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
[YEA] 04/04/2012: Lovely from Ottawa, Ontario: "ACV WORKS WONDERS. My first YI and one of the most uncomfortable vaginal experiences of my life!!! I took a one time otc oral product. The itching, burning misery continued and my vagina remain swollen and miserable. I read the threads on this site and..."
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Apple Cider Vinegar Cure for a Yeast Infection
Folk Cure Ingredients:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) may burn a touch at first, but then it brings lasting relief. Wet a cotton pad, cloth, or cotton ball in an equal parts mixture of water and ACV. Apply it to the labia or any external skin where itching and irritation are occurring, and hold it in place for a few minutes. Generally, Earth Clinic doesn’t recommend douching, but many have found relief from internal symptoms by filling a douche with 2-3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and warm water, or you can also soak a tampon in ACV for internal use as well.
[YEA] 06/04/2009: Jamie from Dallas, Texas: "hey girls. Yeah so yeast infections must be the worst thing ever, I have never felt so uncomfortable in my life. Mine have always been medication induced after being on prescriptions. This last one I have had for over a month. I got it right after my period, and it took me a few days to realize what it was for sure partly because I had just shaved down there and thought maybe it was just irritated. Anyway I got on a prescription, which last time took over 8 pills to make go away. This time I felt little change on the 2 pills I took. I hate the over the counter creams so I didnt even go that route after my past experiences with them ( not working, burning worse than the actual infection). So after suffering for weeks, I have been online for hours a day, on every website. I tried yogart, both eating and inserting. I actually found it made it feel worse, when I inserted it. However I didnt have as much burning as I have with past infections if I did I think it would of been great. But eating the yogart I could really tell a difference I would eat 4 a day and after I would eat them I felt a lil better. I was nervous about trying garlic, I mean what if I couldnt get it out. So I ate two cloves of garlic instead, till I could get to the store to buy whole garlic pills. After reading on here I decided to try ACV. I was worried because it was midnight and all the natural stores are closed. Luckily the supermarket by my house is 24 hours and has a natural section in it. I found all natural ACV. It was like 5 bucks! I came home and made a bath with warm water, and a cup of ACV. I soaked in it for 20 mins. Then I took 1/2 cup of ACV and 1/2 cup water and poured it on a washcloth, I applied it to the infected area and left it there for two mins. It did burn a lil bit, which made me kinda feel like it was working. I felt a big difference. Even just after the bath I felt a big difference. I went to bed and did it again in the morning. My plan is to keep doing this twice a day till I feel completely back to normal, the only problem is I should be starting my period any day now so that will likely make this all way way worse. Im hoping for the best, and I am thankful for all of you who shared your stories, they were very helpful to people like me. I never write on these things, but I figured if it will help one suffering women I will do it. Thanks girls~"Replies
09/03/2009: Leah from Friendswood, Texas replies: "Garlic will kill anything fungal, use it until it goes away, dont stop when you think you've had enough, keep taking it diligently and the acv. Peroxide will kill it also and acidophilus. Take them all like crazy, and get ready to be happy! No more itching or burning! I had to do this also because I had got a yeast infection when I got a stent put in for a kidney stone. I used all of these and peppermint soap, and it all did the job almost instantly, of course you have to keep on it and make sure it is gone."
10/19/2009: Shampoo from Houston, Texas replies: "How do you apply the peroxide if you have a yeast infection?"
02/01/2010: Proxy from Spokane, Wa replies: "Hydrogen peroxide can either be applied, or diluted and applied. [Do NOT use internally as the doseage is in DROPS. Too much taken internally will cause a dangerous drop in blood sugar level.]"
