Using Yogurt for Yeast Infections

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. (more…)

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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 can do some major damage.

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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 symptoms go away soon after beginning an antifungal medication, and if the infection is mild enough, it may go away on its own. (more…)

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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 has a compromised immune system. In those cases, an oral or systemic medication may be needed. (more…)

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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®. (more…)

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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 reduce discomfort until the infection has cleared up. (more…)

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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 your beneficial bacteria.

“Natural” yeast infection treatments are available at pharmacies, natural health food stores, in grocery stores, and online. (more…)

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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 have found their symptoms improve or completely go away in just a few applications of honey. Men could try this remedy, too, if they have symptoms of a male yeast infection. (more…)

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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). (more…)

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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, (that may cost over $250.00 per treatment!), enemas, liver-cleansing products, and orally administered fungicidal herbs and roots to “completely rid yourself of Candida.” (more…)

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