At some point in their lives, every woman has experienced the pain and itching and unpleasant side effects of a yeast infection. Whether you’ve had the experience or not, it’s good to know how to treat a yeast infection. Sometimes, prescription and over-the-counter medications work only temporarily and take a long time to relieve symptoms. They can also be very expensive. Read this article to find out how to make the best of an itchy situation.

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Many women swear by the yogurt treatment. Douche with a half vinegar, half yogurt mixture and wear a pad. The bulb suction can help you to douche because you can suck up the mixture and then insert the bulb and squeeze it to spray the mixture up inside.

One tablespoon of vinegar and one quart of water is another douching solution that tends to yield the fastest results when it comes to itching relief. Some women insert the yogurt overnight (wearing a pad for leakage) and then use a vinegar douche in the morning.

Wrap a peeled garlic clove in gauze and insert it. Let it sit overnight, remove and then douche with the vinegar water solution. This will offer fast results, but you may smell like garlic for a few days afterwards.


  • Drinking straight acidopholus (available at health stores) or unsweetened cranberry juice can help cure a yeast overgrowth.

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