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| Modified on Aug 20, 2021

Coconut Oil, Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Amanda (Pulaski, TN) on 08/20/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I put a few drops of tea tree oil into a bowl lid and added coconut oil. Put in the freezer and let solidify. Broke solid pieces into chunks. Several times a day I took a chunk into the bathroom and inserted it. I wore a pad daily until the yeast inflection was gone, which took about 2 days after first starting this. Worked great. I now have the rest of the broken chunks in the freezer in a bowl handy if I need them again.

Honey, Garlic Powder
Posted by Sherry S (Clarkesville, GA) on 04/25/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Recently did a raw juice fast. BIG MISTAKE!!! Developed a vaginal yeast infection. After three days could not stand it anymore. Checked our EC ailments and read all the different suggestions. I decided at 2am due to wanting to get some rest, to do a raw honey/garlic powder mixture. I am so thankful for all of you here. I finally have relief. Plan on applying twice a day for the next three days at least. Oh, and very little stinging.

Cranberry and Lemon Juice
Posted by Dena L. (New Orleans, Louisiana ) on 04/05/2021
5 out of 5 stars

If you are suffering from yeast infections or bacterial vaginitis, pour a half cup of 100% cranberry juice ( I used ocean spray brand) and fresh or bottled lemon juice. I pour 2 tablespoons with a half cup of water. I like to water down the cranberry juice so it's not too sugary.

I drink this every day, three times a day. You can also take a woman's probiotic (cold) daily. Do this daily along with a low sugar diet and you should feel back to normal. If not, try to douche with hydrogen period and water.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tina (Princeton) on 11/13/2020

Hi Bev,

I have been struggling with dry skin for many years, especially during winters. For the last eight months I have been using Glysolid and it's been wonderful. It's made in Germany and available on Amazon and it doesn't cost the earth. No fragrance, no fancy oil etc, just a smooth, silky white cream that coats my skin like an invisible barrier. Sorry for the ad-like prose. But this cream is truly amazing!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Bev (Orlando, Fl) on 11/11/2020

Try organic coconut oil. It has numerous benefits.

Boric Acid
Posted by Shirleyann (Kent, Wa.) on 09/27/2020

What we eat and drink is 95% of the problem. Sugar causes yeast to GROW. Most carbs turn to sugar. I'm here to learn more from other's experiences.

Saline Douche
Posted by Lolly (Arkansas ) on 05/21/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I never comment on here but just have to add this worked for me too when nothing else would! It took a few days to go away but I did it in the morning and at night and EVERYTIME it gave immediate relief and improvement. Love earth clinic 🙏

Saline Douche
Posted by Toni (NW) on 10/25/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I had complete relief and symptoms gone in one day. I used it for three days just to make certain there was nothing lingering. Have had no problem since. I'm SO amazed.

Saline Douche
Posted by Ellie (Oregon) on 10/25/2019

HI Toni! Did you use this treatment for just one day? THanks for the post!

Saline Douche
Posted by Lisa (GA, United States) on 10/01/2019
5 out of 5 stars

After disturbing my pH balance with too many sweets over the weekend, I started getting a yeast infection that progressively got worse near the end of the day. I filled the bathtub with a cup of ACV plus 1 cup of baking soda and soaked for about 30 minutes but it only provided minor relief. I turned to Earth Clinic and saw this post. I have a box of the Med Sinus solution packets and used one packet with a capful of hydrogen peroxide in a douche bulb. Immediate relief and woke up with no itching or irritation! I will do it nightly for the next 3 days just to make sure it's all gone and continue to take my probiotics. This is definitely a winner!

Saline Douche
Posted by Toni (Oregon) on 09/15/2019
5 out of 5 stars

One of the ladies on here recommended The DrNeilMed Sinus rinse bottle. I ordered it on Amazon. While waiting, I tried yogurt... a little relief but still major symptoms. Read the Dr Neil Med Sinus solution which is basically a mixture of salt and baking soda. The bottle has a rounded top. She recommended using it in the shower, I just used it on the toilet. Squirt inside and spritzed outside. There was almost immediate relief of most of the symptoms. Within 24 hours was gone. Totally sold on this.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by MHO (Provo) on 05/13/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I always get a vaginal infection when I am taking antibiotics. A simple cure is to put a capful of Hydrogen Peroxide 3% in your mouth daily and swish it around for 10 minutes. Spit it out. I have no problems when I do this. Olive Leaf Extract supplements are marvelous for combatting yeast infections. Pau d Arco is another powerful anti-yeast supplement. I take one of each three times a day for as long as is needed.

