I started douching with iodine diluted in water and it immediately cured the symptoms of candidiasis / bacterial vaginosis which had been affecting me for quite a while. I have been douching twice a day with the solution (5 drops of iodine in half a cup of water) and I'm extremely happy. After failing to cure my candidiasis / vaginosis with oral acidophilus, I am super satisfied with iodine.
I have very sensitive skin, so condoms, dryer sheets, and of course antibiotics can bring on a yeast infection. Step one is to avoid condoms and spermicide (for me) and using dryer sheets, particularly on underwear or athletic clothing that is close to the skin. To treat, I have had great success with bathing in lemon or lime water. This is probably more gentle than apple cider vinegar. Yeast needs a basic enviroment to live, and a healthy vagina is slightly acidic, so you want to return your environment gradually and gently to normal. Also - sperm is basic, so wash thoroughly after sexual activity to avoid creating a "good home" for excessive bacteria or yeast. There are also antifungal natural ear drops that are a little better than using a strong chemical treatment that you could try. For bacteria, I find that eating yogurt and probiotics during antibiotic courses, garlic, and avoiding triggers like dryer sheets helps as well. Hope this helps someone out there!
FINALLY A CURE/PREVENTATIVE FOR CHRONIC YEAST INFECTIONS
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.
(Flowery Branch, Ga)
I used Monostat 7 and it made my symptoms worse. The burn and itch increased and I was about to go out of my mind. The next morning things were swollen and they weren't previous to the treatment of Monistat 7. I just got through drinking the apple cider vinegar and water. Now I am waiting to see if it works. If nothing else I am glad to know that there is alternatives to the messy and nasty creams.
Monistat made me feel Terrible! the itching was severe and I had to run and wash it out immediately! I broke out all over my legs too. I tried diflucan and the infection went away and came back within a week. NOW I'm going to try the Vinegar! thanks for the advice...!
Hello everyone! I'm a 27 yr old woman who has been battling yeast infections for the past 1.5 years. I had my first YI at 20, and then never had one again until I moved to New Zealand in December 2013. Since then, I've tried many different remedies from ACV douching to otc thrush cream. The otc stuff works for about 3 months, and then the yeast monster comes back. I have never taken antibiotics, keep a healthy/balanced diet; and to put it in perspective, yeast has been my ONLY health problem ever in life that started at 26 yrs old.
The yeast monster is back now and I'm getting aggressive in finding a natural solution. I've been doing the following for 6 consecutive days now:
- 4000-5000IUs D3
- rubbing itchy vulva with mixture of 10 drops tea tree and olive oil
- 20ml Acidophilous natural, sugar-free yogurt vaginally inserted AND orally taken (this is my favorite because it's very soothing)
- 2 probiotic vaginal inserts - the refrigerated kind (each pill containing 25 million cultures)
- Cold-pressed, virgin organic coconut oil taken both orally and vaginally
- No alcohol, lowered sugar intake
I've taken a shot of ACV everyday for the past five years as a general health practice. I thought I finally tackled the yeast beast the other day, but decided to try Vitamin C vaginal inserts as an addition to my above regime. As of yesterday, I started inserting 2x 550mg Vit C into vagina, and have had some crazy yellow/orange chunky yeasty discharge. I smell like baking bread right now, and it seems to have made the problem worse. Is this normal? Is the Vit C pushing out all of the remaining yeast or creating more? What is happening to me? LOL!
Does anyone have any other suggestions on what to do?
I'm pretty desperate.
I have been getting yeast infections after sex and during my period for the past 6 months. I have found several different cures that work within days:
*Soaking a tampon in Tea tree oil w/ water or ACV and water(leave in overnight)
*Inserting 2 Acidophilus pills inside and taking 2 more orally
*Fill spray bottle with water and lots of tea tree oil, spray your "lady parts" everytime you go to the washroom. It burns like fire but it works.
I have a yeast infection and no money or insurance to go to the doctor. So far I have tried hydrogen peroxide douches, eating yogurt, cutting out all sugar and carbs, and a fresh clove of garlic in the vagina every few hours.
When I initially did the garlic over night, the itching got much much worse and I took it out. I'm now doing it during the day, changing them every few hours. When will I see any improvement? Unfortunately I am highly allergic to monistat which ended up with me in the emergency room last time I used it :/
I am having pain in my lower abdomen along with frequent urination. Thank you.
