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!
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.
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.
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Posted by April (Greenville, SC) on 03/12/2006
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
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 Susan (KY)
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!
Posted by Cheryl (EISTERSTOWN, MD)
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!!
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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 Crystal (Norfolk, VA)
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!
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Posted by Sanni (California) on 02/04/2014
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!
Posted by London (Sandusky, Ohio ) on 10/13/2008
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
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.
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Posted by CL (Rockland, MA) on 08/10/2008
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!
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Posted by Heather (St. Louis, MO) on 01/05/2007
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.
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Posted by Jenny (Cochise, AZ)
I had a yeast infection just before my vacation a month ago. I got OTC medicine but it didn't work at all. My symptoms after the 3 day treatment were just the same as before I took the treatment. This had never happened to me so I didn't know what to do. I thought I might have to go to the Dr. but I didn't have time before my vacation and I DIDN'T want to have a yeast infection for the duration of my trip! I read on this site about the hydrogen peroxide cures for yeast infection but I thought I'd try salt first. (I was going to try Peroxide if salt didn't work)
I sat in a bath of 1 cup ACV and 2 cups table salt, running the water up to the top of my legs, and I sat in it for 20 minutes. During that time I used, I'm a little embarrassed to say, a turkey baster (which I bought for this use ONLY!) to douche with warm salt water. I expected it to hurt but it didn't. It did have a slight burning feeling on the outside where I was so raw from the infection. I did the douche 6 times in that 20 minute period. I did this ONE night only. The next day my symptoms were almost gone. By the second day they were gone completely! No more wasting money on OTC treatments for me! I can't believe how easy and CLEAN this treatment was! No more drippy, icky mess for three days! My husband is the one who told me to try salt. He says it will kill just about anything and I believe it!
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