Yeast Infection
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Natural Yeast Infection Remedies: Herbal Solutions & Lifestyle Tips

| Modified on May 21, 2024

Treating yeast infections with natural remedies and herbal solutions can often resolve the infection, while persistent cases may require lifestyle adjustments. Economical and highly effective, home remedies like yogurt and garlic are excellent for combating yeast infections.

Vaginal yeast infections, primarily caused by the Candida albicans fungus, occur when factors such as antibiotics, stress, or diabetes disrupt the balance between yeast and other microorganisms. This leads to an overgrowth of yeast, triggering symptoms like burning and itching. Experiencing more than four infections annually signals the need to investigate underlying causes.

Home Remedies for Yeast Infection Relief

Effective immediate relief can be achieved through home treatments, but adopting a holistic approach that includes lifestyle modifications and body detoxification can offer more lasting control. A diet promoting healthy bacteria balance can reduce future outbreaks.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar: A highly favored remedy for yeast infections, boasting over 100 positive testimonials on Earth Clinic. Apple cider vinegar, recognized for its antifungal capabilities, can be mixed with water for use in a bath or as a vaginal douche. This helps in rebalancing the natural pH of the vagina, aiding in infection treatment.
  • Yogurt: Rich in Lactobacillus acidophilus, a bacteria found in healthy vaginas, yogurt produces hydrogen peroxide that combats yeast. Inserting high-quality plain yogurt vaginally provides quick relief and starts treating the infection.
  • Acidophilus Capsules: This remedy restores balance by combating yeast overgrowth. Women can take these capsules orally or apply the powder directly in the vaginal area.
  • Coconut Oil: Coconut oil has antifungal properties and can be applied directly to the affected area to soothe irritation and reduce yeast growth.
  • Boric Acid: Used as a suppository, boric acid can be an effective treatment for yeast infections, especially for those resistant to other treatments. It's important to use this under the guidance of a healthcare professional.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide: Another effective treatment for yeast infections is hydrogen peroxide, known for its antiseptic and antifungal properties. It works by restoring the natural pH balance of the vagina, creating an environment that is less favorable for yeast growth. To use, dilute hydrogen peroxide with water in equal parts, and apply it as a douche or in a sitz bath. This method is particularly useful for mild yeast infections and can provide relief from itching and irritation. 

Lifestyle Modifications for Prevention

Individuals with chronic health issues are more prone to yeast infections. An anti-candida diet, eliminating sugar, junk food, and additives, can be beneficial. Reducing antibiotic usage, which often triggers yeast infections, is also vital for prevention.

Herbal Remedies for Yeast Infection Treatment

Natural antifungal properties in many herbal remedies make them effective against yeast infections. Garlic is one of the most popular herbal treatments.

  • Garlic: Known for its natural antifungal properties, garlic can clear mild to moderate infections. Inserting a fresh, peeled garlic clove or a garlic capsule into the vagina is a common treatment method.
  • Tea Tree Oil: Widely used in Europe, tea tree oil is an antifungal herbal remedy. It can be applied directly to the vagina or used as a douche.
  • Aloe Vera: Offering cooling relief, aloe vera can be inserted into the vagina either as a gel or directly from the leaf after removing the skin.


How long does it take for natural remedies to cure a yeast infection?

The time it takes for natural remedies to cure a yeast infection varies depending on the severity of the infection and the individual's response to the treatment. Generally, improvements can be noticed within a few days, but it's important to continue the treatment for at least a week to ensure the infection is fully cleared.

Can men use these natural remedies for yeast infections?

Yes, men can use most of these natural remedies for yeast infections. Remedies like coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and garlic can be applied to the affected area. However, men need to consult a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

Are there any dietary recommendations to prevent yeast infections?

A diet low in sugar and refined carbohydrates can help prevent yeast infections. Probiotic-rich foods like yogurt and fermented foods can also support a healthy balance of bacteria and yeast in the body.

Can I use these remedies while pregnant?

