Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Acidophilus, Garlic, Yogurt
- Acidophilus, Vitamin C, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Acidophilus, Vitamin E, Folic Acid
- Acidophilus, Yogurt, ACV and Peroxide Douche
- Aloe Vera
- Anti-Fungal Remedies or Medication
- Antibiotics and Yeast Infections
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Salt
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Acidophilus
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, H2O2, Castor Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Salt, Castor Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Salt, Garlic
- Athlete's Foot Fungus Cream
- Avoid Spermicides
- Baking Soda
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Boric Acid
- Caprylic Acid
- Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Coconut Oil
- Colloidal Silver
- Cranberry Juice
- Don't Douche
- Dung Smoke
- Folic Acid
- Fragrance-Free Laundry Detergent
- Garlic, ACV, Acidophilus, Coconut Oil
- Garlic, Yogurt, Hydrogen Peroxide
- General Feedback
- Giving Up the Pill
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Homeopathic Remedies
- Honey and Tea Tree Oil
- Honey, Yogurt, Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide and Acidophilus Douche
- Lifestyle Suggestions
- Monistat Reactions
- Multiple Remedies
- Oregano Oil
- Povidone Iodine Douche
- Remedies Needed
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Salt Water
- Sun Dry Laundry
- Tea Bags
- Tea Tree Oil
- Ted's Remedies
- Ted's Remedies Feedback
- Vanadium (Vanadyl Sulfate)
- Vitamin E, Oregano Oil, Boric Acid
- Water and Kefir
- White Vinegar
- Yeast-Free Diet
- Yogurt, Garlic, ACV
02/23/2013: Mark from Las Vegas, Nv: "This is B.S. Women have used ACV as a douche for years to maintain Vaginal health. Douching is not always bad, especiually if something gets up there that needs to be washed out. Lake water, milk (from a milk bath, anything number of situations. Don't..."
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[YEA] 01/02/2010: Miara from New York, Ny: "I have found a cure for my yeast infections! I have been reading earth clinic for years, and promised myself that I would never post until I found something that was worthy. I don't get yeast infections often, but when I do, it's horrendous. It quickly gets out of control, even when I abstain from all sugars, grains and anything else that would worsen the problem.
So for the last two days, I was in horrible pain, and I had this crazy idea that seemed like it would work. Take the two most powerful antifungals - Coconut oil and acidophilus, and keep them in your vagina somehow.
Here it is ladies :
1. Take a tampon (I know this sounds excruciating but wait)
2. Soak the tampon in coconut oil. Don't need to go nuts, but just enough to coat the tampon.
3. Take a tablespoon of coconut oil and put it into a cup.
4. Next, get a good probiotic( acidophilus) in capsule form and take three to four capsules, open them up and add them to the coconut oil.
5. Stir together to make a paste. Not too thick though.
6. Then coat the tampon with the paste and insert.
7. Scrape up the rest of the paste and coat the labia and just the very outside of your vagina, to relieve any discomfort.
Sit back, relax, and wait :)
I woke up this morning and my infection was gone! No more pain, AT ALL!!!!
I would suggest doing this for a few nights though, just to be extra sure it's gone.
Hope this helps!"
02/14/2010: Casslynn from Cedar Falls, Iowa replies: "Miara- I am just wondering how many living cultures are in the acidophilus you mixed with the coconut oil. I take a probiotic capsule that contains 50 billion live organisms and was wondering if one or two capsules at that strength might be enough. I suffer from chronic yeast infections, about 3 every 2 months, and just discovered the soothing effects of coconut oil about a month ago! I have also been on the candida diet (no sugars, grains, or dairy) for about 3 weeks now because I just can't handle the constant discomfort anymore. I have an infection right now, and I am trying out your recommendation! Thanks!"
