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post #1 of 35
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So, I got the idea to post this from lauriebells thread on honey. This is not for the overly squeemish.

I don't get many yeast infections, maybe one every two years. Obviously though, they are not fun. I especially hate the really awful smelling slime that you have to inject into yourself for the bargain price of $20. Yuck! Eff that.

My last two YI have been treated better and cheaper with stuff that most people have at home every day. All you need is a clove of garlic and honey (pref. organic)

Take the garlic and peel it without cutting. Then, insert (like a tampon). If you are worried about loosing it, you can thread the clove with some string. Me, I just pop it in. To treat any exterior itching and pain, sit somewhere where you won't make a mess (I just sit in the empty bathtub) and apply honey liberally to all affected areas. Sit for at least 10 minutes. (I read a book). Then rinse gently in warm water.

The relief is immeadiate. Change over the garlic clove twice a day for three days just to make sure it is completely gone. Do the honey masque again if you need. Both times I did this I had no symptoms after the first day. Stop putting your money in the pockets of the makers of that over-priced ineffectual slime.

P.S. I know what you are thinking, but the garlic really doesn't make you smell. The clove remains in tact and really, it is not noticable.
post #2 of 35
Casey- I've been well aquainted with the garlic for many years. Honey however... I'll have to remember the next time I need it.
Thanks
post #3 of 35
seriousy? how do you keep it in?, it stays in? you aren't putting one on like Dweckl or Tim are you?
post #4 of 35
Well, I think putting one IN is more like it.
post #5 of 35
Thread Starter 
I'm glad to hear I am not the only one who knows about it!

I would _never_ joke about such a matter.

It just stays in for me. I do my kegals so that might help. I push it up, uhmm..good and far.

Seriously, this remedy is sooooo much better than the slime. Try it next time. If you aren't feeling 90-95% improved by the end of the day, call me a liar and go get your normal treatment. The drug companies want us to believe that they are the only ones who can help, but it isn't true. After all, women had to do something before monostat and the rest.
post #6 of 35
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Well, I think putting one IN is more like it.

Ahahahhaha
post #7 of 35
I don't think I have had one in years, and I had issues back then with inserting anything, but now, how do you get it out?
post #8 of 35
omg that sounds so crazy and messy! but hey if it works, its worth it. i once read that you should freeze yogurt and insert the little cubes for relief, i never tried it though.
post #9 of 35
^That's what I was wondering.
post #10 of 35
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I don't think I have had one in years, and I had issues back then with inserting anything, but now, how do you get it out?
I just wash my hands and search it out.

If you are worried though, you can thread a string through it and leave the string out like a tampon.

xtina: I have read about the yougert thing too. That is also supposed to work for UTIs. The way I found out about the honey and garlic thing was I woke up in the middle of the night and knew that is what it was and wanted to treat it THEN rather than waiting to go to the grocery store. I didn't have yougert in the house, but I had garlic and honey
post #11 of 35
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I just wash my hands and search it out.
Reminds me of an episode in Sex & The City. But no, I guess I'm not that open with myself, lol.
post #12 of 35
Thread Starter 
Like I said...I do my kegals (pelvic floor muscle exercises) so I kinda push it out a bit. It has never been a problem.

But yeah...thread it if you are worried. Don't want to have to journey up to WI to help with the search. (but would do if needed )
post #13 of 35
^LOL. love ya ;D i will have to give it a try the next time this happens.

clear your inbox by the way, thanks!
post #14 of 35
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It is cleared
post #15 of 35
Oh Casey, this is just another reason to love you. You are so on my page!

I push it out. It's a valuable muscle to excercise.

If you don't like the clove idea, you can use garlic capsules, pop one or teo open and spread it out on a tampon THEN insert.
post #16 of 35
I would so do this, I've never had a yeast infection though, I had another kind, the stuff from the store made it waaaaaaay worse. I don't recommend it.
post #17 of 35
Thread Starter 
Oh Pooh, knew you would know about this already.

In the olden days we would have been the village medicine women (me as your apprentice, of course!). Unfortunetely, we also would have gotten burnt at the stake for being just a little too smart and a little too hot.
post #18 of 35
I think poorpoohbaby knows everything, lol. Such a smart woman.
post #19 of 35
My dad swears by garlic, he puts part of a clove in his ear to treat ear infections and it works for him.

A veterinarian once asked me if I had ever seen mold in a jar of honey and I said no. I used to treat small wounds on horses with lemon and honey. Just a small squeeze of lemon to dry it out and then cover then wound with honey. It's perfect since it's also very sticky and covers up very well so that no bacteria can get in.

Another great help to prevent yeast infections is to wash with baby oil/almond oil or something similar. The yeast grows in tiny cracks in the mucous membrane and the oil covers these so that the yeast has nowhere to go.
post #20 of 35
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Oh Pooh, knew you would know about this already.

In the olden days we would have been the village medicine women (me as your apprentice, of course!). Unfortunetely, we also would have gotten burnt at the stake for being just a little too smart and a little too hot.
I had to laugh, really. That was funny and probably true. My brothers knickname for me when I was little was Witchypooh, no shit. To think someday, then or now, it would ring true. But I could not ask for a better partner.

Awwww, Compulsive, I am so flattered but as much as I would like to take credit for all this knowledge, it isn't mine. I merely regurgetate the information I have read, used and know to work, to other people who express an interest. All my life, I have just had a keen interest and desire to help myself. That's all. I am really just humbled that there are people here that I can help and who trust me enough to try what I talk about. It's a BIG step for some people.
post #21 of 35
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Originally Posted by Kirie View Post
My dad swears by garlic, he puts part of a clove in his ear to treat ear infections and it works for him.

A veterinarian once asked me if I had ever seen mold in a jar of honey and I said no. I used to treat small wounds on horses with lemon and honey. Just a small squeeze of lemon to dry it out and then cover then wound with honey. It's perfect since it's also very sticky and covers up very well so that no bacteria can get in.

Another great help to prevent yeast infections is to wash with baby oil/almond oil or something similar. The yeast grows in tiny cracks in the mucous membrane and the oil covers these so that the yeast has nowhere to go.
This is brilliant! All of it! Thank you! I never ehard that before with the oil. You can be sure I will test these out!
post #22 of 35
^Yeah definitely try the oil. I got tons of yeast infections when I was pregnant and this was the tip that helped the most. Now I use it more or less everytime I shower just in case.

I should add that the vet told me about treating wounds with honey, I didn't come up with it myself. I'm a honey freak though, it's the first thing I will have if I feel a sore throat coming.
post #23 of 35
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Originally Posted by casey60622 View Post
xtina: I have read about the yougert thing too. That is also supposed to work for UTIs.

UTIs too? explain...
post #24 of 35
Urinary Tract Infection. UTI's I typically just use cranberry juice. If you catch it in time, it's no big deal. I have only ever had 2 but cranberry juice, or extract capsules have worked for me. Parsley tea would probalby work as well or uva ursi tea.
post #25 of 35
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I have only had 1 UTI and I treated it with juice and capsules.

But, I read that the yougurtsicles can be used to treat the burning and itching...the acidophilus cultures are what does it (from what I understand). So, for any of this, you have to make sure that you get the kind that specially says live acidophilus.

Eating yougurt regularly will also help you avoid UTIs and Yeast Infections in the future.
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