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.
(Houston, Texas Usa)
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.
(Los Angeles, Ca)
Hi Ted: I've had reoccurring yeast and bladder infections for years after reading you post on Vit B3 deficiency and yeast overgrowth I began taking it 2 days ago when I take it my neck ears face and arms break out in a rash a few hours after taking. Is this normal should I still be taking it?
EC: B3, aka Niacin:
"Most people taking niacin experience skin flushing and a warm sensation, especially of the face, neck, and ears when they begin treatment or increase dose. This reaction is usually mild, but has been intolerable enough to cause up to half of participants in studies to stop therapy. Dry skin and itching is also commonly experienced."
(Ny, New York)
I was reading Ted's cure for yeast infections and he prescribed niacinamide 100-500mg daily and I was wonder for what length of time should I take the niacinamide in order for my yeast infection to be cured?
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NIACINAMIDE 500 MG PER DAY ..& MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE 200 MG PER DAY..CURED ALL OF MY VAGINAL PROBLEMS..AMEN..THANK YOU TED!!!!! NO BULL CRAP IT WORKS AND IS 1000 TIMES BETTER THAT BORIC ACID..TAKE MY ADVICE A SUFFERER OF OVER 10 YEARS...
QUESTION???? DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE OR KNOWLEDGE OF USING TURMERIS VAGINALLY FOR A YEAST INFECTION. I HAVE HOMEADE CAPSULES FROM WHEN I HAD AN ABSESS TOOTH AND THOUGHT I MIGHT USE IT FIR THIS PROBLEM TOO?? THANKS AHEAD OF TIME FOR A RESPONSE.
I have been suffering with an ongoing yeast infection due to heavy antibiotics being used throughout the year for various issues. The two remedies that have worked the best and almost instantly like OVERNIGHT are Ted's 1/8 Tsp Borax in 1 Liter of water... And another one that I think I may have stumbled on by accident recently...
While the Borax remedy helped me instantly overnight, on the three days that I did not take the Borax, the irritation came back right away...
Well, I recently came across one of Ted's posts for weight loss and he mentioned Vanadium (Vanadyl Sulfate) to help control blood suger... So, I purchased some Vanadyl Sulfate online and began taking 200 mg for 4 days out of a week and 3 days off.
Since I've been doing this my yeast infection seems to be much less noticable now and is going away... I have not been drinking the Borax either... The only other supplement I've been taking is Keto 7 DHEA... So, I'm guessing it must be the Vanadium or Vanadyl Sulfate... I'm not sure why the Vanadium is helping me... But what a neat little discovery!
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.
I recently had a really bad yeast infection and had tried literally everything to get rid of the infection. I took diflucan (ha!), soaked in ACV/BS bath, used tea tree oil, and even inserted garlic cloves.... you name it. I've read about the powerful anti-fungal properties of oregano oil and I had some on hand. This was not a diluted brand but a 100% strength oil (so you have to be sure to dilute it well). I saturated a cotton ball with vitamin E oil and put ONE drop of oregano oil on it. I used this to apply the oil to my area, all over. It did feel warm and tingly for about a minute but after that, NO ITCHING. I was shocked. Within 2 days all my symptoms were gone and I have been good since. I should also note I also used boric acid caps vaginally while using the oregano oil to take care of the yeast inside.
I managed to give myself a yeast infection with an overzealous attempt at home-brewed root beer. I don't know how serious this sort of infection is, but I finished it off by drinking lots of water and lots of a cultured yogurt product called kefir. The idea was to flush the yeast, dead or alive, out of the gastrointestinal system and replace/combat it with the bacteria in the cultured kefir drink.
I didn't beleive it at first, but I like most women was desperate. It was 2am and I was in pain like nothing before! I googled Yeast Infection treatments and Earth Clinic popped up with all of these women swearing by it! Well unfortunately I didnt have ACV but I had White Vinegar and It took the pain away after a few stinging minutes! Amazing what a simple household product can do! I finally got to sleep! TY to all who previously posted! For the non-believers this really does work! Im telling everyone about it!
