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Cranberry Juice   1  0   

Posted by Christina (Silverdale, WA) on 06/04/2006

[YEA]  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.

Don't Douche   0  0   

Posted by Cal (Topeka, KS) on 01/15/2008

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.

Replied by Mary
Annapolis, Maryland USA
06/14/2009
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.
Replied by Mark
Las Vegas, Nv
02/23/2013
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.

Dung Smoke   0  0   

Posted by Afsoon (Tehran, Iran) on 08/24/2012

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.

Folic Acid   0  0   

Posted by Andrea (Flint, Mi) on 07/04/2011

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   2  0   

Posted by Debra (Shawnee, Kansas) on 03/14/2009

[YEA]  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..

Replied by Maria
Phoenix, AZ
04/24/2009
[YEA]   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   20  0   

Posted by Recurrent Candida Sufferer (Los Angeles, Ca) on 02/03/2014

[YEA]  Things NEEDED:

  • Qtips
  • Minced Garlic
  • Towel

I get yeast infections quite often, I was looking for relief outside of the usual RX that I receive from my gyno.

I placed a towel underneath my body and then put fresh minced garlic on a QTIP and rubbed it around my inner labia and inside of my vagina. (I know... TMI). But I repeated this several times and laid down for about one hour. When I got up, I went about my business aound the house for almost three hours and then took a shower. Eventually most of the garlic came out after a thorough washing.

I still smelled like garlic (I am very sensitive to scents) so I took another shower.

I felt complete relief from the yeast after my second shower and the scent was not as strong.

Posted by K Brooks (Idaho) on 09/17/2013

[YEA]  I read about you trying the baking soda for a yeast infection and wanted to relay what I have learned works phenominal. I used to get them constantly and could count on one every time I took antibiotics. I read one day about all the properties of raw garlic. I think it was posted on this site to insert a peeled clove of garlic into the vagina and let it sit in there as long as you could stand it. The first time I tried this it burned, so I could only leave it in for about 5 minutes. The infection went away quite rapidly but upon taking antibiotics the next time here came the yeast infection again. I managed to hold a clove of garlic inside for about an hour and whola! , the infection went away and I have not had one since. To tell you how well it worked, I have not had a yeast infection in over 7 years! Good luck to you in your endeavors..

Posted by Genierose (Cookeville, Tn, Usa) on 10/17/2011

[YEA]  Years ago I used a vaginal garlic treatment for vaginal yeast with excellent results and immediate relief. But now I have bacterial vaginitis and it feel like acid has been applied to my external parts. I went to the doctor and she diagnosed it and prescribed 7 days of metronidazole followed by one Flagyl. It took about 5 days before I got relief. A week after the treatment it was back again and I began searching the internet. I came across this site and so many of you are hurting and looking for relief!

This morning I thought I would try my garlic treatment and see if it would help the BV. Well, I had immediate relief and now it is 6 hours later and I feel great! I will do it again tonight.

Here are the details about how to do this. Crush 1 fairly large clove of garlic and put it in 1 1/2 cups water. Whirl in a blender. Use this solution for a douche. I don't even bother to strain it! I sit on the toilet and do a slow douche. Afterward I don't even pat dry - just put on panties with a panty liner.

This cures vaginal yeast (maybe do it twice a day for 3 days) and I am hopeful that this is the answer for BV also.

The above solution should be the right strength. If you get it too strong it will burn a little for a short time.

You might be concerned that you will smell like garlic. Believe me, you won't smell! I don;t know why. Even my husband can't tell when I have done this.

This is easy and is the absolute CHEAPEST treatment you can try. Try it first before bothering with all the capsules, yogurt, and other stuff.

I pray that this will work for you!

Replied by Chris
Smithtown, Ny
05/09/2012
First I'd like to thank all who have posted their experiences here. It's good to know you're not alone and that there are alternatives to pharma chemicals.

I've been experiencing symptoms over the last few weeks and when I was first sure I had a yeast infection (I haven't had one in 15 years! ) I went w/ Monistat. It seemed to work, but 1. 5-2 weeks later, whammo, it's back. Which brought me here. I tried the garlic - it gave me relief from the itching and burning within an hour. I did the clove in the vagina over night and was sure that it worked, so I only did it the one night. Several days later, back to square one. I did some more reading and found that I should probably do it for 5-7 days. OK. Again, it seemed to have immediate positive effects, but after 3 days, I was swollen, sore and just as yeast-y as before. Sigh.

Onto the hydrogen peroxide. I'm on the 3rd day of this. I've douched 4x, also soaking the lips and external areas, and used a soaked tampon overnight 2x. Finally after 3 days, the swelling and soreness have gone way down. But not gone yet. It didn't helped the external itching and burning at all. I made up some garlic oil (mashed up garlic w/ EVOO heated lightly in the microwave) which I re-apply liberally after I pee. That provides relief.

I'm going to add organic coconut oil to the regime (I have to go get some) taking it internally and applying externally instead of the garlic oil. It's supposed to kill the yeast very effectively. I'll also make sure my guy uses the oil for the next week or so just in case there's a possibility we've been passing it back and forth.

Posted by Dinah (Bellevue, Wa, Us) on 06/12/2011

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!

Replied by Ali
Westfield, Mass
06/13/2011
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!!!
Replied by Jenni
Berkeley, Ca
08/02/2011
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?

Posted by T (Atlanta, Ga) on 02/15/2011

[YEA]  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.

Replied by Jakie
Oregon, Ashland
06/02/2011
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!!

Posted by Maria (Cape May, Nj, Usa) on 08/25/2010

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?

Posted by Galadriel (Manchester, England) on 08/02/2010

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Meg (Edison, Nj) on 08/12/2009

[YEA]  Garlic for Vaginal Yeast Infection... O ya! I was reluctant to try inserting raw Garlic in their but after bad itching and discomfort, I took 3 cloves of garlic and put it in a thread that I can pull it out later on, inserted it at night, and in 4 hours took it out. And guess what! I am a new woman again :-) Thanks EC.

Posted by Amber (Silver City, Nm) on 07/31/2009

[YEA]  Garlic cured my yeast infection. The quickest way to cure a yeast infection naturally is to take a clove of garlic ON A STRING (I learned the hard way...) and use it as a vaginal suppository. After 2 days and 2 nights, no itching! If you do not use a string, the clove might have to be taken out by a friend or your partner. I have also tried dicing up 1 small clove of garlic and swallowing the pieces whole (do not chew) with a glass of water. I did this 2-3 times a day for a week and had good results.

Posted by Keri (Mississauga, Canada) on 02/11/2009

[YEA]  Hi guys, I thought I always had yeast infections and accepted it as a part of life but one day I decided to go to the doctor.I found out I had a combination of excess yeast and bacterial vaginosis. The doctor prescibed me diflucan and flagil, and like a dummy; I took both. For the first few days, sex was fine, but then after my period, it was like all hell broke loose.

I found out that garlic kills yeast, so I inserted garlic vaginally overnight, and the yeast was gone!, it was painful, but well worth it. The only problem was that the fishy smell persisted. I came across this website and started taking 1mg of folic acid daily, 3 acidoliphus (however you spell it) pills, and tons of activia yogurt daily. Now, my vagina is healthy and I am happy!

My message here is...garlic kills yeast and folic acid with probiotics kills bacteria, oh yeah, and easy on the sugar ladies.


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