Healing Yeast Infections Naturally

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to heal a yeast infection naturally?
    I have been fighting what I am guessing is a yeast infection for over a week now. It hasn't gotten extremely bad until today, I am not wanting to take an antibiotic because I am 34 weeks pregnant. Any suggestions or ideas for natural solution to clear this up?

    • ANSWER:
      As well as treatments you also want to make sure you're not doing anything to make the infection worse. Normal vaginal health; wash regularly but only with water (soaps, washes, wipes, sprays, powders, douching, or even 'feminine' cleaning products all effect vaginal pH so cause infections), keep yourself dry (avoid tight or synthetic clothing), safe sex (anything that goes into your vagina should be clean, no food stuffs), and always wipe front to back.

      Yogurt is the best known way, it contains lactobacillus acidophilus, a bacterium that also happens to be found in healthy vaginas and that kills yeast by producing hydrogen peroxide. You need to insert plain pro-biotic yogurt into your vagina, do this before bed to avoid mess then wash in the morning, do this for a few days to get rid of the infection. You can put the yogurt into ice cube trays to make it easier to insert, the cultures don't survive as well but this way is less mess and the coolness helps ease the irritation.

      Garlic, not recommended if you're sexually active, but it works as it contains natural antifungal substances that kill off yeast. You insert a garlic clove into your vagina, peel beforehand but do not score the clove in anyway as this can sting your vagina, if worried about removal you can use a little clean muslin around it or tie string around it for easy removal.

      Tea tree oil *check with your doctor!* essential oils tend to be a bit of a grey area when it comes to pregnancy, better to be safe then sorry. It's a generall all-round anti-nasties, if you have a menstrual cup, softcups or a diaphragm you can put a few drops of the oil into these then insert into your vagina, ideally dilute with water but it is safe to use neat. Otherwise you can use an old jug, fill with warm water and put a few drops of the oil into the water, then use the water to wash over your vulva, best to do this in the shower or over the toilet to avoid water getting everywhere. If you can handle it you can just put a few drops directly onto your vulva and into your vagina, but it can sting.

      Cranberry juice, these are used when you have a urinary infection as the berries contain substances that inhibit bacteria from clinging to the walls of your urinary tract, but they are also a plus because cranberries lower the pH of your urine, which then passes over some of your vulva on it's way out so may help tackle a yeast infection or at least ease symptoms a little.

  2. QUESTION:
    How long will a yeast infection take to cure without any special treatment?
    I recently had a urinary tract infection, due to unsanitary bathroom conditions at school, and took antibiotics. though the UTI was cured, a yeast infection developed and is now the main source of discomfort. I'm planning on picking up monistat from the store, but I'm also wondering if it is okay to just let it heal naturally... and how that would work and how long. thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      you can,t you need med. or it,ll just get worse

  3. QUESTION:
    I have a pretty bad yeast infection and tore my vagina a bit scratching it?
    Ok i have a yeast infection pretty bad and Im taking Monistat and today i was scratching ( i know youre not supposed to ) and i scratched pretty hard and started bleeding a bit. I am applying the anti-itch cream and trying to just heal up and not scratch anymore. How many days will it take? Do i need to go to the doctor for scratching so hard it bled a little?

    • ANSWER:
      scratching is not the solution..as you see you're only injuring yourself and causing yourself additional problems which can worsen the case..with yeast infection scrathing becomes a desire not only a need ..so,you can try to use some thing more delicate to scratch..for example a wet lump of cotton
      also you can apply some Ice the coldness will numb your vulva and make you feel relieved at least temporarily..there is also a home remedy that you can follow.

      Read down

      Yeast infections are typically treated with over-the-counter or prescription medications such as antifungal creams but there are several other ways to treat yeast infections naturally. One of the most common methods is with a vinegar douche. Mix 1 teaspoon of vinegar in 1 quart of warm water and use as a douche to restore the natural balance of the vagina.

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      Hydrogen peroxide can also be used to make a douche to treat yeast infections. Add 2 capfuls of hydrogen peroxide to a quart of warm water. An alternative to this method is to add a couple of capfuls of hydrogen peroxide to your bath water and soak. It is important to keep in mind that the vagina is self-cleansing. Once the yeast infection has cleared up it is not necessary to douche on a regular basis.

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      Lemon juice can help restore the acidic levels in the vagina. Add a teaspoon or two of lemon juice to your bath water and soak in the bathtub.

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      Use yogurt to win the battle against yeast infections. Yogurt contains healthy bacteria that can be beneficial in fighting infection. Dip a tampon in plain yogurt and insert into the vagina. Replace 2 to 3 times daily. An alternative to using a tampon is to place the yogurt on a pad and wear, changing as needed.

      Tips & Warnings
      The following tips may help to prevent yeast infections: Practice good hygiene, drink plenty of water, wear cotton panties that keep the area dry, avoid clothes that are too tight and wear loose fitting clothes that allow the skin to breathe.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are signs of yeast infection?
    i had sex for the first time two days ago. the left side of my vagina itches. the sorenes is gonna though. people keep saying its either the hyme healing [or however you spell it] or a yeast infection. HELP. and any home remedies to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      The signs and symptons of a yeast infection include itching and redness around the outer vagina (vulva), soreness, rash, and/or burning especially while urinating. Also, a cottage-cheese like discharge may be present.

      Here are some tips for women to prevent the onset of a yeast infection:
      •Wear natural-fiber clothing and underwear with a cotton lining.
      •Don’t wear tight clothing such as panty hose, tights, leggings, nylon underwear, and tight jeans.
      •If you are sexually active always use a condom.
      •Don’t stay wet after bathing or swimming and don't stay in a wet swimsuit for long periods of time.
      •Use feminine sprays or deodorants sparingly - especially if experiencing symptoms.

      Following are some of the more popular yeast infection home remedies:
      •Yogurt - The bacterium Lactobacillus acidophilus is naturally occurring in yogurt and is also found
      in healthy vaginas.
      •Garlic - Adding garlic to your diet will help kill yeast because it contains a natural anti-fungal
      substance.
      •Cranberries – Eating cranberries will lower the pH of your urine causing a rise in vaginal acidity as it
      passes through the vagina. The yeast infected areas will be “washed clean”.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is causing my symptoms and are they related - seborrheic dermatitis, yeast infection, allergies/sinuses?
    Have been with same person for over a half and a half who is healthy and disease free and I have tested negative for hiv1 before meeting him and then just recently again. Developed seborrheic dermatitis this past fall, 2 yeast infections in the last year and have had a sinus infection/allergies. Could stress/anxiety over past events or guilt be causing these? are they related? what could be causing all these things to come about or is it just coincidence?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi citygirl.
      If you think you may have yeast infection, I can tell you there are some very effective natural cures that can stop your pain.
      You can heal yeast infection naturally, 100% guaranteed
      You can do it with ZERO risk
      It can be done in a short time.

      Still, along with the natural treatment, please try to :
      Keep the genital area clean and dry.
      Avoid harsh soaps (including bubble bath).
      Wear loose cotton (rather than nylon) underwear that doesn't trap moisture.
      Take antibiotics only when prescribed by your doctor, and never take them for longer than your doctor tells you to.
      If you are diabetic, try to control your blood sugar levels.
      These would prevent from yeast infection to happen.
      But for now you may try the 100% treatment I found in the below source and tried it myself... it worked ...

  6. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies that will prevent yeast infections?
    I get them all the time and don't like taking the diflucan pill from the doctor. I think taking drugs like that all the time is eventually going to have some bad side effects. I've heard yogurt is good for fighting yeast. Anyone know about anything else?

    • ANSWER:
      If they keep recurring, there is a reason for it. It could very well be from taking the antibiotics, from an overgrowth of yeast (candidiasis) or even a yeast allergy.

      A good way to treat it naturally is through your diet. You will need to cut out:
      - all refined and added sugars
      - preservatives and fillers
      - dairy (although plain/organic/greek style yogurt can help control some of the yeast, it is only minimally effective and the sugars and lactose will only aggravate it further - rendering it rather useless)
      - high sugar and dried fruits (no bananas, grapes, mangos, melons, etc. stick to apples, pears, peaches, citrus fruits, berries)
      - gluten
      - grains (gluten-free grains are okay in moderation after about a month. they are generally very high in carbs though, so be careful not to eat too much)
      - carbs in general (carbs are metabolized into sugar, which feeds the yeast causing it to grow and continue to spread the infection)
      - starchy foods and root vegetables (carb issue again)
      - peanuts and other mold-containing products
      - fermented foods (yeast is formed during the fermentation process. avoid all vinegars EXCEPT for apple cider vinegar which can help fight the yeast infection)
      - caffeine
      - condiments

      So basically, stick to eating the following:
      - meat, poultry, fish
      - eggs
      - nuts other than peanuts
      - non-starchy vegetables
      - low-sugar fruits
      - beans and legumes (in moderation! again with the carbs)
      - apple cider vinegar, olive oil and other healthy oils
      - lots of water and herbal tea (green tea is great)

      I know it sounds difficult and boring, but it will really help. Do this for AT LEAST 1 month before slowly easing into non-glutenous grains like quinoa and root vegetables, yogurt, etc. If you can, do it longer. It will help to cleanse your body of the yeast. When you first start, your symptoms get worse for the first couple of weeks. You will find you are craving carbs and sugar like crazy! This is because the yeast is being killed off and is basically 'starving' for food to keep itself alive. It causes your body to crave these things. It also releases toxins into your body once it is killed off, so you will need to wait for your body to clear it out to truly feel better. Do not give into temptation though, as it can really set you back in the healing process. This should take at least 3 weeks, though some people follow this for much longer (1 year or more).

      Some additional things you can do to help it:
      - consume LOTS of fibre (through vegetables, and supplements - the best is course ground original texture metamucil. This will help clear the yeast from your system.)
      - eat at least 2 cloves worth of garlic each day (or take an allicin-rich garlic supplement)
      - add 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar to an 8oz. glass of water 1-2x daily
      - in the morning 30mins before eating anything, stir together a drink combination of: 6oz. water, 1 tsp psyllium powder, 2 tsp colloydial oil; 1 tbsp benzonite clay. These are natural anti-fungals combined with fibre)
      - probiotic supplements
      - peppermint oil capsules combined with oregano oil
      - insert a tampon soaked in 2 cups water + 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
      - drink LOTS of water and herbal tea
      (not all of these combined are necessary but even trying a few will certainly help)

      I know you're probably thinking this all sounds really hokey. I did too the first time I heard it. I just want to tell you though that I have suffered from skin problems, digestive programs, inability to lose weight, undue fatigue, kidney infections, compromised liver function, depression and anxiety, yeast infections, ovarian cysts, and many other issues for the last several years. Some of those problems - my entire life. Then I discovered I had extreme yeast overgrowth and an allergy to yeast. Since trying this - I can't even describe the difference it has made in my life. I started losing weight (I was already eating healthy, whole foods, with strict calorie intake), my skin conditions have improved, my hair and nails are so much better, I haven't had a single kidney infection in the last year (was having them constantly - once or twice a month!), my digestive problems have nearly disappeared, my liver function is now normal, i haven't had a single yeast infection, only one ovarian cyst in the last year when before I always had multiple every few months, and an unbelievable increase in energy and overall happiness! So maybe some people think it's hokey - but really, what have you got to lose? It worked unbelievably well for me, and I am now finally discovering what it is like to be in good health. I have never felt this good in my entire life.

      Anyways, I'll stop with my rant... good luck!!! I hope you feel better soon!!!!

  7. QUESTION:
    can a yeast infection be transfered from a man to a woman once she gets treated and take antibiotics have sex?
    My girl went to get a check up for STD and HIV all the test were negative but she was diagnosed with a yeast infection. The doctor put her on antibiotics and she was cured however I did not take anything because i didnt think it would transfer to me but when we had sex Monday and today is Thursday she said her symptoms have come back and I wondered if I passed it back to her. I have symptoms of a burning sensation when i entered her but i kept going because her vagina usually is tight. So she started complaining that it hurt and i dont know what to do.

    • ANSWER:
      Certainly a yeast infection can be passed back and forth. It is not really an STD and is easily treated with an OTC yeast infection med or prescribed oral Diflucan. (which takes awhile to clear up.) Many women have several bouts are are prone to yeast infections. I have many myself and I am not sexually active now . I have never been put on an antibiotic for a yeast infection. I wonder if there is more going on here than a simple yeast infection. Women naturally have yeast inside them but it is when the acid/alkaline in her system gets out of control or out of balance , a yeast infection occurs.
      I think it is admirable for her to get tested for STD's and HIV. I believe it is one of the kindest things you can do for your partner. I also feel that all sexually active or previously sexually active people should be tested for HIV and actually carry a card signed by a doctor that they are HIV negative. After all....you are playing with someone's life if you contract AIDS and pass it around.
      Men won't have the same symptoms with a yeast infection so the burning could be from the yeast infection or something else you contracted.
      The yeast infection should be totally cleared up before you have sex, so as not to keep passing it back and forth.
      While you may think that the tightness in a woman with a yeast infection is pleasurable to you.....it is not for a woman. A woman is dry during this time and it is not pleasurable for a woman. Give it time and let her heal and you will both experience pleasure once again. The white curdly dischage of a yeast infection is visible. Wait for the all clear sign which can vary according to how badly the yeast infection has spread. Many women including myself are very prone to yeast infections and not just from having sex. It can be from colored toilet paper, douches, perfumed body washes, bubble baths, wet bathing suits, etc. If you want your partner to enjoy sex again......you will just have to wait. You don't want to keep it going by passing it back and forth do you?
      Patience my dear man!

  8. QUESTION:
    Are those amnio-test strips accurate to determine amniotic leak?
    I've been to L&d twice for clear, somewhat watery discharge..

    The strip didn't change colors, but the nurse checked my cervix and she said that i might have yeast infection because a bunch of white stuff came in her glove..(sorry tmi)

    I brought some of those strips from the hospital and I just did one and didnt turn blue...

    Just wondering if they are accurate..

    Have they become blue with you if you were leaking fluid?

    • ANSWER:
      i had the same prob...i asked my doctor if it was possible to test negative for a leak and still have a leak and she said it is but if its not testing positive the leak is so small that it will likely heal itself naturally and won't cause any kind of problem.

  9. QUESTION:
    Do you need to "heal" a yeast infection or just cure the symptoms?
    is it necessary to completely heal the infection or does monistat, azo tablets, and diflucan for example just relieve the symptoms? im just wondering what ingredient in any of these would completely heal the infection.

