and BTW - That's why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren't changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

      Oh BTW2 - That's also why many times you'll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off once again and you get a yeast infection.

      Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans.

      Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold.

      You can change your diet in conjunction with using the creams that you've been using and that will speed up the recovery significantly. But what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution instead. I always feel if there's a natural way to do something, then it's best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

      There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.

      If you're interesting in finding out more I've added a link that has some more info.


Home Treatment For Yeast Infection

Written By: admin - Apr• 07•12

With yeast infection it is accompanied by vaginal odor this result as discharge. however there are hygiene cleanser that are used to clear up the odor such as douche, which may cause a problem in the long run after being often used to cleanse odor. The only times there will unpleasant smell it will as a result of medical condition such as yeast or UTI and in some cases when a woman is menstruating. Normally vagina has its own musky odor that is unique to every woman.

The truth is vagina doesn't need cleansing help since it has some cleansing organs that don't need extra help. When a woman use douche, scented feminine hygiene product and vaginal deodorant sprays to eliminate odor. She is actually destroying vagina delicate balance. For example douche will get rid of everything in there including good bacteria. Which is very vital to keep it in balance and that's why douching regularly isn't good for you.

Use of other fragranced feminine hygiene product like perfumed pads, panty liners and tampon, might seem harmless but in the long run can be damaging simply because they are in close contact with vagina and hence can be infection causing bacteria which will lead to imbalance. Also if tampon are left for long time when menstruating, the accrual of blood left to ferment in the humidity of the vagina can lead toxic shock syndrome (TSS) when some bacteria form.

The main purpose of scented tampon is to cleanse the unpleasant smell which may be lost if left for a long time. Vaginal deodorants will also only work for a short period of time at masking vaginal odor. In the long run these deodorants will destroy the vaginal balance creating even more problems. Unless you're suffering from a medical condition of which vaginal odor is a symptom, then you should know a woman's natural vaginal odor can be pleasant and musky and not at all dreadful as you may think.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Any home treatment for yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      no, you'll need to see a doctor, or there's a few over the counter remedies, but you have to be positive it's a yeast infection

  2. QUESTION:
    Best home treatments for yeast infection?
    ive had a yeast infection for a year what are the best remedies to cure it?

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  3. QUESTION:
    Home treatment for yeast infection?

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  4. QUESTION:
    Are there any home treatments for a yeast infection?
    I think i have a yeast infection but dont relly want to buy anything any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't put food in your vagina! That is just going to make it worse. Or give you a different infection. You need specific medication. Go to the store to get some or talk to your doctor.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is There A Quick at-home treatment for a yeast infection?
    I was recently put on antibiotics for an infection after getting my teeth worked on. NOW I have a yeast infection! grrrr
    Anyway, looking on the internet only tells me things I can't do. Like apple cider vinegar, monestat, etc. Basically, things that cost money, and I am so broke at the moment. I can't even afford food at the moment..ok that has nothing to do with it...
    Is there ANYTHING, I can try to even just help relieve this insane itching? Just till I can get a few bucks to get rid of it?
    I tried sleeping without panties on last night and it felt weird, but did not help what-so-ever.
    Any help is appreciated in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, I'm a doctor from NY city. It's very easy. All instruction about your question here. http://freeclinic.notlong.com/AAdrZ9f

  6. QUESTION:
    How old do you have to be to buy OTC yeast infection treatment?
    I am 16 & I have a yeast infection, but my parents are not home to buy the treatment for me. Do you have to be 18 to buy the OTC treatment in Massachusetts? Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      There isn't an age for them. You can get a monistat or Vagisil. If it doesn't clear up in a few days, visit a doctor or a walk in clinic!! You can always go to a pharmacy like CVS, Walgreens and talk with the pharmacist. They do have a lot of information, and they usually have women you can talk with too.

  7. QUESTION:
    Got a yeast infection from taking antibiotics...done a home treatment and the Diflucan pill-not gone yet-help!
    I was taking antibiotics for a toothache recently and about halfway through the antibiotic....I got a yeast infection. I did the Monistat one day treatment but still had to finish the antibiotics. The one day didn't work so I got the Diflucan pill. I took that, and while it helped to get rid of the infection for the most part....I still have lingering itching. What can i do to help this to go away???

    • ANSWER:
      I would see the doc. You may need something stronger than what you can get over the counter. Anti-biotics are notorious for that! UGH! I hate it! good luck! :)

  8. QUESTION:
    what is the best "home" treatment for a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Monistat makes a great 1-Day treatment that's minimally messy. But if you're going for a more natural cure, plain (unflavored, no sugar added) yogurt is definitely the way to go. In addition to just consuming it, it's actually safe and effective put some on a tampon and insert it.

  9. QUESTION:
    Treating a yeast infection (home remedies?)?
    wondering if anyone has a treatment for yeast infections at home, rather than buying the store bought stuff

    • ANSWER:
      Here are 4 natural remedies to dealing with yeast infection:

      Yogurt - Something to try that might help ease yeast infection symptoms is yogurt. Yogurt is good for
      individuals suffering from yeast infections because yogurt contains an active bacteria known to kill the yeast fungus. However, if you don't like the taste of yogurt, the flavored ones that come with fruits slices at the bottom are a great alternative. Or you can visit your pharmacist, whereby he can give you a product called Lactinex, which contain the same active fungus-killing bacteria that yogurt does. The application of yogurt in the affected area almost immediately relieves the itch. And in a matter of 1-2 days, the yeast build-up would begin to fade.

      Tree oil - Taking a warm tub bath with a few drops of tea tree oil can also help to relieve external symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection. This bath will simply rinse the area continuously with water and tea tree oil. An alternative is also to try a warm bath with a cup of apple cider vinegar mixed in. Both these baths will temporarily soothe the external itching and burning associated with a yeast infection.

      Apple Cider Vinegar - This is a great natural treatment as it can bring about quick results for the acute episode of yeast infection. However, like all natural treatments - they do not always work.

      Garlic. - Garlic is well know remedy for dealing with many kinds of diseases. Garlic has amazing healing properties and works really well against yeast buildup.

      Visit http://www.toplifesecrets.com/no-yeast-infection for more of such tips! There is a permanent and quick cure to yeast infection in the site too!

  10. QUESTION:
    What are some home treatments for an oral yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      GO TO THE DOCTOR AND GET THE PILL!

      Why suffer when you can just get a pill and take care of this?

      You can't use OTC medication in your mouth... Most herbs are bullshit...

      Just go see a doc...

  11. QUESTION:
    what herbal or home treatments can i give my dogs for yeast infection?
    their ears are stuffed with brown to yellow yeast and there is no other bacteria found in them. i have bee going to the vet twice since and still they have it. though it went down greatly that their not so touchy. but i hate to go for the third time and pay another 140$ for they wont give resupplys until they check him. im hopping for herbal stuff besides vinager.

    • ANSWER:
      You've got a lot of good answers so far!
      I also wanted to mention that the food that you are feeding could be contributing to the problem though.

      There are so many grains and unnatural things in kibble dog food that can cause problems for them its unbelievable!
      Food sensitivities and allergies can cause a great deal of ongoing skin and ear problems for dogs!

      You might want to try switching over to a 'grain free' kibble and do ALOT of research on dog food and canine nutrition! You will be amazed at what you learn!

  12. QUESTION:
    what is the best treatment for yeast infections for dogs?
    My Chow/Lab mix has a yeast infection in his ears and all over his body
    WHat is the best home treatment

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  13. QUESTION:
    Home treatments/cures for a yeast infection?
    im talking about just stuff you have around the house I dont want to go to the doctor I know i should but i dont want to.
    I was thinking maybe rubbing alcohal would kill the yeast?
    Please help

    • ANSWER:
      NO rubbing alcohol. Go to the drugstore and get some monistat which will take care of this if you are female and this is a vaginal yeast infection. If you think this is a yeast skin infection, you can purchase stuff for that too at the drugstore but, it would be more uncommon to have a skin yeast infection so this may be something else.

  14. QUESTION:
    home treatments for yeast infections. please read& answers!?
    okay, so apparently i have a yeast infection.
    its dosent itch on the inside.just on the lip. and the other day it was VERY red, now its gotten a big better, its more pink.

    but the discharge is still pretty annoying. it dosent hurt but its just annoying in my underpants.

    i take alot of showers. so latley ive been taking more baths. drinking more water,and cranberry juice.

    i plan to eat ALOT of plain yogurt, and put some if it "down there"

    so im wondering, should these things work to get rid of the infection?

    and if i can get rid of the yeast, will the discharge go away too?

    PLEASE&THANK YOU

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  15. QUESTION:
    what are home treatments for yeast infections for men?

    • ANSWER:
      Eat more yogurt with live culture. Tea tree oil applied topically may help.

      http://altmedicine.about.com/od/healthconditionsqtoz/a/yeast_infection.htm

  16. QUESTION:
    Whats the best home remedy for a yeast infection?
    I have had a yeast infection for 2 wks now, and i can't get rid of it. I actually bought some stuff at wal mart and after i used it, i started my monthly period, and it itches real bad, and now im not for sure what to use or do! It was a one a day treatment from monistat! It worked until i started my period then it just came back! any advice!?

    • ANSWER:
      yes over dose on yogurt--eat as much as you can stand--it usually cures me within a day or two

  17. QUESTION:
    Penile Yeast Infection treatments.?
    Hello, about 4 days ago my bf and I had sexual intercourse and the very next day we both seem to have gotten a yeast infection. I've had them before so I know I have it, but during the 7 years Ive been with my bf, this is the first time Ive seen him have one. His head is red and theres a rash on it that he says is itchy. Around the ring of his head is dry and peeling. He says it hurts when he pulls his skin back (he IS circumcised) Im assuming he has a Penile Yeast infection from the symptoms Ive looked up, problem is, I cant find anything on treatments. We cant afford to go to a doctor as we just went for me because I had Pharyngitis and they prescribed me meds, so were still payin for that (no insurance or money) I usually drink water and cranberry juice for my yeast infections but what are some home treatments that work for MALE yeast infections. I would like some advice from the male part since you guys would know best if uve had one before. But any advice is wanted
    I just feel bad for him :( it looks horrible and painful. And hes scrubbing it with a wash cloth making the skin look raw. which I dont think is helping.

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same thing before, and my doctor prescribed me an over the counter topical cream. It's called Clotrimazole 1%, this cream which is also used for athletes foot. You don't have to buy the expensive brand, I have learned, everything is the same, just with brand names. Cheapest one should cost you about 5-6 bucks. Hope this answer helps you...

      (just apply it to the affected area, don't rub it in like lotion, just apply it, but in a even layer)

  18. QUESTION:
    How can I tell if I have a yeast infection and how can I treat it if I do?
    I've been itchy down there for a few days now and my discharge is thicker and whiter than usual and smells different. It doesn't seem very severe (it doesn't itch a whole lot and nothing's red or anything), so I really don't think it's bad enough to warrant going to the doctor, and I'd rather not buy the special treatments for it if I'm not sure if it is a yeast infection or not. Are there any home treatments that would help if it is a yeast infection but not hurt if it isn't?

    • ANSWER:
      yeah sounds like you do have one... usually it will be itchy and irritated and have a weird smell.. in some cases the discharge will be like cottage cheese or just like really thick like flem... you can go to the drug store or grocery store.. or even walmart or target and pick up monostat.. you will see it where all the feminine hygeine is... its a simple 3 day treatment. if it doesnt go away after that or gets worse i would see a gyno.

  19. QUESTION:
    Pink discharge on treatment of yeast infection?
    Is this common?

    I had skin boils, and I went to my ob/gyn (I am a nursing mother) for a consult. She prescribed antibiotics which led to a yeast infection. I called up my doctor to talk to her about it she prescribed a cream called candid to be used @3times a day for three days. Thanks to the baby and being busy, I managed to put it for once a day for the first day and three times the second ( today is the third day). I seem to be getting a pinkish discharge now. Don't think its period, since I am lactating and have not had periods for a while.
    Should I be worried? I had read somewhere that the creams can also cause pink discharge because of trauma or something.

    Please help. I am sick and tired of this chain reaction of complaints where the treatment causes some other problem.

    Would there be any home remedy ( I had tried to increase my intake of yogurts etc)
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Here I am suggesting u an easy way which u can do yourself
      Buy a small bottle of BETADINE lotion, lactacyd lotion and a few Canesten Clotrimazole 500mg vaginal suppository and a few syringes of 10 cc 10 amps of distilled water
      instructions to u:
      Now take 1 cc betadine and 1 cc lactacyd lotion in 10 cc syringe and 8 cc distilled water
      Sit on stool, remove the needle and insert the syringe in vagina as much u can and push the solution fast
      let the fluid flow out when stop than push one vaginal tablet as high as u can with the help of syringe
      continue it for 5 days
      discharge will disappear in 24 hours,
      u can use this procedure once a week as ur personal Hygiene

  20. QUESTION:
    Cervicitis treatment and yeast infection?
    FYI, I've already made a follow-up appointment with the Dr., but I just wanted to see if anyone knows what *might* be going on here before I go.

    Last week the doctor found that I had cervicitis, and she sent me home with a prescription for doxycycline, but also for diflucan because doxycycline often causes yeast infections.

    I'm on the 6th (of 7) day of my antibiotic treatment, and I still have a yellow discharge, and I'm experiencing a LOT of discomfort. I took the diflucan in case it was a yeast infection, but two days later I'm still really uncomfortable. The doxycycline is supposed to take "several days" to work, but I'm not sure if it should have already started clearing up my symptoms by this point?...seeing as I only have one day of them left. I'm just wondering if anyone else who's had cervicitis was treated with this antibiotic and if it worked...and if so, how long it took to clear it up.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had issues with cervicitis and using Doxycycline for it. The medication should have already started to clear up the infection by now. It is possible that the Doxycycline may not be strong enough to clear up the particular bacteria causing the cervicitis. (an example only)

      I have had Doxycycline work for me and started to notice an improvement within a few days of starting the treatment, and by the end of the course it was cleared up.

      I later on though had to have a procedure done to get rid of the old skin on my cervix to keep me from continuing to have problems with cervicitis. After that procedure (it's been 2 1/2 years since that was done) I have had very few problems with the cervicitis.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is there a home remedy for a Yeast Infection?
    Call me old fashioned but I totally hate going to the Doctors for this kind of thing. So I was wondering if there was anything that I have at home could help. I know you can buy treatments over the counter now days but they are so expensive and messy.

    • ANSWER:
      I am copying from a book;
      Cut down on sugar, and wheat products. Avoid whole grain breads. Eat yogurt with active L. Acidophilus cultures.
      I used this advice before and I know it works.
      Hope this helps.

  22. QUESTION:
    How to treat a yeast infection at home?
    I've had a yeast infection for about a month now. The cream I got from the doctor didn't quite get rid of it. I've been doing research on it and from what I hear, many people find home remedies are the best way to actually cure the problem. However, there are a lot of different methods from different sites and I have no clue which to use.

    If you have had experience with this problem, please tell me what you think is the most effective treatment. If it makes any difference, I'm a guy. (Yes, guys can get them too)
    Please avoid giving any answers that involve "go back to your doctor." Maybe you don't see it the same way I do but I don't believe they are the ultimate ruler of how to treat medical issues. I could come up with the idea of going back to the doctor by myself, please say something more constructive.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know... but maybe eat some yogurt... I'm not sure if it can help a yeast infections... but it can prevent it... well, that's what my doctor told me to eat when I went on an antibiotic...

      Hope this helps :)

  23. QUESTION:
    is it normal for a 15 year old to have a yeast infection?
    how do you get yeast infections? is there any at-home treatments?

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    How do i tell if my cat has ear mites or a yeast infection in his ear? (without going to a vet)?
    He has black goo coming out of both ears. It is slimey and kind of looks like coffe grinds. It is dark brown in color. I have two types of treatment at home. One for ear mites and one for a yeast infection. I don't want to give both. Bringing him to the vet will cost me .00 for him to look at him and .00 for a lab fee- money which I don't have at the moment. Thank you for any help! Greatly appreciated! In the mean time, I have just been cleaning his ears with warm soapy water and cotton balls- not going inside the ear. His ears are just terribly dirty in there. HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      With a yeast infection, the ears will produce a very strong 'yeasty' smell. if there is an oder in your cats ears, then its probably a yeast infection.

      go ahead with the yeast infection medicine, and be sure to clean the ears very well. dogs and cats ears are very VERY deep so do not be afraid.

      if it doesnt seem to make a difference after about a week, then try the mite treatment.

  25. QUESTION:
    Should this yeast infection be gone?
    Ok, I have had a yeast infection plenty of times due to antibiotics. Recently I got a yeast infection that was non-antibiotic related, although it was not serious. I took a one dose of diflucan on... tuesday, and it is like the symptoms are still there. It does not itch or anything, but there is the sticky, thick white discharge still. I am not experiencing any other symptoms.

    I am NOW on antibiotics for a UTI, and think that maybe this is a new yeast infection starting. I purchased a home treatment which I have had success with in the past. I am debating on whether to use it.

    Has anyone else had an experience with diflucan or another pill that did not kill the infection in one day?

    • ANSWER:
      diflucan takes a little longer than the vaginal preparations to relieve your symptoms. if you are on antibiotics now there is a good chance you will get a yeast infection about 60% and sounds like you tend to get them. i would use the otc preparation after the antibiotics. if you still have symptoms then, see your gyn as could be a different type of infection or a resistant yeast.

  26. QUESTION:
    Yeast Candida in Dogs: Home Treatment?
    I was wondering if there was an at home treatment for dogs with yeast candida. I have a black lab with a severe case of the infection, but the vet only prescribes a canister of pills that have to be taken twice a day, administered every few months from the veterinary office, do not have a lasting affect if ceased to be administered and are really quite expensive.

    I feel really bad for her, because she's lost almost all of her hair and her skin is... falling off?, but my parents say treatment is too expensive. Are there any alternatives?

    • ANSWER:
      I have been researching this same problem. I have found the enclosed web site to be helpful.

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the signs of a Yeast Infection and a Bacterial Vaginois?Is there any home remedies for the both?
    Im having some discharge the is pale looking and frothy looking around the vulva area. I was doing a little itching and burning on yesterday but that went away. I have had a reoccurent of BV for the last 2 years and I had my share of yeast. Im truly stomp this time about which one it is and the method of treatment.I cant afford to go and see a doctor. I'm married and I dont sleep around neither does my husband, so I know that its not a STD.PLEASE HELP! HELP! Only serious answers please!!

    • ANSWER:
      There is this product called Enzara that you get on line, clears is up(and the odor ) in about a week. The trick is... you've got to stay on the pills and drink plenty of water. They are herbal and no prescription is needed. It worked for me, hope this helps!

  28. QUESTION:
    Can I use shredded garlic instead of a clove for a yeast infection?
    I only have the shredded garlic in the glass tub to treat it. I have a yeast infection and Im too embarresed to ask my dad to buy me over the counter treatment. Any home remedies I could use for a quick cure? Would the shredded stuff still work if I just smeared it on my vagina?

    • ANSWER:
      Then ask your dad for the money to get something at the store, and go get yourself an antifungal cream.

  29. QUESTION:
    Yeast Infection....how long?
    How long does it take to clear up a yeast infection when using home treatments? I mean OTC creams, Acidilpholus pills, garlic, and less sugar in my diet? I have been dealing with this for a long time. Went to the Gyn, and those meds didn't work. I may have to go back and be tested for BV, but it's really hard to get into to see the doctor here.

    • ANSWER:
      I had it in high school and my gyno told me to go pick up Monistat. It worked and the infection was gone is 7 days ( I got the Monistat 7 day treatment). Each day it itched less and wasn't as red as it was in the beginning.

  30. QUESTION:
    Treatment for yeast infections?
    Sink a tampon in yogurt and enter in vagina. Perform this twice a day, at one time in the morning and at night until symptoms disappear. A different method is to carry a tablespoonful of yogurt and insert into vagina. This is better practiced at nighttime simply prior to bedding. Daily douching with yogurt has showed useful. Along with these remedies it is also suggested to consume lots of yogurt. It is beneficial for your whole system and will heal the fungus also. Buttermilk generates effective results also. Use a glass of buttermilk in the afternoon, and one at nighttime. It is as well another wonderful home remedy for yeast infection.

    im game to be relieved of these terrible symptoms but dipping a tampon in yogurt and putting it up my cootie does not sound safe? anyone know this to yogurt in the vagina to relieve symptoms to be true?

    please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely do not place food into your vagina! It is safe to coat your vulva in PLAIN yogurt to relieve symptoms, but do not place it in your vagina. Get an over the counter yeast kit from your local pharmacy or see your doctor to treat the yeast infection itself.