[YEA] 05/04/2009: Kimberly from Lewisville, Texas: "acv cured my insane yeast infection. i am 37 years old and i have never had a yeast infection, until this month. after taking some antobiotics i developed a yeast infection. WOW! i tried monastat 7 and a yeast cleanse from my local health store. well, the yeast cleanse seemed to worked for a while , so i stopped. 2 days later my vaginal area was a deep red, itching , discharge , and unbearable. i could barely function. i found this acv cure on this web site and tried it. i read through a few posts to see what worked for others. so,i did a couple of things. i combined 12 to 16 oz of water with 2 tablespoons of acv and drank it 3 times a day. for immediate relief on my extrenal vaginal area i took a damp wash rag and put about 2 tablespoons of acv on it and held it on my vaginal area for a few minutes. it burned like no other for about 2 or 3 minutes , but i had IMMEDIATE RELIEF. you could actually see the color of my skin go back to normal. thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!! my extreme pain is now a extreme relief. thank you to this site for your awesome information"Replies
[YEA] 02/19/2010: Sasha from Baltimore, Md replies: "Ok so I am currently suffering from a YI or BV which I have had in the past so I figured its one of the two because I am familiar with the symptoms...anyway, I have burning, itching, and musty smelly discharge coming from my cooch but no cottage cheese. I have tried VH Essentials only for 3 days but experienced very little relief so that was a waste of $$. So I started doing some home remedy research and came across the "yogurt remedy" and the "ACV remedy" on this site. I filled a needleless syringe with plain greek yogurt (greek because its texture is thicker than most)and inserted about 1 teaspoon into my cooch. I am on dose #2 and I noticed the smelly discharge is not as strong about 85% gone and the itching was not as intense but still lingering. So I decided to be brave and try the ACV (from the supermarket). I poured straight ACV on a cotton ball and squeezed it so the liquid could drip onto my clit and labi...OMG! It burned like hell for about 60 seconds! However, I am 100% not itching or burning at ALL. ACV works for real!!!! I am ready to just pour the whole bottle down there lol...but yes ladies it does work. As for the yogurt...I will repost in about 3 days since I just started it today (02/19/10)...ACV is my hero!!"
[YEA] 03/21/2009: Veronica from New York, NY: "Apple Cider Vinegar for a yeast infection. I've read a lot about home remedies for cures and been worried to try them from all the mixed reviews. However, for the past couple of months, I have been having a very unfamiliar smell and itching sensation in my downstairs area. So I thought that maybe it could be normal since I just started having intercourse considering I got myself a PAP test and it came back clean. But after weeks of my vagina constantly being itching and uncomfortably smelling, I decided that I needed to take action. So I put about 3 tablespoons of ACV in a little dispenser bottle filling the rest with warm water. I put it directly on my outer labia lips and put some on a cloth and held it on for around a minute or so. After taking off the cloth, it stung a little bit for myself but very minimal. I did this twice and right after I felt a relieving sensation. It feels clean and able to breathe but just slightly itchy.With the other comments I would also like to say that no "cottage cheese" discharge came out my vagina and nothing of this at all. I'm going to keep continuing with this for at least 3-4 days, twice a day to make sure it is completely gone."Replies
01/10/2010: Bv from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "With an odor and no cottage cheese discharge and having just started having sex, its very possible what this poster was experiencing was bacterial vaginosis and not a yeast infection."
[YEA] 02/22/2009: Ellie from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: "Latley I've been suffering from an on coming yeast infection. I came here to look for something and after reading about all the yeas for acv I decided to try it. I put about two tablespoons of acv and the rest warm water in a perri bottle and rinsed myself with it (alittle bit inside but mostly out). Anyway I did that about 35 minutes ago and as of right now I feel a lot better!"
[YEA] 01/29/2009: Sally from Upper Hutt, New Zealand: "Hi I would like to thank everyone who has written about apple cider vinegar.
I had a Yeast infection: itching, and burning, around the outside of my vagina. I get the monthly e-mail from (Earth Clinic )and just my luck there is was in my in-box. Clicked on a few remedy's. However, tried ACV. I poured (neat) ACV on a face cloth (enough to cover face cloth in half), and placed it on the vagina for a few minutes. It stings for a little time. I did this, for a couple days. All good now."
[YEA] 01/08/2009: LIZ from Philadelphia, PA: "I truly believe that Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is one of the most precious liquids on this earth. I should make a little altar in my bathroom just for it.
I had a yeast infection since Sept. 27, 2008. I had never had a yeast infection in my life so after 2 weeks of torture & doubt, I went to my doc. She prescribed Gynazole and Nystatin cream. I admit the Gynazole did calm the inflammation but it didn't get rid of the yeast. Nystatin helped in calming the pain.
I had thought the prescriptions would end my yeast infection but soon after I noticed the little white clumps. The yeast refused to go away so I quickly started eating yogurt, inserting yogurt, Monistat-3, Monistat-7, eating acidophilus pills by the dozen, inserting acidophilus powder,drinking water w/acv each night, inserting garlic cloves and eating 3 cloves each night. NOTHING WORKED.
I decided to reach out to science again so I was prescribed 2 mega doses of Diflucan. Those clumps didn't leave.I decided to be brave and try the ACV douche. I was traumatized from the garlic inserts so I didn't want anything as invasive.