Pregnant women should consult their healthcare provider before using any home or herbal remedies for yeast infections. Some remedies may not be safe during pregnancy.

Are there any side effects of using these natural remedies?

While natural remedies are generally safe, some individuals may experience irritation or allergic reactions. It's important to test a small amount of the remedy on the skin before full application and discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur.

Can yeast infections clear up without treatment?

Some mild yeast infections may resolve independently, but treatment is recommended to alleviate symptoms and prevent the infection from worsening or returning.

How can I distinguish a yeast infection from other types of infections?

Yeast infections typically cause itching, redness, and a thick, white discharge. However, these symptoms can be similar to other infections, such as bacterial vaginosis. Getting a proper diagnosis from a healthcare provider for effective treatment is important.

Starting natural treatments early is crucial for effectiveness. Combining home and herbal remedies with lifestyle changes can significantly decrease the frequency of yeast infections, offering a comprehensive and holistic approach to treatment and prevention.

Continue reading below for remedy feedback from Earth Clinic readers, and please let us know which remedy helped you!


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Posted by Winlovewomyn (Bc) on 09/08/2016

Every month, after I ovulate, I get unusual discharge that causes itching and all you need to do to cure this is stick one capsule of acidophilus up inside the vagina as high as you can (just use a finger) and it will take care of it (or repeat a day later for stronger infections). Brings the sex life back into action and relieves all discomfort!

Posted by Sjj (St. Louis, Mo) on 06/28/2011

The refrigerated acidophilus chews work PERFECTLY for me! They dissolve easily... I don't experience that initial burning and extreme discomfort I feel upon insertion of a Monistat treatment... And relief comes QUICKLY. I insert one and chew one. If I act immediately (the day the little itch n twitch begins)... I'm back to normal in 1 or 2 days.

Posted by Shampoo (Houston, Texas) on 10/18/2009

I have been having recurring yeast infections for the last 4 years. This year I was diagnosed with HPV. My doctor adviced me to continue living a regular life style and that the HPV would go away on its own. The following week he inserted a Merina IUD. I told him that I thought the birth controls I was taking imbalanced my harmones. The IUD seem like it's not helping either. Every month I get a yeast infection. This month is by far the Worst Ever. I took off of work, because I was so uncomfortable. Aft reading about Acidolphius on this website, OMG!!!! Thank you sooooo much for the advice. To be honest, I was sort of skeptical about inserting a pill into my virgina. After trying prescribed medication (Diflucan, Terozol, etc.)and even over the counter medicine Monistat, I was desperate. I was sooo uncomfortable with the itching and burning that I was desperate for any advice. I went and purchased the 1 billion acidolphius. I took 3 orally, and I inserted 1 tablet vaginally. (I did not have time to freeze it, I just immediately inserted it). I feel like a completelly new lady. There in no itching, burning, or irritation (the first day). For the next 4-5 days I will continue doing this.

Posted by Tanja (Melbourne, Australia) on 08/05/2009

Hello there.

I just wanted to add that I also had a recurring vaginal yeast infection (or thrush as it is known here) over the years. In Australia you can get an over the counter cream which you insert. However, I found this cream to be only a temporary fix, and the infection came back. Once, I had it twice within a two week period. Frustrated, I went to my local health food store and asked about an alternative...and yes...I was also told to insert 2 Acidophilus capsules directly into the vagina every night for 2 weeks. Major relief virtually overnight! This happened 2 years ago and I've never had an infection since!

The reason they don't tell you about it is because it's all way too simple, and if you knew about it, then you would stop having to go to the chemist for more of the other stuff which doesn't work in the long term.

ps. I discovered this site several months ago. Thank you to everyone responsible for making it work and getting the message out there. There are so many simple and cheap remedies you can use which work. Why poison yourself with pharmaceuticals which only make matters worse. All the best to everyone.

