A couple days ago I noticed that my vagina extremely itched. At first I thought nothing of it until I saw this cottage cheese discharge on the outside and inside. After researching online I am pretty sure all of the signs point to a yeast infection.
So I started trying natural remedies because I'm trying to hold off going to the doctors for various reasons. For example I have tried my best to strictly cut sugar out of my diet except for the bit that is in yogurt. I've been eating A LOT of green vegetables, also on the side I've eaten meat, fish, and garlic. And only lots and lots of water.
So I've noticed that now I only itch during the night for some odd reason. And the discharge has completely left the outside of the vagina but there are still some in the inside. Lately though it seems that its being flushed out? Cause it keeps coming out when I either pee, wipe, or even just randomly. So it's starting to look normal again except I think its still a little red and swollen...
And I'm expecting my period in a few days so I'm hoping that will help flush it out?
Basically I'm just wondering if it seems that the infection is going away or if it has moved on to something more serious?
Continue to drink a lot of water and eat yogurt. Also, you can buy Monistat at Wal-Mart which is great for a yeast infection. If none of these things help, you may need to seek medical attention. If it is an infection, the only thing that will clear if up is medication - try the Monistat!
Boric Acid is my natural remedy of choice. Pick up some empty vegan 200-600 mg capsules (make sure it's vegan because you don't need any more sugar feeding the yeast) and fill them with the boric acid, and insert 2-3 times a day. I promise, your infection will be gone in no time.
It IS possible to have a yeast infection with only one simple symptom but left untreated could get worse and you may end up with a full blown infection.
You could do some home remedies.
But I suggest just going to your local drug store and picking up a 2 or 3 days pack of vaginal medication for yeast infections.
It is also common for womens "normal" discharge to have a slight smell and change from clearish to a slightly thicker discharge depending where they are at within there monthly cycle.
If you DO choose to go ahead with Yeast Infection treatment, if after a week of the treatment you are still worried I would visit a doctor, or local womens health clinic (like Planned Parenthood, where you can get assistance with costs). They can test you for a yeast infection plus STD's.
Remember that STD's are often confused with yeast infections, so don't rule that out as a possibility unless you have never had any type of sexual contact.
I'm a natural remedies person myself. I have been eating yogurt and vegetables. I had a terrible yeast infection for a long time. and then I decided to try to cure it naturally. I prayed and then I had a thought to put honey into my vagina and actually I found out it was a very good remedy when I researched it. I put the honey on a large tampon and inserted it in. I did a fresh one never 8 hours for three days. Now it is draining out honey and the yeast is gone. I am also sore and red so I have been putting tea-tree oil on it and it is irritating like the honey but it is good. Another thing is to put non-sugary plain yogurt into your vagina or tea-tree oil.
im having the same problem . first i have BV and cause of that anibiotic now i have yeast infection , im currently taking FLUCONAZOLE but its been three days and im not seeing no diffrence . idk what to do anymore does monostat really work? and which one i looked it up and there was alot of them . and @Mithra do you have strong pain during and after sexual intercourse cause i am and its messing up my sexual life