Boric Acid
Posted by Sunny (Pittsburgh, Pa ) on 11/30/2018

This post has been so helpful. I will try this remedy tonight. Fingers crossed. Thank you so much for sharing with us!!!! Have you tried this again since then?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Wendy (Nd) on 09/03/2018

Coconut oil will help.

Lime Tonic
Posted by B (Ca) on 08/06/2018
5 out of 5 stars


This is too important NOT to share for those who suffer from many chronic yeast infections take this as follows for 2 dollars per week, EASY to take.

Cut 5-7 limes depending on your blender size, blend with water, MUST use the whole fruit, the outer green peel, the inner white peel the seeds, the WHOLE fruit. Should make about a quart good for one week for one person. Store in refrigerator. To serve, take out and stir using about 2-3 oz in a cup, add one oz warm water and down quickly, VERY EASY to take, rinse mouth, teeth, gums 2-3 times.

A REAL cure/preventative, you can cheat a little on your diet with this too but with any major problems not recommended to cheat a lot. Take 3-5 times daily depending on the quality of your diet, if real good diet take 3 times daily, for lower quality diets increase to 5 times daily.

Acid/Alkali Balance
Posted by Aderia (Ohio) on 07/31/2018

I suffered with yeast infections for years. Tried everything until I stopped eating sugar products and started taking Undecylenic Acid. I did research and found that Formula SF722 from Thorne is excellent for clearing yeast issues. I no longer suffer with this problem.

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Purplebutterfly (Usa) on 05/22/2018

Giving it a try today. Thank you.

Posted by Ed (Madison, Wisconsin ) on 05/07/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I get yeast in my abdominal fold. I've found making borax into a paste and applying it directly to infected area works well. Burns like mad for about 5 minutes but it's gone in 2 days.

Vitamin D, Probiotics
Posted by Miss Accel (Franklin, La) on 05/05/2018
4 out of 5 stars

Getting partner treated by doctor helped cure my yeast infections. I got treated at the same time. I also took vitamin d 1000mg and probiotics. I suggest eating a mostly fresh vegetable low carb diet with little sugar.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Sheila (Los Angeles) on 05/04/2018
5 out of 5 stars

After years of dealing with yeast infections and doctors telling me to watch the carbs and sugar- I finally figured out what was causing them. I only drink plain coffee and tea- thus it was all the CAFFEINE that was causing a PH imbalance in my body. Now I started drinking decaf and green tea and it has made a huge difference in the number of infections that I get. I also have begun to recognize a connection between stress and yeast infections.

Posted by Jessica ( Vancouver, Bc) on 04/08/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I do this as well. In addition, I place my chopped garlic on a spoon and cover the garlic with honey. It goes down easier ;)

Hydrogen Peroxide, Saline Douche
Posted by Cindy Couldn't Sit Still (Dunkirk, Ny) on 03/08/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Ladies, Ladies Ladies! This is the BEST way to be comfortable again - and it's affordable! My story goes back to when I was 15 and was prescribed antibiotics for Acne. By age 16 and 17 I was a crotch mess and virgin and until I read in a woman's magazine I never knew that antibiotic use could cause vaginal infections - I thought it was "puberty" and plenty irritating and itchy. I wanted to punch that doctor in the nose that never told me about possible side-effects.

Of course, when asked I got some drippy cream, an expensive prescription and some relief! I struggled with vag infections EVERY TIME I took antibiotics after that -just asked for the vag cream to go with it whenever I had sinus, or strep. I heard about peroxide on a religious talk show and GOD BLESS THAT LADY!


The DrNeilMed Sinus rinse bottles to use in the shower!!! $10 Lasts years. Not advertising - just sayin' it works and squirts!

They come with 50 tiny packets of salt. I used it for repeated sinus infections - and with a capful of hydrogen peroxide (all peroxide caps the same size) to about 12? oz warm water - my sinus infections went away and have never had to take an antibiotic in over 10 years!

I got to thinking...and tried the same mixture as a vaginal rinse -using the same bottle in the shower! VOILA'!

So SIMPLE So CHEAP! Keeps everything in balance! Makes me want to punch the doctors in the nose who prescribe expensive yucky creams and suppositories which I struggled to pay for sometimes. (they weren't OTC then). I never used more than a capful-or 2. I am past menopause now -and the vag infections still come and go-but I have INSTANT RELIEF!

After 40 years of dealing with this...I am glad to know but disgusted no one in medicine told me. Oh and in a pinch for a quick tune-up -you can do it on the toilet and be fresh and itch-free anytime.