(, The Usa)
I recently met the most handsomest man I have ever met and have had 2 yeast infections in the same month, so we havent been intimate ever! I used to get yeast infections every month after my period for the past 3 years. I went to several doctors and no one could tell me what was wrong, until one day a doctor took a pH strip stuck it up there and told me I needed to acidify my system. I was taking 2000mg of vitamin c everyday, for 5 months, about how long it took and yay no more yeast infections. This lasted for a year, then the beginning of this year they started coming again, I have been taking 1000mg of vitamin c to keep my pH constant. I bought pH strips tested my pH, and it came out normal range(3. 5-4) so I was confused why I was getting them again. I first assumed it was stress. I was REALLY stressed out for a couple months, I was fine for 4 months then all of a sudden after I had sex with one guy I got a yeast infection. I was confused because we didnt use latex for I am sensitive, and we used my all natural carrageenan lubricant. Got 2 infections in the same month recently so I was very confused.
What I discovered was my plan to gain weight backfired on me. How you say? Before I never touched simple carbs, ever! I would only eat complexes. My solution to gain weight that I lost was to eat simple carbs, I was eating rice pudding almost 3 times a week! White bread you name it. Plus I believe me using Monistat over and over again for the past 2 years created an immunity to the Candida so it developed a super Candida with me feeding the yeast as well with all this starch! . Ive have been eating Greek yogurt everyday for the past three years. I also bought femdophilus. I was so confused why this wasnt helping. What I realized is that everyone talks about probiotics but no one talks about prebiotics and anti-fungals. So! I needed to get over this yeast infection fast so I can be intimate with this guy, because we have been dating for a month and only had sex once. Also, my doctor prescribed me diflucan which I have never took before, looked it up and may or may not work and takes up to 7 days what!! ?? I looked up grapefruit seed extract, oregeno oil, Apple cider vinegar(organic) , Hydrogen peroxide, fructooligosaccharides, rephresh tampons and finally Luvena prebiotic vaginal lubricant.
My intense treatement that cured me in 3 days!!
1) take oregeno oil and grapefruit seed extract 3 times a day
2) insereted oregeno oil capsule directly in vagina, for 2 nights, had to dilute with Carlson vitamin e suppositories, because my goodness is that oregano concentrated! (After the first night I felt amazing by the way!!
3) Only ate vegetables and protein for a couple days, so the supplements can do what they do
4) also was on fluconozoale 1 dose of 150mg
5) bathe in ACV at night, and rinsed out vagina with ACV with turkey baster, I dont like douches (did this 3 nights)
morning bathed in H2O2 and rinsed out vagina with H2O2 with turkey baster (did this 2 mornings)
6) still take Femdophilus twice a day, with FOS twice a day(prebiotics) to keep probiotics alive
4th day I didnt see anymore Candida disharge, also I had absolutely NO itching, just very minor innflamation, thats it ACV is amazing!! By the 5th day I was absolutely back to normal
I have to say though that me stupidly putting a concentrated oregeno capsule in my vagina burned like hell but I felt amazing. After realizing this I diluted by putting half a vitamin e suppository. Everything did burn, but only for a couple seconds and I had abosulutely NO itching or irritation, just minor inflammation, Friday I felt 100 percent better, and this treatment only took 3 days!!!! I am still taking the supplements only twice a day now and plan on being intimate with this beautiful man tomorrow night! :)
I also bought represh tampons, because I realized that everytime I get my period I get a little irritated and never realized it being my pH so I have yet to try those. Look up Luvena prebiotic I am going to use that after I have sex, to see how that works out, so I still have to try that as well.
I just did the following and got results in 30 minutes!
Now that I am in my 40s, I find that I often start to get the beginnings of a yeast infection on day 3 of my cycle. I assume it's got something to do with hormone levels... I'm looking into it as it's a bit annoying. Generally if I catch it soon enough, a regular application of lavender oil clears it up. (I put a few drops on my finger and insert). For whatever reason, this month, the yeast got the better of me. I was quite busy so initially opted for 1 day Monistat - which not only didn't work AT ALL - it actually caused me considerable discomfort. I decided to make time to deal with it the natural way. Here is what I purchased:
Boric Acid, empty 00 gel caps, Apple Cider Vinegar, raw organic coconut oil, raw organic Manuka Honey, FeminaFlora (this is a friendly bacteria suppository found at Health food stores in the refrigerator)
I immediately inserted ONE FeminaFlora and TWO capsules filled with boric acid. Then, while sitting on the toilet, I slathered on Manuka Honey, including coating my finger and inserting it a few inches up inside. Sat for 20 minutes - then rinced with warm water. (was already feeling relief from the burning/itching! ) Afterward - I put 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar in a basin of warm water large enough to sit in and did a sitz bath for 10 minutes. I ended this all off by soaking an organic cotton tampon in coconut oil and inserting it. I left that in for two hours.
