How To Use Plain or Greek Yogurt For Yeast Infection(1)

How To Use Plain or Greek Yogurt For Yeast Infection(1)Yeast infection is usually considered as an embarrassing health condition and a lot of women suffering from it hesitate to seek medical attention. Candida Albicans is the main culprit behind a yeast infection. A vagina is a home to many good and bad microbes. Candida is one of bad microbes. When this balance is disrupted, candida overgrows developing a yeast infection.

The factors causing this issue are hormonal imbalance, weak immune system, oral contraceptives and antibiotics. Restoring the amount of friendly bacteria especially lactobacillus acidophilus in the vagina is the perfect solution for yeast infection.

Both Apple cider vinegar and yogurt contain friendly bacteria which helps us deal with the problem. Though apple cider vinegar is highly effective, some people feel scared to use it because of its acidic nature. If you are one of them, then yogurt is an alternative for you.

Is Yogurt Effective in Treating Yeast Infection?

  • Yogurt contains lactobacillus acidophilus which is friendly bacteria usually found in our intestines and vagina. When this bacterium interacts with sugar present in our diet, it generates hydrogen peroxide through a chemical process called fermentation. This hydrogen peroxide kills the yeast infection.
  • The probiotics or the friendly bacteria present in yogurt restore the balance between the good and bacteria in the body.
  • Usually, yeast thrives in a less acidic environment. By balancing the acidic levels yogurt makes it difficult for the yeast to grow or spread.
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How to Use Yogurt for Yeast Infection?

There are different ways of using yogurt for yeast infection which include both internal consumption and external application. For your convenience, we have mentioned them below in detailed steps.

1. Yogurt Tampon

Inserting yogurt into the vagina is a pretty messy job, but it is very effective. Are you wondering how to insert yogurt for yeast infection? Follow this easy process:

  • Add unsweetened yogurt into a plastic tampon.
  • Refrigerate it to get little yogurt sicles.
  • Insert these popsicles into the vagina for 2 hours.
  • Additionally, apply some yogurt to the labia and vaginal opening.
  • Put on a pad to collect the melting yogurt and find relief from the cold yogurt.
  • Rinse off with water and dry thoroughly.
  • Repeat the process once during day and another overnight.
  • Alternatively, coat a tampon with yogurt and insert it into vagina and leave it for about 4 – 6 hours or overnight.

Alternative: If you don’t have a plastic tampon then you can use a disposable glove. Fill the glove fingers with yogurt and freeze them. Take out as needed and insert into the vagina.

2. Yogurt Sicles

The cool temperature of the sicles will reduce the inflammation and swelling.

  • Take a cup of yogurt and fill the slots of an ice cube tray.
  • Place the ice tray in the refrigerator and let it freeze for 3 – 4 hours.
  • Remove the yogurt sicles from the ice cube tray.
  • Gently rub them on the affected areas.
  • After finishing it, rinse off with lukewarm water and pat it dry thoroughly.
  • Repeat the process at least 2 times a day for quick results.

3. Yogurt External Application

This process is very simple and doesn’t need any earlier preparations.

  • Take some yogurt in a bowl.
  • Using your fingers, apply a coat of yogurt to the affected areas.
  • Leave the application for 30 minutes and wipe off it.
  • Repeat the process at least 3 times a day for 1 week to notice the results.

4. Yogurt Using a Syringe

For this method, you will need a syringe without a needle. By following this process, we apply the yogurt inside the vagina without much discomfort.

  • Take syringe without a needle and fill it with yogurt.
  • Sit with your legs wide spread apart.
  • Place the business end of the syringe into the vagina mouth.
  • Squirt the yogurt inside.
  • Leave it for some time. Make sure to wear a sanitary pad to collect the leaking yogurt.
  • Rinse it off with water.
  • Repeat the application only when you need it.

5. Yogurt Consumption

  • Simply consuming an increased amount of yogurt can help to fight yeast infection from the inside.
  • Consume 1 cup of yogurt 2 times a day i.e., once in the morning and again at night.
  • If you don’t like consuming yogurt, you can take probiotic supplements for achieving the same benefits. Probiotic supplements contain good bacterial strains which help to control and prevent the growth of infection.

6. Garlic and Yogurt

The allicin present in garlic contains antifungal properties which deal with the yeast infection. Apart from that, it boosts your immune system to fight off the infection and prevent its recurrence.

  • Peel 2 – 3 cloves of garlic and mince it to make a paste.
  • Stir in garlic paste to a cup of yogurt and consume it.
  • Eat garlic yogurt at least 2 times a day.

7. Yogurt and Onion

Onion is rich in powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which help to treat the infection. A large number of yeast patients suffer from water retention as well. Onion helps to remove the excess fluids from the body.

  • Take 1/2 onion and grind it.
  • Add onion paste to a cup of yogurt (unsweetened) and consume it.
  • Eat yogurt and onion mixture daily 2 times a day.