[YEA] 08/10/2009: Laura from Ventnor, Nj: "I get yeast infections like crazy- I'm definitely a candida ridden person. My diet isn't terrible, yet I always get them! It may be related to my IUD- I think it gives me bartholin cysts from time to time too. I've tried all of the remedies listed here- the garlic, the yogurt on a tampon, ACV douches, peroxide douches, and everything else. The only, only thing that works for me is this: Coconut oil. I ingest a bunch of it (I eyeball it) approx 2-6 teaspoons. Over the course of about two days it's gone. It's the caprylic acid in the coconut oil. It kills yeast on contact. You can also apply directly to the source and it stops the itching and kills the yeast that way too- but definitely ingest it as the main yeast fighter. I use organic coconut oil, not the virgin one. The regular coconut oil works wonders on me, where the extra virgin coconut oil is only so-so. I put the oil in my coffee to mask the oilyness, and just drink it up. It's easiest that way. You can also put it on toast, or cook your food in it."
[YEA] 08/12/2007: Kate from Newcastle upon Tyne, uk: "Virgin coconut oil tampons stopped my vaginal yeast infections. I have found that soaking an organic cotton tampon in Virgin Coconut oil for a few minutes (non bleached, non deodorized, organic etc) and then inserting it over night for a maximum of 8 hours (the maximum time you should leave a tampon in for) brings great relief. It may take persistence and several nights for the problem to be resolved, but it is an easy, painless way to resolve an uncomfortable and sometimes persistent problem. Of course you need to get to the root of the problem itself - candida, poor diet etc - but this seems to work really well for localised infections"
[YEA] 04/12/2011: Octavia from Knoxville, Ga: "I was suffering from a Yeast Infection for several days just recently (along with a bladder infection, which I quickly cured with Ted's Sea Salt remedy - Thank you, Ted! ), and at my husband's suggestion I tried Colloidal Silver. All I did was take 2 oz. about 4 times a day and in 2 days it was GONE. For good measure I continued to take 2 oz. Twice per day for a few more days. I haven't had any silver for about a week now, and everything is back to normal. I have tried all of the pills and creams that the Dr.s have recommended in the past, to no avail, either they simply didn't work, or caused other problems and STILL didn't work. I am SO RELIEVED to have found this remedy!"
[YEA] 06/04/2006: Christina from Silverdale, WA: "When I have problems 'down there' as I call it, I always break out the 100% juice cranberry juice. If you're really brave you can try 100% cranberry juice straight, my sister said it cleared it right up, but tasted awful."
01/15/2008: Cal from Topeka, KS: "All throughout this article, women are douching to help rid themselves of yeast infections. This is ridiculous. Flushing water or anything else into the vagina will do nothing but force the bad bacteria further into the uterus, which can lead to worse complications. If you want to help yourself, take a daily probiotic and drink lots of water."Replies
06/14/2009: Mary from Annapolis, Maryland USA replies: "I agree -- DO NOT DOUCHE! ACV gave me slight, temporary relief from my vaginal yeast. However, the douching flushed out the productive bacteria and set me up for a RAGING vaginal bacterial infection, which required an antibiotic cream. That remedy caused a yeast infection to recur. I am now committed to an anti-yeast diet, probiotics, and anti-fungal herbal regime. I work with an experienced herbal practitioner and am 2 months into my program. I urge all with yeast issues to research systemic candida. It's a growing problem."
02/23/2013: Mark from Las Vegas, Nv replies: "This is B.S. Women have used ACV as a douche for years to maintain Vaginal health. Douching is not always bad, especiually if something gets up there that needs to be washed out. Lake water, milk (from a milk bath, anything number of situations. Don't use high pressure.
If you douche with ACV, you should also be taking probiotics either orally or vaginally. I have had girl friends cure their infections using ACV and the women in my family all used it.
The don't douch hysteria is going way overboard."
08/24/2012: Afsoon from Tehran, Iran: "It may be funny, but it is real! Many people have used it. specially it is useful for Refractory infections and yeasts.
You should smoke 2-3 piece of dung by a coal which is burning or on fire. Remove it from the fire, then wear a long skirt and stand on top of it, so its smoke should reaches into the vagina. U can use a bath stool which has some holes on it. Then put dung under the stool and sit on the stool. Repeat it at least every other day for 2 weeks.
