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Oral Yeast Infection Remedies

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Posted by Cassy (Maine) on 12/18/2013
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I have been using apple cider vinegar in warm water with garlic as a face wash to clear up an oral yeast infection. Wondering how long I need to do this for until it clears up my lips and face are cracking dry and itchy and I put coconut oil on afterwards but now what? This is day 2 and I'm pretty miserable.

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee, Usa)
12/19/2013

Hi Cassy,

So sorry you are miserable!

You might try diluting the ACV and garlic more when you use them. Both are very strong, especially on sensitive skin areas.

Castor Oil may work well as a follow up moisturizer and is also anti-fungal. You could even mix it 1/2 1/2 with the cconut oil. I put castor oil on my face most nights and I do not wake up feeling greasy. (But I try to keep my hair out of my face when I sleep! )

Tea Tree essential Oil and Lavender Essential OIi together (and diluted in another oil) are good anti-fungals, too. But on your face I would dilute them a good bit...Maybe 5 drops of each per 2 teaspoons oil.

Let us know how it goes...I hope you feel better soon.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)
12/19/2013

Cassy, you can try JUST the coconut oil for a week and see what it does.


Oregano Oil

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Posted by Shannon (San Antonio, Tx) on 09/14/2011
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Just wanted to share my wonderful experience curing my yeast infection. I had been going through a rough month with a lot of travel and a lot of stress and hardly any sleep. The week before my period I had the most horrible yeast infection! I was even really swollen and in really bad pain.

Anyway I researched cures on earth clinic and came across oregano oil cures. I applied five drops of it mixed with 1 teaspoon coconut oil. I did this three to four times a day for 3 days although my symptoms were gone by the first day and on the thrid treatment! The first time I applied it stung and burned horribly. I persevered because I was desperate and because other creams made it worse and because diflucan takes five days to work and I wasn't willing to wait that long... Even though working as an RN with a doctor I can get it for free. The point is it worked!!! I haven't had recurrences since then and it has been about 6 months already. I strongly urge anyone that is suffering from yeast infections to try this remedy. Forget vagisil, or clotrimazole, or suppositories, try this... Use a tampon to apply if you need to but try it. It works. God bless earth clinic.

Replied by Jodee433
(Picayune, Ms)
05/07/2013
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Shannon, I want to THANK YOU so much for you rremedy for yeast... I took antibotics for 43 days and developed yeast everywhere, especially the vagina, then the mouth... I was desperate tonight and tried your treatment.. I called a friend and got some tampons, I have never used them, I mixed the oregono oil with the coconut oil, soaked the tampon in it.. At first it burned like all heck, but after a few minutes it stopped.. I can't tell you the rellief I feel.. I also took some by mouth... BTW I took the pills from the doc, use the cream with no success. Just thank you so much , again.. I will always use this remedy.. I really think anyone that is having this problem should try this.. I was going to the hospital tomorrow, but now I think I will be able to get this done..


Potassium

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Posted by Kelley (Tulsa,ok) on 06/06/2014

Every time I feel a yeast infections coming on I take about 1500 mg of potassium. That seems to stop it in its tracks. Not sure if its because the body ph increases.


Potassium
Posted by Kelley (Tulsa,ok) on 05/04/2014
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I always get a yeast infections if I am low in potassium. So, when I feel a yeast infection coming on I take some extra potassium. And within one day I am better!


Povidone Iodine Douche

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Posted by Linda (Langhorne, PA) on 03/29/2009
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I write to help others with distress in their feminine and colon parts that involves itching and painfulness (when these parts do or do not show visible redness) when yeast medicines like monistat are not completely effective to remove the symptoms. I douche with provodone iodine and find relief almost immediately but must continue with daily douches (yes up both body parts) for one week (7 days). I have never found an m.d. who recommends this -- i have been recommended metranizole but that is taken orally and can have yukky side effects.

Good luck ladies--feel better. You should.


Rubbing Alcohol

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Posted by Roberta (Los Angeles, CA) on 12/20/2008
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So I get reoccuring Yeast Infections, when i take Antibiotics, when i'm sick, sometimes around my period. Usually I just sit them out and consume lots of yogurt and take some apple cider vinegar. But the itching and burning just kills me, so i got restless and tried something rash. I was in the shower, and i figured what the hell, so i put a capful of some 80% rubbing alcohol on my "lips" and there was a very strong burning sensation, so i rinsed immediately and just as i had regretted it, i noticed the burning and itching were completely gone. the next day it came back a little, so i diluted a capful of rubbing alcohol in about a cup of water and rinsed thoroughly with it and again there was a slight burning sensation, then i rinsed with water and gone again was the itching and burning. So my final advice, just dilute some rubbing alcohol and rinse with it.


Saline Douche

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Posted by Toni (Oregon) on 09/15/2019
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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.

Replied by Lisa
(GA, United States)
10/01/2019
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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!

Replied by Ellie
(Oregon)
10/25/2019

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

Toni
(NW)
10/25/2019
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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.