8. Yogurt and Ginger

Ginger exhibits a detoxifying effect on the body. It also helps in improving blood circulation and strengthening the immune system to fight off the yeast causing infection. The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger soothe the inflammation caused by the infection.

  • Using a grater, grate a 1-inch ginger.
  • Stir in the grated ginger into a cup of yogurt and consume it.
  • Consume this twice a day daily and you will observe results in few days.

9. Yogurt and Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are loaded with amazing benefits. They are rich in omega-3 which is known for its antiviral, antifungal and anti-parasitic properties. Apart from killing the yeast fungus, it also provides relief from the inflammation caused by infection.

  • Add 10gms of pumpkin seeds to a cup of yogurt.
  • Repeat this remedy at least 2 times a day to get relief from the infection quickly.

10. Yogurt and Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper is well known for strengthening the immune system and eliminating toxins that include candida. Fatigue, caused by yeast infection can also be treated using cayenne pepper. When cayenne pepper is combined with yogurt, it reduces the yeast infection in a matter of few days.

  • To a cup of yogurt (unsweetened), stir in 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
  • Repeat this remedy at least 2 times a day.

11. Lactobacillus Acidophilus Pills:

If you don’t like to eat yogurt then you try its supplements. Yogurt supplements which are also available as lactobacillus acidophilus pills can also be used to treat a yeast infection.

Dosage – 1 to 2 Lactobacillus Acidophilus pill (each containing 10 million to 1 billion CFU’s colony forming units for once or twice a day until the infection is completely gone.

Alternatively, you can cut open the tablets, extract the powder and use it for external application.

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What Kind of Yogurt is Good for Yeast Infection?

In order to treat a yeast infection, you can either use store-bought or homemade yogurt. However, if you are buying it from a store then make sure it is unsweetened, unflavoured and it should contain live active Lactobacilli (more than one species is good).

Flavored contains added sugars which encourage the yeast to grow. Thus, if flavored or sweetened yogurt is used then the situation can worsen.

Homemade Yogurt Recipe:

Making yogurt at home is very simple. By following the below steps you can make about 2 quarts of yogurt.

Things you need…

Ingredients:

  • Organic, whole milk
  • 1 yogurt starter kit
  • wooden spoon
  • Instant-read or candy thermometer (one that can clip to the side of the pan)
  • Whisk

Equipment

  • heavy saucepan with a lid
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • Instant-read or candy thermometer (one that can clip to the side of the pan)
  • Sterilized glass jars

 Process:

  1. Heating the Milk: Pour the milk into a saucepan and warm it until it reaches right below boiling point (about 185°F). Stir the milk gently while heating to make sure the bottom doesn’t scorch and milk doesn’t boil over.
  2. Cool the Milk: Let the mixture cool down until it is warm enough to touch (about 110°F). Stir it occasionally to prevent the skin from forming. These temperatures are important so it is better to use a thermometer. Although if the milk is down or up by few degrees it should not matter.
  3. Thin the yogurt with Milk: Take a yogurt starter kit, add cultures into the milk. The quantity of the cultures will be provided on the pack). Whisk the milk until yogurt is dissolved in the milk.
  4. Pour The Milk: Take sterilized jars. Pour the milk and yogurt mixture into it making sure to leave some space on the bottom. Close the lids and place in a warm place away from direct sunlight somewhere the temperature is around 100 degrees Fahrenheit (or 38 degrees Celsius), perhaps next to radiator or boiler.
  5. Wait for the yogurt to set: Leave the jars for 4 hours to overnight for the yogurt to set. The time for yogurt to set depends on the cultures used, temperature of the milk and your yogurt preferences. The longer it sits, the thicker and more tart it becomes. If this is the first time, you are trying then check after 4 hours and stop when it reaches the taste and consistency you need. Note: Avoid jostling or stirring until the yogurt is set.
  6. Making the next batch: Once you made one batch of yogurt, you can use some of it to make next batch. After few batches, if you observe some odd flavors or if it’s not culturing quite quickly, then it means some outside bacteria has taken up the residence. As long as the yogurt is good to taste, you are safe to use it. To make a fresh, you can use a store brought commercial yogurt in your next batch.

Is Greek Yogurt Good for Yeast Infections?

Yes, Greek yogurt for yeast infection is also considered to be safe. In fact, it is probably the best yogurt for yeast infection. The benefits of Greek yogurt are as same as normal yogurt. Avoid using sweetened and flavored sweet yogurt as the yeast feeds on sugars and worsen the infection. You can use Greek Yogurt for both topical application and internal consumption.

How Long Does It Take Yogurt to Cure a Yeast Infection?

Use yogurt for about 7 days and see if you feel a difference. Usually, it starts working within 7 days of use. You can use it until the symptoms disappear.

How to Prevent Yeast Infections?

It is always advisable to take enough measure to prevent yeast infections from occurring. Paying attention to few things will help us to maintain a healthy vagina.