VOILA! The honey stopped the burn/itch right away. The coconut oil was very soothing internally, and is also anit-fungal. The apple cider vinegar helps restore pH. The boric acid kills the over growth of yeast. The FeminaFlora boosts the GOOD flora! I will continue with one FeminaFlora every night for 7 nights, and one boric acid insert along with it. Honey, etc as needed - but I don't think I'm going to need them.
Moving forward, I plan to go on a candida cleanse where I will eliminate sugar for awhile... And see my acupuncturist to address hormone fluxuations. I am also going to start taking B vitamins. Best of luck! This really DOES work, and it works FAST! I had never tried the HONEY before and was thrilled with the immediate relief.
I was suffering from a yeast infection.
Quick simple easy way to get rid of one:
Stop using soap when you bathe. Bathe with water and sea salt. When you finish bathing, mix coconut oil with tea trea oil and apply to the vagina (can go in walls or inserted inside). Also take a drop of oregano oil after and mix in. You can also take 2-3 drops of oregano oil on the tongue.
Also, buy a case of kefir and drink one or two glasses a day. I also find that taking ayurvedic herbs like triphala and gotu kola also helped the process. Using coconut oil when eating has also done wonders.
Wow! I got my first ever yeast infection and was MISERABLE!! I couldn't stop itching, and it made it worse. I was reluctant to go to the doctors and didn't want to spend 20 bucks on some monistat, feeling like I wanted to die, I began researching my symptoms and came across this. I went to the store and bought plain yogurt, apple cidar vinegar, peroxide and an anti-itch cream. I began bathing in just a little water and squirting myself with ACV and soaking in it ( which it BURNED like I have NEVER felt) drinking a little dilluted with water, forcing plain yogurt down my throat and using peroxide once I was finished with the ACV. It seemed to take a day before I really noticed that I was feeling better, by day two I knew I was healing and today I felt almost normal. Going to go do my ACV bath before bed and hope I wake up with no signs of a YI. Not sure which one of these remedies helped most, but something sure did!!
1ST.- FOR UTI TAKE A SHOT OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR WHEN YOU FIRST START FEELING IT COMING ON. IT'S HARD TO KEEP DOWN BUT IT WORKS. ANYTIME I FEEL A UTI COMING ON A TAKE A SHOT AND IF IT'S REALLY BAD I TAKE TWO IN A ROW. I USE TO HAVE TO TAKE A LOT OF MEDICATIONS FOR UTI AND THEY NEVER KEPT IT AWAY. THIS DOES!
2ND- YEAST INFECTIONS:STOP EATING ALL SUGAR! CARBS ANYTHING WITH YEAST IN IT! AND NOT FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS BUT LIKE 3 WEEKS OR SO. ALSO DRINKING THE APPLE CIDER VINEGAR HELPS WITH YEAST INSIDE YOUR STOMACH. IF YOU KEEP GETTING THEM. I HAVE BEEN TESTED FOR EVERYTHING AND NOTHING IS WRONG WITH ME BUT FOR SOME REASON I STILL GET THEM. IT'S BECAUSE I NEVER REALLY GOT RID OF THEM TO BEGIN WITH. AFTER YOU GET RID OF IT TRY USING SOME OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION LIKE ONCE A WEEK JUST TO KEEP IT AT BAY. AND I AM GOING TO TRY THE GARLIC THING AFTER I GO TO THE STORE. I HERD THE GARLIC GEL TABS ARE GOOD TO USE ALSO. SO I WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW THAT WORKS.
