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Potassium  

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Posted by Kelley (Tulsa,ok) on 05/04/2014
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I always get a yeast infections if I am low in potassium. So, when I feel a yeast infection coming on I take some extra potassium. And within one day I am better!


Povidone Iodine Douche  

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Posted by Linda (Langhorne, PA) on 03/29/2009
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I write to help others with distress in their feminine and colon parts that involves itching and painfulness (when these parts do or do not show visible redness) when yeast medicines like monistat are not completely effective to remove the symptoms. I douche with provodone iodine and find relief almost immediately but must continue with daily douches (yes up both body parts) for one week (7 days). I have never found an m.d. who recommends this -- i have been recommended metranizole but that is taken orally and can have yukky side effects.

Good luck ladies--feel better. You should.


Rubbing Alcohol  

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Posted by Roberta (Los Angeles, CA) on 12/20/2008
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So I get reoccuring Yeast Infections, when i take Antibiotics, when i'm sick, sometimes around my period. Usually I just sit them out and consume lots of yogurt and take some apple cider vinegar. But the itching and burning just kills me, so i got restless and tried something rash. I was in the shower, and i figured what the hell, so i put a capful of some 80% rubbing alcohol on my "lips" and there was a very strong burning sensation, so i rinsed immediately and just as i had regretted it, i noticed the burning and itching were completely gone. the next day it came back a little, so i diluted a capful of rubbing alcohol in about a cup of water and rinsed thoroughly with it and again there was a slight burning sensation, then i rinsed with water and gone again was the itching and burning. So my final advice, just dilute some rubbing alcohol and rinse with it.


Salt  

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Posted by Aeiver (New Braunfels, Tx/usa) on 03/30/2012
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Many years ago after taking a course of antibiotics I developed a yeast infection. That time, and a couple of times since, I have used salt in my bath water. Plain table salt, use liberally, 1 to 2 cups disolved in a shallow bath (to keep the salt more concentrated). The relief is almost instantaneous. I repeated the treatment once or twice and was back to normal. From what I understand, it helps to restore the normal pH of the vagina. It is quick and inexpensive. Have never since used anything else.

Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
04/01/2012

I think what Aeiver is suggesting, that is having a table salt bath... "plain table salt, 1 to 2 cups" in the bath water to rid vaginal yeast sounds a very dangerous thing for anyone to do. Table salt is "sodium chloride" and is very dangerous for blood pressure among other things. If someone has a heart issue or some other health issue (or even if they don't)... This much "salt" into their body at one time could be fatal. Once dissolved it would enter the skin transdermally... Huge amounts.

On the other hand real salt or unrefined salt is entirely different and would be safe without having to worry about side affects and it is full of other minerals.

I would be interested if others agree.

Replied by Sophie
Dayton, Ohio, USA
04/01/2012

I have to disagree. There is nothing wrong with taking a bath in regular table salt, especially only 1-2 cups. Even though some salt is absorbed transdermally, the thing about that process is that your body will only absorb what it needs, and no more. Soaking in salt water is not the same as drinking salt water. Additionally, table salt is iodized, so really it may be the iodine in the salt that is responsible for the healing effects, more than the sodium chloride itself.

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
04/02/2012
2115 posts

Debbie, I very much agree. It is important for everyone who post info at EC to be specific and accurate, or misinformation can occur as a result. Also, in this new age of rapidly expanding info and discoveries, it's critical to be specific. Water isn't simply water anymore; there's tap water, bottled water, filtered water, distilled water, alkalized water, mineral water, etc. Salt isn't simply salt anymore. Also, while on topic, I wish people would also include the common name of a particular illness, not just the medical/scientific name; or maybe I need a e-medical encyclopedia. Also, how many mg, oz, or how many times a day or how many days also helps.

Replied by Dud
Up The Creek In, Wv, Usa
04/02/2012

in reply to 04/01/2012: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia --

""plain table salt, 1 to 2 cups" in the bath water to rid vaginal yeast sounds a very dangerous thing for anyone to do. Table salt is "sodium chloride" and is very dangerous ....."