  • Moisture can be lead to yeast infection. So, it is very important to keep the vagina dry. Even if you apply the yogurt, after rinsing off, dry the affected area thoroughly.
  • When you are suffering from yeast infection, avoid wearing tight clothes as they can trap moisture which helps yeast to grow.
  • Avoid taking antibiotics as it kills off the good bacteria.
  • Wear cotton underwear as it ensures there is no sweating in the genital area.
  • Always use unscented tampons. The scented tampons contain chemicals which will disrupt the pH balance in the vagina which result in yeast infection.
  • Avoid taking estrogen-based contraceptives as they can change the hormonal levels which increase the yeast infection. If you need a contraceptive then choose progesterone based one.
  • Avoid taking stress as it will have a negative impact on the immune system which allows the yeast to grow.
  • Avoid using soaps, feminine perfumes, sprays, scented toilet papers, talc, douches and deodorized tampons as they affect the natural cleansing process and pH balance.
  • As yeast thrives on sugar, it is better to avoid sugar intake until the infection is completely gone.
  • Eat a well balanced nutritious diet which contains enough vitamins and minerals to maintain your immunity.
  • Even though yogurt is effective in treating a yeast infection, if it is not working for you or the condition worsens, it is better to consult a doctor.
  • If you are pregnant, suffering from yeast infection for the first time, or suffering on regular basis then it is better to get examined by a physician.

Have you tried yogurt methods earlier to get relief from the yeast infection? Click here for alternative home remedies for preventing yeast infections. Please share your comments, queries, and suggestions in the comments section below.

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191 comments
  1. If I have French vanilla yougurt can that be used to insert in the Virgina since I couldn’t find any plain one ?

    1. It is difficult to say the exact time as it depends on the infection level and healing capacity of an individual. Yogurt can provide you relief from the infection if followed regularly. Apart from that you have to maintain good hygiene, avoid harsh soaps, wear breathable clothing and eat a well balanced diet for quick results.

  2. I got a yeast infection from the medication i was taking for a bladder infection. So im wondering if i just put the tampon in the yogurt then insert it inside me for 4 hours. And how many time do i do that a day. And im also going to buy the one tab oral pill as well. Just to make sure it really kicks it out of there. Although im not itchy from it i have burning after i go to bathroom. Huge lower back pain amd front stomach pain to

    1. As per your description of pain in lower back and front stomach, it is better to consult the doctor to find out whether the infection has spread to other parts. Meanwhile, you can repeat the tampon with yogurt method 3 times a day.

    1. We recommend you to consult a gynaecologist to get it removed. If garlic is left for a longer time it can cause damage to the mucous membranes of the vagina.

      1. How do you rinse the inside of your vagina to get the yogurt out? I used strawberry banana yogurt, now that Im reading all this I want to rinse it out and use plain yogurt. I can honestly say since I inserted the yogurt I haven’t had any abdominal pain. I just did it last night should I insert the plain yogurt tonight since I use flavored yogurt last night and it wasn’t the correct one?

        1. Your vagina will naturally move the yogurt from it. You can just rinse with water to remove it. Yes, now onwards, make sure to use only plain yogurt.

          1. Can you tell us your problem in detail so that is can be helpful for us to provide a solution.

  3. I had an allergic reaction to some antibiotics from a uti and I put yogurt down there overnight because it was very irritated and I also had a yeast infection. Should I do it another night?

      1. I can inject the yogurt and leave it over night? Or is that bad? I want to try this because my discharge looks like cottage cheese and well, I already know it’s because of a yeast infection. I just want to make sure it will be okay leaving the yogurt in there over night while sleeping

        1. Yes, you can leave yogurt overnight just make sure to wear a pad to avoid mess. It helps to collect any dripping yogurt from the vagina.

  4. My plain yogurt still has a little sugar in it, is that ok if I’m inserting it? And can I eat flavored yogurt? I don’t like garlic

    1. It is better to try unsweetened yogurt as it yeast thrives on sugar. So only use yogurt with no sugar. You can eat flavoured yogurt but reduce sugar content in your diet. If you don’t like garlic try the remedies which don’t contain garlic.

      1. I have a yeast infection my Dr proscribed me the Fla pull the one tablet but I inserted plain. 0 fat yogurt it’s relieve the itch a little and calm sum the discharge down its painful around the outside of my virgins the part right before you enter the vigina

  5. I found a plain smooth low fat yoghurt…is it ok to use??. I tried to look for the words unsweetened, no sugar, unflavoured couldn’t find.

    Thnx

      1. The yoghurt I found is a plain smooth medium fat, not low fat. Also it doesn’t have words like unsweetened or unflavoured. Is it OK to use?

          1. I did the treatment , applied unsweetened yougert, it was really effective i am so happy

    1. Once ive inserted yogurt with a siringe , how do i keep the yogurt from coming out for an hour ?
      Do i have to be laying down ?
      Also , how can i use apple cider vinegar ? Would that help ? If so how would i use it ?

