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A 21-year-old female asked:

Hi i have activia greek plain nonfat yogurt and it contains 6g sugar and it also says "active culture" can i use it to cure yeast infection?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Adjunct only: Your pharmacist, gynecologist or primary care physician can probably recommend something more reliable.
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Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Messy alternative: If you are experiencing vaginal yeast issues, using an otc anti-fungal cream for 7 nights in the vagina is much more effective. Yogurt with live cultures can help maintain the gut flora and often help prevent yeast issues that occur after antibiotic use.
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