Another embarrassing item...I have hypothesized and tried it...if you make your man brush his teeth extra happens less. I believe it is associated with oral contact - ALWAYS happened with my first husband...but NOT with my second...they can harbor bacteria in their MOUTH that causes infections. Someone shared something embarrassing for me to be I must share what I have found to be true. I couldn't sit still for itching most of my life. ~sigh~

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Kaari (Canada) on 01/22/2018

This isn't correct. A quick google search will show you that hydrogen peroxide is very effective in killing of yeast.

Posted by Ken (Midwest) on 01/07/2018

Did you ever try coconut oil for the related itch? it's like magic.....

Bentonite Clay
Posted by Eunice C. (Los Angeles) on 01/04/2018


What brand of clay did you use? I've been using one for 3 weeks with no improvement yet. Wanted to try a different clay. Please advise!

Green Tea
Posted by Jessica (Canada) on 12/05/2017
4 out of 5 stars

I spent so much money trying to cure my yeast infection. The creams would give me relief but it wouldn't cure me. There are studies in which people successfully treated fungal infections of the skin with green tea, so I thought I would try it for yeast. I made 4 cups of organic green tea and cooled it down with ice, then I sat in a little basin full of it for 25 minutes. It's extremely soothing and takes all of the irritation away.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Salt
Posted by Ash (Idaho) on 11/30/2017

This is an important point. A treatment may be successful in killing the majority of yeast, but it may also cause a disruption in pH or an imbalance in the vaginal microbiome (making it possible for any living yeasts to come back with a vengeance).

I have experienced this thanks to a yeast infection during pregnancy. Yeast infections are SO HARD to get rid of because the body is producing excess estrogen and sugars in the vagina. It's been hell.

A treatment might work and give me relief, but within 1-3 days the yeast would be back. Maybe even worse than before.

So far, I've tried garlic cloves as suppositories, coconut oil and oregano essential oil bulses, baking soda, salt, and ACV. It was after the majority of these treatments that work I read that prenatal yeast infections are so tough they are prescribed a full week of the toughest antifungal possible. I was focusing on treating with a remedy for maybe three days like my previous infections when I wasn't pregnant. Perhaps my treatments would have worked if I had stuck with them for a full week. Who knows.

Right now I'm trying whey from plain yogurt. It's easy for me to insert versus yogurt (the downstairs is always compact and engorged at 38 weeks so actual yogurt is almost impossible to stuff in there).

I'll see how it goes.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Art (California ) on 11/21/2017 934 posts

In reply to Jennifer (Fl),

Hi Jenniffer,

With colloidal silver, ppm is just one way to describe how much silver is in an actual liquid suspension. It probably would be less confusing to just say how many milligrams of silver are in a given amount of the liquid suspension, but manufacturers have chosen to use parts per million instead of milligrams. Most other supplements use milligrams and this is easily understood with minimal confusion for consumers. For example, a one liter bottle of 10 ppm colloidal silver contains 10 milligrams of silver, a 500ml bottle of 20 ppm CS contains 10 milligrams of silver, a 250 ml bottle of 40 ppm CS contains 10 milligrams of silver and a 125 ml bottle of 80 ppm CS also contains 10 milligrams of silver. So these four examples will all deliver 10 milligrams of colloidal silver per bottle, even though they are all different parts per million. Based on available studies and the average amount of blood in the adult human body it can be roughly estimated how many milligrams of silver need to be taken per day in order to achieve an effective dose. The amount of milligrams of silver per dose is what is important, so when people say they take 5 teaspoons of silver three times per day, it doesn't mean much, unless they also say what the parts per million is, whereas if they say they take 5 milligrams of silver three times per day, it is clear that they are taking 15 milligrams of silver total per day and there is no need to use parts per million.

If a person already has 20 ppm colloidal silver, but would prefer to have 10 ppm colloidal silver, they just need to add an equal amount of distilled water to their 20 ppm silver and they will have 10 ppm colloidal silver.

To get the best effect for topical use, keeping the topical application (dressing) wet or moist is very effective for rapid healing and neutralizing most types of pathogens .


Colloidal Silver
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 11/21/2017

Hello Jennifer,

About your appreciation of colloidal silver; I completely agree. I have been using it for about 25 years, and within the past 3 years, I use it on a daily basis to keep overall viral load low.

One point you need to expand on; when you asserted that "less is more" ppm believing that 10 ppm is "smaller" than a larger ppm amount, like 50 ppm. But ppm has nothing to do with particle size. Ppm means that there are 10 parts per million of Ag atoms (atomic weight at 47). And if the atom is an ion, then the electron count is 46. So if a CS maker produced a product with 10 ppm, then the size of the atom is unaffected....there are just less atoms of Ag ions in the liquid.