    • ANSWER:
      When you take the medications for yeast infections, it does not just treat the symptoms, it actually does get rid of the infection. A yeast infection is simply an overgrowth of the yeast that is naturally found in the vagina, brought about by various things, and taking meds for it will bring the yeast levels back down from sky-high. I'm not sure exactly what ingredient works best in these medications, but I do know that it works!

  10. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of a yeast infection?
    ummm.... so i have a yeast infection and i wan to get rid of it NATURALLY!! i have some plain natural yogurt that has acidophilis in it but it tasted GROSS am i suppost to eat it or apply it to the area? if i am ment to apply it can you please explain how? i am a girl BTW :) if there is any other easy way to get rid of it please tell me :) thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal Yeast Infection Symptoms

      •Odorless vaginal discharge having cottage cheese like appearance
      •Vaginal itching
      •Burning sensation in vagina
      •Irritation and pain in vagina
      •Pain during intercourse

      Causes

      Clothing
      Tight and synthetic clothes hold heat, sweat and moisture in the crotch area. This heat and moisture helps yeast to multiply. Dirty underwear is also a yeast infection cause. Hence, it is necessary to wear clean underwear daily. It is also recommended that if a person needs to wear tight clothes, they should be removed once the person reaches home, in order to avoid a yeast infection. Tight clothing is one of the common yeast infection causes in women.

      Immune System
      Believe it or not, a weak immune system can also cause yeast infections. The immune system could be weak due to a number of reasons like illness, malnutrition or too much of stress. The aftermath of a weak immune system is greater multiplication of the candida bacteria causing yeast infections. Stress is said to be one of the common causes. Hence, it is vital to de-stress.

      Diabetes
      People suffering from diabetes have a greater chance of contracting fungal infection due to the high amount of sugar levels in their body. This high sugar level helps yeast to grow faster. Diabetes can be one of the chronic yeast infection causes and a cause of candidiasis in men. Maintaining strict personal hygiene is especially important for diabetic people.

      Medications
      Some people have yeast infections when they are on antibiotics. If a person suffers from an infection, it is better to consult the doctor and get alternative medications, if possible. This is more common in women than men.

      Things you can do to help heal it:

      Plain Yogurt
      Plain yogurt, i.e. unsweetened yogurt is a simple, but excellent home remedy for treating this condition. Yogurt contains the beneficial acidophilus bacteria, that can control the growth of candida albicans. Yogurt can be consumed, as well as applied topically on the affected area.

      Garlic
      Garlic is renowned for its antifungal properties. It can prove immensely helpful in treating candidiasis. Ideally, one should consume two to three cloves of garlic daily to get relief from this condition. This home remedy is also suitable for topical application. Just crush one or two cloves of garlic and apply the paste on the affected area of the skin. For vaginal yeast infection, wrap finely cut garlic cloves in a cheesecloth and insert it into the vagina keeping a part of the cheesecloth outside, so that you can remove it after 15 to 20 minutes.

      Vinegar
      Both white and apple cider vinegar can be used for relief from this condition. Vinegar can inhibit the growth of fungus and effectively cure a fungal infection. Just mix a small amount of vinegar and water, and soak the infected area of the skin in it. Keep it for about 10 to 15 minutes and repeat the process for a few days.

      Supplements
      Along with the above mentioned home remedies, you can also consider supplements to treat this condition. Probiotics or acidophilus supplements can be quite beneficial in treating yeast infections. Probiotic supplements contain numerous beneficial bacteria, which can control the proliferation of candida albicans in the body.

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  11. QUESTION:
    See a doctor or have it clear up on its own?
    I have Swimmer's ear in both ears this time. That's what I get for sleeping in the bathtub for stress relief and things like that. Well I'd hate to take antibiotics because of the yeast infection it causes. I'm sleeping with my head erect to drain the ears naturally. I feel tickling itching feelings in both ears and both hurt when touched. I'm not having spasm ing pains right now and been drinking fluids. Is it possible that it well self heal without using anything?

    • ANSWER:
      Even if you were to go to a doctor, I'm pretty sure he or she would tell you to use some ear drops before trying antibiotics anyway. So you could just try those out first; however, if it persists, you really should go see a doctor.

      Just some friendly advice. I am NOT a medical professional.

  12. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for skin to heal?
    I play basketball, and I have always had problems with blisters on my feet. Last week I got a really bad blister like thing on my toe and I left it be.

    After my game today the skin ripped off. (It didn't bleed) Its not just one layer, it is quite a few layers.

    What can I do to help it heal faster and not get infected?

    • ANSWER:
      Aha. The white tongue can indicate thrush, which is an overgrowth of candida albicans, an naturally occuring yeast that is present in the intestines. When we take strong doses of antibiotics, the medicine kills both bad and GOOD flora and creates an environment for thrush to develop and grow.

      For a second degree instance of road rash , it will take 7-14 days to heal with a new layer of skin. Here are some other tips for treating the wound:

      Use a semipermeable dressing (Tegaderm, Bioclusive or Second Skin, for instance) to cover the wound and attach the dressing to dry healthy skin with adhesive tape. The dressing should be changed every few days. Keep the wound moist until it has healed. A moist environment promotes healing, improves tissue formation and protects the area from infection.

      Read more: Skin Forum - how long for skin to heal http://ehealthforum.com/health/how-long-for-skin-to-heal-t151950.html#b#ixzz2BOaTcNeo

  13. QUESTION:
    Is there any natural way of healing a yeast infection?
    Do not have enough money at the time to go out and buy cream and such.

    • ANSWER:
      You can use the yogurt method... it worked for me.
      It's a bit old-fashioned, but still worth a try, and very soothing. It's best to try an approach from both ends: eat the yogurt, as well as inserting it. It helps restore your pH and supports the naturally present bacteria that fight off the yeast infection.

      Be sure to get natural yogurt with no flavouring or additives and especially no sugar.
      Dip a tampon into it and insert, wear a pad in case it leaks. Keep it in for an hour at a time; repeat up to four times a day.

      Another good option is a sit bath (Americans also call that a 'Sitz bath', everything gets better if you use a few German words every now and then!), which is a shallow bath, with one or two cups of cider apple vinegar mixed into the water. Draw your knees up to your chest and sit in the water for a while.

  14. QUESTION:
    How should a small tear in a devirginated vagina be treated?
    My girlfriend and I just began having sex for the first time (both of us) and she felt a sheer pain near the opening and bottom of her vagina. I examined the area of discomfort and observed a small abrasion. Should medical attention be sought after or will it heal naturally? Note: we have had quite frequent sex for the past week since we began. Lubrication was necessary to ease the pain of sex for the more recent times. Additionally, does penis size affect any of this?

    • ANSWER:
      I have that same problem. It should heal naturally if you let it... so stop having sex for a week or so. If not then it will continue to tear and may become infected. It happens due to position, lack of lubrication, and occassionally penis size. If it continues to happen or you do not heal within a week I recommend you see a doctor. You may have an (yeast) infection that is being passed between the two of you preventing healing. Yes, boys can get yeast infections.

  15. QUESTION:
    Do I have a urinary tract infection or yeast infection?
    I burn a little when I pee, I itch, and am somewhat swollen. What do I need to do for treatment? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there cdragonfly1130.
      If you think you may have yeast infection, I can tell you there are some very impressive natural cures that can stop your pain.
      You can heal yeast infection naturally, 100% guaranteed
      You can do it with ZERO risk
      It can be done in a short time.

      Still, along with the natural treatment, please make sure you :
      Keep the genital area clean and dry.
      Avoid harsh soaps (including bubble bath).
      Wear loose cotton (rather than nylon) underwear that doesn't hold moisture.
      Take antibiotics only when prescribed by your doctor, and never take them for longer than your doctor tells you to.
      If you are diabetic, try to control your blood sugar levels.
      These would prevent from yeast infection to happen.
      But for now you may try the 100% treatment I found in the below source and tried it myself... it worked ...

  16. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of bacteria infection naturally?
    I think I got bacteria infection, not sure exactly ... ( Sinus infection or upper respiratory infection), from allergy or Mold.... been trying to figure it out. I do not want to take antibiotic as I believe it made me sick from last year when my doctors gave me 5 courses of antibiotics....

    I know I have been taking 5000 mg of Vitamin C, Garlic (vitamin), Golden Seal, Oregano Oil P73, Vitamin E, ZInc, Ecchanisisa(spell?), ... (list goes on). But I do not feel better lasting more than a month now.... (Saw a doctor last week and he gave me some kind of digestive enzyme to take with food... what a hell? )
    I can not do any Yeast, Mold, Sugar, since I am suspecting I got Candida from all that antibiotics last year and can not get rid of it on top of whatever (bacteria ) infection I got going right now.

    • ANSWER:
      Fresh garlic ( not dried, cooked or capsuled) is a natural and very good antibiotic. I gave it to my 5 year old son when he had an abscessed tooth and it works. I put 2 bulbs of fresh garlic, 2 fresh peaches and 2 cups of honey in the blender, blended it till smooth and gave him 2 teaspoons 3 times a day for a week. I've also used this for a common cold with great success. You might prefer it chopped and sprinkled on your dinner. I rubbed fresh crushed garlic on a cat's sore and it was almost healed the next day. I rubbed fresh crushed garlic on my daughter's ring worm daily and it was gone in a week. Don't listen to Gary K, he sounds like a mess. cassandra j, *Blush* and mbwhawaii have some good ideas. If you take garlic for more than 2 week without an iron supplement, it can make you iron deficient. Yellow dock root is 40% iron and that's what I take for iron and it works very well.
      I had sinusitis, a bacteria and yeast infection in my blood for several years. It was a battle. Acidophilus can help. I wish I had known about fresh garlic then. I went to a good chiropractor 3 or 4 times a week, (which did a lot of massaging which is very beneficial) this really helped me. I always had bones out because of the sinusitis, which effected my neck (because of the sinus cavity in the back of my head), ribs, vertebrae, low back... you don't want to hear it all. I was a mess.
      What helps me the most now, is to watch "The healing journeys" by Andrew Wommack, about how Jesus wants you well and having faith that you will get better. It's true testimonies of people being healed from life threatening illnesses. One man was on 17 kinds of prescriptions and could barely walk, Another had a stroke, Another had cancer and a baby born with a half a heart. They all made complete recoveries. And many more. " Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." James 5:13-15
      May God's blessing be upon you!!!
      Hope you are better soon!!!

  17. QUESTION:
    I just treated myself for yeast infection w/ monistat, what are the signs that it is healing?
    I got the one day treatment and used it last night but the increased itching woke me up and the discharge is coming out even more now. Are these signs that it is clearing up, like the "cottage cheese" discharge coming out, is it just being cleared out?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infection can be treated through over the counter or prescription medication. Treatment can be in the form of pills, creams or vaginal suppository. However, natural remedies are usually more safe, proven to work faster and are often times able to prevent repeated yeast infections. There are natural remedies for yeast infection too which do not involve side effects of any kind. The major difference between prescription based medicine and home remedies to cure yeast infection is that the latter cures the root cause while the former treats the symptoms.

      Over the counter drugs are like a bandaid to the problem. That is why a lot of people have repeated yeast infections. You want methods that will get rid of it safely and naturally. Go to this lens where there is tons of information to help you further at http://squdioo.com/natural-cure-for-yeast-infections-review

  18. QUESTION:
    What are these small itchy bumps on my legs?
    They show up every once in a while, year-round, and they're these small itchy bumps on my front thighs that itch realllly bad. I know it's on razor burn because they just showed up and the itching is getting really annoying. So does anyone know what rash it might be or what might be causing it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      IMO - Monistat and better micro-nutritional absorption in the gut should clear it up.

      Sounds like the skin reactions that I was having two to three years ago right after I poisoned my liver from too much and too many toxic micro-nutritional supplements for too long. My sleep was terrible back then when I was having severe pruritus Urticaria allergic reactions to foods antibiotic-meds skin-creams shower-water and my own sweat and who knows what other toxins, that would then also promote fungal infections and lymph gland swellings from my weakened immune system.

      After several months I eventually learned to make more costly organic nutritional choices, that then allowed my immune system and organs to rebuild and get stronger so I could again get a fairly good night’s sleep.

      IF YI - my own skin-pruritus-Urticaria issues have cost about ,500 in the last three years to learn what I now know - which is that ALL skin diseases are a result of one's micro-nutrition and/or toxic ‘absorption’ from the air skin or gut and/or hygiene and/or parasites.

      Since petrolatum med steroid antibiotic pushing MDs were not very helpful, and it ‘almost’ took too long to learn what I now try to teach others, I now take a little time each week to help others understand that more costly nutrition helps to heal one’s body - NOT meds or supplements.

      Poor quality and/or low cost micro-nutrition that will weaken one's immune system, will cause/ allow/ promote diabetes types of fungal infections and itch rash diseases and almost any other disease, even if one might be very very young or a toddler or has never been ‘overweight’ in their life.

      With my own liver disease, within five minutes to four to six hours after being triggered my allergic reactions will begin and will last for a few minutes to a couple of hours and would cause small water blisters along with skin fevers and itches and then rashes and then long term scaling. When my malady was at its worst - I used to have allergic itches to my own sweat that I was burning off after showering or during exercise or when parts of my body got hot - during a time in my life when I used to have considerable toxins stored within my body fat, along with a severely weakened immune and filter systems - that for some reason would not eliminate these strong toxins into a stool. [See heat rashes at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholinergic_urticaria .]

      Monistat_7 and Desenex are moist-area anti-fungals and Monistat_Derm and Head_&_Shoulders are also anti-fungals, but you really need to do more internet research from the links I have given to better understand how difficult it is for meds alone to totally remedy serious skin maladies. After I began using too much of a thin petrolatum based skin cream I eventually checked into the ER one morning due to my ‘severely’ swollen lymph glands that made me think I might have contracted lymphoma. So only use med creams that are prescribed in a very-minimal way over a thin layer of wash water, so that one’s immune system and skin/ organs can repair and grow stronger ‘naturally’ without also poisoning one’s liver further.

      Since when I was an asthmatic teen and learned I would have severe reactions when I 'accidentally' inhaled or used 'any' deodorants, and could not eat cinnamon stuff without having an anaphylactic reaction - because cinnamon has some toxins that are strong enough to substitute for pesticides, my life long triggers have taught me to use hypo-allergenic non-perfumed soaps in a minimal way and to sometimes powder different portions of my body with cornstarch to help minimize yeast infections; especially whenever my micro-nutritional absorption within my gut has been less than was ‘necessary’ to ‘adequately’ repair my body’s immune system, organs, and skin on a daily basis.

