Main Article on Vaginal Yeast Infections Question: What kinds of treatments have been effective for your yeast infection? Submit Your Comment Comment from: racmcg, 35-44 (Patient) Published: November 19 Glad to see that I'm not the only one that is going through a yeast infection. I also finally found a gynecologist that would listen and he put me on Diflucan for 6 weeks. I actually feel normal for the first time in 15 or so years. No other doctor would listen. So frustrated. Ladies... never give up. Just keep looking for that doctor that will listen. Comment from: Prettygurl36, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 14 I just got off antibiotics for my yeast infection, and a day or two later I ended with some burning and thinking it was going to go away I did nothing really for it. Well, when I went to urinate it started burning and stinging. Then I noticed some white stuff on my vagina. I tried a Walmart brand that was equivalent to Monistat 3-day and it worked! The white crust started coming off and the burning ceased, thank goodness. I couldn’t even urinate, I had to sit in a bath of warm water to urinate so it would burn less. Comment from: missfresh, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 30 I've had on-and-off bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection for years. If you're reading this article, you're probably in a similar situation. Sex, working out, and periods are my top ways to throw my vaginal pH off. I've found a nice routine of inserting boric acid after these ‘trauma' events. All I do is make sure to insert a suppository after these pH destabilizing moments. I've been using VeeCleanse as they don't mix any extra ingredients in their formula. Comment from: lyncherie, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 06 Since 2017 I have this yeast infection, sometimes it’s gone, but mostly I have it, before my period. I hope someone can help me and share what medicine I need for this. Back in June 2017 my obstetrician gave me metronidazole and Canesten vagina suppository, but when my husband came back to Philippines and we had sex, it came back, I don’t know what I need to do, it is almost 3 years I have had this. Comment from: justme, Female (Patient) Published: September 10 Try Miconazole. It’s a brand of Monistat. It’s the best. I use the three-day and on the third day, I am so happy it’s gone. I was told by a pharmacist to use it the first time. It was embarrassing for me to ask her, but she was so helpful and even told me of her own experiences, which made me feel more comfortable. Now, when I’m in the aisle, and I see someone looking through boxes, I tell them to get Miconazole! Comment from: Ntonto, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 21 After suffering for seven years from yeast infection, I went to the doctors, but it doesn't go away. Comment from: 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: September 10 I have had 2 yeast infections in my life so far and both have responded incredibly well to medication. With the first one, I used Monistat, and it worked like a charm. With my most recent one, I used Miconazole, and it also responded well. I find that wearing loose, soft clothing decreases the amount of discomfort. Sleeping in the nude even helps; it "airs it out," so to speak. Comment from: Jamie S., 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 23 Thank you so much for this valuable information. It is people like you that really make a difference in the lives of people with yeast infection. I suffered for 12 years from yeast infection and nothing I tried worked. Drugs, nutrition, all types of doctors, you name it; the suffering never really went away. Fortunately, I found out about a natural way that finally got rid of my yeast infection for good. 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. Comment from: sophie, 7-12 Female (Patient) Published: March 10 I have a 9yr old daughter with severe yeast infection. Redness, itching, and she even gets blisters filled with blood. I don't know if this is from itching and these blood filled blisters form or what it is from. She has been using medication for a good week now and it is getting better, but blisters are still forming on and off at times. 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. QUESTION The vagina includes the labia, clitoris, and uterus. See Answer 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Comment from: Ms. K, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 19 I have yeast infections regularly. I have used acidophilus, AZO yeast, and AZO cranberry. Published: June 06 The only thing that I have found that can prevent yeast infections is taking Acidophilus on a daily basis. Also, I have noticed that I have a lot fewer yeast infections since I reduced the amount of sugar in my diet. Published: June 03 Yogurt has worked well for me. 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. Comment from: angzw, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 23 I suspect in my case that the recurring infections I have are partly to do with a little flap of excess skin on my perineum because of childbirth. Using lubrication before intercourse also seems to help reduce the number of infections I get. Comment from: ruth767, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 15 I have had frequent yeast infections for 12+ years ranging from itchy, irritating, to so raw and bleeding. Recently I ate a clove of garlic and it was gone the next day. I couldn't believe it! Garlic is natural and safe and kills bad bacteria! Try it, it really worked. To kill the garlic smell, eat fresh parsley. Comment from: crystal, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 15 I just had an operation on appendicitis, and I think it’s getting well, but I just had a little concern regarding to the way I feel right now. Every time I move or walk I feel dizzy and before I had an operation my doctor asked me if I have any vaginal discharge, but I said I don’t have any even though I have yeast infection I lied about it can somebody please help me. Comment from: Lisa, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 16 When I had a yeast infection, I immediately purchased the 1-day insert. I was in so much pain about 15 minutes afterwards and all through the next day. I called an advice nurse and she told me that it is best to use the 7 day treatment because in the 1 day treatment you are getting a huge amount of medicine and sometimes in women it is way too powerful to handle in a one shot treatment. I wish I would have known that sooner.