Ok after weeks of reocurring yeast infections/bv I am thrilled to report I found relief! I had been to ob gyn who prescribed difulcan but after 2 weeks symptoms returned. I read and tried a few of the remedies on this site and found a few to work for a day or two but the symptoms always came back. After 3 days of tea tree oil and no fabric softener I finally feel back to normal. I also cut back on all sweets and starchy foods. I will continue regimen a day or two longer but I already feel 95% better! Thank you for posting :)
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil helps for yeast infections, both as prevention and early-stage cure. For prevention, simply apply a few drops on the bikini area after washing morning and evening. If you notice the first signs of a yeast infection, take a tampon, apply a few drops of olive oil, or almond oil, or best of all St John's wort oil (which has soothing properties) on the tip. This will render it less absorbant. Then add 2-3 drops of Tea tree oil and insert the tampon for the night. You can do this again in the morning. If the infection is caught relatively early, works like a charm! Better than garlic, yoghurt, ACV - at least, in my experience.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree oil is excellent for yeast infections. For years I suffered with Chronic, re-occurring, will not go away no matter what I do, yeast infections. It was God awful, the most uncomfortable feeling ever. Sometimes Monistat would not always work for me and I would have to buy a tube 3 times a month. This gets expensive. It seemed like every time I had sex I would get one. I would have to abstain for weeks at a time, battling these yeast infections. Men just do not understand. Even if I wore the wrong underwear, or do ANYTHING, I would get one.
I tried everything. I read somewhere that soaking a tampon in tea tree oil and inserting overnight for three nights, would cure it. I don't normally use tampons, so I grabbed an eye dropper and filled it halfway, about 3 or 4 drops of tea tree oil, and put it in there. It burned severely, so, being a fan of Castor oil, I put a large dropperfull of that in there, also, and it lessened it tremendously. You have to combine both, or it will, burn you, and be highly uncomfortable. Do this, for two nights and I promise you will get results. You can get a good sized bottle of excellent quality tea tree oil, that will last you a long time for $10. Also good for any fungal infections on the skin.