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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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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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How long does it take to treat a yeast infection using vinegar and yogurt?

How long does it take to treat a yeast infection using vinegar and yogurt?

Decades?: This type of management is unlikely to achieve positive results, which is why i suspect you are asking the question. You need an antifungal preparation. Ask your doctor or pharmacist and stop fooling around with "natural" solutions. ...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?

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

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