Signs and Symptoms of Yeast Infection
A yeast infection
is a common bacterial infection caused by candida albicans
, which is
a strain of yeast that naturally live on the human body in small numbers.
Yeast infections commonly inflict women in the vaginal area, with the following symptoms:
A thick, white, and odorless discharge from the vagina.
Itching and burning inside as well as outside the vagina.
A burning sensation during urination.
Slight pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse.
Men can also suffer from yeast infections, and infections can also occur on different parts of the body such as beneath the breasts, under nails, and behind other skin folds such as the lower abdominal area.
Causes of Yeast Infection
Although the bacteria that lead to yeast infections naturally exist on our bodies, their numbers
are kept under control by the acidity level inside of the vagina. However, a drop in this acidity
level may allow the yeast to flourish, leading to an infection. There are a number of possible
reasons why this imbalance may occur:
Pregnancy or menstrual cycles may cause a yeast infection, due to the hormonal changes that a woman undergoes in these situations.
Antibiotics, steroids, and certain birth control pills can cause yeast infections.
Excessive moisture inside of the vaginal region can lead to infections.
Individuals diagnosed with diabetes have been known to be more susceptible to yeast infections.
Consuming large amounts of sweets and other high-sugar foods can lead to recurring infections.
Home Remedies and Natural Cures for Yeast Infection Treatment
Apple Cider Vinegar for Yeast Infection
One of the best home remedies to treat a yeast infection is Apple Cider Vinegar
Here are some simple steps on how to use this amazing natural treatment:
Add 1 and a half cups of Apple Cider Vinegar into a bathtub filled with luke warm water, and then soak in it for about 20 minutes.
This should be done once a day for the first 3 days of the infection.
After 3 days of soaking, the infection should be significantly less.
You can now create a mixture consisting of 1 and a 1/2 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar.
Use this mixture as a vaginal douche twice per day for up to 5 days.
Note that it is normal if you feel a slight sting when you first apply it internally.
After a few days of douching, start to drink a glass of water mixed with 1 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar once per day.
This not only helps prevent yeast infections, but it also has numerous other health benefits such as improving skin health and boosting your metabolism.
NOTE: If you are pregnant, it is best to consult your doctor before using this treatment.
Yeast Infection Home Remedy Using Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil
can be used as a highly effective
douche treatment against yeast infections.
It is recommended that you purchase a small dropper bottle that can be used to store the solution.
Combine 1 teaspoon of Tea Tree Oil with 1 teaspoon of isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol).
Mix the solution, which should appear milky white.
Store the solution in the dropper bottle.
Add 10 drops of the solution to a pint of water.
Use this douche once a day for a week in order to rinse the vagina.
NOTE: Using Tea Tree Oil during pregnancy is not recommended. During pregnancy, it is best to consult with your doctor before using any treatment.
Natural Remedy for Yeast Infection With Yogurt
The active bacterial cultures in yogurt help to fight yeast, which is one of the main reasons why many people have found it to be effective at treating a yeast infection.
In the case of vaginal infections, a simple remedy is to dip a tampon in plain, unsweetened yogurt, and insert the tampon into the vagina.
Repeat this twice a day until symptoms disappear.
For other types of yeast infections, applying yogurt directly onto the surface for 10 to 15 minutes each day works well.
Eating yogurt on a daily basis is also recommended for treating and preventing future yeast infections.
If your infection persists for longer than a week, it is best to consult your doctor.
Garlic as a Natural Cure for Yeast Infection
Many people have found that garlic
is wonderful at fighting yeast infections.
Simply insert one garlic clove directly into the vagina, and repeat this every few hours for 2 days.
You can also take garlic internally, either as tablets or by crushing a fresh garlic clove into a few small pieces and quickly swallowing the pieces with a glass of water.
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I have suffered between Yeast Infections and BV for so long. Nothing prescribed seems to work for me. I have was tested for STD's and am negative for all but my last test showed that I have Streptococcal Group B in my urine, (along with the yeast infection). My doc DID NOT prescribe any antibiotic, which is the suggested treatment for this. He said I should just use Monistat 7 for 14 days instead of seven. Please help. I need to get rid of the yeast infection as well as some advice regarding the Strep group B. I am not pregnant nor is there any chance of me becoming pregnant.
Hi I want to try the garlic method but I'm scare it my break my virginity.is it ok to blend it and pet it at the tip of my vagina?
@Anonymous, you are supposed to take the garlic clove out after about every 3-4 hours. And reinsert after a few hours (about 2 hrs). Some people find that leaving it in overnight works faster. But I think it's too long to leave in. Also Drinking 1tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar mixed in a glass of water helps too. Good luck!
when you insert a clove of garlic into the vagina, do you leave it in or remove it after a certain amount of time?
@ Anonymous, I can understand what you are going through. I suffered from Yeast Infection for a log time. However, combination of a few remedies has worked well for me. I found that using Apple Cider Vinegar as a vaginal wash and a soak along with Canesten suppositories was pretty useful. I put 2-3cups of Apple Cider Vinegar in bath tub with enough water that I could fully soak my bottom in and soaked for about 20 minutes for a week. I also mixed 2-3tbsp of ACV in a glass of water, poured it in a Peri bottle (squirt bottle and used it a wash or rinse every time after using the washroom. I also mixed one teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar and a pinch of salt in a cold glass of water and drank it twice daily for about a month. I was eating lots of yogurt with probiotics everyday. Cutting down on sugar and caffeine was also part of the daily regimen. I'm glad that I don't get Yeast Infection any more like I did in the past. It's hardly once a year now. I still drink 1 tsp of ACV in a glass of water every now and then. I hope it helps! Good luck!
I am 34. I have had a vaginal yeast infection since 20 yrs old. I cannot get rid of this vaginal yeast infection. I have tried the boric acid capsules, the over the counter insert creams, Diflucan for seven months, Sporanox for six months and Ketoconazole for four months. I do not have Diabetes and I do not have hiv. I have just learned to live with it. I am tired all the time and I am so scared that this infection is taking a toll on my body. I have read most of the comments on here. What treatment plan would work out best for me? Please help me.
