I've been taking Yaz birth control for over a year. I began taking Amoxicillin for a sinus infection Friday.
My clit seems to be swollen, slightly itchy, and has clumpy white discharge around it. It hurts to touch, and when it is touched it itches. I find sitting in hot water or holding a cool rag over it soothes it a little.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
(I know that antibiotics may cause a yeast infection, but I am very unfamiliar with all of this, and I can't talk to my mother about it, and my boyfriend's answer to everything is "I don't know either.")
Sounds like it. It is easily fixed, however. The pharmacist can give you a pill and pessary combo that will knock it on the head. Meantime, try putting some live yogurt on a pad - the friendly bacteria will start redressing the balance inside your vagina and it is also very soothing.
The timing of the antibiotic does make this seem like a yeast infection. Try the yogurt as above poster suggested. I had done some internet research and some people swear by AZO but I've never used it myself. Others reccomend boric acid. When I was on a very strong antibiotic my Dr. also gave me a probiotic to prevent the yeast infection. Perhaps you could call your Dr. to let him/her know whats going on and they can help you from there. Good luck!
Antibiotics definitely cause yeast infections. I have a yeast infection right now and it started when I took augmentin for a sinus infection. I cannot get rid of this darn thing. And I do not have diabetes or hiv. Yeast infections are not always so easy to get rid of .
Hello, I feel so at peace after Reading your posting of augmentin. I think I have it because of the augmentin. I have the discharge from the clitorus and itching. I have never experience this. Thank you
I think if a woman has a yeast infection, it is best for her to not have oral or regular sex. A woman with a yeast infection in the vagina will be irritated and sex would make it more irritated. And I just dont think it would be sanitary to engage in oral sex if the woman has a vaginal yeast infection. Any other questions, please let me know.
I have the same symptoms as the first poster but like you I have been taking augmentin ( just finished the last pill today) I also do not have diabetes or any std's. I'm also in college and unable to get to my doctor anytime soon. I was worried about this not being a yeast infection since it was discharge from the clitoris rather that the vagina. Do you think I should just go get some monistat or vagisal to see if it works?
Hi, I'm sorry to hear about recurring problems with yeast infections. Yours sounds particularly bad. I had chronic yeast infectins at least that's what the doc said. Nothing he gave me worked. I tried over the counter treatments for yeast infections and they didn;t work either. So I went natural.
So far so good 6 months and counting longest ive ever gone. No pain, no itching from the yeast infection, no bacteria.
Hope this helps
Swab it with tea tree oil 3 x a day. Distilled vinegar water douche 1x a day until symptoms are gone. Insert yogurt with applicator 1x daily for 3 days. Shower twice a day. Keep aired and dry. Stop eating all sugars and refined carbs immediately. No chips, cookies, candy, pop, juice, pizza & pasta!
You have candida, which will return over and over the rest of your life unless you kill it. Candida causes yeast infections and sinus infections. Antibiotics cause candida by killing your good intestinal and vaginal bacteria. Sinus infections can kill you, and over time so can candida. You can not just take an anti fungal pill to get rid of it. It's hard work and time. Good luck!
This information is the accumulation of 2 years of research in the attempt to layout the most effective & efficient Candida cleanse for my own personal use. I am not a medical doctor and therefore cannot diagnose, treat or recommended treatment for disease. The following ideas, actions, products and the information provided on them comes largely from the manufactures or from licensed healthcare practitioners whose remarks and descriptions I am quoting. Use at your own risk.
DURING ALL PHASES OF THE CLEANSE:
-Take digestive enzymes right before eating and before bed
-Drink organic aloe vera gel in water as often as you want
-Use ground dulse on food instead of salt (if you want)
-Drink tea made with real ginger root or chew on ginger
-Drink peppermint tea
-Unless otherwise stated on bottles, herbs work best on an empty stomach: generally Â½ hour before eating & 2 hours after eating.
-Fiber must be taken with a huge amount of water, and then will only work if you are properly hydrated throughout the day.
-Drink at least Â½ a cup of water every hour of the day. If you drink reverse osmosis or distilled water, add mineral drops.
-Donât take multivitamins until stated in later Phases â they will help the yeast & parasites thrive & actually spread the condition in your body.
FOR THE FIRST 4 WEEKS:
- Eliminate foods that feeds the yeast. But do have a small meal every 3 hours to keep cortisol in check.
- Eliminate foods & environmental factors that that destroy the good bacteria that needs to be replace in the colon.
Candida & fungus live off of sugar. So to weaken them: starve them. Keep your carbs to less than 150 grams / day â always eat protein, fat & veggies together. If very active daily (like heavy labor job) go up to 150 grams of carbs a day as needed. But if you can, try to eat only about 30 to 50 grams a day. The lower the carbs, the weaker the Candida becomes. Going into ketosis will not help you â so eat above 30 grams.
