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What natural methods can i use to get cure a vaginal yeast infection?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Natural approaches: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. If you have a yeast infection avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5.Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after >>.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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soaping up. 7. Try wearing pants that fit loosely, not ones that hug the crotch. 8. Change out of wet swim suits or dampened exercise clothes promptly. 9. Avoid hot tubs & hot soaking baths (opt for showers instead). 10. Always wipe anterior to posterior (urination or defecation). 11. Insure there is adequate lubrication for sexual intercourse. 12. Supplement with probiotics while on antibiotics & for at least 4 weeks afterwards. 13. Reduce junk sugar in your diet. 14. Consider eating yogurt with live cultures or Kefir. 15. Yogurt with live cultures can be placed in the vagina (some say it helps but there is not clear research to back claims currently). 16. Discuss use of Vitamin E with your physician (topical, oral or vaginal) 17. Discuss options like garlic or tea tree oil with your physician before trying. If you have consistent yeast infections or 4 or more infections per year – you should be evaluated by your doctor. If you are pregnant – don’t try any alternative treatments without discussing with your obstetrician. If you have diabetes, HIV or other causes of poor immunity – it is important that you discuss your yeast infections with your physician. If your yeast infection does not improve with over the counter medications or home remedies- it is time to see your physician.
Apr 25, 2013

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to cure my vaginal yeast infection in a natural way at home?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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No: If it is a yeast infection, home cures will not work.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are some good OTC vaginal yeast infection cures?

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Dr. Daniel Szekely
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Several, but look fo: Look for less expensive generic versions of gynelotrimin (clotrimazole) or monistat.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Could i get help regarding vaginal yeast infection?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yeast infections: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 day.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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days sometimes). OTC meds include monistat (miconzole), Vagistat-1 (tioconazole), Femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex( clotrimazole).
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of vaginal yeast infection and how do you cure it?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Itching, thick white: Vaginal discharge are most common symptoms, can also cause vaginal pain with sex. Can be cured using Miconazole or Clotrimazole cream or vaginal suppositories (inserts).

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