Be careful it should be for she-ass not a male one."
[YEA] 03/30/2013: Cald from Brooklyn, Ny: "Hello everyone! I go back and forth between suffering from BV and yeast infections. The BV is tricker to treat and from personal experience I always had to ask for the prescription since the garlic inserted vaginally didnt help too much.
For yeast, I've had great experience with C------e, enzymes specifically for candida yeast. The product contains enzymes such as cellulase, which kills Candida yeast by breaking down the cell wall of the yeast. The yeast can develop a resistance to the herbal remedies after a while, but not to enzymes. Usually I take 1 pill 3 times a day and within 2 days, I notice relief. You have to take these enzymes on an EMPTY STOMACH. If you don't, they will only dissolve the food you eat (or most recently ate) instead of the yeast. Its good to take an hour before a meal or 2 hrs after. I also take a high Protease enzyme, which dissolves the bacteria and also helps to dissolve the yeast.
I heard rave reviews about Pine Cone Extract. I just ordered a bottle. I read on several message boards that its good for candidaisis and yeast infections. I will start taking this for prevention and will keep you posted."
07/04/2011: Andrea from Flint, Mi: "WOW! I am amazed. I stumbled across this website while doing research on my bv issue thats been ruling my life for months. Ive also had problems in the past with this infection but the docs always gave me the metrocondizole or however you say it. It would help for a short period of time but the problem would slowly but surely come back accompanied by a yeast infection. I was a my wits end and then I saw "Folic acid". Just so happens I had some sittin round the house and decided to give it a shot. Why not?? I took 3x the daily recomendation and went to bed... Woke up this mornin and checked things out.... AMAZING!! Smell=GONE, discharge=starting to normalize. I'll never see a doc about THIS problem ever again! I am FREE! "
Fragrance-Free Laundry Detergent
[YEA] 03/14/2009: Debra from Shawnee, Kansas: "When I turned 19 I started developing awful UTI's which of course were followed by yeast infections because of the antibiotics. I was averaging a UTI every other month. After every UTI I had another yeast infection. I'm 31 and this cycle is starting to end. I'll post more about my end to the UTI's on the other page, but as for the yeast. It became absolutely resistant to over the counter creams and diflucan.. I have the same pattern as most, little irritation all month, period then major symptoms. I went to the doctor and had it tested (in the past we just assumed and he would dole me out the diflucan)... test came back negative. I had the fish odor, the itching and the discharge.. did not make a bit of sense to me. So I did what I'd been told to do years and years ago, but rejected because of price.. I switched my laundry detergent to a fragrance free, dye free brand. I switched my dryer sheets to the same.. I feel so stupid now.. I haven't itched since. I guess I didn't believe it since I didn't feel that my clothes were getting clean enough.. FYI.. first try.. had a pair of my sons peed in training pants.. and the entire load smelled.. I almost gave up.. I always wash in cold water.. I (as reluctant as I still am about this) switched it up to HOT.. and no smell.. everything comes out clean.. makes me almost wonder if you really need that much detergant.. hot water helps kill and such... I also (again, not cost effective, but so worth it).. use either ONLY cetaphil to wash that area.. or I bought Neutrogena fragrance and dye free face wash.. gentle.. (not for acne).. and again.. my uti's and yeast problems have disappeared.. My husband accidentally brought home the new charmin with aloe.. I didn't realize it till I took one wipe and it burned.. I started itching.. realized the problem and threw the junk out.. I bucked this for years.. figuring if I had detergant allergy it would show on my skin.. boy was I wrong.."Replies
[YEA] 04/24/2009: Maria from Phoenix, AZ replies: "I agree with your post. UTI's are a direct result of soaps and toilet paper. Once I change the products to more natural or organic, and stopped using harsh liquid soaps, my UTI's are staying gone. I've had over 50 UTIs in over 10 years."
Garlic Cure for Yeast Infections
Home Remedy Ingredients:
- Garlic - 1 Clove
Use a needle to run a string through a peeled clove of garlic, and insert the garlic into your vagina with the string trailing. This treatment is very effective with overnight use.