Cleaning The Colon & Mechanical Killing
6 weeks to 2 months
LOOSENER - N-Acetly-Glucosamine (NAG) , MSM sulfur, digestive enzymes, herbal laxatives
SCRAPER - Diatomaceous Earth (name: K-MIN from the Daily company)
THE SPONGE - mixed soluble & insoluble fibers + bentonite
Try to stay as close to only 30g of carbs a day as possible: eat only raw vegetables with your meals.
Take NAG, MSM on empty stomach 30 minutes before eating, K-MIN with food, Fiber (preferably ground flax seed mixed with grapefruit fiber and psyllium) + bentonite 30 minutes after eating. 3x a day.
2 to 8 months
Continue what is done in Phase 0 and add your anti-fungal herbal rotations.
All herbs are to be taken for only 4 days, then move onto the next herb â because like bacteria, fungus/ yeast can become resistant to anti-fungals. If you use combination anti-fungals, make sure that the ingredients are not repeated between your combination capsules. Use all herbs to the strongest recommended dosage. Make sure to have them at least 4 times a day, evenly spread out (as you would a prescribed antibiotic). Pick at least 4 different anti-fungals. I used many more, in combination with each other on their rotation day: making sure if a used a non-systemic anti-fungal, I paired it up with a systemic one.
Day 1-4 Goldenseal + olive leaf extract
Day 5-8 Colliod silver + fresh garlic*+ caprollic acid
Day 9-12 Oil of oregano (Oreganol P73) + enteric coated peppermint oil + cloves
Day 13-16 Extra Strength Grapefruit seed extract + Pau dâArco
* large clove of garlic, chop finely (donât press!) let sit 5 minutes, then drink down with water
Support supplements taken during Phase I
Molbdenum (it chelates the mycotoxins excreted by fungus & contaminated foods
Biotin 8 (8000mg: it stops Candida from further changing into the aggressive, fungal form. Make sure it is not derived of yeast)
If you have ever had vaginal infections, this needs to be a part of your cleanse. Rotate the same anti-fungal you are taking orally on that day. Here are methods of making suppositories & douching for different anti-fungals:
- Garlic: douche with 1 tsp Kyolic liquid aged garlic to 2c pure water or wrap a halved garlic clove in cheese cloth, tie it off leaving a tail to pull it out & leave in overnight
- Grape seed extract: douche with 15 drops in Â½ c aloe vera gel
- Oil of Oregano: Put a one drop in an empty capsule & fill the rest of the way with olive oil or oil of oregano, Punture a few holes in the capsule with a needle & insert. Or make a suppository by melting coconut oil in a hot water bath, add a drop of oregano, put in something small freeze in freezer. Insert as high as possible at bedtime.
- Goldenseal â douche with 15 drops in Â½ cup pure water
- most of the anti-fungals can be used vaginally either by making a suppository, putting it in a capsule with a few pin-holes or by douching in the above manners.
Douches should be at least 2x / day, try for 4 if you can
Continue with Phase I until your Candida symptoms are about 90% gone. This should take about 6 weeks for a very mild case. For systemic Candida overgrowth, this could take 8 months to a year.
Then moving onto Phase II, overlap the phases for 3 days. DO NOT GAP IN BETWEEN!! The moment you stop having anti-fungals in your blood, the yeast will multiply again.
** remember: feeding the yeast by eating foods you shouldnât will strengthen the Candida, allowing it to multiply again & it will take longer to kill it **
MOP-UP KILLING & PARASITES
Continue diet, Phase 0 three cleaners & overlap for 3 days with Phase 1
This is a mop up to kill all the resilient fungus & parasites in your system. Same rules as Phase 1. Parasite cleanses must be done for 3 months in order to kill off all phases of parasites from egg to reproducing adult.
In the morning & evening on an empty stomach, have:
garlic oil, bromelin, pancreatin (enteric coated is best), NAG, MSM, anti-parasital herbs from the parasite cleanse of your choice (I use Dr. Hulda Clarkâs program + Para 90 from the AIM company)
45 minutes later, have your fiber+bentonite and K-MIN
With Food, take digestive enzyme complex (enteric coated enzymes are best), Betaine Hydrocloride acid (HCL) supplement with pepsin, bile salts
Here the way we take anti-fungals is a little different. Take SF-722 by the Thorne Company for 7 days instead of 4 days, and rotate that with whichever 2 other anti-fungals you found to be the strongest acting for you in Phase 1. Take the SF-722 with meals (up to 5 caps each dose), others on an empty stomach as you did in Phase 1.
Continue the Vaginal anti-fungals you found most effective in Phase 1.
You need to prepare for your probiotic enema & douche:
- Stop taking bentonite for 14 days before your enema (last 2 rotations).
- Stop taking all anti-fungals that are also natural anti-biotics for the last 7 day rotation (ending on 7 days of SF-722 is a good choice). For maintenance after this point, stick with anti-fungals that are not anti-biotic.
- Stop taking any laxatives, K-min or psyllium for the last 7 day rotation. Use chicory root inulin fiber instead and fresh ground flax seed fiber with meals.
