Got a yeast infection? Feeling itchy and uncomfortable down there? Worry not, my friend! The solution to your problem might be right in your fridge. Yes, you guessed it – we’re talking about yogurt!
While the unfortunate reality is that at some point in their lives, many people will experience a yeast infection shudder, the good news is that using yogurt as an alternative treatment can provide nearly instant relief. Keep reading to find out which type of yogurt works best for treating this pesky problem.
Why Yogurt Works for Yeast Infections
Before we go any further, let’s take a moment to understand why yogurt can be so effective at treating yeast infections.
First off, not all bacteria are bad – your body actually requires “good” bacteria (known as probiotics) in order to maintain optimal health. These probiotics help keep everything running smoothly by combatting harmful microorganisms like yeast.
Secondly, when someone experiences a yeast infection, the natural balance between good and bad bacteria in their body becomes disrupted. This leads to an overgrowth of yeast (ew!), which causes irritation and discomfort.
Eating foods or applying products containing live cultures of lactobacillus acidophilus – one particular strain of “good” bacteria found commonly in yogurts – may help restore this natural balance by increasing the number of good bacteria present in your body (woo hoo!).
Now that you know how it works let’s dive into how you can use yogurt for instant relief from those annoying fungal infections (ugh!) itching around on parts where sunlight doesn’t shine…
Probiotic-Rich Yogurts: Your Best Bet
When it comes time for choosing what type/brand/kind/make/model/flavor/size/color/packaging/etc…of yogurt😊to use for yeast infection treatment, the most important thing to keep in mind is that it needs to contain live cultures of Lactobacillus acidophilus.
Many brands advertise their yogurts as being “probiotic-rich,” but what does that even mean? Essentially, probiotic-rich foods are those that contain a substantial amount of good bacteria. These kinds of yogurts have billions – yes, billions! – of healthy bacteria colonies per gram, making them ideal for treating yeast infections.
When selecting your yogurt brand make sure it clearly states on the label “contains live active cultures” or any variation thereof because unfortunately not all products do and you don’t want to be using yogurt with zero beneficial bacteria 😔!
Consider adding sweetener like honey, sugar or fruit into plain yogurt so its easier on taste buds😋…
Full-Fat Vs. Low-Fat: Does It Matter?
Now we understand what kind of culture ahem 🙊is required — let’s move-on how fatty does matter when picking out the best brand for yourself🏆.
When choosing between full-fat and low-fat yogurt treatments say “full-steam ahead!” For optimal benefits reaching each cell deep-down-there ⚡️,
Full fat options tend to have more CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) than other varieties which studies suggest promote certain health benefits such as decreased inflammation and weight maintenance. Opting for a higher fat content should generally lead toward an improved experience at least by our standards 👌
And If You’re Vegan…
For vegans who choose not ingest anything animal derived- fear not there are vegan-friendly alternatives available at local grocery stores such almond milk-based versions (but double-check necessary certification/criteria before purchasing). Or better yet get creative with some plant based coconut cream concoctions wilder than Jurassic world 😛.
How to Apply Yogurt: Three Different Methods
Now that you know which kind of yogurt to look for, let’s explore the different ways to use yogurt to treat yeast infections.
- The Spoon Method – Simply spoon some plain (unflavored and unsweetened!) yogurt into a clean tampon applicator or use plastic syringe like it’s whipped cream on ice-cream🍨. Insert into your vagina before bed each night until all symptoms have disappeared 😭.
But be careful because inserting anything inside yourself is dangerous when not properly sterilized😷. Be sure to thoroughly clean any utensils used during application with alcohol-based wipes➡️(but make sure none remains)‼️So don’t skip this step!!
The Finger Method – Applied externally by dipping fingers in cool 🔥yogurt then rubbing gently shazam; 👉genital area💫/with focus around the entry point… It might get messy so keep paper towel handy ❄️🌡 .
Eating Yogurt Regularly – This option may not give instantaneous relief like applying directly but consuming it multiples times per day as part of dietary routine can help increase good bacteria levels over time 🙂
What About Other Dairy Products? Are They Beneficial?
Unfortunately, other dairy products like milk and cheese do not contain the same concentration of lactobacillus acidophilus and therefore aren’t effective treatments for yeast infection unless they are fortified with probiotics — However studies show nothing but positive health effects from regularly incorporating these foods into one’s diet outside mentioned 🤲
A Final Note
While yogurt can definitely soothe an inconvenient ailment such as yeast infections, always remember: if symptoms persist, visit a doctor! With their expert advice they’ll be able steer you back on course in no time ⛵ .
Hey there, I’m Dane Raynor, and I’m all about sharing fascinating knowledge, news, and hot topics. I’m passionate about learning and have a knack for simplifying complex ideas. Let’s explore together!
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