Dealing with yeast infections naturally, Part 1

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Suzanne and I happened to meet Katolen Yardley MNIMH, a Medical Herbalist, a few weeks ago at a dinner party. She caught our attention immediately with her vibrant personality and passion for women’s health. She is also the owner of the Alchemy & Elixir Wellness Centre in downtown Vancouver. We were thrilled when she agreed to provide her expertise as a holistic medical professional on helping women deal with a common issue, yeast infections. Check out her easy and effective natural tips below!

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A typical yeast infection, also known as candida albicans, is a fungus normally present in the body in small amounts. The presence of other healthy flora keeps the bodies levels of candida albicans in check, however the vaginal flora is very sensitive, responding immediately to any changes in our environment.  If any triggers disrupt the sensitive balance of good and bad bacteria, candida albicans can flourish.

Some common triggers which can lead to the development of yeast infections include: poor diet, elevated stress, a chronic yeast overgrowth, use of the birth control pill, any change in vaginal ph (if the body becomes too alkaline or too acidic), and most commonly, the recurrent use of antibiotics. Symptoms include:  localised itching, redness of the genitals, yeasty or smelly discharge, or a curdling / cottage cheese white discharge.

Holistic Suggestions for Yeast Infections:

  • Antibiotic use can disturb the balance of natural flora and can cause an over growth of yeast. Use only as a last resort.
  • Watch your diet, as yeast “feeds” on sweets and sugar.  A diet high in refined simple sugars will fuel the overgrowth of yeast in the body.  For stubborn and chronic yeast infections remove all refined sugars from the diet, this itself can be enough to clear up the infection. Consumption of refined sugars will increase the amount of circulating sugars in the blood, “feeding” the problem and raising the likelihood of chronic yeast issues.
  • Soak an organic cotton tampon in a mixture of tea tree essential oil (use 2-3 drops) diluted in 1 /3 cup warm water, and gently insert the tampon for a cooling, soothing aid.
  • Unsweetened natural yoghurt can be applied gently to the labia and inside the vagina to restore the ph balance; creating a cooling, soothing application, reducing irritation and localised inflammation.
  • Acidophilus: a good bacteria, found naturally throughout the body. Helps to increase the amount of good bacteria, reducing the likelihood of bacteria overgrowth, and offering prevention for yeast infections. Taken in capsule form as a preventative and for treatment of chronic yeast issues.
  • A herbal douche can be made of anti fungal / anti bacterial tinctures using equal portions of  Calendula, Lavender, Thuja and Chamomile. A douche of these tinctures can be created by mixing 1 Tbsp of the tincture to 1/3 cup hot water.  Pour into an empty douche bulb (available at the drugstore). Ensure that the liquid is lukewarm to prevent burning and lay down in the bathtub, insert the douche bulb gently into the vagina,  and let the fluid gently bathe the vaginal walls. This topical application is an excellent way to address localised irritation, itching and inflammation while assisting the body to clear up the condition.

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  • Herbs in tea or tincture form can also be taken internally to support immune system function and provide anti bacterial, anti inflammatory, anti fungal and anti yeast support. Calendula, Echinacea, Garlic and Pau d’arco are all supportive to the immune system while providing effective anti fungal and anti yeast properties. Consult your local herbalist for guidance on dosages and custom blending right for you.
  • Garlic: anti viral, antibacterial increases the bodies natural resistance to infection and enhances general immunity. Add fresh garlic into cooking and take internally in capsule form.
  • Aloe vera gel is another cooling and soothing option used topically to reduce vulva irritation and inflammation.
  • Avoid wearing nylon or synthetic fiber panties, and avoid pantyhose, which do not allow the body to breathe.  Cotton underwear is best.
  • Temporarily avoid intercourse, or use condoms, to decrease the risk passing the yeast infection along to your partner. If you have engaged in intercourse and are experiencing continual recurrent yeast infections, your partner may need to be treated as well to clear up the infection and risk passing it back and forth to each other.
  • Boric acid powder: a traditional home remedy, the use of boric acid crystals inside the vagina can effectively address stubborn yeast infections. Place the boric acid into two 00 sized capsules and insert into the vagina. Repeat for 7 days.  As the body melts the capsule, the powder may irritate some women’s sensitive tissues slightly – but will cause no long term concerns. When using this traditional home remedy, it is common to experience burning the first couple days. If this burning persists, discontinue use and try another remedy. Place the 00 sized capsules into the body in the evening before bed, when you are laying down – this provides more time for the boric acid to come into contact with the yeast. There will be a fair bit of discharge so a pad may need to be used.