      1. you can lay down if you want but it is better to wear a sanitary pad to collect the draining yogurt. Yes, you can also try apple cider vinegar. You can find more information in this article -http://homeremediesforlife.com/apple-cider-vinegar-for-yeast-infection/

  6. Idk if I have a yeast infection I felt itchy like crazy and just a mild burning I used monistat 7 the first night and I felt a little relief then by the 3rd night as I insert the cream I felt the worst burning sensation down their why is that?? I tried again the next night and same result what can I do to and what kind of infection do I have??

    1. You have a yeast infection!!!! It’s okay that the monostat external cream hurts it hurts a lot of people. I get the most relief from yogurt applied directly to my vagina

    1. Apply it and don’t wear underwear as it can create a moist environment which helps the yeast to grow. Apply and leave it for an hour and wipe off. If you have severe infection then you can leave it overnight and rinse in the morning. Apart from that make sure the vagina is completely dry and avoid wearing tight clothing.

  7. After insert the yogurt and after couple hours a lot of discharge that looks like cottage cheese came down. Is that normal and should I do another treatment of the yogurt

    1. Don’t worry, it may be because the treatment is working in reducing the infection. Try it for another few times and check if the symptoms have been reduced or not. If not please discontinue this treatment and try different ingredients like apple cider vinegar. You can find other remedies in this article – http://homeremediesforlife.com/yeast-infection/

    1. It is better to apply yogurt directly instead of using it on a pad. Sanitary pad doesn’t let air circulation and create moisture environment which helps the yeast growth. Apply the yogurt directly and leave it for an hour, rinse off with water and dry it completely.

    1. Hey I’m 12 weeks preg have also had burning down below for 1 month. I’ve had 2 weeks antibiotics and pessary tablets for 6 days. Drinking plenty water and also cranberry juice which is disgusting. How did you get rid of it.

    1. No, the brand doesn’t matter but make sure the yogurt is unsweetened and unflavoured. Usually it doesn’t cause any bad smell.

  8. How do i know its yeast or fungal infection? Or let me just say what’s the difference between yeast and fungal infection?

    1. Yeast is considered one of the groups in the fungus kingdom. Candida is the most common yeast. Though it is present in our body, it doesn’t create any problem generally. If any factors like unbalanced hormones, sugar in the body tissue triggers its multiple growths then it leads to an infection. A fungal infection can be caused due to yeast or mold. The symptoms and areas of infection are different from one another. A yeast infection can develop on intestines, skin and genitals.

  9. If I use the yogurt in a syringe over night is that OK? And how many times a day and how often do I use it? How long before you see results I have Bv

    1. No, don’t leave the application overnight. You can repeat the application once in a day until you reduce the yeast infection.

  10. I’ve been dealing with cottage cheese discharge, no itch, no odor since June. I’ve used Monistat, diflucan 3xs, boric acid suppositories and tetrazol cream and nothing has worked. I then went to a holistic doctor who put me on a 21 day detox with a supplement called Zymex. It’s so frustrating. This has cost me over $1500 so far.

    Long story short, I’ve been using AVC as a douche since Sunday afternoon. When I checked to see if there is yeast, my discharge is milky and I’m hoping that I don’t have cottage cheese again. Should I continue using the AVC and go into using the yogurt tampon?

    1. If the yeast infection has cleared you can discontinue the douching process. For regular maintenance to prevent recurrence, you can add some apple cider vinegar to the bath water and soak in it for 20 minutes.

    2. Hi
      Seems like I am dealing with the same issue you have mentioned. I’ve taken the exact ssme medications did you ever get rid of the infection?

      Its a true nightmare

  11. For a few months I’ve been having a white, greyish discharge and a strong odor. I don’t have any problems with itching or burning after I pee. It’s just mainly the smell. I’m not sure what’s going on and don’t really want to see a doctor. I believe the smell isn’t coming from the outside but in the inside. What should I do ?

    1. Try the methods mentioned above for few days and check if there is any positive improvement. If you don’t have any positive improvement, then stop trying the method. Yet, we recommend to consult a doctor to diagnose the problem.

  12. I am searching for unsweetened yogurt, I came across a few of them that say that they are plain and have zero sugar but when I look through the label it has 6g of sugar, can I still use this?

    1. Yes, you can use it. Yogurt naturally contains a small amount of sugar which is in lactose form and fructose free.

    1. It is okay to wash your vagina with warm water as it provides relief from pain and itching. Avoid using hot water as it can worsen the skin condition.

  13. I d,nt understand the point of keeping the vagina dry, is it the external part or the internal to be kept dry? and is it okay to insert unfrozen yogurt into the vagina,,i mean should i just coat the normal tampon with yogurt and insert it in?

    1. The external part of the vagina should be kept dry because moisture encourages the yeast growth. Yes, unfrozen yogurt can be inserted. Yes, you have to coat the tampon with yogurt and insert it into the vagina.

      1. The “external part of the vagina” is not the vagina! It is called the VULVA. Please use the correct terms to eliminate confusion. You state that it is important to keep the vagina dry. This is impossible! Use the correct terms, please!

