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  1. I learned an important piece of information about probiotics that doctor’s don’t always tell you: you should not take a probiotic capsule at the same time as your antibiotic. The antibiotic will kill the good bacteria in the probiotic. Instead, take your probiotic either 30 minutes before or 2 hours after your antibiotic to give it time to thrive in your system. I can only assume this applies to yogurt, etc. as well!

  2. I’ve heard of the garlic suppository tip, but I was afraid it would burn. Instead I used some raw milk kefir, about a tablespoon, applied “up there” every time I went to the bathroom. The cooling relief was immediate and the infection disappeared in 1-2 days.

  3. I have a friend who uses plain Greek yogurt to treat yeast infections. She just inserts some every few hours until the infection goes away. It does get a little “messy” but so do the over the counter treatments. She knows of others who wash out tampon applicators, put the yogurt in, freeze it, and then insert it. The coolness helps the pain too. Just some additional ideas!

  4. I used to suffer from constant yeast infections, and they only stopped when I stopped used tampons and pads for good! I only use a menstrual cup now and couldn’t be happier, is definitely the greener, but also the better for your body option!

  5. Another tip for eating raw garlic if you aren’t getting enough of it mixed in to foods. Chop a clove into pill sized pieces, and swallow them like pills. If you swallow quickly with water there isn’t much taste, and if you like garlic then the bit of taste isn’t that bad.