Hydrogen Peroxide douche (about a cup with water in large bag), will knock out vaginal yeast quickly!!!! Can use a little peroxide on a q-tip to treat thrush!!! Don't drink it!, just a q-tip with it on cotton, but not dripping so u have to squeeze it out a little. Also removes blood from clothes.
Try the Yeast Free Diet. I've been suffering on and off for 10 years (I'm 21 now) with yeast infections and over the counter, prescription, and at home remedies don't work on their own. Going on a yeast free diet is the only way I'm ever able to get rid of them completely when they occur. It's really not that hard unless you have an overall unhealthy diet to begin with (which is one reason why people get them). Systemic yeast and yeast allergies is a growing concern.
for YI use baking soda [sodium bicarbonate] ...
approx 1 teaspoon in approx 8oz glass of distilled water (mix as desired) ...
for thrush rinse with bs + distilled water ...
for vagina dip with cotton ball in mixture and insert ...
for internal YI and cancer google Dr. Simoncini and find his home protocol ...
good luck and god bless...
Coconut water has been know to treat YI. I have tried it and it works like magic.
fill bath with warm water up to hips, half cup of salt and half cup of vinegar, dissolve in bath water and soak for 30 minutes!
my name is niina am 22yrs and still am virgin i have been living yeast infection more than 9yrs i have only vaginal discharge like cheese and skin rash am tried everything..and Am so worried i don'n know what shoul i do does any help me please
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.)http://herbal-health-care.net/
I have had yi I was either 11 or 12 years old, before I got my first period. I've seen the doctors about it and they give me the same 7 day treatment it goes but it's back in a few weeks. If I hadn't done my own research I wouldn't have found everything mentioned here in this site. I don't understand why the doctors i've seen didn't take the time to give me information on how to prevent future yi and how we get it in the first place. YI on & off for 19 years is so irritating and doesn't help with self esteem I will try the acv treatment and the garlic clove treatment. I will not forget to tie dental floss on it so I won't be scared about not finding it like Beatriz 03/20/12. It doesn't dissolve btw the uterus should naturally push it out if you can't find it. The uterus tries it's best to keep any foreign objects out of it. If you want to remove all doubt about it being there or not see your gynecologist (they can use the clamp and see ALL inside). All the questions people ask here are already answered by previous posts (people need to take their time and read all of them).
Does the use of ACV as a douche and using garlic vaginally cause moderate to mild cramping in anyone else?
I saw someone mention using hydrocortisone for the itching, and I wanted to mention that this is probably not a good idea. It might help the itching, yes, BUT ... steroids (and hydrocortisone is a steroid, albeit a low dose one) are actually going to encourage fungal growth. NOT what we want to accomplish in the long run!
Many years ago, an herbalist friend of mine swore by an infusion of golden seal and myrrh. I don't know the proportions she used, but she claimed it was a "one and done" cure. You'd bring water to a boil, turn of the heat, steep the golden seal and myrrh in the hot water. Once cool, strain and douche. I have never tried it, but if I had the ingredients handy I sure would be!
I inserted a garlic clove into my vagina before I went to bed hoping to cure my YI, the next morning I tried to get it out and I couldnt find it. Can someone please give me advise on what I should do? I don't believe it dissolves. I'm a little scared. Thank you.
Using Tea tree oil is very effective. I have had YI like one or twice every year, came across the tea tree oil home remedy, mixed 10 drops of tea tree oil with 1 tea spoon of extra virgin olive oil, i swear by it, it works!
Used this solution twice daily for 7 consecutive days and my YI is gone. I won't lie, it stings for like 10 mins when you apply internally and externally, but after that,you have this nice feeling down there.
I am surely going to try it for future use hey thanx for the advice and help
Douche with 4 tbsp 10% peroxide and cool water to fill douche 2xday. Try laying down on the tub to let it sit there for a minute or so if you are able. A H2O2 detox with Food grade H2O2 is also very helpful. Those little yeasty beasts can't survive with all that extra oxygen. They require an anarobic environment to be fruitful and multiply.
I was treated for acne when I was a teen with Tetracyline and have suffered from yeast forever. OTC medications no longer worked for me.
GSE, and boric acid are also very helpful. Lower your alcohol intake as well.
I could write about this al day but it would be receptive to the info in prviouse posts.
DO NOT USE ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS EVER. THEY ARE POISON!!!!!
This is a great venue for sharing and I appreciate all the advice. I've noticed in a few of the comments that some young women with sexual partners keep having reoccurring breakouts without understanding why. It's important to know that men carry the yeast without them knowing it,(it doesn't itch and you can't see it), and if you don't treat them you'll be infected again.
I am new to this site, but I have read a lot of interesting statements about yi, which i am suffering also, right now i have been in the company of this yi for about 3 wks and the itching was very severe at once, but i starting soaking n baking soda and it died down a little and sitting in acv for about 15 to 20 minutes, it helped a little, not as bad, but i am going to do the tea tree solution, i also bought cortiszone 10 and applied it for relief of iching, it helped a lot,but the problem, i am looking for a solution, please help if you see this tab.
YEAST INFECTIONS!!!!! YEAST INFECTIONS!!!!...I AM NOT SHOUTING....I JUST WANT TO GET YOUR ATTENTION. I'VE SEEN THIS MENTIONED ON THIS FORUM BUT IT SEEMs AS IF THIS suggestion was OVERLOOKED. I see so many of you ladies suffering as I did, so I'd just like you to look at some PROBIOTICS that are especially formulated for a healthy vaginal tract. You really need to get the probiotics that go right to the "source". Probiotic GR1 and RC14: "FEM DOPHILUS". Read the peoples "reviews" and see how it tremendously helped them and me.