      Lastly, even though I might not have answered your question as ‘specifically’ as you may have wanted, to help you with simple and concise information on ALL itch rash illnesses and for short and long term solutions to them ALL - the following link has considerable info within a ‘report’ I recently posted on Y_A:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091113104039AAbnGet

      The report is an accumulation of my own investigations into itch rash illnesses that are due to my own non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, even though I have a fairly low BMI of 26.

      I truly truly hope that what you might rapidly learn in the next few minutes will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful malady in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – self taught nutritionIsT >[(-:]

      PS - IF YI - a nutrition ranking I have learned about is posted at: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091101184933AA0kQ63 . FYI - The most nutritionally ‘dense’ foods are expensive leafy green vegetables.

  19. QUESTION:
    Why do I get gooey White stuff forming in my mouth and edges of my lips?
    It's not plaque, I brush my teeth 3 times a day and I take care of my teeth. The White gooey stuff is forming around my mouth and edges of my lips.
    I was wondering if it could be dehydration?
    I always drink a lot, have at least 10 cups of water because I'm always so thirsty and tired.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Excellant,

      Oral thrush or 'candidiasis' is an infection of yeast fungi belonging to the genus Candida, on the mucous membranes of the mouth. It is often caused by Candida albicans, but sometimes it can be caused by Candida glabrata or Candida tropicalis. Oral thrush is the term which is generally used to describe candidiasis in the mouths of babies. If it occurs in the mouth or throat of adults, it is usually referred to as candidiasis or moniliasis. Signs and symptoms of oral thrush may develop suddenly. Moreover, they may persist for a long time.

      Oral Thrush

      Symptoms

      •Pain in the mouth

      •Creamy-white lesions on the tongue, inner cheeks

      •Sometimes lesions on the roof of the mouth, gums and tonsils

      •Lesions look like cottage cheese

      •Loss of taste

      •A cottony feeling in the mouth cavity

      •Lesions spread into esophagus, creating difficulty in swallowing

      Causes

      •Consumption of sugar rich diet is the main cause of oral thrush as candida requires sugar and moisture for survival. Diabetic patients have high blood glucose levels and so are more susceptible to thrush and other fungal infections than others.

      •Too much of antibiotics kills useful bacteria, disturbing the balance. Lack of defending bacteria and other microbes results in easily caught infection of candida fungus in the mouth and also in other body parts.

      •A weak immune system can result in oral thrush. So, people suffering from HIV/AIDS, diabetes, cancer, vaginal yeast infections, etc. are most likely to be attacked by candida.

      •Wearing ill-fitted dentures leads to constant irritation and inflammation of gums and mouth parts, leading to candidiasis.

      Home Remedies for Oral Thrush

      For Adults

      Besides proper medication, regular consumption of yogurt is one of the best oral thrush home remedies. Yogurt contains acidophilus, a bacterium, which helps in destroying excess fungus. Thus yogurt can naturally treat and prevent candida infection.

      You may opt for candida cleanse diet to get rid of candida infection. Avoiding sugar and fermented food products can help cure candida infection. Garlic exhibits anti fungal properties. Onions also help cure oral thrush. You may use combination of onion and garlic in your food.

      Add a few drops of tea tree oil to some water and hold the water in your mouth for a minute and spit it. Do not drink the mixture. You can also use a mixture of tepid water, apple cider vinegar and a pinch of salt, to rinse your mouth till the oral thrush heals. You may simply rinse your mouth with tepid water containing half tea spoon of salt.

      Oral thrush treatment also includes 'following a healthy, balanced and high fiber diet', to maintain correct blood sugar levels. Wearing perfectly fitting dentures is necessary. Keeping your mouth, tongue, teeth and gums clean is equally important. Maintaining oral hygiene helps prevent thrush. Smoking and dry mouth can lead to oral thrush. So drinking plenty of water and following a healthy lifestyle is necessary to avoid the problem of thrush.

      Anti fungal home mouthwashes can be prepared. For example, take equal parts of a tincture consisting of licorice, myrrh, and echinacea and use one teaspoon of this mixture with water as a mouthwash, every three to four hours.

      Take care! Mama Bear

  20. QUESTION:
    Some parts of my skin feels like football leather?
    Where only talking quarter sized spots, there are 3 of them I believe, two on my right shoulder and one on my chest. By football leather im trying to describe the skin as little bumps, they're the normal skin color just raised skin in bump form. It doesn't hurt or itch or anything, its just there, any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      IMO - Monistat and better micro-nutritional absorption in the gut should clear it up.

      Sounds like the skin reactions that I was having two to three years ago right after I poisoned my liver from too much and too many toxic micro-nutritional supplements for too long. My sleep was terrible back then when I was having severe pruritus Urticaria allergic reactions to foods antibiotic-meds skin-creams shower-water and my own sweat and who knows what other toxins, that would then also promote fungal infections and lymph gland swellings from my weakened immune system.

      After several months I eventually learned to make more costly organic nutritional choices, that then allowed my immune system and organs to rebuild and get stronger so I could again get a fairly good night’s sleep.

      IF YI - my own skin-pruritus-Urticaria issues have cost about ,500 in the last three years to learn what I now know - which is that ALL skin diseases are a result of one's micro-nutrition and/or toxic ‘absorption’ from the air skin or gut and/or hygiene and/or parasites.

      Since petrolatum med steroid antibiotic pushing MDs were not very helpful, and it ‘almost’ took too long to learn what I now try to teach others, I now take a little time each week to help others understand that more costly nutrition helps to heal one’s body - NOT meds or supplements.

      Poor quality and/or low cost micro-nutrition that will weaken one's immune system, will cause/ allow/ promote diabetes types of fungal infections and itch rash diseases and almost any other disease, even if one might be very very young or a toddler or has never been ‘overweight’ in their life.

      With my own liver disease, within five minutes to four to six hours after being triggered my allergic reactions will begin and will last for a few minutes to a couple of hours and would cause small water blisters along with skin fevers and itches and then rashes and then long term scaling. When my malady was at its worst - I used to have allergic itches to my own sweat that I was burning off after showering or during exercise or when parts of my body got hot - during a time in my life when I used to have considerable toxins stored within my body fat, along with a severely weakened immune and filter systems - that for some reason would not eliminate these strong toxins into a stool. [See heat rashes at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholinergic_urticaria .]

      Monistat_7 and Desenex are moist-area anti-fungals and Monistat_Derm and Head_&_Shoulders are also anti-fungals, but you really need to do more internet research from the links I have given to better understand how difficult it is for meds alone to totally remedy serious skin maladies. After I began using too much of a thin petrolatum based skin cream I eventually checked into the ER one morning due to my ‘severely’ swollen lymph glands that made me think I might have contracted lymphoma. So only use med creams that are prescribed in a very-minimal way over a thin layer of wash water, so that one’s immune system and skin/ organs can repair and grow stronger ‘naturally’ without also poisoning one’s liver further.

      Since when I was an asthmatic teen and learned I would have severe reactions when I 'accidentally' inhaled or used 'any' deodorants, and could not eat cinnamon stuff without having an anaphylactic reaction - because cinnamon has some toxins that are strong enough to substitute for pesticides, my life long triggers have taught me to use hypo-allergenic non-perfumed soaps in a minimal way and to sometimes powder different portions of my body with cornstarch to help minimize yeast infections; especially whenever my micro-nutritional absorption within my gut has been less than was ‘necessary’ to ‘adequately’ repair my body’s immune system, organs, and skin on a daily basis.

      Lastly, even though I might not have answered your question as ‘specifically’ as you may have wanted, to help you with simple and concise information on ALL itch rash illnesses and for short and long term solutions to them ALL - the following link has considerable info within a ‘report’ I recently posted on Y_A:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091113104039AAbnGet

      The report is an accumulation of my own investigations into itch rash illnesses that are due to my own non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, even though I have a fairly low BMI of 26.

      I truly truly hope that what you might rapidly learn in the next few minutes will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful malady in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – self taught nutritionIsT >[(-:]

      PS - IF YI - a nutrition ranking I have learned about is posted at: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091101184933AA0kQ63 . FYI - The most nutritionally ‘dense’ foods are expensive leafy green vegetables.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is Scabies always itchy? Can u get it from cleaning your yard? and can i pass it on to my animals?
    I have bumps/rash on my shins and calves on both legs. Only thing i did was cut down some bushes (agave plants) in my yard, its not itchy at all it burns more then anything but looks like some of the photos on found online.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      IMO ‘IF’ fungal/thrush - Monistat and better micro-nutritional absorption in the gut should clear it up.

      Sounds like the skin reactions that I was having two to three years ago right after I poisoned my liver from too much and too many toxic micro-nutritional supplements for too long. My sleep was terrible back then when I was having severe pruritus Urticaria allergic reactions to foods antibiotic-meds skin-creams shower-water and my own sweat and who knows what other toxins, that would then also promote fungal infections and lymph gland swellings from my weakened immune system.

      After several months I eventually learned to make more costly organic nutritional choices, that then allowed my immune system and organs to rebuild and get stronger so I could again get a fairly good night’s sleep.

      IF YI - my own skin-pruritus-Urticaria issues have cost about ,500 in the last three years to learn what I now know - which is that ALL skin diseases are a result of one's micro-nutrition and/or toxic ‘absorption’ from the air skin or gut and/or hygiene and/or parasites.

      Since petrolatum med steroid antibiotic pushing MDs were not very helpful, and it ‘almost’ took too long to learn what I now try to teach others, I now take a little time each week to help others understand that more costly nutrition helps to heal one’s body - NOT meds or supplements.

      Poor quality and/or low cost micro-nutrition that will weaken one's immune system, will cause/ allow/ promote diabetes types of fungal infections and itch rash diseases and almost any other disease, even if one might be very very young or a toddler or has never been ‘overweight’ in their life.

      With my own liver disease, within five minutes to four to six hours after being triggered my allergic reactions will begin and will last for a few minutes to a couple of hours and would cause small water blisters along with skin fevers and itches and then rashes and then long term scaling. When my malady was at its worst - I used to have allergic itches to my own sweat that I was burning off after showering or during exercise or when parts of my body got hot - during a time in my life when I used to have considerable toxins stored within my body fat, along with a severely weakened immune and filter systems - that for some reason would not eliminate these strong toxins into a stool. [See heat rashes at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholinergic_urticaria .]

      Monistat_7 and Desenex are moist-area anti-fungals and Monistat_Derm and Head_&_Shoulders are also anti-fungals, but you really need to do more internet research from the links I have given to better understand how difficult it is for meds alone to totally remedy serious skin maladies. After I began using too much of a thin petrolatum based skin cream I eventually checked into the ER one morning due to my ‘severely’ swollen lymph glands that made me think I might have contracted lymphoma. So only use med creams that are prescribed in a very-minimal way over a thin layer of wash water, so that one’s immune system and skin/ organs can repair and grow stronger ‘naturally’ without also poisoning one’s liver further.

      Since when I was an asthmatic teen and learned I would have severe reactions when I 'accidentally' inhaled or used 'any' deodorants, and could not eat cinnamon stuff without having an anaphylactic reaction - because cinnamon has some toxins that are strong enough to substitute for pesticides, my life long triggers have taught me to use hypo-allergenic non-perfumed soaps in a minimal way and to sometimes powder different portions of my body with cornstarch to help minimize yeast infections; especially whenever my micro-nutritional absorption within my gut has been less than was ‘necessary’ to ‘adequately’ repair my body’s immune system, organs, and skin on a daily basis.

      Lastly, even though I might not have answered your question as ‘specifically’ as you may have wanted, to help you with simple and concise information on ALL itch rash illnesses and for short and long term solutions to them ALL - the following link has considerable info within a ‘report’ I recently posted on Y_A:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091113104039AAbnGet

      The report is an accumulation of my own investigations into itch rash illnesses that are due to my own non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, even though I have a fairly low BMI of 26.

      I truly truly hope that what you might rapidly learn in the next few minutes will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful malady in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – self taught nutritionIsT >[(-:]

      PS - IF YI - a nutrition ranking I have learned about is posted at: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091101184933AA0kQ63 . FYI - The most nutritionally ‘dense’ foods are expensive super-boiled leafy green vegetables. [See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellagra ]

  22. QUESTION:
    What could my dogs excessive itching be?
    My dog is itching its bottom an awful lot lately and it's only at night. At first I thought it could be worms but then I figured out that two days ago I washed my dog and shampoo must have gotten there and after I had finished washing my dog it kept wiggleing it's but like crazy. Could it be the shampoo irritating it or is it worms
    ?

    • ANSWER:
      I see a few possible causes for the itching. Itching can be caused by an allergic reaction (to flea bites, the food or treats you give him, the grooming products or house-cleaning products you are using), mites or steroid use (also called prednisone, cortisone or the so-called 'allergy shot'). Scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections.

      ALLERGIES

      Many dogs are allergic to flea bites. You may not be able to see the fleas directly but you can always see the debris they leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If you see these and put them in water, they will turn red.

      You can get rid of the fleas on your dog with natural methods so that he is not exposed to the toxic chemicals of Frontline, Advantage and other popular flea medications which will harm him sooner or later. Check this link for recommendations http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-Naturally Also, you can dust your yard where he roams with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. For more info on its use to control fleas see http://www.care2.com/greenliving/all-around-non-toxic-flea-control.html and http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_earth_fleas.html

      Check the ingredients of the food/treats you give him. Dogs digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. If they contain grains such as wheat or corn stop them immediately. Get food/treats that have no grains and that have meat as a primary ingredient – chicken, lamb, salmon, etc.

      If you just introduced a new grooming product (or a house cleaning product), discontinue it immediately.

      MITES

      There are three types of mites that attack dogs most often: demodectic (not contagious and may itch or not), sarcoptic (very contagious and extremely itchy) and cheyletiella (contagious and mildly itchy). This condition is known as mange. The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin.

      If the reason for the itching is mites, avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals that will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend a natural, effective, easy to use, and inexpensive spray treatment that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

      STEROID USE

      As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript “allergy shot”) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet’s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet’s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet’s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet’s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

      Vets nowadays assume that pet owners just want to see their pets get better at all cost or if they are not sure about what the problem is they will prescribe steroids knowing the risks. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains.

