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Apple Cider Vinegar and Salt
Posted by Sally (North Port, Fl) on 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!


Apple Cider Vinegar and Salt
Posted by Cb (Telluride, Co) on 09/30/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I am so grateful to all these posts about the organic Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) remedy for the Yeast infection. First, in the morning, my lover suggested a warm salt water douche, which I did once with a turkey baster. Next he went online and read all these posts and I drank a 1/2 cup of the diluted in water ACV (yuck! ). Almost immediately the itching stopped. That evening, I used a turkey baster as well and did the ACV with water and salt. Except for the leakage (I needed to sit on the toilet for awhile to let it all run out :-)) it worked perfectly. No more itching. I will never buy the yucky over the counter goop again!!! Thank you all.


Apple Cider Vinegar and Salt
Posted by E (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 11/27/2008
5 out of 5 stars

After coming across this site, I decided to buy organic apple cider vinegar, and see what I could do at home to clear up my yeast infection. I had already taken a diflucan pill that I had left over from a previous YI back in the summer. So with the diflucan doing it's job, I decided to help out the external symptoms by pouring 11-12 cups of warm water into a deep dish turkey pan so I wouldn't waste the ACV in a whole bathtub. I estimated the ratio to be 11-12 cups of water to 3 teaspoons of ACV and 1/2 a teaspoon of iodized table salt. This combination was gentle and effective, to my surprise. After having suffered major allergic reactions and burns to otc things like Canesten (aaah!!!) I was once bitten, twice shy. But the ACV soak did the trick to remove the white discharge - it just flaked right off with a little massaging of the area to get it into all the nooks and crannies - and the itch was soothed. I've done the sitz bath soak in ACV and salt just three times, and by the 3rd day today, I can see the normal pink skin that should be there instead of the white filmy covering. I just have a little sensitivity left, but I'm hoping that will go away by the end of the 7 day duration that diflucan is supposed to be in effect. Also, i did purchase a dropper of oregano oil (5 drops 3 x a day) and do drink two teaspoons of ACV in a glass of water thru the day, as well as taking 3, 10 billion count acidophilus pills a day. So I'm hoping all this will do the job to restore the proper balance down there, and kill the overgrowth of yeast. Oh, and I did try the yogourt application thing, but that just worked temporarily while the yogourt was applied, and not afterwards, so I don't think I'll do that again. Hope this helps!!!


Apple Cider Vinegar and Salt
Posted by London (Sandusky, Ohio ) on 10/13/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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!!!


Apple Cider Vinegar and Salt
Posted by TEAH (NORFOLK, VA) on 09/07/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Apple Cider Vinegar and Salt
Posted by CL (Rockland, MA) on 08/10/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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!


Apple Cider Vinegar and Salt
Posted by Heather (St. Louis, MO) on 01/05/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Apple Cider Vinegar and Salt
Posted by Jenny (Cochise, AZ)
5 out of 5 stars

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!