The most common home remedy for vaginal yeast infections is non-sweetened yogurt that contains active bacteria.

Many commercial brands do not contain live acidophilus, the friendly bacteria that helps keep yeast in check –so be sure to read the label.

Men with male yeast infections can also try eating yogurt to see if it will correct their bacteria-yeast balance. If the infection is mild enough, the infection may go away in a day or two. [click to continue…]

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Apple Cider Vinegar for Yeast Infections

Apple cider vinegar is often recommended for yeast infections, and it often works – but it needs to be used safely. Many women swear by a diluted vinegar douche. However, as I keep mentioning as often as possible on this site, a douche can force bacterial infection up past your cervix, where the little beasties […]

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Common Treatments for Oral Yeast Infections – Thrush

Oral yeast infections are usually treated with antibiotics that require a prescription. Newborn babies, adult denture users, and people with endocrine disorders such as diabetes or hypothyroidism are the most at risk for oral yeast infections. However, many of the other causes for yeast infections can also set the stage for an oral infection. Most […]

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Why Topical Treatments for Yeast Infections Are Safer

Topical treatments for yeast infections are less likely than oral medications or herbal remedies to cause drug-resistant strains of Candida yeast. Topical treatments tend to be less harmful to the human body than anti-fungal medications or herbs taken orally, and they’re usually recommended unless the infection is extremely difficult to treat, or if the patient […]

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Prescription Yeast Infection Medication

If your yeast infection is too far advanced for milder OTC medications or natural remedies, you may need a prescription yeast infection medication. You may also need a prescription if you have recurring infections, or if your immune system is compromised. The most common brands of prescription yeast infection medication are Diflucan® and Zazole®. Diflucan® […]

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OTC Yeast Infection Treatments

Many people prefer to use one of the OTC yeast infection treatments instead of prescription medications. Antifungal medications for vaginal yeast infections can be purchased without a prescription. An over-the-counter treatment will usually include an antifungal cream or suppository containing Miconazole, Tioconazole, Butoconazole, or Clotrimazole. The product may also include an anti-itch cream to help […]

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Some Home Yeast Infection Remedies You Be Used With Caution

It’s easy to believe that any natural remedy for yeast infections would also be naturally safe – but they do require some caution. Some of herbal remedies can be poisonous if used incorrectly, and can cause allergic reactions in some people. And some of the remedies are general anti-microbial agents that can weaken or kill […]

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Using Honey to Treat Yeast Infections

Using honey to treat yeast infections sounds really strange, (and sticky!) but many women absolutely swear by it. Honey is known to increase the numbers of beneficial Lactobacillus bacteria in the gut when included in the diet, and it has many other known health benefits. Perhaps this is why many women with mild yeast infections […]

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Garlic for Yeast Infections

Garlic has natural antifungal substances, and many women have wonderful results by using a peeled clove of garlic for yeast infections. In mild cases, using a fresh clove in the vagina overnight for several nights may clear up the infection, and there are rarely any side effects (unless you’re allergic to garlic). The clove may […]

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Why Using “Systemic Yeast Infection” Remedies for Vaginal and Male Yeast Infections May Not Be a Good Idea

Some books and Internet sites tell you use anti-fungal remedies created for the so-called “Candidiasis Hypersensitivity Syndrome” to treat your vaginal or male yeast infection. They claim that you can only avoid future yeast infections if you kill all of the yeast, everywhere in your body. Some of these authors also recommend powerful colon-cleansing products, […]

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Yeast Infections on the Skin – Common Symptoms

A fungal skin infection caused by Candida is called cutaneous candidiasis. You can get a rash caused by yeast almost anywhere, but the more common areas for a rash are folded areas like the armpit, in the crotch, under the foreskin, and under the breasts. When a skin infection occurs in the genital area of […]

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Systemic Yeast Infections – Candidiasis

A number of popular books have been written about internal or “systemic” yeast infections that are said to cause a wide variety of generalized symptoms, including lethargy, fatigue, food cravings, depression, infertility, and more. This is still an unproven theory. Some authors, like Jeffrey S. McCombs, D.C., author of Lifeforce: A Dynamic Plan for Health, […]

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Common Symptoms of Oral Yeast Infections – Thrush

A yeast infection in the mouth of infants and adults is called “thrush.” It appears as thick white lacy patches that can form anywhere inside the mouth, including the tongue or palate. If the white patches are scraped away, the area underneath will be red and may bleed. Occasionally, an oral yeast infection can cause […]

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Common Symptoms of Male Yeast Infections

A male yeast infection is caused by the same organism that causes vaginal yeast infections in women, oral thrush, and diaper rash – Candida albicans. A male yeast infection shows up as an itching, red rash on the penis. A Candida rash looks red and flat, with sharp scalloped edges. You may see small pustules […]

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Symptoms of Bacterial Infections that Mimic Vaginal Yeast Infections

Many of the bacterial infections that mimic Candida infections are much more serious than a yeast infection, and common anti-fungal medications won’t help. It is not possible to self-diagnose a vaginal infection by the symptoms alone. Yet studies have shown that the majority of women who buy over-the-counter fungicides are trying to treat a yeast […]

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Can a Sauna Help You Prevent Yeast Infections?

It has been suggested that you can reduce the numbers of yeast organisms in your body by sitting in a sauna or a nice hot bath, but this theory has not been researched. Dr. Jeffrey McCombs, DC., who specializes in the treatment of patients with suspected systemic Candida infections, has made heat treatment (sweating in […]

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How a Sugar-Free Diet Can Help Prevent Yeast Infections

If you seem to get yeast infections way more often than you would like, (and even one seems like too many!), a sugar-free diet may be exactly what you need to keep the yeast infections away. Research studies have shown that the yeast population in mice will skyrocket (and become infectious), if the mice are […]

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The Importance of Dietary Fiber in Preventing Chronic Yeast Infections

Dietary fiber keeps your digestive system working properly, and this can help prevent chronic yeast infections When I first learned how to bake bread many years ago I made a messy mistake. I put a bowl of dough in a warm place on my countertop and then decided to do a bit of shopping while […]

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Do You Need a Special “Candida diet?”

Many authors claim you need a special Candida diet to prevent chronic yeast infections, but this may not be true. That is, of course, as long as you use common sense and eat a healthy diet. Sugar and white flour should be avoided if you have chronic yeast infections, but no other changes appear to […]

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Yeast Infections and Obesity

Hormone changes are one of the major causes of yeast infections, and extra fat cells can change our hormone balance. This is why so many overweight women suffer from chronic vaginal yeast infections. Obesity can cause insulin resistance, which means that the body needs to produce more and more of this hormone to maintain a […]

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