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Can You Put Yogurt On A Yeast Infection
Please dont do that: Inserting yogurt or any other food into the vagina is not an effective treatment for a vaginal infection such as yeast or bacterial vaginosis. Over the counter yeast creams are available to treat this very common problem. It will be more effective to use one such as Monistat or Clotrimazole. Inserting yogurt is likely to cause you more problems. ...Read more
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
Yogurt use: There is a prebiotic product called luvena (vaginal wipes). The wipes are not a treatment for candidiasis but do help vaginitis. The average yogurt you buy in the grocery store has dead cultures. Consider eating yogurt with live cultures or kefir. Yogurt with live cultures can be placed in the vagina (some say it helps but there is not clear research to back claims currently). ...Read more
Not a treatment: Putting yogurt in the vagina is not a good idea particularly if the yogurt has any sugar in it. Sugar could aggravate any vaginal infection. Be sure your infection is yeast as bacteria can cause vaginal discomfort and discharge as well. If a yeast infection is confirmed, a pill called Diflucan or a vaginal insert medication like Clotrimazole or micronazole. See MD. ...Read more
So i put plain.Yogurt on my vag to help relive a yeast infection could the yogurt have went into my pee whole? I had to pee when i was rising it out
Yes: However, a much better choice would be to eat the yogurt rather than using it as a douche. The bacteria will get into your gastrointestinal tract and by proximity at the rear end, will also get where you want it to go - much less messier too. Another alternative is an otc product called luvena that supposedly has probiotics that is designed to be a vaginal insert. ...Read more
I put yoplait flavored yogurt on my anus to help with what i thought was a anal yeast infection, but could it possibly cause bumps in my anal canal ?
Medical evaluation: The cultures in most yogurts are dead. Kefir is a rich source of probiotics. There are also probiotic pills or special yogurts that are rich in live cultures. The good news is that taking the probiotics orally will help you -so you don't have to place yogurt internally. However, if you have bumps in your anal canal that isn't likely to be due to yeast. See your doctor for eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to put yogurt in vagina for yeast infection. It's 9 sugars and plain and has bacteria. I can't get medine so this is the only way i know?
Into vagina: Plain yogurt with live culture of lactobacillus acidophilus without sugar by mouth is a good preventative from yeast infections recurring + worth taking whilst on antibiotics, bvut unlikely to cure established infection. Some women claim to have successfully used home made yogurt popsicles or suppositories. Better still is Mycostatin vaginal cream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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