      SKIN INFECTION REMEDY

      For any skin infection (bacterial or fungal) such as the ones commonly caused by the use of steroids like Prednisone, cortisone or the so called “allergy shot” or any secondary infections caused by flea bite allergy or mites, as well as cuts, scrapes, etc. I recommend a powder called 'Flowers of Sulfur' (also known as 'brimstone' or 'sublime sulfur').

      This substance has been used for thousands of years to cure all kinds of skin ailments and if there is itching, it will stop it very quickly. Google it to learn more about its healing properties.

      Even vets have forgotten about this wonderful and inexpensive remedy but fortunately you can still purchase it at your local pharmacy for very little money. You can also buy it online at http://www.pennherb.com/search?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin. I prefer the latter.

      The dusting can easily be accomplished if you use a powdered sugar duster or an empty talcum powder bottle. Separate the hair as you go around dusting to expose the skin until you have covered it.

      Alternatively, mix 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 cup of Jojoba oil and put it in a bottle. Always shake to mix well before applying to the skin as it tends to separate. You do not need to wear gloves as it is not toxic to humans either.

  23. QUESTION:
    Are diabetics more prone to get infections?
    I need to write an essay about Diabetes. And I have to explain the implications for the environment when talking about someone with Diabetes. I don't really know what is meant with this but I think they mean "How are diabetics affected by the environment". So are Diabetics more prone to get infections? If so, why? If not, do you know any reasons why a diabetic is affected by the environment? Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Infections are of particular concern for diabetics. People with diabetes are more susceptible to developing infections, as high blood sugar levels can weaken the patient's immune system defenses. In addition, some diabetes-related health issues, such as nerve damage and reduced blood flow to the extremities, increase the body's vulnerability to infection.

      People with diabetes are especially prone to foot infections, yeast infections, urinary tract infections and surgical site infections.

      A diabetic's insulin injection sight can be a possible infection source. Injections provide a potential gateway for certain immune-suppressing agents to enter the blood. For example, common bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus can enter the blood system and cause what is known as a staph infection.

      In addition, yeast cells (Candida albicans) that occur naturally in the mucous membranes (e.g., mouth, vagina, nose) can enter the blood system at the injection sight. These Candida cells then interfere with the normal infection-fighting action of white blood cells. With white blood cells impaired, Candida can replicate unchecked, causing yeast infections. High blood sugar levels contribute to this process.

      Other Sources of Diabetes-Related Infection

      Diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) causes problems with sensation, particularly in the feet. This lack of sensation sometimes means foot injuries go unnoticed. Untreated injuries can lead to infection. Some types of neuropathy can also lead to dry, cracked skin, which allows a convenient entry point for infection into the body.

      People with diabetes often have low blood flow to the extremities. With less blood flow, the body is less able to mobilize normal immune defenses and nutrients that promote the body's ability to fight infection and promote healing.

      Take care

      Buff

  24. QUESTION:
    i have redness around my urethera and i cant retract my foreskin?
    im 15 and i cant retract my foreskin . i also have redness around my urethra ( i think thats what your peehole is called :)) and it hurts when i touche it

    does anybody know if i should be worried or do they kow what this is?

    • ANSWER:
      Three times now I have tried to answer this question and Yahoo keeps loosing my answer.
      G has the best advice so far. The guy who is saying to go to the doctor to see about circumcision is was out to lunch. Circumcision by the very nature of it is a highly destructive procedure that will leave with with less sexual function and a host of other problems. Circumcision is the last thing you need.
      The redness sounds pretty normal. Most guys have some healthy redness around the urethral opening. Of course this area is sensitive to the touch,...but if it hurts, or is itchy, then it might be a yeast infection. I think for the moment, I am going to go with the natural, healthy redness that most men have. You can re-post the question if you need more info on this,
      As far as retracting the foreskin,...there is nothing wrong there either. You have a naturally tight foreskin, just like ever other intact (not circumcised) man on the planet had at your age. Over 85% of the males on earth are intact so you are on the winning side. The other 15% wish they still were intact.
      I have posted some links to some foreskin stretches you can do in the privacy of the daily shower, without parental or medical intervention. Let the warm water loosen and relax the skin before stretching. Stretches are to be firm, but gentle with no pain. Pain is a damage indicator. Over stretching till it hurts can create micro tears in the skin opening that will heal over with non elastic scar tissue, making retraction more difficult. No pain,....ever!
      What should happen is the Frenar Band (google it) of muscle that closes down the skin opening should relax and expand enough to allow the foreskin to glide effortlessly back and forth over the coronal ridge.
      You should see some noticable results in two weeks with full and painless retraction in 3-4 months. If it takes longer, it does,...no big deal. Just keep on stretching.
      Alternatively, you can ask your doctor for steroid cream (Betamethasone) made to loosen a tight foreskin. You have to do these stretches in conjunction with the cream use so why not just try the stretches first? Do not let the doctor even breathe the word: circumcision. Be very firm and tell them it is not an option. Find a new doctor if need be.
      Go to: www.norm.org and read about the reason and function of the foreskin. You will see how very fortunate you are to have yours, and how misguided are those who promote circumcision through ignorance.
      Good luck with this.
      Mithras

  25. QUESTION:
    Why does my dog lick his paws and scratch himself?
    Hes on flea medicine. He has been all summer, so its def no fleas. Theres no visible signs of bugs or anything like that. Its getting so bad that he keeps me up at night. Should i change his food? Maybe allergies?

    • ANSWER:
      I see a few possible causes for the itching. Itching can be caused by an allergic reaction (to flea bites, the food or treats you give him, the grooming products or house-cleaning products you are using), mites or steroid use (also called prednisone, cortisone or the so-called 'allergy shot'). Scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections.

      ALLERGIES

      Many dogs are allergic to flea bites so even one flea on an allergic dog may cause a lot of havoc. You may not be able to see the fleas directly but you can always see the debris they leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If you see these and put them in water, they will turn red.

      You can get rid of the fleas on your dog with natural methods so that he is not exposed to the toxic chemicals of Frontline, Advantage and other popular flea medications which will harm him sooner or later. Check this link for recommendations http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-Naturally Also, you can dust your yard where he roams with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. For more info on its use to control fleas see http://www.care2.com/greenliving/all-around-non-toxic-flea-control.html and http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_earth_fleas.html

      Check the ingredients of the food/treats you give him. Dogs digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. If they contain grains such as wheat or corn stop them immediately. Get food/treats that have no grains and that have meat as a primary ingredient – chicken, lamb, salmon, etc.

      If you just introduced a new grooming product (or a house cleaning product), discontinue it immediately.

      MITES

      There are three types of mites that attack dogs most often: demodectic (not contagious and may itch or not), sarcoptic (very contagious and extremely itchy) and cheyletiella (contagious and mildly itchy). This condition is known as mange. The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin.

      If the reason for the itching is mites, avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals that will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend a natural, effective, easy to use, and inexpensive spray treatment that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

      STEROID USE

      As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript “allergy shot”) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet’s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet’s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet’s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet’s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

      Vets nowadays assume that pet owners just want to see their pets get better at all cost or if they are not sure about what the problem is they will prescribe steroids knowing the risks. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains.

      SKIN INFECTION AND ITCHING REMEDY

      For any skin infection (bacterial or fungal) such as the ones commonly caused by the use of steroids like Prednisone, cortisone or the so called “allergy shot” or any secondary infections caused by flea bite allergy or mites, as well as cuts, scrapes, etc. I recommend a powder called 'Flowers of Sulfur' (also known as 'brimstone' or 'sublime sulfur').

      This substance has been used for thousands of years to cure all kinds of skin ailments and if there is itching, it will stop it very quickly. Google it to learn more about its healing properties.

      Even vets have forgotten about this wonderful and inexpensive remedy but fortunately you can still purchase it at your local pharmacy for very little money. You can also buy it online at http://www.pennherb.com/search?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin. I prefer the latter.

      The dusting can easily be accomplished if you use a powdered sugar duster or an empty talcum powder bottle. Separate the hair as you go around dusting to expose the skin until you have covered it.

      Alternatively, mix 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 cup of Jojoba oil and put it in a bottle. Always shake to mix well before applying to the skin as it tends to separate. You do not need to wear gloves as it is not toxic to humans either.

  26. QUESTION:
    I have a skin rash and wanna get rid of it?
    I have a skin rash on my right bicep. Its small red little bumbs and sometimes itches but not much. I was wondering if i could put something on it so it will go away faster or if i should just let it naturally go away?
    i heard vitamin e oil is good and thats all i got so should i use it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      These are my thoughts of what might be happening - I have not been educated to be an M.D. - just a lifelong learner.

      What I have learned is that my stresses have oftentimes caused me to do things or to eat things or to inhale things that have more toxins in them, or that have weakened my immune system, like drinking and eating caffeine chocolate or high carb foods and sweets.

      It sounds like the malady may be a result of an allergic reaction to something that is toxic to the liver/kidneys. IF it is you might then notice that when one gets hot - then a rash or itching will sometimes occur since the toxins are sweating out of one’s system onto an area of the skin that may be weaker and more easily irritated-inflamed.

      ALSO whenever one’s immune system has become weakened the other problem can easily become a bacteria-fungus i.e. ringworm and/or yeast infection thrush, but it is hard to tell what the root causes may be without seeing and learning the details about what one has been eating breathing and applying to the skin. SEE https://health.google.com/health/ref/Ringworm Monistat 7 will likely kill any fungus in a few days and better micro-nutrition will keep it killed and will also strengthen one’s liver lymph and kidney systems to be able to better handle both an allergic reaction AND/OR bacteria-fungus outbreaks with less suffering in the future.

      IF you think it may be an allergic reaction - although it may be a difficult process - try to identify the triggers from cosmetics meds nuts milk grains other-foods chlorine-water-in-showers smoke perfume moldy-smells laundry-cleaners etcetera by discontinuing them until the symptoms stop and then beginning them again to see how the body reacts. If one is like me one may start to see allergies to many things because the root problem for me was a severely weakened liver from too many nutritional supplements that were toxic and I never knew it until it was almost too late.

      After several months of pruritus Urticaria with blisters and skin fevers primarily at the back of my knees and thighs sometimes when I got warmer, that had begun during the colder months of November inside a gas heated low humidity home, I have identified enough of my own triggers to allow my legs to heal with only a super-minimal amount of coconut cream cut with de-chlorinated water rubbed over my skin and a minimal number of full body showers.

      After several applications my lymph glands have become severely allergic to petrolatum products that are similar to Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, and common sense has now taught me that any petroleum products should always become toxic to anyone’s kidney and liver with repeated applications. I had flare-ups immediately after I had applied organic olive oil so I eventually changed to minimal amounts of coconut oil after I had used a minimal amount of a petrolatum steroid for a few days to allow my legs to heal up. I also have flareups when I eat over 150 calories of nuts and/or milk fats and/or oils, but these usually flare up about three hours after eating them, but the olive oil always took about five to thirty minutes to begin itching.

      Skin diseases can always return again and again and again and can get much much worse over time if they are not resolved. Soo I would strongly encourage you to seek out a 'good' doctor or a ‘good’ nurse and s/he will make a knowledgeable medical diagnosis and thoroughly explain the causes preventions and solutions much better than anyone on Yahoo_Answers could do without being able to see you personally.

      Also, to know how difficult or easy it should be for a doctor to make a ‘good’ diagnosis - I encourage you to also become a ‘good’ medical diagnostician from your doctor’s advice and your own research through Yahoo_Answers and via browser searches.

      ITCHINGS & RASHES / WATER BLISTERS CAN BE CAUSED BY EITHER:

      * an allergic reaction to ‘toxins’ in one’s food or skin applications or meds or air (i.e. molds or smoke or vapors) etc.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urticaria

      * fungal bacterial = Thrush Yeast_infection Jock_itch Ringworm Impetigo etc.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candidiasis

      * viral = Measles Smallpox Shingles Hand_foot_and_mouth_disease Roseola etc.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand,_foot_and_mouth_disease

      * parasitical = Scabies_mite lice chiggers mosquitos ants etc.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scabies

      * inadequate micro-nutrition absorption in the gut = Pellagra Scurvy Beriberi Rickets etc.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellagra

      * also other treatments for various skin eruptions
      http://www.healthcentral.com/sexual-health/c/80228/60290/vagina-lumps

      * either sun or hormonal or stress related or a combination of the above that make it difficult to find a definite single cause since there are multiple causes at the same time
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/formication

      FOR FURTHER HELP WITH PICTURES & INFO SEE:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeast_infection
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/skin-rash/SN00016
      http://dermatology.about.com/cs/dermphotos/a/dermgallery.htm
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermatosis_of_pregnancy
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestational_diabetes
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin_disease

      I truly hope what you learn will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful experience of pruritus-itching and rashes in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – a self taught nutritionIsT >[(-:]

      PS - IF you are interested, I feel I have become a quasi-expert on rashes and pruritus itching after many years of off and on flare ups due to my own nutritionally related asthma and gallbladder disease that ‘continued’ to become heart disease and T2 diabetes and then non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with either PBC or PSC. So you are not alone. Many many people suffer from pruritus and I have learned very late in my own disease(s) that when it is nutritionally related most doctors do not tell their patients that inadequate micro-nutrition absorption in the gut and liver ‘might’ be the root cause and the best solution, and is also the most likely cause to the pruritus and liver diseases that are currently overwhelming our American culture. So to do my part to make a difference in the world I now take a little time each week to help others understand why better micro-nutrition absorption in the gut is so important, and I have posted much of my own story via the link at: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091025223942AAni6lC . I hope you will have learned something today from my own mistakes and would not duplicate them – please pass on what you will learn from your own malady to your family friends neighbors and acquaintances. My best to you and yours. AI - nutritionIsT >[(-:]

  27. QUESTION:
    Why does it hurt when I pee after having sex?

    It burns and hurts.
    I don't think it's yeast infection. Maybe he is too rough because I have some bleeding too.

    • ANSWER:
      I have that problem as well. My boyfriend is rather vigorous and rough, so I come out with either torn skin or skin burns. I also know that if you have not yet had a child your body naturally gets smaller and closes up again making sex difficult over and over again. I also have this problem. There was a period where we had sex everyday for a month. The pain went away after about a week, but once we started slacking off it started to hurt again because there were long periods between intercourse for my body to heal properly. I am naturally small so that makes it rather difficult unless we keep at it every night.
      Unless it's an internal burning you might have caught a yeast infection from him. If so you should both be treated at the same time to keep it from being passed back and forth between you too.