  14. i have a yeast infection / clumpy discharge it’s been a couple of days but i think I’m gonna get my period soon.
    i have plain double cream yogurt, is it safe to use it? its just the yeast and it’s a lot i don’t have irritation or any odor.

  15. If I use the syringe method, it means the yogurt will be all the way inside the vagina right? How will I rinse inside the vagina? Do I just have to wash outside (the opening) part? Or how do i take it out completely? Will the rogurt come out on its own? I have been getting yeast infections now and then, will it help in stopping this?

    1. The yogurt will get discharged slowly from the vagina. You can wear a pad to avoid the mess and stains. You have to wash the vulva (the opening part of the vagina) with water. Yes, it will treat and prevent the yeast infections.

  16. I’m a bit confused. So, after you insert the yogurt via syringe you leave it for an hour? Then clean/rinse the vulva with water, but do not rinse internally? Rather, just allow the internal to evacuate/leak out on its own over time?

  17. Been to doctors though had water infection did strip test was negative but still got spmptons do you think it could be a yeast infection would using yogurt do any harm if tried it

  18. I have vaginal itching,,, very much burning and sometimes white curdy discharge,, my pap smear and vaginal swab comes clear,,, my labia is colour is red also,, what should I do??? I m ssuffering with pain and irritation. .what to do. I have use all antifungal medicines and antibiotics but,,, my condition is sometimes better sometimes not..I visited 3 doctors alsoo.what to do,, ddoctors said my reports are normal. .I m nnot satisfied..please
    help

    1. You can try any method mentioned above in the article. Apart from that include probiotics in your diet to increase the good microflora. Avoid stress, taking estrogen-based contraceptives and consuming sugary foods.

  19. I am currently using plain yoghurt. How long wil it take to notice th results and can it take away th fishy smell?

    1. It is difficult to tell the exact time frame as everyone is different and we aren’t aware of the yeast infection level you are facing. So try the method regularly until you find the results. Yogurt can take away the fishy smell caused by yeast infection.

  20. I had an unprotected sex then after a day i experienced cottage cheese discharge n the opening of my vagina is itchy n burning can the plain yogurt help me get rid of these symptoms if yes how do I use it?

    1. Yes, you can use yogurt to get rid of the symptoms. Just apply yogurt on the vagina and vulva. Leave it on for 30 minutes and wipe it off. Repeat the process at least 3 times in a day until you notice the results.

  21. I have yeast infection for two weeks now, have been using garlic and the redness is gone but the White cottage still comes out as well as the itching and the odor, should I continue using the same process or I should change?

  22. I bought a plain yoguhurt but the ingredients were nt really stated it just said;treated water, scheme milk and DVS culture with stabilizer. I dnt know if i can use it

    1. As per your information, looks like it doesn’t contain any added flavors so you can use it. If the application is worsening the condition then stop using it. Try it for at least 3 – 4 days before drawing any conclusions.

  23. I’ve had a bad experience using a tampon so I’ve been scared ever since to use it. I don’t want to do that method but where would you even find a syringe for a vagina? And is it possible you can tell me a couple of good brands of yogurt to use ?

    1. You can buy a syringe (without needle) in a pharmacy store. Choose any brand that states plain, unsweetened and unflavored yogurt.

  24. Hi
    I had d and c a week ago following a miscarriage. I am having an itchy vagina inside and outside. It hurts as well when I utinate. Can I use yogurt to relieve the pain and itch please ? Help.

    1. As per your description, we are unsure of the reason for itching and pain. Consult a doctor to know the correct reason. However, you can apply yogurt outside to get relief.

    1. if the infection is present inside the vagina then you can apply it inside as well. Or else you can apply yogurt on just the itching areas for relief.

  25. I have a yeast infection, doctor gave me fluconazole witch I have just taken but can I also use a tampon with yogurt on it? And of so….Do I leave it over night or take it straight out? And how many days or times a day do I do it?

    1. Yes, you can use yogurt tampon method. You can leave it overnight and remove in the morning. You can repeat the process 2 times (once in morning and once in night) in a day.

  26. I suffer from reoccurring yeast monthly about a week before my period. I was fine for a while caused I was on a loop so my periods stop. Now we are trying for a baby and I’m just miserable every month. As I am suppoaebto have my period next week itching started yesterday. Can you give me any advice on how to survive until I conceive?

    1. Apply yogurt on your vagina or itching areas. Leave it on for few 30 minutes. Rinse off and pat dry. Repeat the process 3 times in a day. You can take probiotic supplements to increase the good flora and prevent the yeast infection.