Some of you may think it's expensive, but it is well worth it. I hope this works for all of you.
hey i was wondering if it's still okay to use the garlic method while on my period
Candida is not a bacteria. It is a fungus. Bad medical advice is bad.
Ok, well, im twelve (and obviously my email is fake) and i don't really kno what I should tell my mom. I hav been itching down there for at least a year but I always get my period. I hav itches down there to the point of bleeding. I had a "Summer's Eve" cream in a tube( it was a white tube, black writing, clear cream) and It only helped soothe the itche. I love candy and COULDN'T live without it. The least amount of candy I would limit myself to would be gum. I started thinking I might have a yeast infection. Oh, and by the way, my dad is a diabetic and comes from a family line of diabetics. Can someone PLEASE take the time to read this and tell me what remedy would work best for me?
One more question... i read how Coconut oil could be used as a lubricant, and is an anti-fungal... but after i had my first yeast infection, now if i use it i get a YI the next day. So it seems to irritate it....
I never had a yeast infection until last September.... we took in a teenage girl, and she started borrowing my shoes... all the sudden, i noticed my feel sweated a lot more, and they smelled different. My whole body sweated alot more, my underarm sweat scent had changed too. Soon, I started getting really bad infection in my vagina.... lots of discharge, horrible smells and pain. This went on for months. I changed my whole diet, and stopped eating anything with sugar..even fruit or carrots. I have taken lots of fresh lemons, ACV, garlic cloves inserted, plain yogurt, really strong priobiotics, and now If i start to hurt, I can suppress it right away. Has anyone else noticed a different scent in your sweat? Also, does it seem possible that she transferred it to me by wearing my shoes without socks? She denies every having athletes feet or a yeast infection? Just so weird that I went from never having one to a chronic one. natural remedies totally work, and make you healthier. God knows best!
I have a severe fungal infection on my feet, started with my left foot just on the side of my foot, it was really itchy and now it is on both my feet but mostly my left foot.. the rash is around my foot .. it is painful.. the landlord did not put the air up, can you imagine.. the air is on but not enough to cool down my poor feet.. It is now going on one month,, I am worried as I suffer with pain in my feet due to fibromyalgia.. I am on the Lamisil cream from the dr.. and other cream as the dr said it could be exzema.. this all started with the heat in my apt... I want to get rid of this pain.. it is hard to walk and just relax now.. I have suffered in the past with on going yeast too, I have IC and that in itself is like a yeast infection all on its own... if anyone can please help with my poor feet... thanks so much
Can you use the garlic method while your are pregnant??
After suffering with yeast infections for 5 years, I finally decided to try the garlic capsules and they have been my absolute salvation. Even though I was very skeptical I was also very desperate at the same time. I inserted 2 capsules 3 days in a row and everyday I noticed a little less itching until one day it finally went away. I cannot believe that garlic was the answer after so many doctor visits and years of being uncomfortable. If anyone is interested, I bought Solaray Organically Grown Garlic capsules (600mg). I don't think the brand matters but this is what worked for me. I am so happy to be free of this terrible itch. Good luck to the rest of you out there and thanks so much for this great site!!!
Hi Baby doll, I must tell you thanks very much, it was not so easy to get the gelatin capsules but I had some vitamins in capsule form and I emptied the contents and filled it with the boric acid powder and inserted it as high as I could. I did this for two days in the night and in the morning as you'd suggested. The third day I bought some probiotics and cut a piece of the caplet as small as possible and fill the capsule along with the boric acid powder and inserted it for two more days. Most of the itching and the soreness went the first two days and using the probiotics made me feel fresh all day down there. I also used an aloe vera soothing gel to ease the itching and soreness throughout the process. Right now its the best I've ever felt in a while and beats all the medication I was getting from the doctor. Thank you so much!!!
The Boric Acid comes in powder form, which is why it needs to be filled into Gelatin Capsule so that it can be inserted and placed into vagina wall. Gelatin capsule will melt into your body (it's usually used for filling medicines or vitamin for oral consumption) so you do not need to take it out. I open the capsules and fill the boric acid up by about half way (half way of the full capsule) and insert into vagina twice a day for 7 days straight.
I recently got a yeast infection, I'm assuming it's because I have been on antibiotics for a long period of time. And while it seems to be helpful to put some of the remedies up into the vagina I have a hard time just putting a tampon in. I tried taking the raw garlic, and there has been significant improvement. Every few hours I chopped some garlic and swallowed it down with water. I'm hoping this will rid me of it! I used vagisil anti itch wipes for the itch the first two days and that didn't help as much as I thought. The garlic has helped the most.
How do you use the boric acid, how do you get it out after use, how long should it stay in, can the boric acid be had already in capsule forms or do I specifically have to buy the capsule separately from the boric acid itself or can the boric acid be used in another way other than pouring it in a capsule? I have tried the garlic but it has only intensified the itching and it simply will not go away, I don't know what I might be doing wrong.
thrush......is all connected to what we eat....i got it every month, so i stopped esting bread, cheese, pasta, gluten, cut down on all sugars and take probiotic acidophilus 10 million active cultures and its kept it at bay!..you have to be strict or you will carry on!! good luck....
I had suffered from yeast infection before and tried all the home remedy methods ever mentioned from all websites - yogurt, garlic, prescription cream, AVC, honey, vinegar bath, etc etc you name it. Those would only temporally relief the symptom (if ever worked at all) and then the yeast infection would come back in a week or two. I became worried and desperate. I was so afraid that yeast infection would haunt me for the rest of my life .. until I found out this method that actually works! I have been yeast infection free for 6 months now and positively feel that it's gone for good.
I dedicate this post and special thanks to "Lady Linds" who saved my life. What cured my yeast infection was Boric Acid (I ordered from CVS, picked up the next day, it's non-prescription) and 00 size of gelatin capsules (bought from Whole Food). I filled up half of the capsule with boric acid and inserted into the vagina as deep as I could; once in the morning and again before going to bed. I did this for 7 days and I have been yeast infection free since then.
