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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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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 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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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