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Does Baking Soda Help Cure A Yeast Infection
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
No: Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin; mycelex. Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear cotton vs synthetic underwear 2. Avoid wearing underpants in bed at night. 3. No tight fitting panties ; pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid scented). 5. No douches or harsh, drying soap on genitalia. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help with a yeast infection? What can I use to cure a yeast infection?
Ive heard that using an Apple cider vinegar soak is good to help cure yeast infection. Soaking a cloth and laying over vaginal walls, is this true?
Don't do it: This won't do any good at all and could be irritating and make yeast symptoms worse. Vaginal yeast infections need medical treatment. There are excellent over-the-counter drugs, including single dose oral fluconazole (Diflucan), or any of several vaginal creams -- look for active ingredient ending in "azole". If any doubt about the diagnosis, or if OTC treatment doesn't work, see a doctor. ...Read more
Experiencing abnormal vaginal discharge.Had an bacteria infection it cleared up.can tree tea oil, apple cider vinegar,&warm water help get rid of it?
Different vaginal: discharges are caused by different pathogens/ or for different reasons. This would really need to be assessed to determine best course of action. ...Read more
??For good ??: Unfortunately yeast spores are around us every day & are estimated to comprise 5% of the dry weight of your stool. It is unlikely that you could rid yourself of this material for any more than a brief period. It is the conditions of moisture & skin irritation that allows the spores of yeast to cause an infection. Those predisposed must remain vigilant & treat early to reduce impact on your life. ...Read more
No: But may help prevent subsequent infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
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