Also, I mixed 7-8 drop of pure tea tree oil with the same amount of alcohol (50% concentration) in a clean water spray bottle (5-6oz container) and keep in my bathroom. I spray that after I go to the bathroom and dap off with toilet paper to keep the private part dry. This helps soothing and itchness. I still do this even though I do not have yeast infection anymore.
Last but not least, every time after sex, I wash my private part with soup that contain tea tree oil. I believe the tea tree oil helps to protect the yeast infection to come back to me.
I hope it would work for you ladies as well.
Hi Riva, I had yeast infection during pregnancy too. I used Apple Cider Vinegar and yogurt. During pregnancy we are not supposed to douche or insert anything inside so I used Apple cider vinegar mixed water for washing after using the washroom. Also I soaked just the bottom (not the whole body)in Apple Cider mixed water in bath tub for 20 minutes every day. Eating plain yogurt and applying it onto a pad and leaving it on for about 15 minutes helped with the discomfort too. But if the infection doesn't go away after using these remedies for a week, I'd suggest using Canesten. It's safe to use during pregnancy. I used it because mine kept coming back. I used Canesten 3 days kit and it helped. I hope you get better soon!
Are any of these safe to do while preganat since I been preganat I have them quet frequly and like I know that u gotta be careful but like is it okay to do homemade thimgs while ur preganat lol
Ive suffered yeast infections before and its very irritating i wish us women didnt have to go through so much
Did you guys have sex during this time? Cause Im hearing people with it for 5 years and years upon years! and i've had it for a week now and I can survive the pain the itching, the swelling and all the discomfort...How do you survive?
Since I stopped taking antibiotics and started taking probiotics I have never had another yeast infection.
Hi everyone. I apologize if I sounded harsh about the garlic. Did not mean to offend anyone.
I have been having a yeast infection for almost a year now because of antibiotics. I am so grateful I found this site because I am definitely going to try either the tea tree or apple cider since I have them both. To those of you who have a problem with the garlic. Stop it! Who cares about the smell if you are getting cured? I made myself love raw garlic since in our family we suffer from high blood pressure. So what's a little garlic smell for a while as opposed to in some cases several years of yeast infections?
I did have a yeast infection several years ago and I pureed garlic and used it in water and douched with it but it irritated me and did not help. So I am a bit scared to use it now. BUT I eat it at least four days a week RAW. I guess my infection keeps bothering me as I will admit I have a sweet tooth.
SINCE FROM LAST JAN 2020 I AM SUFFERING FROM VERGINAL IRRITATION, BURNING AND ITCHING. ALL ALOPATHIC MEDICINE ARE COMPLETED BUT I AM NOT GETTING RELIEF . WHAT SHOULD I DO. I AM DRINKING SUFFICIENT WATER AND NOT USING HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE.
PLEASE GIVE ME SUGGESTION FOR RELIEF.
I have been looking for a home remedy for an itchy dark red skin rash around the inner thigh area,I am sure this is Jock Itch,and is a yeast problem,can also get it under the breasts,warm humid conditions are a cause.I read a letter from a lady who said she had fantastic results with using a Zink Oxide nappy rash cream,also another said they had good results from bathing in a bleach water solution,2tbs to 12 oz of hot water,so I am going to try the bleach wash,and when dry use the cream,and I will try taking the Cider apple vinegar daily.Hopefully my husband will do something about it too as it is contagious and it just gets passed backwards and forwards if not,so sex is out of the question until it clears up.
I am getting pink eye, wow I used castro oil as the internet said and the pain is gone already, no burning either.. amazing stuff castro oil.. I use it for gallbladder pain too.
Great! Just make sure it's Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.. There's a big difference (benefits wise) between regular and the organic one. Good luck!
Thanks Rita! It's funny because I just purchased a bottle of apple cider vinegar and came back and saw your post. I will start trying this tonight. I am so ready for some relief.
@ Suzy, Try soaking into Apple Cider Vinegar. It really helped me. Simply take a cup of ACV and pour into bath tub and fill it just enough that you can soak your bottom into. Soak in for at least 20 minutes everyday - you'll notice a difference in a few days.
I've dealt with yeast infection symptoms for 5 years now. I have been to the doctor over 10 times for this problem and I have yet to find relief. For those who say make sure to see a doctor before trying any treatments, well I did and now it's up to me to figure this out. I am thankful I found this site and will try all the suggestions given. So far the tea tree oil seems to have helped with the itching, although it's not gone. I will continue to post updates on my condition.
I had a horrible yeast infection for weeks. I tried to treat it with the usual antifungals, including diflucan and monistat. Both only made the symptoms ten times worse. The pain and burning only increased. I was even getting sores in my mouth and on my tongue. Then I read on here how yogurt could be used. It gave me instant relief from the pain and burning and helped keep the other symptoms reduced. What really, finally knocked it out was the clove of garlic. I used it overnight and by the next day I had no more burning or itching and could urninate without burning. I don't think i will ever use an antifunal medication again. The natural remedies worked so much better and had no side effects.
I am looking for help with yi under my breasts. I don't seem to have any vaginal infection. I am looking for a natural remedy. Please help if you have any suggestions the itch is driving me crazy.
Hey anonymous, that's way too sad. But, you should try consulting the doctor. I know it's very irritating having yeast. Hmmm. I could help you too. Just try visiting this site, where my sister also searched all over it and it helped her. (tinyurldotcom/endyeast )-> Just change "dot" into "." This might help you! =D
1. Hydrogen Peroxide (aka H2O2 - the stuff in the brown bottle from the drugstore that your mom probably used on your cuts - remember when it got all fizzy on them?) works really well at helping your vagina balance itself out again & works for both Bacterial Vaginosis(BV) & Yeast Infections(YI). The "bad bacteria" in your vagina are anerobic (DON'T like oxygen) & the "good bacteria" are aerobic (like oxygen). H2O2, when used as a douche (diluted or not - your choice, really) increases the oxygen in the vagina, so the good bacteria grow stronger & the bad bacteria die off. I personally just use a 3mL syringe (no needle!) filled with H2O2 a few times a day when I sense one coming on & it usually stops it before it even really starts. When I actually have a full-on infection (sometimes they don't give you advance warning), I use it more often. It can also be mixed 50/50 with water & used as a douche. You can buy a douche kit at the store, dump out the junk that comes in it & add your own liquid. You can cut the top hole open bigger if you need to without breaking the douche bottle.
