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hi guys, I have a yeast infection :angry: does anyone know of an all natural or over the counter remedy? I do have a Diflucan in the house, thinking of just taking it but afraid of side effects????

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Betty--This is not a natural remedy, but when I get the occasional yeast infection, I immediately start the Monistat 3 day cream. I get the pre-filled kind. It always has worked for me. Sorry to hear you have one--they are no fun :(

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Me too. I ate too many cookies. PB last week and Almond this week. I can't get by with eating too many goodies anymore : (

I am drinking Pau D'arco tea and plain Helios Kefir. There are other teas out there though. I just happen to keep this on hand.

I don't want to take Diflucan either. My doc recommended the otc stuff, Monistat, but so far it is going away without it.

Good luck ... marcia

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hi guys, I have a yeast infection :angry: does anyone know of an all natural or over the counter remedy? I do have a Diflucan in the house, thinking of just taking it but afraid of side effects????

Try going low-carb for a few days. That usually works for me. No breads/grains, go easy on the fruit, no processed sugar. But eat lots of vegetables. Eating yogurt usually helps too -- get the plain (unflavored) kind with live cultures. Adding a little honey to it will make it taste better.

Good luck!

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I read somewhere that if you get yeast infections on a regular basis, that means you have systemic candida and need to take something like Diflucan or Nystatin to get rid of it.

Does anyone know if this is true ? Or is this a normal thing and it just means we need to stop eating so many carbs ?

I hate the idea of taking a prescription med, but if it would get rid of this problem forever, it would be worth it.

Or will going on the candida diet and using all natural remedies get rid of it forever too ?

Thanks .. Marcia

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Have you been on antibiotics at all? I definitely recommend probiotics too. They may not be enough to cure your infection...but they can definitely prevent another. Whenever I take an antibiotic or if I think I feel an infection coming on, I take the probiotics, and I never get one. I was having major problems for a while, and since I've been doing the probiotics I've never had another problem. Oh, I have taken diflucan in the past w/o problems. I would be worried about taking it--especially if you are miserable! Someone here mentioned causes of frequent infections...I will add to that by saying tampons can be a major cause too.

I read somewhere that if you get yeast infections on a regular basis, that means you have systemic candida and need to take something like Diflucan or Nystatin to get rid of it.

Does anyone know if this is true ? Or is this a normal thing and it just means we need to stop eating so many carbs ?

I hate the idea of taking a prescription med, but if it would get rid of this problem forever, it would be worth it.

Or will going on the candida diet and using all natural remedies get rid of it forever too ?

Thanks .. Marcia

Hmmm, I'm definitely not a yeast expert, like some folks here...but some bodies can get overloaded and need treatment. Have you cked into that or symptoms for it? Some I can think of--fatigue, craving sugar... I was having frequent infections and that's when I figured out tampons were the cause. Frequent infections could be caused from an "internal" problem or an "external" type problem like the tampons. Also, hopefully this doesn't embarrass anyone ! but oral sex can also cause yeast infections...if done more frequently. And I will say its not a wives-tail...read a medical article on it a long while back...

I would say going on the diet may help you in some ways...but I don't think it would be a cure all from infections... Meaning, an antibiotic or the above mentioned culprits can still throw of your balance and cuase an infection...

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Being a type one diabetic along with celiac, I've had to become something of an expert on preventing yeast invasion. I've only had a couple of yeast infections in my life, but I've also become proficient in natural remedies to stave off an infection when I feel one starting. First of all, the antibiotic-yeast connection is a definite. The antibiotic kills not only the bad bacteria in your system, but the "good" bacteria too, the intestinal flora that you need to keep fungus away. So, when you're on an antibiotic, you MUST take acidophilus, ideally six billion active cells three times daily. And here's a GREAT remedy to get rid of an infection when you first feel the itching and burning; it's worked several times for me, but the secret is that you must do this as soon as you feel it starting: mix a heaping teaspoon of baking soda into eight ounces of room-temperature water, and drink it. Follow it with another glass of water. An hour later, repeat. An hour after that, repeat once more. By this time my symptoms are usually gone, but sometimes I'll do it a fourth time. The baking soda restores the ph in your urine, and kills off the yeast. Another remedy (messier, I'm afraid) is to get some plain no-fat yogurt with live bacterial cultures (most have this) and, if you'll pardon me, get as much of it as you can up into the vaginal opening. The farther up, the better. It works probably better than eating it, I think!

Hope this helps.

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One of the first things my dr. did on my gluten-free journey was to rid my body of candida overgrowth. He put me on Diflucan, 1 pill every other day for two weeks. He gave me some info by Dr. Crook and I found Dr. Crook's book at the library - here is his site: http://www.yeastconnection.com/ You can google it, there's tons of info including http://www.nutramed.com/allergy/candida.htm

My dr. warned me that if I did have interal overgrowth that taking the Diflucan would make things worse before they got better. And he was right - a had a few days of, err... very interesting bathroom episodes. But, according to the dr., that means it was killing off all the yeast in my gut - and there's only one place for it to go :blink:

I still take probiatics and sometimes a yeast cleansing herbal supliment from my natropathic store.

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There is some natural things one can take for yeast overload. My daughter has tried every drug available and nothing has ever gotten rid of the growth, the doctors said she has one of the worst cases they have ever seen. Since going to a doctor who believes both mainstream and holistic medicines she has finally started on a slow path of ridding her body of the candida. Here is what she has been doing and this is the first time for about 25 years her mouth has not been sore and the rest of her body .

candacleanse from Mt.Capra ( she orders from the NEEDS catalog. And 100 to 20 capsule of pure oil of oregano. She has suffered for years and now she feels there is hope to killing this off...

mamaw

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