I need help i get yeast infection before during and after my friend!!! what should i do?

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Pamela - posted on 08/06/2009

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Go and see your doctor to confirm its a yeast infection especially if you are getting it all the time. As i was told by my doctor the last time i had one that some people often mistake a yeast infection for a urinary tract infection because the symptoms are very similar so it is important to find out the exact problem so it can be treated properly. Are you using tampons or pads because sometimes these products contain fragrances and chemicals that can upset the normal Ph balance of the vagina. I would recommend using a cotton tampon or unscented products to help and avoid panty liners as they can make it worse. Also adding extra yoghurts or yakult to your diet will help improve the natural cultures in your body to help balance it out. Hope that makes sense and helps

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Phoebe - posted on 08/06/2009

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I am VERY prone to yeast infections! I feel for you. The best is Acidophilus powder (since it absorbs better than pills). You can get it from any Whole Foods grocery store. Make sure it is very high in probiotic strains (ex. I use one with 12 billion per gram and it's called Jarro-Dophilus). Just mix 1/4 teaspoon EVERYDAY with water. This of course, is a prevention not treatment! And it does need to be refrigerated. Also, at the same Whole Foods grocery store you can buy bleach free, fragrance free tampons, pads, etc. These are also good preventatives. It is a whole new lifestyle but it works wonders! For treatment, have your Dr. prescribe you the one day pill because it is less uncomfortable than those over-the-counter treatments and it works internally faster and better.

Sheena - posted on 08/06/2009

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Something to consider would be keeping Acidopholus pills in the house, they have to be refrigerated so keep them up high away from the kids...

Michelle - posted on 08/06/2009

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my advise it to get a colonic irrigation done this will help alot and a yeast free diet at the same time.....they are not painfull but very helpfull for many reasons other than yeast

Tammy - posted on 08/06/2009

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i do and try to keep yogurt in the house but the kids 3 and 4 eat it all..lol

Danica - posted on 08/06/2009

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Aren't there over the counter medicines for that? Also, yeast infections are basically the outward symptoms of internal bacterial problems. You might want to consider changing up your diet a little, maybe add some good bacteria (yogurt, cottage cheese or anything with active cultures). I hope this helps.

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