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A 37-year-old member asked:

Hoping you can tell me, is salt bath a way to get rid of a yeast infection?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Home remedy: This is one home remedy. I can not comment on it's efficacy.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to get rid of inching from a yeast infection?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Treat the actual: infection. Yeast infections may be treated with OTC meds such as: Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Butoconazole & Tioconazole. Diflucan (fluconazole) can be taken orally.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you recommend a good way to get rid of a yeast infection?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Rid of yeast: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. 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 soaping up.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
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 27, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
If you try over the counter meds & they don’t work see your physician. Your physician could prescribe Diflucan which is an oral antifungal medication that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). Another option is a vaginal cream, ointment, suppository for several days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Some people require maintenance tx.
Apr 27, 2013
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is an inexpensive way to get rid of a yeast infection?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
Many methods: Speak to your gynecologist or primary care doctor for recommendations that would be most appropriate for you.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can there be any way to naturally get rid of a yeast infection?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yeast tips: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. 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 soaping up.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
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 27, 2013
Gonzales, LA
A 20-year-old female asked:

Is there a natural way to get rid of a yeast infection?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Not that works: There are multiple cheap over the counter yeasts creams available at any pharmacy.
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