Now there are many views of CS making, so if you would like to correct me, I am always open to new information. But it would be helpful to have a strong source for the assertion that "less" ppm means the size of the particle (atom) is smaller.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Jennifer (Fl) on 11/20/2017

I'm so happy to hear your positive experience with colloidal silver. This stuff truly is miraculous! I just want to add, for anyone who may refer to this for help, you don't need 500 ppm. When it comes to colloidal silver, less is more. 10 ppm is the MOST effective solution because it has the smallest particle size which means it can cover more surface area and reach places larger particle silver can't. 500ppm is best for topical use while smaller particle silver is better for internal use because it can expose itself to hard to reach places, thus promoting more healing. :)

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Martha (El Centro, Ca) on 09/23/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Yes! The colloidal silver seems to be doing the trick! Immediate relief upon applying! Many months of repeat flareups. And I believe a combination of things lead to the perfect storm. So am in the midst of many changes. Less sugars. Better eating. More exercize. No eating late esp sweets. Vit C. Calcium citrate. Probiotics. MSN. Sea Kelp (iodone - big help)). Air drying. But the flare seems to be quieted by the COLLOIDAL SILVER. Hope this proves to finally end the misery so will update at a later date. Now September 2017..

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sm (Md) on 09/21/2017

The problem was the baking soda, not the ACV. Baking soda PROMOTES yeast growth.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Michelle (Thunder Bay) on 08/08/2017

Try drinking Kefir once a day. Purchase at health food store or grocery, or get kefir seeds from someone and they will make kefir in 24 hour from 1% milk or thicker milk. Kefir has 1000 times more probiotics/good bacterias than yogurt. It works if you drink it every day. I even mix with orange juice because I dislike the taste. You may need another option to get rid of infection initially but drinking this everyday keeps it away for ever. Search it on the internet.

Posted by Aurora820205 (Saskatchewan) on 07/22/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Haven't had a yeast infection for years since I started following a Weston Price type diet, but I fell off the wagon and ate a ton of junk food over the last week and suddenly ended up with the worst yeast infection I think I have ever had. In the past I would treat it with probiotic capsules and yogurt, vinegar, baths with oatmeal and nettle. But none of this was working like I remembered. I even made lines of yogurt, sprinkled on the probiotics, froze them, and inserted them. There was hardly any relief at all.

After searching I came across this site and read about Borax. I have it in the bathroom for making laundry soap. I don't have any capsules to use so I just stirred about 2 tsp into 2 cups of water. The burning and itching were so bad I couldn't stand it and I didn't even wait for it to dissolve before shooting some up there with a turkey baster in the bathtub. It burned for a minute but then it got about 95% better and I feel SO much better. Well at least I do down there. I found out the hard way that long turkey basters don't balance well in small measuring cups and that when you knock the solution across the tub while balanced precariously everything gets a bit slippery. Next time I will sit in the bathtub instead.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Bethany (Usa ) on 07/08/2017

What is this bread recipe? It sounds delicious. I think carbs might be part of my problem. I'll try cutting down on carbs and sugar..

Boric Acid
Posted by Thankyoulord (Tx) on 05/17/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I have had a yeast infection for nearly 8 months.... Not kidding. Mild infections started happening to me in highschool and I would go to the doctor and one pill of fluconazole would do the trick... I had about 2 or 3 infections per year until I turned 22... The yeast infection from hell came and symptoms did not go away for like 2 months... I tried so many different things- diet, supplements, garlic, fluconazole, other azole bullcrap, coconut oil, essential oils, you name it. My mom found these Vitanica Yeast arrest suppositories that were the only thing that helped my symptoms (never fully curing me) . As soon as I stopped yeast would regrow. That's until this month that I finally stumbled upon the boric acid powder put in a capsule. I noticed significant improvement from the very first day. It was close to a miracle. Boric acid powder only cost me like 4 dollars at cvs... All the ridiculous amounts of money I've spent on this is a slap in the face after finding that my cure was so easy and inexpensive. I will continue to be on the candida diet plus take good quality oral probiotic pills for a couple more months just as prevention but I feel so great and wanna thank boric acid for existing and repairing not only my vagina but the emotional and psychological scars this infection caused me....

Coconut Oil, Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Jennifer (Fl) on 03/27/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Yikes! This is my first (or maybe second) time dealing with a yeast infection, although I think I've had some degree of candida issues throughout my life looking at my other health issues (eczema flare-ups, acne, Hashimoto's disease, autoimmune disease etc). Lately, I've been feeling foggy, tired, depressed, and have serious stomach bloat and am having difficulty loosing weight.