  28. QUESTION:
    Does fighting off a women's yeast infection make you tired?
    Or is it only when you have it right through your body?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you can feel tired, because when an infection attacks your body, it means that your immune system is weak, but there are ways that you can get rid of that and it is by using natural remedies.

      Below, you will find some very easy ways to naturally heal your body from yeast infection. I encourage you that If you are pregnant or under the age of 18, then you should see a physician first.

      I did some research on holistic and natural remedies that included probiotics and homeopathic for curing infections and found that they work better than the prescribed or over the counter drugs. Not only that, but you will no longer have a recurring yeast infection with natural remedies.
      Here are some steps to take to cure yeast infection naturally:
      1)Drink at least six glasses of water each day. Water helps to remove toxins
      2)Aloe Vera Juice twice per day is very good for detoxifying the body from all infections including vaginal yeast infection because it strengthens the immune system.
      3)Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with water and drink it. This kills all the bad bacteria in the body and you can even lose weight in the process. Don’t do this more than 1 to 3 times per week.
      4)Eat yogurt on a daily basis. It contains the good kind of bacteria, Lactobacillus Acidolhylus , that is found in the body.
      5)Take acidophilus or bifidus pills each day. This helps to encourage the good bacteria in the body. Make sure you keep these pills stored in a refrigerator for freshness.
      6)Take Vitamin C tablets daily. This helps to build the immune system to protect it against infections. The Vitamin C and Acidophilus tablets when taken, naturally produces hydrogen peroxide in the body and strengthens to fight infection even more.
      7)Make sure you consult your doctor if you are taking prescription drugs
      8)Drink Alka Seltzer in water once each day for about 3 or 5 days
      9)Drink some cranberry juice each day. Don’t add any sweetener.
      10)Eat raw cranberries, if you can
      11)Cranberry AZO pills are also good to take during the yeast infection period
      12)Take a hot Sitz bath to relieve the itching. Fill up the bath with water and drop 5 tablespoons tea tree oil in the bath water and sit in the bath tub for about 15 minutes and no longer.

      Below are some good sources that I found to be helpful to get rid of my yeast infection and it never came back again.

  29. QUESTION:
    What are some over the counter treatments for pinworms?
    there has been a case among my son's playmates. I have no health insurance, my son has no health insurance. I'm behind in rent. I have no money. I cannot afford to go to the doctor and spend 0 for pinworm treatment. My son says his but itches. I know that we need to wash the sheets, maybe get some Lysol spray for the mattresses? But I need to skip the big doctor bill and go for the solution

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      IMO - Monistat and better micro-nutritional absorption in the gut should clear it up.

      Sounds like the skin reactions that I was having two to three years ago right after I poisoned my liver from too much and too many toxic micro-nutritional supplements for too long. My sleep was terrible back then when I was having severe pruritus Urticaria allergic reactions to foods antibiotic-meds skin-creams shower-water and my own sweat and who knows what other toxins, that would then also promote fungal infections and lymph gland swellings from my weakened immune system.

      After several months I eventually learned to make more costly organic nutritional choices, that then allowed my immune system and organs to rebuild and get stronger so I could again get a fairly good night’s sleep.

      IF YI - my own skin-pruritus-Urticaria issues have cost about ,500 in the last three years to learn what I now know - which is that ALL skin diseases are a result of one's micro-nutrition and/or toxic ‘absorption’ from the air skin or gut and/or hygiene and/or parasites.

      Since petrolatum med steroid antibiotic pushing MDs were not very helpful, and it ‘almost’ took too long to learn what I now try to teach others, I now take a little time each week to help others understand that more costly nutrition helps to heal one’s body - NOT meds or supplements.

      Poor quality and/or low cost micro-nutrition that will weaken one's immune system, will cause/ allow/ promote diabetes types of fungal infections and itch rash diseases and almost any other disease, even if one might be very very young or a toddler or has never been ‘overweight’ in their life.

      With my own liver disease, within five minutes to four to six hours after being triggered my allergic reactions will begin and will last for a few minutes to a couple of hours and would cause small water blisters along with skin fevers and itches and then rashes and then long term scaling. When my malady was at its worst - I used to have allergic itches to my own sweat that I was burning off after showering or during exercise or when parts of my body got hot - during a time in my life when I used to have considerable toxins stored within my body fat, along with a severely weakened immune and filter systems - that for some reason would not eliminate these strong toxins into a stool. [See heat rashes at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholinergic_urticaria .]

      Monistat_7 and Desenex are moist-area anti-fungals and Monistat_Derm and Head_&_Shoulders are also anti-fungals, but you really need to do more internet research from the links I have given to better understand how difficult it is for meds alone to totally remedy serious skin maladies. After I began using too much of a thin petrolatum based skin cream I eventually checked into the ER one morning due to my ‘severely’ swollen lymph glands that made me think I might have contracted lymphoma. So only use med creams that are prescribed in a very-minimal way over a thin layer of wash water, so that one’s immune system and skin/ organs can repair and grow stronger ‘naturally’ without also poisoning one’s liver further.

      Since when I was an asthmatic teen and learned I would have severe reactions when I 'accidentally' inhaled or used 'any' deodorants, and could not eat cinnamon stuff without having an anaphylactic reaction - because cinnamon has some toxins that are strong enough to substitute for pesticides, my life long triggers have taught me to use hypo-allergenic non-perfumed soaps in a minimal way and to sometimes powder different portions of my body with cornstarch to help minimize yeast infections; especially whenever my micro-nutritional absorption within my gut has been less than was ‘necessary’ to ‘adequately’ repair my body’s immune system, organs, and skin on a daily basis.

      Lastly, even though I might not have answered your question as ‘specifically’ as you may have wanted, to help you with simple and concise information on ALL itch rash illnesses and for short and long term solutions to them ALL - the following link has considerable info within a ‘report’ I recently posted on Y_A:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091113104039AAbnGet

      The report is an accumulation of my own investigations into itch rash illnesses that are due to my own non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, even though I have a fairly low BMI of 26.

      I truly truly hope that what you might rapidly learn in the next few minutes will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful malady in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – self taught nutritionIsT >[(-:]

      PS - IF YI - a nutrition ranking I have learned about is posted at: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091101184933AA0kQ63 . FYI - The most nutritionally ‘dense’ foods are expensive leafy green vegetables.

  30. QUESTION:
    Why is my dog scratching so much?
    I have a 2 and a half month old shih tzu puppy.. She has be scratching her neck alot and has scores there now she also been chewing on her paws alot.. We switched her to a hypoallergenic shampoo and that didn't seem to be a problem.. We also took her off her puppy cow and put her on Ultra grain free formula shes been on that now for a week and still no change.. We also have her on Melissa's aloe pet which is a all natural pet supplement for hot spots, itchy skin, and allergies and this still don't seem to be working.. She is in alot of discomfort.. Can someone please help if your dog had something similar or know of any home remedies to help her feel better.. She was also left into a barn when she was a pup.

    • ANSWER:
      Itching and skin irritation can be caused by factors such as:

      - Allergic reactions to flea bites, food/treats, grooming products or house-cleaning products, etc.
      - Mites
      - Fungal/Bacterial infections (ringworm, yeast, staph etc.) See a remedy below
      - Steroid use (also called prednisone, cortisone or the so-called 'allergy shot')

      Scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections with associated bad odor.

      ALLERGIES

      To allergic dogs even one flea can cause havoc. Even if you do not see fleas, you can always see the debris they leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If placed in water, they will turn red.

      You can get rid of the fleas with natural methods to avoid exposure to the toxic chemicals of Frontline, Advantage and other popular flea medications which will cause harm sooner or later. For recommendations see http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-Naturally Also, you can dust your yard where your dog roams with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. For more info on its use to control fleas see http://www.care2.com/greenliving/all-around-non-toxic-flea-control.html and http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_earth_fleas.html

      Check ingredients of food/treats. Dog's digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. Discontinue any with corn, wheat, etc. Get ones with no grains with meat as a primary ingredient – chicken, lamb, salmon, etc.

      Discontinue grooming products or house cleaning products that can be allergens. For a while, use white vinegar as the cleaning agent for your floors, counters, etc. Vinegar has strong cleaning and anticeptic properties and the smell disappears quickly after use. See http://www.vinegarworkswonders.com/faqs.asp

      MITES

      Three types of mites that attack dogs most often: demodectic (not contagious and may itch or not), sarcoptic (very contagious and extremely itchy) and cheyletiella (contagious and mildly itchy). This condition is known as mange. The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin.

      Avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals which will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend the use of natural products. Search the Internet to find them. I prefer the spray type treatment which is effective, easy to use, and inexpensive that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

      STEROID USE

      As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript “allergy shot”) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet’s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet’s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet’s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet’s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

      Many vets assume that pet owners just want to see their pets get better at all cost or if they are not sure about what the problem is they will prescribe steroids knowing the risks. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains and result in undesirable health complications, including skin problems.

      SKIN INFECTION REMEDY

      For any skin infection (bacterial or fungal), I recommend a powder called 'Flowers of Sulfur' (also known as 'brimstone' or 'sublime sulfur').

      This substance has been used for thousands of years to cure all kinds of skin ailments including fungal and bacterial infections and if there is itching, it will stop it very quickly. Google it to learn more about its healing properties.

      Even vets have forgotten about this wonderful and inexpensive remedy but fortunately you can still purchase it at your local pharmacy for very little money. You can also buy it online at http://www.pennherb.com/search?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin. I prefer the latter.

      The dusting can easily be accomplished if you use a powdered sugar duster or an empty talcum powder bottle. Separate the hair as you go around dusting to expose the skin until you have covered it.

      Alternatively, mix 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 cup of Jojoba oil and put it in a bottle. Always shake to mix well before applying to the skin as it tends to separate. You do not need to wear gloves as it is not toxic to humans either.

  31. QUESTION:
    My Friends Throat/Mouth Breaks Out In Soars When He Has Citric Acid?
    My Friend recently told me that about a month ago he started developing sores in his throat and mouth and they got so bad he couldn't have anything except water. He then did some tests and came to the conclusion that it's when he has anything with Citric Acid. Such as Orange Juice, Energy Drinks, or Fruits. He said it all started about a month and a half ago after he had a really bad sore throat and drank alot of orange juice to try and get better. He went to the doctor after the first outbreak and they tested him for mom, and when that came back negative they sent him oon his merry way and didn't do anythign else. He thinks he is either allergic to citrus, or it is because the acid irritates his throat. What do you think, and what should he do?

    • ANSWER:
      There is something your friend is not mentioning, here... when he had the sore throat, was he taking antibiotics?

      If so, that may have been the catalyst which suppressed his immune system to react to citrus and why he has ongoing problems with acidic foods from now on.

      The way antibiotics work:

      Antibiotics not only destroy the intended infectious bacteria but they also do an undesired thing... They destroy your good bacteria you depend upon in your digestive track, however only one bacteria that lives harmoniously gets a big head.

      Its called Candida Albicans and it eats antibiotics as nourishment and then it mutates and becomes systemic.

      One probable cause:

      Good bacteria are what we depend upon to break down our raw fruits and veggies, and when they are destroyed by antibiotics, it can manifest in some people as mouth sores.

      Heal the gut, then the body can respond normally to eating an orange once again.

      Many holistic naturopaths well schooled in getting at the cause of these kinds of things recommend a broad spectrum flora to replace your friendly bacteria in the gut. They also recommend a good "fatty acid" like Omega 3 such as flax borage oils or fish oil products that have all harmful metals removed, first.

      They also recommend that you continue to drink plain water, and stay away from sugary drinks or juices, fruits or vinegars for a while (up to 12 weeks) until the overgrowth of candida albicans dies off, because it loves sugar.

      If normal food particles are not broken down properly, the body sees it as a foreign invader and sends an allergic response.

      Once you get your digestion back into its naturally balanced state, the environment breaks down raw fruits and veggies properly, without causing an allergic response.

      FYI:

      Most people are walking around with the same problem, but it manifests in different ways.

      Other than mouth soars, it can appear as leaky gut (having to wipe your butt without having to go) or every day flatulence, or bloated tummy just after eating a meal, or a fuzzy white tongue and inner cheeks, or red bumps all over the skin or certain types of acne or backne and the list goes on.

      All because of destroying the healthy environment in the gut.

      Too much sugary drinks, refined starches, and junk foods can do the same thing without antibiotics. Just give it time and it will manifest itself as some physical problem, like dandruff, jock itch, athletes foot, yeast infections etc...

      If it continues, it can also manifest itself as joint pain because the problem can become systemic over time.

  32. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to have surgary stuff to eat and drink while healing from tongue piercing?

    • ANSWER:
      no, the only things we do not recommend you eat or drink is anything that is high in dairy, milk, yogurt, cheese, and ice cream etc, as well as beer, The naturally occuring bacteria in the dairy can lead to infection in your tongue,which leads to a heart infection. and beer will lead to a yeast infection.

  33. QUESTION:
    My dog itches his butt side and legs?
    I don't think it's anything contagious as we have another dog is he allergic or something?

    • ANSWER:
      Itching and skin irritation can be caused by factors such as:

      - Allergic reactions to flea bites, food/treats, grooming products or house-cleaning products, etc.
      - Mites
      - Fungal/Bacterial infections (ringworm, yeast, staph etc.) See a remedy below
      - Steroid use (also called prednisone, cortisone or the so-called 'allergy shot')

      Scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections with associated bad odor.

      ALLERGIES

      To allergic dogs even one flea can cause havoc. Even if you do not see fleas, you can always see the debris they leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If placed in water, they will turn red.

      You can get rid of the fleas with natural methods to avoid exposure to the toxic chemicals of Frontline, Advantage and other popular flea medications which will cause harm sooner or later. For recommendations see http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-Naturally Also, you can dust your yard where your dog roams with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. For more info on its use to control fleas see http://www.care2.com/greenliving/all-around-non-toxic-flea-control.html and http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_earth_fleas.html

      Check ingredients of food/treats. Dog's digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. Discontinue any with corn, wheat, etc. Get ones with no grains with meat as a primary ingredient – chicken, lamb, salmon, etc.

      Discontinue grooming products (or house cleaning products) that can be allergens. For a while, use white vinegar as the cleaning agent for your floors, counters, etc. Vinegar has strong cleaning and anticeptic properties and the smell disappears quickly after use. See http://www.vinegarworkswonders.com/faqs.asp

      MITES

      Three types of mites that attack dogs most often: demodectic (not contagious and may itch or not), sarcoptic (very contagious and extremely itchy) and cheyletiella (contagious and mildly itchy). This condition is known as mange. The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin.

      Avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals which will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend the use of natural products. Search the Internet to find them. I prefer the spray type treatment which is effective, easy to use, and inexpensive that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

      STEROID USE

      As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript “allergy shot”) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet’s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet’s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet’s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet’s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

      Many vets assume that pet owners just want to see their pets get better at all cost or if they are not sure about what the problem is they will prescribe steroids knowing the risks. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains and result in undesirable health complications, including skin problems.

      SKIN INFECTION REMEDY

      For any skin infection (bacterial or fungal), I recommend a powder called 'Flowers of Sulfur' (also known as 'brimstone' or 'sublime sulfur').

      This substance has been used for thousands of years to cure all kinds of skin ailments including fungal and bacterial infections and if there is itching, it will stop it very quickly. Google it to learn more about its healing properties.

      Even vets have forgotten about this wonderful and inexpensive remedy but fortunately you can still purchase it at your local pharmacy for very little money. You can also buy it online at http://www.pennherb.com/search?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin. I prefer the latter.

      The dusting can easily be accomplished if you use a powdered sugar duster or an empty talcum powder bottle. Separate the hair as you go around dusting to expose the skin until you have covered it.

      Alternatively, mix 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 cup of Jojoba oil and put it in a bottle. Always shake to mix well before applying to the skin as it tends to separate. You do not need to wear gloves as it is not toxic to humans either.

  34. QUESTION:
    Can you b allergic to a lubricant? If so, what are the symptoms?
    I had sex for the 1st time, and nothing happened, the 3rd time we tried...i got really itchy down there and irritated? Could i have a yeast infection? Or is it that im trying to heal? Theres white stuff down there, and i dont have normal discharge like i use to.It itches really bad sometimes, and sometimes i feel like its not even there.We used a condom..whats going on?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can be allergic for a lubricant depend what it is...Olive oil works as well and I have never heard that anybody is allergic for olive oil.
      You could have a yeast infection and alternative ways to heal are much better to my experience. Your discharge might be better to have it cultured to be sure you do not have a STD. Every clinic has a free program which is called planned parent hood and you should qualify, so you can be treated for free.
      For ways to heal a yeast infection naturally see source. If you have a vaginal yeast infection you probably have an internally yeast infection too. You can do a home test for that see source.

  35. QUESTION:
    What are the reputed benefits of Olive Leaf Extract?
    Any info gratefully received.

    • ANSWER:
      Olive leaf extract is said to be anti-bacterial, anti.viral, anti fungal and anti-protazoan,

      Be sure for best effects to use a tincture and NOT a capsule or tea as these are directly absorbed into the bloodstream bypassing digestion and not poorly so like capsuled herbs.

      also be sure to use an organic or wild crafted tinctures as these contains 7-10 times the phytochemicals that cure and prevent disease over conventional herbs.

      I read a book on it once written by a "doctor's doctor" who began to become very interested in alternative health and he talked of several AIDS patients completely healed from it to where no hiv even showed in their blood tests.

      He said on the inside flap of the book cover that he kept all stories anonymous but that all his AIDS patients insisted that he use their real names that others might be helped.

      He listed pages of illnesses it helped included very bad ones like anthrax, smallpox and bird flu, swine flu, herpes, and the worst cases of malaria. In fact, every virus and germ known to man.

      Olive leaf has

      * A critical interference with certain amino acid production processes necessary for the vitality of a specific virus.

      * Interference with viral infection and/or spread by inactivating viruses or by preventing virus shedding, budding or assembly at the cell membrane.

      * The ability to directly penetrate infected host cells an irreversibly inhibit viral replication.

      * In the case of retroviruses, it neutralizes the production of reverse transcriptase as well as protease. These enzymes are essential for a retrovirus, such as HIV, to alter the RNA of a healthy cell.

      * A direct stimulation of phagocytosis, an immune system response in which cells ingest microorganisms and foreign matter.

      it is also said to help chronic fatigue syndrome, yeast and fungal infections,flus, colds, rheumatoid arthritis, and tropical illnesses according to this article

      http://asktom-naturally.com/naturally/hsnltr.html

      Effective against fever and helpful for nervous tension; great immune booster and viral/bacterial killer according to this article
      "scientically tested olive leaf herb is known to kill every virus and germ known to man"

      http://www.informationonhpv.com/genital-warts-relief/scientifically-tested-olive-leaf-herb-is-known-to-kill-every-virus-and-germ-known-to-man/?navcat=9

      here are some more of the things it cures from that article:

      "AIDS Amoebiasis Anthrax Athlete’s Foot Bladder Infection Campylobacter Chicken Pox Chlamydia Cholera Common Cold Cold Sore (herpes simplex) Cryptosporidiosis Cytomegalovirus Diarrheal Disease Diphtheria Ear Infection Ebola Sudan Virus E. Coli Epstein-Barr Virus Flu (influenza) Gastric Ulcers (from H. Pylori) Genital Herpes/Warts Giardia Gonorrhea Group B Strep Hantavirus Hepatitis A, B, C Herpes Zoster (shingles) Lyme Disease Malaria Measles Meningitis (bacterial) Meningitis (viral) Mononucleosis Pinworms Pneumonia (bacterial) Pneumonia (viral) Polio Pork Tapeworm Rabies Rheumatic Fever Ringworm Retrovirus infection Roundworm Rotavirus Infection RSV Staphylococcal Food Poisoning Strep Throat Syphilis Tuberculosis Thrush Toxic Shock Syndrome Trichinosis Typhoid Fever Urinary Tract Infections Vaginal Yeast Infections Die-Off Syndrome"

      though it is totally safe, be aware of the die off effect detailed below and see article for more info on this

  36. QUESTION:
    Due to which vitamin deficiency,skin near nails and around fingertips comes off frequently?

    • ANSWER:
      Peeling of the skin is sometimes caused due to deficiency in Vitamin A, Iron, Iodine or Vitamin B. While proteins and Vitamin C, prevent infections and accelerate healing. Replenish the skin with these basic essentials by including them as part of the regular diet.

      Here is a list of sources of these essentials vitamins:
      Vitamin Sources
      Vitamin A: Cream, butter, fish liver oils, eggs, carrots
      Vitamin B: Meat, yeast, unpolished cereal grains, liver, eggs, cheese, milk.
      Vitamin C: Citrus fruits, green peppers and tomatoes
      Proteins: Meat, fish, cereals, dairy products, nuts, lentils, pulses and some vegetables.
      Iron: Red meat, almonds, baked beans, broccoli, kidney beans, peas, raisins, rice etc

      Infact with it, u should Soothe dry the peeling skin and moisturize it with any good moisturizing cream or lotion.
      Avoid excessive sun exposure.Sunburn is one of the most common causes known that lead to peeling skin. As sunburn heats the top layers of the skin it begins to peel naturally.

  37. QUESTION:
    What happens if a yeast infection goes untreated?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have untreated yeast infection, it will only get worse and develop as a systemic yeast infection. I would suggest that you do take care of it.
      It is imperative that you make an appointment with your doctor to be sure what kind of infection you have. While you wait to go to the doctor, you can try some natural remedies for yeast infection cure or candida yeast overgrowth. They are both pretty much the same treatment.
      Below, you will find some very easy ways to naturally heal your body from yeast infection. I encourage you that If you are pregnant or under the age of 18, then you should see a physician first.

      I did some research on holistic and natural remedies that included probiotics and homeopathic for curing infections and found that they work better than the prescribed or over the counter drugs. Not only that, but you will no longer have a recurring yeast infection with natural remedies.
      Here are some steps to take to cure yeast infection naturally:
      1)Drink at least six glasses of water each day. Water helps to remove toxins
      2)Aloe Vera Juice twice per day is very good for detoxifying the body from all infections including vaginal yeast infection because it strengthens the immune system.
      3)Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with water and drink it. This kills all the bad bacteria in the body and you can even lose weight in the process. Don’t do this more than 1 to 3 times per week.
      4)Eat yogurt on a daily basis. It contains the good kind of bacteria, Lactobacillus Acidolhylus , that is found in the body.
      5)Take acidophilus or bifidus pills each day. This helps to encourage the good bacteria in the body. Make sure you keep these pills stored in a refrigerator for freshness.

      Here are a few Excellent Sources below that you should definitely check out to get more great tips on how to cure your yeast infection naturally. Good luck!

  38. QUESTION:
    I am getting rash and bumps on my hands that are itchy, what is it?
    I began to get this rash like thing on the back of my hand, I'm not allergic to anything. It looks bad and its growing. On my other hand, I'm getting these blister like bumps that itch like crazy too! Any help please?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      No more allergic ‘foods’ or meds and ‘IF’ fungal/thrush - Monistat and better micro-nutritional absorption in the gut should clear it up.

      Sounds like the skin reactions that I was having two to three years ago right after I poisoned my liver from too much and too many toxic micro-nutritional supplements for too long. My sleep was terrible back then when I was having severe pruritus Urticaria allergic reactions to foods antibiotic-meds skin-creams shower-water and my own sweat and who knows what other toxins, that would then also promote fungal infections and lymph gland swellings from my weakened immune system.

      After several months I eventually learned to make more costly organic nutritional choices, that then allowed my immune system and organs to rebuild and get stronger so I could again get a fairly good night’s sleep.

      IF YI - my own skin-pruritus-Urticaria issues have cost about ,500 in the last three years to learn what I now know - which is that ALL skin diseases are a result of one's micro-nutrition and/or toxic ‘absorption’ from the air skin or gut and/or hygiene and/or parasites.

      Since MDs who push petrolatum meds steroids & antibiotics were not very helpful, and it ‘almost’ took too long to learn a solution, I now take a little time each week to help others understand that - more costly nutrition helps to heal one’s body - NOT meds & supplements.

      Low cost micro-nutrition that weakens one's body and immune system, will always promote diabetes types of fungal infections and itch rash diseases and almost any other disease, even if one might be very very young or a toddler or has never been ‘overweight’ in their life. [See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellagra ]

      With my own liver disease, within five minutes to four to six hours after being triggered my allergic reactions will begin and will last for a few minutes to a couple of hours and would cause small water blisters along with skin fevers and itches and then rashes and then long term scaling. When my malady was at its worst - I used to have allergic itches to my own sweat that I was burning off after showering or during exercise or when parts of my body got hot - during a time in my life when I used to have considerable toxins stored within my body fat, along with a severely weakened immune and filter systems - that for some reason would not eliminate these strong toxins into a stool. [See heat rashes at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholinergic_urticaria .]

      Monistat_7 and Desenex are moist-area anti-fungals and Monistat_Derm and Head_&_Shoulders are also anti-fungals, but you really need to do more internet research from the links I have given to better understand how difficult it is for meds alone to totally remedy serious skin maladies. After I began using too much of a thin petrolatum based skin cream I eventually checked into the ER one morning due to my ‘severely’ swollen lymph glands that made me think I might have contracted lymphoma. So only use med creams that are prescribed in a very-minimal way over a thin layer of wash water, so that one’s immune system and skin/ organs can repair and grow stronger ‘naturally’ without also poisoning one’s liver further.

      Since when I was an asthmatic teen and learned I would have severe reactions when I 'accidentally' inhaled or used 'any' deodorants, and could not eat cinnamon stuff without having an anaphylactic reaction - because cinnamon has some toxins that are strong enough to substitute for pesticides, my life long triggers have taught me to use hypo-allergenic non-perfumed soaps in a minimal way and to sometimes powder different portions of my body with cornstarch to help minimize yeast infections; especially whenever my micro-nutritional absorption within my gut has been less than was ‘necessary’ to ‘adequately’ repair my body’s immune system, organs, and skin on a daily basis.

      Lastly, even though I might not have answered your question as ‘specifically’ as you may have wanted, to help you with simple and concise information on ALL itch rash illnesses and for short and long term solutions to them ALL - the following link has considerable info within a ‘report’ I recently posted on Y_A:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091113104039AAbnGet

      The report is an accumulation of my own investigations into itch rash illnesses that are due to my own non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, even though I have a fairly low BMI of 26.

      I truly truly hope that what you might rapidly learn in the next few minutes will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful malady in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – self taught nutritionIsT >[(-:]

      PS - IF YI - a nutrition ranking I have learned about is posted at: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091101184933AA0kQ63 . FYI - The most nutritionally ‘dense’ foods are expensive super-boiled leafy green vegetables.

  39. QUESTION:
    How do I KEEP my SCARS?
    This is going to sound really retarded to you. I have got all these bruises and cuts from prior happenings that haven't healed yet... As strange as it is I want to have scars from them. I think they look really neat. How to I get a wound to scar?
    I agree, they are like memory capsules and that's part of why I like them. I was 5 and I have this huge, I mean huge scar down the side of my back from falling off of my parents bed. It makes me remeber and it has a story to tell :)

    • ANSWER:
      They will probably scar naturally. The younger you are, the more likely scarring is because your skin overcompensates for the healing and produces scar tissue.
      The longer it takes to heal, the more likely a scar is, so you could pick at the scabs; keep the cuts clean so you don't get an infection, but don't put any ointments or anything on them to help heal them faster; don't put band-aids on them cause those promote healing.
      But be careful with it if you're going to be picking at them, cause getting an infection is no fun. Watch for signs: pus, heat, more pain than there should be, red lines extending away from the wound, sometimes a yeast-like odor.

  40. QUESTION:
    Best way to consume garlic to kill candida yeast?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast are found everywhere in the environment, including spoiled food. For this reason, fresh foods (fruits and vegetables) should not be left in the bird's cage for long periods of time. Food can spoil in as little as a few hours during the hot and humid summer season.

      Poor hygiene can also spread yeast infections. Not sterilizing hand feeding equipment, improper cage cleaning and not washing our hands can spread the yeast.

      Most healthy birds will not be affected. Older birds, neonates, sick birds and stressed birds generally develop yeast infections as secondary infections. These secondary infections put increased stress on their already overtaxed immune system and interfere with the healing process. For at-risk birds, your veterinarian may advise mixing chlorhexidine into the drinking water.

      Diagnosis:

      Tentative diagnosis can be made with clinical signs along with the absence of bacterial infection. Samples can also be taken, and cultured in specially prepared culture media. Caution: Candida is a common environmental contaminant. PCR and sequence assays are essential tool to identify the presence of Candida and identify specific strains.

