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what do you suggest if my doctor told me to insert plain full fat yogurt into my vagina to fight a yeast infection, does this work?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yeast tx: Some women place yogurt in the vagina to tx yeast infections (There is a lot of anecdotal support for this but I found no clear research to back claims of its benefits). The average yogurt you buy in the grocery store has dead cultures. Consider eating yogurt with live cultures or Kefir.
Dr. William Coutts ii
Family Medicine 26 years experience
PH: You can also use a vinegar douche once daily to restore an acidic pH to your vagina. This helps balance the bacteria and yeast normally found in the post pubescent vaginal environment.

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