Hi guys, I'm 16 years old and have been having a problem with yeast infections. Being a female teenager living with my father, you can see how discussing this topic with him is a little uncomfortable. I was so relieved when I saw this site. I've never tried ACV but it definitely works. If you don't have any ACV a good substitute is white vinegar. Itching and uncomfortable, I was in a panic to find relief. So I did some research and found that mixing white vinegar with some water and using a damp towel to apply to the area. If the infection is external. Mine is. I found instant relief! My itching and burning is gone! I plan to continue this method for a couple days just to make sure the infection leaves for good. Thanks to all of you who shared your stories!! You helped so much!!
Yeast Infection Prevention:
I took antibiotics for pneumonia. I always get a yeast infection with antibiotics ever since taking tetracycline as a teenager. Since the antibiotic didn't really seem to work for my lung infection, I continued several home remedies. These didn't seem to help my lung infection, but they prevented a yeast infection -- at least temporarily. About 2 weeks after I stopped all remedies I got the dreaded yeast infection 2 days before my period. Less severe than my usual, but still itchy and uncomfortable. Now I'm trying to figure out exactly what kept the yeast at bay and wonder if readers can help. Here's what I did while on antibiotics:
- Fresh pressed or chopped raw garlic: 1-3 cloves 2x/day
- Olive leaf extract (liquid form in a capsule): 2 caps 3x/day
- Cayenne tea with 1 TB ACV and 1/2 T honey added
- Lomatium extract: 10-15 drops 2x/day
- Astragalus/reishi tincture: 2 droppers 2x/day
- Jatoba tincture: 1 dropper 2x/day
- Vit C: 500 mg 2x/day
- Probiotic: expired and no consistent amount but ~5 tabs a day of 1 billion organism non-refrigerated
I thought it might be the olive leaf that helped but I've been taking it for 2 days now and still have a mild yeast infection. I realize yeast infection prevention is probably more effective than treating an active infection, but I'm starting to wonder if it was one or more of the other remedies that led to my initial escape from yeast.
I could just take everything above to try for a cure but doing all that took a great deal of effort and I smelled like garlic at work (easy to explain during the weeks I had a bad cough, but not so easy to explain now).
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
Yeast free diet cured me of yeast infections
I used to have recurrent painful, debilitating yeast infections. I would sometimes get a red rash as well. The treatment was a three day dose of Sulpha tablets followed by yeast infections inserts and cream. This worked but began to deplete my energy and immune health after a while. On a whim one day I decided to try giving up yeast. This was five years ago and since that day I have not had a single yeast infection. It is hard to give up yeast. Not only is it in almost all processed foods, it is also hidden. Enriched flour, citric acid, soy sauce, vinegar, natural flavor and and vitamins is how it is added and hidden in most foods. I make all my own foods basically and that is alot of work( fortunately I love to cook) but the pay off is that I am completely free of yeast infections and my immune health is so strong that now if I do occasionally eat yeast containing food I do not get infections and my body will naturally clean itself out within a few days.
A healthy (low or no sugar, salt and bad fats, preferably vegetarian or vegan )yeast free diet is the easiest way to cure yourself of this ailment and it works. I also eat alot of acidic fruit like kiwi, cranberries and eat alot of greens which helps alot as well.
For vegans- watch out for soy products (soy milk, meat, dairy) as they almost always contain yeast. It is added as Vitamin B12 or D and labeled as such or sometimes as "natural flavoring".
Also- nutritional yeast is okay but you need to boil it for 20 minutes to kill any living yeast and use it only occasionally. It is an inactive yeast but can still cause yeast to overgrow in your system. It is common in vegan food as a Vit B12 supplement and flavoring additive.
I have always had what I now realise are low level yeast infections during my periods, usually when I didn't have time to run to the loo and change my pad. They've always cleared up within a day or two though, so I've never really had to look into the symptoms until now. Not sure if it's true for everyone, but another user mentioned avoiding flavoured condoms. And I can trace the start of this to before my period when I tried them for the first time. No more, thank you. The yoghurt works. I had a teaspoonful in my palm, went to the loo and put fingerfuls around the outside and inside. Stuffed my underwear with toilet paper, and went about my business. In fifteen minutes, I noticed that the burning and itching is gone, and has been for a while. Will rinse thoroughly though in a bit, because I always heard that dairy wasn't good for infections either.