This information is not meant to replace the advice of a health care provider in a clinic environment. If symptoms persist beyond 10 days then visit your holistic health care provider for additional guidance.

Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RHT  is a Medical Herbalist in private practice in Vancouver BC. www.katolenyardley.com and www.alchemyelixir.com.

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  • Lisa W.

    I am so glad that she talks about the use of essential oils here!

  • Dana

    I work in the field of STDs and vaginal health. The director of my program is one of the predominate researchers in this field world-wide. Therefore, I feel like I should say something about this article. As with many home remedies, most provide the placebo effect and therefore can -appear- to work.

    1 – If you are having problems with your vagina always go to a doctor. Many studies have shown that people are very very bad at correctly diagnosing yeast infections in themselves, even if they have had them before. There maybe be an underlying cause behind your yeast infection related to something else that could have serious side effects – or it might not be a yeast infection at all!

    2 – All douches are bad douches. Do Not Douche. Do Not Douche. Even with tap water. Seriously. No research has ever found a good douche. We hope hope hope hope soon we will, but as of now NO douche is a good douche.

    3 – Putting Acidophilus yogurt in your vagina does nothing. That is the bovine Lactobacilus bacteria and not the human strain. It will not colonize. Even the human strain has yet to have reliable positive results and has been shown to sometimes have negative results. They are working on a human Lactobacilus suppository, but thus far the research has not had the hoped for results.

    4 – Although tea tree oil may indeed be soothing, it is not recommended to put oil of any type inside your vagina. Try to use it only externally.

    • jlca

       I DON’T agree with Dana’s response to this article.  yes going to a doctor is necessary to rule out any serious concerns. but doctors are not trained to work holistically with the human body. and I can’t comment on the acidopholis point about bovine strain colonizing. BUT douching with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar is not placebo. many ancient healing traditions douche with raspberry tea to tonify the vaginal canal and uterus. commercial douches are BAD. tap water douches is bad.  but pure filtered water with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar has done a great deal to solve yeast overgrowth.

    • DaisySpins

      Placebo effect or not, I have found that some of these things help me and I have found multiple doctors to do nothing but feed me another pill.

      Knowing your own body isn’t that far fetched. Relying on medical doctors for every problem is ridiculous, they are trained to feed pharmaceuticals to people without need. My doctor has flat out lied to me and as a sex educator, there are things I am quite sure about. There is NO excuse for lying to a patient just to get them to accept medication.

    • my2sense

      You are either in allegiance with pharmaceutical companies or are ignorant to the bs they try to sell.

  • Jadea

    I have to comment on this, the most striking points to bring-up;

    1. I am fully in praise of home methods for dealing with yeast infections, I would argue that many home methods do work and certainly beat expensive over-the-counter treatments or struggling to see a doctor. However don’t just assume it’s a yeast infection, even if symptoms seem clear it’s important to make sure. If it’s not a yeast infection then these treatments won’t help and may make it worse. It’s up to women to use their own judgement, but if not sure get tested.

    2. Tampons should not be used when not menstruating. Although organic tampons pose lower risks the fact remains that using tampons when not menstruating will increase risk of TSS due to vaginal damage. It’s generally recommended not to use tampons when there is unusual discharge as this may be a sign of the bacteria responsible for TSS being present within the vagina. Tampons are also a major factor in reoccurring vaginal infections, so using during an infection is a no-no as it’s more likely to increase problems due to giving vaginal flora a place to multiply, preventing vaginal cleaning, and potentially effecting vaginal pH.

    3. Douching is always a no-no. Douching effects pH, flushes-out fluids vital to protect vaginal walls, and can force harmful bacteria higher-up into the vagina – increasing risks of TSS, STD’s and PID – douching should never be used. Some solutions may be used on the vulva to ease symptoms, but not into the vagina.

  • Liz R.

    What they said. And the thought of putting borac acid inside me doesn’t sound too safe, either.

    Most of these suggestions don’t sound any better than the otc remedies.

    The ones that do sound realistic are the suggestions to cut back on sugar and antibiotics and to take supplements.

    Anyone care to comment on the risks associated with the more common medications and creams sold at the drug store?