  27. I tried yogurt in frozen form..I insert frozen yogurt inside my vagina and rub some frozen yogurt outside my vagina..I feels good but after my periods my itching in vulva and clitoris return..I m again using this yogurt method..I tried Acv also but Acv make my vulva swallow..my culture and swab report come normal…plz plz help me ,, I want to know what disease I have if my reports are normal…i also eat little amount of ice cream and my vagina feel sore …

  28. I visited many doctors and my swab test and vaginal test is normal..I have vaginal itching and pain.feel itchy after eating sweets..please pleas just tel me what I have..how to diagnose my problem. .u tell me what I have and what to do

  29. I have been suffering from burning urination,ungent urge to urinate,urinate just abit once the problem starts,cheesy chunky yellowish n greenish discharges,in the past two years very bad odor,smelly menses ,acne for past 8months on the face,food allergies ,i have been to the doctors uncountable times and my medical results are normal,whenever i take antibiotics the problem will get worse.For the last few months i discovered i have been having this chunky discharges all through my cycle.i don’t know what to do.the last time i went to the hospital the doctor said i dont have any STD but they saw a bacteria but dont know what bacteria it was.i was put on antibiotics and the problem still didn’t go.i am taking unsweetened yogurt now it i haven’t felt the pain.hope inserting frozen yogurt will help me too?please can you help tell me what is troubling me?its so frustrating.thanks

    1. As per your description, we understood that your entire GI tract is not working properly. In order to get it back into the track, you have to start detox diet. Include fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily food. Avoid eating meat and junk food until you get complete relief. Increase probiotic content in your food. Apart from that take probiotic supplements as well. This helps to colonize your gut with friendly bacteria which suppresses the bad bacteria causing the problems. Follow any yogurt method mentioned in the article to get relief from the discomfort caused by infection. Exercise regularly and reduce your stress levels to strengthen your immune system.

      1. This could be a UTI I had similar symptoms last year, I went to the pharmacy got medication and it went away but now I’m sufferring from monthly yeast infection..

  30. I’m going threw menopause n constantly suffering with infection, this time I av no discharge or irrability just a affencive smell , could it be BV and if so would the natruel yougart help ,

    1. As per your description, we are not able to conclude of the reason for the distinctive smell. Can you provide us some more symptoms you are facing? Or else consult a doctor to find out the exact cause for the problem. Depending on the problem, we can provide you the home remedies.

  31. My fiancée has a white cottage cheese like discharge from her vagina. I’ve suggested the yiugurt treatment should she apply this into her vagina? She used some yogurt last night but left it overnight and this morning she said there was a bit more discharge that looked more clotted – is the yogurt working?

    1. Are you sure the discharge caused due to yeast infection. As per your description, we are not aware of the reason for discharge. We recommend to visit the doctor to find out the exact reason for the discharge. The clotted discharge may not be caused due to yogurt. Once you know the root cause we can find the solution as per it.

  32. Plz help me..kindly reply me…I have vmuch itching and so much burning in outside sometimes inside my vagina..I have irritation when I eat sweet..my tests are clear..I have tried yogurt method inside and outside my vagina, it gives me temporary relief ..
    My social life my own life is vvvmuch disturbed. Plz help me wat should I do..help me diagnose my issue.

  33. After rinsing off the yogurt, i still feel itchy, is that normal.? It’s just my second time applying the yogurt.
    Thank you.

  34. Hello, in some of your comments you mention it is okay to keep the yogurt insertion in overnight (I want to use the tampon method) but in one of your comments you told someone not to leave it in overnight via the syringe method. Please confirm when it is acceptable to leave the yogurt in overnight and when it should be avoided.

    1. Actually, once you apply yogurt into the vagina via syringe, it comes out some time. That is why we recommended to wear a sanitary pad. If the sanitary pad or leaking yogurt is kept overnight, it may create a moist environment which can help the yeast to thrive. That is why mentioned not to leave it overnight. However, as you are interested in tampon method, you can leave it overnight.

        1. For normal topical application, we don’t recommend wearing an underwear. But if you are using syringe method, then you to wear a sanitary pad to collect the yogurt leaking from the vagina. In this case, you can wear a cotton underwear that lets enough air circulation.

  35. Along with all of the symptoms of a yeast infection I have little bumps/pimples on the inner folds of my vagina. It’s not from any form of hair removal because I haven’t trimmed or shaved since early last year. But I just wanted to know if it was also a symptom of a yeast infection or could it be another underlying problem. Thank you.

  36. My husband told me . that 3 days after we got sex he’s not feeling well , what does it mean ? honestly, I have vagina odor , and i feel that i have yeast infection . I want to try it before I consult to the doctor but I want to ask does the yogurt cant affect the pregnancy ? thank you

    1. Don’t worry, yogurt doesn’t affect the pregnancy. However, we recommend to consult your doctor before trying any treatment.

  37. i have an itchy vulva and pain while having sex, then there is some cheese like discharge coming out and when it is out i feel itchy can i use the natural yogurt?

    1. Yes, you can use yogurt method to treat the symptoms you have mentioned. However, we recommend consulting your doctor to get the problem diagnosed before trying out any treatment.

  38. I have never tried the yogurt method. I want to try the inserting the “yogurt-sicles”. I got plain non-fat chobani Greek yogurt, the nutrition facts say it has 4g of sugar but sugar is not listed in the ingredients and it is plain unflavored. Is this ok to use?