  31. QUESTION:
    yeast infection. will this treatment work??
    okay so i think i have a yeast infection. i have all the symptoms and everything.

    would i be able to use equate A&D vitamin ointment to cure it? it says on the bottle that its used for burns, diaper rash, and abrasion.

    if that wouldnt work wat else could i use without going to the doctor..like an at home remedy?

    thanks in advance for the help!!

    • ANSWER:
      No. It will not work. A yeast infection is caused by an abundance of a certain kind of bacteria. Those medications will not fight that kind of bacteria. Go to the drug store and buy some Vagisil or Monostat. Good luck. Don't wait. Go now!

  32. QUESTION:
    Treatment for a yeast infection??
    i think i have a yeast infection. ive never had one before. and im really itchy!! i told my sister and she said its prob a yeast infection. my moms in Florida, and my sister doesnt live with me. and i feel weird asking my dad if we can go out and get me medicine for my vagina! lol
    SOOO i was wondering if there was a way to naturally rid of it?
    ive been using Desitin to relieve some of the itching. but i wanna get rid of this infection! i have school tomorow, and i dont wanna sit through school itchy!
    i just need a way where i can use things that i have at home to get rid of it

    • ANSWER:
      I've heard to eat yogurt or even put the yogurt directly on it

  33. QUESTION:
    some questions about yeast infections?
    what are the signs of a yeast infection? what are some causes of a yeast infection? what are some natural at home treatments for a yeast infections? any help would be amazing. im only 14 and i really don't want to take medicine.

    • ANSWER:
      What is yeast?

      Yeast is a fungus scientifically referred to as Candida. The specific type of fungus most commonly responsible for vaginitis is Candida albicans. Yeast is commonly present on normal human skin and in areas of moisture, such as the mouth and vagina. In fact, it is estimated that between 20%-50% of healthy women normally carry yeast in the vaginal area.

      What is vaginitis?

      Vaginitis is inflammation of the vagina. Vaginitis is very common and is reported by as many as 75% of women at some point in their lives. Vaginitis can be caused by a number of infections, including bacteria (such as Gardnerella and gonorrhea), protozoans (such as trichomonas), and yeast (Candida). Vaginal yeast infection, which is the most common form of vaginitis, is often referred to as vaginal Candidiasis.

      What causes vaginal yeast infections?

      Vaginal yeast infections occur when new yeast is introduced into the vaginal area, or when there is an increase in the quantity of yeast already present in the vagina relative to the quantity of normal bacteria. For example, when the normal, protective bacteria are eradicated by antibiotics (taken to treat a urinary tract, respiratory, or other types of infection) or by immunosuppressive drugs, the yeast can multiply, invade tissues, and cause irritation of the lining of the vagina (vaginitis).

      Vaginal yeast infections can also occur as a result of injury to the inner vagina, such as after chemotherapy. Also, women with suppressed immune systems (for example, those taking cortisone-related medications such as prednisone) develop vaginal yeast infections more frequently than women with normal immunity. Other conditions that may predispose women to developing vaginal yeast infections include diabetes mellitus, pregnancy, and taking oral contraceptives. The use of douches or perfumed vaginal hygiene sprays may also increase a woman's risk of developing a vaginal yeast infection.

      A vaginal yeast infection is not considered to be a sexually transmitted infection (STD), since Candida may be present in the normal vagina, and the condition does occur in celibate women. However, it is possible for men to develop symptoms of skin irritation of the penis from a yeast infection after sexual intercourse with an infected partner.

      What are the symptoms of vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis?

      Vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis cause symptoms that are nonspecific, which means that aside from the yeast infection, other conditions can cause the identical symptoms. The most common symptom of a vaginal yeast infection is itching in the vaginal and/or vulvar area. Other symptoms of vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis include:

      * burning,

      * soreness,

      * pain during intercourse and/or urination, and

      * vaginal discharge. (Vaginal discharge is not always present, but when it occurs, the discharge is odorless and typically has a whitish, thick appearance and texture, like cottage cheese.)

      Vulvitis can also cause local pain in addition to the above symptoms. Pain in the vulvar area is referred to as vulvodynia.

      In up to 5% of women, yeast vulvovaginitis may cause a recurrent problem. A recurrent yeast infection occurs when a woman has four or more infections in one year that are not related to antibiotic use. Recurrent yeast infections may be related to an underlying medical condition and may require more aggressive treatment.

      How are vaginal yeast infections and vulvitis diagnosed?

      Vaginal yeast infection is suggested when a cheesy white discharge is noted over the walls of the vagina, but the symptoms of vaginal yeast infection are nonspecific and may be a result of other conditions. To firmly establish the diagnosis and to rule out any other causes of the symptoms, your doctor may take a specimen scraped from the affected area for microscopic analysis or for culture in the laboratory. Identification of yeast under a microscope, when possible, is the least expensive and most rapid and accurate way to establish the diagnosis.

      What is the treatment for vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis?

      Vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis may be treated with antifungal medications that are applied topically in and around the vagina or with antifungal medications taken by mouth. Sometimes, mixed infections with more than one microbe can require combinations of treatments.

      Topically applied antifungal creams include:

      * butoconazole (Femstat 3),

      * clotrimazole (Lotrimin),

      * miconazole (Monistat), and

      * terconazole (Terazol 3).

      The over-the-counter topical treatments are an option for some women when yeast is the cause of the infection. However, it should be noted that infection other than yeast can cause similar symptoms. These include bacterial vaginosis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. If symptoms are not eliminated by over-the-counter products, patients should see their doctor for evaluation.

      Antifungal medications tha

  34. QUESTION:
    what can i do for now to help reduce the yeast infection ?
    i have been very busy around the house and the baby having teeth that i neglected treating the yeast infection i have which usually happen to b down below ... any advice of good medication to take for the time being or any treatment possible at home ? cuz its getting veryy frustrating ... plz advice asap .

    • ANSWER:
      make sure it is definitely a yeast infection. cut down on sugar, alcohol and anything with yeast (e.g. bread). you can buy creams you can use or oral tablets get rid of it as well. i find the cream is better though because it helps with the symptoms where the oral tablet doesnt until it has gone away.
      you can use yoghurt down there to help symptoms as well. sounds weird but it works!
      but yeah go to the doctor if you havent had it before or if you get it alot.. because some women think its thrush rather than something more serious. for example, a pelvic infection which can be more serious if its treated in the wrong way. u should never diagnose yourself!
      i get thrush all the time.. very recurring. i recently was prescribed something called nizoral which is a tablet taken twice a day for 10 days which helps if it is recurring.
      hope i helped you!

  35. QUESTION:
    home remedy for a yeast infection!?
    is it true that coating a tampon with plain yogurt or using an applicator filled with plain yogurt and inserting it in yourself will get rid of a yeast infection? i know it sounds gross but if it works its alot cheaper than buying monistat or those other YI treatments.. anyone try this, and did it work? or know of any other home remedy that works.. .thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      yes the yougurt works as well a clove of garlic. You get a needle and thread and thread the needle through the clove of garlic and make a string like a tampon. You would insert the garlic in just like a tampon and leave over night, do that for 5-7 days. Use the yougurt too, it really helps the itching
      It works

  36. QUESTION:
    Yeast Infection?
    I bought a home treatment kit (Monistat) to cure a yeast infection. This has cured my infection in the past. I used it according to the direction for 3 days. However this time I am still very itchy. I don't have the discharge anymore but the itching won't stop. Does anyone know a cure for this or how to make the itching stop? I have tried oatmeal baths on recommendation of my mother.

    Please help, it is driving me crazy!!

    • ANSWER:
      Get some vagisil cream. It really works great at taking the itching and burning away.

  37. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection, HELP ME PLEASE!?
    i have a question. if i have a yeast infection for about two weeks and still haven't seen a doctor because i don't have the money right now to pay for the visit, what kind of home treatments should i do?

    Does yeast infection look like abrasion

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections are really itchy and uncomfortable, you will also have a white creamy discharge.

      You can go to your local grocery store and pick up some vagisil, it should help treat it, if you have not treated it it will last much longer. There is also a new product that lets you test your discharge (i believe it is also made bt vagisil) It shows you a color and if it is not a yeast infection, you should call your DR and they shoddily be able to give you some ideas for treatments without going in.

  38. QUESTION:
    I think I have a yeast infection...?
    I'm 16 years old. I have had what I thought was a yeast infection three times in the last few months. I took the three-day treatment for yeast infection and it went away each time for about a week. But then it comes back.

    I have constant burning and itching, and a lot of thick white discharge. I've had a high fever at one point, but that went away.
    I've missed three days of school because of this, and am up at 1am right now because it's keeping me awake.
    I'm a clean person with good hygiene so I can't understand how this keeps happening.
    I hate going to the doctor so I guess I'm just wondering if I need to go, or if this is something other than a yeast infection. Also, if there are any home remedies that will give me at least some temporary relieve.
    I'd really appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      Only a doctor can tell for sure if you have a yeast infection by taking a swab and run some tests. Most of us can sometimes tell by the feel, look, and smell that you have a yeast infection. If your symptoms don't match this list, or you are confused or uncertain, go see your doctor if at all possible.

      It feels like an intense itching, burning sensation, localized in your vagina and vulva. This itching is not always present, but can get really bad, so bad you can hardly walk, let alone sit still or concentrate on anything.

      It looks like clumpy white stuff. Most medical descriptions compare the discharge to ricotta cheese, but it can range from thick and not clumpy to faintly yellow to thin and clear.

      It smells like bread or beer. In fact, it smells pretty much exactly like yeast.

      There are other types of infections that can sometimes infect your vagina and vulva and it's helpful to know the symptoms of all of them so you can be really sure before you go treat yourself for a yeast infection you might not have.

      A bacterial infection of the vagina can feel a lot like a yeast infection if the vulval area is itchy or painful. Unlike a yeast infection, the discharge can be dark yellow, green, or brown and it won't smell like bread, it can smell like fish or something rotting. If you think you might have a bacterial infection, or if you're not sure, get I would recommend going to see your doctor as this has to be treated with prescription antibiotics.

      Urinary tract infections (UTI's) are due to bacteria infecting the urethra rather than the vagina. UTI's can be fairly easily distinguished from vaginal infections by a host of symptoms, including pain or burning when urinating, blood or mucus in urine, needing to urinate often, pain or pressure in back or lower abdomen and a fever or chills. If you think you might have a UTI, don't delay, go see your doctor, because the infection can travel up past the bladder, causing kidney damage.

      Another type of infection called trichomoniasis is caused by a parasite that can infect both the vagina and the urinary tract, and is primarily sexually transmitted. If you have a trichomoniasis infection, your vagina can be itchy or painful, it can hurt to urinate, intercourse can be painful, and occasionally you can experience pain in your lower abdomen. Again, you have to see a doctor to get antibiotics to treat this.

      I would recommend you see your doctor just to rule out any other infections and to get a proper diagnosis and proper treatment.

      Good luck :)

  39. QUESTION:
    Are there any home treatments for vaginal infections?
    I'm 15 and about a month ago I had a yeast infection. I'm pretty shy and don't like discussing these types of things with my parents or even thinking to talk it over with a doctor. And eventually it went away... or so I thought.. now, for the past week or two I've had a yellowish discharge, it smells funny, and it itches. I need to know if there's an easier way of treating this. I'm gonna go crazy if I have to deal with it any longer! Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      You really should go to the doctor. Trust me, they see it every day... I once waited too long to see a doc, and mine got so bad I could barely walk. You can try something like Monistat, but it's best to be seen for a possible yeast infection, especially when youre young and inexperiences as far as what is and is not a yeast infection. It does sound like one to me. I personally cannot use Monistat, it burns like hell when I put it in... so I always have to see a doctor for the yeast infection pill. (the name is escaping me but a quick google search would provide it)... Also, if youre prone to yeast infections, go to the drug store and buy a bottle of Acidophilus pills, put them in the fridge and take them every day. ESPECIALLY when and if you are taking antibiotics for an infection of some sort... I ALWAYS get a yeast infection after taking antibiotics. But check with your doctor when you see them for the original infection that its okay to take the acidophilus. It usually is, but there could theoretically be a circumstance where it isn't.

      Also eat yogurt.... try having a yogurt every day, that will help keep the ph balance in line. You don't use any internal cleansing or douching do you? That's a no-no if you do! That can cause a yeast infection or make one worse. It kills off the good bacteria, that's also why antibiotics give you a yeast infection, cuz it kills the good bacteria that you need.

      Good Luck, and really, it may seem embarrassing, but it really shouldn't be... just talk to your mom about it and she'll take you to the doctor.

  40. QUESTION:
    Treatment for what I think may be a yeast infection?
    My inner vagina itches (not unbearable, but it is bothersome), i guess i scratched too hard without realizing or something because i feel pain on the inner lip, i can't see it but im guessing it's a cut from the pain. also, for a couple of weeks there's been what looks like toilet paper residue on the inside of my vagina too. Even if I shower, it's still there, especially if I scratch. After researching I'm guessing this may be a yeast infection but I'm not positive. My mom is my doctor so I don't really want to talk to her about this. I haven't been sexually active in about 6 months so I know it's not an std or anything. Last month I took a lot of antibiotic plus I'm starting birth control so maybe that caused it? What's the best treatment out there? preferrably something inexpensive, an at home remedy or something.

    Thanks to all who help!

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    How do I know if my cat has a yeast infection or ear mites? (without going to a vet)?
    My cat has black goo coming out of his ears. It's a little liquidy and kind of like coffee grinds. I have 2 types of treatment at home. Revolution for the ear mites and a prescription for a yeast infection. I want to make sure I give my cat the right treatment. How will I know if this is a yeast infection or ear mites? To have my kitty examined at the vet is .00 plus lab costs and I don't have the money right now but I want him treated asap. I do have both treatments at home- just not sure which to use at the moment. I have been cleaning his ears with cotton balls and warm water so far. Please help! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

    • ANSWER:
      try asking this question in the pet section you may get the answer your looking for, sorry I can't be of any more help

  42. QUESTION:
    How long should a yeast infection last?
    I've been taking 875 mg of generic augmentin (an antibiotic) twice a day for 10 days for a throat infection.
    Of course, I developed a yeast infection a little over a week from the day I started the prescription.
    I was wondering if it would go away by itself once the antibiotic left my system or if I need to get some sort of OTC treatment.
    If it will go away on its own, about how long should it last?
    Also, are there any good home remedies to treat the itching?

    • ANSWER:
      every time i take antibiotics the same thing happens to me! its annoying but from what i know its cuz the antibiotics kill all the bacteria they can, even the good bacteria which leaves us prone to infections until our bodies build the good stuff back up again.
      i wouldn't leave the yeast infection alone, i would get the monistat/other brand asap cuz it will just get worse and ive heard of it causing UTIs if left for to long, besides being horrible to live with.
      some stores have yeast tablets right in the feminine hygiene section that help prevent yeast infections or so they say but ive never tried them.
      one thing that helped me get over the yest infections after antibiotics was kombucha, its a weird tea/juice thing that tastes pretty funny but is packed with good bacterias and helps to replenish the good stuff. not good to drink while ur on the antibiotics though, think they kind of counteract each other. you can probably find it at ur local co-op or health food store.
      good luck! i hope this helps!

  43. QUESTION:
    I'm having vaginal discomfort. I'm not sure if its a yeast infection or an STD.?
    I went to the waterslides and i was on my period. i put a tampon in my pocket and i went down the slides. i forgot about the tampon but when i realized i needed to change it. i went to the bathroom to use it. the tampon was sealed in its packet but i opened it and the tampon was kind of wet. i know i wasnt suppose to use it but i had to.. so i did anyways. maybe 2hours later we were driving home and it started to kind of irritate me. but i wasnt able to change it for a few hours. i ignored the irritation and figured it would go away. the next day i went to check and i have had really small bumps around one sections of my vagina. the following day it got worse and i looked on the inside, and there were bigger bumps. they dont bother me, besides that they kind of itch a little every now and then. it doesnt burn when i pee but there is some discharge and it kind of smells. the bumps arent really yellow but there a darker pink, but on the inside i saw a little something that looked kinda like there were lighter. I'm scared also because ive had sex and they say it takes a few weeks before a breakout, and same with the yeast infection so i dont know whether this was already coming or if it was the wet tampon. my mom hasnt seen it but assumes its just a yeast infection.i dont know whether all yeast infections look yellow or white or maybe theres different types of looks to it. i looked at images of herpes and other STD's and my problem isnt really Beat Red or look like bad blisters. Their more of just bumps or a reallllllly bad irritation but im still scared because this has never happened to me. i plan on going to check with a doctor after the 7th day because im using yeast infection treatment. nothing like this has ever happened to me and im still a young teen.. I Need help!

    • ANSWER:
      Since you are sexually active and this rash is causing you discomfort you should be seen by a physician.

      If it was a yeast infection it would be incredibly itchy. The discharge would be whitish and much heavier than your normal discharge.

      Some yeasts do cause a rash but it is usually not a rash that prompts treatment of yeast infections, it is the itching.

      Some STDs that cause bumps are
      Herpes
      Syphilis
      HPV (Genital Warts)

      It is quite possible you have a yeast infection, however you should be seen by a physician and you should make sure that any future sexual activity is "safe". Please always use a condom.

  44. QUESTION:
    girls..are there any home remedies for a yeast infection?
    i get them alot..probably once every 6-8 weeks and havent been able to see a doctor yet (this has been going on for about a year and a half) usually i go to walmart and buy the 3 day miconazole treatment, but right now i'm completely broke and can't afford it but the infection really cannot wait until payday..i've heard a yogurt compress kind of thing works..like applying plain old yogurt directly to the area, but i only have vanilla flavored yogurt..is there anything else?

    • ANSWER:
      Put yoghurt, plain natural yoghurt on a tampon and use that, drink a lot of water, wear cotton underwear as synthetics make it hard to breath.

      Make sure you haven't got high insulin problems, it is common for women with PCOS or diabetes to get thrush due to the higher levels of insulin in their blood.

      Wash with a diluted vinegar solution too and wash your sheets, clothes and anything which touches the vaginal area to try and remove the fungus infection.

  45. QUESTION:
    how can i tell if i have a yeast infection?
    I think I have a yeast infection, but any of the home treatments aren't really working. And there are some things that make me think I don't have one at all. For example, it only itches when i walk around or move my legs in a certain way, otherwise I don't feel any burning/irritation. But whenever I walk, it burns like hell, and I can't take it anymore. Could this have anything to do with the fact that I shave my pubic hair? I don't want to go to a doctor, so please help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast should give you a white cottage cheese like discharge and itching and burning, here is a site that can help

      http://www.menstrual-cycle.info/59-Yeast-infection.html

  46. QUESTION:
    Home remedy for vaginal infection?
    I know it's not yeast or an std. any home treatments for a vaginal infection?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to see a gynocologist. What are the symptoms?
      It could be an STD or trich which need prescription drugs.

  47. QUESTION:
    Could this possibly be a Yeast Infection?
    Okay, so i noticed a few days ago my penis was really really dry. Then i noticed a few little red bumps on the tip, then i noticed some red splotches. It doesn't itch or anything, just embarrassing. I have been taking Accutane for 4 months now, could it possibly be because of my medication? Also, is there any home treatments i can do? I wanna get this gone ASAP. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      GET A SWAB TO DETECT THE SPECIFIC ORGANISM .

  48. QUESTION:
    i used the salt and warm water treatment for what i think is yeast infection?
    after i used it, i got in the shower. i washed down there, and there were these white things, were those the yeast?? also, i checked down there after the shower, and it didnt help (as far as i could tell) :/ the left side is still puffy, if not puffier, and theres a little bubble on the right side....? im so scared and confused, what should i do? (also i dont want to by meds or go to doc) should i wait it out? anyone got any home remedys? also, whats with the bubble? is that the yeast? should i try to pop it? :/ help

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    Is this a yeast infection or something else? Should I go to the doctor?
    I'm on antibiotics for a double ear infection, and I heard antibiotics can cause yeast infections. Is that true?

    I have been having a lot of discharge and its really annoying. It seems like I have to change my underwear 3 or 4 times a day. It also smells down there too, kind of like beer. And I'm kind of itchy, not really, but it's still irritating.

    Should I go to the doctor? Or should I just use an at home treatment? What should I buy?