Last night I emptied a douche bottle and put 3 teaspoons of ACV (_____s Organic) w/lukewarm tap water. As I showered, I douched and immediately felt some tingling but no pain. I was relieved and squeezed the bottle to the last drop.
I noticed there was no slight itch. Also, later in the evening I noticed there were no clumps. I do feel slightly dry but no odd smells from the vinegar. I intend to continue douching for 2 more nights and 1 morning so I can be sure the infection is completely gone."
[YEA] 11/18/2008: Shayka from Tampa, FL: "I am 20 years old and I get yeast infections quite frequently. For the most parts my doctor prescribes me a pill to take which usually clears me up in a day or two. But currently I do not have insurance or money to go to the doctor. I have been suffering from a yeast infection for about 2 months now. First I tried the yogurt remedy, it soothed the itching and burning for a few days but it always returned. Then I went and bought the Monistat (spell check) from the drug store. This seemed to have cleared it up for about a week and a half. But it came back to hinder me!! I was really getting discouraged until I was searching the internet and found Earth Clinic!Yayy! I read over the comments and saw the ACV remedy. My Grandmother is constantly using ACV for everything, so I marked it as safe. First I used the ACV douche. Using a never before used douche bottle, I emptied it's original contents and measured 4 TEASPOONS of Apple Cider Vinegar (Publix Brand) then I filled the bottle with lukewarm tap water. This actually did not burn as much as I thought. You could actually see the discharge flowing from the vagina..yeah gross. Then I waited about half an hour and I wet a washcloth in warm water and then drenched it with more ACV. I then held this to the outer part of my "nookie" to ease the itching and burning. This burned SO bad! I wanted to cry. Despite the uncomfortable feeling I held this on for about 2 and a half minutes. Upon removing the washcloth it still burned like hell..but after 7 minutes everything subsided. It does really work!! ACV does leave you dry though, and smelly. I would advise to stay away from tampons and sex for a little while. And NEVER use Summer's Eve douches!!!"Replies
[YEA] 03/26/2009: Marly from Chambersburg, PA replies: "I agree with what others have said. I tried ACV on a cloth and applied it directly. The stinging was painful, but short lived. I appreciate the suggestion as yeast infections can be quite troublesome and difficult to cure. I had one when I was pregnant and did not want to use drugs, but finally could not stand it anymore."
02/01/2010: M Allen from Uk replies: "I would think Apple Cider Vinegar would certainly NOT be a cure for Candida Albicans or Thrush as it`s more commonly known. The reason being that apples themselves are full of natural sugar and yeasts thrive on sugars.
The best cure for Canadida is going on a special diet and avoiding ALL fast foods, sugars (even those in fruit, breads with yeast, stick to basic things vegetables, meat, fish etc., the yeast will die off gradually. This will take about 3 months to feel really better. But you cannot then go back on the junk foods and sugars you used to eat as the Candida Albicans will come back. Candida has been deemed by many physicians a pre-lude to cancers. You`ll feel amazing after being on the diet a few weeks, but persevere and you will not be troubled by it again. Not only that your Immune System will be strengthened, you`ll have lots of energy, better skin and any depression will lift."
[YEA] 11/06/2008: April from New York , NY: "I'm a 33 year old woman and I've had two yeast infections in my entire life. The first was when I was 19 and the second was just recently. I got my period and shortly after it started, I started to get symptoms of a YI - itching, soreness around my vulva, swelling, burning. I figured this infection was triggered by extremem stress and the fact that I just got back on the Pill.
At any rate, this particular YI came back FULL FORCE! It was so bad I could barely concentrate. The itching was massively intense and I was so sore, I felt like I was walking funny. I was desperate and willing to try anything - and I did. First, I stopped using the tampons (since my period was on) and switched to pads. Then I went to the sore and got some Vagisil-1 (which really didn't work) and plain yogurt. I inserted the Vagisil and ate like 2 1/2 cups of the yogurt (which I sweetened with fresh berries). I gave it about 12 hours, and nothing! Finally, I decided to go to the internet and see what Earth Clinic had to offer. I had used the site previously for a case of Bacterial Vaginosis I had and the peroxide douche they recommended cured my BV!
I found lots of info on ACV but I was afraid to do the douche, so I did the bath with 1 1/2 cup of ORGANIC Raw ACV. I sat in the bath for about 20 minutes and it relieved my symptoms for about an hour but of course they returned. I had HAD IT! I was at the end of my rope and the itching was driving me crazy. I called my doctor and got an emergency prescription of Diflucan and took it that night. The Diflucan took forever to work and I really wasn't able to get much sleep that night but I was just relieved to have it in my system.