06/12/2011: Dinah from Bellevue, Wa, Us: "So I was skeptical at first. The thought of putting a clove of garlic into my vag kinda freaked me out. But one can only go so long with the kind of intense itching that I was having. I made myself raw scratching, and then of course my labia were stinging and painfully sore! Argh!! Its the worst! Peeing then stings even more, and for sure there will be no sex when a gal feels this way.
I tried a 7 day homeopathic store bought remedy, after 5 days and still no relief, I of course came to my favorite site... Earth Clinic. 1st I tried douching with ACV and water, nothing changed, I was very bummed as I love AVC for so many other things. 2nd I tried H2O2 for a couple of days, had some big chunks of yeast fall out, but I still wasn't feeling better. During all of this, the only thing that gave me a slight reprieve from my flaming lips was slathering on the coconut oil. So finally I decided to try the garlic. I was too scared to pop a clove into my canal so I tried a soft gel garlic capsule. It worked! The next day I wasn't itchy at all! I do have to warn you though, if you do this, the smell is TERRIBLE in the morning, it will permeate your whole house. But I didn't care, my vagina was happy again. The following I night, all fear aside I went for the clove, stung one up, added a few gashes on the outside of the clove, and in it went. Smeared on some CO since I am still healing from all the tissue damage I caused by my relentless labia abuse, and then I slept soundly. Woke up, no garlic smell, no itch... I am free!
Never again will I waste my money on things that dont work... Garlic is the way to go!"Replies
06/13/2011: Ali from Westfield, Mass replies: "I want to thank people for this webside, I try garlic and it worked right away. I will never spend money on junk in the store it never helpes. Ones again THANKYOU!!!"
08/02/2011: Jenni from Berkeley, Ca replies: "Question:
Regarding garlic suppositories for Yeast infections, has anyone with a gastro-intestinal problem with Garlic tried this adversely?
Garlic makes me VERY sick if I ingest it. And it triggers migraines if I smell it. I get tired of explaining this so I just tell people that I am allergic. Does anyone have info about whether the suppository treatment for yeast infection will cause side effects or adverse symptoms?"
[YEA] 02/15/2011: T from Atlanta, Ga: "Fresh Garlic for Yeast Infections
Hi I would just like to thank this wonderful website for all the knowledge posted. I tried the garlic clove on a string for yeast infections and it worked like a charm. I felt the yeast infection coming on while at work so by the time I got home I strung up some garlic and inserted it vaginally, not even a whole hour went by that I began to feel so so o much better. Thank you so much earthclinic."Replies
06/02/2011: Jakie from Oregon, Ashland replies: "Has anyone tried using garlic capsules? And does it have the same effect as a raw garlic clove? I take aged garlic extract capsules daily and was just wondering if I could insert one vaginally as well.. Thank you all for your feed back!!"
[QUESTION] 08/25/2010: Maria from Cape May, Nj, Usa: "On Monday night, I tried the garlic remedy, inserting a freshly peeled clove of garlic vaginally. The next morning, the itching had almost completely subsided. I did notice the tiniest light pink trace of blood when I wiped after peeing last night, but there was no pain and I didn't think much of it (I am expecting my period within the week or so). I repeated the process last night. This morning, I noticed that though the itching hasn't returned, the area is a little tender to the touch when I wipe after peeing I am spotting. There is still very little but more blood. I asked my partner to take a look and he says I look red and "raw". I know that some folks are very sensitive to the garlic's juice and that's why it's advised not to nick or slice the clove while peeling. I've been threading the cloves with a needle to make them easier to remove in the mornings. Could this be the reason I am having this effect? Has anyone else had this reaction?"
[YEA] 08/02/2010: Galadriel from Manchester, England: "A great tip that works straight away for vaginal thrush: Take a garlic clove, thread it with a needle and insert the clove overnight or longer. Pull out as if it were a tampon. This is a bit unusual but works miracles."