Patient Comments: Vaginal Yeast Infection - Home Remedies


What home remedies have you found effective in soothing symptoms of vaginal yeast infection? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Diya, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 08

I have recurrent vaginal yeast infection. Drinking turmeric milk at night with a little honey helps relieve the itching at night. Lemon water during the day also helped control it. I guess both of these just boost the immune system. And yes, I am avoiding sugar also.

Comment from: Sandra, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 02

My symptoms of vaginal yeast infection were unpleasant smell, itching and burning from the vaginal area. Fungus in vagina resulted in bad night’s sleep. I tried to treat my fungi with cream from the pharmacy for 2 weeks but without any improvement. My boyfriend’s father suggested me to try tea tree oil and thyme oil together with a change in diet. I started eating lots of vegetables, no alcohol and no sugar. After 2 weeks my yeast symptoms were gone.

Comment from: Curious woman, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 21

Well, I hope my comment will be useful for those who suffer from vaginal yeast infection. You can try apple cider and honey in your bath, another idea is using garlic either eating or insert in your vagina for a night. Garlic is white gold, try it and try to ignore its smell.

Comment from: tea tree, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 27

Water soluble tea tree oil, 1 cap in your bath each night, in 3 nights the vaginal yeast infection should be gone depending on the severity. If it is very inflamed and itchy externally, soak a padded towel material in a basin with 5 drops of the oil mentioned above and position it against your affected area. Overnight works best. I have used this for years, doctors refuse to believe it works, but tea tree oil has anti-fungal properties (although science debates that point).

Comment from: Sunshine, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: March 02

Two home remedies I've found that works for me are yogurt (with no or very little sugar) and buttermilk. I take these at night, and my infection is better in just a day or two. Not cured, but better.

Comment from: apara, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 04

Tea tree oil has long been prized for its antifungal properties, works well as a hope remedy for a yeast infection.

Comment from: Anusha, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 30

I wonder if yeast infection will go if treated with salt water. I am also trying use of coconut oil.

Comment from: vhietin, 19-24 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 29

For me Candida Breakthrough eliminated yeast infections without prescription and over the counter drugs.

Comment from: tessa, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 12

Trust me women, this works. Try putting about a tablespoon plain yogurt inside you and wear a pad to sleep in. I had a vaginal yeast infection from a bubble bath and nothing worked. I bought plain yogurt, it was cold on contact, but instantly it worked. I had mine for a month, and it was horrible. Eating yogurt didn’t help but this does, it stopped burning itching instantly, and I was fine the next morning. I did it again that morning and at night as I wanted to make sure, and then no more. It has been ten years and I haven’t had one since then, good luck.

Comment from: Sickandtired, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 19

You basically have to remove anything with yeast or sugar from your diet to really kill off a vaginal yeast infection. That includes yogurt if it has sugar added. Try probiotic supplements.

Comment from: lalaine, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 02

My vaginal yeast infection is so itchy and very painful. I don't know how to prevent this!

Comment from: Needs help, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 12

I have recurring yeast infections, and I don't enjoy sex anymore because it's very painful. I tried the pill, Diflucan, and I am taking Nature's Cure. It gives me relief, but it doesn't get rid of it. I tried yogurt and I still can't shake it. I have tried a lot of medicines and have spent money going back and forth to different doctors looking for a cure.


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Comment from: Mary, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 12

I have been using an herbal supplement made by Azo specifically to prevent yeast infections. It works for me. I would use the miconazole for when you have an active infection, but if you are prone to them, try the Azo Yeast.

Comment from: Tami, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: September 12

I never had yeast infections before going on "the pill," but now I have them regularly. I take acidophilus every day, and it really helps. Also, if you take antibiotics, eat yogurt or take more acidophilus than usual when you're done taking the antibiotics.


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