  39. I bought stonyfield organic plain nonfat Greek yogurt. It doesn’t say it doesn’t have sugar but on the back it says 9 grams of sugar. Also it has 5 cutler ingredients but not the one you said. Can I still use it?

    1. That is naturally occurring sugar which is present in the form of lactose. So, it doesn’t affect like processed sugar. You can use it to treat yeast infection.

  40. I’ve had recurring cottage cheese discharge and I’ve been itching, too. Is it okay to eat plain yogurt?

    1. Hey, I could use some help?

      I’m in my early teenage years and I’ve been having recurring cottage cheese discharge and I’ve been itching, too. I’ve tried my best to keep myself dry after going to the bathroom and taking showers (also I need to know just in case I should stop or not: would Equate Feminine PH Balance Wash be okay or should I stop using it? because I need to know). But would it be okay to eat yogurt? Because my dad’s calling the doctor on Monday to try to schedule the appointment to be sooner. So is it okay to eat yogurt now?

      And what foods would you recommend for breakfast, lunch and dinner so I can keep a balanced diet? Just wondering because right now I’ve been eating strawberries, yogurt, plain chicken and I’m just trying to stick with healthy stuff because I’ve had a bad diet up until now and I’d like to start a balanced one to prevent any bad stuff from happening again.

      1. Yes, you can eat yogurt. You have to stay away from sugary, gluten and processed foods until you get relief from the yeast infections.

  41. Hey. I’ve been having thick white discharge for some years now and i think the level of it is too high. Im trying the plain yoghurt method and i dont knw if its safe to use during periods. Will the discharge affect my chances of conceiving as om planning to conceive this year.please help

    1. As per your description, we are not sure about the reason behind the white discharge. We recommend consulting the doctor to find out the right reason before trying any treatments.

  42. M currently experiencing a whitish yellowish discharge and its uncomfortable when it fills my vagina. This happened after using oral contraceptive. How do i get rid of this discharge?

  43. The yogurt I have is labeled non fat and plain but on the back it says 12g sugar. I didn’t notice this until I already put my yogurt tampon in and now imnjot sure if I should take it out or not. Help please!

    1. Naturally yogurt contains a small amount of sugar content which is in lactose form and fructose free. Yeast cannot thrive on lactose form sugar so you can use it.

  44. Hi, am having a chronic yeast infection for 5 good years it refuses to go, have used fluconazole flaggy, spend a whole lot of money. Will youghurt kill it and give me tips to keep my vagina thanks.

    1. Have you tried out our daily routine to treat yeast infection? It has provided good results to many of our readers. However, we also have a permanent cure to yeast infection by treating its root cause. If you are interested let us know.

      1. I am interested in this! I’m going on two years. I have done several cleanses, detoxing, cutting starches and sugar, ACV, doing yogurt now,. I’m at a loss.

    1. No, yeast infection doesn’t cause infertility. Yes, yogurt can treat yeast infection of 4 years.

  45. I have discomforts such as vaginal discharge, difficulty in urinating because of the pain, itchiness on the inside which is sometimes unbearable and burning. So I did put yogurt on the external part then the burning on the outside lessened. Will yogurt lessen the itchiness on the inside too? Pls help, Thank You

    1. Yes, Yogurt helps to reduce the irritation insider as well. Try the yogurt tampon method mentioned in the above article.

  46. Am in a place where yoghurt is unavailable, however they take pasteurized cow milk in place of yoghurt, can it be used as well?

  47. Help!!! unsweetened yoghurt isn’t available when i am, the only thing i could find is skimmed sugar free milk and pasteurized cow milk, can it be used? i am scared and don’t know what to do.

  48. Hello i have whitish and smelly discharge for over 2months now.is it okay to insert natural yoghurt using a syringe?Thank you.

  49. I am 26 weeks pregnant. I am experiencing yellow discharges as a result of an infection. Can I use the plain yogurt??

    1. Yes, you can but we recommend consulting a doctor. Because few methods like tampons, syringe application and others are not suitable for pregnant people.

  50. Hey im scared right now. I dont have any itching but i kinda do have milky discharge and it burns when i urinate. Can i just put yogurt onto my vagina?? And do i have to put it inside my vagina or can i just put it on my vagina cause im scared to put it inside me??

    1. Yes, you can put yogurt into your vagina for relief. It is better to put it inside for effective results. Don’t worry as it doesn’t cause any side effects and it will automatically drip off after few minutes. It is better to wear a pad to collect the yogurt mess.

    1. The time period depends on the different factors like healing capacity, the strength of candida, your immunity and others. However, you should observe improvement within 1 or 2 weeks.

