Thanks for the tips! My midwife recommended putting a 4 to 1 water & vinnegar solution on a tampon and even adding some acidophilus to it and use that during the night for a week. I don't think it's come back yet so I'll wait and try it if it does come back, but I am taking acidophilus regularly, which helped at one time but not lately. The vinnegar baths sound like a good idea, I've been avoiding baths to avoid further drying out my skin, which is another issue, the liners I use when using the yeast infection creams dry my skin out and then I get eczema, oh the fun cycle of it all! I've been wanting to take a nice bath though, so maybe one with some vinnegar and tea tree oil will actually help. I know yogurt is recommended, except yogurt has become so full of sugar that it's more a desert than beneficial now, I try to only use plain non-fat greek yogurt, but it tastes like sour cream so I use it as a sour cream substitue instead of as yogurt. Maybe I need a big plate of nachos with salsa and yogurt (:(organic and low-sodium and all that other good stuff of course)!
Thank you so much for the help, hopefully I can get it to go away for good. Off to get some of that rest!
That would definately be on the "worst" side. What have you tried?
I am sure that you have gone through this whole list, but just in case:
- wear only dry, cotton underwear,
- give yourself plenty of "airing out" time (even dry yourself with a hairdryer after bathing)
- use no products (douching, feminine cleansers, or soaps),
- bathe a few times a week in real (like Bragg's) cider vinegar water, a couple of drops of tea tree oil is good too
- get rest,
- limit sugar,
- drink lots of water,
- eat yogurt/kephir and apply it topically,
I used a homeopathic remedy once while pregnant and suffering from recurring overgrowths. Maybe mention that to your midwife, too.
I wish you speedy relief!