      Treatment: (scroll down to find out how breeders address this problem)

      Treatment requires the elimination of any risk factors, such as stress, poor diet, poor sanitation, or the presence of other diseases. Focus should be on quality nutrition and immune function support. The diet should be devoid any sugar and little to no fruit until the yeast is cleared up. A clean environment will help in the resolution of this disease - the quality of the air and the water (steam-distilled).

      Antifungal medications commonly prescribed include nystatin, flucytosine, ketoconazole (Nizoral), fluconazole, diflucan, and itraconazole. For treatment of oral or skin infections, ointment containing amphotericin B are usually applied.

      Please note that candida may become resistant to Nystatin, especially if administered incorrectly, and/or over a prolonged time.

      Nystati is administered by mouth for 5 days or longer. Nystatin could be mixed into the handfeeding formula; however, is more effective if given full strength about half an hour before feeding. Nursery items need to be cleaned and disinfected after use on each bird. To prevent cross-contamination, it is strongly recommended to not use any utensil on two birds without disinfecting in-between. Any left-over formula should be discarded.

      Natural Treatment / Treating Chicks with Yeast
      (Consult with your vet)
      Raw Apple Cider Vinegar:

      * Some breeders swear by raw apple cider vinegar and their recommendations are to add a drop or two of raw apple cider vinegar to the handfeeding formula to establish a normal pH balance in the gut. Apple cider vinegar naturally promotes acidity in the digestive system thus encouraging the growth of healthy bacterial flora ... Vinegar: A Natural Approach to Avian Management
      * Organic apple cider has natural enzymes, minerals vitamins and essential acids that help keep yeast under control. It is frequently referred to as natures 'antibiotics' that is more of a probiotic (because its an antiseptic). The dilution that a breeder recommended was approximately 1/4 cup of vinegar to one gallon of distilled or filtered water. (Do not use spring water as it may counteract with some of the enzymes). NOTE: Some birds can be sensitive to vinegar, so make sure you talk to your holistic vet before you start this or any other regimen of natural origin.
      * One vet recommended the following dosage for early treatment or preventative for candida: 1 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar per 16 oz water

      Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE)

      * Others (including myself) have been happy with the results gained by adding Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) added to hand feeding formula. I am using it as a preventative measure and it literally eliminated this problem. As an additional benefit, GSE also has good anti-parasitic properties.

      Probiotics:

      * Why is Lactobacillus Acidolphilus so Important to your Bird's Health?

      Gentian Violet Treatment:

      * Gentian Violet is considered a safe and efficient remedy for treating Candida, and was successful when conventional treatment failed. It is available from some drug stores and hand-feeding equipment suppliers. A solution of 1% Gentian Violet is used to swap the mouth, esophagus and crop of bird suffering from the crop disorder. The saturated swab is slowly rotated around the mouth, down the esophagus and into the crop. Make sure to completely wipe the crop interior with the purple Gentian Violet. It helps to place your thumb against the crop and run the swab in circular motions with in the crop while slightly pressing against the thumb. Healthy tissue within the crop will stain purple when swabbed with the Gentian Violet. The unhealthy tissue will show up whitish and mottled. Best results are realized when administered to an empty crop but a

  41. QUESTION:
    My Left Breast is Itchy for about three weeks ago, what will i do? what are the reasons why i am feeling this?
    i am 17 years of age and my breast didn't stop itching for about three weeks.. i am taking celestamine but it didn't show any effect. i am wondering why i am feeling this..
    What are the reasons for itchy breasts?
    Is this a serious disease?
    What is the best treatment for this?

    please help me. thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Sounds like the skin reactions that I was having two to three years ago right after I poisoned my liver from too much and too many toxic micro-nutritional supplements for too long. My sleep was terrible back then when I was having severe pruritus Urticaria allergic reactions to foods antibiotic-meds skin-creams shower-water and my own sweat and who knows what other toxins, that would then also promote fungal infections and lymph gland swellings from my weakened immune system.

      After several months I eventually learned to make more costly organic nutritional choices, that then allowed my immune system and organs to rebuild and get stronger so I could again get a fairly good night’s sleep.

      IF YI - my own skin-pruritus-Urticaria issues have cost about ,500 in the last three years to learn what I now know - which is that ALL skin diseases are a result of one's micro-nutrition and/or toxic ‘absorption’ from the air skin or gut and/or hygiene and/or parasites.

      Since petrolatum med steroid antibiotic pushing MDs were not very helpful, and it ‘almost’ took too long to learn what I now try to teach others, I now take a little time each week to help others understand that more costly nutrition helps to heal one’s body - NOT meds or supplements.

      Poor quality and/or low cost micro-nutrition that will weaken one's immune system, will cause/ allow/ promote diabetes types of fungal infections and itch rash diseases and almost any other disease, even if one might be very very young or a toddler or has never been ‘overweight’ in their life.

      With my own liver disease, within five minutes to four to six hours after being triggered my allergic reactions will begin and will last for a few minutes to a couple of hours and would cause small water blisters along with skin fevers and itches and then rashes and then long term scaling. When my malady was at its worst - I used to have allergic itches to my own sweat that I was burning off after showering or during exercise or when parts of my body got hot - during a time in my life when I used to have considerable toxins stored within my body fat, along with a severely weakened immune and filter systems - that for some reason would not eliminate these strong toxins into a stool. [See heat rashes at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholinergic_urticaria .]

      Monistat_7 and Desenex are moist-area anti-fungals and Monistat_Derm and Head_&_Shoulders are also anti-fungals, but you really need to do more internet research from the links I have given to better understand how difficult it is for meds alone to totally remedy serious skin maladies. After I began using too much of a thin petrolatum based skin cream I eventually checked into the ER one morning due to my ‘severely’ swollen lymph glands that made me think I might have contracted lymphoma. So only use med creams that are prescribed in a very-minimal way over a thin layer of wash water, so that one’s immune system and skin/ organs can repair and grow stronger ‘naturally’ without also poisoning one’s liver further.

      Since when I was an asthmatic teen and learned I would have severe reactions when I 'accidentally' inhaled or used 'any' deodorants, and could not eat cinnamon stuff without having an anaphylactic reaction - because cinnamon has some toxins that are strong enough to substitute for pesticides, my life long triggers have taught me to use hypo-allergenic non-perfumed soaps in a minimal way and to sometimes powder different portions of my body with cornstarch to help minimize yeast infections; especially whenever my micro-nutritional absorption within my gut has been less than was ‘necessary’ to ‘adequately’ repair my body’s immune system, organs, and skin on a daily basis.

      Lastly, even though I might not have answered your question as ‘specifically’ as you may have wanted, to help you with simple and concise information on ALL itch rash illnesses and for short and long term solutions to them ALL - the following link has considerable info within a ‘report’ I recently posted on Y_A:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091113104039AAbnGet

      The report is an accumulation of my own investigations into itch rash illnesses that are due to my own non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, even though I have a fairly low BMI of 26.

      I truly truly hope that what you might rapidly learn in the next few minutes will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful malady in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – self taught nutritionIsT >[(-:]

      PS - IF YI - a nutrition ranking I have learned about is posted at: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091101184933AA0kQ63 . FYI - The most nutritionally ‘dense’ foods are expensive leafy green vegetables.

  42. QUESTION:
    Has anyone's baby had an allergic reaction to Prevacid before?
    My 11 week old's cheeks and forehead are flushed. We told the nurse but she didn't think it was the Prevacid. We started taking it today so I am pretty sure it is, he already had to be taken off of Zantac for a rash

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      No more allergic ‘foods’ and ‘IF’ fungal/thrush - Monistat and better micro-nutritional absorption in the gut should clear it up.

      Sounds like the skin reactions that I was having two to three years ago right after I poisoned my liver from too much and too many toxic micro-nutritional supplements for too long. My sleep was terrible back then when I was having severe pruritus Urticaria allergic reactions to foods antibiotic-meds skin-creams shower-water and my own sweat and who knows what other toxins, that would then also promote fungal infections and lymph gland swellings from my weakened immune system.

      After several months I eventually learned to make more costly organic nutritional choices, that then allowed my immune system and organs to rebuild and get stronger so I could again get a fairly good night’s sleep.

      IF YI - my own skin-pruritus-Urticaria issues have cost about ,500 in the last three years to learn what I now know - which is that ALL skin diseases are a result of one's micro-nutrition and/or toxic ‘absorption’ from the air skin or gut and/or hygiene and/or parasites.

      Since MDs who push petrolatum meds steroids & antibiotics were not very helpful, and it ‘almost’ took too long to learn a solution, I now take a little time each week to help others understand that - more costly nutrition helps to heal one’s body - NOT meds & supplements.

      Low cost micro-nutrition that weakens one's body and immune system, will always promote diabetes types of fungal infections and itch rash diseases and almost any other disease, even if one might be very very young or a toddler or has never been ‘overweight’ in their life. [See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellagra ]

      With my own liver disease, within five minutes to four to six hours after being triggered my allergic reactions will begin and will last for a few minutes to a couple of hours and would cause small water blisters along with skin fevers and itches and then rashes and then long term scaling. When my malady was at its worst - I used to have allergic itches to my own sweat that I was burning off after showering or during exercise or when parts of my body got hot - during a time in my life when I used to have considerable toxins stored within my body fat, along with a severely weakened immune and filter systems - that for some reason would not eliminate these strong toxins into a stool. [See heat rashes at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholinergic_urticaria .]

      Monistat_7 and Desenex are moist-area anti-fungals and Monistat_Derm and Head_&_Shoulders are also anti-fungals, but you really need to do more internet research from the links I have given to better understand how difficult it is for meds alone to totally remedy serious skin maladies. After I began using too much of a thin petrolatum based skin cream I eventually checked into the ER one morning due to my ‘severely’ swollen lymph glands that made me think I might have contracted lymphoma. So only use med creams that are prescribed in a very-minimal way over a thin layer of wash water, so that one’s immune system and skin/ organs can repair and grow stronger ‘naturally’ without also poisoning one’s liver further.

      Since when I was an asthmatic teen and learned I would have severe reactions when I 'accidentally' inhaled or used 'any' deodorants, and could not eat cinnamon stuff without having an anaphylactic reaction - because cinnamon has some toxins that are strong enough to substitute for pesticides, my life long triggers have taught me to use hypo-allergenic non-perfumed soaps in a minimal way and to sometimes powder different portions of my body with cornstarch to help minimize yeast infections; especially whenever my micro-nutritional absorption within my gut has been less than was ‘necessary’ to ‘adequately’ repair my body’s immune system, organs, and skin on a daily basis.

      Lastly, even though I might not have answered your question as ‘specifically’ as you may have wanted, to help you with simple and concise information on ALL itch rash illnesses and for short and long term solutions to them ALL - the following link has considerable info within a ‘report’ I recently posted on Y_A:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091113104039AAbnGet

      The report is an accumulation of my own investigations into itch rash illnesses that are due to my own non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, even though I have a fairly low BMI of 26.

      I truly truly hope that what you might rapidly learn in the next few minutes will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful malady in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – self taught nutritionIsT >[(-:]

      PS - IF YI - a nutrition ranking I have learned about is posted at: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091101184933AA0kQ63 . FYI - The most nutritionally ‘dense’ foods are expensive super-boiled leafy green vegetables.

  43. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of acne?
    I've already tried proactiv, clean & clear, clearasil, neutragena, biore...
    I'm 20 years old. Shouldn't it be going away?

    • ANSWER:
      Ok...you need to go the natural way and also use washes ect...so here is my washing routine and also some supplements you can take that can help!!!! Hope this helps

      Natural Supplements:

      Antioxidants are molecules that have the ability to inhibit or stop other molecules in having oxidation reactions. This can produce unstable molecules (also known as free radicals) that start cell-damaging chain reactions. They protect cells by neutralizing external forces (like damage caused by pollution, temperature, wind, and sun), as well as internal factors (such as metabolism, emotions, and too much oxygen).
      Powerful antioxidants help flush out free radicals and toxins out of the body, keeping the pores from clogging toxins and healing the damaged skin tissue. Hence, antioxidants can be very helpful in treating acne blemishes, keeping the skin vibrant and healthy.
      Antioxidants are abundant in fresh natural foods and are also available in the drugstores as man-made supplements.
      Most people associate only eyesight with Vitamin A. However, the epithelial tissues of the skin actually also depend on the amount of Vitamin A inside the body. Vitamin A, being an antioxidant, neutralizes damaging elements in the skin, as well as reduces sebum production, thus aiding to prevent wrinkle formation, resist skin infection and keeps the skin vibrant and youthful. Deficiency in Vitamin A can in fact cause acne outbreaks. Deep orange and dark green fruits and vegetables, such as broccoli, spinach, carrots, and apricot, are rich sources of this vitamin.
      Vitamin B complex is essential in maintaining healthy skin and good muscle tone, this is also vital in preventing blemishes of the skin caused by acne. Rich natural sources of Vitamin B include bananas, potatoes, tuna, and liver.
      Vitamin C is an essential acid that is normally deposited in the skin and is a vital antioxidant that helps protect the skin from free radicals and harmful ultraviolet light. Vitamin C helps in the formation of normal collagen that is essential in tethering scars and filling them up until they become less visible or noticeable. Citrus fruits and juices, green peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli and other leafy greens are rich sources of Vitamin C.
      Vitamin E is one vital antioxidant that protects the skin cells from factors (such as pollution and ultra violet light) that produce cell-damaging free radicals. This vitamin promotes wound healing and cuts down the risk of acne scarring. Good sources of Vitamin E include sunflower seeds, peanuts, and sesame seeds.
      The mineral zinc present in the body, which acts as an antioxidant, is vital for healthy skin and resistance to infection. It helps in tissue healing and scar prevention. Dairy products, yeast, beans and lentils, nuts, pumpkin seeds, and wholegrain cereals are good sources of zinc.
      Chromium supplements are also found to be helpful in reducing the formation of damaging free radicals in the tissues. As it acts as an antioxidant, chromium helps reduce skin infections, preventing acne and skin blemishes.
      Selenium, whose action is the same with that of Vitamin E, is another essential antioxidant useful to the human body. It also protects cells, especially those in the skin, from harmful free radicals, keeping the skin healthy and blemish free.
      If you are looking for treatment for acne blemishes, consider the antioxidants, they are helpful not just in naturally improving the skin, but in keeping your overall health condition as well.

