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WHAT can I put on my yoni to make it stop already?!?! I don't know if it's a yeast infection or what (never had one before) but omg this sucks. I can't think straight for trying not to scratch.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> Is there anything I can use at 39 weeks pg? Preferably something I have around the house because I won't have a car until later today?
 

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My mother swears by a paste made of baking soda and water. I tried it once, and spent the next four hours in the bathtub, crying and yelling because of the horrible burning...but I have REALLY sensitive skin - like no-lotion, no-fragrance sensitive skin...It might work for you!
 

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Do you have any lidocaine spray? (solarcaine is one brand name or dermaplast is another). I was sent home from the hosp with my first with some and it felt really good. Be sure to mention this problem to your doctor or mw. It could be bacterial and not yeast.
 

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Hmm I might have lidocaine around somewhere. If not I think I'll go for baking soda, at this point I'd rather hurt than itch.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I do have a regular appt today but couldn't stand the thought of itching for 4 more hours.<br><br>
Thanks! MDC always comes through for me at my TMI moments.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Oh boy! I know how this is. I just got over my first yeast infection this past week. I started eating tons of garlic and using a peri-bottle tea tree oil/water mix after every bathroom break. I also got some Earth Mama/Angel Baby bottom balm and that really helped relieve the itch too. I hope you get over it quick! I wouldn't wish that horrible itch on anyone.
 

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I had something similar that started about 2 months ago. It is better now and comes and goes. It was not a yeast infection. My OB said if was just irritation due to the hormones and discharge. He said there is not much to do for it except wait until the baby comes and my hormones level out. He did recommend oatmeal soap which helped a little bit.
 

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I feel your pain, mamma! I have the exact same problem. I use witch hazel pads (tucks pads) to clean off down there and then Vagisil (original strength, my OB told me that this is safe and I've found nothing online that says it isn't) and it helps me get through. Doesn't eliminate the itch completely but it really, really helps.<br><br>
Hang in there!
 

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See and for me it is yeast - but just on the outside. Happens with all my pregnancies. What works is upping my probiotics, and applying a*zole medication to the outer labia. The dr specifically told me to stay away from the vagisil type products (strange, huh?). When in the U.S. I usually just apply a little original monistat. Out of the U.S. I've been using OTC clotrimazole.<br><br>
It also seems to help if I keep the area dry and cleaner that usual - short trim on the hair, frequent rinsing, air dry, no undies whenever possible - lots of air and sun if possible.
 

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I just started a post on yeast and monsitat...seems like everytime i come to Mexico i get a yeat infection with in the first week or 2. I normally spend about 1-4 months here everytime i come and here we go again. I have a yeast....i'm not sure if it's the water or if i go with out sex when i'm in the states...DP is in Mexico..FYI. I am 28 weeks prego's and have a midwife in the states...but i have an OB..who is real laid back here. I'm going to see him tomorrow for a prenatal. Hopefully he can help me with this yeast infection. Im just wondering why i always get one when i come down here?
 

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Wow this just sucks. Even the health food store doesn't have plain yogurt and the monistat-type stuff made it WORSE, which I didn't think possible.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> I guess this is what I get for thinking I was somehow immune to yeast. Oh, and FWIW, lansinoh doesn't work either.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Off to the store to try again.
 

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i second the plain yogurt...for a yeast infection pre-pregnancy i busted out with yogurt and a turkey baster....I felt better instantly. Good luck on your yogurt hunt. Hope you feel better soon.
 

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The first couple applications of monistat actually ehlp push the yeat out...thus making hte itching more on the outside...so using the external cream all over will help. With in 2-3 days of monistat the itching will go away. I just went through that too and it's getting better already...just have to use the external cream alot.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The first couple applications of monistat actually ehlp push the yeat out...thus making hte itching more on the outside...so using the external cream all over will help. With in 2-3 days of monistat the itching will go away. I just went through that too and it's getting better already...just have to use the external cream alot.</div>
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Oh so it's supposed to get worse? Should I try again? I thought I was sensitive to it or something. At least I hooked up the diaper sprayer early; it's coming in handy.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
The "get sun on it" cracks me up because my 6 yo heard me say something kinda out of context and has been telling all the neighbors that I'll be giving birth in the front yard. So I'm sure they're all on the lookout for my yoni in the sun anyway...I should just go for it.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The "get sun on it" cracks me up because my 6 yo heard me say something kinda out of context and has been telling all the neighbors that I'll be giving birth in the front yard. So I'm sure they're all on the lookout for my yoni in the sun anyway...I should just go for it.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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for my input: I found that taking pro-biotic helped
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just started a post on yeast and monsitat...seems like everytime i come to Mexico i get a yeat infection with in the first week or 2. I normally spend about 1-4 months here everytime i come and here we go again. I have a yeast....i'm not sure if it's the water or if i go with out sex when i'm in the states...DP is in Mexico..FYI. I am 28 weeks prego's and have a midwife in the states...but i have an OB..who is real laid back here. I'm going to see him tomorrow for a prenatal. Hopefully he can help me with this yeast infection. Im just wondering why i always get one when i come down here?</div>
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He could be spreading it back to you. He can have yeasts but not any symptoms. Would he take pro-biotics? I don't know if that would help, but maybe?
 

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I secong the PP who said a garlic and tea tree oil. I heard somewhere that a clove of garlic inside will help, and the tea tree oil helps with itching andpain, too.
 

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Oh. The itch, the horrible itch. I've had that before. No fun.<br><br>
I wish you could have found the plain yogurt, as that's been my best friend before. You can FEEL it getting those itchies.<br><br>
Yeah, monistat can itch more when you put it on at first. It works when you need it, but keep an eye out for the live yogurt, cause you can't beat it.
 

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Monistat does NOT work for me. I use Clotrimazole cream (Gyne-Lotrimin). Topical yogurt is nice. You can also insert a clove of garlic overnight.
 

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Yay the yogurt worked! Just in time; I think this baby is coming today or tomorrow.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:
 
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