2. Garlic cloves are great for YI. Insert the garlic clove up as far as it will go & often it will just stay up there through the strength of your vaginal muscles. Tie some dental floss around it & leave a tail if you don't want to have to "go fishing" for it later. A good combo is garlic clove in the day, plain yogurt inserted at night. The garlic smell will go away after a few days (2, maybe?) once you stop using it; the H2O2 internal wash can help with the garlic smell somewhat, as can an apple cider vinegar douche.
3. Plain yogurt is very soothing, though very messy. Greek yogurt isn't as "runny", but you can thicken regular yogurt by pouring it into some cheesecloth (or an old clean teeshirt), tying it into a little bag & leaving it to hang over a bowl or jar (tie it onto a wooden spoon or something so it's hanging in the bowl/jar). The whey will drip into the bowl & the yogurt in the cloth gets thicker/drier until it's more like cream cheese. This can be both easier to spread on your vagina & can make it more likely to stay in your vagina all night (and not just fall/melt out if you happen to stand up!). You still need to wear a pad/pantyliner. The yogurt will naturally come out of the vagina on it's own, just like your normal discharge does. If you're super concerned, you can do a plain water douche afterward, even better to throw a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into the water douche.
3. Boric Acid capsules rock the house! Available at compounding pharmacies (do a websearch to find one near you) or you can get the ingredients at a drugstore (sometimes) or whole food/health food store. You can get empty gelatin capsules & boric acid (it's a powder) and make your own capsules. Insert one every night for 2 weeks (14 days). You can make a paste with the powder & some water to spread on the outside, but make sure you don't have cuts on your fingers when you do this (I guess it can sting?). I've never made the paste, though.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar is supposed to be very good as a douche, and taken internally daily as a preventative. It's recommended to get the "good stuff" kind of ACV, the kind with the "mother" (it might have stringy bits floating in it). This kind is "alive" in the same way yogurt is, and is full of healthy probiotics & is worth the extra dollar over the Heinz brand! I've just started taking ACV daily, since I'm starting to have yeast problems again, and while not getting vaginal infections (until yesterday - oww!), I'm having trouble with YI under my breasts, in my buttcrack & on my feet (athlete's foot is just a YI on your feet!). One of my medications REALLY makes me sweat like crazy & I'm pretty sure that's what's causing them.
Does anyone else get REALLY messed up in the head with YI? I swear, I get more headache-y & weepy/emotional & somewhat forgetful when I get a vaginal YI. I can't decide if I'm also more clumsy when I get a vaginal YI. Anyone else have symptoms like this?
Ive had a yeast infection for the longest time and ive been put on Meds. but i couldnt swollow the pills bc they were to big. I want to kno the best way i can get rid of it..its very imbarrising when me and my boyfriend have sex bc he ask why does it smell like this and i lie, bc i dont want him to know.
I have had infections before and they always went away on their own. This one has been here for about a week and is getting worse, it was getting so I couldn't hardly function. Thank GOD I have garlic in the house. I am using a clove of garlic inserted now, and buying the garlic oil capsuls at the store today. Thank you so much for this information!
how long are you supposed to have the yogurt around your vagina? i can't use tampons so i just apply around the area. but how long do i keep it around there?
This site is so very helpful. I'm 18 and I have been gettin constant yi for about 3 years now. I have tried everything. For like 4 months I went without getting them but now there back. I told my boyfriend ( afraid that he would get it) now I'm afraid that he has it aswell. I am currently doing the garlic treatment but I will try the others you all recommended. Can males use these remedies aswell? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much for all the helpful advice. Mine started with just an itch and I used Vagisil. It kept getting worse though, to the point where it burned. That's when I found this site. I'm using Monistat 7 to cure the infection but that's just applied at night. For daytime relief, I'm rinsing with tea tree oil/water mixture. I also use plain yogurt on a tampon. After just 1 day, I am feeling 100 times better!
i would like to know if anyone who crush the garlic and swallowed it have it worked because i think i have the worst yeast infection ever..itchy and most of all a bad odours anyone who think they can help me please do..thanks
Tired of this yeast infections: try changing the clove every few hours - it should go away within a day or so. Drink lots of water, eat some plain yogurt, a garlic capsule and rinse the area with tea tree oil mixed water. Simply add 3 drops of tea tree oil into a glass of water and rinse every time you use the washroom. I hope it helps!
I swear I have the worst yeast infection eva! Does anyone know how long it takes for the garlic insertion to work bc I left it in there for 3 hours and it really didnt help I am going thru it someone please help asap!
For people curious about the garlic, I get yeast infections anytime I'm on antibiotics and this is my first solution. All I do is wrap dental floss around the garlic so you can pull it back out and it works like a charm! I've never bothered using any over the counter creams or medicines because it's always gotten rid of it within a few days.