    Also (sorry, a lot of questions....) can I pass on a yeast infection to my boyfriend through sex? If so, can it still be passed even if he has a condom on?
    Yes I am sexually active, which is why I asked :)

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    month long yeast infection?
    About a month ago, I had some really rough sex that caused some major inflammation of my labia, soon after I developed a yeast infection of a powerful sort (it was also just prior to my period so it didn't surprise me much). My boyfriend recently was STD tested and came up negative for everything and we always use a condom. I've been using home treatments for this: vinegar rinses, and strangely enough eating as much yogurt as humanly possible. Both of these have helped, and it doesn't itch hardly at all any more, but it's now a month later, and it's definitely still there as a problem. Any suggestions? I've never had one that didn't just go away with some home treatment.
    In answer to the "Am I sure he got tested?" question: I've been dating him for a year, he's paranoid beyond belief, and one of my mutual friends accompanied him to the clinic so yes, I trust him.

    • ANSWER:


Home Remedy Yeast Infection Cure

Written By: admin - Apr• 05•12

Garlic is preferred as the best yeast infection cure because it contains natural antifungal substances that slay off yeast fungi. Women are always to get the door when Candida albican knocks only to be fateful to grab a yeast infection as a price for being too hospitable.

As a result you will find many of them have discovered the various symptoms of a yeast infection and can tell with accuracy that they have it. Such women who keep on opening and shutting doors for yeast fungi will never lack garlic as their favorite home remedy for yeast infection.

some have even gone a mile further to plant some in their backyard so when the Candida albican knocks, they will be kind enough to have them swallow the cause of their death instead of allowing them pierce their skin.

The conservative women will always have a special tribute to what is natural and as such they will always try garlic first, for their yeast infections and it more often than not does the swindle.

In sharp comparison is the sophisticated woman who thinks that her fat purse thing should automatically play the cards right for her yeast infection. The garlic is too much of filth stuff for her to try for a cure and so she will go for the exceptional beauty inventions like the vaginal douching only to end up worsening the disaster between her legs. But then how long can she contain the pain at this hot spot if the costly and chemical stuff happened to cause more crises than good?
At time will come when singing her own praises will cause her more harm than good and she will run to the natural and disgusting cures like garlic for her yeast infection. In any case, no one will direct her to the same women she hates for being misinformed so they can show her how to try it. So all you have to do if you are a victim is to find yourself a fresh clove of garlic and vigilantly peel all the delicate skin off it.

Next, come up with a tiny tampon like thing by casing it in cheesecloth, strapping the ends with a dental floss that is not waxed, and leaving a short string sagging enough for you to be able to pull it out later. Now, trust it or not, pop into your vagina. Do not be troubled about losing it up there, because for sure it can not get all the way through your cervix.

Leave it in for more than a few hours at a time, precisely overnight, and be sure to remove it in the morning. For mild infections, nighttime treatments may be enough; try several nights in a row, until after the symptoms evaporate.

If your yeast infection is more severe, put a fresh clove in every morning and every night. Most of sources say to be careful not to scratch the clove as you are peeling it, maybe because the juice has a tingling effect on some natives, but if you are is so much pain and someone guarantees healing process instantly then a little pain with a little gain sometimes can not hurt.

If this makes you panicky, you could also try the garlic capsules but be sure to get the kind with a supple coating that will dissolve inside you. If you are allergic, to garlic stay far!!

This is an original article written by Esteri Maina on YEAST INFECTION Esteri Maina is an author with a great gift and full of inspiration.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Home Remedy Vanginal Yeast Infection CURE?
    I need something that will full on CURE my yeast infection. Something that I can do at home, and something that will work to get rid of it.

    • ANSWER:
      Plain yogurt inserted into the vagina will get rid of a yeast infection. Do it in the evening and wear a pad. Eating yogurt and taking an acidophilus supplement will also help to prevent recurrance. Believe it or not you can use garlic to get rid of your yeast infection, too. Take a clove of garlic (one of the pieces off a head of garlic), peel it, cut a slit in it, then insert into the vagina. Replace several times a day for a few days. You should see your syptoms disappear.

  2. QUESTION:
    quickest most efficient home remedy to cure a yeast infection?
    anyone know any remedies ? please no rude comments

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any home remedies to cure a yeast infection?
    My friend did some research and found out she had a yeast infection. She's to ashamed to go to the doctor but,she would like to know how can sure cure it without prescription or over-the-counter medicines. So does any one have any home remedies she could use?

    • ANSWER:
      Put yogurt there. Like the natural kind without any sugar at least once a day but preferably two. Make a warm salt bath water and sit in it for a while. Make sure she gets a lot of fresh air up there so no tight pants(and no synthetic fabrics. cotton is best) and limit sugar from diet completely. Yeast loves that sugar!

  4. QUESTION:
    SAFE home remedies to cure a yeast infection?
    What are some way to cure a yeast infection quickly on your own besides taking the pill from your doctor. Please only answer if you have done this or had experiences with trying SAFE home remedies that work. thank you!!

    • ANSWER:
      Other than meds from your doctor or the OTC from the pharmacy, I don't know anything that will get rid of a yeast infection super fast. There are some things you can try:

      -yogurt. The bacteria in yogurt helps to get rid of the yeast.

      -acidophilus tablets. This is a ton of the bacteria found in yogurt. You can take 1-2 pill 2x/day. It can help to get rid of the infection naturally, but it might not be enough. You can try it though. Taking it regularly can also help to prevent yeast infections.

      -yogurt douches. I've heard about this but never tried it. Essentially you take yogurt and insert it into your vagina. It puts the good bacteria in close proximity to the yeast so that they can get rid of the yeast. If you try this, just make sure that it is PLAIN yogurt with NO added sugar. The added sugar will help the yeast to grow--not what you want.

      Good luck.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can someone tell me the home remedy for curing yeast infection in a dogs ears?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't think that yeast is common in a dogs ears. Yeast usually happens in warm moist areas. Anyway yeast prefer alkaline environments. Dilute vinegar, 1/2 cup to a quart of water, can be put on a washcloth and the ears wiped out several times per day. If no help, see the vet. Would not use the creams for human skin in a dogs ear.

  6. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know if probiotics or if there's some other natural remedy will cure a yeast infection?
    I think I read somewhere that probiotics can cure and prevent yeast infections? Is this true? I have some at home called Primal Defense Ultra from Garden of Life. I bought em recently to help with some digestive issues. I haven't started to take them yet, but was wondering if anyone knows if probiotics actually cure and/or prevent yeast infections.

    • ANSWER:
      Kevin Trudeau's Book called Natural Cures they Dont Want You To Know About addresses this issue, but off the top of my head, I dont have another answer for you.

  7. QUESTION:
    how do you cure a yeast infection with home remedies?
    i need to find a remedy for a yeast infection that i could find in common household products that arent necessarily manufactured for yeast infections. PLEASE HELP.

    • ANSWER:
      Just do a google search - home remedies yeast infection

  8. QUESTION:
    Tips on home remedy for yeast infection?
    Hello All, does anyone know any PROVEN home remedys that will cure a yeast infection. I dont want anything store brand just natural home remedys. Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Proven home remedies are:
      1)wearing clean cotton underwear
      2)drinking lots of water
      3)Eating yogurt

      But more importantly, not eating particular food groups might help you more. Yeast infection is caused by a change in harmones in our body. this could be due to pregnancy, stress or change in eating habits.

      While consulting a doctor is always a good idea, some more of the natural remedies which seem to have worked for others can be found at the source.

  9. QUESTION:
    home remedies to cure yeast infection???
    i think i have a yeast infection cause i have been reading about them so yeah but i am only 12 and me and my mom don't get along the best so i don't want to tell her and my dad is well my dad so arethere any home remedies that i could make or something simple that i could buy (not like something specificly for yeast infections but just something that cures them thnx a lot!

    • ANSWER:
      Plain yogurt, but it's only a 50/50 chance it will work.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is a home remedy for curing a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Eating yogurt and douching with plain natural yogurt. I used to do this decades ago when I took birth control pills as the Pill threw off my system's pH and I got lots of yeast infections. I got sick of going to the doctor so often because back then, they didn't have OTC yeast infection medicines. You had to get them with a prescription. The yogurt always did the trick for me.

  11. QUESTION:
    Is there a home remedy to curing a yeast infection?
    If you can't afford any

    • ANSWER:
      Do you get yeast infections regularly and cream don't help?

      simply stop eating stuff with yeast in it you could be allergic. you could as well have a yeast infection in your intestinal track as well. this also includes cutting sugar out of your diet because sugar feed yeast.

      this also will help get rid of your infection. even if it means cutting it out of your diet until its gone

  12. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know about a home remedy to treat and cure yeast infections in dog's ears?
    Over the counter products perhaps?

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  13. QUESTION:
    home remedy yeast infection?
    I heard that if you stick a tampon covered in yogurt for a little while that it will cure your yeast infection. i am deathly allergic to milk and am scared to put yogurt up there. would it work with soy yogurt just the same?

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    what are some at home remedies to cure a yeast infection?
    quickyyyy?

    • ANSWER:
      no home remedies will help. the only thing to do is call a gyno. i have mistaken baceterial infections for yeast infections many times and monistat, etc. could cause a bacterial to get worse. just call your gyno.

  15. QUESTION:
    Yeast Infection home remedy help?
    how can i cure yeast infection? i've tried yogurt and it didn't work..is hydrogen peroxide effective? how do i use it? help please

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies to cure a yeast infection? I hate those creams.....?

    • ANSWER:
      Plain yogurt

  17. QUESTION:
    what's the best home remedy for yeast infection?
    i haven't been to the docs yet but im pretty sure i have a yeast infection.
    how would i be able to cure this without going to the doctor and without sticking anything in my vajayja?
    please help!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know of any "home remedies", but OTC Monistat will work if it truly is a yeast infection.

      Get the 3 night pack. The 1 day is too short and the 5 day is waay too long.

      I know it's gross to stick those little cream suppositories in your vagina, but that's probably what the doctor will prescribe anyway... And you know why? Because it works!

  18. QUESTION:
    what home remedies are used to cure a yeast infection on my penis?

    • ANSWER:
      here

      http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/remedy/Yeast-Infection.html

      lots of them,,, good luck!

  19. QUESTION:
    how to cure yeast infections with home remedies?
    i need help curing a yeast infection is there any home remedies I can use. I bought over the counter medicine but it seems not to be working

    • ANSWER:
      the yogurt thing works but if that doesn't help and the infections continue go to doctor something else can be causing you to get the infection

  20. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies to cure a vaginal yeast infection?
    i have a vaginal yeast infection and i dont want it to get any worse. i would like to cure it through a home remedie. are there any home remedies that you dont have to insert something...down there. i have never inserted a tampon before and i have heard many home remedies that involve dipping tampons in yogurt and then sticking it in. i have also heard of putting honey but i dont know where to put it exactly.

    i feel kind of akward about telling my mom about my yeast infection. what are some non-embarassing ways to tell my mom?

    • ANSWER:
      Hun your mother is also a woman remember and has been there. Let her help you!!!! Honey no don't do that sugar feeds yeast and yougurt would need to be plain but I have heard that works or buy monistat at a local drugstore for about and if you are nervous dont use the applicator and put it in with your hands. Yeast infections are so normal and common it is nothing to be embarrassed about. All females have yeast there and it can simply become a nuisance when it grows too much and takes over the other bacterias we have down there. buy acidophillus milk or pills too it helps rid the body of too much yeast from the inside out

  21. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies I can make and use to cure a yeast infection?
    If you know any good websites where I can ask a doctor "live & free" questions or any other websites that will give me good advice I would appreciate it. Thank you.
    I have used the over the counter 7 day vaginal cream, but it's very uncomfortable and I cannot sleep when I use it.
    Also, if you know any good websites where I can ask a doctor "live & free" questions or any other websites that will give me good advice I would appreciate it. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Samii,

      I have some in-expensive, 100% Safe and Natural Treatments you can try. Most importantly they work better than drugs because they help your body fight the infection off, working in synergy.

      There are many things you need to start doing and addressing if you are suffering from a yeast infection. To start, do the following:

      1. Cut out any and all sugar, alcohol and yeast from your diet. All three will promote the infection further.

      2. Get some unsweetened yogurt and rub it onto a tampon, insert the tampon and do this continually until the yeast infection is gone.

      3. Wear loose clothing and undergarments, oxygen kills yeast, going commando and wearing nothing down there if possible is even better.

      4. Take a probiotic with at least 50 billion live cells per pill, this is key in redistributing good bacteria throughout your body, and effectively end the yeast infection. You must do this continually until you have eliminated your yeast infections and Candida entirely.

      5. If you can tolerate it, use a raw garlic clove and apply it to the infection, this may burn so dilute it with some olive or coconut oil, both of which can also help eliminate the yeast, especially the coconut.

      6. You can also try taking some vitamin B3, many women find their infections resolve quicker when they are taking 300mg/per day.

      7. Start drinking cranberry juice, pure not from concentrate with no added sugar, I know this goes against the no sugar thing but the acid content in the cranberries will alter the PH balance of your vagina and cause the yeast to die off.

      8. Lastly if all else fails, begin adding 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath. Only fill the tub up high enough to submerge your genital area. Stay in the tub for 20-30 minutes at a time.

      Hope this helps, the yogurt is the key really, by putting good bacteria directly on the area you will eliminate it quickly. Make sure it is unsweetened and ideally keep an eye out for a variation called Kefir which has even more beneficial bacteria in it to help wipe out the infection.

      If you're interested in more natural vaginal yeast infection therapies, and how to know which are the most effective check out my source box below.

  22. QUESTION:
    What home remedies have you used to cure a male yeast infection?
    Help me out guys. Im in no real pain, but the irritation is really horrible. I am barely able to work.

    • ANSWER:
      if you really want to get rid of yeast infection then you must follow these tips:

      1) Eat yogurt!!!! It contains helpful bacteria (live cultures, including acidophilus and bifidus) that destroy yeast. Use only plain yogurt with active cultures.

      2) Douche with a solution of 1 to 3 tbsp. vinegar in a quart of water. Repeat once a day while having symptoms, but no longer than a week.

      3) Decrease or eliminate sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth.

      4) Use a garlic clove as a suppository. Garlic contains a natural anti-fungal agent.

      5) Try gentian violet. It's a traditional remedy for yeast and other infections, and can be found in pharmacies. Swab the area with it once or twice a day. Make sure to use a thick pad - it stains everything.

      6) Use an herbal douche. Combine equal amounts of sage, raspberry and comfrey with 1/4 part goldenseal. This can be combined with cider vinegar.

      7) You must use herbal treatment. In that case Yeastrol is really good (probably the best) product that gets rid of yeast infection comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that it wont reappear again!
      And of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly). For me it worked very fast + I dont get yeast infections anymore...

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Yeastrol but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.mybeautynhealth.com/product/overview/Yeastrol/

      good luck!

      Working in women's health - Gynecologist + personal experience

  23. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried home remedies to cure yeast infections?
    I found this site http://www.grannymed.com/meds/yeast-infection.aspx to naturally cure yeast infections.

    *Put yogurt on a tampon and change every 2 hrs to cure yeast infections. Has anyone ever tried this and if so, did it work?
    EDIT:
    How much yogurt do you put?
    EDIT:

    I saw all those sites that cost for natural cures fast. Ally May - Can you tell me how so I don't have to pay for it. :)
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I've never tried yogurt internally. However, if you eat yogurt with live and active cultures the cultures may eventually help regulate the yeast. It won't cure an actual infection though. Sounds crazy but while living in another country where yeast infections medication was not sold over the counter, I used a cotton ball soaked with white vinegar to clean the inner labia. This helped to relieve the itching associated with the yeast. Be warned, it will sting a bit.

  24. QUESTION:
    are there any home remedies that you can use to cure a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Plain yogurt with a tampon put in at bedtime and remove in the morning repeat next night, or half cup of vinegar and half cup of Epsom salt in a very warm bath water soak until water in cool.

  25. QUESTION:
    Can periods cure yeast infection?
    Well I heard from some of my friends and people online that have had yest infections in there life say that periods can cure them sometimes. I know I have one because I have everything from burning, itching, cottage cheese looking but I know my period is coming in a few days. I can't afford to go to the doctors so I find home remedies to cure what I have. I also heard that not all the time this works but anyone know if there is a possible change it will?

    • ANSWER:
      No, it doesn't cure it. It just masks it while you have your period and then days later the itching, burning will begin again. You don't have to go to the doctor...just eat a lot of yogurt and buy some Monistat cream. Get the cheap store brand and save yourself a few dollars.

  26. QUESTION:
    How can I cure a yeast infection for my 18 month old son?? Please help me.. I need home remedies or something!

    The infection is on his bottom and around his private! I've taken him to the dr. and he got some cream but I want something that will or could work a little faster! Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Take him to a doctor.....That would be a smart idea!

  27. QUESTION:
    How do I cure my rectal yeast infection?
    I'm pretty sure I got this from taking the antibiotics I have been taking. I am unsure if I should treat it somehow myself by using over the counter medications or home remedies, or if I should consult a doctor. I am almost positive that this is what it is though based on other websites. I have all of the symptoms of a rectal yeast infection. any home remedy suggestions? thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The problem with home remedies, honey -- even the ones that work -- is that they should not be used until you have been seen by a doctor. So, yes, you need to go to a doctor first. You can't tell on your own whether the infection is due to a yeast or a bacteria (which would be much more likely in the anal area). You need to get an examination by a professional, and maybe a test as well.

      Go to the doctor. Once she/he decides what is causing the infection, you can get a prescription. Then, if you want to try a home remedy, you can find them by a Google or Yahoo search. If the home remedy works, fine. If not, you can always still fill the prescription.

      Good luck, honey, and I hope this helps,

  28. QUESTION:
    male yeast infection cure?
    hi i had sex with my girlfriend and i think she had yeast infection, and a week later i begin to have mild pain on my penis head also whitish stuff growing on the head,now even my feet are having dry skin caused by yeast please tell me a home remedy or a cure that will work, i don't have insurance
    i try monistate 7 otc the reddish went way but still mild pain on penis head also feet getting dry i never has these symptoms before,i need to know good over the counter medicine for male yeast infection thank you
    please a home remedy or over the counter that will parmently cure yeast on my penis also feets.

    • ANSWER:
      Miconazole Nitrate 2%. Its used for athletes foot, jock itch, ring worm. My boyfriends doctor gave it to him for a yeast infection, but you should be able to find it over the counter. Oh... i just looked it up. You can buy a womens yeast infection cream kit. It's the same ingredient. The kit usually come with a cream. And apply it often.

  29. QUESTION:
    How do you cure yeast infection at home?
    I'm 13, a virgin, and for a while, probably about 3 months now, I've been having symptoms of what I believe to be yeast infection. My symptoms are:
    *Burning/itching of the vagina
    *Unusual discharge
    etc. etc. etc.

    Could someone please let me know if I most likely have yeast infection? If so, can someone please let me know of a home remedy besides the yogurt one? Thanks!
    Also, I need to use a remedy A.S.A.P.........would it be bad to use any kind of flavored yogurt? That's the only one I have around the house now....Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      yes, sounds like it.

      you can buy plain yogurt and put it in and around your vagina. also, eat a lot of yogurt too... its a good at home remedy that works, if you dont want to go buy a tube of cream from the drug store--they can be pricey.

      oops sorry, i guess i didnt read that part--well, yogurts the only one i know of that works. otherwise, you can use foot fungus cream... maybe you have some around your house?

  30. QUESTION:
    Yeast Infection Cure?
    I don't have the money to go to a doctor but I am 98% sure I have a yeast infection. I have every symptom. Does someone know a home remedy or an OTC cure?

    • ANSWER:
      I dont think there are any, or that you should try any home remedys.
      Just go to target or walmart and buy some monistat :)

  31. QUESTION:
    yeast infection cure with no yogurt or meds?
    How do you help stop the itch/discomfort when you are out of the medication that did not work and there is no yogurt in the fridge? Any of you girls have any home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Home remidies for yeast: Garlic, White vinigar or bleach. Both deluted in water of course. Like a tablespoon in a 8oz. glass of water. Bleach cant be taken internally but the rest can.