Replied by Lolly
(Arkansas)
05/21/2020
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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 🙏


Salt

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Posted by Aeiver (New Braunfels, Tx/usa) on 03/30/2012
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Many years ago after taking a course of antibiotics I developed a yeast infection. That time, and a couple of times since, I have used salt in my bath water. Plain table salt, use liberally, 1 to 2 cups disolved in a shallow bath (to keep the salt more concentrated). The relief is almost instantaneous. I repeated the treatment once or twice and was back to normal. From what I understand, it helps to restore the normal pH of the vagina. It is quick and inexpensive. Have never since used anything else.

Replied by Debbie
(Melbourne, Australia)
04/01/2012

I think what Aeiver is suggesting, that is having a table salt bath... "plain table salt, 1 to 2 cups" in the bath water to rid vaginal yeast sounds a very dangerous thing for anyone to do. Table salt is "sodium chloride" and is very dangerous for blood pressure among other things. If someone has a heart issue or some other health issue (or even if they don't)... This much "salt" into their body at one time could be fatal. Once dissolved it would enter the skin transdermally... Huge amounts.

On the other hand real salt or unrefined salt is entirely different and would be safe without having to worry about side affects and it is full of other minerals.

I would be interested if others agree.

Replied by Sophie
(Dayton, Ohio, USA)
04/01/2012

I have to disagree. There is nothing wrong with taking a bath in regular table salt, especially only 1-2 cups. Even though some salt is absorbed transdermally, the thing about that process is that your body will only absorb what it needs, and no more. Soaking in salt water is not the same as drinking salt water. Additionally, table salt is iodized, so really it may be the iodine in the salt that is responsible for the healing effects, more than the sodium chloride itself.

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
04/02/2012
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Debbie, I very much agree. It is important for everyone who post info at EC to be specific and accurate, or misinformation can occur as a result. Also, in this new age of rapidly expanding info and discoveries, it's critical to be specific. Water isn't simply water anymore; there's tap water, bottled water, filtered water, distilled water, alkalized water, mineral water, etc. Salt isn't simply salt anymore. Also, while on topic, I wish people would also include the common name of a particular illness, not just the medical/scientific name; or maybe I need a e-medical encyclopedia. Also, how many mg, oz, or how many times a day or how many days also helps.

Replied by Dud
(Up The Creek In, Wv, Usa)
04/02/2012

in reply to 04/01/2012: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia --

""plain table salt, 1 to 2 cups" in the bath water to rid vaginal yeast sounds a very dangerous thing for anyone to do. Table salt is "sodium chloride" and is very dangerous ....."

I agree. Everyone knows that swimming [bathing] in sea water is nearly always fatal...... Because sea salt is 98.3 % sodium chloride.

Replied by Baldev
(Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)
04/02/2012
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Hi Debbie, I fully agree with you. I wish she means the Sea salt. Baldev

Replied by Debbie
(Melbourne, Australia)
04/02/2012

Dud, my point being that table salt is processed and does raise blood pressure etc and is very bad for your health. Raw sea salt or swimming in the sea does not raise blood pressure or endanger your health. Taking in excess processed salt via food or transdermally would not be healthful. If you still add table talt to your food, good luck to you.

Replied by Debbie
(Melbourne, Australia)
04/02/2012

Agreed Timh, people need to be specific about things and when someone does post something that may be dangerous for people to try I think it should be corrected. This girl specifically said "table salt" which could endanger someone with blood pressure problems. She may have meant raw salt but she didn't say that.


Salt Water

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Posted by Maureen (Vancouver, BC, Canada) on 12/09/2006
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Years ago I saw a doctor in Australia who told me that the only way to cure yeast infection was to douche twice a day for 10 days with a solution of salt and hot water (as hot as you can stand it), holding the solution in the vagina for 5 minutes, then draining and inserting new hot solution, etc. for a total of 20 minutes. Here's the problem ...I can't remember the proportion of salt to water! I think it might have been 1/4 cup table salt to one quart of hot water (boiled and cooled sufficiently). It works great! Does anyone know what the proportions are? Is it 1/4 cup salt to 1 quart hot water, or is it less salt?


Sun Dry Laundry

Posted by Dulcinea (La Mancha, Spain) on 07/02/2011

For about three miserable years I had a yeast infection, but one month after moving into a new apartment, the infection was gone. I believe it is because I am now able to dry my laundry outdoors in plenty of sunshine. It seems that even though I always wash undergarments in the hottest water possible, my underwear was reinfecting me with yeast! My mom is a retired nurse and has always said that the sun is an excellent sanitizer. She suggests that ironing one's undergarments with a very hot iron might be another way to kill residual yeast if you don't have a sunny place for drying clothes.


