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Fit Claire
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is it true that you can put natural yoghurt on itcy genitals to soothe the itching?
does it work?
do i kinda rub it in? or just leave it there for a short while then wash it off?

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Heather
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That depends on WHY you're itching.

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alaska
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It's true for yeast infections.

The FBI Files: Yeast Infections

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Yogurt is also very helpful. You can use it (organic and plain yogurt only) as a poultice (something you apply to the skin) on or inside your vagina, by simply spreading it with a finger. Given this is more than a little messy, it’s really only a good remedy for bedtime. In addition, simply eating plenty of natural yogurt (especially when on antibiotics) helps protect and restore the healthy bacteria in your body.

Someone here at the boards once suggested (I cant remember who it was, so sorry for lacking giving credit here where credit is due) freezing organic yogurt in unused cardboard. peel of the cardboard tampon applicators. once frozen, and voila: your own yogurt suppository.
I'd recommend (as usual when using medication in your vagina) to simply wear thick cotton undies when you use the yogurt (or medication) at a night.

In general though, yogurt alone will have a tough time healing a yeast infection. Get properly diagnosed by your doc and get the anti-fungal meds first. Once you're done with the treatment, plump up your vagina's health with yogurt at nighttime.

Preventative yogurt use would be advisable for example, when you're prone to yeast infections when on antibiotics: start using yogurt at night as soon as you start the antibiotics.

Other infections (i.e. trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis) are not influenced by yogurt, and an allergic reaction (another possibe cause for itching) wouldn't be lessened, either.

Always get yourself prperly diagnosed before starting to self-medicate.

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Fit Claire
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i had a yeast infection, diagnosed by a nurse and i used a pessery but its still a lil itchy...?
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Heather
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If you're still itchy after taking all of your medication, go back for another visit.

If it turns out you're having chronic yeast infections, it's a very good idea to look at your diet. Diets heavy in sugars and yeast (think lots of simple or processed carbohydrates) are a mahor contributor, for instance.

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