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Doctor insights on: Can You Put Yogurt On A Yeast Infection

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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


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Can i put cold yogurt on i vagina to relieve a yeast infection?

Can i put cold yogurt on i vagina to relieve a yeast infection?

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

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Can I put yogurt inside my vagina to cure my yeast infection? If so, what type of yogurt?

Can I put yogurt inside my vagina to cure my yeast infection? If so, what type of yogurt?

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

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Is it safe to put a small amount of yogurt inside the vagina for a yeast infection?

Is it safe to put a small amount of yogurt inside the vagina for a yeast infection?

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 (fluconazole) or a vaginal insert medication like Clotrimazole or micronazole. See MD. ...Read more

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Does it work to put yogurt in my vagina to get rid of a yeast infection?

Does it work to put yogurt in my vagina to get rid of a yeast infection?

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

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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 ?

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 more

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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 ?

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

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Does yogurt help a yeast infection?

Yeast: Some women place yogurt in the vagina to tx yeast infections (but there is 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. There is a prebiotic product called luvena (vaginal wipes). The wipes are not a treatment for candidiasis but do help vaginitis. ...Read more

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Can u heal a yeast infection with yogurt?

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 (nystatin) vaginal cream. ...Read more

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Is eating yogurt good for a yeast infection?

Not just any yogurt: The avearge yogurt is filled with dead cultures. So greek yogurt, yugoslavian yogurt, probiotic yogurts and kefir may be your best bet. ...Read more

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Can 12oz of yogurt clear up a yeast infection?

Yogurt can help: There is no magic amount of yogurt that can resolve a yeast problem. The yogurt can help create a balance in your vaginal flora. It would be best to try otc yeast med to relieve symptoms and cure infection if the yogurt doesn't help. ...Read more

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Can you get a yeast infection from eating yogurt?

Yogurt: No. The opposite happens. One gets a yeast infection because the friendly bacteris in the intestines gets killed. The best example is when one takes antibiotics. Yogurt harbors the friendly bacteria and replenishes the normal bacteris that are lost. ...Read more

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Is it true that yogurt can heal a yeast infection?

Thoughts: The average yogurt you buy in the grocery store has dead cultures. It would be more beneficial to eat a yogurt product that has live cultures. There is a prebiotic product called luvena. The wipes are not a treatment for candidiasis but do help vaginitis. Yogurt or a prebiotic may serve as an adjunct to tx. ...Read more

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Does dannon plain yogurt work for yeast infection?

Does dannon plain yogurt work for yeast infection?

Yogurt and yeast: Yogurt has lactobacillus, bifidobacteria, and strep thermophilus. These organisms break down lactose. While these organisms make up. ...Read more

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Can eating plain yogurt help with a yeast infection?

Needs live cultures.: The average yogurt you buy off the shelf in your grocery store is full of sugar and it's cultures are long- dead. There are many probiotic yogurts available as well as kefir and greek / yugoslavian yogurts. ...Read more

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What'd the best yogurt brand/type for yeast infection?

Plain/acidophilus: You need a non-sweetened yogurt that contains active acidophilus, the friendly bacteria that helps keep yeast in check. Many commercial brands do not have it, so be sure to read the label. And if it doesn't work, see your doctor, because something else may be going on. ...Read more

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How long does it take for yogurt to clear yeast infection?

Infinity: It would take forever for that to work since it does not work. Eating yogurt is certainly tasty but it will have no effect on a vaginal yeast infection. Why not use one of the many available over-the-counter yeast medications? ...Read more

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How long does it take for yogurt to help a yeast infection?

Find the cause: First you need to find out why you have the yeast infection and solve the cause. In the meantime, eating yogurt help along the way of other treatments that you physician may suggest. ...Read more

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How long does it take to cure a yeast infection with yogurt?

Variable: It usually helps if you confirm that what you have is actually a yeast infection and then take an appropriate medication for it while you eat the yogurt. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about using yogurt to cure a yeast infection?

Yeast: Some women place yogurt in the vagina to tx yeast infections (but there is currently 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. There is a prebiotic product called Luvena (vaginal wipes). The wipes are not a treatment for candidiasis but do help vaginitis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about using yogurt to cure a yeast infection?

Oral probiotics: Can be used to augment standard treatments. You can eat yogurt w live cultures or kefir. Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole).Some women place yogurt w live cultures in vagina for prevention /tx of yeast (there is not clear research showing benefit at this time.). ...Read more

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How long does it take for a yeast infection to clear out using yogurt?

Yogert is not a cure: Yogurt does not cure a yeast infection. You will need to use an over the counter medication like monistat or get a prescription from your doctor. If it does not clear see your doctor as it may not be a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Will eating yogurt help cure a yeast infection if you already have one?

Quite possibly: 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. ...Read more

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Can plain yogurt really treat/cure a yeast infection? What are the steps?

Could help: It can sometimes be helpful to overwhelm the vagina with good bacteria such as those often found in plain yogurt with live cultures. In extreme cases where the vagina and vulva are very inflamed, sticking the yogurt directly on the vulva and inside the vagina provides quick relief from the discomfort. But it's important to also flood the GI tract with good bacteria by eating 1 cup of yogurt /day. ...Read more

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Does eating yogurt with active cultures prevent a yeast infection?

Does eating yogurt with active cultures prevent a yeast infection?

Helps balance gut: The active cultures in yogurt products help the gut populate with benign bacteria. When these species are available in the gut, there is less opportunity for yeast to increase in high numbers during antibiotic use or other conditions. There is always some yeast in the poo, it does not eliminate them.The moist environment of the genitals that allows the yeast to grow. Helpful but not total preventn. ...Read more

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How much yogurt do I have to eat before my yeast infection is gone?

How much yogurt do I have to eat before my yeast infection is gone?

May not clear it: Yogurt can restore the natural bacterial balance, but it does not always clear a yeast infection. There are over the counter creams that can help. ...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


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more