My chiropractor told me my body was too alkaline and to take 2 tablespoons of vinegar a day. He was unaware I had a yeast infection, but the side effect was that my yeast infection cleared up. Take the vinegar in grape or other strong flavored juice. Now I'm taking 2 teaspoons a day in a glass of water sweetened with brown sugar.
if you just put plain yogurt (not sweetened or flavored) on your vagina it reallllyy gets rid of the pain. i am not sure if it totally makes it go away because mine is not completely gone yet. but it really helps the itchiness. it is a bit gross but i would do anything to make it go away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You yeast infection will not stop your period. And using something as simple as cider vinegar mixed with water is a very good way to treat it. You can even add the vinegar to your bath water and soak in it. Using garlic is also another simple way as mention above. Look here for more there are more home remedies for yeast infection here at http://yeastinfectionhomecure.com
My name is Ashley. I am eighteen years old. I have had yeast infections since I was eight years old, believe it or not. It is the most unbearable and most agonizing experience I have ever gone through. Every night, a constant itching sensation. I have tried to shift and tried to get it to go away, but nothing works. I have stopped drinking sodas which is hard for me. I have tried rinsing cold water to make it go away, but as soon as I lay down, the itching starts. I can not take it anymore. Can someone PLEASE give me a solution?
during a yi will your period stop or would it be normal?
this might sound like a stupid question but i found out resently that i have a yi... can u used distiled hydrogen peroxide directly inside you to get rid of it or would it hurt you in any way?
Does the garlic oil treatment make you smell like garlic all the time? Also, I read about a remedy where you dip a tampon in plain yogurt and wear it for a while...has anyone tried this?
I CANNOT believe it!! I just went and bought the 1,000mg Garlic oil capsules; clipped the top of the capsule and used the oil all over and it WORKS! I'LL BE DAMNED IT FREAKIN' WORKS! With no sting like Vagisil. Thank you JM whoever you are!
I've been having rancid YI's for at least 10 yrs now and I think the climate you live in plays a HUGE part. When I lived in the North I only got 2 in 5 years. I've been back in the South for a month and am on my second one. I had a doctor tell me once to you the Monistat 7 once a week (one insert every Sunday night) and that will help to ward them off. I haven't consistently done it but I'm going to start...and I'm headed to the drug store for the Garlic oil right now!! Good luck!
all i can say is i've suffered from yeast infections until
i started castor oil. Put Castor Oil on Tampon & wear it about an hour or longer. I promise this is a miracle!! it really works. I do it everyday & also once you put the tampon on you can use your finger to put castor oil around the outside the vagina as well can be messy so put a pad then once you take the tampon off you will not have any discharge & be fresh all day. Castor oil is about a bottle. Please try then post let me know...It really works!!!!!
hi, im not sure if i have a yeast infection or a uti but im more positive of the YI... anyways... my vagina consists of redness, its kind of swollen, and there's a layer of discharge that's white somewhat thin but yet cottage cheese-ish...it's not thick and yellow as if it was bc of ovulation. I also had sexually intercourse about 2-3 weeks ago, but these symptoms started Sun. night and I asked my bf if he had any symptoms and he declined and that he was fine. also... when i first started urination it was strong and yellow. please explain to me what it can possibly be bc if it's just a YI then i will feel a little better.
hi, im not sure if i have a yeast infection or a uti but im more positive of the YI... anyways... my vagina consists of redness, its kind of swollen, and there's a layer of discharge that's white somewhat thin but yet cottage cheese-ish...it's not thick and yellow as if it was bc of ovulation. I also had sexually intercourse about 2-3 weeks ago and I asked my bf if he had any symptoms and he declined and that he was fine. also... when i first started urination it was strong and yellow. please explain to me what it can possibly be bc if it's just a YI then i will feel a littgle better.
I've had constant yeast infections in the past. I tried EVERYTHING! And the only thing that has worked and continues to keep infections at bay is Silver Biotics. I recommend it to everyone. I swallow a spoonful every night, and I never have yeast infections anymore! It's literally gold in a bottle!
After reading these comments, I tried the garlic oil remedy and it worked instantly. I finally got relief after I used my prescription cream for days, a round of Monistat and nothing worked. I couldn't believe it. I have suffered on and off for 11 years with yeast infections and was amazed how well it worked. I just picked up 1000mg Garlic Oil capsules at my local drug store and applied the oil to the infected area. It is definitely worth trying.
I think I have a YI! I have had 1 b4, but this time it is a lil difrent! I have no discharge, or any smell. I just got married and we got a hot tub!! It just burns and is a lil diconfort. Then it hurts during sex!
I want to try the garlic thing.... but I was curious, is there a time frame it stays in... how does one get it back out... or does it dissolve or something? (I don't think it dissolves....)
Hi, my name is janet andi been suffering from yeast infection ,since the past * month i've try garlic and there was amoment that work just perfectly , the problem now is that the yeasrt infection has come back, does anyone knows why and what should i do????
My name is Domonique i am thirteen years old i have this discharge coming from my vagina it smells like an egg or something my mom made me an doctors app. it is for June sometime but im courious to know what i have NOW!
Jenny, it sounds like you have a nasty Urinary Tract Infection... which can often occur after sex since small amounts of skin and other contaminants can be forced up into the urethra. If there's blood in your urine, it has likley moved into your kidneys, and means you should seek immediate medical attention. I' ve had a couple of nasty UTI's in my time. The best many have afound to prevent them is to urinate after sex so it forces out any blockages that may have gotten in there. Even if it's not a UTI, it sounds like somthing you really should got to the Doctor for ASAP.
i have a yeast infection right now, and it itches really bad and i dont know what to do about it, i havent tried anything, but i didnt hvae it before friday,, which is when i had sex for the first time, i also have been peeing a lot and a little bit of blood has been coming out, plus all the other symptoms, itching, discharge, is it just a yeast infection? or is it something else?
I have had a yi in the past and treated it with monistat it works but what i really want to know if the tea tree oil works i am willing to try but my worry is will it give me a uti?
please one suggestion for pregnant women is to get rid of yeast infection as soon as possible and keep yourself free from yeast infection till baby is out,otherwise it will cause serious damages to babys brain which may result in autism( a neurodevelopmental delay)which causes all the learning disabilities and more problems
2 years ago, I suffered the worst YI ever. It started after took a long bubble bath. I found out that scented soaps and shower gels, polyester panties and moisture can cause it. I was experiencing similar to your but extreme symptoms. Along with red painful and itchy bumps/sores all over the area, there was this thick greenish light yellow cottage cheese looking discharge too. Anyways, I don't want to be more graphic! I went to see the doctor and it was only Yeast Infection. I tried the Tea tree oil remedy but didn't add any alcohol to it. I felt relieved every time I used it! I simply added 4 drops of Tea Tree Oil to a big cup of water and washed the area every time I went to use the washroom or felt pain and itchiness. Also I used Monistat3 combination pack for 3 regular nights. It comes with everything you need to apply it. I ate lots and lots of yogurt and I still do. Now I avoid scented bubble baths, nylon or polyester underwears, tight clothes in summer and it hasn't come back since 2 years.. Whenever, I feel a lil bit itchiness, I use Tea Tree Oil remedy and it goes away in minutes!