  32. QUESTION:
    are there any home remedies or cures for a yeast infection?
    Just wondering...those creams freak me out.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, most people say eat plain yogurt. But the thing is how to prevent them. First, yeast infections comes from a lot of things. too much sugar, imbalanced hormonal changes in the body, not wearing the right underwear, too much floral in the vaginal area, and or anything that irritates the vagina. You can make sure that you wipe from front to back and take showers, instead of a hot bath. keep it dry. cotton under is best. yeast grows in moist, dark areas. make sure that you are treating yeast. because sometimes women think it is yeast but it is bacterial vaginosis. that has to treated with a prescription. and also your doctor can give you a pill. i think you take it only once for that time. and it will clear up in seven days, but the symptoms you will feel relieve much earlier than seven days.

  33. QUESTION:
    if your a male how to cure your yeast infection, and only using home remedies thanks???

    • ANSWER:
      no home remedies so just go to the doctor and get it taken care of. lots of men get yeast infection. it gets passed around like a common cold. from one partner to the other....husband to wife and etc. just go and make the appointment and stop passing it around

  34. QUESTION:
    Is it true you can cure a yeast infection with garlic?
    I was reading this question someone had asked about natural home remedies for getting rid of a yeast infection. One lady said to leave a clove of garlic in your vagina overnight. Does that really work?

    • ANSWER:
      I would not use a whole glove of garlic, but you take the garlic sections and skin them and thread some string through the tops and insert them overnight and pull on the sting to remove what is left. Some people will insert yogurt but this needs to be plain live active yogurt from the health and natural department. Eating alot of this yogurt should be a regular part of diet. Eat lots of fruits and veg.
      You need to know if your body had a yest infection and why- we have a natural amount of yeast in our bodies and sometimes people have an excessive amount of it. I would suggest taking acidophilus 5 billion - milk free with FOS. This will help put the natural flora back into you system and help control the situation. Also drink alot of fluids. If it continues and becomes bothersome then it is time to see the doctor but continue taking the acidophilus. Hope that heps

  35. QUESTION:
    Home remedy for yeast infection / allergic reaction? please help!?
    im not sure what i really have. all i know is after the second time my boyfriend and i had sex , i started to feel some discomfort and burning down there. we used a condom. but it was a durex. the first time we had sex he used a trojan. and i was fine after that. he only used a durex this last time because he ran out of trojans and his brother gave him a durex . and now my girl area is burning. it doesnt burn when i pee. its wierd. its red down there. and i do have discharge.but its odorless. do i have a yeast infection or just an allergic reaction to the condom brand? im using vagisil. and soaking in hot baths. but how can i cure the allergic reaction if thats what it is? its been going on since feb.5th.

    • ANSWER:
      Hot baths will only aggravate your condition by drying out your skin. Yeast thrives in a warm, moist environment. Two boo-boos with the hot bath!

      You could have an allergy to latex.

      I would contact your Dr. and if it is a yeast infection, see if you can get a scrip for Diflucan. I was getting yeast infections monthly until I took ONE pill..lol..Have not had a yeast infection in over 20 years. Good stuff.

      In the meantime, drink some cranberry tea and plenty of water. You could have a UTI (urinary tract infection)..Traditional Medicinals Cran-Aid is the tea I recommend.

  36. QUESTION:
    Yeast Infection home cures?
    I'm pretty sure I have a yeast infection. It's swollen and really itchy. Sometimes it burns when i pee. Lol. Are there any Home remedies that can cure it soon? Also, if you take a urine test and blood test at the doctors, can they tell if you have a yeast infection? Because I'm going to the doctors soon for a check-up. :[ Lastly, if it's itchy down there and you scratch it a lot, is it bad? Does it make it worse? Pleaaseee help! :[

    • ANSWER:
      There are home remedies, but honestly none of them are that dependable. The best way to deal with a yeast infection is with the over the counter creams made for the purpose. Most common brand is Monostat, and it will be sold near where the usual feminine products are sold. You can also get a cream that will help relieve the itch and burn sensations as well. It's best to use the three day product, to be most certain- although you can also use the traditional seven day treatment. If there are still symptoms of the infection after you use the three day version, repeat again using the seven day one. At the same time you treat yourself, you will want to gather up all your undies. Wash them in the hottest water you can, and bake dry in a dryer. Those that can't handle hot water or bake dry need to be microwaved for a couple minutes. You must also avoid sex while you are treating yourself as well. It won't hurt the mister, but he'll just give it back to you again. When you see a doctor, to be able to diagnose a yeast infection they have to take a swab and a sample of the discharge to look at under a microscope. The infection will not show up in either a urine test or a blood test- although some of the other sexually transmitted diseases will. You need to treat yourself as soon as possible, using the right cream. It's not healthy to be scratching the itch, as it harms tender tissues even more, and won't solve the problem. In fact, it can just make it worse. Get to a store and get the cream. It usually works well within a day to make you much more comfortable. Nothing you eat- like yogurt, is going to help. Smearing yogurt on yourself won't either- because the source of the problem is inside where you can't reach it. While the yogurt can help the external itch, it just doesn't get to the root of the problem. So do yourself a favor and just buy the cream.

  37. QUESTION:
    home remedies for a yeast infection?
    I'm only 14 and I have a yeast infection and I'm too embarrassed to tell my mom or anybody about it so I was wondering what are some home remedies I could do to get rid of my yeast infection? Also if I ever work up the courage to go to the store by myself to buy some of the medicine to cure it, could I buy it? Or do I have to be 18 and over to buy it? Thanks(:
    Also what would happen if I didn't cure it or get medicine or anything? Would any long term damage happen?

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    What is the cheapest way to cure yeast infection in a dog's ears?
    Does anyone have any "home remedies"? I can't really afford to take her to the vet and get expensive medicine. I would appreciate any ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      I use Apple Cider Vinegar from the health food store. I use it straight and put it in a little cup and use a clean washcloth to dab in there. Ive also heard you can use an eyedropper with ACV {apple cider vinegar} and put 0ne or two drops in each ear-bi weekly. Check out the AWESOME website below that has many home-remedies for pet ailments!

  39. QUESTION:
    How can i cure a yeast infection at home?
    Hi:( I got a yeast infection im pretty sure and i really need some remedies fast. Its awkward when your with your friends and your itching down there and they ask if you need to go to the bathrooom! Please tell me some ways to cure it or atleast treat it. It burns and itches and has a fould smell. It bugs me so bad!

    ~Kristi Carlocks~
    I havnt started my first period yet so tamons are out of the question. I dont even want to use a tampon even if i start my period. I bet ill try em but maybe the 4th time for my period.

    • ANSWER:
      You can get yeast treatment at the rug store. GEnerally in the aisle next to where tampons are. One good brand is monistat. They have 1 day, 3-day, and 7-day treatment. Get the 3 or 7 day, not the 1 day, since the 1-day treatment isn't usually strong enough.

  40. QUESTION:
    Will my period cure my yeast infection?
    I've had a yeast infection for about a half week and i've been home remedying it. That has been working but now I'm on my period. Will this take care of it without the home remedy? Thanks so much for your time.

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    What is Sarah Summers Natural Cure For Yeast Infection?
    I don't want any other cure. Just this cure. Please. I don't want those home remedies that can easily be found through googling. I know them all. And creams and stuff like that are no help at all. I NEED THIS REMEDY!
    Please...i'm begging u

    • ANSWER:
      Complete Relief from Yeast Infection in HOURS.

      Safe, 100% Natural and Drug Free.

      "At Last Infections can be eliminated FAST and For Good"
      Cure Your Yeast Infection, Guaranteed

      Sarah Summer

      March , 2008
      #670, 286 Main Street
      Exeter, Ontario
      Canada
      f you are looking for an FAST, Safe, Effective and All-Natural Cure for Yeast Infection.

      Then this is likely the most important report you will ever read.

      Dear Internet Friend

      Hello my name is Sarah Summer, I am a Health Researcher and the Editor of the medical publication, www.The-Web-Doctor.info

      I am also a former yeast infection sufferer and know first hand how yeast infections can disrupt a persons life.

      Over the next few minutes I want to share with You valuable information you can use to cure your yeast infection.

      I want to share with you something NEW and IMPORTANT that I have DISCOVERED .

      There are Two Important Truths

      1....There are VERY FEW All-Natural treatments for yeast infection that are safe and effective.

      2....And there are HUNDREDS of dangerous drugs and internet remedies.

      Be Warned; there is some Good and some Very Bad advice on the Internet. Some internet remedies recommend using Boric acid. This toxic substance is a poison and has caused deaths. It has no place in anyone's home much less inside you!

      I will Honestly explain what works, what is safe and what is effective in treating yeast infection. And I will point out the dangers of other recommended treatments.

      GOOD Advice is hard to find, but look for some one who has done their research, can prove it and will stand by their recommendations. The good news is you have found it!

      I can tell you honestly that there is a Safe and Effective, All-Natural way to treat yeast infection. I will show you how to SAFELY and permanently rid yourself of yeast infection without drugs.

      Ask Yourself These Questions

      Do you want to Cure your yeast infection ?
      Do you want to know Why you Keep getting yeast infections?
      Do you want to Stop Painful Infections that always seem to happen at the worst possible time!
      Do you wonder "could I have a yeast infection" ?
      Do you wonder if you could have a chronic yeast infection?
      Do you want to stop the burning, nonstop itching, painful urination or vaginal discharge?
      Did you used to feel healthy, and want to regain that feeling again?
      Do you have rashes, on your skin, penis, or on your hands?
      Do you ever find you just seem to lack energy and can't explain why?
      Do you ever have unusual symptoms that you can't explain?
      Do you ever have problems with your appetite or food cravings?

      Do you ever...... "Just not feel like yourself"......And can't explain why?

      There is HELP !!!

      If you answered YES to any of the questions then I can help you. Did you know these could be symptoms of a yeast infection?

      If you are SUFFERING from any of these symptoms....take heart, there is a safe way to rid yourself from these problems. I am going to show you how you can break free from them. I’m here to help you get back your good health and the life you deserve!

      Typical Yeast Infection Symptoms

      Symptoms of Yeast Infection, Candida, Thrush

      •Painful Sex or Sexual dysfunction •Vaginal Odor •Premature Aging •Vaginal Discharge •Arthritis •Depression •Chronic Rashes •Tiredness or Fatigue •Poor Memory •Irritability •Joint Pain or Swelling •PMS •Feeling Rundown •Digestive pain •Muscle Aches •Short attention span •Hand pain •Hip and Knee Pain •Headaches •Acne •Respiratory Infections •Memory loss •Lowered Immune System •Lowered Self Esteem •Skin problems •Impotence •Gas •Hand pain •Depression •White Vaginal Discharge •Hypoglycemia •Menstrual Pain •Urinary disorders •Skin Lesion•Shortness of Breath •Food allergies •Learning and Memory problems

      Yeast Infection Symptoms Change

      Strange Yeast infection symptoms occur.They vary from person to person. And with one person the symptoms can change from day to day. These symptoms may vary based on the person's general health or genetic makeup. This is the one of the reasons that there are so many different symptoms.

      75% of the population, it has been estimated, suffer from some sort of yeast infection at some time in their life.

      To treat yeast infection you have to treat what caused the infection in the first place. The root cause. Everyone knows what a flare up of vaginal yeast infection or diaper rash is. You get some medicine and it clears up, right?

      But did you REALLY cure the infection or did you just treat the symptoms?

      Chronic Yeast Infection

      You treated the symptoms in most cases and the yeast infection is still there. Unless you treated the root cause of the yeast infection you have not solved the problem.

      IT'S STILL THERE???

      YES IT IS!!!

      There will still be a low level of the yeast cells present... just waiting until conditions are right for another Flare-up.

      Most people don't know what a chronic yeast infection is or the damage it can do. Many people become so accustomed to their symptoms they think their symptoms are simply just part of growing older or part of their lives.

      The Good News (finally!)
      It is a simple fact that yeast, thrush, and Candida can be cured permanently. Once and for all completely eliminated. You can treat the root cause of yeast infection. And you can do this easily and safely in the privacy of your home. Even if your doctor may have told you differently!

      Hard to believe, isn’t it?

      Since natural cures can not be patented by drug companies. These natural cures are not profitable for them. They do not spend money researching them and do not promote them. Drug companies are required by law to make a profit, and are not required by law to make drugs that help people. This shocking fact is not common knowledge.

      The Big, Fat Lie

      Think about it for a minute and decide your self....... Western medicine, Television, our doctors, magazines....every where we look....conditions us to believe that repeated doses of this drug or that antibiotic or this medication can cure all our ills.

      "You will feel better as long as you keep taking the drug". The drug companies want you to keep using their products. Over and over again. Do you really think they want to CURE YOU ....Or keep you coming back for more?

      Many of the treatments they offer are Band-Aids, masking symptoms, while the real problem is never addressed. Think VIOXX to treat arthritis. Premarin to treat menopausal symptoms. Insulin might be wonderful.....but it treats high blood sugar not the underlying cause of diabetes!!!!

      Did you Know there is something called "The Edmonton Protocol" that transplants Islet cells in the liver. It has been sucessfull in curing diabetes. There has been NO DRUG COMPANY FUNDING.

      It is CRAZY!!!

      Drugs, Drugs....DRUGS, they simply do not treat the root cause of the yeast infection. They mask the symptoms for a while. The yeast becomes Drug Resistant to the treatment and the infection comes back even worse than before, more pain, more suffering and more drugs.

      ...Well having thought about it for a minute.. What do you think?

      1.....This is a good and rational plan for my health.

      2.....THIS IS CRAZY!

      The Simple Truth

      Yeast infections of all kinds, have plagued humans throughout history. Long before the drug companies came along, people had yeast infections and had been treating them. Some how in the past people have been cured. That's what I set out to discover.

      How did people treat yeast infections before Drug Companies?

      I set out to discover a simple, safe but very effective, treatment for yeast infection that is All-Natural. Not only did I want to treat the yeast infection.I wanted to eliminate the root cause.

      Of course I didn't know if it was possible to discover this. But I set to work anyway and I can truthfully report I have "REDISCOVERED" those SECRETS.

      I can promise you that you can have complete relief from your yeast infection in a few hours. For just few pennies and using no Drugs In an All-Natural way.

      The Rest of My Story

      Dear Friend

      As I said earlier I was a former yeast infection sufferer. I want to tell you a truthful, if not slightly embarrassing, story. I was plagued with yeast infections for years. Occasional flare ups, trips to the doctor, prescription medications, hours of misery.

      I would get burning, itching, vaginal discharge, painful urination and pain during sexual intercourse. Sound familiar?

      My recurring yeast infection came back with a torturous vengeance. That was about three years ago. I was in extreme discomfort and visited my doctor. She confirmed what I already knew, but she told me this time it was different.

      "This Is a Serious Yeast Infection" my doctor said. The serious form of yeast infection occurs when the yeast actually turns into a mold form and sends out tentacles called hyphae, or roots, into the skin. Not only is it difficult to treat.

      My doctor said "It was Impossible to Cure". Further, she said that all the previous treatments we’d tried, merely controlled the symptoms, the infamous Band-Aid therapy. Now it was a serious, very serious, situation.

      Frustrated and with limited options. I turned to my husband Robert, who is also a medical researcher, for help. Together we explored every known treatment for yeast infection.

      Robert and I spent thousands of dollars and purchased every internet remedy we could find.
      We collected hundreds of medical documents about yeast infections.
      We spoke to infectious disease experts, researched yeast infections, Candida, thrush, and mysterious rashes.
      I "lived" in the medical library.
      Finally

  42. QUESTION:
    Best home treatments for yeast infection?
    ive had a yeast infection for a year what are the best remedies to cure it?

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used garlic tablets to cure a yeast infection?
    Did they work? I have so far tried yogurt but have not noticed any significant relief.

    I have read that garlic tablets may work. Does anyone have experience with them?? Which home remedy worked for you?

    • ANSWER:
      I actually use vinegar tablets, which work nearly every time. Take 2 orally, three times a day, for 3-4 days (or 3 orally twice a day). Drastically cut white flour and as much sugar as possible from your diet. Don't have sex and avoid masturbation until the infection goes away. Wear only loose-fitting clothing around that area, and clothing that breathes (i.e., cotton), if any at all.

      The only times this hasn't worked for me is when I let it go too far before starting treatment, in which case OTC medicine got rid of it.

  44. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection?
    She has had the yeast infection more than 6months. She has also went to the doctor and they prescribed her some pills. They haven't helped and so she has used cream and has applied it outside.

    What should she do?
    Is there home remedies to use?
    We have researched and found something about pudding? If so, what kind of pudding.
    Please be as specific as you can with your answers!
    I actually ment yogurt my bad. And she is a virgine and she can't insert anything inside.

    • ANSWER:
      More than 6 months? That is rather long. Must have been dreadful for her.

      Anyway I found this list of cures off a website. Hope it helps!

      Cure No. 1 - Douche with diluted apple cider vinegar (Vaginal Yeast Infection)

      The use of Apple Cedar Vinegar can help restore the natural pH of the vagina.

      Option 1: Fill your bathtub (if you have one) with warm water. Then, add approximately 3 to 4 tablespoons of vinegar into it. The point here is to dilute the apple cider vinegar so that it isn't too strong. Bathe in it for 15 to 20 minutes and this will likely relieve symptoms.

      Option 2: Fill a douche (syringe with a detachable nozzle) with diluted apple cider vinegar. Half a teaspoon to one glass of warm water should be an approximate ratio. Proceed to rinse the vagina with the douche.

      Cure No. 2 - Tea Tree Oil (Vaginal Yeast Infection)

      Tea tree oil is commonly used to treat fungal infections as it is natural and contains antibacterial properties.As it usually comes in a concentrated form, you need to dilute it fully to prevent damage to the vagina. I would recommend the use of a tampon. Dip it into the fully diluted solution and insert into the vagina for hours at a stretch.

      Cure No. 3 - Garlic

      Garlic has excellent anti-fungal properties. For vaginal infections, try inserting a clove of garlic into your vagina for a few hours at a time and you can feel the symptoms disappearing, especially the redness and itching.

      Cure No. 4 - Yogurt

      Make sure you get the unsweetened kind. Pro-biotic yogurt contains good bacteria and can help to restore your body's natural balance. Try eating once a day after lunchtime and this can help to provide relief.

  45. QUESTION:
    Nothing has worked to cure my yeast infection. I've tried monistat, diflucan, and a 7 day cream!?
    The doctor has checked it twice saying it was a yeast infection. Nothing has worked. It has been over 2 months! i've done everything she's told me to, wash with just water, cotton underwear, eat yogurt yata yata. I want to try some home remedies. Has this happened to anyone? Yeast infection for over a few months? Its seriously getting bad, and making me cry everyday. Damn you vagina.

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    What's YOUR cure for a yeast infection?
    Hey ladies, I'm looking for some "home" remedies (meaning non prescriptive) for yeast infections. I've tried Monistat, Diflucan and some sort of prescribed topical creams, but I've been battling yeast infections for years and I'd rather not have to see the dr. every time I get one. So I wanna know what YOU do to cure your yeast infections.

    And please, I'm tired of people answering without reading first. I want a cure that does NOT require a visit to my doctor.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hey I had the same problem. I used yogurt. Buy plain yogurt that contains live cultures. Eat it but also put it inside. You can soak a tampon with yogurt or you can buy a baby medicine dropper at the drug section at a supermarket and use it to insert the yogurt like you would regular creams. Yogurt works because it contains active bacteria that naturally live inside you. A yeast infection happens when the yeast overtake the bacteria, so to speak. I applied yogurt every night for a week and then twice a week for several weeks after that since I had chronic infections for months. Always eat at least a half cup of yogurt every day. Now I still eat yogurt and apply it if there's the slightest sign of yeast. Some women also use vinegar and water douche (without the fragrance, this is crucial) once a week. You shouldn't douche more than twice a week though so it isn't very effective for fighting off the yeast at first but can be used afterwards to keep yeast from coming back. Since yeast live in a high pH environment and bacteria (like in yogurt) and vinegar are low pH, the bacteria and vinegar can help combat the yeast.

  47. QUESTION:
    is this a yeast or bladder infection? how to cure at home?
    I think I have a yeast infection or bladder infection because it itches down there, and a couple of days ago I had some goopy clear when I wiped, but I do not have my period right now, and so I'm not sure if its a yeast infection or not, because there is no odor, and so is there any home remedies I can try... I cant afford to go to the doctors right now.

    I read online that you can dip a tampon into yogurt and insert it for about 1 hour and that gets rid of the bad yeast, but I do not use tampons, and so is there anything else I can do or that anyone else has done to cure this?