The next morning, I still had some itching but I could tell that the swelling and burning was subsiding. I was desperate and so I FINALLY decided to try the ACV douche. I got Summer's Eve that I had stashed away and poured it out. I filled the bottle with about 3-4 teaspoons of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (try the organic isle in your grocery store) and the rest with warm water. I douched TWICE! I had to say, as graphic as it is, what came out of my vagina was disgusting. It looked like rotting flesh but I know it was yeast.
From that moment on, my itching was TOTALLY gone!!!! I don't know if it was the ACV coupled with the fact that I had Diflucan in my system, but the ACV douche seemed to be the ONLY thing that got rid of the itch, which I think is the biggest culprit of the YI!
Thanks so much Earth Clinic! I am totally hooked to this site for all my ailments. I can't tell you how much money I've spent on doctor's visits, prescriptions and stuff like Vagisil that don't work. My ACV was $3.29! This site not only recommends great advice but it's good to know that others are going thru similar experiences!"
[YEA] 11/02/2008: Sara from Lexington , KY: "I've been having a yeast infection for about a month. With all the usual symptoms -itching -dryness -some white discharge -no odor I've had yeast infections before, generally due to antibiotics. So, naturally, I tried to cure it via over-the-counter anti-fungal cream suppositories (I think it was Monostat). From my experience, I should feel relief after a day of using this treatment. I waited about 4 days, but the treatment didn't phase my symptoms. I tried it again, waited about 5 days, still no cure. I went into a walk-in clinic, they assured me I didn't have an STD (which I was afraid of) but a different type of yeast infection that the cream doesn't cure. So, they prescribed me Diflucan (spell check) with a refill just in case. I took the first pill, waited 2 days and took the second. This didn't help me either.
I went to my regular doctor, she took a culture to find out what type of yeast infection it is. The culture took 7-10days. After the 8th day my doctor called to inform me that I didn't have a yeast infection.
Now, it's my belief that doctors are idiots. Both doctors offices took cultures yet only one said I had a yeast infection.
So, I used the old Apple Cider Vinegar method. I ran a bath a little less than ankle deep and poured about 1 1/2 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar. This did not present immediate relief, but after soaking for 30mins, my symptoms had subsided. Thank you _____ for organic Apple Cider Vinegar and thank you to my ex boyfriend who left it at my house.
There are some draw backs to this remedy. The smell is not pleasant and it made my vagina very dry. So, I recommend some sort of women's lubrication (I used Vagasil 4day moist treatment). Don't use something that's not made for women because that can cause a ph imbalance (which leads to yeast infections). I had to use the Apple Cider Vinegar method twice, once in a day. And I also drank 2teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with 1 cup hot water and honey to taste. With enough honey, it tastes like Apple cider.
This was the only treatment that worked for me. And after a month of being uncomfortable and itchy down there, I think all the women here knows what kind of relief it brings feel normal again."
[YEA] 10/31/2008: Cailin from Philadelphia, PA: "I love my crazy mother. The random remedies that she recommends always seem to be nonsense at first, but they work EVERY time!!! I have been a huge fan of earth clinic since my mom introduced me years ago when I was a very very poor college student. ACV basically works for everything. Clears up your skin, good for your insides - outsides, and apparently yeast infections. I also have been adding it to my dogs water bowl and it has cleared up her horrible skin (which i have spent HUNDREDS of dollars at the vet's office trying to cure). I have been in AGONY the past 24 hours with this horrible yeast infection. I get one atleast every other month and I always use that stupid, expensive monistat or vagisil. They are messy and unsuccessful in easing the pain. This morning I hopped on earth clinic, and sure enough ACV was the cure. I put some on a wet washcloth and held it on my lady area for about 3 minutes. It burned like hell at first, but it worked!! I'm going to soak in the bath now, as I'm sure that will be much relief as well. I have had problems with 'yeast' since I was a teen. I have been on those "Nature's Cure" yeast pills, but they aren't really helping. I'm going to start taking acidophilus pills cause I heard that they are great. I love you earth clinic!!! i just want to smother you with hugs and kisses!! thank you so much for the relief."Replies
02/01/2010: M Allen from Uk, Uk replies: "Yeast???? With a yeast infection the last thing you want to take is yeast....stay off all yeast products, sugars etc., all junk foods."