Hi, this is the first time that I've had this problem. I've done a lot of research and I think I'll try out some of these remedies, but I'm worried that what I have might be something more serious than a yeast infection! Are little, painful sores common in a yeast infection? I'm really scared. I don't want to go to the doctor if its a yeast infection, but if it might be something worse, I will go....
I have a yeast infection. Once the itching and burning begins I use diluted clove oil with olive oil. It numbs the area so you don't itch as much. What a relief.
is it normal that i am experiencing swollen glands in pelvic region with soreness?? does that happen when you have a YI? i think i have one but am not sure. logically i feel the swollen glands are a normal sign of infection around that area meaning a Yeast infection. right??
easy question and I am also looking around online for an answer: but, how do you douche with homemade solution? I am only used to the pre-made dispensers from the store that already have a solution. Thanks!!
Boric acid can be used as an antiseptic for minor burns or cuts and is sometimes used in dressings or salves or is applied in a very dilute solution as an eye wash in a 1.5% solution (1 tbsp per quart or 15 cm3 per L) of sterilized water. As an anti-bacterial compound, boric acid can also be used as an acne treatment. Boric acid can be used to treat yeast and fungal infections such as candidiasis (vaginal yeast infections) by inserting a vaginal suppository containing 600 mg of boric acid daily for 14 days or for yeast infection of the male pubic region (jock-itch or strong genital odor) by applying the powder to the skin all over the pubic region for several days to a week. It is also used as prevention of athlete's foot, by inserting powder in the socks or stockings, and in solution can be used to treat some kinds of otitis externa (ear infection) in both humans and animals.
Foremost, I would like to thank everyone for being so informtive and candid(a) on this subject. I am at my wit's end. If I thought it would help, I'd pour kerosene on my crotch and insert a sparkler... (oh wait, it already feels like I did!) I'm going to try some suggestions. Thank you again! I wish you all happy private parts! >.<
Ladies... you do not have to mess around with yogurt on tampons, or douching garlic, (yuck) Just go to your local health food store, and in the refridgerator you will find probiotics for the vagina sold with an applicator. This is VERY EFFECTIVE and will cure your yeast infection completely. I would also recommend taking a quality oral probiotic daily, since I have been doing that I never get yeast infections anymore!!
I am going to every website that I remember looking at when I was searching for an alternative treatment for YI and posting what worked for me: boric acid. I did the research after two over the counter kits, a doctor prescribed cream, the diflucan pill, garlic cloves, yogurt, peroxide douches, and tea tree oil failed to help my ongoing/reoccurring infection. Nothing worked for more than a day or two, if at all. I began to wonder what was wrong with me - I had done everything right, cut back on sugar, switched laundry soaps, stopped using shower gel, gave up pantyhose, wore cotton underwear - nothing helped. Then my sister in law came to visit. She tracked down some gelatin capsules (health food store) and boric acid (drug store). I filled a 00 size capsule about 1/2 way up and inserted it at night before bed. I did this for 4 nights and I have been YI free since then. Please, if you're at wits end like I was, just try this. It might be your miracle cure too.
im pregnant and i have been gettin yeast infections over and over. I have tried pills, yogurt, oatmeal baths, cream. I am using the cream now and it itchs and sometimes burns everytime i use it i am wondering is there anything else i can do?
i have an ichy balls for a long time,i used apple cider vinegar for treatment,its efective...
madalas kumati ang bayag ko matapos akong makipagtalik sa babaeng beerhaus,,ang pinang hugas ko ay apple cider vinegar na may halong tubig,nawala naman ang pangangati..pwede na ba itong itigil pagkalipas ng isang linggo?
so your tellin me u had a yeast infetion for 20 years and coconut oil help it?
First it in nice to know I'm not alone in having a chronic yeast issue! I have found that the Yeast Guard products are wonderful.It is over-the-counter and homeopathic! I also read that women who live in areas where coconut is a large part of their diet have no reported yeast infections. The article recommended eating coconut (non sweetened)and using coconut oil in cooking. It tastes wonderful! These are a few things that have helped me over my 20 year search for a cure.
hi i've had a yeast infection for the past 5 years ive tried every thing no luck im so depress i dont no if i cud have a life again
I have been having troubles this year with yeast infections and bladder infections. I have had one every 3-4 months. i dont know what to do anymore fluconazole doesnt help anymore i have tried monistat that doesnt help anymore my doctor put me on something called metrogel and that didnt help. i quit drinking pop and juice. i have one cup of coffee in the morning and i very rarely go out for drinks. i have stress in my life could this be enough to cause my body to go out of whack??
I have been taking antibiotics on and off 4 the last 3months.4 sinus infections.And i just changed birthcontrol pils 2 yaz.i tried the 3 day yeast inf.cure,but still no results.i used it while my period was on do u think that was the problem.
For Anonymous with the four-year yeast infection. Try giving up wheat and gluten for a week or two. I also had yeast infections for four years (constant) and my sister had them for eight years (constant). We both quit eating wheat/gluten (bread, etc.) and have not had another one unless we eat wheat or gluten. It's worth a try!
the vinegar in a bubblebath remedy works really well.
I very prone to yeast infections. I am a fan of yogurt and still I get them. The only way to truly cure is dont use a fragrance body wash or detergent. Buy cotton underwear and wash them with non fragrance detergent. Ive been doing much better now.
