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Is it advisable to put pure yogurt on our yeast infection on the vagina ? Is it true drink cranberry juice help to cure it faster ?

Is it advisable to put pure yogurt on our yeast infection on the vagina ? Is it true drink cranberry juice help to cure it faster ?

Antifungal cream: I would just use an over-the-counter antifungal cream as directed. There is no data to support intravaginal use of yogurt or cranberry juice to treat yeast infections. ...Read more

Cranberry Juice (Definition)

Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) has been used as both a food and a medicine for centuries. It is native to North America and was used by Native Americans to treat bladder and kidney diseases. Early settlers from England learned to use the berry both raw and cooked for many ailments, including appetite loss, stomach problems, blood disorders, and scurvy, caused by not getting enough vitamin C. Cranberry is best known for preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs), commonly caused by bacteria known as Escherichia coli (E. coli). At first, scientists thought cranberry worked by making urine acidic enough to kill the bacteria. Now, studies show that cranberry actually prevents bacteria from attaching to the walls of the urinary tract. Strong scientific studies support using cranberry, either in capsules or as juice, for preventing -- though ...Read more


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Is cranberry juice good for a yeast infection?

That is used as: A preventive for a urinary tract infection. Cranberry juice contains a lot of sugar which may feed the yeast. ...Read more

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I have drank cranberry juice to help treat a UTI but it seems to make the pain worse when i go to urinate, is this normal? I think I have a UTI cause the symptoms seem to be the same as last time but i know it could be a yeast infection which I have never

I have drank cranberry juice to help treat a UTI but it seems to make the pain worse when i go to urinate, is this normal? I think I have a UTI cause the symptoms seem to be the same as last time but i know it could be a yeast infection which I have never

You : You need to see your doctor. Even though some studies have shown that drinking cranberry juice can help prevent urinary tract infections, once you have the infection, you need to be treated with antibiotics. If you are having worsening pain, it may not only be a worsening infection, but it is also important to rule out kidney diseases such as a stone or nephritis or another type of infection such as a yeast infection or sexually transmitted disease. These may need other treatments besides antibiotics or different antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does cranberry juice and yogurt really help w pregnancy yeast infection? I am 2 months and im guessing I have a mild case of yeast infection i don't have the redness nor the itchyness nothing major i just have this uncomfortable discharge always wet, is i

Any : Any discharge during pregnancy that is "uncomfortable" should be brought to the attention of your ob/gyn. If it is in fact yeast then it will need to be treated with prescription strength medication. The issue here is that a concrete diagnosis needs to be made since you are pregnant. Infection can be harmful while pregnant if untreated. Lastly cranberry juice does not cure yeast infections, and in large amounts will only raise your blood suga, r which should be avoided during pregnancy. If in doubt don't hesitate to contact your ob/gyn! congrats on your pregnancy and good luck. ...Read more

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My 16 yrs old daughter has been bothered by chronic yeast infection after taking a very strong antibiotic 3 yrs ago.I've tried cranberry juice, probiotic and OTC product. Her new pediatrician prescribed a 1 dose oral antifungal which did not work, now rec

Needs testing: A chronic yeast infection (and one that is resistant to appropriate treatment) is concerning and warrants further testing (to make sure it is in fact yeast and not another condition such as bacterial vaginosis or an STD if sexually active). A swab of the vaginal area is the best way to diagnose. Chronic yeast infections can indicate other systemic health problems which should be investigated ...Read more

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If a woman drank to much cranny berry juice can she get a yeast infection?

If a woman drank to much cranny berry juice can she get a yeast infection?

No unless : No, unless you have a history of diabetes. Sustained elevated blood sugar levels caused by ingesting foods with high sugar content (such as cranberry juice) can predispose people with impaired sugar metabolism to yeast infections. Make sure you see your doctor. He/she will analyze your history and physical (& blood work) and determine the reason why you are having yeast infections. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more