  • http://www.lunapads.com Madeleine

    Personally speaking, I have had success with garlic cloves, organic yoghurt and boric acid, to the point where I have not used OTC or prescription methods for years/decades (I guess ditching tampons ages ago also helps!)

  • lace

    I have also had great success with yogurt, garlic, and (one that was not mentioned here) drinking a cap full of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water a couple times a day until it clears up.

    Thanks so much for this article!

  • Rachel

    I’ve had luck using a scored clove of garlic as a suppository wrapped in gauze and tied off with unflavored dental floss with a drop of tea tree oil and an acidophilus tablet. I’ve only had the one yeast infection and that cleared it up in about five days and it’s never come back. I also used an empty plastic tampon applicator to freeze plain yogurt to use as a soothing aid at night, but that just helped to sooth the itching/burning feeling!

  • koolchicken

    I fortunately don’t get these infections for the most part (only once every 5-6 years or so). And I hate the drugs. Granted it’s only one pill but I’m concerned about the side effects of this particular one, and I’ll take just about any prescribed drug without complaint. But given the safety/efficacy of most holistic treatments for this particular ailment, I think I’ll take the drugs.

    It’s nice of you to provide this article on alternatives, but I just think this subject is best left to medical journals and real doctors.

  • Britneys768

    My lifesaver from chronic yeast infections: LADY SOMA CANDIDA Pills. A couple of months ago I began to take them based on a recommendation from my gynecologist and have not seen a yeast infection since. 

    I have been going to doctors for 15 yrs about my chronic infection and nothing ever solved this problem for me. I tried diets, dye-free panties and toilet paper, yogurt, garlic, boric acid, prescription creams… nothing helped. I recently read a new study about how this Lady Soma Candida pills creates an environment in your intestines that is anti-yeast. Your intestines is actually where the yeast spores form and then cross from the rectum over into the vagina when conditions and hormones are right. 

    Try it, I hope it helps you. It has been a miracle for me and the only thing that ever helped.

  • http://www.naturalyeastinfectionscure.blogspot.in/ Cure Yeast Infections

    Are you suffering from yeast infection?Most of the people who are suffering from candidiasis or yeast infection try to ignore these infections.They think that the infections goes of after some week or day but you know what? Infections become serious and results pain,itches rashash and etc and it really irritates so much and later it becomes so serious and fatal disease too. Therefore, do not ignore such type of infections and try to remove it from root so that after its treatment you don’t have to worry about it again.

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    Fortunately, I have not yet suffered from this kind of infection but it sure helps to get to know some of its natural remedies.

  • Pathoftheblood

    the garlic works like A charm and having a bath with a few cups of vinegar to sooth external itching is also pretty good  

  • http://christinchen184.blogspot.com/ Christinchen

    I find that yogurt is a very effective cure for yeast infections.
     It makes yeast infections clear up quicker than taking antibiotics, 
    yes, it is that amazing. I find that when yogurt is a part of  regular diet yeast infections are least likely to occur. 

    • Icky

      Antibiotics do not cure yeast infections, they cause them. Yeast is a fungus.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/G22G4KE6XX75R6F2AU62DEY2UQ Leah

    suggesting “boric acid” be inserted into the vagina in the place of seeking medical attention is just plain stupid. about as stupid a Mitt Romney when he suggested asprin for birth control. who the hell wrote this?

    • http://twitter.com/Lunapads Lunapads.com

      Hi Leah,
      I’ve personally been prescribed boric acid suppositories for a yeast infection by my Dr. (western MD, not holistic) and I purchased them from my local pharmacy and had great success with them. I experienced no side affects and didn’t have to use any nasty antibimicrobials to clear up my infection.
      What about it seems stupid to you?

      You can see who wrote this article by reading it and we certainly don’t suggest that you try any of these methods without seeking medical attention first. That’s why we included this:
      “This information is not meant to replace the advice of a health care provider in a clinic environment.”
      Cheers!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=785275955 Caged Bird Okdf

      I’m assuming you don’t understand the concept of an aspirin for birth control.  The idea is to hold it between your knees during your date.

    • heidancer

      I have also been prescribed boric acid capsules by my gynecologist (a Western medical doctor), but for stubborn bacterial vaginosis. Also works for yeast infections. You see, SOME doctors actually recognize that SOME home remedies are appropriate and effective. They have an open mind and do their research. As do I.

