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Apple Cider Vinegar  

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Posted by Tina (Canada) on 08/04/2006
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Oh, I can't tell you how many yeast infections I have had, not to mention all the money I've shelled out for monistat, Dr. Appts, etc. Yet again on Monday another nasty infection strolled my way, I wanted to start trying some of these home remedies before I headed to the drug store. Needless to say I tried apple cider vinegar for the external itch and BINGO instant relief and cheap cheap. ($2.00 small bottle) I don't have a douche so I still had to buy Monistat ( monistat is over expensive and I swear they make it so it really doesn't cure the infection just hiding it for another month or so !!!!). So next time I am out at the drug store I will definitely purchase a douche and see if it cures the internal main yeast infection. I will e-mail my results to this web site because I am sure I will be visited by another nasty Y.I..... PS: This Seriously Works....Try It !!


Posted by Tiffany (Albany, NY) on 08/03/2006
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will this continue to work? like will taking the ACV and iodized salt baths 2x a day, drinking 2 tbsp of ACV in water 3x a day, and douching with 2 tbsp. ACV and warm water 2x a day cure the yeast infection or just the symptoms? because i have just drank my second glass, and have already taken 1 bath and douched once, and the symptoms are disappearing but i am wondering if it will cure the infection. please someone write back!


Posted by Jennifer (Philadelphia, PA) on 07/16/2006
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I just put two tbl spoons of vinegar in a cup of water and drank it. Then i douched. i put one cup of vinegar in the bottle and filled the rest up with warm water. it burned, but the symptoms went away in 5 mins.


Posted by Christine (Florida) on 05/13/2006
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Just about 2 hours ago I was going out of my mind from the uncomfortable feelings that go along with yeast infections. I have always had luck with the 1 Day Monistat, but not this time, feeling confused and ready to spend another $18, I decided to google some natural cures & found this site. What amazing people you all are for sharing your experiences so openly, it gave me the push I needed to drink a glass of water mixed with 2 tbl, of Apple Cider Vinegar & within 2 hours, my symptoms have gone away. Not sure if it's cured, but I do know I'm not itchy right now!! Yeah! Good luck to you all my fellow female friends.

Replied by This Girl Over Here
O Town, New York
05/22/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I have been sitting here for about 3 hours with the absolute worst itching and burning sensation down unda complaining to my boyfriend (yes he is forced to listen and listen to me complain... Hes a peach). I was literally about to get a brillo pad and go to town cause I could not take the itching anymore until I finally googled some home remedies. ACV WORKS LIKE A GEM. I was skeptical about it at first and it weirded me out a little but it made everything feel FANTASTIC in 5 minutes. I soaked a tampon in half ACV half warm water and put it in for about 10 minutes. Then got a clean cloth and wiped around the goods. It burned for a bit right after I tried it but gee willakers do I feel better... My boyfriend is relieved too I finally shut up :)


Posted by April (Greenville, SC) on 03/12/2006
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I saw this website and i think it's great!! I was looking through the area on yeast infections and saw many that i have tried. Yogurt does work for a while. What i use is 1/4 cup of salt (iodized) and 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar (add more if needed) in warm bath water, just enough to cover the pelvic area. Then just sit in that for about 20-30 mins. It's the fastest thing i have ever used. As soon as you sit down you will be saying "ahhhhhhhhhhhhh relief"!!!! Of course do not use soaps while you are sitting there. After the 20-30 mins stand up and take a shower. You will be amazed how fast it works!! You can also dab a little ACV on the area prone to infection daily to prevent yeast infections.


Posted by Deborah (Charleston, SC) on 11/26/2005
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I'm a long time sufferer of yeast. Tired of running to the doctor's office for that one little pill to ease my discomfort, I started searching for natural/home cures online and found this site. I ran out to the store, bought some ACV and drank some mid afternoon 2 days ago. To my surprise, my symptoms started to disappear by that evening. Today all the nagging and discomfort is gone thanks to $1 bottle of ACV! It's too easy... AWESOME!


Posted by Crystal (Norfolk, VA)
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I was at my wits end trying everything from Monistat to douche to vagisil to get rid of this yeast infection. Then I tried the Apple Cider Vinegar in my bath while I was on my lunch break and put two teaspoons in a glass of water and drank it. It soothed the soreness and stopped the itching right away! I feel like myself again! Thank you all who posted this helpful information!

Replied by Maria
Virginia
10/11/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Tears flowing down my face) I'm sorry but I had a yeast infection from hell tried monistat and it made it worse!! I was desperate so I looked on the web and found this and I am so glad I did it saved me a doctors visit and money went to the store and got some avc and some accidipholis douched first and then soaked in it let me tell u it worked thank u so much it really cleared up the next day feel 100% better :) who knew


Posted by Anonymous
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When I get an infection, I pour 1 cup of white vinegar in my douche bottle and finish filling with warm water. I douche twice daily and in about 2 days my infection is gone. The vinegar smell leaves in about an hour.


