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    Natural remedies for "feminine issues"?

    This might be TMI.. But I figure that there has to be at least one person on here who has had this same issue! I'm a 20 year old female, and I've only had one yeast infection in my life(when I was about 16. I think it was a yeast infection at least, because I took an OTC medicine and it went away). Anyway, I think I just got my 2nd yeast infection.

    Here are my symptoms: itchiness "inside and outside" and soreness. Last time I had a yeast infection, I had a lot of discharge. This time, almost none. I'm just confused as to whether this really is a yeast infection. I eat a good amount of yogurt, which is actually supposed to get rid of yeast infections. I eat a cup of full fat plain yogurt about 5 times a week. I also eat cheese almost everyday.

    Should I go ahead and buy an OTC remedy? Or is there another way to get rid of this? I read that eating yogurt helps prevent yeast infections. But I already eat yogurt.

    I'm trying to avoid having to use medicine. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    I have heard several ladies around here mention the Chinese herb "dong quai." I'm not a lady so I can't tell you much about it other than to say that it seems to get good endorsements for hormone regulation and other "femenine" issues from the ladies that I've heard mention it.

    It's all natural at least. Maybe some ladies here can tell you more about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumroll View Post
    I have heard several ladies around here mention the Chinese herb "dong quai." I'm not a lady so I can't tell you much about it other than to say that it seems to get good endorsements for hormone regulation and other "femenine" issues from the ladies that I've heard mention it.

    It's all natural at least. Maybe some ladies here can tell you more about it?
    i use the dong (heh), but it is for hormonal regulation and works just great at that. at least for me.

    as for "thinking" you have a yeast infection... just eating yogurt doesn't guarantee you'll never get one. there is a wide variety of microbes in our down-there-bits, not just the handful in the yogurt.

    if you have had ANY unprotected sex, get to a doctor. seriously. even if it has been with your "monogamous" partner. if you can truthfully answer no to that, feel free to try any of the natural remedies here. even if you see a doctor and it doesn't require antibiotics, you can still use these suggestions instead of monistat.

    but please rule out that it is NOT an std before shoving garlic up your woo-woo.
    As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

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    I've seen one post where someone mentioned they used a probiotic capsule to alleviate their yeast infection. (hint: not orally)

    It's not something you hear much about, but in my mind it makes perfect sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosnic View Post
    I've seen one post where someone mentioned they used a probiotic capsule to alleviate their yeast infection. (hint: not orally)

    It's not something you hear much about, but in my mind it makes perfect sense.
    This!

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    I've used melaleuca (tea tree essential oil) topically/vaginally with great success. It has a warm tingly kind of feeling, odd but not uncomfortable or painful.

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    if you're not sure what it is, get it checked out by a doc. really.

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    [[[[Yeast infections - prick a garlic clove with a fork, and stick it in the vagina. I've heard all kind of advice about putting the clove in a piece of gauze with a string for easy retrieval and/or warnings NOT to prick it with a fork (it can burn sometimes), but I'm not afraid to "dig" for the clove, and it doesn't usually work as well for ME if I don't prick the clove.]]]]

    I started a thread on natural remedies a while ago - and this was posted by a member. I do not know how effective it would be, but it may be worth a try, and who knows, it just might work !
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

    ...small steps....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
    [[[[Yeast infections - prick a garlic clove with a fork, and stick it in the vagina. I've heard all kind of advice about putting the clove in a piece of gauze with a string for easy retrieval and/or warnings NOT to prick it with a fork (it can burn sometimes), but I'm not afraid to "dig" for the clove, and it doesn't usually work as well for ME if I don't prick the clove.]]]]

    I started a thread on natural remedies a while ago - and this was posted by a member. I do not know how effective it would be, but it may be worth a try, and who knows, it just might work !
    Yes this works!! I have done this before. The only thing with this is that you will taste garlic in your mouth. I should also mention to make sure that the string is really tied tight to the cloth. I freaked out the next day when the freaking string broke off from the cheese cloth. The garlic got stuck in there so I had to squeeze it out as if you're giving birth.

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    It's not something you hear much about

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