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    Hi, this is really a informative site and it is interesting to know about the natural treatment for yeast infection.

  • Dohn

    My wife and
    I have been experiencing a chronic yeast infection since she aborted
    our first child 5 years ago (before we were married).  it’s a sad story
    because the yeast infection meant we were intimate only twice  a month
    and after marriage and we were trying to conceive. We tried a gynecologist
    and asked for answers, but they had none except for very basic stuff. We told them that she had a yeast infectin at least once a month and they said it was normal and happened. No matter what they tried, my
    wife continued to get a yeast infection every time we had intercourse
    and sometimes even if we didn’t. The problem for us was probiotics. This
    may not be true for everyone, but for my wife, it was the solution to
    years of trouble. I researched and found a very select few people who
    said that pro biotics worked for them. I saw many answers saying Boric
    acid worked and this and that. But those are really pretty toxic
    solutions and I wanted my wife to try something less extreme. The
    solution, for us, was YB Pearls from Enzymatic. The thing is, they try
    to balance the bacteria, which is really what it’s all about. Try taking
    it for two months and see if it helps you. I suspect why there are so
    few answers to this problem is that women have questions and ask the
    groups, but when they find the answer, they happily leave the forums
    without sharing their advice. I want to share my success with you
    because I know how frustrating it can be to continually search.
     

    • Laura

      Thank you Dohn,
      My husband and I are currently having the same exact issue and it has really taken a toll on both of us. I just bought some probiotics and am hoping that these will be the key for me too. Thank you for your advice, and I pray that I will find relief like your wife did.

      • Trish

        I’ve had a lot of success with herbal supplements that act as natural anti fungals (preventing yeast infections from starting or killing current infections from the inside out). The herbals I can vouch for are Oregano Oil, Capryllic Acid, and Olive Leaf. These are all great for UTIs also. I have found a few brands on Amazon that have a mixture of these herbals in their formula… one that I currently like and works really well is called VF10.

        • Angela

          You should go to NativeAmericannutritionest.com they sell organic or natural wildly grown oils and ultimate floral, plis Defense capsules. O been using these and it has been helping me. I like to make sure I am not putting synthetic garbage in my system. Blessings!

    • Torie

      I used to have the same problem until my doctor told me to ALWAYS pee after sex. It helps to flush out all the stuff after sex, like a form of cleansing. That’s all the advice I have. Good luck!

      • Nat

        That’s for cystitis the heavy bumping shall we say, on the bladder, a new shape penis with a new partner can cause it as it’s something your body isn’t used to as well as rubbing on the opening of the bladder causes bruising and bacteria to get into there which causes cystitis. I’m not saying it wouldn’t help towards stopping infections of the vagina and yeast variety, never had one and trying to help someone who thinks they have but no internet right now, but all women’s should always pee before and after sex or fumbling involving toys, fingers etc shall we say.

    • Ivory

      Change your soap. Dove is the worst for chronic
      Yeast infections. And do not wash the inside of your vagina with soap. Just use water. You’ll be amazed at the outcome!

    • Sara

      I would recommend a natural treatment. It helped my cousin relatively fast… She used information from http://how-to-cure-yeast-infection-fast.blogspot.dk I REALLY hope it will be helpful for you too … Best, Sara.

  • Katelynn12

    I have treated my yeast infection by using liquid pinecone extract. I am not sure how it works, but the yeast infection has been gone for 3 months. I recommended it to my cousin and she has experienced success as well.

    • Connie Callis

      hi, can you tell us how. thanks

    • blueyedone13

      WHERE would I get that?

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  • Missy

    The acidophilus pill that you take once a day does help, maybe not the yogurt, but the pill does help keep it away. I have even used that when I’ve gotten one and it knocked it out quick and I have chronic.

  • Jessica

    I have terrible issues with getting yeast infections. I actually ended up getting a blood test done and found out that my body is intolerable to many foods. I found that the ones that actually give me yeast infections are; dairy, eggs, sugar, Brewers yeast, bakers yeast, and cranberries. The cranberry one through off my ND. Typically women are told to consume cranberries or cranberry products to help with yeast infections but for me it gives me one :( The better I eat and stay away from these foods the better I feel, my body is becoming less “yeasty” and acidic.

