Yogurt for yeast infection...

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Yogurt for yeast infection...

Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I have heard this one a lot. Always think it would just make matters worse? Does this work or is it just another stupid myth?
02/03/2012
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Use sugar-free yogurt.
02/03/2012
Elnoa Elnoa
High quality yogurt has bacteria in it which sort of "combat" the yeast.
02/04/2012
FEEL.FREE FEEL.FREE
Yogurt has the same good bacteria in it that is found in your vagina...when you have an infection it is usually due to an imbalance in the bacteria in your vagina. If you have an infection such as BV very common in women you are producing too much bad bacteria along with if you have a UTI or yeast infection also very common so when you eat yogurt you are helping ballance your natural ph

here is a great link!
02/04/2012
ViVix ViVix
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Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I have heard this one a lot. Always think it would just make matters worse? Does this work or is it just another stupid myth?
Plain yogurt can make it better by balancing good and bad bacteria. That comes directly from my Dr.
02/05/2012
NurseKitty NurseKitty
Yes yogurt is good when you have a yeast infection but studies show that it's real value is in preventing yeast infections. Women who eat yogurt regularly have less yeast infections.

PLEASE don't do what a friend of mine did and smear it around down there...that's just going to lead to more problems!
02/06/2012
voenne voenne
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Originally posted by NurseKitty
Yes yogurt is good when you have a yeast infection but studies show that it's real value is in preventing yeast infections. Women who eat yogurt regularly have less yeast infections.

PLEASE don't do what a friend of mine did and smear ...
Good to know!

I won't use it that way, but for the record, yogurt is awesome for the rest of your skin to use topically
02/06/2012
Liz2 Liz2
It is not a myth and actually is necessary to restore the proper flora to your vagina after taking antibiotics.
02/06/2012
NurseKitty NurseKitty
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Originally posted by voenne
Good to know!

I won't use it that way, but for the record, yogurt is awesome for the rest of your skin to use topically
Yes! I add it to home made facials all the time with a little ground oatmeal and honey. Gets me glowing, but it did make my friends "down there" problem way worse LOL
02/06/2012
Mia Fey Mia Fey
Yogurt is cool stuff. Taken orally it naturally helps bacteria in your stomach and intestines balance out to healthy amounts. It is also great for any type of yeast infection (vaginal, athlete's foot depending on what kind, etc.) and should also be taken after a round of antibiotics since those wreck your internal bacteria, both good and bad.
02/08/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Yes, I've used it and it does work. Make sure it's PLAIN yogurt and you can use it internally via a tampon.
02/09/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I have heard this one a lot. Always think it would just make matters worse? Does this work or is it just another stupid myth?
Good to hear. I seriously always thought it was a trick to make matters worse. Thanks.
02/11/2012
All His All His
interesting little tidbit of information
02/11/2012
A.Mari A.Mari
Definitely not a myth! I've heard this from my doctor before
02/12/2012
wildorchid wildorchid
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I have heard this one a lot. Always think it would just make matters worse? Does this work or is it just another stupid myth?
If you can eat it on a regular basis, the good bacteria in it is good for prevention.
02/12/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
You can also take acidophilus by pill. Acidophilus is the good bacteria that's found in yogurt. Whatever you do, make sure if you're using yogurt, make sure it is the plain yogurt. Sugar FEEDS yeast so if you have an infection stay away from sugar until you get it under control. I worked in the health food (alternative medicine) industry for 5 years and time and time again this worked.
02/12/2012
Swish Swish
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Originally posted by bayosgirl
Yes, I've used it and it does work. Make sure it's PLAIN yogurt and you can use it internally via a tampon.
Agreed, it does work well and can be very soothing when there is itchyness too.
02/12/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
A quick glance through wikipedia's page on yogurt would suggest that all of the bacterial cultures in yogurt are beneficial (in slightly different ways) but help your body either through digestion or some form of disease protection/prevention. I personally love yogurt, definitely great stuff.
02/12/2012
Raizer911 Raizer911
True story. It actually works and has been used for yeast infections for a very long time.
05/09/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
The science fact: Lactobacillus are found in plain yogourt. We actually have lactobacillus there for protection usually, they produce lactic acid which is acid (you don't say) and protects against microorganisms. When those bacterias die, the opportunist, Candida albicans, takes over. Yeast chaos. But use plain yogourt. Because Candida albicans LOVES sugar.
05/10/2012
meezerosity meezerosity
I've found plain yogurt applied externally works well to relieve itching but hasn't done much to actually relieve the infection. A garlic clove applied in the vagina works, it's stinky but effective. Gentian violet is also supposed to work but I'm wary of it (and having a bright purple cooch for a few days). Monistat burns like the fire of 1,000 suns to me so I've tried many more natural methods.
05/10/2012
xilliannax xilliannax
Quote:
Originally posted by NurseKitty
Yes yogurt is good when you have a yeast infection but studies show that it's real value is in preventing yeast infections. Women who eat yogurt regularly have less yeast infections.

PLEASE don't do what a friend of mine did and smear ...
Better product to use is cocnut oil or apple vinegar
05/10/2012
Allison.Wilder Allison.Wilder
I say no. I asked my OB/GYN this not that long ago and she gave me a thorough run down of why not to do this.

Just be careful if you do and don't go shoving some go-gurt up your coochie. Lol.
05/20/2012
g- g-
Eating plain yogert can help, but it needs to have active cultures like Activia or Stoneyfield farms. Most of what is sold in stores is pasturized and all the good bacteria has been killed.

It needs to be plain because most yogert has a ton of sugar and yeast feeds off sugar, so if you eat a sugary yogert you will just be making the yeast stronger and the yeast will kill all the good bacteria the yogert contains.
06/24/2012
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