[YEA] 10/04/2008: Amanda from Atlanta, Georgia USA: "i suspected i might have a yeast infection or some sort of imbalance in bacteria. it has been burning and itching for days! i just got out of the bath and cant believe how calm it feels 'down there'. i put 1 3/4 cups of apple cider vinegar (the store brand) into a tub of warm water and let my body soak for a good 30 minutes. i also put in 3/4 epsom salt. i feel so much better because i had been in pain for days. i feel like i can walk normally now! i also have severe total body eczema so it helped calm the itching quite a bit. ladies just give it a try!"
[YEA] 09/15/2008: Erica from Colorado, USA: "I went to the dr. 3 weeks ago because I was feeling a little irritated down there and was diagnosed with vaginitis and a yeast infection, I was prescribed metronidazole (which burns like hell!!) and diflucan, I was fine after the first 5 days however, my menstrual cycle came and brought back the yeast, the redness and irritation was downright awful, I got a refill of diflucan 2- this time taken 3 days apart but it didn't soothe the irritation. I stumbled upon this website at lunch time and thought I need to try this because this redness and soreness is driving me crazy !!!! I almost went to the supermarket and purchased Heinz ACV that would have been a mistake, [ORGANIC ACV] works best.
I filled the tub up past my ankles with semi hot water and a 1-1/2 cup of organic ACV sat in it and squatted and waved the water upwards towards my vajayjay, (I was too scared to try the douche). Right now I feel at peace! I am typing this testimonial fresh out of the tub in some cotton panties RELIEVED!!!! not to mention I am sipping on a glass of water with 2 table spoons of ACV. At this moment I don't have fire engine red labia minora lips, I will keep you informed if my condition changes."
[YEA] 09/05/2008: Chelsea from Scottsboro, AL: "I have suffered with a Urinary Tract Infection for about a week now. I was taking AZO and it wasn't working at all. My doctor prescribed me some antibiotic's called Bactrim that was supposed to help with the infection. It DID help...but it ALSO left me with a Yeast Infection. When I got on this site and saw all of the responses to apple cider vinegar i took off to my kitchen to find some. I put 1/2 cup of it in my bath water and soaked for about 30 mins. IT WORKS!!! When I got out i put some on a rag and dabbed it on the "area" and I'm feeling better already!!! This website is WONDERFUL!!!"Replies
[YEA] 04/04/2012: Lovely from Ottawa, Ontario replies: "ACV WORKS WONDERS.
My first YI and one of the most uncomfortable vaginal experiences of my life!!! I took a one time otc oral product. The itching, burning misery continued and my vagina remain swollen and miserable. I read the threads on this site and decided I must at least try acv.
I bought Apple Cider Vinegar pills and pure Apple Cider Vinegar made by Heindz. The pills I've taken once, so odds are most of my relief came from dipping a tampon in half and half vinegar and warm water and inserted it for about 30mins. I also dabbed the solution on my vulva.
It burns/stings for about 3 mins. BUT within 15 mins TOTAL RELIEF!!!!! No burning, no itching AND I no longer have that gross YI discharge. My vagina is no longer swollen and it's, by all accounts looking and feeling like normal.
Please don't wait to try this, the sooner the better."
[YEA] 12/09/2012: Glitterberries from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA replies: "I was on antibiotics for strep thoat. They of course gave me a killer yeast infection. I tried diflucan, which usually works but it didnt this time. I started having to use anti itch creams and finally bought a monistat 1 day ovule and some external cream. The cream would work randomly and I felt like I was always putting it on. 2 days into that cream I had such a burning itch it was unbearable. I decided to finally put in the ovule and still no relief 2 days later. I came to this site and read about using apple cider vinegar and I figured why not try it. I tried it about 2 hours ago, I drank 2 table spoons in water and sat in a bath for a half an hour with a cup of it mixed in. I got the kind from trader joes since the health food stores that sell the completely organic kind are closed on sundays. All I can say is it is a MIRACLE!!!! For the last week I have had to live with cream on 24/7 and still have no relief. I can happily say that I have not itched at all since I drank it and took the bath. Its saying alot because I literally have not had to put any cream on either for this since I took the bath. I hope this keeps working because that was horrible!!!!! I even dabbed a little diluted ACV on the outside, even though it burned a little it feels sooooo much better. I reccomend this if everything else is not working for you!! Wish I would have known about this a week ago!!!"
[YEA] 08/17/2008: Ms.B from Seattle, WA: "So i have been having reoccuring yeast infections and monistat helped however, it kept coming back over a period of time and finally i decided to use one the home recipes. Low and behold it does wonder! I don't feel any pain and the irritation, the pain its all gone. I used 2 cups of Apple cider vinegar and 2 tsp of epsom salt. Voila!"