    • ANSWER:
      you can discover symptoms for UTI (bladder infection) and yeast infection which are very different - and you can use some natural remedies for both - discover all in:

  48. QUESTION:
    How To Cure A Yeast Infection While Pregnant?
    I am 6 weeks pregnant today, my vagina has been really irritated and itchy. I bathe daily and don't use anything scented so i don't know how this could have happened. Is there anyway to take care of this with home remedies just until i go to the doctors?
    Also can I have sex with this?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey. Yeast infections happen during pregnancy, you havent done anything to cause it. It is just part of pregnancy. Get a thrush cream from a pharmacy or wait until you see your doctor and ask him, there isn't really a home remedy for this. And yes you can have sex, it isn't contagious. The only problem is it might be a little uncomfortable for you. All the best xx

  49. QUESTION:
    what r home remedies for yeast infection?
    i have a repulsive ordor,incthing home can i cure this fast n easy?i dont want to visit a doctor

    • ANSWER:
      There are some very healthy home remedies to get rid of a yeast infection. How these work is by putting your self on a candida diet that is designed to starve the yeast and kill it off. These plans are very affective in solving this problem.

  50. QUESTION:
    home cures for yeast infection?
    i have a yeast infection, any home remedies, things to drink eat or put on it other than the 3 day monistat that i'm already doing? I hate this!!! ugh!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Acidophilus.


Home Remedy Yeast Infection Treatment

Written By: admin - Apr• 05•12

When treating yeast infection in your intestines you have to be very careful. Whereas you can get some topical antifungal medications to take care of your vaginal or mouth yeast infection, you'll normally need to take oral antifungal medication for your intestinal infection. You can find out here why this may not be enough on it's own to conquer a yeast infection in your intestines.

The problem lies in the fact that in your gastro-intestinal tract you have an abundance of different microscopic flora that exist without causing you any harm. This is because your body's friendly bacteria keeps everything in a healthy balanced state. But under certain conditions, this balance can be upset and certain flora can proliferate causing you problems.

One of these is called Candida albicans, which when it 'overgrows' causes yeast infection. As it grows and mutates in the intestines it can spread to cause symptoms in your vagina etc. These symptoms such as swelling, inflammation, itching, discharge, as an example, can be recognised early and treatment recommended by your doctor.

Typical symptoms that you may have an intestinal infection are things like bloating, gas, rectal itching, constipation or diarrhea. So not obvious signs that you would have a yeast infection. In fact you probably wouldn't even think to visit your doctor.

But, with intestinal yeast infection, the Candida can eventually penetrate the walls of the intestines and cause toxins to get into your bloodstream. Symptoms that this has occurred could be things like; severe fatigue, irritability, short term memory loss, learning difficulties, difficulty concentrating, stiff / sore muscles and joints, and so on. Again, things that you wouldn't connect with a yeast infection.

Now that you know at least some of the symptoms, you should always consult your doctor for a proper diagnosis. They'll probably prescribe an antifungal medication to be taken orally. And for many women this will eventually work just fine.

But, if you don't also address the underlying cause(s) of your infection (i.e. the things that can upset the flora / good bacteria balance) such as, a lowered immune system, diet, lifestyle issues, antibiotics, stress, etc., then your infection will just come back once you're off the medication. So a drug-only regimen will not do this. You need to look at alternatives.

To discover how thousands of women have managed to eliminate yeast infection totally naturally without expensive drugs with their side effects, go now to http://how-to-get-rid-of-a-yeast-infection.blogspot.com and get the facts.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    is there a home remedy to relieve the itch of a vaginal yeast infection?
    I am sure i have a yeast infection but unable to get treatment from the pharmacy until friday so i need to know if there are any good home remedies i could use to relieve the itching

    • ANSWER:
      Eat cultured products such as yogurt, soak a tampon in buttermilk and insert it normally as if you were having a period,,, do this about every 4 hours during your waking hours and yes you can even sleep with one. This is what the health department reccommended for me and it works great... 30 years later and Im still using it with good results,, I always use this after antibiotic treatments.

  2. QUESTION:
    Whats the best home remedy for a yeast infection?
    I have had a yeast infection for 2 wks now, and i can't get rid of it. I actually bought some stuff at wal mart and after i used it, i started my monthly period, and it itches real bad, and now im not for sure what to use or do! It was a one a day treatment from monistat! It worked until i started my period then it just came back! any advice!?

    • ANSWER:
      yes over dose on yogurt--eat as much as you can stand--it usually cures me within a day or two

  3. QUESTION:
    Is there a home remedy for a Yeast Infection?
    Call me old fashioned but I totally hate going to the Doctors for this kind of thing. So I was wondering if there was anything that I have at home could help. I know you can buy treatments over the counter now days but they are so expensive and messy.

    • ANSWER:
      I am copying from a book;
      Cut down on sugar, and wheat products. Avoid whole grain breads. Eat yogurt with active L. Acidophilus cultures.
      I used this advice before and I know it works.
      Hope this helps.

  4. QUESTION:
    Yeast Infection Treatment Question?
    On Monday I started a yeast infection treatment. (over-the counter medicine) The treatment is to be used 7 nights straight.

    I’m just curious: even if the infection is cleared up after the 7 night treatment is used, should I try something else right after (home remedy) to safeguard it? Or just wait and see if the medicine works?

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to help prevent future infections, I would start taking an acidophilous tablet, even just once a day. You don't need to wait until the end of the OTC treatment. I like the Nature Made refrigerated ones, but whatever. Rebuilding that good bacteria in your body will help prevent yeast infections and also keep your digestive track healthy.

  5. QUESTION:
    home remedy for a yeast infection!?
    is it true that coating a tampon with plain yogurt or using an applicator filled with plain yogurt and inserting it in yourself will get rid of a yeast infection? i know it sounds gross but if it works its alot cheaper than buying monistat or those other YI treatments.. anyone try this, and did it work? or know of any other home remedy that works.. .thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      yes the yougurt works as well a clove of garlic. You get a needle and thread and thread the needle through the clove of garlic and make a string like a tampon. You would insert the garlic in just like a tampon and leave over night, do that for 5-7 days. Use the yougurt too, it really helps the itching
      It works

  6. QUESTION:
    Treating a yeast infection (home remedies?)?
    wondering if anyone has a treatment for yeast infections at home, rather than buying the store bought stuff

    • ANSWER:
      Here are 4 natural remedies to dealing with yeast infection:

      Yogurt - Something to try that might help ease yeast infection symptoms is yogurt. Yogurt is good for
      individuals suffering from yeast infections because yogurt contains an active bacteria known to kill the yeast fungus. However, if you don't like the taste of yogurt, the flavored ones that come with fruits slices at the bottom are a great alternative. Or you can visit your pharmacist, whereby he can give you a product called Lactinex, which contain the same active fungus-killing bacteria that yogurt does. The application of yogurt in the affected area almost immediately relieves the itch. And in a matter of 1-2 days, the yeast build-up would begin to fade.

      Tree oil - Taking a warm tub bath with a few drops of tea tree oil can also help to relieve external symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection. This bath will simply rinse the area continuously with water and tea tree oil. An alternative is also to try a warm bath with a cup of apple cider vinegar mixed in. Both these baths will temporarily soothe the external itching and burning associated with a yeast infection.

      Apple Cider Vinegar - This is a great natural treatment as it can bring about quick results for the acute episode of yeast infection. However, like all natural treatments - they do not always work.

      Garlic. - Garlic is well know remedy for dealing with many kinds of diseases. Garlic has amazing healing properties and works really well against yeast buildup.

      Visit http://www.toplifesecrets.com/no-yeast-infection for more of such tips! There is a permanent and quick cure to yeast infection in the site too!

  7. QUESTION:
    Best home treatments for yeast infection?
    ive had a yeast infection for a year what are the best remedies to cure it?

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    yeast infection treatment plz?
    Im 19 and i have a mild vaginal yeast infec. was wondering if any of you ladies know any good home remedy to treat it... like how long will it last and how often should i repeat the remedy?
    i dont want to take any medication so i prefer a home remedy

    • ANSWER:
      You can eat over activia yogurt to help with your PH.

      There is a home remedy that I have heard of in a magazine: buy plain yogurt (no added sugar or anything else in it, just plain yogurt- no flavors) and insert with a turkey baster, or something that mimics an applicator. Using 2-3 times a day until symptoms are gone.

      I personally would just buy over the counter meds... save you a lot of hassle! Good luck, hope you feel better!

  9. QUESTION:
    can yeast infection go away without treatment?
    can a female yeast infection go away without treatment and if not what home remedy can i use to treat it

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections don't go away easily. I feel that home remedies give temporary relief and the infection comes back stronger (u most probably have experienced that). Go visit a Doctor.

      N yeah, just googled and found this site, might be of some help:

      http://www.symptoms-yeast-infection-treatment.com/

  10. QUESTION:
    I need a home remedy...?
    I need a home remedy treatment for a yeast infection, can anyone help me?

    • ANSWER:
      Caprylic acid caps seem to help.

  11. QUESTION:
    Pink discharge on treatment of yeast infection?
    Is this common?

    I had skin boils, and I went to my ob/gyn (I am a nursing mother) for a consult. She prescribed antibiotics which led to a yeast infection. I called up my doctor to talk to her about it she prescribed a cream called candid to be used @3times a day for three days. Thanks to the baby and being busy, I managed to put it for once a day for the first day and three times the second ( today is the third day). I seem to be getting a pinkish discharge now. Don't think its period, since I am lactating and have not had periods for a while.
    Should I be worried? I had read somewhere that the creams can also cause pink discharge because of trauma or something.

    Please help. I am sick and tired of this chain reaction of complaints where the treatment causes some other problem.

    Would there be any home remedy ( I had tried to increase my intake of yogurts etc)
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Here I am suggesting u an easy way which u can do yourself
      Buy a small bottle of BETADINE lotion, lactacyd lotion and a few Canesten Clotrimazole 500mg vaginal suppository and a few syringes of 10 cc 10 amps of distilled water
      instructions to u:
      Now take 1 cc betadine and 1 cc lactacyd lotion in 10 cc syringe and 8 cc distilled water
      Sit on stool, remove the needle and insert the syringe in vagina as much u can and push the solution fast
      let the fluid flow out when stop than push one vaginal tablet as high as u can with the help of syringe
      continue it for 5 days
      discharge will disappear in 24 hours,
      u can use this procedure once a week as ur personal Hygiene

  12. QUESTION:
    yeast infection. will this treatment work??
    okay so i think i have a yeast infection. i have all the symptoms and everything.

    would i be able to use equate A&D vitamin ointment to cure it? it says on the bottle that its used for burns, diaper rash, and abrasion.

    if that wouldnt work wat else could i use without going to the doctor..like an at home remedy?

    thanks in advance for the help!!

    • ANSWER:
      No. It will not work. A yeast infection is caused by an abundance of a certain kind of bacteria. Those medications will not fight that kind of bacteria. Go to the drug store and buy some Vagisil or Monostat. Good luck. Don't wait. Go now!

  13. QUESTION:
    Treatment for yeast infections?
    Sink a tampon in yogurt and enter in vagina. Perform this twice a day, at one time in the morning and at night until symptoms disappear. A different method is to carry a tablespoonful of yogurt and insert into vagina. This is better practiced at nighttime simply prior to bedding. Daily douching with yogurt has showed useful. Along with these remedies it is also suggested to consume lots of yogurt. It is beneficial for your whole system and will heal the fungus also. Buttermilk generates effective results also. Use a glass of buttermilk in the afternoon, and one at nighttime. It is as well another wonderful home remedy for yeast infection.

    im game to be relieved of these terrible symptoms but dipping a tampon in yogurt and putting it up my cootie does not sound safe? anyone know this to yogurt in the vagina to relieve symptoms to be true?

    please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely do not place food into your vagina! It is safe to coat your vulva in PLAIN yogurt to relieve symptoms, but do not place it in your vagina. Get an over the counter yeast kit from your local pharmacy or see your doctor to treat the yeast infection itself.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the signs of a Yeast Infection and a Bacterial Vaginois?Is there any home remedies for the both?
    Im having some discharge the is pale looking and frothy looking around the vulva area. I was doing a little itching and burning on yesterday but that went away. I have had a reoccurent of BV for the last 2 years and I had my share of yeast. Im truly stomp this time about which one it is and the method of treatment.I cant afford to go and see a doctor. I'm married and I dont sleep around neither does my husband, so I know that its not a STD.PLEASE HELP! HELP! Only serious answers please!!

    • ANSWER:
      There is this product called Enzara that you get on line, clears is up(and the odor ) in about a week. The trick is... you've got to stay on the pills and drink plenty of water. They are herbal and no prescription is needed. It worked for me, hope this helps!

  15. QUESTION:
    treatment of vaginal yeast infection?
    i don't want home remedies... if any one can tell me
    where can i buy a treatment gel or some thing from pharmacy without
    prescription? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      if you really want to get rid of yeast infection then you must follow these tips - they worked for me:

      1) Eat yogurt!!!! It contains helpful bacteria (live cultures, including acidophilus and bifidus) that destroy yeast. Use only plain yogurt with active cultures.

      2) Douche with a solution of 1 to 3 tbsp. vinegar in a quart of water. Repeat once a day while having symptoms, but no longer than a week.

      3) Decrease or eliminate sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth.

      4) Use a garlic clove as a suppository. Garlic contains a natural anti-fungal agent.

      5) Try gentian violet. It's a traditional remedy for yeast and other infections, and can be found in pharmacies. Swab the area with it once or twice a day. Make sure to use a thick pad - it stains everything.

      6) Use an herbal douche. Combine equal amounts of sage, raspberry and comfrey with 1/4 part goldenseal. This can be combined with cider vinegar.

      7) also you should use some herbal treatment. In that case Yeastrol is really good (probably the best) product that gets rid of yeast infection comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that it wont reappear again!
      And of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly). For me it worked very fast + I dont get yeast infections anymore (almost 2 years) ...

  16. QUESTION:
    Can I use shredded garlic instead of a clove for a yeast infection?
    I only have the shredded garlic in the glass tub to treat it. I have a yeast infection and Im too embarresed to ask my dad to buy me over the counter treatment. Any home remedies I could use for a quick cure? Would the shredded stuff still work if I just smeared it on my vagina?

    • ANSWER:
      Then ask your dad for the money to get something at the store, and go get yourself an antifungal cream.

  17. QUESTION:
    girls..are there any home remedies for a yeast infection?
    i get them alot..probably once every 6-8 weeks and havent been able to see a doctor yet (this has been going on for about a year and a half) usually i go to walmart and buy the 3 day miconazole treatment, but right now i'm completely broke and can't afford it but the infection really cannot wait until payday..i've heard a yogurt compress kind of thing works..like applying plain old yogurt directly to the area, but i only have vanilla flavored yogurt..is there anything else?

    • ANSWER:
      Put yoghurt, plain natural yoghurt on a tampon and use that, drink a lot of water, wear cotton underwear as synthetics make it hard to breath.

      Make sure you haven't got high insulin problems, it is common for women with PCOS or diabetes to get thrush due to the higher levels of insulin in their blood.

      Wash with a diluted vinegar solution too and wash your sheets, clothes and anything which touches the vaginal area to try and remove the fungus infection.

  18. QUESTION:
    Treatment for what I think may be a yeast infection?
    My inner vagina itches (not unbearable, but it is bothersome), i guess i scratched too hard without realizing or something because i feel pain on the inner lip, i can't see it but im guessing it's a cut from the pain. also, for a couple of weeks there's been what looks like toilet paper residue on the inside of my vagina too. Even if I shower, it's still there, especially if I scratch. After researching I'm guessing this may be a yeast infection but I'm not positive. My mom is my doctor so I don't really want to talk to her about this. I haven't been sexually active in about 6 months so I know it's not an std or anything. Last month I took a lot of antibiotic plus I'm starting birth control so maybe that caused it? What's the best treatment out there? preferrably something inexpensive, an at home remedy or something.

    Thanks to all who help!

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    do i have a yeast infection?
    lately i've been getting quite itchy in my vagina, not all the time though just sometimes but when i looked for thick discharge, i only had it a little once or twice. it's not thick usually but it does smell even after i wash :S also i'm a virgin and have only ever kissed a guy, nothing more. is this a yeast infection and if it is are there any home remedy treatments or creams that i can buy or do i have to go to the doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      To me it seems that you have all the signs that come with a yeast infection
      Just go see your Dr:he can treat it
      Success

      Colors

  20. QUESTION:
    Do home remedies actually help a yeast infection?
    I have been battling one fo days and its driving me insane! I got a 3 day over the counter treatment, and last night was the last treatment but this morning I can still feel it. I was reading online that home remedies work best but since I don't have medical insurance, and not much money to spend, I'd like to either get another over the counter today, or spend the money on some things it said. Yogurt was one, apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, etc. But which one works better based on someones experience?

    • ANSWER:
      Someone on here advised to use something that worked and apparently it has been recommended in doctors offices when other things did not work. I'm not usually recommending home remedies but apparently she swore by Boric acid and it's not expensive. Here's one link about using it to treat yeast infections if that's what you have. http://www.taoofherbs.com/articles/69/boricacidsuppositories.htm

      You can ask a pharmacist where you can get the suppositories. Make sure you are wearing cotton underwear and do not hang out in a wet bathing suit since yeast thrives on warm moist environments. After getting out of the shower make sure the area is dry and some recommend sleeping without any underwear to help air it out.

      However if it does not get better you may actually have a bacterial infection which requires antibiotics not antifungals. Hope this helps you.

      Edited: Even though it was a 3 day treatment the information that comes with the medication says it can take 7 days to get rid of completely. I never had any luck with the one day treatment but using 3 or more days seemed to help. You can also use an external cream to help with the itching or you can get some oatmeal bath packets and sit in that as it can help with the itching. My doctor recommended I use oatmeal baths when I had itching and it helped a lot till I could get in to see him.

      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/boric-acid-for-yeast-infections.html

      "The topical usage of boric acid for yeast infection treatment gerally gives positive results, however, it is poisonous if taken orally. On taking it orally, it leads to nausea, diarrhea, dermatitis, kidney damage and even death. This is because it damages the vaginal lining and internal organs. Never use it during pregnancy. It is also not meant to be used on open wounds. Boric acid is never recommended for infants. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets at home. Use a liner on your bed as there may be some discharge of fluid. Dispose the liner along with the discharged fluid and spills of boric acid, if any, the next day. In addition to understanding how to get rid of yeast infections, let's also see certain precautionary measures that can be taken to prevent yeast infections."

      DO NOT TAKE BORIC ACID ORALLY AS IT CAN BE FATAL!

  21. QUESTION:
    How long should a yeast infection last?
    I've been taking 875 mg of generic augmentin (an antibiotic) twice a day for 10 days for a throat infection.
    Of course, I developed a yeast infection a little over a week from the day I started the prescription.
    I was wondering if it would go away by itself once the antibiotic left my system or if I need to get some sort of OTC treatment.
    If it will go away on its own, about how long should it last?
    Also, are there any good home remedies to treat the itching?

    • ANSWER:
      every time i take antibiotics the same thing happens to me! its annoying but from what i know its cuz the antibiotics kill all the bacteria they can, even the good bacteria which leaves us prone to infections until our bodies build the good stuff back up again.
      i wouldn't leave the yeast infection alone, i would get the monistat/other brand asap cuz it will just get worse and ive heard of it causing UTIs if left for to long, besides being horrible to live with.
      some stores have yeast tablets right in the feminine hygiene section that help prevent yeast infections or so they say but ive never tried them.
      one thing that helped me get over the yest infections after antibiotics was kombucha, its a weird tea/juice thing that tastes pretty funny but is packed with good bacterias and helps to replenish the good stuff. not good to drink while ur on the antibiotics though, think they kind of counteract each other. you can probably find it at ur local co-op or health food store.
      good luck! i hope this helps!

  22. QUESTION:
    Home remedy for vaginal infection?
    I know it's not yeast or an std. any home treatments for a vaginal infection?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to see a gynocologist. What are the symptoms?
      It could be an STD or trich which need prescription drugs.

  23. QUESTION:
    Home Remedies for Yeast Infections? (Female only thanks)?
    I've been doing some looking around on Internet sites regarding yeast infections and found that plain yogurt helps balance the bacteria and stuff "down there". I read that the most effective way to rid of the infection is to apply it directly to the vulva and inside of your vagina, but I am hesitant on how to do so. Any ladies have advice on how one should go about putting yogurt up their vagina properly? Lol ... I read that you can put it inside a tampon applicator and freeze the yogurt inside and then insert it as you would a tampon and leave it in there for an hour or so, but how to get that thing out makes me wonder. Please help me out! I don't want to get over the counter treatment, my mom says it helps at first, but they come back a lot easier.