Supplements

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Posted by Alfonzo (Cape Coral, Florida) on 11/22/2008
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My wife suffered from severe and recurring yeast infections as a result of her bad diet(favorite foods-breads, pasta and cheese) and becoming overweight as a result. Both of us became very frustrated as a result of the discomfort that it caused her. She tried all of the over the counter medications as well as prescription medicines, but they all failed! I've studied herbal remedies and vitamin fuctions for years as a hobby. Somehow, I concluded that this [vitamin(A)-vitamin(E)] combination would offer the best possibility for success and sure enough it has'nt occurred again. I's been such a long time that I think that it's fair to say that it was a success.
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[DOSAGE] 2 softgel caps of each vitamin i.e.(8000iu X 2 of A) (400iu X 2 of E) puncture and squeeze into a table spoon then using a liquid dropper or needleless shringe take into the unit so as to insert mixture deep inside the vigina once a day for about 3 days. Then follow-up only at next occurrance using the same method. Infection should disappear and eventually not return again. Good Luck!
Thanks Earth Clinic!!!
Stay healthy and free!!!

Replied by Mara
(Los Angeles, Ca)
09/14/2012

After using a lot of ACV in my drinking water for the past year, which did help, I finally came upon the idea of taking vitamins C & E with every meal. It has worked wonders for me. Even if I eat something starchy, I don't get a yeast infection now.


Supplements
Posted by Ahmed (Toronto, Canada) on 09/30/2008
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Hi, God bless for having such a good site. For people desperate for relief and cure from Yeast, KIRKMAN: YEAST AID POWDER "WORKS". It contains Vitamin C,Olive leaf extract, Pau D'arco bark extract, golden seal extract, caprylic acid, cranberry extract... It is $39.50 USD(454 grams) at www.spectrumsupplements.com.and is $50 USD at www.kirkmanlabs.com. It can be taken orally whenever the yeast hits, (make it last longer) or as a daily supplement to strengthen the immune system. (There is however a warning- not to be used by pregnant and lactating mothers.) Dosage on the box is 1/2 tsp once or twice a day. It has a sour taste but can be masked by honey to some extent. It brings things back into balance. Totally worth it. It is casein and gluten free. Helps children (Autistic or other) with yeast problems like rashes if you can get them to take it. Also available in hypoallergenic capsule form.


Supplements
Posted by Candy Moss (Ofallon, MO) on 05/04/2008
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I have used L-Glutathione for years for stiffness or joint pain of any type. I works great. I am told it is the key to allow calcium and vit. D amd mag. into the osteoblasts. Without it very little gets in to keep them working properly and it works really well. It also detoxifies the liver. Also I use a product called colon tone by Dr.Eskeland. It is an oxygen based cleaner and one of the great things I noticed it also does is help with yeast infections which I have often, I am guessing the xtra oxygen in the colon kills bacteria. All I know is its great not to have to put up with those yeast infections constantly. I suppose you can find it on the web. Otherwise e-mail me and I can tell you where I get it. Also the glutathione is a very inexpensive supplement.


Tea Bags

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Posted by Leah (Friendswood, Tx, United States) on 09/06/2009
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There is one remedy I know of that works for yeast infections and doesnt burn like acv. It is regular tea bags. I dont know it stops the itching and irritation, but I m not sure if it cures it, I did this when I was on antibiotis and it worked. I wanted to take acidophillus, but I didnt know how it would interact with the antibiotics. What you do is:

1) boil some tea bags, black tea or chamomile, or whatever tea bags you have. I used Lipton and chamomile.
2) Get a douche bottle
3) Take the tea after it has cooled down and place it in the douche bottle, then douche.
4) After that, pack the tea bags into the vagina lips, not into the canal (DO NOT WRING THE BAGS OUT)
5) Get a maxi pad and place it in your panties so you dont leak, that would be embarrassing. It discreet enough that no one would know that you have them in there.

When you think the bags are drying out, replace them, of course wash up before doing this and after just in case of contamination. Oh yeah, and get a new douche bottle everytime or boil the one you have, although, I dont know if it can stand the boiling water, and not melt. Good luck, try this, it does work!


Tea Tree Oil

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Posted by Ferry (Semarang, Central Java) on 07/07/2011

For those who have a yeast infection, one thing that you desire to think about doing is applying tea tree oil like a home cure. Individuals who use tea tree oil know the advantages of it and just how fast it really works. It does not take enough time to complete if you wish to check it out.

Obtain a tampon, and lube jelly. Make certain that you simply place the jelly on top 1 / 2 of the tampon. Once you have place the jelly on top half, put a couple of drops from the oil onto it. You will simply require a couple of drops. Once you have completed individuals steps, just place it within your vagina. It sometimes might sting therefore it is best utilizing a applicator tampon to assist avoid the sting.

Without having lube, you are able to change it with using essential olive oil. You simply perform the same factor you'd do using the lube jelly. Many people opt for essential olive oil rather because they do not desire to use the lube. Each one works every bit as good because the other.

By doing this is not so popular yet and you might like to engage with your doctor first prior to trying the tea tree oil method. It's assisted many people and for certain, it's cured people whether they have had candida albicans.

If you're on other medicines or if you work with other creams, this kind of treatment methods are not for you personally. Don't mix creams together and add the tea tree oil in addition. It may be very harmful. Make use of the oil treatment only alone and never along with other medicines.

Replied by Latraveler
(Los Angeles, Ca)
06/12/2012
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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 :)



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