3RD- BV THIS IS MY BIGGEST PROBLEM TO DATE. I CAN'T GET RID OF THIS AND IT'S KILLING ME. IT HURTS I AM BLOATED AND IN PAIN. AND THE SMELL ISN'T BAD RIGHT NOW BUT IT HAS BEEN BEFORE. FORGET ABOUT HAVING SEX.. WHAT IS THAT... I JUST GOT DONE THE GEL STUFF FROM THE DR ONLY HELPED WHILE I TOOK IT TWO DAYS LATER AND I AM BACK IN PAIN AND IT MADE ME HAVE GIANT WHITE SPONGY DISCHARGE TOTALLY FREAKED ME OUT.. I HAD TO GET IT OUT WITH MY FINGER. I THOUGH IT WAS A YEAST INFECTION BUT IT WASN'T DR FORGOT TO TELL ME THIS. THANK GOD ANOTHER GIRL WROTE ABOUT IT AND NOW I AM NOT SO SCARED OR FREAKED OUT. I STARTED TAKING LIVE Acidophilis IT'S LIKE YOGURT BUT NOT.. THIS IS WHAT I AM GOING TO START TAKING EVERYDAY AND I WILL LET EVERYONE KNOW IF THIS WORKS OR NOT. FOLIC ACID AS HIGH OF A DOSE AS I CAN FIND, B12 COMPLEX TABLET WHICH DISSOLVES 5,000MG TAKE TWO PILLS 2 TIMES A DAY AND IT ALSO HAS FOLIC ACID IN IT. VITAMIN C, LIVE ACIDOPHILIS PILLS 3 TIMES A DAY FOR AS LONG AS IT TAKES. I AM GOING TO TAKE GARLIC PILLS TO KEEP YEAST OUT OF MY SYSTEM AS WELL.
THIS IS A FIGHT I HAVE BEEN PUTTING OFF FOR YEARS. I LOVE SUGAR AND CARBS AND TO DRINK ONCE IN A WHILE. PLUS I JUST QUIT SMOKING WHICH CAN ALSO CAUSE YEAST PROBLEMS. LADIES IT IS UP TO US TO TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES THESE STUPID DRS HAVE TO GIVE US THIS BAD MEDICATION BECAUSE ITS THE LAW OR SOMETHING. WE HAVE TO STAY STRONG AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER IN THIS FIGHT. IF MEN ONLY COULD UNDERSTAND WHAT WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH. IT'S HELL... HOPE TO FIND ALL OF YOU IN GOOD HEALTH. KEEP WRITING AND DON'T GIVE UP HOPE ON YOURSELF AN THE FIGHT WE ALL HAVE WITHIN OURSELVES TO EAT RIGHT AND TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES.
I have been dealing with a vaginal yeast infection for 2 years now. It began as a BV/ yeast infection. It took one year to get rid of the bacterial infection and now the yeast is extremely hard to kill. I have tried everything from increasing my water intake (always with lemon), taking B vitamins, folic acid, inserting probiotics, orally taking probiotics, eating yogurt daily, ACV 2 tablespoons morning and night, ACV douching, yogurt douching,tea tree oil douching and tampons, eliminating alcohol, carbs, and sugars, diflucan and OTC creams and suppositories do nothing, and now I've recently finished a round of itraconazole. But, two days ago I decided what the hell I'm just going to make my own remedy... I have created an herbal douch that seems to be working wonders! I am only 2 days in but I will keep updating my findings... the recipe is 3 heaping tablespoons of plain organic yogurt, 1 part ACV, 3 oil of oregano (mediterranean) capsules at 460 mg, and 1 part dandelion and cinnamon tea made by boiling 1 or 2 cinnamon sticks with 2TBS chopped dandelion root and blend that all together in a blender. It needs to be refrigerated and I recomend just making enough for one day of douching (once in the morning and once at night) I expect to be done with this in 5 to 10 days. I will keep everyone updated! I am excited to feel my abdominal pain gone and pinkness returning! I will continue to take yogurt, ACV and the oil of oregano orally.
Okay so I have been suffering from either a yeast infection or bv... havent quiet figured out which one it is. I have the itching so im thinking it is probably a yeast infection. I have tried everything...acv douche, h202 douche,folic acid pills, yogurt, acidiphillous pills, garlic pills, Rephresh, Yeast gaurd. Now im trying the b-comlex 50, nicinamide 100 and liquid b-12. It kind of worked on the first day but now I dont think it is really working. I havent tried the Boric acid inserts bc i dont know where to find the boric acid. Also I was wondering if you can insert the Nicinamide and the B-complex pills into your vagina? If anyone has any remedies that they would like to share with me or any comments this would be very helpful! Thanks!