Posted by tamara (washington, dc) on 07/13/2009

Something I tried for a recurring yeast infection that worked 10 years ago and I never had it again may work for BV but I can't try it because my monthly was not regular and now I don't have one. Take 2 acidophilus pills (normal dose in the bottle)for the 2 nights before your period starts and 2 nights after they end. My doctor told me acidophilus won't work for BV but this is better then inserting them vaginally and bleeding. I don't know how long to take them. I took them for 6 months and it also helped my constipation. Ten years later I am still regular were I never was before. So this will defintely help yeast infections and regularity. My thought is that acidophilus is good for the vaginal flora which SHOULD be good for BV but I can't test it.

Posted by Juanita Browne (New Orleans, La. USA) on 11/28/2008

I suffered a raging yeast infection after having to take a regime (3 months) of strong antibiotics for a staph infection a couple of years ago. Someone suggested taking Acidophillus... I took 4 capsules of the 8 Billion strength with each capsule as a maintance dose till I finished the antibiotic treatment... However, when I started on the Acidophillus treatment, I needed fast relief from the itching and inserted 2 capsules directly in the vagina 2xs a day... this really helped and gave a jump start to relieving my symptoms! I did this also while taking the capsules oraly.

I don't understand why Doctors are not savvy to this and tell their patients about Acidophillus when they prescribe antibiotics in the first place... maybe to sell higher priced Nystatin drugs thru big Pharmacital corporations!

This site is a blessing... I come here often in search of new remedies and cures! God bless you...
J. Browne

Posted by Mel (Kobe, Japan) on 08/22/2008

Thanks for this wonderful webiste. Despite reading all the comments for ACV, I'm sorry to report that it hasn't helped me in my battle with Yeast Infections!! I've also tried numerous other methods - Ted's suggestion of Nicaniamide, probiotics etc. I have found some relief with yoghurt though - I make my own with a high bacterial content & insert it into my vagina at night. My husband (graphic as it is!!) then inserts his you-know-what, which pushes it in & around properly i guess. It might be a bit bizarre, but I've tried ALL the remedies & this is the only thing that makes any difference. I feel substantially better, so hope that this helps someone out there!!

Replied by Jsga
(Atlanta, Georgia)

You may be getting reinfected by your husband.

Replied by Kesha
(Birmingham, Al)

That's exacly what it is. You're getting re-infected by him. He may need to eat some yogurt as well and try some things and you guys wait for at least a week to have sex until the infection is gone.

Replied by Notmesaidme
(Birmingham, Alabama)

Can my husband take this too so that we do not pass this back and forth to each other and we can nip this in the bud, so to speak??

Posted by Mandi (Fort Worth, TX) on 05/30/2008

I've been having a reocurring yeast infection for almost a year and a half now. (A few bouts of BV every now and then as well) I had never had either problem ever until a year and a half ago.. it's so frustrating. The only thing that really worked was taking 9 diflucan pills over the course of 3 months. But, after a few months of relief, i got another yeast infection. and, now since it's summer i guess, i've had a yeast infection since the beginning of may that won't go away. doctor gave me terazol and diflucan, it only got worse.. i tried acidophilus, but i guess i took too many a day because it made my stomach hurt! I just tried yogurt insertion. I hope it works. I don't know what else to do. I'm considering getting off of birth control as well, or at least taking it in a way where i don't get periods. Maybe that'll help. Has getting off birth control worked for many people?

Replied by Niese
(Houston, TX)

Mandi: I would not continue to take too much more diflucan. I recently went to the doctor for what I thought was a yeast infection, later I found out it was a bacterial infection; however, she told me that continued long use of diflucan will eventually make your body not respond to the medicine, and when this happens it will be almost impossible to get rid of a yeast infection. The most effective thing to do is to use a 7 day cream. Old fashion I know, but it's safe and effective.

Replied by Niccole
(Manhattan, Montana, USA)

Response to Mandi from Fort Worth.

