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I am six weeks pregnant and I have a horrible yeast infection. I had to take an antibiotic last week because of a sinus infection with fever that wouldn't go down. It got to 101 several times, I took tylenol to bring it down, but I was such a mess worrying about that, so after trying what seemed like everything, I gave in and took the antibiotic.<br><br>
Now, of course, I have a yeast infection. It's bad. My OB is not open to natural treatments and prescribed terconazole. I did some research and it says it shouldn't be given in the first trimester. I'm taking a Vaginal Health probiotic by Renew Life, have cut down on sweets and starches, have been doing sitz baths with GSE in the water, homeopathy, etc. Nothing is helping. I am miserable.<br><br>
Is there anything anyone can suggest? I have a son with autism and I'm trying my best to keep from using pharmaceuticals, I think it would lower the chance of autism.<br><br>
Thanks you,<br>
Crystal
 

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My naturopath has suppositories with garlic and acidophilus that she highly recommends. I haven't used them before though. I've done acidophilus rinses though and it does help. I suspect I have one coming on now too and I'm not sure what I'll do about it. I had to take antibiotics last week also for strep throat and I never get sick I guess that was a sign my bdy was busy being pregnant instead of fighting off germs!
 

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Putting cold yogurt (plain with life cultures) around your lips down there really does help too. It helps the itch and reduces the yeast. You can also dip a tampon in yogurt and insert it. But don't leave it too long. Run around butt naked, air really does help. Apple Cider Vinegar rinses help as well (10 parts water 1 part ACV).<br><br>
As you can see, I just fought off a yeast infection <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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This website has interesting suggestions: <a href="http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/vagInfections.html" target="_blank">http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/vagInfections.html</a><br><br>
It's written by a homebirth midwife, and there are different natural remedies discussed--garlic, yogurt, boric acid powder, tea tree oil. I had the beginnings of BV earlier in the pregnancy, and I used a couple boric acid powder capsules (vaginally) with relief. It works well for both yeast and BV.<br><br>
This is another site I like about natural treatments: <a href="https://www.msu.edu/~eisthen/yeast/yourself.html" target="_blank">https://www.msu.edu/~eisthen/yeast/yourself.html</a><br><br>
Good luck!
 

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I get yeast infections very very easily, usually a reaction to a perfumed or dyed detergent, toilet paper, anything that touches down there. My usual treatment nowadays is to get in the shower and 'scrape' out any yeast I can (gently) with my fingers, then squirt in a little hydrogen peroxide (usually diluted with water, but not always). For me, this is the fastest way to go. I cannot vouch that this is for sure safe in pregnancy, because I don't even remember where I read about this treatment, but I am pregnant and still do it when I have to. I used to use vinegar or raw garlic, but they have stopped working for me. Haven't tried tea tree oil suppositories because I am afraid of burning myself with that stuff (don't have the store-bought kind here). Keep the area DRY (be careful of this if inserting yogurt, because in the end it can keep the area moist and make it worse).<br><br>
I also read recently that oral probiotics don't necessarily get rid of the yeast as much as prevent what's already been killed from coming back.<br><br>
For me, eating lots of vegetables and cutting back on sweets, dairy, and breads have also helped.
 

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I enjoy two yeast-killing products: CandidaClear (it's one word, like that) and Candida Yeast Management, both by Nutriceuticals. They are very effective, GOOD for you, your digestion and so forth, and safe for Baby.<br><br>
I have a yeast infection on my nipples right now and can't take those capsules because of insane gag reflex. :puke So, I am using Newman's Nipple Cream. Good stuff.
 

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I was plagued by yeast infections throughout my entire pregnancy with my first and half of my second. I used tons of those OTC treatments and it never helped. I finally found what did, and that was sitting in a low bath with hydrogen peroxide and tea tree oil and encouraging the water up inside. I actually used a baster to help me get the solution gently inside and all the yeast curds would come fizzing out. It gave me instant releif and killed all the yeast inside. Then, I took a strong probiotic orally, blow dried my vagina with the cool setting after every bath and shower, slept with no panties on every night, avoided starchy and sugary foods, and refused to have sex with my husband until he treated himself for 3 nights. He used the cream and just rubbed it all over his penis under the skin and went to sleep like that. I finally got rid of my 4 month yeast infection with exactly that routine. I did the bath/ light douche every night for a week. For me, apple cider vinegar made mine worse. I also tried the yogurt with live cultures and that really did nothing. I just had way to much yeast. I also found that it was the discharge sitting on my skin that irritated the outer lips, so I was careful to change underwear when soiled. I tried pantyliners but they just aggravated everything. I was so happy to get rid of my chronic yeast infections, going into labor with my first with a 9 month yeast infection was absolutely miserable. I don't wish that on anyone. I hope you find something from my experience that helps you.<br><br>
Sorry for the random and choppy response, I'm nursing and on my phone...
 

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