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How can I get rid of yeast infection naturally?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Med usually best

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. 6. Rinse genitalia well after soaping up. 7. Wear pants that fit loosely, not ones that hug the crotch.8. Change out of

In brief: Med usually best

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. 6. Rinse genitalia well after soaping up. 7. Wear pants that fit loosely, not ones that hug the crotch.8. Change out of
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wet swim suits or dampened exercise clothes promptly. 9. Avoid hot tubs & hot soaking baths (take showers). 10. Wipe front to back (urination or defecation). 11. Use adequate lubrication for sexual intercourse. 12. Supplement w probiotics while on antibiotics & at least 4 wks after. 13. Reduce junk sugar in diet. 14. Eat yogurt w live cultures or Kefir. 15. Yogurt w live cultures in vagina for
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or prevention & treatment of yeast (some say it helps but no clear research to back claims currently). 16. Discuss use of Vitamin E (topical, oral or vaginal) garlic or tea tree oil w your Dr before trying. If you have consistent yeast infections or 4 or >/ year – you should be evaluated by Dr. If pregnant – don’t try alternative treatments w/o discussing w your OB.
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