    • ANSWER:
      It is absolutely true that you can use yogurt directly in or on your vagina. I've heard the frozen yogurt tampon idea, but I don't think I'd try it. That would be too COLD!

      I just dip my finger in some yogurt and insert it that way. It really works. The cold offers instant relief, and the active cultures take care of the infection.

      You can also eat yogurt or take acidophilus supplements to help balance bacteria in your entire body.

  24. QUESTION:
    Yeast Infection Question?
    Is there a other home remedies for yeast infection other than puttin yogurt in my vagina? I cant even bring myself to do this. Not interested in the garlic either. no foods in the "cooch"!!! so is there any OTHER treatments that i can do at home?

    • ANSWER:
      You arent suspposed to put the yogurt in your vagina, you shouldnt put any food in your vagina. You are suspposed to eat it as normal. The easiest way to get rid of ayeast infection is to take a Difulcan. Im sure you doctor would call in a prescription without having to see you.

  25. QUESTION:
    How to treat a yeast infection at home?
    I've had a yeast infection for about a month now. The cream I got from the doctor didn't quite get rid of it. I've been doing research on it and from what I hear, many people find home remedies are the best way to actually cure the problem. However, there are a lot of different methods from different sites and I have no clue which to use.

    If you have had experience with this problem, please tell me what you think is the most effective treatment. If it makes any difference, I'm a guy. (Yes, guys can get them too)
    Please avoid giving any answers that involve "go back to your doctor." Maybe you don't see it the same way I do but I don't believe they are the ultimate ruler of how to treat medical issues. I could come up with the idea of going back to the doctor by myself, please say something more constructive.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know... but maybe eat some yogurt... I'm not sure if it can help a yeast infections... but it can prevent it... well, that's what my doctor told me to eat when I went on an antibiotic...

      Hope this helps :)

  26. QUESTION:
    I think I have a yeast infection...?
    I'm 16 years old. I have had what I thought was a yeast infection three times in the last few months. I took the three-day treatment for yeast infection and it went away each time for about a week. But then it comes back.

    I have constant burning and itching, and a lot of thick white discharge. I've had a high fever at one point, but that went away.
    I've missed three days of school because of this, and am up at 1am right now because it's keeping me awake.
    I'm a clean person with good hygiene so I can't understand how this keeps happening.
    I hate going to the doctor so I guess I'm just wondering if I need to go, or if this is something other than a yeast infection. Also, if there are any home remedies that will give me at least some temporary relieve.
    I'd really appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      Only a doctor can tell for sure if you have a yeast infection by taking a swab and run some tests. Most of us can sometimes tell by the feel, look, and smell that you have a yeast infection. If your symptoms don't match this list, or you are confused or uncertain, go see your doctor if at all possible.

      It feels like an intense itching, burning sensation, localized in your vagina and vulva. This itching is not always present, but can get really bad, so bad you can hardly walk, let alone sit still or concentrate on anything.

      It looks like clumpy white stuff. Most medical descriptions compare the discharge to ricotta cheese, but it can range from thick and not clumpy to faintly yellow to thin and clear.

      It smells like bread or beer. In fact, it smells pretty much exactly like yeast.

      There are other types of infections that can sometimes infect your vagina and vulva and it's helpful to know the symptoms of all of them so you can be really sure before you go treat yourself for a yeast infection you might not have.

      A bacterial infection of the vagina can feel a lot like a yeast infection if the vulval area is itchy or painful. Unlike a yeast infection, the discharge can be dark yellow, green, or brown and it won't smell like bread, it can smell like fish or something rotting. If you think you might have a bacterial infection, or if you're not sure, get I would recommend going to see your doctor as this has to be treated with prescription antibiotics.

      Urinary tract infections (UTI's) are due to bacteria infecting the urethra rather than the vagina. UTI's can be fairly easily distinguished from vaginal infections by a host of symptoms, including pain or burning when urinating, blood or mucus in urine, needing to urinate often, pain or pressure in back or lower abdomen and a fever or chills. If you think you might have a UTI, don't delay, go see your doctor, because the infection can travel up past the bladder, causing kidney damage.

      Another type of infection called trichomoniasis is caused by a parasite that can infect both the vagina and the urinary tract, and is primarily sexually transmitted. If you have a trichomoniasis infection, your vagina can be itchy or painful, it can hurt to urinate, intercourse can be painful, and occasionally you can experience pain in your lower abdomen. Again, you have to see a doctor to get antibiotics to treat this.

      I would recommend you see your doctor just to rule out any other infections and to get a proper diagnosis and proper treatment.

      Good luck :)

  27. QUESTION:
    I have heard of a cure for yeast infection, but im not sure if it's safe or if it even works.?
    i am 12 and i have a yeast infection that wont go away even though i have went to the doctor and have used a million yeast treatments. and yes the doctor did take a swab test so we are sure it is yeast and not a UTI. anyways i read online that there is this home remedy where you take a garlic clove and put it up there and it is supposed to cure yeast. is this even true and if it is is it safe?
    thanks for ur help

    • ANSWER:
      I've never heard of that, but eating yogurt can help because of the live cultures (probiotics).

  28. QUESTION:
    Does a yeast infection always include odor and discharge, or can it just be a persistant itch?
    I have had an itch for about a month and dont have medical coverage so I am trying to treat it OTC.

    someone told me to douche with a little hydrogen peroxide to kill bacteria, and I am using vagisil but these together dont seem to be enough.

    I was trying not to use the Monistat suppositories because I have a fear of getting a Urinary Tract Infection, that one is the worst!!

    do you have any home remedy suggestions? I am about to try a 3 day suppository treatment if all else fails.

    • ANSWER:
      No it dont always have odor and discharge. I would say it is just a yeast infection, the monistat doesnt cause urinary tract infections, douching does. Do the monistat, cause I have heard two diff. docs say that douching will push bacteria farther in there and make your infection worse.

  29. QUESTION:
    yeast infection questions?
    alright. i think i have a yeast infection. most likely. i am going to go see the doctor tomorrow.

    i've had it before, so that's how i know i have it.
    so i used the monistat 3-day treatment
    it worked for a lil bit
    but then i had the symptoms again
    so i went online to look for home remedies to help with the yeast infection pain
    and i used the vinagar one. where you soak in vinagar water.
    and it worked!

    so the main thing i'm trying to get here, is:
    do i still have a yeast infection? just the monistat 3 day treatment didnt work?
    because i'm a little worried that it might be something else.
    cause i've heard the monistat 3 day treatment isnt a long enough treatment to work.

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection and cysts...?
    I've had a really bad yeast infection starting a few months into my pregnancy. Itching being the only real symptom. I was tested and it came back positive so I was told to use the cream only as I'm pregnant. So that's what I did, on and off for about 5 months now. It didn't help at all, I still have it. However a new problem has arose from this, what I think to be cysts. I read trauma to the vaginal area, (itching and infection) could cause these and I think that's what I got.
    I have two on the outside, under the skin, pea sized lumps. And inside I have a row of red swollen ones, due to infection.
    What kind of treatment would I get if I'm pregnant?
    I go see my doctor on Wendsday, to show him my newest problem.
    Does it sound like cysts? Is there some home remedy I could use to help clear them up?

    I've been in a 5 year realtionship and he's the only partner I've had.

    I got tested for STD's early on in my pregnancy and when they did a swab I got tested again. I don't think it's that... but I am going to go have it looked at though. :)
    The risk for herpes is pretty low... :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      It sounds as though you've got Candida, which isn't too alarming since about 80% of the population have it. The thing is your immune system is suppressed due to the stress of the pregnancy and it is allowing the yeast to flourish.

      If you are open to natural healing methods I have some suggestions for you, because you are pregnant I understand if you want to be cautious about some but I'll give you everything I can think of for your situation.

      There are many things you need to start doing and addressing if you are suffering from a yeast infection. To start, do the following:

      1. Wear loose clothing and undergarments, oxygen kills yeast, going commando and wearing nothing down there if possible is even better.

      2. Get some unsweetened yogurt and rub it onto a tampon, insert the tampon and do this continually until the yeast infection is gone.

      3. Cut out any and all sugar, alcohol and yeast from your diet. All three will promote the infection further.

      4. Start drinking cranberry juice, pure not from concentrate with no added sugar, I know this goes against the no sugar thing but the acid content in the cranberries will alter the PH balance of your vagina and cause the yeast to die off.

      5. If you can tolerate it, use a raw garlic clove and apply it to the infection, this may burn so dilute it with some olive or coconut oil, both of which can also help eliminate the yeast, especially the coconut.

      6. Take a probiotic with at least 50 billion live cells per pill, this is key in redistributing good bacteria throughout your body, and effectively end the yeast infection. You must do this continually until you have eliminated your yeast infections and Candida entirely.

      7. Lastly if all else fails, begin adding 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath. Only fill the tub up high enough to submerge your genital area. Stay in the tub for 20-30 minutes at a time.

      Hope this helps, the yogurt is the key really, by putting good bacteria directly on the area you will eliminate it quickly. Make sure it is unsweetened and ideally keep an eye out for a variation called Kefir which has even more beneficial bacteria in it to snuff out the infection.

      When all is said and done I would suggest you research Candida and take a test to determine if you are suffering from it, as anyone who gets yeast infections has Candida, it's just a matter of how bad it is.

  31. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection & bv?
    I went to an std clinic thinking i had an std. All tests were normal negative for stds but I had burning itching swealing cottage cheese looking discharge. The doctor said i had a yeast infection and gave me the 7day treatment which i used only for 3days because i was doing alot better. But on the third day my discharge was smelling like b.o. I looked it up and everything pointed to bv. I tried the home remedy of plain yogurt which seems to have helped because i now have no ordor watsoever. But my concern is if it could be a more serious condition? Could i have gotten yeast infection and bv right afterwards? Wat should i do next? And unfortuntly doctors right now i cannot afford.

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    yeast diaper rash treatment?
    my 2 year old has a diaper rash that is starting to turn into a yeast/thrush infection. is there any home remedy for this, like, could i put plain yogurt on it instead of rash cream, or anything else i can do rather than getting a prescription?

    not that i'm against getting a prescription, if that's what he needs, but if there's something easier and cheaper that wouldn't require a trip to the doctor, i'd rather try that first.

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Well, the thrush is thriving in moist/warm environment so if you can get him to run around the house without bottoms for a while (or even in just cotton underpants) that would help it heal on it's own and stop it from spreading or getting worse.
      Also, the "Johnson's Medicated" baby powder has 10% zinc in it and it will help kill the fungal issues because it will dry it up from the zinc. I learned this from experience, so it does work! But, you will need to re-apply it several times through the day. If that doesn't work, you might want to give in and call the Dr. for the heavy duty prescription cream. Good luck!

  33. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection is killing..killing me?
    I have been on some heavy antibiotics and now I have a yeast infection that is killing me.

    I got some Monistat 1 day treatment and used it around 8 o'clock yesterday morning, but it still itches and burns like crazy and it's now 2:44 am.

    I want to try some of these home remedies I read about online but I don't want to remove the Monistat. Please help me.

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    tips to treat oral yeast infection? oral thrush?
    home treatments/remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know any home treatments, you need medication to get rid of it. I had it about a month ago and the Dr gave me Clotrimazole 10 mg to take 5 times a day for 14 days. It worked great. You have to see a Dr to get it.

  35. QUESTION:
    Do you think I have a yeast infection?
    So here's the deal. For a while now I've had on-and-off vaginal itching (sometimes mild, sometimes pretty bad) and sometimes I have discharge that smells like yeast (and yeah, I know what yeast smells like because I've worked with it in science class). But I've never had any of the white clumpy cottage cheese-like discharge that people always warn you about when they talk about yeast infections. Also, I've never used any sort of treatment, tried any home remedies or even used any anti-itch cream in that area. I've read that when you don't treat yeast infections they get worse and worse but that hasn't happened to me. This has been going on for a while and it just comes and goes, generally with about the same intensity of symptoms. So what do you think? Is it a yeast infection? Have I had multiple yeast infections that just come and go? Or is it just regular vaginal itching? (Is there such a thing?)

    • ANSWER:
      yes! it looks like you have yeast infection!
      and you must get rid of it as soon as it is possible!!

      and if you really want to get rid of yeast infection then you must follow these tips:

      1) Eat yogurt. It contains helpful bacteria (live cultures, including acidophilus and bifidus) that destroy yeast. It also works when applied topically. Insert some into the vagina using a finger or plastic tampon applicator. Use only plain yogurt with active cultures.

      2) Douche with a solution of 1 to 3 tbsp. vinegar in a quart of water. Repeat once a day while having symptoms, but no longer than a week.

      3) Decrease or eliminate sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth.

      4) Use a garlic clove as a suppository. Garlic contains a natural anti-fungal agent. Peel a fresh clove, wrap it in gauze and insert it into the vagina.

      5) Try gentian violet. It's a traditional remedy for yeast and other infections, and can be found in pharmacies. Swab the area with it once or twice a day. Make sure to use a thick pad - it stains everything.

      6) Use an herbal douche. Combine equal amounts of sage, raspberry and comfrey with 1/4 part goldenseal. This can be combined with cider vinegar.

      7) You must use herbal treatment. In that case Yeastrol is really good (probably the best) product that gets rid of yeast infection comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that it wont reappear again!
      And of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly). For me it worked very fast + I dont get yeast infections anymore...

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Yeastrol but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.yeastrol.com/?aid=221781

      good luck!

      Working in women's health - Gynecologist + personal experience

  36. QUESTION:
    yeast infection?
    Hi i'm 19 and have a yeast infection, red, a little stingy an itchy (not terrible) with white sometimes greenish cottage cheese like oderless discharge (the worst part, quie a lot). I seem to get them quite often though I dont know why, I'm hygenic and healthy. Can anyone give me a reason as to why I get them so often and how I can prevent them, also i'm a college sudent so i'm very poor and cant always afford treatment, is there any way I can treat it myself? like hrough diet or something. a 'home remedy' if you will.

    • ANSWER:
      go to the doctor so they can perscribe something to you, if it keeps comming back it might be a different problem.
      natural yougart will apparently help if you put it on that area

  37. QUESTION:
    urgent!! please help: apple cider vinegar/yogurt - cure for yeast infection? will it work?
    i want to treat my yeast infection with home remedies because drugs don't seem to work for me and it's too expensive. so i got some apple cider and have plain yogurt too. i heard that if you add a cup of vinegar in your bath and stay in for about 15 mins it'll help.
    and then that you keep eating the yogurt and also soak a tampon in it and insert it. should i use both of these treatments? or just one? do they word?
    i'm seriously annoyed because it's just so itchy and burns and i keep getting the discharge and i just wanna get rid of it! this is like the second day and i cant handle it anymore!!
    also could the cause be my medication (pills) for iron in my blood? cause i have anemia. i used to use different brand before and had no problems. thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    Am I treating my yeast infection correctly?
    I have had a yeast infection for about 2 days now...and I just started treating it today. I purchased AZO yeast probiotic tablets and vaginal discomfort cream and have been using both at the recommended dosages for the past 8 hours. I have also done a home-remedy apple cider vinegar/water douche. I am currently on my period, which complicates things a bit, but I've started using a tampon to keep the outer part of my vagina dry and clean. So far the symptoms have not really changed, but I wanted to know if these methods of treatment will be enough to fix it? I would like this over-with as soon as possible, I go back to work in 4 days.

    • ANSWER:
      Gee, I'm not sure the douche was a great idea. I've heard that you can spread infection with douches. I usually use greek yogurt for yeast infections and it works well enough that you'd be ok in a couple of days. I put a bit of it on a tampon and insert it. The theory is that the bacteria in the yogurt attacks the yeast.

  39. QUESTION:
    have yeast infection?
    I have yeast infection. Before I went to see my doctor I tried using home remedies (honey and then lavender oil), which worked but didn’t seem to get rid of the infection. And then, I tried Monistat 3, the symptoms were somewhat gone but not completely. so, I am now using monistat 7 (this is my 6 day, a day left to complete the treatment). I am feeling much much better, but what is bothering me still is the vaginal fissures caused by the yest infection. On the meanwhile, I went to see my doctor yesterday and he prescribed a one pill of difucan. I took it yesterday around 8pmish. When should I accept the fissures to go away?
    Ps. I was tested for STDS and my results came back negative.

    In advance, I’d like to say thank you for all your answers.

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    What are some natural cures for yeast infections?
    What are some home remedies for curing yeast infections?
    What are some natural cures that actually work to get rid of yeast infections?

    I have tried the over the counter treaments and this 7 day doctor prescribed treatment and yet I still have a yeast infection.
    I have been ill with a yeast infection since March.Nothing is working!

    What are some natural cures for yeast infections?

    How can I get rid of this yeast infection once and for all.The over the counter treaments and the doctor prescribed treatment isn't working.I have been sick since March.And i was tested for diabetes and the test came back negative.Thank God.

    What are some home remedies that will get rid of this yeast infection once and for all?
    I want this infection to go away.

    I'm getting really frustrated because I have had this infection since March!
    The doctor tried Diflucan on me and it still didn't work.Still sick with yeast infection since March.Its crazy and frustrating!

    • ANSWER:
      Check out: http://www.earthclinic.com/ I've heard apple cider vinegar is good at getting rid of yeast infections. I use it to clean out my dog's ears (his breed is prone to yeast/bacteria infections in the ears) and it works great! :)

  41. QUESTION:
    What could be the cause of my very persistent yeast infection?
    I rarely get yeast infections (in the past, I've only ever had one after a round of antibiotics). I got a yeast infection out of the blue over a week ago and have tried two home Monistat treatments, but it won't go away. I don't have health insurance and am trying to get an appointment at Planned Parenthood but their waiting list is weeks long.

    What could be causing this yeast infection and is there anything else I can do myself to try and remedy it?
    I am on the pill (try to take it on time everyday, but have had occasional slip ups), I am in a relationship with someone and having unprotected sex but have not had sex since getting the yeast infection over a week ago so he has not been infected. I am testing yearly for STDs and am clean.
    I am on the pill (try to take it on time everyday, but have had occasional slip ups), I am in a relationship with someone and having unprotected sex but have not had sex since getting the yeast infection over a week ago so he has not been infected. I am tested yearly for STDs and am clean. I have not recently been on any antibiotics. I wear cotton underwear and looser clean clothing.
    I have also been taking 2 acidophilus supplements everyday.

    I've pretty taken in and tried all the advice I could find and still have had no luck.
    I'm looking for some other options and advice now, while I wait to see if I can get into Planned Parenthood anytime soon.

    • ANSWER:
      I know this will sound odd but go buy a big thing of yogurt. Yogurt has active live cultures that will help.

  42. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of stubborn BV and yeast infection?
    Hi, I've been dealing with bacterial vaginosis and a yeast infection since I took an antibiotic back in December. The worst discomfort is the gas, bloating, and pressure I've gotten from it. I took diflucan and did a 3 day antibiotic suppository treatment, and it went down a lot (and improved alot during my period, which I thought was a good sign) but now that my period is done, I am back to having pain/the bad smell down there and I'm getting bloated up and uncomfortable again.

    Are there any good treatments for this sort of thing? I'm a virgin, so it's not an STD. The bloating is very uncomfortable, and now I'm starting to get a pain in my side again. I had an abdominal ultrasound a month ago that only showed I had a slightly enlarged spleen, which I think is more irritated then anything. That got a lot better after the treatment, and it's no where near as bad as it wa originally but it's starting to get a little tender again.

    Does anyone know of a good treatment? I'm trying to get back to the gynecologist again, I would've gone today but she had to cancel my appointment >_< I just wonder if there's some over the counter or home remedies that might be useful for this nasty combo.

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately there are no effective home remedies and these will not ''clear up'' without proper antifungal and antibiotic treatment.
      You can buy a tube of Vagisil or other vaginal anti-itching cream to subdue the irritation until you can see your doctor.
      Sorry darlin', we all know how awful this is.

  43. QUESTION:
    Do i have a yeast infection (women only please)?
    Now i read that a yeast infection can occur after taking antibiotics. Which i feel is the case for me (this happened 2 days after i took the antibiotic), but i find it strange that this is the first time i have what i think is a yeast infection because i've taken that antibiotic many times before. (amoxcicillin)

    Here are my symptoms:

    Recently my labia minora has been peeling.. A LOT. i can take off some skin basically and the same for my clitoris too. And this has never ever EVER happened to me before. I've also been having some white discharge. Im not too sure if its related to what i think is a yeast infection or if im going to have my period soon. It's incredibly itchy around the vaginal opening and inside the vagina, and the skin itself stings when i try to wash myself with water. There is no odor at all.