I agree. Everyone knows that swimming [bathing] in sea water is nearly always fatal...... Because sea salt is 98.3 % sodium chloride.

Replied by Baldev
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
04/02/2012
188 posts

Hi Debbie, I fully agree with you. I wish she means the Sea salt. Baldev

Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
04/02/2012

Dud, my point being that table salt is processed and does raise blood pressure etc and is very bad for your health. Raw sea salt or swimming in the sea does not raise blood pressure or endanger your health. Taking in excess processed salt via food or transdermally would not be healthful. If you still add table talt to your food, good luck to you.

Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
04/02/2012

Agreed Timh, people need to be specific about things and when someone does post something that may be dangerous for people to try I think it should be corrected. This girl specifically said "table salt" which could endanger someone with blood pressure problems. She may have meant raw salt but she didn't say that.


Salt Water  

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Posted by Maureen (Vancouver, BC, Canada) on 12/09/2006
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Years ago I saw a doctor in Australia who told me that the only way to cure yeast infection was to douche twice a day for 10 days with a solution of salt and hot water (as hot as you can stand it), holding the solution in the vagina for 5 minutes, then draining and inserting new hot solution, etc. for a total of 20 minutes. Here's the problem ...I can't remember the proportion of salt to water! I think it might have been 1/4 cup table salt to one quart of hot water (boiled and cooled sufficiently). It works great! Does anyone know what the proportions are? Is it 1/4 cup salt to 1 quart hot water, or is it less salt?


Sun Dry Laundry  

Posted by Dulcinea (La Mancha, Spain) on 07/02/2011

For about three miserable years I had a yeast infection, but one month after moving into a new apartment, the infection was gone. I believe it is because I am now able to dry my laundry outdoors in plenty of sunshine. It seems that even though I always wash undergarments in the hottest water possible, my underwear was reinfecting me with yeast! My mom is a retired nurse and has always said that the sun is an excellent sanitizer. She suggests that ironing one's undergarments with a very hot iron might be another way to kill residual yeast if you don't have a sunny place for drying clothes.


Supplements  

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Posted by Alfonzo (Cape Coral, Florida) on 11/22/2008
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My wife suffered from severe and recurring yeast infections as a result of her bad diet(favorite foods-breads, pasta and cheese) and becoming overweight as a result. Both of us became very frustrated as a result of the discomfort that it caused her. She tried all of the over the counter medications as well as prescription medicines, but they all failed! I've studied herbal remedies and vitamin fuctions for years as a hobby. Somehow, I concluded that this [vitamin(A)-vitamin(E)] combination would offer the best possibility for success and sure enough it has'nt occurred again. I's been such a long time that I think that it's fair to say that it was a success.
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[DOSAGE] 2 softgel caps of each vitamin i.e.(8000iu X 2 of A) (400iu X 2 of E) puncture and squeeze into a table spoon then using a liquid dropper or needleless shringe take into the unit so as to insert mixture deep inside the vigina once a day for about 3 days. Then follow-up only at next occurrance using the same method. Infection should disappear and eventually not return again. Good Luck!
Thanks Earth Clinic!!!
Stay healthy and free!!!

Replied by Mara
Los Angeles, Ca
09/14/2012

After using a lot of ACV in my drinking water for the past year, which did help, I finally came upon the idea of taking vitamins C & E with every meal. It has worked wonders for me. Even if I eat something starchy, I don't get a yeast infection now.


