Patient Comments: Yeast Infection - Effective Treatments

What kinds of treatment have been effective for your yeast infection?

Comment from: SydneyK, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 13

I have fought yeast for years. Pine cone extract along with a low sugar, low carb diet has worked for me.

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Comment from: (Patient) Published: January 14

I have had recurring yeast infections for the past six months that cause my vulva to swell. I have been using boric acid, and I stopped the fluconazole. I'm so frustrated with these yeast infections. I'm going to the doctor tomorrow to see what he says. I just don't know what else to do or what keeps causing them.

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Comment from: mamita, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 15

I have had yeast infections for more than 20 years. I found that when I am stressed or take baths, this would trigger the infection. My symptoms would be itching, burning, irritation, and heavy white, creamy discharge. It was suggested to me by a friend to take showers because her doctor told her this was her problem. I tried and it worked; my yeast infections became less frequent. I use the Monistat 7 Day treatment, and it works for me.

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Comment from: Crystal, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

I have struggled with yeast infections since I was a child. I have always been told my “ph balance” is the cause. Terazol cream (prescription) is the only medication that brings me relief. However, there are times that it doesn't seem to fully rid me of an infection. A few years ago, a doctor took the time to explain the relationship between my diet and yeast growth. Sugar feeds yeast. The less sugar (including carbohydrates) you consume, the less food for the yeast, and the faster your body will recover. Avoid sodas, fruit juices, candy, pastries, etc., and see if you don't see a huge difference.

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Comment from: Bonita, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

I had reoccurring yeast infections for years and didn't know why or what to do. I used to purchase a product called Summer's Eve Feminine Wash, which I would use during my periods to clean that area. Anyway, one day I ran out of the wash, and I didn't bother to buy more. Since then, I have not had another yeast infection. My advice would be to stop using douches.

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Comment from: ritamae, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 01

I was plagued with yeast infections all my life. Finally I found a gyno who would listen to me. He put me on a pill and tioconazole. I just recently got one after 5 years on this regime.

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Comment from: VetTech659, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 28

I am 31 and just now experiencing my first yeast infection. I had no previous experience with any feminine issues, so this occurance took me by surprise. My symptoms started out as a vague soreness specific to the vaginal opening. Days later it progressed into severe inflammation of the labia majora,accompanied by redness. The discharge was unlike what I had read about in previous years. Mine was not thick, like cottage cheese. It was thin, white, pasty with a yeast-like odor (mild). Within a few days, the itching started and got so bad that I was inflamed everywhere, and a light staining of blood appeared on my underwear. It did not burn when I urinated, however, itching and discomfort followed urination 100% of the time. It lasted more than 1 week. I hope this information helps younger adults, like myself, who are just now experiencing our first yeast infections.

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Comment from: angzw, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 23

The only way that helps get rid of a recurring infection is to get your sexual partner treated as well. If not then he keeps reinfecting you.

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