  • krysten

    This article was written years ago, but still pops up at the top of searches for holistic treatment for yeast infections. Times have changed, and there is now a home test strip to determine if your issue is yeast or BV. Some women just have very very sensitive systems, and know they don’t need to task a doctor and throw RX bulls*it at a yeast infection.

  • kstar

    this medicine seems to work

  • chris

    I used to suffer from yeast infections all the time. I have this that has helped me. It is guaranteed to work in 12 hours. http://tinyurl.com/p5cvzst

  • Wendy

    Just wanted to add the the comments and stories here. I suffered from severe acne when I was a teenager and the Doc put me on 250mg of antibiotics 6x a day. I did not know what I would be in for when it came to yeast infections, this was the trigger. I had to do a lot of searching and learning to heal myself naturally, but it took me years to rid myself of candida problems.

  • Lulu

    My bf and I have been dealing with this for about a month. I did go to my Dr. And got diflucan. Over 3 weeks I took maybe 4? They work for a few days but it comes back. Boyfriend uses a over the counter cream for 7 days and it helped but both of us are not bak to normal. No sex for 3 weeks, then condom only. After drinking one night symtoms came back in both of us. We have been avoiding bread, alcohol, sugar, and taking a good probiotic 2x daily. After the first 2 weeks we found tea tree oil things that you insert up there or soften and apply to him. These help a lot. I found that mixing a few drops tea tree oil in coconut oil and putting in the fridge works to sooth dryness and itchy skin on both of us. I am done taking diflucan, it doesn’t solve the problem. I feel we are beating this but if we slip up on our diet and have a high sugar it starts to show signs of coming back.
    Apple cider vinegar with water to wash with instead of any soap is a good idea too. This has been hard on us (sex life) and its depressing to have your body out of your control. I hope this info helps.

    • Lulu

      I ordered boric acid on amazon in 00 pills but have not tried them. I am a little afraid to put that up inside me after reading the label. I think if my yeast infection was a full blown infection still I would probably try anything but so far what I’m doing is holding it at bay… Tea tree oil and coconut oil inserted and healthy diet. I would love to see this 100% cleared up soon. Anyone have any negative results with boric acid?

      • sarah

        I have had good results inserting boric acid at night (one capsule 600 mg) at night for 7-14 days. This has helped me with a more complicated yeast infection (non-albicans, which is typically harder to treat with OTC) I got while taking steroid medication for vulvodynia and lichen planus of my vagina. I also cleaned up my diet (no sugar for a few months, very limited fruit, mostly organic veggies and meats and organic rice. Eating eggs worked well for me too. And I lost 10 pounds which I didn’t mind at all:) The boric acid can cause a burning sensation to the outside of the vaginal opening for some really sensitive women. My vagina area has always been very sensitive, so I am addressing that problem during my current yeast infection by applying a thin layer of vasaline around the opening to my vagina to protect the vaginal tissues. I don’t usually use vasaline on my body but I think it’s wise during this treatment. My Dr., who is a vulvovaginal specialist, prescribed the boric acid capsules to me and she also suggested I use the vasaline. Her name is Dr. Elizabeth Stewart and she wrote the “V” book. You can google “V BOOK YEAST INFECTIONS” and read her whole chapter online for free. The burning happened to me after about 10 days of usage a few years ago, so I stopped using the boric acid at that time. By then, my complicated infection went away anyways. The burning was not pleasant but I recovered in short order. I am hoping the vasaline helps this time. I am again following the diet, taking probiotics, eating plain organic yogurt and fresh garlic, and taking a product called “Yeast Away” at Whole Foods. I am really hoping that if I do get some slight burning again this time, it won’t happen until the boric acid has done a good enough job to allow my body to finish the healing process again. I prefer this more natural and also more effective (on average 98% effective) to OTC creams which also irritate my vagina and don’t work as well for me. Good luck.

      • Tresha S.

        Boric acid w/water (1 tsp. to 1 cup) is an old farm use for pink eye in animals and humans. (Not for use on small animals, though, e.g. cats! For some reason their cornea is different and it will scratch–so I learned too late from a vet!) Amazing what those old codgers knew, eh? Very soothing to pink eye (personal experience!) so no worries!

      • defyahdawta

        I suffer from yeast infections only after taking antibiotics. This has happened about 6 x in my life I am 43 now. I don’t usually take Rx, emergencies only. In my 20s my go to was boric acid, wonderful results, takes about 4 to 5 days to clear up. In my 30s a clove of garlic wrapped in guaze and inserted into my vagina, along with a 2oz shot of Apple cider vinegar a day clears up in 2 days.

