I have a DOOZY of a yeast infection, so says my GYN. He and I were talking about certain treatments and he mentioned that some people actually insert YOGURT into their vagina. I was so embarrassed and caught off guard I didn't ask him HOW THE HECK YOU GET IT UP THERE? Does anyone know??
I was just reading about this last night...The best method that I read was to use a tampon applicator. Take the cotton out, put some tape over the opening of the end that is inside of the larger tube, or you can use a cotton ball to stop it up. Place it back inside of the larger tube and fill the larger end with the yogurt. Push it in just like you would do a tampon!
I also read that you should make sure the yogurt is white, all natural, with live acidophilus cultures, unpasteurized, and without preservatives added. Unfortunately, I don't really eat yogurt, so I don't know what brand that would be.
You can use a yeast infection cream applicator or a blunt end syringe (the type used for giving medicine to babies) to put the yogurt in. You should always eat plenty of yogurt with live active cultures or take acidophillis capsules/sprinkles to help prevent yeast infections in the first place. Also be sure your underwear is 100% cotton and avoid tub baths. Let your perineal area breathe at night by sleeping without underwear on. Douching should not be done unless directed by your doc. One thing that may help is using a tea tree oil douche but check with your doctor first before you even think about trying this.
You can also insert the yogurt into a tampon applicator, take out the cotton tampon of course, put it in the freezer and apply when it is hard. It is recommended to do this before bedtime, that way the yogurt melts right inside of you and stays in for the most part.
I've done this numerous times. I use a rubber glove, insert yogurt into all the fingers, and put it in the freezer. It feels SO GOOD!! A bit cold obviously, but it works!! And it doesn't come dripping out of you too bad the next day. I usually use a half of a frozen finger though, a whole one is too much. Make sure it is plain non fat yogurt!! Good Luck!