I also dealt with constant yeast infections for about a year to year and a half. I finally went off birth control. After 2 months of being off them I felt better than I had in years! No more itching, no more burning, no more pain during intercourse. Plus, for me (and it seems the opposite for most people), I had a shorter period! "naturally" my period became only 2.5-3 days long. Heavy, but manageable. And then done with. On the pill, it would drag on for 8 days and be just enough bleeding to be an annoyance. Plus two days after it stopped, a new yeast infection would start. After being off the pill for a year, I tried going back on. Within 1 week I had the same aweful symptoms I had the year before. So I went right off it the next month. Just this past month (another year and half later) I have given the pill a third try... and guess where I am? On this site looking for more remedies to try!! An infection started last night- 3 days after the end of my period, and two days into a new pack of pills. My obvious answer is to stay away from the pill (which I had taken for nearly 15 year before I ever had problems like this). And yes, i have tried different doses and brands. But I am wanting a method of birth control that isn't permanent or requires too much preparation (i.e. diaphram). So my quest continues... I have tried boric acid suppositories (they work ok- less mess- but the infection always came back), I have tried all the doctor prescribed creams, gels, tablets and they have never worked, other than giving me a few days relief. The tablets (diflucan, etc.) only made me feel ill and upset my stomach. I have been eating yogurt everyday for the last 2 years. I went on a "yeast free" diet for a while. I am going to now try the apple cider vinegar approach. But ultimately I see myself back at the doctor's office trying to get a different form of birth control. In my experience, the only noticeable difference, and CURE, was going off the pill. So Mandi, if you can, try it and see what happens. Good Luck!

Replied by Debbie
(Queens, NY)

This is a question for Niccole from Manhattan, Montana... I have been on the pill for almost ten years. In the last year and 1/2 I have gotten a yeast infection every month after my period. Now it seems that its not going away at all after using diflucan and monistat. I have cut all refined sugar, wheat and limited dairy out of my diet, I drink ACV, take acidophilus and garlic in pill form and nothing works! Its really getting depressing and I dont know what else to do besides come off the pill. Do you think its possible that this is the cause even though I've been on it for almost 10 yrs straight? Also, after 15 years did you experience and side effects from coming off the pill?

Replied by Angela
(Kennewick, WA)

This is in response to Niese from Houston, TX I have a similar story to yours. I've had chronic yeast infections that was treated with diflucan. I've recently been diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis from e-coli. Do you know why you got BV? I'm curious if continued use of diflucan can allow certain bacterias to grow? Any information is helpful, thanks!

Replied by Caralyne
(New York, Ny)

I was suffering from recurrent yeast infections an BV a few years back. I got tired of taking the prescribed medications, because fighting the BV caused a yeast infection and then getting rid of the yeast would only last for a little while and back and forth and back and forth.

I started taking acidophilus orally (more than 100 million active per pil) twice a day and inserting garlic cloves into my vagina at night (strange right?) but it worked.

Also, I got rid of my partner. Sounds funny, but I do believe he was constantly passing the yeast and possibly even the BV back to me everytime I worked to get rid of it (that, and he was cheating on me anyway) but I noticed that after having sex with him (which was usually unprotected) I would get a yeast infection. I believe either he brought them to me or was carrying something that I may have given him but men usually dont get symptoms and so sex with him was disrupting my pH.

I suggest to any woman who is getting recurrent infections to definitely convince their partner to treat for yeast or to get a prescription of the flagyl to take orally for BV. It's very possible HE may be the reason you can't get a cure...and the pair of you might not even know it.

I haven't had a single yeast infection since I stopped dating and sleeping with him, but I also haven't had one since I started regularly taking Acidophilus, limiting my sugar intake and the garlic rememdy for about a week... and I eat yogurt (mostly, because I love yogurt tho! lol)

I am currently treating a very mild *so mild in fact i didn't know i had it until i had my annual pap smear* bout of BV with metrogel and am still taking my acidophilus regularly and will probably insert garlic vaginally and maybe even some capsules of the probiotic vaginally after i finish the metrogel just in case, as I dont want yeast to think they can come back!! Its been a great few years without yeast whereas i was having an infection every few weeks and was miserable!!

