I regularly receive emails from women all over the world about vaginal yeast infection cleansing. A vaginal yeast infection is more common than you may think, millions of women is America have an annoying yeast infection, and many have a recurring problem. Have you seen my may You Tube videos about these kinds of yeast infections?
If you have a vaginal yeast infection and are in an intimate relationship it is best that you take precautions with your partner, it is easy to transmit a yeast infection between males and females, but also between females. I’ve seen countless cases of women who infected their male or female partners, and also plenty of males who kept reinfecting their partners too. You will need to be especially vigilant and careful with hygiene, make sure that both people in the relationship observe a very high level of personal hygiene. While a Candida yeast infection is not a serious sexually transmitted disease like gonorrhea, chlamydia or syphilis, it can easily be transmitted from one person to another.
Before I continue with this article, you should know I've recently compiled a list of science-backed ways to get rid of candida yeast infections. You can download my free Candida Report here if you haven't yet.
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I want you to know one very important thing about curing this problem – you simply MUST treat this problem both internally, as well as externally. Follow my Candida Crusher Diet, in my book you will find an incredible amount of information on what to eat, and on what to avoid. Chapter 5 of Candida Crusher book outlines a great summary of the best vaginal yeast infection treatments, and here is some information from that summary:
Using A Vaginal Applicator To Cure A Candida Yeast Infection
There are different types of applicators you can get. Some women prefer a smaller, soft silicone device that is available, others may like to use a turkey baster. It all depends on what you feel comfortable using. Using an applicator is not that difficult, do observe hygiene and ensure the applicator is inserted as far as possible without applying too much force. Here are eight points to consider when using an applicator:
- Wash your hands.
- Draw sufficient yogurt (or douche mixture) into the applicator.
- Lie on your back, draw your knees up a little and spread them apart.
- Gently insert the applicator with the tablet in front into the vagina as far as possible, do NOT use force.
- Depress the plunger so that the yogurt (or douche mixture) is released.
- Withdraw the applicator.
- Clean both parts of the applicator thoroughly with soap and boiled, lukewarm water (if not disposable).
- Wash your hands.
The Yogurt Douche Method
Yogurt has been used for centuries as a vaginal treatment, is is soothing, cooling and rich in lactic acid. A lactic acid rich product allows proliferation of lactobacillus species to thrive, and discourages yeasts from growing. It is especially nice to use if your vagina is burning or stinging. Be patient, give it time to work.
You will require up to two tablespoons of room temperature yogurt and an applicator. The technique is very simple; you just pull out the plunger (or squeeze the bulb if you use a baster) and fill with sufficient yoghurt, then gently insert the tip into the vagina and squeeze the contents gently inside. Get yourself in a comfortable position you normally would if you were going to do a douche.
Make sure you use a good quality and preferably organic yogurt, and please avoid those commercial supermarket types of yogurt that are full of sugars and fruits. You will want a plain acidophilus yogurt without ANY sugars, so do read the label carefully.
Do not rinse the vagina afterwards, just rinse the outside gently and pat dry. You will want to wear a maxi pad generally to minimize any possible leakage, and most women will do this before bed and leave in overnight.
In the morning you will want to have a good wash in the shower or bath naturally and preferably wear a mini pad that day to prevent any residual leakage.
The three basic treatment options for the yogurt douche are:
- Use pure natural organic low fat plain yoghurt.
- Use a mixture of purified water and yogurt to thin the mix.
- Use the whey liquid – most powerful way (the liquid on top of the yogurt)
Yogurt Tampon Treatments
Some women will use a tampon they have rolled in yogurt, but after recommending this form of treatment for some time, I don’t find the yogurt tampon as effective as the tea tree oil tampon, which is what I now recommend. To make a tea tree oil tampon work the most effectively, use the pure oil or use the water-soluble form of tea tree and make a strong solution of five parts of water and one part of water-soluble tea tree oil, soak the tampon and leave overnight.
The strongest tampon treatment is when you use grapefruit seed extract (GSE). Try this for very stubborn vaginal thrush: Soak a tampon in 1 tablespoon vegetable oil like organic sunflower oil and add from 5 – 10 drops of GSE, make sure you mix the vegetable oil and GSE very well. Insert the tampon and leave overnight. Repeat for 3-4 nights. This is one of the most effective local vaginal thrush treatments you can do, try it, you will be surprised. I‘ve seen it shift even impossible cases. Start with the water-soluble tea tree oil tampon treatment first for 3-4 days; if it fails then try the GSE or alternate treatments.
Vaginal Pessary Recipe:
A tea tree oil tampon will clear up many vaginal fungal problems, sometimes even within a day or two.
To make a vaginal pessary you will need:
- 1 tampon
- Several drops of tea tree oil.
Remove tampon from its wrapper and pour a few drops of tea tree oil across the top and sides. Insert the tampon, as you would do during your periods. As when you have your period, change the tampon after a few hours.
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Some women may be sensitive to pure tea tree oil, although I have not found this to be the case in 90% of women. Try a drop on the inside of your wrist first. If you don’t want to use the pure oil, soak a tampon in a tablespoon of warm water to which you have added ¼ teaspoon of the water-soluble tea tree oil, and you can use a one part water-soluble tea tree oil to five parts of water if you wish.