Posted by Ahmed (Toronto, Canada) on 09/30/2008
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Hi, God bless for having such a good site. For people desperate for relief and cure from Yeast, KIRKMAN: YEAST AID POWDER "WORKS". It contains Vitamin C,Olive leaf extract, Pau D'arco bark extract, golden seal extract, caprylic acid, cranberry extract... It is $39.50 USD(454 grams) at www.spectrumsupplements.com.and is $50 USD at www.kirkmanlabs.com. It can be taken orally whenever the yeast hits, (make it last longer) or as a daily supplement to strengthen the immune system. (There is however a warning- not to be used by pregnant and lactating mothers.) Dosage on the box is 1/2 tsp once or twice a day. It has a sour taste but can be masked by honey to some extent. It brings things back into balance. Totally worth it. It is casein and gluten free. Helps children (Autistic or other) with yeast problems like rashes if you can get them to take it. Also available in hypoallergenic capsule form.


Posted by Candy Moss (Ofallon, MO) on 05/04/2008
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I have used L-Glutathione for years for stiffness or joint pain of any type. I works great. I am told it is the key to allow calcium and vit. D amd mag. into the osteoblasts. Without it very little gets in to keep them working properly and it works really well. It also detoxifies the liver. Also I use a product called colon tone by Dr.Eskeland. It is an oxygen based cleaner and one of the great things I noticed it also does is help with yeast infections which I have often, I am guessing the xtra oxygen in the colon kills bacteria. All I know is its great not to have to put up with those yeast infections constantly. I suppose you can find it on the web. Otherwise e-mail me and I can tell you where I get it. Also the glutathione is a very inexpensive supplement.


Tea Bags  

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Posted by Leah (Friendswood, Tx, United States) on 09/06/2009
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There is one remedy I know of that works for yeast infections and doesnt burn like acv. It is regular tea bags. I dont know it stops the itching and irritation, but I m not sure if it cures it, I did this when I was on antibiotis and it worked. I wanted to take acidophillus, but I didnt know how it would interact with the antibiotics. What you do is:

1) boil some tea bags, black tea or chamomile, or whatever tea bags you have. I used Lipton and chamomile.
2) Get a douche bottle
3) Take the tea after it has cooled down and place it in the douche bottle, then douche.
4) After that, pack the tea bags into the vagina lips, not into the canal (DO NOT WRING THE BAGS OUT)
5) Get a maxi pad and place it in your panties so you dont leak, that would be embarrassing. It discreet enough that no one would know that you have them in there.

When you think the bags are drying out, replace them, of course wash up before doing this and after just in case of contamination. Oh yeah, and get a new douche bottle everytime or boil the one you have, although, I dont know if it can stand the boiling water, and not melt. Good luck, try this, it does work!


Tea Tree Oil  

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Posted by Ferry (Semarang, Central Java) on 07/07/2011

For those who have a yeast infection, one thing that you desire to think about doing is applying tea tree oil like a home cure. Individuals who use tea tree oil know the advantages of it and just how fast it really works. It does not take enough time to complete if you wish to check it out.

Obtain a tampon, and lube jelly. Make certain that you simply place the jelly on top 1 / 2 of the tampon. Once you have place the jelly on top half, put a couple of drops from the oil onto it. You will simply require a couple of drops. Once you have completed individuals steps, just place it within your vagina. It sometimes might sting therefore it is best utilizing a applicator tampon to assist avoid the sting.

Without having lube, you are able to change it with using essential olive oil. You simply perform the same factor you'd do using the lube jelly. Many people opt for essential olive oil rather because they do not desire to use the lube. Each one works every bit as good because the other.

By doing this is not so popular yet and you might like to engage with your doctor first prior to trying the tea tree oil method. It's assisted many people and for certain, it's cured people whether they have had candida albicans.

If you're on other medicines or if you work with other creams, this kind of treatment methods are not for you personally. Don't mix creams together and add the tea tree oil in addition. It may be very harmful. Make use of the oil treatment only alone and never along with other medicines.