    Are there any home remedies or over-the-counter treatments that are going to work for sure?

    I don't really have a chance to go to my gyno anytime soon so if anyone could give me their diagnois of what they think this may be, it would be greatly appeciated.

    And FYI: im 17 years old. Im incredibly clean down there and i've only had sex with 1 person. We both lost our virginity to each other and we've been together ever since so i do not think this is any STD of any kind. We also haven't had sex in nearly a year.

    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      there is vagasil which is a creme that helps relieve you but does not get rid of the infection.
      im pretty sure that monistat is an over the counter treatment to get rid of the infection.
      dont wash with soap just water

  44. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection!? ahh how do you stop the itch!!?
    Okay so I'm going to do the treatment tonight but in the mean time how do I stop this infernal itch! Agh help help help!? are there natural home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Sitting in a warm epsom salts bath can help. But the best plan is to get some external itch cream when you're getting your cure.

      John Jones, MD

  45. QUESTION:
    need some good treatment for candida?
    how to get rid of candida for good any home remedy candida is a yeast infection

    • ANSWER:
      Candida is usually formed due to low count of friendly bacteria in
      the stomach/intestine.. Sugar consumption usually worsens the
      symptoms..You can find different brands of (therapeutic, etc.) friendly bacteria in health food shops. It's called Probiotics.
      Good Luck.

  46. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural cure for candida? With no drugs or doctor?
    It's embarrassing as hell but I have a reoccurring yeast infection that will not turn loose of me. My doc prescribed some pills that do nothing for me. I am in the process of searching for a new quack to give me more worthless treatment, but in the mean time does anybody know of a home remedy that could give me some relief?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you diabetic? It might be a good idea to be checked to see if you are passing glucose in urine. (very important)
      There are OTC creams and ointments which might cure it. Make sure your partner is yeast free as well. Eat yogurt and drink buttermilk daily and cut out all sugar from your diet.

  47. QUESTION:
    Different ways to treat PCOS, and getting pregnant and possibility's of it resulting from Candida Yeast?
    OK, I have had PCOS for at least 3 - 5 years. I am trying everything I can to get better/pregnant. I have changed my lifestyle around the ways I eat, sleep, exercise, and have sex. I have consulted with almost 10 doctors, OB-GYN's, and everything else imaginable. I have tried medications (Clomid, Metformin, etc.), Vitamins, and nothing seems to work.

    I have done hours and hours of research, and I have pretty much gone to the limits to try and get rid of my PCOS. If there are any great tips out there that have personally worked for you, I am willing to try to get rid of this. My periods are semi-irregular. I get them about every 35-45 days, and fortunately have been since November of last year, which is new for me. I did miss march, but it was weird how it worked out.

    After hours of research, I also found this:
    "Candida is a fungus that is found in the body in benign amounts, but when given the correct circumstances, grows uncontrolled throughout the body. It most commonly resides in the small intestine, but it often runs from the sinuses down to the groin.

    Candida is known for causing, or being a part of, reproductive organ problems, such as yeast infections, endometriosis, PCOS, impotence, and fertility problems. Other symptoms may be difficult to pinpoint. The most obvious is yeast infections, especially chronic yeast infections. It can also cause depression, gastrointestinal problems, allergies, and a variety of other symptoms. Candida makes a person crave sweets, grains, and cheese and makes you eat when you're not hungry and/or more than you need. It can lead someone to become overweight.

    A candida yeast overgrowth is caused by eating too many foods that feed the fungus, such as the foods mentioned above. However, most people get it from taking oral antibiotics, which end up killing all the bacteria in the body, including the good bacteria which keeps the normal levels of candida benign, allowing the fungus to grow to massive amounts."

    Source: http://www.steadyhealth.com/how_to_get_rid_of_pcos_t177577.html

    Now if this is true, this is very possible for me! I am CONSTANTLY craving sweets/chocolates, and when I first found about that I had PCOS, I had chronic yeast infections, and in about 2 years I had about 10-15 of them. And since then, I get about 1 or 2 a year.

    Is this a possibility for me? How do I get checked? What are some treatment methods (Vitamins, Home remedy's, prescriptions, etc.)? And will my PCOS go away by treating the Candida, and if so, will I need a scan again/how will I know? Can anyone else testify to this Candida Yeast issue, and what worked for you?

    Thanks for your time.

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    Any at-home remedies for BV? Please help!?
    I have Bacterial Vaginosis, or so I think. Symptoms are a fishy odor, accompanied by an offwhite thick discharge. Occasionally I have itching (which may be due to an accompanying yeast infection). I have tried HV Essentials homeopathic BV treatment, but it's back. Are there any at-home remedies for curing BV? I want to avoid the doctor because I am totally broke and have no health insurance.

    Also, are there things I can do at home to keep my vaginal pH balance normal? I have heard of such things like eating yogurt. Is this true? Any other suggestions? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I got BV for the first time about two years ago. I had no clue what is was, so I did a lot of research online and found so much info. My first reaction, obviously, was to see a doctor, which I had no insurance, so it ended up being a 0 urgent care visit! They gave me the antibiotics and about 2 months later it came back and it was worse! That's when I started seeing all of the other women's stories online that said this also happened to them. The reason is the antibiotics they give you kill all bacteria, good and bad. But you need the good to keep the bad away. So without the good, the bad end up taking over again. I got permanently cured with hydrogen peroxide douche. I know it sounds SO crazy, but there have been medical studies that say H2O2 kills bad bacteria and promotes growth of good bacteria, because the good bacteria in your vagina actually naturally produces H2O2. I filled a needleless syringe with straight H2O2 (3%) and squirted it (like a douche) into my vagina once a night for 7 nights, just like in the study. It worked. Go to http://www.earthclinic.com
      Click on ailments, find and click on bacterial vaginosis, and there are so many remedies, as well as other womens stories, and what worked for them. If the H2O2 sounds too strange to you, there are other options that helped other women on this site. Good Luck!!!

      EDIT: I forgot to add that your pH levels are maintained by the good bacteria. They produce lactic acid, so by using the peroxide it promotes the health of the good bacteria, which keeps your pH in check. And it has been proven that the good bacteria also produce hydrogen peroxide in small amounts, so you would just be helping it along a bit. For a long time, any time I was intimate with my husband, especially oral sex, and after my period, i would do the peroxide douche. Now I'm well balanced and no more problems with BV or yeast infections, which peroxide cures also.

  49. QUESTION:
    How to treat Tonsilitis with no prescription with a couple days?
    I Do NOT have strep throat, my doctor already told me that two weeks ago. I was prescribed a ( MeDra Pak). Which did get rid of the white infection or what I could see of it. The day after finishing that dose ( 7days) I developed a yeast infection on my bottom, it took two doses of diflucan to calm it down to the point where it doesn't hurt to sit down. I need to have my tonsils removed, I do know this. I am looking for a short treatment that doesn't invovle a prescription, because the meds tend to keep me going for about 2 weeks then it returns. So in short, i'm going out of town this weekend, and I don't want a yeast infection from whatever med they WOULD like to prescribe me in the mean time, until I get them removed, nor do I want to be sick. So does anybody have some advice, or home remedies that actually work. Of course I know this is short-term, but whatever works for right now it great!. Thanks~

    • ANSWER:
      All I can suggest is to take Olive Leaf as it helps to boost your immune system

  50. QUESTION:
    What is this? Infection? Please read?
    I'm not sure what this is, but when i put my finger in my vagina and take it out there is white thick kind of stuff. It doesnt come out my vagina only when i put my finger in when i masturbate... Its white not yellow or anything, im not sure if this is a yeast infection but it wont go away. its not like cottage cream its just thick white gloopy stuff? its hard to explain. How can i fix this? And if it is a yeast infection i dont wanna go to doctor or pharmacy for treatment cuz im only 15 and its embarressing. Do you know any home remedies?
    Btw for the people who said its Cervical Mucus are you sure it is? because i googled it and it doesnt look like that. What i have is white no trasparent and is also thicker and theres much more of it.

    • ANSWER:
      try natural remedies for yeast infection and for bacterial vaginosis - see in link


Home Remedy Yeast Infection Apple Cider Vinegar

Written By: admin - Apr• 04•12

There are a lot of home remedies that are widely used in order to treat yeast infection. If you do not want to take the prescription anti-fungal medications, you can opt to use apple cider vinegar as a yeast infection remedy. You can use it in three different ways.

You can take apple cider vinegar orally. You just need to add 3 tablespoons of this vinegar into a glass of water. This is an effective way for you to kill the fungi that typically reside in your intestines. You just have to remember that when preparing apple cider vinegar drink, it is not advisable that you add sugar because it can aggravate your yeast infection.

You can also use apple cider vinegar in douching. Three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into a liter of warm water can be used to rinse your vaginal area. You can practice douching at least twice a day so that the symptoms can be relieved. You can not use the concentrated apple cider vinegar because this may further irritate the skin around your vagina.
You can also use apple cider vinegar as a bath soak. Prepare at least two cups of apple cider vinegar and add this to your warm bath water. You can soak yourself into this bath water for as long as fifteen minutes. This can provide relief to the itchiness and burning sensation that is related to yeast infection. You can also use other natural treatment methods such as eating yoghurt and garlic in combination to the apple cider vinegar in order to successfully cure your yeast infection.

Do you want to totally get rid of your yeast infection and stop it from ever coming back? If yes, then I recommend you use the techniques recommended in the: Yeast Infection No More guide.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    WOuld it be ok for me to use Apple Cider vinegar to douche a Vagina tha has a yeast infection?
    If it says for me to vinegar for a home remedy for a yeast infection.. Would it be ok to use Apple Cider Vinegar?

    • ANSWER:
      Never douche. It is harmful to the natural good bacteria that lives in your vagina. That bacteria fends off bad bacteria from getting into and setting up shop in your vagina and cause an infection. With out that good bacteria you will end up with more vaginal infections and bad smells. I am 25 years old and never douched or used feminine wipes and I have never had any vaginal infection. If you don't believe me you can read this article:

      http://www.alternet.org/sex/143075/lysol-scented_vaginas:_the_strange_history_of_douching/?page=entire

      I know you might think, "They sell douches so they must be safe." But that isn't true. They sell a lot of things that are not safe. For example, they sold lead paint and that was very dangerous.

      First are you sure you have a yeast infection?

      "The symptoms of vaginal yeast infection include:

      * Vaginal itching that is often severe.
      * Vaginal discharge that is usually white, thick, clumpy, and odorless.
      * Red, irritated skin around the opening to the vagina (labia).
      * Pain while urinating when urine touches irritated skin.
      * Pain in the vagina during sexual intercourse.

      Symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are more likely to occur during the week before a menstrual period.

      There are other conditions with similar symptoms, such as bacterial vaginosis or a sexually transmitted disease. Itching and redness of the vulva can also be caused by a reaction to vaginal products such as soap, bath oils, spermicidal jelly, or douches. If you are unfamiliar with your symptoms, see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis."

      http://women.webmd.com/tc/vaginal-yeast-infections-symptoms

      If you are still not sure you can go to the pharmacy and get a (over the counter) test and find out if you have an infection:

      (Although the other products they sell I consider unnecessary bad they are the only ones that make the test that I know of.)

      http://www.vagisil.com/vaginal-discharge-infections-screening-kit.shtml

      It's about .

      And if you do have a yeast infection you can go to this website and in the top left corner there is a button labeled, 'Treatment Finder' and you can find which treatment would be best for you:

      http://www.monistat.com/

      They are around to .

      And if you have an concerns you can always go to the doctor or gynecologist.

      But when this clears up I really suggest you wash your vulva and vaginal region with warm water in your shower. Your vagina is the original self cleaning oven. It knows what to do to keep itself clean.

      Good luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    How much Apple Cider Vinegar in the bath tub for a Yeast Infection.?
    I am allergic to the monistat etc, so I looked up home remedies and found that apple cider vinegar works very well. I have read to put it in a warm to hot bath water and bath with it. I bought Braggs organic raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar with the "mother". They say that works best. How much of the Apple Cider Vinegar do I add to my bath tub water????

    • ANSWER:
      Fill a bathtub with just enough warm, not hot, water to create a sitz bath (enough water to cover your groin and just up to your belly). Add 2 cups of raw apple cider vinegar and sit in the bath with your knees folded toward your body (not stretched out flat). You can stay in this bath mixture for 15 minutes. Gently pat dry and make sure you are very dry before putting any clothes on. Wear only cotton underpants, preferably washed in natural unscented detergent.

  3. QUESTION:
    urgent!! please help: apple cider vinegar/yogurt - cure for yeast infection? will it work?
    i want to treat my yeast infection with home remedies because drugs don't seem to work for me and it's too expensive. so i got some apple cider and have plain yogurt too. i heard that if you add a cup of vinegar in your bath and stay in for about 15 mins it'll help.
    and then that you keep eating the yogurt and also soak a tampon in it and insert it. should i use both of these treatments? or just one? do they word?
    i'm seriously annoyed because it's just so itchy and burns and i keep getting the discharge and i just wanna get rid of it! this is like the second day and i cant handle it anymore!!
    also could the cause be my medication (pills) for iron in my blood? cause i have anemia. i used to use different brand before and had no problems. thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    Am I treating my yeast infection correctly?
    I have had a yeast infection for about 2 days now...and I just started treating it today. I purchased AZO yeast probiotic tablets and vaginal discomfort cream and have been using both at the recommended dosages for the past 8 hours. I have also done a home-remedy apple cider vinegar/water douche. I am currently on my period, which complicates things a bit, but I've started using a tampon to keep the outer part of my vagina dry and clean. So far the symptoms have not really changed, but I wanted to know if these methods of treatment will be enough to fix it? I would like this over-with as soon as possible, I go back to work in 4 days.

    • ANSWER:
      Gee, I'm not sure the douche was a great idea. I've heard that you can spread infection with douches. I usually use greek yogurt for yeast infections and it works well enough that you'd be ok in a couple of days. I put a bit of it on a tampon and insert it. The theory is that the bacteria in the yogurt attacks the yeast.

  5. QUESTION:
    18th month old lil girl diagnose with yeast infection, surf the web like crazy for home remedies......?
    thanks for your feedbacks based on your successful experienced with yeast infection in your toddlers. she already got put on aquaphor creme, nystatin, mucioprin, cefdinir (ominicef) anitibiotics, i've tried all the over the counter diaper rash creme when all this started 2 weeks ago, then recently i went to the doctor and he pedi, gave her nystatin again and if it dont clear up in a week, she is having me seek dermatologist....

    i read that plain yogurt spread on the area get rid of the yeast?
    tub of water and cup of vinegar or apple cider vinegar also works?
    anything else you've used that get rid of this patchy pimply, and red irrtation from her diaper area?

    thanks for your inputs, i read that garlic also helps.....

    i beleive in home remedies, but scared to try them and wanted to get some of you real mom out there feed backs:0 )

    thanks so much

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    Question about curing my dogs ear yeast infection?
    my dog has dog ear yeast infection, im using white vinegar and peroxide, ive been cleaning his ear with it for about 1 week (if that long) , and his ear still isnt cured.. how long will it take before its cured, & what other home remedies can help cure this ? ( ive heard raw apple cider vinegar works).

    • ANSWER:
      Cleaning your dog's ears with vinegar is good as a *preventative*, not a cure for a full-blown infection.
      Your dog needs to see a vet.

  7. QUESTION:
    Do home remedies actually help a yeast infection?
    I have been battling one fo days and its driving me insane! I got a 3 day over the counter treatment, and last night was the last treatment but this morning I can still feel it. I was reading online that home remedies work best but since I don't have medical insurance, and not much money to spend, I'd like to either get another over the counter today, or spend the money on some things it said. Yogurt was one, apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, etc. But which one works better based on someones experience?

    • ANSWER:
      Someone on here advised to use something that worked and apparently it has been recommended in doctors offices when other things did not work. I'm not usually recommending home remedies but apparently she swore by Boric acid and it's not expensive. Here's one link about using it to treat yeast infections if that's what you have. http://www.taoofherbs.com/articles/69/boricacidsuppositories.htm

      You can ask a pharmacist where you can get the suppositories. Make sure you are wearing cotton underwear and do not hang out in a wet bathing suit since yeast thrives on warm moist environments. After getting out of the shower make sure the area is dry and some recommend sleeping without any underwear to help air it out.

      However if it does not get better you may actually have a bacterial infection which requires antibiotics not antifungals. Hope this helps you.

      Edited: Even though it was a 3 day treatment the information that comes with the medication says it can take 7 days to get rid of completely. I never had any luck with the one day treatment but using 3 or more days seemed to help. You can also use an external cream to help with the itching or you can get some oatmeal bath packets and sit in that as it can help with the itching. My doctor recommended I use oatmeal baths when I had itching and it helped a lot till I could get in to see him.

      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/boric-acid-for-yeast-infections.html

      "The topical usage of boric acid for yeast infection treatment gerally gives positive results, however, it is poisonous if taken orally. On taking it orally, it leads to nausea, diarrhea, dermatitis, kidney damage and even death. This is because it damages the vaginal lining and internal organs. Never use it during pregnancy. It is also not meant to be used on open wounds. Boric acid is never recommended for infants. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets at home. Use a liner on your bed as there may be some discharge of fluid. Dispose the liner along with the discharged fluid and spills of boric acid, if any, the next day. In addition to understanding how to get rid of yeast infections, let's also see certain precautionary measures that can be taken to prevent yeast infections."

      DO NOT TAKE BORIC ACID ORALLY AS IT CAN BE FATAL!

  8. QUESTION:
    I think i have an infection? Please help!?
    Long story short, my bf put a lollipop on my vagina and i guess the sugar caused an infection because of the yeast that feeds on it and stuff... and after he gave me oral. (but we never had sex & im still a virgin) The next day or 2 it started to feel itchy and now my discharge is grosser and different than normal, its white and has small chunky bits. I cant go to the doctor even though i should but im too embarrassed etc. Are there any at home remedies/treatments? Like apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, or garlic ? I need something to get rid of the itch and discharge besides what i already have mentioned! Also, what products can i use that are affordable and can find at my local store? Thank you so much!
    --bless xo

    • ANSWER:
      1st stop an don't do any of those you can try a masingale vinegar douche buy over counter if that doesn't work see your doc nothing to be embarrassed about very common an you don't need to tell him how just that it is

  9. QUESTION:
    Help! Home remedies for a dog's ears?
    My 7 month golden retriever has a yeast infection in her ears. I'm looking for some home remedies that I can try. I've heard that Monistat works? Anyone ever use this? I also heard apple cider vinegar helps too but I don't know the exact recipe. If you have tips, please help me.

    PS I will bring her to the vet so no worries =)
    Vet gave us Mometamax but results are inconclusive.

    • ANSWER:
      The vet gave you Mometamax because it works on yeast infections.

      You should also have some flushing and drying lotion to use in conjunction with the Mometamax. I am not sure if I this is insulting to you but a lot of people have not a clue how to clean a dog's ears.

      So, I will tell you how I have been doing it for over 25 years. First thing I do is pour the flushing lotion in the ear canal and rub the base of the ear. Then I clean it with cotton balls. Get as much garbage out as you can. Then follow up with the drying lotion.

      I usually wait for about 2 hours then stick the tube of M down as far as I can into the ear canal, squirt and rub gently.

      I only use the flushing and drying lotion TWICE A WEEK. Too much of that will irritate the ear.

      The ear needs to be cleaned out before applying the antibiotic twice a day.

      Now, yeast infections take time and consistency. Don't expect this to go away in a few days. We are talking a couple of weeks at least.

      I don't use home remedies in my dog's ears. I use what my vet says.

