yeast infection question? - * girls only * -?
i was reading on home remedies for yeast infection and most of them say to insert a garlic clove into your vagina over night.. does it have to be over night or can you put it in there in the morning and just have it in there through out the day? I know it probably sounds like a dumb question but just incase! Thank you girls!
- Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷLv 49 years agoBest Answer
Sweetie if you have yellow or white stains inside your underwear but with no pain, no soreness, or itching in the genital area then it is not a yeast infection. This is natural moisture from the vagina. It's a sign that menstruation will probably start in about 6 to 18 months.The discharge may be heavy or barely noticeable both are normal.
However, if the discharge has a bad smell or you have any pain, soreness, or itching in the genital area, it may be a sign of infection.
Yeast infections are no fun, but here are a few, simple and natural ways to treat and/or prevent yeast infections from happening.
-Eating yogurt daily that containers Lactobacillus acidophilus cultures result in a decrease of getting a yeast infection. Dannon Yogurt has been one brand that has been found to help prevent yeast infections from happening.
-Flavoring your foods with garlic powder also helps to get rid of a yeast infection. Garlic not only boosts immunity, but it also acts as an antibacterial and an anti-fungal.
~Stick to wearing cotton underwear. Women who wear nylon underwear or tights have been shown to be far more at risk for a Yeast Infection. Nylon underwear can also slow the healing process of a current Yeast Infection.
~Dawn Dishwashing liquid helps to kill the Candida albicans fungus that is usually on your underpants after wearing them all day. Rub a few drops of the Dawn on the crotch of your underpants and scrub under water before washing.
*Douche with a vinegar solution. To treat yeast infection symptoms in women, mix 4 teaspoons of vinegar with one pint of water for a cleansing douche. For those women who don't want to mix their own candidiasis cure all, you can buy prepackaged vinegar and water douche solutions at a local drugstore.
*Take a salt and white vinegar bath soak. Fill the tub with about six inches of warm water (enough to cover your infected area) and add 1/2 cup regular table salt and 1/2 cup white vinegar. Use your hand to mix the water to make sure the salt has dissolved and moved around. You don't want to sit on the salt pile. Sit in the water for about 15 minutes, making sure your knees are apart, or until the water gets cool. The salt matches your natural saline level of your body while the vinegar helps to re-balance your pH level.
*Use a vaginal garlic suppository to treat yeast infection symptoms in women. Peel a garlic clove and place it in a 2-3 inch wide piece of sterile gauze. Twist the end of the gauze around the clove to close it. Place the clove close to the cervix, while leaving the edges of the gauze out of the vagina for easy removal. Repeat this step to cure a vaginal yeast infection twice a day for 3 to 4 days.
75% of all women get at least one yeast infection during their lives.
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Contact your doctor if the natural treatments having helped after one week
Hope it helped to answer your question.
- RhashitaLv 44 years ago
It certainly sounds as if you have a yeast infection, but it could also be a thicker than usual normal discharge. It will take an exam to be sure. Telling your mother should not be a big deal. Infections do sometimes just happen, dear- it doesn't automatically mean you've done anything you shouldn't have. Just tell your mom you have a particularly odd discharge and need to see the doctor. If you aren't sexually active, they don't have to do the full female exam- they can swab the discharge on the outside. Then a quick look under the microscope will tell what the trouble is. If it's a yeast infection, you get the medicine to take care of it, and that's all there is to it.
- duckyLv 49 years ago
why dont you just go to the store and get monostat overnight relief, instead of inserting foreign objects in your vagina.