Posted by Cheryl (EISTERSTOWN, MD)
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I took the apple cider vinegar in water twice and the yeast infection disappeared. I had used Monistat without success and couldn't get an appointment with my gynecologist. I will continue to use the apple cider vinegar in water to prevent another infection. What a miracle!!


Posted by Susan (KY)
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I am a little embarrassed to write about this problem but felt I needed too. I have had a yeast infection for months caused initially by taking antibiotics. After being to my doctor twice and her giving me 2 different prescriptions (neither worked) I came across this website. I had heard that vinegar had helped women with this problem before but I was skeptical. Being desperate to try anything I used 2 TBS ACV in a glass of distilled water and drank it 2 times a day. At night I just used 2 TBS in a little water. IT WORKED. Thank you to the people who have had success and were willing to put it on this website!


Apple Cider Vinegar and Borax Douches  

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Posted by Sanni (California) on 02/04/2014
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Hi, I've used Earthclinic so many times, that I wanted to share my own yeast infection remedy, to express my gratitude!

Step 1: douche with a mixture of ACV and warm water

Step 2: wait for appx 5 minutes, then douche with Borax (buy at target, really cheap) and water

Step 3: dry and wear loose underwear. I work at home and simply stay in my pajamas.

Works like a charm, usually just 1 application is needed. If not, another application usually does the trick!

I think Borax can be replaced with baking soda, because I believe it's the PH that enables the cure. You first acidify the environment, then you alkalize it (either with borax or baking soda). Then, drying it out helps tremendously too. The feeling a little after you douche is as if you just applied a soothing ointment - the inflammation is gone!


Apple Cider Vinegar and Salt  

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Posted by London (Sandusky, Ohio ) on 10/13/2008
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You know, I was skeptical about using ACV in the tub, but I was so desperate last night at 2AM, (couldn't sleep cuz of the itching), I tried it. Every time I clean the area with just plain old water when I have a yeast infection, I feel better for about an hour, and than the itching returns. I figured people were saying ACV in the bath works, because, they are washing the area and of course it's going to feel better afterwards. But, after trying it last night, I swear to God, it did something, because it has been 24 hours, and the itching and discharge has apparently ceased. I soaked with a quarter cup iodized salt and a cup ACV, and filled the tub up to wear my legs were submerged. I was concerned the vinegar may be too diluted. There was a distinct smell to the water, so I figured I put enough in there. It worked. I'm going to do it again tonite. Thanks Guys!!!


Posted by TEAH (NORFOLK, VA) on 09/07/2008
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APPLE CIDER VINEGAR AND TABLE SALT CURED MY YEAST INFECTION.I HAD BEEN ITCHING SO BADLY AND I WAS SO RED AND IRRITATED. THIS WAS THE SECOND TIME I HAD A Y.I. THE FIRST TIME IT WAS NOT NEARLY AS SEVERE AS THIS ONE.I HAD BEEN TAKING ANTIBIOTICS AND IM GUESSING THE MEDS GAVE ME THIS INFECTION. I SOAKED IN A TUB OF WATER UP TO MY WAIST THAT HAD 2 CUPS OF VINEGAR FOR 30 MINUTES THEN I SOAKED A WASH CLOTH IN VINEGAR AND WATER AND PATTED IT ON THE SORE SPOTS THAT WERE ON THE EXTERIOR OF MY BODY. NEXT I FILLED A DOUCH BOTTLE W/ WATER AND A TABLESPOON OF SALT SHAKEN WELL. I CLEANED INSIDE TWICE WITH THIS AND AFTER ABOUT 5 MINUTES I FELT SO MUCH BETTER. I DID THIS FOR 3 DAYS. AFTER THE 2ND DAY IT WAS GONE BUT TO MAKE SURE I DID IT FOR ANOTHER DAY. LADIES IF YOU NEED A HOME REMEDY FOR THESE EVER SO IRRITATING YEAST INFECTIONS GIVE THIS A TRY IT WORKED FOR ME AND IT DIDNT COST ANYTHING VERSUS THE 12-20 DOLLAR CREAMS THAT ARE MESSY AND TAKE FOREVER TO CLEAR UP THE SYMPTOMS.GIVE IT A TRY IT WORKED FOR ME.

Replied by Bakersfield
California
01/10/2015

Will this help the burning?

Replied by Lisa
Colorado, US
01/19/2015

When you can say you've been completely symptom free for at least 2 weeks, after all of your treatments have stopped, then maybe you've cured the yeast problem. Just because you feel better soon after a treatment of any kind, doesn't mean you've cured it! Until then, it just means something is helping temporarily.


Posted by CL (Rockland, MA) on 08/10/2008
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I just soaked in a lukewarm bath with 1 cup iodized sea salt and 3/4 organic ACV. I thought it would sting when I first got into the tub. Not at all! It was extremely soothing. I almost didn't want to get out. I sat there for about 30 minutes. Finally after suffering from this awful YI for over a week I am getting some relief. I have been to the dr. Have been using AZO yeast, miconazole powder, nystatin cream, etc. etc. but only some temporary relief. I still have a couple of sore spots, just because the skin is very raw. My infection had spread half way down my inner thighs. I'll try another bath tonight before I go to bed and will hopefully be able to finally sleep comfortably. Thank you for this nearly instant remedy!

Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
08/12/2008
523 posts

Hello CL, Go to Dr. Mercola's site and watch his video of Doug Kaufman interviewing Italian Dr. Tullio Simoncini. Dr. Simoncini says that in Italy, they now think that cancer is caused by a fungi (yeast infection is also fungi). They are now effectively treating cancer there by injecting baking soda into the area of the cancer in order to kill off the fungi without killing off the host. So, taking the above into account, perhaps the best treatment for vaginal yeast infection would be a baking soda douche, or a baking soda soaked tampon. If I had the problem, I'd certainly give it a try because it isn't likely to cause any unwanted side effects, unless used excessively.

Replied by Sarah
Woodstock, Ga
05/25/2010

I have not tried the baking soda myself, but I would be cautious about that since it is very alkaline, and thus would create a good environment in the vagina for the yeast to grow. The reason ACV is so effective is because it changes the pH of the vagina back to acid, where the yeast cannot survive.

Replied by Danielle
Port St. Lucie, Florida
07/13/2011

Do NOT use baking soda!!!! I got advice from a friend to use it and after soaking in it for 45 min she called me and told me to get out immediately. The YI got so bad I finally had to break down and get medical attention.

Replied by Erin
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
04/13/2012

Remember to always heavily research some of these facts presented on comment threads. Yeast survives in an acid vagina. Your vagina should be acid(y). (4.5 ph). If your vagina is alkaline then you probably have BV. A basic ph test is how many ob/gyns make the determination between yeast or bv. You can buy ph strips pretty cheaply online or in health food stores. Put a little vagina fluid on the strip. Follow the guide that comes with the strips. If you are experiencing an issue down there and the ph is acid, then you probably have a yeast infection. If the ph is alkaline, then you probably have bv. Search any explanatory yeast infection videos and they will all tell you the same. Drinking ACV has never worked for me. I am currently eating two garlic cloves a day and about to take an ACV bath. I just had a colposcopy and cannot put anything up there and unfortunately (before the colpo) 7 days of monistat and a diflucan did not get rid of the yeast infection that I got from antibiotics.

Replied by Erin
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
05/09/2012

Update: The results of my colpo came back clear except for some inflammation of my cervix (no HPV or cancer which is awesome). I went back on the typical BV antibiotics which I handled much better with probiotics and eating really well. And also a positive attitude. Stay away from antibiotic reviews. they will make you crazy. After that it was diflucan. A week later, I am good to go. No more issues.

ACV, garlic, yogurt inserts (never do this... It is gross and unecessary), etc did not cure anything.

Though the medications did the curing, ACV external compresses (sometimes I would dilute the ACV and sometimes I would not) helped with yeast symptoms while I waited for the flagyl dose to be over.

If you find that BV/Yeast issues reoccur after sexual exposure, ask your gyno or free clinic to test you specifically for trich. Trich is treated just as BV is, and BV meds are usually followed with yeast meds, so doctors do not test for trich unless you ask them to. Tests are expensive and doctors will avoid ordering them unless absolutely necessary depending on your insurance (they do this for you and for themselves). If you have trich, they will dose your partner up as well, and you will both be good after a week. In the mean time, probiotics (orally... Don't stick foreign objects up your vagina) and ACV (externally) for symptoms. Works great to get you through the meds!


Posted by Heather (St. Louis, MO) on 01/05/2007
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Apple Cider Vinegar- I tried a hot bath up to pelvis area with 1/4 Cup Iodized Salt & 1 Cup of ACV. I used the vinegar solution and douched with it once and sat in the bath for 25 minutes. After, I used H20 & ACV to pat the outside of the vagina to help with the burning. Then after my bath, I drank 2TBSP of ACV with a 8oz glass of H2O and after an hour and a half, I feel great. My symptoms are at a minimum, I am no longer burning, nor hurting. I have spent 3 days on Monistat, which didn't help. This is amazing. Before bedtime, I plan on drinking a glass of ACV/H2O and 2 acidophilus capsules! I hope that this is a cure and it isn't going to come back tomorrow. Thank you for this resource.

Replied by Sally
North Port, Fl
03/29/2014
5 out of 5 stars

First of all, boo to Monistat. I tried it for 3 days and it didn't touch it. So this morning when I woke up and still had a full blown yeast infection, I started researching and came across this site. I found this cure and several others so I thought I'd give it a shot. First, I decided to try the salt only method. I made sure my finger was wet, then salted it and put it where the infection was (even inserted up into). Wow, that burned insanely bad but I just distracted myself by folding laundry and hanging up clothes. After about 15 minutes, I peed and washed it all off. Felt better and continued on. I then took a tampon and soaked it in ACV for about 10 minutes. Then, I tried the salt/ACV bath. This is what really helped. I poured 1 cup of ACV and 2 cups of salt into a very warm bath, sat there for about 30 minutes while I studied. This totally worked! No more redness, no more itching, I feel awesome. Thank God for this website!



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