How long will a topical (internal and external) yogurt treatment relieve yeast infection symptoms?

Prevention. Some people 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.

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Will a yeast infection go away without treatment? If so how long? And how do you stop just the symptoms?

Yeast symptoms/cure. Vaginal yeast infections are diagnosed by the MD based upon the symptoms of itching and a thick white discharge and confirmed by microscopic exam of a vaginal sample. Relieving the external vulvar "symptoms" with a topical agent does not produce a "cure" of the infection without an vaginal or oral Rx to do so. See a GYN MD for evaluation if you suspect that this is the case. Read more...

Is it ok to do 2, 3-day yeast infection treatments back-to-back? And how long does it take for symptoms to disappear?

Yes, but. After finishing a 3 day yeast infection treatment most women will notice that most of their symptoms of itching and cottage cheese discharge have improved a lot. It can take several more days for the yeast symptoms to be completely gone. If they are partly improved, then it's ok to take a second 3 day course. If they're only a little better then it may not be a yeast infection - get checked. Read more...

Can yogurt be pasturized for yeast infection treatment?

None. Yes it can be pasturized and no it is not a good treatment for yeast infections. First confirm it is a yeast infection (most vaginal discharges are not yeast). If so, an anti-fungal agent like Monistat or Diflucan (fluconazole) is appropriate. Acidophilus is very good for many other things, but not for yeast infections. Read more...