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.

 

 

To try this, buy some raw unheated honey at the health food store. (Regular honey from the grocery store might work, too. If you already have some on hand, go ahead and try it). Smear the honey liberally on your crotch area to cover all the itching spots, and let it sit there for at least five minutes. Then take a bath or shower and wash off the sticky mess with unscented, non-medicated soap.

As always, if you’re using honey or any other natural or OTC yeast infection remedy and your infection doesn’t clear up quickly or seems to keep coming back, talk to your doctor. You could have a bacterial infection, or you may have a serious underlying condition, such as diabetes or a compromised immune system that can’t fight off infections the way it should.

2 thoughts on “Using Honey to Treat Yeast Infections

  1. i have a yeast infection i dont know what to do this sounds good but im too young to go to the store and buy some and im not at home right now somewere else… what is the BEST way that takes the least amount of time that is not ove the counte and should be in what you would call your home

    1. For home remedies, most people seem to like the yogurt. If it doesn’t clear up right away, I hope you’ll try to find a nurse or clinic that can do a quick test to make sure it’s really yeast. There are bacterial infections, too, and yogurt doesn’t help with one of those. The over-the-counter medications don’t need a prescription, so I don’t think your age will matter – but you’d want to read the label carefully to make sure they’re been tested with younger patients. Do you happen to have a school nurse, by any chance?

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