You’ve heard people talk about it but you wondered if it’s just a myth. You’re curious because you have that familiar feeling and you know you have another yeast infection. You don’t feel like going to the store and spending more money on creams so you ask yourself can you really treat yeast infections with yogurt? Yes you can treat a yeast infection with yogurt. But what if you could treat a yeast infection without all the mess? I’ll tell you how later.
Before we start talking about treating your yeast infection, you want to make sure that you have one. If you’re not sure, the best thing to do is seek medical advice. Three out of four women have at least one yeast infection in their lives. And 50% of those will have more than one. So most of us know when we’re having a yeast infection. But some of the symptoms could also be symptoms of a bacterial infection or an STD.
Why does yogurt work and how do you treat a yeast infection with yogurt.
Yeast is normally present in our bodies all the time. It is the overgrowth of yeast that gives us the problem. Your vagina is normally pretty acidic which keeps the yeast in check. Sometimes that balance is changed by taking antibiotics, birth control pills, or using certain personal care products. When that happens the yeast starts to multiply faster than our bodies can kill it off. The active cultures in yogurt can immediately start to kill off the yeast.
There are a few different ways to treat a yeast infection with yogurt. (This may be quite graphic for some.) First off, only use regular, sugar free yogurt with active cultures. If you use flavored yogurt, the sugar will negate the effects of the active cultures. You can dip a tampon in the yogurt and place it in your vagina. If you can’t use a tampon, you need some type of syringe, like a turkey baster to put the yogurt in. You can also spread some yogurt directly on the labia for relief. Wear a light pad for leakage. You will feel relief quickly and after a few days, you should be symptom free. Some people recommend eating yogurt regularly to prevent infections from returning.
Are you thinking, ‘yuk’? Well is it better than placing a clove of garlic or a slice of grapefruit in your vagina? These are also home remedies for treating a yeast infection. But, what if you could treat a yeast infection with just a couple sprays under your tongue, three times a day?
Source by Helen Wilson