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

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

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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 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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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?

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

Probably no real dif: Yogurt with live cultures will restore your gut bacteria after antibiotics, and may restore the normal vaginal bacteria ... But it is not clear that yogurt will shorten the course of a vaginal yeast infection by itself. Eating yogurt with live cultures is healthy for your gut and (maybe) vagina in the long run, and definitely helps after antibiotics, but more than that is not known. ...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 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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Hi I have activia Greek plain nonfat yogurt and it contains 6g sugar and it also says "active culture" can I use it to cure yeast infection?

Messy alternative: If you are experiencing vaginal yeast issues, using an otc anti-fungal cream for 7 nights in the vagina is much more effective. Yogurt with live cultures can help maintain the gut flora and often help prevent yeast issues that occur after antibiotic use. ...Read more

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Is yogurt the best cure for a vagina yeast infection?

Doubtful: There are topical antifungals available both as vaginal suppositories and creams and ointments. Yogurt is not likely to address this problem effectively, but it does not hurt to try it. ...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