garlic and my 7 month yeast infec.
I posted a short while ago about my misery with a 7 month yeast infection. Every treatment I had tried including boric acid had failed. I was breaking out with a yeast infection during ovulation AND my period and was burning, and itching. My vulva was flame-red constantly. I had discharge of various degrees. The creams and diflucan would always dull the infection but it would always return. The doctors weren't much help and just handed me creams and pills by the handful. I had tried every home remedy of yogurt, tee tree, apple cider vinegar, salt, peroxide douching you name it. The only thing I kept reading about was garlic oil and garlic cloves. Ladies let me tell you (and I really hope i don't jinx myself) for the first time in 7 months I feel like I have my life back. I have been smearing garlic oil on my vulva (from garlic capsules) within an hour or so the burn and itch and died down. I also put the garlic clove in cheese cloth and inserted it in my vagina and slept with it in me over night for about 7 or 8 days. (garlic is a natural antifungal). By the third day, my vulva was no longer flame red and was back to a normal flesh color. My discharge is gone. Now I'm not 100 percent cured I just can't seem to kick a constant itch, but compared to how I was suffering last month I feel human again. I'm going to continue with the oil every night and the garlic in the cheesecloth and I"m keeping my fingers crossed that with continued use I might be able to conquer this. I'm not gonna kid anyone, you WILL STINK like garlic during the night. But a good shower in the morning prevented me from smelling at work. I just wanted to share this for anyone else who might be suffering like I was. I'm hoping this is almost over for me!! (There are some women who are sensitive to garlic oil, but it didn't bother me)