- Do a sweet dairy whey enema 1x / wk for 3 weeks before your probiotic enema to re-acidify your colon (4T of whey to 1 quart of distilled or reverse osmosis water). Probiotics need an acidic colon to survive; fungus & parasites thrive in an alkaline colon. The colon needs to be re-acidified since it will be alkaline from the bentonite.
- make sure that the pro-biotics youâve bought were in the fridge & are human strain. Only human strain probiotics root & take up permanent residence in the human body.
Do a sweet dairy whey enema first to eliminate debris.
Use this ratio, but increase uniformly if more water is required: 1Tbsp sweet whey with 4 capsules of Kyo-Dophilus + 5 billion count refrigerated human strain probiotics to 2 cups of purified water.
Star on hands & knees, then lay on your right, then on your back, then left side & massage your belly from bottom left in a circle to bottom right while holding in water for at least 10 minutes. Hold for as long as you can. Make sure you release the valve so water starts coming out before you insert the enema tube **donât get air into you**
Probiotic douche: 2 Tbsp of pure water to 1 billion count of human strain probiotic
Douche 2x / day: again, try to hold in the water for as long as possible â lay on slant board for 15 minutes in you can.
Overnight put tiny pin pricks in a probiotic capsule, insert as high as possible into the vagina overnight.
Be sure to stay away form all things that will kill or inhibit the probiotics, or youâll defeat the purpose. Be sure not to drink chlorinated water, take any colon cleansers (herbal laxatives, fiberâ¦), no oxygen therapy, no more parasite killers for 3 months, no anti-biotic drugs.
CONGRATULATIONS!! You have restored your bodyâs BACTERIAL BALANCE. NOW YOU JUST HAVE TO MAINTAIN IT. STAY AWAY FROM EVEYTHING THAT HURTS YOUR PROBIOTICS & AVIOD THINGS THAT ENCOURAGE CANDIDA / FUNGAL GROWTH. KNOW THAT Candida is communicable from sexual contact & medical staff hands. Any enema other than a probiotic enema is not good: herbal, oxygen, ozone, bentonite, wheat grass, plain water all = alkaline colon & destroy your good colony. Be extra careful for the first 6 weeks after your enema â the probiotics still need to try to root & colonize into your intestinal wall for permanent residence. Try to eat mainly soft, easy to digest foods (cooked veggies & grains, easily digested animal protein, healthy fats only). It will take up to a year for the probiotics to fully root & colonize, so treat your body well. If you are ever in a situation where you might hurt the probiotics, go back to an anti-fungal diet for 4 weeks, do take enteric coated probiotics daily during the period & after the intrusion is over, do another probiotic enema and /or douche.
RESTORING VITAMIN AND MINERAL BALANCE AND ENERGY
1. eliminate all toxic metals - nutrients to reduce copper, support adrenal & thyroid functions & support iron & anemic factors can be used successfully.
2. correct vitamin / mineral, amino acid, hormone & fatty acid deficiencies
REBUILD IMMUNE SYSTEM
Goal: to stimulate the immune system. Immune function will not come back if we have deficiencies and toxic metals as these problems can suppress the immune system. Involved are: B complex, wheat germ oil, Chinese herbs(stim. T cells), Germanium (stim. Interferon), Omega-3 oils, Vit. T (in sesame oil), A, B12, B5, magnesium, copper, C, zinc, iron, folic acid, Protein
i have been using azo since i had one TERRIBLE yeast infection! the doc said my insides were "cherry red" from irritation, it lasted for a couple of weeks. i was miserable! since then i have been taking azo, you can take it everyday. or i take them if i feel a yeast infection coming on, or if i am on antibiotics. in a year i've gotten one mild yeast infection, but the old problem was a slight discomfort to touch. besides that i forgot it was there. i recall in my past history, forgetting a yeast infection was impossible. getting my mind off it was hard enough. i extremely recomend azo!!
I having symptoms of a yeast infection. But, I'm not totally sure becuase I've never had one before. Last Night I had sex with my husband and woke up this morning and only the size of my clit was swelled and stood right up. I have been trying Azo but it says that it does not cure a yeast infection.... does it? What can I do without going to the doctor? I need answeres fast.... I hate this, I need answers fast please!
I'm sorry but I know how you feel, something that works really good is a pill call Diflucan you just take one and also a vaginal cream called clyndamycin phosphate 2% used in combination and you will be cured, my gynecologist was the one that told me, any other question let me know, Miri:-)
I have been suffering from yeast infection for about 5 years. It comes when I am sleep deprived or in a stressful state, and it goes when I am on a normal state. I have tried external medication, the yeast went away at once. But returns whenever I feel tired or stress. About 3 months ago, I started taking GARLIC 3000MG softgel capsules as supplement for health. I took 3 capsules after each meal. To my surprised, the yeast never return and the discharge is always clear or bit white without ordour. Hope this post helps... worth trying out since it is for the maintenance of good health too.
Can anyone help me? I had a bad sinus infection n took augmentin ceftin n doxy. Now I think my normal flora has been knocked out. I'm swollen, red, and I have a tear at the top of my lips. The skin is irritated warm to the touch