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Tampons and Yogurt: Perfect Together?

If you feel a little weird about putting chemicals on your privates to deal with yeast infections, check out these home remedies (some are a little wild):

  • Douche with apple cider vinegar: Mix 1 tablespoon vinegar with a quart of water.
  • Tea tree oil suppositories: You can buy them at health food stores. Just insert one at bedtime (make sure to wear a pantyliner). They are supposed to be quite cooling.
  • Use PLAIN yogurt (no flavors or fruit - just PLAIN) that contains active cultures. Dip a tampon into the yogurt and insert it inside you. Leave it in for an hour or so. It's cool and soothing, and gets the "good" bacteria right where you need it. Do it once or twice a day, until the situation resolves itself.
  • Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with 8 ounces of lukewarm water and drink it (not a good idea for those with weak stomachs). It tastes disgusting, but supposedly works like a charm.
  • Take cranberry extract or cranberry blueberry extract pills - they are a great preventative measure and contain antioxidants for your overall health.
  • Bring a squeeze bottle of honey in the bathroom with you. Sit over the toilet and pour a liberal amount into your hand. Spread it all over the infected area and sit there for at least 5 minutes (or as long as you can). The bad bacteria cannot survive due to the "good" bacteria found in the honey. Take a nice bath to wash off the honey.

Let me know if you've got any more home remedies, or tried any of the above remedies. I'd love to hear about them.

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kems kems 6 years
Okay everyone!! I had BV for over 2 months now trying to get rid of it on my own. I did the whole yogurt thing, didn't work, tried douching, didn't work, tried taking acidophiles and folic acid tablets and it didn't work. I finally got in to my doctor. I did diagnose it right, I had BV but he said that the people that try the yogurt tampon are wasting there time. Yes, they both have same kind of bacterias but they are different and the live cultures in yogurt won't work. I'm taking Flagyl right now and my BV will be gone in 7 days! I may have found that the smell wasn't AS bad when I did the yogurt but it definitely did not go away. I hope everyone finds something that works for them and to go see your doctor anyway. If you don't want to take anything, that's fine, but make sure you find out what it is before it get's too bad!! Good Luck to all of you ladies! It is not a fun time.
shetechnic shetechnic 7 years
okay. so ive had all the tests in the world and turns out I have some sort of this BV!! before I go on this week long antibiotic he has prescribed to me. I want to know some reviews on this yogurt and tampon?? YES it seems to work for everyone but HOW QUICKLY?? no one mentions this and i dont want to be doing this till i'm 90 thinking i had to keep doing it. I am also going to take probiotic supplements and cran max pills and apple cider pills hahaha. please!! any feed back would be nice! thank you
Stretchie Stretchie 8 years
Vigilante. Sheesh. I nearly died laughing reading your post. That is not good when one has a yogurt soaked tampon way down there which almost cannon balled out the nearest exit while reading your BBQ brush comment. I can TOTALLY relate. Even my dog is weary of me these days, and I use to call him "scratchy." I hope this yogurt thing works. Don't scratch, folks. Even though if feels
dicesha dicesha 8 years
Ok, these are great ideas, I can't wait to try. I've had a yeast infection for over 6 months straight now. I've been to 4 doctors and they all agree that it is nothing but a yeast infection. I've been treated in 4 different ways as well as over the counter stuff. I'm desperate.
monica_w monica_w 10 years
Just to throw a little more fuel on the fire... My doctor actually mentioned eating foods with live cultures (yogurt), taking a probiotic supplement, and yes, "applying yogurt topically". He's a fully licensed MD, a totally normal doctor. He wrote me a prescription for the one-dose oral remedy, but we talked about other options as well. I wouldn't try home remedies without discussing them with your doctor, I just wanted to point out that not all of them are total BS, some of them have some science behind them.
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