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I have had a terrible yeast infection for a couple of weeks. Or, I assumed it was a yeast infection but I was reading that sometimes it is a bacterial infection. I don't know which. Haven't noticed any funny smell or discharge, just drive-me-crazy itching. And now that I've good and itched it, redness and soreness.
Yogurt has no affect on it. I tried a bath with baking soda, and a bath with apple cider vinegar. Nothing helped. Now I've tried a garlic suppository--clove cut in half and nicked up good. While it's in, I have complete relief, but when I take it out, the itching is back. Tempted to live with garlic stuffed up there forever . . .
Anyway, It's been 36 hours or so that I've been replacing the cloves, and I'm not sure if there's some point when it's too much and dangerous for my baby--I'm about 8 weeks. Also, how do I know if it is working or if I need to try something else?
Diana, homebirthing, homeschooling, homemaking wife and mother of two (plus one more coming this Spring)!
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