Hi Everyone, I hope this post is helpful info. I AM NOT trying to sell anything, I have just been fighting (yes, still fighting) this fight for 30 years.
Here's what I have learned about yeast, my own case anyway:
--it is naturally occurring in healthy humans, so there is NO way to get rid of it for good. It will not happen!
--sex causes it! Ok, let me clarify. There is nothing on a man's penis that causes a yeast infection, and a condom won't matter, unless the guy has a yeast infection, I doubt it. The problem is, either they have thrush, or they kiss you and you have it (even if you don't notice it) and then they do the thing down south and take what was in your mouth, down there. (Trust me, I've dated guys who wouldn't go there, and looking back, that was the only sex I ever had where I didn't end up with a yeast infection.)
--The very best help for vaginal yeast infections that I have found, in fact, the only thing that works quickly, is boric acid capsules inserted. A doctor will prescribe them if you ask for them, but you can go online and buy the boric acid and empty capsules and make your own without a prescription. I also have had Walgreens order the powder for me, and the empty capsules are available at the health food store.
--Once you have a yeast infection down there, if it is bad enough, after you've treated it, the yeast will leave that area and move outward. It doesn't die, even if you aren't itching anymore. I can almost guarantee that if you've ever had a problem with yeast overgrowth, you always have it zipping around your insides. If it is in your mouth, it came from your gut!! Period! Which means it's not only in your gut and in your mouth, but everywhere in between.
--The only medication I have ever used that put the yeast back in it's place, or at least it felt like it, was pure nystatin powder which is only available through an alternative medicine doctor. I went to one 25 years ago, and stayed on the nystatin for years, until I thought I didn't need it anymore. I did ok for years but now I really, really need it again.
I just don't think it ever gets cured! How can it? The yeast is there from birth, and I suppose if it was eradicated completely, it would leave the body less than healthy (I'm not sure what it is good for, though I remember someone telling me once that yeast is there to help our bodies decompose after we die. I don't know about that, but I can't find a reason to argue this point, yet.)
I have an alternative dr. about 2 hours from me, and am just waiting till I save enough cash to go see him and get back on the nystatin powder again, but I think there are others throughout the country. It may be something that can be found online, I'm not sure. The book,...the Yeast Connection,.... was my introduction to info about candida many years ago, and some things within that book were overkill, but the one thing for sure is that the nystatin powder is like powdered magic to me. The book is probably in your local library.
In the meantime, I am taking caprylic acid,...it works, too, but much, much more slowly. I am using boric acid capsules intravaginally. To relieve the sore mouth from thrush, rinse with salt water as often as necessary.
Yogurt is ok, but you couldn't eat enough yogurt to get rid of the problem, btw. There just isn't enough probiotic in there.
You can take a probiotic capsule and sprinkle it in to your yogurt or any other cold food, if you want to.
Best of luck to all of you in treating the issues that come from this crazy little fungi!!