  • redrose

    I have dealt with yeast infections my whole life, especially when I eat too much sugar or gluten. Boric acid has saved me, after 2 nights it’s gone a few days later and I usually insert one during my period and it keeps the infection away. I have also used tea tree oil on a tampon, just when I’m around the house for an hour or 2 then I remove it, the oil is still in there and works for longer. apple cider vinegar is great for absolutely everything, especially the hair.

  • S.

    I get yeast infections after i take antibiotics and thats the only time i get them ive tried the apple cider method and it doesnt work but provides some relief what always cures it for me is monistat 1 . I hate the idea of sticking garlic up there lol but also waiting for days for the itching to go away as well . I have a very active job and so having itchy junk will definitely inhibit my work plus ill look quite strange rubbing at my whowho or putting aloe vera on it constantly lol . I guess im rather lucky i seem to only get this problem after meds and never naturally

    • Gigi

      You seem really uncomfortable with your Vagina.

  • hitomi

    I had a yeast infection a month ago. I dont wanna go to doctor because its expensive even the medications. So i just researched. I used garlic and vinegar instead, in just two days my infection was gone.

  • StetsonsMom

    Ive had nothing but success by coating a tampon with coconut oil and saturating it with tea tree oil. I do this mid day for a few hours and at night before bed. For external relief I mix the coconut oil and tea tree oil in my palm and coat the outer area. Fast heal time and soooo soothing! Ive done garlic and yogurt too but nothing beat the tea tree oil. Along with this treatment you MUST avoid sugar, drink plenty of water, drink lemon water or pure cranberry juice (diluted), and go panty less whenever possible.

    • ani

      i tried this too. without the coconut oil. and drink lemon water. in two days I enjoyed instant relief. Never had a yeast infection until now. Was a little apprehensive to self treatment but your story puts my mind at ease. thanks

  • Tresha S.

    I can’t understand why everyone says no sugar: unless you are diabetic, your body metabolizes the sugars. Diabetic people “pee” sugar-eurine, but in normal people there’s no “sugar” of any form (glucose et al) in the eurine. Google it if you don’t believe me. I’m going to continue to eat sugar–yum:) Glad I found this site, btw, and thank you.

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  • Sara

    I would recommend a natural treatment. It helped my cousin relatively fast… She used information from http://how-to-cure-yeast-infection-fast.blogspot.dk I REALLY hope it will be helpful for you too … Best, Sara!

  • LastLongerNow

    Be sure to clean the area properly and apply honey on the sores for half an hour and then rinse carefully. The honey will soothe the irritation and itching, do four to five times a day. ( Women: please do not to the honey in the vaginal area this will only cause the problem to worsen).
    Peel and finely chop two cloves of garlic and mix in 100ml of olive oil, heat and allow to cool and apply to area moderately.Also plain probiotic yogurt will help fight the infection and soothe the sores.Half water and half apple cider vinegar solution. Be aware that this may sting on the yeast sores at first.
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  • Loren

    Always start with a trip to your GYN. Make sure that there isn’t a serious issue there first. If everything checks out, I’d look into some natural ways of dealing with this problem.

    For me I started looking into fruits and vegetables that help. Grapefruit and pineapples help a lot. There are also vitamins that help but none really showed any type of change for me.

    Then after spending a few hours on the net I came across this natural supplement for women’s needs and care on amazon called balance complex for women.

    I’ve been let down before by supplements promising the world. This type of issue is especially embarrassing and I’m just thrilled this has been working so far.

    Would tell any lady to not hesitate and give this a try, will change your life.

  • Kayla

    Hello I get a yeast infection every two week around the time I’m supposed to get my period ,nothin works help please?

  • Melomar615

    Um- getting rid of a yeast infection in 2 months
    Is NOT a good thing- it should never take that
    long to cure- only about 7-10 days, sometimes less.
    Sorry to say your “remedy” did not work!
    It probably made it worse , last longer and luckily
    your body probably cleared it up on its own

  • Tigea

    I was just about to say, 2 yrs is a long a$$ time. Hopefully she meant they stopped completely showing up after 2yrs

  • Icky

    Wrong Melomar615. Some strains of candida are so resistant that it can take months or years to get overgrowth under control.