Replied by Sheryn
(Milwaukee, Wi)

Caralyne from NY, NY who noticed that every time she had sex with her boyfriend she'd get a yeast infection: while it's entirely possible he was passing it back and forth. . . If you were using lubricant for sex, that might also be the culprit. Most drug-store brand lubricants are thickened with glycerin, which is a sugar. And if it's flavored. . . That's usually even MORE glycerin. Yeast loves the stuff, so if you're prone to yeast infections, and notice that you get itchy after sex, you might want to check the label and find yourself a water-based lube that doesn't have glycerin in it.

Replied by Mcbrooke
(Baltimore, Md)

Definitely stop taking the birth control if you can. I just went to my gyn 3 days ago for having constant yeast infections. I started birth control well after I was having the yeast infections, but my doctor (a different doctor perscribed me birth control) said being on birth control would make make the issue worse. I just stopped a few days ago, so I don't really have any feedback for you other than that. Good luck to you though!

Posted by Ann (toronto, Canada) on 07/05/2007

I have had a yeast infection for the past 5 years. I tried EVERYTHING. The apple cider vineger douche worked for a couple of days but the infection returned. Then I tried a cure I found for candidia, which I think I have/had, do to the other side effect of dandruff. I ate a section of a garlic clove and took acidophilus tablets. I was on the tablets, 3 a day for about 4 days, then I took a section of garlic before I went to bed on the fourth day. The next day I found that the white discharge I had been used to in my underwear was not there! Gross I know-- but think what a relief that was after 5 years of it.!! I will continue with the tablets and garlic to see if my dandruff clears up. Also I have found since taking the garlic that my tounge getting less of the white stuff (another sign of candidia). Try it! Hopefully it help someone else!

Posted by Cherryann (Mairetta, GA) on 03/31/2007

I had a girlfriend who got yeast infections every month before her period. Her doctor told her it was hormonal. I did not buy it. I told her body had too much candida and she needed to take a Probiotic daily and that would balance the good bacteria in her system. She didn't believe me. She tried it and the next month, no yeast infection! I take Probiotics often and they help balance the bacteria in your digestive track which helps balance it in your whole body. I use "Garden of Life" Probiotic but there are others out there. You can check GNC as well. The Apple Cider Vinegar is a great "cure." A Probiotic can be used as a preventative supplement that can keep you from developing them later on.

Posted by Donna (Aspen, CO)

Cure for yeast infection: One freeze dried acidophilus tablet inserted in the AM and one in the PM for the first day. Following 4-5 days--insert one tablet in the morning.

Acidophilus, Vitamin C, Hydrogen Peroxide

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Posted by Lana (Morris Plains, Nj) on 08/26/2009

Yeast Infection: A combination of Acidophilus, vitamin C, and hydrogen peroxide. I took 3 different kinds of Acidophilus on the first day I noticed the infection, each with 2x their normal doses (one full daily dose of each in the morning and evening). I also inserted Acidophilus the first night i noticed the infection, two of the different kinds (capsules) I had on hand. Since one of the three brands was chewable I decided not to use it like that. Then I would insert Acidophilus in both the morning and before i went to bed. I took about 4000 mgs of vitamin C each day. The last thing I did was put Hydrogen peroxide on my labia to relieve the itching. It stings for a minute, but after it is sweet relief. After the first night of this regimen there was about 90% less discharge and much less itching.
I was amazed that i was almost completely cured in just one day.

So, in total the plan is-
1) a double dose of more than one brand of Acidophilus
2) Insert acidophilus twice daily, in the morning and before bed. But I think the gel capsules are best for inserting into the vagina.
3) 4000 mgs of vitamin C each day. I took up to about 8000 mgs a day, but in some people that much vitamin C can give you a stomach ache.
4) Hydrogen Peroxide on a cotton ball swiped over all the itchy parts. I used it whenever I itched and after each time i used the bathroom.

