Patient Comments: Yeast Infection - Prevention

What prevention measures do you use to avoid getting a yeast infection?

Comment from: Marose, 65-74 Female Published: April 05

I find if I have eaten too many sugar products it creates a yeast infection of some type. Sugar creates acid in your body

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Comment from: Xochitle, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 20

I use Acidophilus daily for regular maintenance and eat a bit of yogurt to prevent yeast infections.

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Comment from: pinkpanther406, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 18

My family doctor is more into taking preventative measures and finding more natural solutions to health problems. He told me that sugar feeds candida/yeast. I had a lot of candida in my blood when I first started visiting this doctor. I cut down on sodas and in general my sugar intake and my blood was much clearer about six months later. I have been drinking a ton of soda again lately and just found out I have a yeast infection. For me, there is a direct correlation.

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Comment from: femiNINE, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 04

I recently experienced a yeast infection and I took someone's advice from these posts and ate a clove of garlic. I also paired it with and herbal tea, black walnut powder and ginger root. I boiled for about 10 minutes and then took off of the heat and added red raspberry leaves too steep for about 5 to 10 minutes. That was at about 12am on June 3 2010 it is now 2:19p and the itch, irritation and burning has stopped.

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Comment from: Sassy, 35-44 (Patient) Published: February 14

I had many years of continual yeast infections. The only way I found to keep the yeast away was to use a blow dryer to dry your vaginal region after every shower or especially baths. I've gone years now without any yeast infections just by keeping the area dry and void of moisture.

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Comment from: MsBEEtruthful, 19-24 Male (Caregiver) Published: December 20

I am a young woman with a good amount of stress. I have had several yeast infections over the years.I recently moved out on my own and have been eating a lot more pasta. Sure enough I got a yeast infection. Here are a few things you can do to help: eat less sweets (even juices) and carbs which turn into sugar. Try taking a bath with Epson salt and vinegar (about 1/2-1cup each), sit in the tub with your knees bent to let the mixture rinse the area. The salt will help the itching, burning feeling and the vinegar restores the PH level of your vagina. I read this in a home remedy book my grandmother gave me, it has worked for me in mild cases.

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Comment from: Peaches, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 23

I believe that yeast infections happen in women with high candida levels which are near impossible to get rid of but quite easy to lower, stay away from anything white in your diet, sugar, alcohol especially, pasta, anything that your body turns into sugar, you can get candida levels tested at a natropathic doctors office. I went to my natropathic doctor and I don't get them anymore unless I'm bad and eat sugar and drink beer or am under a lot of stress, stress is a big factor also!

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Comment from: sydney25, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 20

This is the 2nd time that I've experienced having yeast infection. I'm 25 years old and the 1st time I experienced it was 5 months ago. My doctor said it was due to feminine wash and birth control pills. She prescribed Diflucan 150mg capsule and another one after a week, as well as canesten cream for 7days. It was effective and now I have it again because I took antibiotics because of sore throat, but this time it was less itchy. I'm planning to discontinue taking contraceptives.

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Comment from: Judith, 19-24 Female Published: April 26

Yeast infection is what I've being suffering from and still have not gotten the solution and I need your help seriously. It started with stitches and discharge of creamy fluid and now it even has an odor, tried so many medicines but all to no avail.

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