Many women out of frustration with allopathic medicine preventing recurrent yeast infections can be challenging or because of their beliefs turn to alternative medicine options. More and more I am hearing about vaginal garlic. The problem with many alternative or complementary therapies for yeast is that they are built on a tiny bit of factual information, but applied incorrectly.
My vagina and I get along most of the time. Like this morning, when I spent the better part of three hours trying to get a garlic clove out of the most sacred of my holes. Why the garlic clove in sacred hole in the first place?
Today, xoJane deputy editor Mandy Stadtmiller blogged about seeking gynecological help to retrieve a tampon that had been stuck in her vagina for several weeks. Anna advised that I squat on the floor like one of those natural childbirth La Leche people, and it worked. It was there.
Thank god Canadian gynecologist Dr. Jen Gunter exists. Every once in a while, some new vaginal trend will spike, and Gunter has to weigh in. A few years ago, hand to godit was ground-up wasp nests.
The feisty warning signs of an oncoming yeast infection can strike at any time: irritation, burning, discharge. Yeast can grow out of check when a person is stressed, has recently used antibiotics or has a weakened immune system. Persistent infections, however, know no health, race or age boundaries.
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By Miranda Bryant For Dailymail. A woman has revealed how she became so desperate to cure her persistent thrush that she inserted a garlic clove into her vagina in a bid to get rid of the painful symptoms. Susie Garrard, who also suffered from recurring cystitis, resorted to extreme measures after a combination of horse riding, stress, sex and long-haul flights resulted in the 'mother of all yeast infections'.
Sometimes condoms break and slip off during intercourse. Tampons and menstrual cups have also been known to be stubborn. It is probably more common than you realize. We all know there are certain objects that must go in there.
Garlic has healing elements, but don't try to use it to solve your vaginal woes. In the list of things you shouldn't put in your vagina, here's one we never thought we'd have to explain: garlic. But, as Jen Gunter, M.