I was about 90% better IN ONE DAY!

Acidophilus, Vitamin E, Folic Acid

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Posted by Sharon (San Antonio, Tx) on 12/02/2010

Cure for a Yeast Infection: Acidophilus pills, Vitamin E, and Folic Acid. I struggled for about 2 years with constant burning in the vaginal area. I need to stress here that all I had was burning. Hardly any discharge, not the cottage cheese type, and NO itching!

It started with what I thought was a UTI. My doctor gave me antibiotics. It didn't work. Long story short, I took around 7 different antibiotics in about 3 months. Doctor just kept trying different ones. Please don't ever do this. It messed up my digestive system big time. I went to a naturopath next. Nothing helped. After 2 years passed with constant burning and going to a few different doctors, a new doctor finally diagnosed me with a resistant strain of yeast. I took 6 rounds of Diflucan. Didn't work. The doctor's last resort was boric acid suppositories. Didn't work.

I had pretty much given up until, by the grace of God, I read in a food/nutritin book about how Vitamin E kills yeast. I had also read here on Earthclinic how alot of women with Bacterial Vaginosis get relief by taking Acidophilus and Folic Acid. So, I took them all together. 2 Acidophilus, 1 200IU Vitamin E, and 1 Folic 400mg Folic Acid morning and night. Within a few days I felt a little better. I was hopeful. The burning wasn't as bad, but still there. I imagine 2 years of burning would take awhile to heal. After a month, I knew the combination was definitely working. I took it for 3 months. Then, gradually took it less and less. It has been gone for a long time.

And here is the kicker: At my next GYN appointment, I told the doctor what finally cured me. She then told me how she read about a very small study that tested the SAME EXACT combination I took and yes, it worked. I was FLOORED! She said big pharm doesn't do those kinds of studies (No way for them to make money off of vitamins). So, alot of people won't know about what has been found. So, I am telling you my own experience. I hope this will help someone else. This period in my life was horrific. It affected my family, marriage, and my overall health. I am still dealing with the physical effects of the stress and anxiety. It was so defeating to have this burning, but no one could tell me what it was. I credit the Lord for showing what I needed to take. I did pray for those two years and couldn't understand why God wouldn't heal me. The journey wound bringing me closer to God than I have ever been and I feel this is what He wanted from me all the while. I realize some people may downplay this aspect of my healing, but I am here to say I am living proof. May God Bless You!

Replied by Violet
(Chino, California)

Acidophilus, vitamin E, and folic acid. I have something similar to you, Sharon from San Antonio, Tx. I have had what I perceive as burning and hotness in vagina. As I have advanced in years and after menopause I find that dryness, burning and felling of hotness in vagina has increase, becoming really bad during intercourse. I have had many infections but I never consider this to be an infection. I would like to take the combination of Acidophilus, vitamin e, and folic acid to at least try to help myself. Could you tell me the quantity of acidophilus that you use. I already have the vitamin e and folic acid. I would appreciate it. Thank you

Replied by Sharon
(San Antonio, Tx)

Hi Violet - The Acidophilus I took is 500 Million live cells per tablet. At first I took 2 tablets morning and night (along with the Vitamin E and folic acid), then I went down to 1 tablet as I felt better. Good Luck to you!

Replied by Simgirl
(Caribbean, W.i)

Sharon I thought you're story was inspirational, thanks for sharing. I have a question tho. Is it 400 mg or 400 mcg folic acid? I am using 5mg folic acid once a day along with 400 IU Vit E once a day. [I haven't added the acidophilus as yet. ] But is there anything wrong if I take this strength of folic acid for this condition. Will it work just the same? I couldn't find the 400 mg in the pharmacy.