Yeast is very difficult to treat so I think it's important to use several remedies unless one particular one works for you. Luckily, my yeast infection isn't as bad as others report (my symptoms: cottage cheese like discharge, watery discharge, lower back pain and abdominal fullness/pain, some itching although it isn't terrible). Here's what worked, and didn't work, for me:

First, I tried using oral probiotics for 2 weeks, and although it seemed to help it didn't clear the yeast completely.

Next, I used a yogurt douche, and while that helped temporarily or about 24 hours I actually feel it made my yeast come back with a vengeance.

Next, I tried the ACV remedy, taking 1 tbsp 2-3x day orally in water, as well as soaking a tampon in a diluted ACV mixture and wearing for 15 minutes for a period of 3-4 days. That did help, and I did notice some lessening of yeast, but didn't clear the yeast completely.

Next, I tried storebought vaginal probiotic suppositories which, like the yogurt douche, seemed to help initially but then made the condition worse within a day or two. I think it's safe to say that adding other probiotics in the vaginal tract doesn't work, at least for me!

Desperate, I found some coconut oil in my cupboard and then realized I also have some tea tree/lavender essential oil from. The caprylic acid in coconut oil is reputed to kill yeast, and I have had great success using coconut oil for many things, including coconut oil suppositories for hemorrhoids, so I thought, why not? I used the blister pack that my vaginal suppositories came in for the mold (you can use any blister pack for pills that have a round, pill-like shape), put my coconut oil jar in a bowl of hot water to melt the oil into liquid, poured the liquid into the mold and added 4-5 drops of tea tree/lavender oil into the mold (any more will burn! ), popped the mold into the fridge and then waited for it to solidify (15 mins or so), then quickly took out the suppository and inserted vaginally right before bed (might be good to do while lying down IN bed because this melts quickly from your body heat and will drip out if you stand up! ) Just note that in the morning, this will come out and it can get messy, so wear pantyliners or pads to protect your clothing.

The first night ... INSTANT RELIEF! The coconut oil/tea tree combo is so cooling and soothing... the tea tree oil makes you feel fresh. The first day, I did not experience itching at all, and there was a large reduction of discharge. This is my third day doing it and my vaginal symptoms are almost completely gone, I will continue for a week until I am *sure* I am completely asymptomatic!

I still feel a bit foggy, bloated and tired (I assume I have candida overgrowth everywhere, not just vaginally) so I am drinking ACV 2-3x day, taking 1 tsp coconut oil 2-3x day, and also using Yeast Cleanse tablets from a popular brand. I am also drinking thyme tea as it is a strong antifungal (I make my own by putting a few strands of dried thyme in water, bringing water to a boil, covering it - this is important to save volatile oils - for about 5-10 minutes and drinking). I will also be cutting out as much sweets/bread and dairy as possible. Good luck and I hope this helps someone as much as it helped me :)

Posted by Jj (Us) on 03/28/2017

Thank you for your input.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Lisa (Burlingame Ca) on 03/20/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I recently came down with the worst yeast infection of my life - and I've had a number of them over the years. But for some reason this one would not respond to any of the usual medications. And in fact every time I tried something (like Monostat or ACV douche) it just got worse! I tried coconut oil and oil of oregano and tons of kefir and pro-biotic pills but all that happened was I got worse. I was actually in so much pained I felt frightened. But fortunately I did get around to trying the 500ppm colloidal silver I had on hand (this stuff is so strong it's actually caramel colored). I soaked a tampon in it and inserted it and left it in for five hours. I did this again once a day for a full week and it cured me. It also starts relieving the pain and itching very quickly, like within about 8 hours.

I have since gone to a number of discussion sites on the internet telling women about the success I had. I know there are a lot of women out there who have a terrible time getting over a yeast infection. I just wish I had known a month ago what I know now! Another great thing about the colloidal silver is, unlike most of the other things I mentioned it hardly stings when you apply it. The type of silver I got can be ordered through Amazon or some of the other sites that sell supplements. Make sure it's 500ppm colloidal silver and caramel colored. Do not try anything less because the strong stuff will not hurt you when used in this way. I feel perfectly great now.

Ted's Remedies Feedback
Posted by Mimie (Brunei) on 03/01/2017

While taking Niacinamide and Magnesium Chloride, did you taking care of diet also? by cutting sugar and carbs? And did u put something inside vagina also while taking those supplements? How about now? Are u still BV/Yi free?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by M L (L A) on 02/24/2017

Hi, so sorry for your suffering and wondering if maybe douching 50/50 acv/water ratio was a way bit much of the acv?.

Childhood Sexual Abuse
Posted by Suzy (Los Angeles, California ) on 02/06/2017

Beautiful point of view. Down to the core. Chakras.