(Closed) Yeast: Only good in and certain types of beverages, not inside me!

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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2654 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Papillion:  Ugh. Sorry you’re going through this. You can take some apple cider vinegar and water (no stronger than 1:1 ratio because otherwise it stings like holy hell) and rinse carefully and thoroughly. Just your outer bits though, not saying to douche. That helps me with the itching. Do it with cold water, too, because that will also slightly help alleviate any swelling and is better for itching than warm water. Good luck!

Post # 4
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3693 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Get some of the Monistat Soothing Care itch relief cream or some Vagisil anti-itch wipes.  

Also, if you weren’t using condoms, your man should get treated as well of he’ll re-infect you.

Post # 5
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2654 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Sorry, didn’t answer your questions! I am prone to these, and the minor ones that go away on their own tend to last a few days for me. If there is serious discharge or pain involved, it lasts for as long as an OTC treatment lasts. I know you aren’t supposed to douche, but honestly because I am ridiculously prone to them and don’t want to be shoving medication up there monthly, I will do a vinegar douche if I think a minor problem is turning into a major one. The acidity gets the yeast back down to manageable levels and restores harmony to the vaginal flora and fauna. 

For me, prevention has been so critical. I take probiotics that include strains that are supposed to be beneficial for vaginal health daily and am careful with how I clean myself. I don’t use soap except on my outer labia and make sure to rinse everything else very thoroughly at the end of my shower. A little bit Too Much Information perhaps, but I don’t let Fiance near me until after he washes his hands thoroughly and rinses his mouth out with water. I’ve asked him to occassionally rinse his nether regions with vinegar + water just in case, and I generally don’t like to have his penis inside of me if I’ve given him oral. Again, sorry to share sooooo much, but if you or any one else reading this happens to be prone to them, I figure sharing is helpful.

Post # 6
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533 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have been struggling with one that won’t completely go away. The worst part was, I went to see the doctor and she did an exam, and found nothing. Nothing. Later that day, I continued having discharge. How is this even possible?

Anyways, I also second the apple cider vinegar. It reeeeeeeeeeeeally helps with the symptoms.

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