Replied by Jingkatphils
(Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines)

sharon, I just wanna ask when do you take the acidophilus pill, vit. E and folic acid during the day? is it an hour before breakfast or right after breakfast? do you take the 3 immediately before going to bed? is it necessary to refrigerate the acidophilus pills right after opening? I took the pills last march, but did not refrigerate it. I thot I was cured but now the yeast is back, maybe it had less effect as I did not refrigerate it. Im going to try the other vit. 3 and folic acid together with the acidophilus as you have tried..

hope you reply on this sharon.

thank you.

Replied by Sharon
(San Antonio, Tx)


I took the three together about a half hour to an hour before breakfast and then I took the three together again before bed, a few hours after dinner.

Replied by Sharon
(San Antonio, Tx)


I did not refrigerate the acidiophilus. Some brands require it and some don't. I hope you try the combination. The yeast has never returned for me.

Replied by Michelle
(Phoenix, Az)

How did you get tested for the resistant strain of yeast? Which doctor did that for you? I'm having the same exact symptoms as you had... just burning for 2 years, but all the docs say there is no yeast. thanks

Replied by Sharon
(San Antonio, Tx)

Michelle, My GYN looked under a microscope and said it was yeast. Of course, she could not identify the strain. The reason we knew it was resistant is that none of the conventional yeast medications worked. I tried a Diflucan; once a week for 4 weeks, then one every 2 weeks for a month, and then 1 a month for 3 months. This is a treatment given when women are believed to have a resistant strain. After 2 months, I asked my doctor if I could stop taking it because this too was not working. She agreed. I then tried boric acid as a last resort, which did not work either. Also, the lab tests always came back normal. For some reason, the yeast was never detected in the lab.

Replied by Sharon
(San Antonio, Tx)

UPDATE: I am still yeast free. I did have one bout of it a year ago. My standard treatment of Vit e, folic acid, and acidophilus did not work. I suspect that the yeast became resistant to the treatment since I used it so much. For the last infection a year ago, I consumed lots of yogurt/plain kefir and did ACV baths. I would also recommend checking your Vitamin D levels. I was always running low in the vitamin over the last few years. Since all this occurred, I have been diagnosed with gallstones and have been having symptoms of a sluggish gallbladder. Gallbladder disease causes us to run low in fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. I did run low in D during the time I had the chronic yeast infection. So, I suspect my body may have been low in Vitamin E as well. I believe now that this had something to do with why my body could not fight off the yeast. I have read about Vitamin D and E being used to fight yeast infections.

Acidophilus, Yogurt, ACV and Peroxide Douche

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Posted by Bella (Roselle, Nj) on 08/21/2009

I have had three yeast infection these past two months. The third just started today. I didn't want to take any over the counter meds so instead I took the natural approach. I took 3 acidophilus pills every few hours, ate a greek yogurt, and my cousin gave me a recipe for a great douche. Acv, peroxide and water. I felt instant relief. Its quicker and better than prescription meds. Try it ladies!

Replied by Annie
(Lynnwood, Wa)

Trying to find the recipe Bella from new jersey used for a yeast infection. It's ingredients were apple cider vinegar, peroxide and water. Just wanted to know the amounts of each. Thanks

Aloe Vera

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Posted by Rosie (La, Ca) on 02/20/2010

A quick cure for yeast infections is to cut off a piece of aloe vera, remove the skin and insert it like a tampon. It burns, so it is difficult to keep there. Just putting some of the aloe vera gel on, also helps. You will have immediate relief, but keep doing it for atleast 3 days to prevent recurrence.

Replied by Becky
(Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Hi, I also have been using a piece of the aloe gel inserted into the vagina to treat yeast infections. I wrap it in a thin piece of sterilized gouze and tie one end with a piece of dental floss and then I put 2 or three drops of tea tree oil on it before inserting. In the beginning it iches like mad and after 5 mins it goes away. In the morning I pull it out and feel much better!! It really works for me. If anyone has any other ideas to substitute the gauze and the dental floss please let me know! Thanks

Replied by Kathy
(Davis, Ca)

Try a tampon.