I had bacterial vaginitious and now from the drugs I took I have a yeast infection. I am scared to put anything internal because my PH is finally normal. What can I do externally or oral and what is most effective. I also seem to be very warm in that general region (butt, hips thighs) is it possible I have another infection or is that from the yeast?
Don\\'t waste your money buying the natural-cure-for-yeast-infection ebook. It basically has everything we already know about yeast infections and in the book has the same remedies as above. Trust me, i know.. I bought it.
Has anyone tried the solution using the yogurt? This may sound like a stupid question, but how do you get the yogurt back out again?
I believe I have a yeast infection caused by birth control pills, but the infection started showing signs during my period. It's driving me insane, and I have a doctors appt. today. However, I'm scared, as I'm an american living in Peru. The medical system is a bit behind that of the U.S.
I think I'm going to have to resort to using these home remedies. I'm glad I found this site.
I feel more embarrassed though, since I have to bring my boyfriend with me, as he is my translator.
I have found thta the best treatment for yeast infection is to buy garlic oil capsule and insert the capsule in the vagina. ( Use capsules that dilute easily). Another alternative is wild oregano oil mix with a water base cream ( Aqueaous cream) for itchy skin and inflamed skin outside the vagina. You can alos take wild oregano capsule + garlic oil capsules everyday it will prevent yeast infections. I hope it helps.
Do this home treatment help for fishy smell as well?
Yeah, the diluted peroxide really works. I've had chronic yeast since I started puberty. I've been going to doctors for years. I've taken diflucan and everything else. Nothing worked. The diluted peroxide worked like a charm and I'm yeast free!
If you are constantly getting a recurring vaginal yeast infection it is a posibility that your partner has it and keeps infecting you men who aren't circumsized are prone to yeast infections
Girls/Women....Please see your doctor before trying any of these home remedies. Go to your GYN and get a culture test to find out what the problem really is.
Most doctor are open when it comes to home remedies. Your doctor could help you monitor your self treatment and if it does not work the doctor can give you a perscription.
White discharde could be more than a yeast infection. It could tricamonia which could be cured by taking a couple of pills twicw a day for 7 days.
i have some vaginal itching sometimes and i am using rephresh-prob pills. i have only little itching . which one is better for me to use? shall i continue the pro-b or not? thank you
You should definitely see a doctor. Even if it is not a yeast infection, whatever it is, it is treatable with either antibiotics or anti-fungal medicines. I had a yeast infection, and I was prescribe diflucan. I took the one pill. It didn't really go away. I took another. It felt better a week or 2 later- but I still felt I had it. I saw another doctor, and he put me on another type of anti-bacteria that kills the remaining bacteria, as he said the diflucan only kills on strand - the candidas albicans. There is still remaining bacteria that needs to be killed. This helped me. BUT, I still recommend a healthy diet with low sugar, caffeine and yeast- i.e. a good ph.
I heard about this and tried it -- this works!
Purchase a small spray bottle and regular, inexpensive hydrogen peroxide -- the kind that comes in the little brown bottle. Put just plain tap water (you may use distilled if you have it)in the bottle to fill 1/4 way. Fill the rest of the way with hydrogen peroxide. After showering and cleaning yourself and drying, and after every urination, spray yourself with this solution --- and drip-dry!! Using toilet paper or anything else can spread the infection. Change your all-cotton underwear 3- 4 times a day (white is preferable and the hydrogen peroxide won't bleach it out.) You should notice relief in about 3 hours of using this solution! IT WORKS!
I also went to bed two nights in a row with plain yogurt (no sugar in it!)inside me -- I used the tubes that come with the vaginal creams. Eating the yogurt (not the same container, obviously) will also help.
i,m trying to figure out what i have, my doctor don,t know what is is first they say it,s yeast and then they said it,s not,i burn a lot and icht a lot and been on all kinds of meds i,m tired of tkeing things that dont work any more so i was wondering if you can tell me what i have or what it could be,it drives me nuts with the itch, first i was told to stay away from anthing that has pufumes smell down below, and no bath just shower and cotten underwar,
im suffering from yeast infection and i feel nervous, i do have stressing life style no time for exercise..and i dont have any idea bout cure for this, cuz im scared to go to the doctor, maybe it will say something other than this..what should i do please do help me..except the other things mention on this site..please i need help.
I have read thru many articles and realise that I am very prone to be infected by fungal, it hapen in the vaginal area, under the breast and recently at the toes nail. What is lacking in me that I am always being attacked by these infection, what is the long term remedy that i should look into in preventing the occurance? Please help & advise. Thank you.
has anyone read this site? www.natural-cure-for-yeast-infection.com?
its about that ebook that will help every person who had yeast infection, its worth is ..
pls helpif that is not a scam,..
i am also suffering from yeast infection, i have read this web site www.natural-cure-for-yeast-infection.com, anyone there have tried that ebook? im skeptical tht it might be a scam, pls help
Would any of these remedies also work for males with yeast infection?
another remedy that works well is rub yogurt directly on the vaginal area. the active cultures naturally fight yeast.
a solution of apple cider vinegar, water and a little garlic, used as a douche is extremely helpful. The results and the relief we evident immediately
Using the Tea Tree Oil douche to treat a yeast infection is not recommended if you are pregnant. During pregnancy, it is best to consult with your doctor on how to treat the infection, and double-check that the suggested vaginal cream is safe.
I have used yeast infectin creams twice to try and eliminate this onset of infection, but to no avail. I'd like to try the tea tree oil home remedy above, but I am concerned for two reasons 1. I am 2 months pregnant 2. I have had this onset reoccur since late October. After reading an articule of yeast infections, and the ultimate damage it can cause such as gastro problems, and the spread of the infection into other parts of the body, should I be more worried not haven got rid of it? Can I or should I try the tea tree oil remedy? My gyno told me I can use a vaginal cream, but being pregnant, I'd rather use a more natural means. Please advise.
The tea tree oil yeast infection treatment seems to work well! Thanks!
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