When I see clients with a vaginal infection, I provide customized recommendations depending on the species causing the problem. There are a lot of different things we check out before treating vaginal yeast infections. I generally recommend using boric acid for vaginal yeast infections. Boric acid is best used in cycles rather than for thirty days in a row. If you have a menstrual cycle, the best time to use the boric acid is about a week before the period starts. That means using boric acid from about ovulation through.
Remember, the golden rule in treatment is that it should be customized to your circumstances. If you notice irritation at a particular time each month, keep track of the pattern and use the boric acid before the infection flares.
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If you have constant vaginal irritation, it is probably best to treat from the end of your cycle right through to the beginning of your period. On most nights, you can insert anywhere between one to three, even five capsules if you want, of boric acid. Don’t be afraid to use the boric acid for several days in a row. Leave the capsules overnight and then clean the vagina in the morning. In the morning, clean the vagina using a turkey baster with a flexible, soft silicone tip. Irrigate the area thoroughly.
Calendula tincture is quite good for cleansing the area. You can purchase calendula in small bottles from a herbalist. Try and get a low alcohol one, around ten to twenty percent alcohol. Calendula tincture is made from Calendula flowers, leaves, and flowers. It works very nicely in a small basin. If you take that up with the baster and irrigate the vagina using that liquid, it works beautifully to regenerate tender and sore skin in that area.
Another option is to use Hypericum or St. John’s Wort, although that’s more for vulvar pain.
Each month come back and treat again. Once the conditions clear, keep treating for another one to three cycles.
If you have a vaginal yeast infection, have your partner checked and then treated with tea tree oil. If your partner isn’t treated, there is a risk of reinfection and symptom recurrence.