Replied by Latraveler
Los Angeles, Ca
06/12/2012
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Ok after weeks of reocurring yeast infections/bv I am thrilled to report I found relief! I had been to ob gyn who prescribed difulcan but after 2 weeks symptoms returned. I read and tried a few of the remedies on this site and found a few to work for a day or two but the symptoms always came back. After 3 days of tea tree oil and no fabric softener I finally feel back to normal. I also cut back on all sweets and starchy foods. I will continue regimen a day or two longer but I already feel 95% better! Thank you for posting :)


Posted by Anaïs (Paris, France) on 06/06/2010
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Tea tree oil helps for yeast infections, both as prevention and early-stage cure. For prevention, simply apply a few drops on the bikini area after washing morning and evening. If you notice the first signs of a yeast infection, take a tampon, apply a few drops of olive oil, or almond oil, or best of all St John's wort oil (which has soothing properties) on the tip. This will render it less absorbant. Then add 2-3 drops of Tea tree oil and insert the tampon for the night. You can do this again in the morning. If the infection is caught relatively early, works like a charm! Better than garlic, yoghurt, ACV - at least, in my experience.

Replied by Eve K
Houston, Texas Usa
06/08/2010

Tea tree oil suppositories are available in the US at some natural health food stores usually in the homeopathic aisle.


Posted by London (Sandusky, Ohio) on 10/08/2008
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Tea Tree oil is excellent for yeast infections. For years I suffered with Chronic, re-occurring, will not go away no matter what I do, yeast infections. It was God awful, the most uncomfortable feeling ever. Sometimes Monistat would not always work for me and I would have to buy a tube 3 times a month. This gets expensive. It seemed like every time I had sex I would get one. I would have to abstain for weeks at a time, battling these yeast infections. Men just do not understand. Even if I wore the wrong underwear, or do ANYTHING, I would get one.

I tried everything. I read somewhere that soaking a tampon in tea tree oil and inserting overnight for three nights, would cure it. I don't normally use tampons, so I grabbed an eye dropper and filled it halfway, about 3 or 4 drops of tea tree oil, and put it in there. It burned severely, so, being a fan of Castor oil, I put a large dropperfull of that in there, also, and it lessened it tremendously. You have to combine both, or it will, burn you, and be highly uncomfortable. Do this, for two nights and I promise you will get results. You can get a good sized bottle of excellent quality tea tree oil, that will last you a long time for $10. Also good for any fungal infections on the skin.
Cheers

Replied by Candice
Los Angeles, Ca
03/04/2012

If you get them after having sex, with the same partner, it could be possible that you are passing the yeast infection back and forth. sometimes the infection can live on a male esp if there is constant exposure to the infection (from your vagina).


Ted's Remedies Feedback  

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Posted by Jessica (Toronto, Ontario Canada) on 03/06/2009
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Hi Ted: I've had reoccurring yeast and bladder infections for years after reading you post on Vit B3 deficiency and yeast overgrowth I began taking it 2 days ago when I take it my neck ears face and arms break out in a rash a few hours after taking. Is this normal should I still be taking it?

EC: B3, aka Niacin:

"Most people taking niacin experience skin flushing and a warm sensation, especially of the face, neck, and ears when they begin treatment or increase dose. This reaction is usually mild, but has been intolerable enough to cause up to half of participants in studies to stop therapy. Dry skin and itching is also commonly experienced."

Replied by Pamm
Birmingham, Alabama
04/01/2013

They make a niacin flush free & it works, I couldn't take the regular b3 withouth itching skin & flushing and burning of the skin, the flush free really works!! No side effects...

Replied by Laurie
Ny, New York
04/01/2013

It's called niacinamide and is sold everywhere.


Replied by Mimie
Brunei
03/01/2017

While taking Niacinamide and Magnesium Chloride, did you taking care of diet also? by cutting sugar and carbs? And did u put something inside vagina also while taking those supplements? How about now? Are u still BV/Yi free?

Ted's Remedies Feedback  

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Posted by Ellie (Newyork, Ny) on 03/03/2010

I was reading Ted's cure for yeast infections and he prescribed niacinamide 100-500mg daily and I was wonder for what length of time should I take the niacinamide in order for my yeast infection to be cured?



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