  10. QUESTION:
    can tea tree oil tampons cause bleeding?
    I've had a BV infection for months. Changes from yeast to BV then the cycle is over and over. I've also had UTI's and a bladder infection. I do not have any STDs as I have been checked 5 times. I've taken penicillin, flagyl, cipro, metro gel, diflucan, cleocin, terazol and over the counter yeast treatments. I also tried an OTC BV all natural remedy. I used 1/2 of the capsule as it stated to use the first night and woke up feeling like a I had the most horrible yeast infection of my life. (yesterday). I've been trying home remedies as well. I used a tea tree tampon, exactly like it said...ky gel and a few drops. I left it in about 30 minutes or so. When I took it out there was blood but I wasn't sure if it was from my period or not. I was supposed to start that week but I tried to skip my period. I didn't take the pill on sunday. I took 2 on Monday. So I figured that it really didn't work. I've been spotting ever since. It's been a week and a half. I took a sitz bath in apple cider vinegar last night and it seemed magical. No yeast infection symptoms. I used a little hydrogen peroxide (a cap full) by pouring down toward my genitals. (Not inside) No stinging and I felt good after that. I used a tea tree oil tampon and I started spotting a little more than I had been. Am I just getting the all of the spotting from the failed attempt at skipping my period or is the tea tree oil tampons doing this? What would make it bleed? I'm really desparate to clear this up. The only symptoms I've had with either infection is discharge. The last yeast infection the dr treated was major. When I felt it went away it turned into bv and they treated that. I still had a little discharge but then I started bleeding and it went away. I have no idea what to do anymore. I've spent hundreds of dollars that I didn't have to try and get better with medical help. Please help me. And sorry for the all over rambling, I am at work.

    • ANSWER:
      Tea tree oil can be a pretty harsh irritant to even regular skin, never mind what it does to the sensitive tissue of your vagina. It very well could have been using tea tree oil that caused you to bleed. Also, using a tampon when you aren't on your period can scratch the inside of your vagina a bit as well. And even tiny scratches in the vagina can lead to quite a bit of bleeding because there's quite a bit of blood flow to the area.

      It is also possible that you had some spotting from not taking your pill correctly.

      If you continue to have discharge and bleeding, then I would suggest going to see a gynecologist to see if they can suggest anything new.

  11. QUESTION:
    I'm sick, I feel horrible and my doctor is on vacation! Does this sound serious enough to go the ER?
    For maybe 6 days, I have felt the absolute worst I have ever felt in my entire life! It started with a sore throat on the right side and my lymph nodes were swollen and very hard when you touched them. Then I got a fever, and at one point it got up to 102.5. I'm extremely tired. I wake up in the morning and feel so horrible I sleep another 6 hours. Then I wake up to try to do things, and I have no energy and end up going back to sleep. Most of the fever went away yesterday, and it's been consistently around 98.9. I also have the worst headache! At first I thought I may have a sinus infection, but there's no pressure in my forehead, behind my eyes or in my cheekbones. My headache is at the top/back of my head. My throat has only gotten worse, I can't even breathe without wanting to cry. It has spread from just the right side to the entire throat. My nose is NOT stuffed, though I do have some mucous build up. (That is pretty typical for me however. I have allergies to dogs, but I own 2 because I love them so much.)

    All of my body aches, and I get the worst chills, but my temperature has remained low. I'm not coughing or sneezing. Should I go to the ER or just wait it out? I've tried tons of OTC medicines and nothing really works. Also, I have no idea if this is relevant, but for the past 2 weeks I've had a vaginal yeast infection that wouldn't go away using Monistat or home remedies. After treating it with apple cider vinegar, all the uncomfortable symptoms went away, but I'm still noticing yeasty discharge. (Totally gross, I know.)

    Could the 2 be related?
    Also, probably completely unrelated, but shortly after this started, my lower back started hurting mildly. I do get back spasms, but this doesn't feel the same.

    • ANSWER:
      You Probably have strep throat. It's not something that you need to the ER for but go to the doctor ASAP. All of the symptoms you listed are symptoms of strep, including lower back pain. You should start feeling better soon and get antibotics as soon as you can. Hope you feel better :)

  12. QUESTION:
    I need a cure for itching?
    About a week ago I had sex with a friend of mine. Sex has always bothered me, but this time was much less painful than others. The next day, however, I started to itch really bad. Initially I thought it was a yeast infection so I got the monistat 3 day treatment, as well as the home remedies that everyone recommends (yogurt, acidopholus, garlic, apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, and canadex enzymes). I even went on a yeast-free, sugar-free, gluten-free diet for a few days. (I gave it up when I started to feel like I was going to pass out). Even after all of that the itching still persists, although it is MUCH better. I have really sensitive skin as it is and it could just be the aftermath of everything, but it would be nice if the itching went away. At this point it isn't getting worse but it isn't getting better either. I would go to a Dr. but I have no insurance and I was assaulted a few months ago by a woman who skipped town afterwards. It's costing me over ,000 in medical expenses that I can't pay. (I'm waiting to hear back from the financial aid people on that) I am also slated to student teach next month so there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY I can afford to see a Dr. Does anyone have any suggestions? This itching is driving me crazy!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Try to get the advice from your good friend or old family members,your should find some ideas.

  13. QUESTION:
    REALLY EMBARRASSING, BUT I NEED SOME ADVICE?
    Okay, here's some background info:

    In the middle of the night on March 14 (or technically March 15) I woke up with pain in my bladder and after going pee it got worse and it felt like I still had to pee even though I just did. Since then I've been drinking lots of water, and taking both cranberry supplements and apple cider vinegar supplements religiously. Yesterday (March 18) I noticed my vulva right next to my vagina was itchy and I also noticed a little more discharge than normal (I only noticed this once though, it wasn't drastic or anything)...the odor was normal, and it was kind of chunky I guess, but sometimes my discharge gets like that. Today (March 19) my vulva feels more itchy than yesterday...

    So todaayy, thinking it turned into a yeast infection, I looked up natural remedies. I'm so embarrassed to admit this, but someone on the Internet wrote that sticking a garlic clove or garlic supplement up there would help a lot...we only had minced garlic at home so I tried that, all it did was make it burn A LOT and now I reek of garlic down there and I'm sure there's still pieces of minced garlic inside. I took a very long bath and very long shower, but the smell still won't go away!

    MY QUESTION IS: Should I go to the doctor anyway so I could get a proper diagnoses? Or should I wait for the smell to go away? What would YOU do? I'm sick of the discomfort down there, and I really want to know what I have rather than trying to self-diagnose myself via the Internet..but at the same time I'll feel really embarrassed explaining the garlic smell to my doctor lol
    I know it's not an STD, I've only ever been with my husband and of course we're faithful <3

    • ANSWER:
      Its sounds like a yeast infection. There are plenty of remedies for it over the counter that wont kill you if you use them. Id give it a shot before I went through the pain, hassle, and embarrassment of the doctor.

  14. QUESTION:
    Itchy vagina? Milky odorless discharge?
    About 5 days ago my boyfriend and I had sex. We have been sexually active for about 3 months and we're faithful to each other. He's never cheated on me and neither have I. Some days we'll use condoms (just for the spermicidal lubrication) and then we'll take it off half way during the intercourse. I've also been on the pill for 3 months (maybe it has something to do with it, I don't know.)

    Anyways, 5 days ago after the sex, my vagina started to occasionally feel itchy. Every day after that it's been occasionally itchy. It does NOT burn when I pee. It doesn't burn at all. Just itches. I also have a milky white discharge. It doesn't smell either.

    So I've been researching it and I think I have a yeast infection. I'm not sure though. I want to know if anyone else out there can possibly tell me if it sounds like I do. I looked up home remedies and I did try soaking it in warm bath water with a cup of apple cider vinegar for 20 minutes. It relieved the itch for about 4 hours but the itch came back.
    I'm a bit worried and I haven't told my boyfriend yet.
    I'm going to the store today to get "Monistat".

    Please help me. I just want to know if my thoughts about this are correct. If not a yeast infection, what could it be?
    D;

    Thanks a bunch.
    Please help ASAP!

    • ANSWER:
      I do not know. Sorry! : (v

  15. QUESTION:
    urgent!! please help: apple cider vinegar/yogurt - cure for yeast infection? will it work?
    i want to treat my yeast infection with home remedies because drugs don't seem to work for me and it's too expensive. so i got some apple cider and have plain yogurt too. i heard that if you add a cup of vinegar in your bath and stay in for about 15 mins it'll help.
    and then that you keep eating the yogurt and also soak a tampon in it and insert it. should i use both of these treatments? or just one? do they word?
    i'm seriously annoyed because it's just so itchy and burns and i keep getting the discharge and i just wanna get rid of it! this is like the second day and i cant handle it anymore!!
    also could the cause be my medication (pills) for iron in my blood? cause i have anemia. i used to use different brand before and had no problems. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, the burning may be caused by an allergic reaction. A small percentage of woman are allergic to one of the active ingredients in monistat called micanazole.

      If you're suffering from an allergic reaction you should let your doctor know so he/she can recommend another cream to use. If you self diagnosed your infection, it would probably be a good idea to stop using it and try something else.

      Personally I think the best approach is the natural way. Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there's an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

      Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

      So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

      Oh and BTW - That's why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren't changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

      Oh BTW2 - That's also why many times you'll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off once again and you get a yeast infection.

      Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans.

      Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold.

      You can change your diet in conjunction with using the creams that you've been using and that will speed up the recovery significantly. But what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution instead. I always feel if there's a natural way to do something, then it's best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

      There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.

      If you're interesting in finding out more I've added a link that has some more info.


Home Remedy Yeast Infection Baking Soda

Written By: admin - Apr• 04•12

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Baking soda drink for yeast infection? Does it work?
    http://health.top54u.com/post/Baking-Soda-Yeast-Infections.aspx

    Read #1

    Or this one

    http://www.curingyeastinfection.com/Recurring-Yeast-Infection-Cure-it-Naturally.html

    Do you think it works? Should I try it? Will baking soda make it worse?

    I've read from like 4 sites so far that say it's a home remedy, and one site not to use baking soda?!

    • ANSWER:
      Baking soda tastes a little salty. I use it all the time when I have acid indigestion or a sour stomach. It works better than any antacid I have tried.

      It doesn't really have much of an odor just tastes salty and chalky.

      I don't think drinking a little baking soda would do much to acidity of your vagina, but yeast infections are generally fungus gone amock because of lack of bacteria. Get rid of your anti-bacterial soap (at least for your vagina) and maybe try a cup or so of baking soda in your bathwater (it desolve pretty quickly). This may help with excess acidity in your vagina.

      Give it a shot. I don't think it'll hurt you.

  2. QUESTION:
    its drinking baking soda with water good for a yeast infection?
    please please help .? would it work if i drink baking soda . does any one know about any other home remedy .

    • ANSWER:
      Baking soda would be good for heartburn, but not yeast infection. Over the counter meds may relieve some of the symptoms, but often natural remedies can help the body to over come the root of the problem so that it doesn`t just keep coming back again and again.

      For immediate relief try douching with organic apple cider vinegar. It will kill the bacteria that causes the infection. After you get it under control you can add apple cider vinegar to your bath water a couple of times a week which will be good for your skin along with helping prevent a recurrence of your yeast infection.

      Learn to eat more garlic. Garlic can help your yeast infection and it`s causes from with-in. Garlic is one of the most tested foods and herbs and countless test show it helps kill bacteria including the kind that causes this problem.

      In addition to Garlic, you need to include some fermented foods into your weekly diet. In the west the most common is yogurt. I am not a big believer in milk products. I would recommend Eastern style fermented foods such as Korean Kimchi or Japanese Natto or Miso Paste or Indian Tempeh. All are good choices and delicious. These foods contain natural probiotics which will help if you have an over growth of candida which can lead to increased yeast infections.

      If you want something sweet, try eating cinnamon. German and Japanese researchers have found this to aid in killing candida.
      Hope this helps.

  3. QUESTION:
    I'm just recovering from a yeast infection, but had a terrible fever last night. Connected? (10 pts)?
    I'm a female that had her first yeast infection a few days ago. I didn't want to go to the doctor, so I used home remedies (soaking in baking soda, garlic). The itching has gone down quite a bit (not entirely), but last night I had a terrible fever for 7 hours. I'm still weak, aching, and woozy, but have no flu-like symptoms. Could the yeast infection and the fever be connected, and if so, should I be worried?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.thedoctorstv.com
      If you have a yeast infection again just don't wear underwear for a while
      Go to a book store a buy
      (The doctors book of food remedies)
      Eat garlic and yogurt
      don't soak in baking soda or garlic or anything else
      The reason you have a yeast infection is because the vagina
      is dark wet and moiste the vagina get no air no sun and it always moiste

  4. QUESTION:
    Ladies help!!! Yeast Infection!! Serious answers only.?
    I have a yeast infection and I don't have any insurance or money to go to the doctor so what is the best home made remedy to get rid of this fast?? I heard that I could use a water and vinegar douche, a hydrogen peroxide douche, putting yogurt up there and even a baking soda and water douche, but I don't know which one is valid. I don't have the itching and burning symptoms, I just have the white discarge and a little discomfort but thats all. Please help!!

    Also my 1 year anniversary is Thursday so I really want to get rid of this fast!! Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      DO NOT USE hydrogen peroxide!!!!!

      I have an infection right now and spent about 30 minutes reading labels at the drug store and I choose Natures Cure 1-day yeast infection treatment. It has the ointment to kill the infection and also tablets to help balance the yeast in your body.

  5. QUESTION:
    really bad yeast infection?
    my daughter has had thrush off and on since she was 2 months. tried every method out there. now she is 7 1/2 months and she has a really bad rash it just appeared. i noticed it getting red so i put a&d on it. and i also have some monistat that the doc gave me for it before. well neither worked and today is way worse. im changing her and giving her baking soda baths.. but is it ok to make my own baking soda paste? to put on while she sleeps? what are my options for home remedies. i wont be able to get to the store tonight. so what are options to soothe her during the night. till i can get something for her tomorrow and what would you reccomend to use that has worked for you?
    i dont know what the first two comments are all about! i dont have thrush dumb asses! my daughter does from having pnemonia when she was two months old and was put on anitbiotics! and if you must know anytime you give your children antibiotics there is a chance that the yeast in there mouth can get out of whack. and also everyone has yeast in there fucking mouths it is just balanced out and you dont even know its there! grow the hell up. obviously you two have no clue about children so why are you answering my fucking question! god some people need to learn how to read!

    so to anyone else if you have rude somments dont bother answering thanks.
    thank you bay bombe! atleast some people around here have common sense! and also the other person that commented and wasnt being an idiot like the first two! thanks you guys! that was very helpful.

    • ANSWER:
      To the first two answerers...come on. There's nothing gross about it, and it's a legitimate question regarding the health of an infant. Grow up.

      Now, to answer your question, I can't see any reason why the baking soda would hurt, but how long have you been using the monistat? Did the doctor give you a reasonable time frame to use it before expecting results? It's not going to happen overnight. If she's really uncomfortable though, and you really think that the monistat isn't helping, if you have anyt creams around the house with zinc oxide in it, that will help until you speak with your doctor again.

  6. QUESTION:
    Slight Vaginal itching?
    I have some slight vaginal itching. I'm almost positive it's a yeast infection because I've had 1 b4. Does any1 know of any good home remedies that i could use instead of going 2 the doctor? I've heard 1 about using baking soda, but not exactly sure on how this 1 works. Can sum1 shed sum light on the baking soda remedy or any other one's? Thanx
    I've tried monistat b4 & it didn't help

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    extreme burning when I pee? It is so bad I cry, please help.?
    I'm not sure if I have a yeast infection or a urinary tract infection. Its a little over half way down the vagina and hurts if I press on it, even when I'm just walking around. But the real issue is when I go to urinate because it hurts tremendously. It started today, and its so horrific I'm terrified to go. I've looked up home remedies, and most of the tips are to drink lots of water- which will make me have to go to the bathroom ( but that will make it unbearably painful!) Please help- my mother is not being any help at all. she gave me this cream but that isn't helping too much and I took a bath with baking soda and it didn't help either. please help me- it is so painful.

    • ANSWER:
      Most likely a UTI..you need to see a Dr and be treated with anibiotics. Don't waste any time, as infections can spread to the kidneys quickly and have complications. They are terribly painful..but do respond well to an antibiotic. Good luck!
      PS if it it was yeast, you would.most likely, itch like crazy.

  8. QUESTION:
    Vaginitis?
    Hi, I just finished my period and this intense itching came down there along with a discoloration (from pink to white) of the entering vaginal wall, I didn't think anything of it at first however reading on here about a vaginal itch, I think I have a yeast infection since it's been like this for a few days now and really irritating me. The only thing is that I'm overseas in an arab country so I'm going to try home remedies since I wouldn't know what to even ask for at a pharmacy here nor do I want to enter the hospital system ... will yogurt help? Consuming it or putting it directly in the area? Cranberry juice? Salty bath or one with baking soda? I just don't want it to get worse and then something really bad happens.

    • ANSWER:
      There are no reliable home or natural remedies. The Internet is filled with them, such as at http://conditionsinfo.mitamins.com/Sexual-Health-STDs/Vaginitis-Herbs.html and http://www.regenerativenutrition.com/content.asp?id=311 and http://www.prevention.com/cda/vendorarticle/yeast-infections/NW675/health/conditions.treatments/0/0/natural.remedies , but I would use an antibiotic if you can.

      If you can get it in a pharmacy, try Diflucan 150mg (generic fluconazole) one pill one time. It will work if you have a yeast infection (Candida vaginitis).

      Here's a more complete list of medical treatments from http://www.postgradmed.com/issues/2000/04_00/coco.htm in case you can get to a pharmacy but cant find Diflucan:

      Treatment regimens for yeast (Candida) vaginitis

      1-day regimens
      Clotrimazole vaginal tablets (Mycelex G), 500 mg hs**
      Fluconazole tablets (Diflucan), 150 mg PO
      Itraconazole capsules (Sporanox), 200 mg PO bid (4)
      Tioconazole 6.5% vaginal ointment (Vagistat-1), 4.6 g hs**

      3-day regimens
      Butoconazole nitrate 2% vaginal cream (Femstat 3), 5 g hs
      Clotrimazole vaginal inserts (Gyne-Lotrimin 3), 200 mg hs**
      Miconazole nitrate vaginal suppositories (Monistat 3), 200 mg hs**
      Terconazole 0.8% vaginal cream (Terazol 3), 5 g hs
      Terconazole vaginal suppositories (Terazol 3), 80 mg hs
      Itraconazole capsules (Sporanox), 200 mg PO qd (4)

      5-day regimen
      Ketoconazole tablets (Nizoral), 400 mg PO bid (4)

      7-day regimens
      Clotrimazole 1% cream (Gyne-Lotrimin, Mycelex-7, Sweet'n Fresh Clotrimazole-7), 5 g hs**
      Clotrimazole vaginal tablets (Gyne-Lotrimin, Mycelex-7, Sweet'n Fresh Clotrimazole-7), 100 mg hs**
      Miconazole 2% vaginal cream (Femizol-M, Monistat 7), 5 g hs**
      Miconazole vaginal suppositories (Monistat 7), 100 mg hs**
      Terconazole 0.4% vaginal cream (Terazol 7), 5 g hs

      14-day regimens
      Nystatin vaginal tablets (Mycostatin), 100,000 U hs
      Boric acid No. 0 gelatin vaginal suppositories, 600 mg bid

  9. QUESTION:
    I'm just recovering from a yeast infection, but had a terrible fever last night. Connected? (10 pts)?
    I'm a female that had her first yeast infection a few days ago. I didn't want to go to the doctor, so I used home remedies (soaking in baking soda, garlic). The itching has gone down quite a bit (not entirely), but last night I had a terrible fever for 7 hours. I'm still weak, aching, and woozy, but have no flu-like symptoms. Could the yeast infection and the fever be connected, and if so, should I be worried?
    Went to the doctor...he didn't even seem worried at all about the fever, saying it was probably just some secondary after-effects of the yeast infection. He gave me "Gen-Fluconazole" (anti-fungal medication used to treat vaginal yeast infections) and sent me on my way. Thanks all!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes the 2 are most likely related. The yeast, if not treated with an antifungal, can enter your uretha and spread to your bladder and kidneys. It can also go systemic which is probably why you have the fever.

      You need to get to a doctor now and get an anti fungal cream and ask for an antifungal pill to hit whatever and where ever the fever is from.

  10. QUESTION:
    Vaginitis?
    Hi, I just finished my period and this intense itching came down there along with a discoloration (from pink to white) of the entering vaginal wall, I didn't think anything of it at first however reading on here about a vaginal itch, I think I have a yeast infection since it's been like this for a few days now and really irritating me. The only thing is that I'm overseas in an arab country so I'm going to try home remedies since I wouldn't know what to even ask for at a pharmacy here nor do I want to enter the hospital system ... will yogurt help? Consuming it or putting it directly in the area? Cranberry juice? Salty bath or one with baking soda? I just don't want it to get worse and then something really bad happens.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh my goodness, do not I repeat do not put salt's or sugars down there. You will thank me, because it would do some serious damage! Try to wash more, that might help.