Garlic Won't Work For Yeast Infections, But this May

Using Garlic suppositories doesn't work for treating yeast infections. You can’t always eat your way to a cleanvagina either, even if that food is high in garlic. Dairy diets really haven’t changed the rate of yeast infection in most women.Food has always been a popular first line treatment to ward off yeast and chronic yeast infects. If you have struggled with chronic yeast infections  there are a few new options you may want to consider: a new improved probiotic medication and a new antibiotic medication. It is good news for these patients as they typically try many medications and the good news is that they have brought back a sulfonamide cream for chronic yeast. One in 20 women with a yeast infection will develop chronic and recurrent infections. As our prior post said: gynos define recurrent and chronic as more than 4 a year. Most yeast infections are due to pesky and pervasive Candida albicans. Some experts say albicans are 95% of those infections we see, others knock that percentage down to only 75%. And random healthy women sampling find that 25% of those women walking into any office at any time will culture positive for yeast. If you have that yeast infection, you may or may not rate with the so accurate TV physician Dr. House on the medical diagnostic accuracy scale. If you try to self diagnose, you’re probably right somewhere between 1/3 and 50% of the time. So if your symptoms don’t resolve promptly with your goo of choice, inaccurate diagnosis or co infection with bacteria can be the culprit as often as inaccurate treatment. I like to point out that hormone levels and cycles are related to the numbers of infections. Women are more likely to get yeast infections in the second half of the menstrual cycle, when estrogen is lower, and progesterone is more dominant. Douching doesn’t cause yeast infections. In some studies receptive oral sex causes more yeast infections, and in some studies not, but few studies really culture the partner’s mouths!  For more information, see us for a gyno check at Women’s Health Practice.


  1. in Jan 2014 I had my tubes tied a D & C and ablasion. My husband is fixed. We have since separated. I currently have a new boyfriend and I have noticed that when we have intercourse... about 24 hours later I have extremely painful cramping and pain.. I have a high pain tolerance. .. 2 kids naturally and had gallstones and didnt know it .. had emergency surgery to remove gallbladder ... this pain is soooo aweful.. I went to emerge. There was blood in my urine.. but I havent had a bloody period in 6 months. Did x ray... was fine... did ultrasound... was ok... did internal ultrasound everything looked fine... my gyno sent me for a ct scan...any idean what could be causing this? Could it be from my boyfriends sperm... could I be alergic to it.. idk...


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