  51. I was diagnosed with heavy growth of Candida Albican in my vagina five years ago. Doctor prescribed Diflucan to treat my infection. But over the years, it comes & goes. That monster just WON’T leave my body until now. I have just started the so called “Candida diet” 25days now. It seems that I’m getting better, I try to avoid sugar added food whenever possible, But also at the same time, taking Diflucan as prescribed by specialist doctor. And, I take probiotic capsule,drink coconut oil, drink apple cider vinegar everyday since I started the candida diet……..

    BUT!! I can still see some white discharge flow out tgt with urine, which I believe the candida is still inside my body (though the amount of discharge greatly reduced by now). Can you have a view on what is that white discharge? is this a sign that the yeast/candida still inside my body? I wanted to clear that discharge. Please help!

    1. You may be observing the white discharge flow out with urine because the infection might be leaving the body. That is the reason the amount of discharge is slowly decreasing. So, we recommend following the same routine for few more weeks to see whether you are having clear discharge. And can you let us know which candida diet are your trying? Is it the one we have presented in our website or any other?

      1. Thank you for your view!

        I’m referring to a few websites i.e Dr.Axe, thecandidadiet.com etc.. to check out and follow the list of food to eat and to avoid on the candida diet, Basically the only food I eat now is Meat,Egg, alot of vegetable and yogurt. Avoided fruit at all. Drink raw apple cider vinegar (3 teaspoon mixed with water, twice a day, morning and night) and virgin coconut oil daily (1teaspoon with empty stomach), eat plain yogurt. No other supplement pill except probiotic pill and vitamin C.

        Tried to insert yogurt to vaginal and sleep overnight with it for few days, the discharge is seen decreasing..Thanks for the share! and let’s see how it goes!

  52. i started getting this onion smell so i thought i either have bv or thrush? so I started to Insert the yogurt using a syringe and ive noticed after a while the yogurts been coming out yellowish but with no smell…Any suggestions help?

  53. Does cleaning the cottage cheese discharge from the inside of the vaginal area with a clean tissue paper also helps in treating this and applying Coconut oil ??

  54. every time before and after Sex i experience heavy wetness on my vagina, my husband always complains and i am getting worried.. would you recommend that i also use the yogurt method?

  55. Hi..i have this problem where my vgina have badb odour but i did not experience any discharge..but when i do pap smear few months back,the nurse that make the swab say i have a lot of white cottage cheese like inside of me..so i am very worried on why it doesnt want to come out?do i need to stick my finger in it to get it out?

    1. You can remove it through your fingers but make sure to do it very carefully. Make sure your hands are clean before doing it.

  56. have hard a serious infection which made me to use garlic for a week put
    nothing happened.. I fell even worse the outtr the door to my vigiana feels iteche and I applied youth to the affected part do I wash with hot or cold water

  57. Hi, my little one has white yellow discharge. Can she use youghurt as well? I been to Gp but they won’t give me anything for it. Can you help me please. How should I use it as she is only 3 years old and I can’t put inside of her vagina. Will be really helpful if you could advise me. Thank you.

  58. idk if i have a yeast infection but i’ve had a really bad odor and i’ve had discharge that is clumpy and it’s like spotting but with that discharge . and i’ve had this for a while now and i’m scared because i don’t really want to go to the doctor and have it checked out . please help

  59. Hello, Few days ago I started to feel pain in my pelvic part and then there’s an itching in my vagina and whenever I urinate, there is a burning sensation, and I am having a thick white discharge, Now my period is delayed for 2days. I don’t know what is happening then I have read your article. Is it a 100% that I have a Yeast infection? what should I do? HELP ME PLEASE 🙁

  60. i’m scared telling someone and consulting a doctor , is greek yogurt the only option ? How long will it take me if the infection is on an early age ?

  61. i have had a very itchy and burning feeling on the outside of my vagina for about a week. i️ thought i️t was a uti at first so had some cranberry pills and took a few antibiotics. what else can i️ do to make i️t go away? nothing has really worked. the only discharge i️ have is clear and does not seem to abnormal

  62. I started having this heavy wetness recently.It started clear then yellowish runny colour like a puss.It smell abit like over ripe avarcado pear.No irritation no itchy but I am fed up of having to clean & wash myself & under wear 3-4 times a day.I had inserted garlic but still discharge keeps coming.
    Now for two times using tampon coated with plain yogurt! How long will this discharge finishes and the smelly disappeared?
    Also suffers with back pain..Am I in trouble?

  63. Hello, I have had a yeast infection for over a week now. Saw a doctor and the result of the test came back with e coli and candidiasis. I finished my médication after 6 days: fluconazole and another antibiotic then one other pill to insert every night. I feel a lot better but not completely i have two tears and still a little yellowish watery discharge. I have been eating plain yoghurt for 3 to 4 days now and threw all my underwear out,bought new cotton underwear. I have also been using crimatazole cream. What else can completely clear these symptoms? I am tired

  64. Hey I took a long shower, I was very discomfort and itching very badly and I got out and dip the cotton balls in the yogurt and place a cotton ball full of yogurt inside my vaginal how long before showering???

  65. me i have yeast infection around my penis can i use flavoured yoghut in order to cure the infection

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