      My skincare routine:

      Cleanser: Basis....this is just a bar of soap that matches your pH level of your skin....so it wont dry out your face(if you don't use moisturizer though it will) This cleanser seems simple and it is not meant to fight acne...but in a sense it does...it really cleans your face well without drying out your face...i didnt believe my mom when she recomended it...but man does it work wonders

      Toner: Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner...really any toner you prefer is ok...but this it the one i use. Start from the top of your face and go towards the temples...aslo with cheeks...go towards the temples...then on chin go in circular motions only(not making it up...this is what you are supposed to do whenever applying anything to your face) This will take off the dead skin and make your pores smaller(helps with the dirt getting in) It also leaves face really smooth and nice looking!!!!

      Moisturizer : Sheer Cover Oil Free Moisturizer...again any moisturizer will be good...just as long as it is oil free, made for the face, does not have any acne fighting agents in it. Dot it all over face then apply just like i said with the toner. Moisturizing can really halp fighting the acne. Did you know that dry skin is actually a cause for acne and pimples? The dry skin will actually clog your pores and therefore cause a breakout. Dont listen to people saying you just need to dry your face out...its a lie.

      Facial scrub: Oatmeal and Sugar....seriously...this is the BEST scrub i have ever had....just take oatmeal and grind it into a powder and the add Sugar( more Sugar if you want more of a scrub...less if you just want something soothing) then add a little water and make like a paste( not too thick and not too thin) Rub on your face for like 3 minutes then rinse with warm water...put moisturizer on right afterward and your face will feel so refreshed and soft!!!!! Do it about once a week. Dont rub too hard or you will damage face. The oatmeal is for sootheing for face of redness and dry skin. The sugar is for exfoliation.

      Steam your face for about 5 to 10 minutes a week. Mousturize right after you steam. This will open your pores and get all the dirt and grim out. It also helps with dryness. Dont steam and use the scrub on the same day. It is best to use it on seperate days. Dont ask me why...just figured it out. =)
      I suffer a little more from dry skin...but yet it can get oily at times...but with this routine has been great....and now i don't have a single blemish or patch of dry skin!!!!! It is amazing!!!!! Do this routine( excluding the scrub and steam) twice a day. Your skin will clear up...but in about a week or two your face will break out and that is a good sigh. This is because all of the dirt is getting out of your skin. Just keep with it and it will pay off in the long run...i have great skin right now(used to have horrible skin...i could have seriously been on one of those acne comercials it was so bad)...but now i have stuck with this routine and my skin is now soft and smooth!!!!!!!
      Tips:
      Olive oil is also good(rubbing on face...wamred...rinsed with warm water
      Taking fish oil is also good
      Try not to touch your face....it pushes the dirt into your face

  44. QUESTION:
    My cat has something wrong with his ear?
    So the other day i noticed he had gotten in a fight and had a little blood on his ear. No big deal i thought i just cleaned it up and let it be. Now he keeps shaking his head like it bothers him, so i looked inside the ear which he did not like and noticed it has allot more wax then the other and some dried blood not to mention it smells bad and the other ear doesn't. What is this? Do you think i should just clean out his ear and let it heal on its own? Or take bigger precautions?

    • ANSWER:
      If you notice any discharge, unpleasant smell, redness, swelling, lumps or pain, you should visit your veterinarian immediately. A special tool (an otoscope) is required to look down the ear canal to diagnose the problem and provide the correct treatment. Prompt treatment will ensure the problem doesn’t become more serious.

      Any ear problem can cause affected cats to scratch or paw at their ears or shake their heads. Foreign objects in the ear, allergies, ear mites, certain skin conditions and infections with bacteria, fungi and yeasts can all cause ear disease.

      Cleaning the ears
      To clean normal ears, use an ear cleaning solution provided by your vet. Ear cleaners remove excess moisture, wax and debris from the outer ear canal. Only use products specifically for cats (avoiding medicated products unless advised by your vet) and follow these simple steps for effective ear cleaning:

      Squeeze the bottle and dribble a few drops of ear cleaner into the ear canal
      Massage gently at the base of the ear (you will hear a squelching sound as you do so) to work in the solution. Stop if this appears to be painful to your pet and consult your vet. Repeat with the other ear and allow your cat to shake its head and help loosen any wax
      Use cotton ball to wipe away any excess solution, and to clean out any wax or debris. Use your forefinger only and gently clean as far as it will naturally reach to avoid hurting the eardrum
      Never use q-tips or poke anything into the ear as you can damage the sensitive lining of the ear canal or, worse, perforate the eardrum.

  45. QUESTION:
    whats the difference between rinsing with non alcoholic mouthwash & alcoholic mouthwash after tongue piercing?
    i always hear im supposed to rinse with non alcoholic mouthwash but i want to know why not alcoholic?

    • ANSWER:
      Alcoholic mouthwash can burn your mouth with extended use. So if you get a brand new tongue piercing and then are told to rinse your mouth out with alcoholic moutwash every time you eat, drink, or smoke then you are going to get a sore, angry mouth very quickly. The alcohol in the mouthwash also aggravates the tissues in your piercing that are attempting to heal. This can lead to formation of excess scar tissue and slow your healing. Another concern is that alcoholic mouthwash can upset the natural balance of "good" bacteria that live in your mouth. When those bacteria are killed en masse for several days in a row, the yeast that are naturally present in your mouth and in foods can overgrow and create a yeast infection in your mouth and throat. Obviously this is gross, uncomfortable, and impedes the healing of your new piercing.

      Non-alcoholic mouthwash is less irritating and much less likely to injure you or agravate your piercing. It's also easier to stand using, so clients are more likely to rinse correctly.

      If you don't care for the non-alcoholic mouthwash, you can use sea salt rinses instead. The shop I work for advises piercing clients to use a non-alcoholic mouthwash morning and night and rinse with saline after eating, drinking, or smoking. Saline rinses remove food particles and sugars left behind by food and drink to prevent feeding bacterial overgrowth without over-cleaning your mouth and upsetting it's balance.

      Basically your goal with whatever rinsing regimen you use is not to "cure" something. Your job is to keep your mouth clean, keep bacterial growth to a minimum, and set up an environment that allows your mouth to heal itself naturally. Just like caring for any other kind of wound, you want to keep it healthy and neat so it heals well. It's just that simple.

  46. QUESTION:
    Does anyone experience ITCHING with taking Zocor?
    I have been taking Zocor for my cholesterol for 2 months now, and the itching in my hands and feet is driving me nuts. My cholesterol was only "borderline high" so I want to go off of this NOW. Any advice for me? My reading was 235.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Sounds like the skin reactions that I was having two to three years ago right after I poisoned my liver from too much and too many toxic micro-nutritional supplements for too long. My sleep was terrible back then when I was having severe pruritus Urticaria allergic reactions to foods antibiotic-meds skin-creams shower-water and my own sweat and who knows what other toxins, that would then also promote fungal infections and lymph gland swellings from my weakened immune system.

      After several months I eventually learned to make more costly organic nutritional choices, that then allowed my immune system and organs to rebuild and get stronger so I could again get a fairly good night’s sleep.

      IF YI - my own skin-pruritus-Urticaria issues have cost about ,500 in the last three years to learn what I now know - which is that ALL skin diseases are a result of one's micro-nutrition and/or toxic ‘absorption’ from the air skin or gut and/or hygiene and/or parasites.

      Since petrolatum med steroid antibiotic pushing MDs were not very helpful, and it ‘almost’ took too long to learn what I now try to teach others, I now take a little time each week to help others understand that more costly nutrition helps to heal one’s body - NOT meds or supplements.

      Poor quality and/or low cost micro-nutrition that will weaken one's immune system, will cause/ allow/ promote diabetes types of fungal infections and itch rash diseases and almost any other disease, even if one might be very very young or a toddler or has never been ‘overweight’ in their life.

      With my own liver disease, within five minutes to four to six hours after being triggered my allergic reactions will begin and will last for a few minutes to a couple of hours and would cause small water blisters along with skin fevers and itches and then rashes and then long term scaling. When my malady was at its worst - I used to have allergic itches to my own sweat that I was burning off after showering or during exercise or when parts of my body got hot - during a time in my life when I used to have considerable toxins stored within my body fat, along with a severely weakened immune and filter systems - that for some reason would not eliminate these strong toxins into a stool. [See heat rashes at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholinergic_urticaria .]

      Monistat_7 and Desenex are moist-area anti-fungals and Monistat_Derm and Head_&_Shoulders are also anti-fungals, but you really need to do more internet research from the links I have given to better understand how difficult it is for meds alone to totally remedy serious skin maladies. After I began using too much of a thin petrolatum based skin cream I eventually checked into the ER one morning due to my ‘severely’ swollen lymph glands that made me think I might have contracted lymphoma. So only use med creams that are prescribed in a very-minimal way over a thin layer of wash water, so that one’s immune system and skin/ organs can repair and grow stronger ‘naturally’ without also poisoning one’s liver further.

      Since when I was an asthmatic teen and learned I would have severe reactions when I 'accidentally' inhaled or used 'any' deodorants, and could not eat cinnamon stuff without having an anaphylactic reaction - because cinnamon has some toxins that are strong enough to substitute for pesticides, my life long triggers have taught me to use hypo-allergenic non-perfumed soaps in a minimal way and to sometimes powder different portions of my body with cornstarch to help minimize yeast infections; especially whenever my micro-nutritional absorption within my gut has been less than was ‘necessary’ to ‘adequately’ repair my body’s immune system, organs, and skin on a daily basis.

      Lastly, even though I might not have answered your question as ‘specifically’ as you may have wanted, to help you with simple and concise information on ALL itch rash illnesses and for short and long term solutions to them ALL - the following link has considerable info within a ‘report’ I recently posted on Y_A:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091113104039AAbnGet

      The report is an accumulation of my own investigations into itch rash illnesses that are due to my own non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, even though I have a fairly low BMI of 26.

      I truly truly hope that what you might rapidly learn in the next few minutes will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful malady in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – self taught nutritionIsT >[(-:]

      PS - IF YI - a nutrition ranking I have learned about is posted at: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091101184933AA0kQ63 . FYI - The most nutritionally ‘dense’ foods are expensive leafy green vegetables.

  47. QUESTION:
    My pitbull has bumps on her back and is loosing hair. What can it be?
    I have a 2 year old pitbull that I've had since she was a puppy. All her shots are updated and she's an overall really healthy dog. The past couple days shes been scratching herself like crazy. Last night she was whining all night long for no reason. I gave her a bath and then we both finally went to sleep. This morning we woke up and she had bumps all over her back, which rose her hair. Under her tail it looks like she chewed a lot of her hair off. Her face and her skin is really red and she looks like she is in pain. The first thing that I thought was that she has fleas. I've combed through her hair, and obviously pitbulls have short hair so it would be easy to spot a flea. I've seen nothing and I don't want to buy flea products that could possibly irritate her skin more. I plan on taking her to the vet. but if anyone has an idea so I can help relieve her pain, we would both be great full!

    • ANSWER:
      Itching and skin irritation can be caused by factors such as:

      - Allergic reactions to flea bites, food/treats, grooming products or house-cleaning products, etc.
      - Mites
      - Fungal/Bacterial infections (ringworm, yeast, staph etc.) See a remedy below
      - Steroid use (also called prednisone, cortisone or the so-called 'allergy shot')

      Scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections with associated bad odor.

      ALLERGIES

      To allergic dogs even one flea can cause havoc. Even if not visible, you can always see the debris fleas leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If placed in water, they will turn red.

      You can get rid of the fleas with natural methods to avoid exposure to the toxic chemicals of Frontline, Advantage and other popular flea medications which will cause harm sooner or later. For recommendations see http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-Naturally Also, you can dust your yard where your dog roams with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. For more info on its use to control fleas see http://www.care2.com/greenliving/all-around-non-toxic-flea-control.html
      and http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_earth_fleas.html

      Check ingredients of food/treats. Dog's digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. Discontinue any with corn, wheat, etc. Get ones with no grains with meat as a primary ingredient – chicken, lamb, salmon, etc.

      Discontinue the use of grooming products or house cleaning products that can be allergens. For a while, use white vinegar as the cleaning agent for your floors, counters, etc. Vinegar has strong cleaning and anticeptic properties and the smell disappears quickly after use. See http://www.vinegarworkswonders.com/faqs.asp

      MITES

      Three types of mites that attack dogs most often: demodectic (not contagious and may itch or not), sarcoptic (very contagious and extremely itchy) and cheyletiella (contagious and mildly itchy). This condition is known as mange. The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin.

      Avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals which will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend the use of natural products. Search the Internet to find them. I prefer the spray type treatment which is effective, easy to use, and inexpensive that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

      STEROID USE

      As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript “allergy shot”) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet’s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet’s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet’s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet’s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

      Many vets assume that pet owners just want to see their pets get better at all cost or if they are not sure about what the problem is they will prescribe steroids knowing the risks. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains and result in undesirable health complications, including skin problems.

      SKIN INFECTION REMEDY

      For any skin infection (bacterial or fungal), I recommend a powder called 'Flowers of Sulfur' (also known as 'brimstone' or 'sublime sulfur').

      This substance has been used for thousands of years to cure all kinds of skin ailments including fungal and bacterial infections and if there is itching, it will stop it very quickly. Google it to learn more about its healing properties.

      Even vets have forgotten about this wonderful and inexpensive remedy but fortunately you can still purchase it at your local pharmacy for very little money. You can also buy it online at http://www.pennherb.com/search?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin. I prefer the latter.

      The dusting can easily be accomplished if you use a powdered sugar duster or an empty talcum powder bottle. Separate the hair as you go around dusting to expose the skin until you have covered it.

      Alternatively, mix 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 cup of Jojoba oil and put it in a bottle. Always shake to mix well before applying to the skin as it tends to separate. You do not need to wear gloves as it is not toxic to humans either.

  48. QUESTION:
    my anus is ichy at night i have red that it might be worms?
    i am to embarrassed to go to the doctor or tell anyone.
    please someone help me it is very annoying when i am trying to get to sleep at night.
    Is there anything i can do to stop it from itching .

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Sounds like the skin reactions that I was having two to three years ago right after I poisoned my liver from too much and too many toxic micro-nutritional supplements for too long. My sleep was terrible back then when I was having severe pruritus Urticaria allergic reactions to foods antibiotic-meds skin-creams shower-water and my own sweat and who knows what other toxins, that would then also promote fungal infections and lymph gland swellings from my weakened immune system.

      After several months I eventually learned to make more costly organic nutritional choices, that then allowed my immune system and organs to rebuild and get stronger so I could again get a fairly good night’s sleep.

      IF YI - my own skin-pruritus-Urticaria issues have cost about ,500 in the last three years to learn what I now know - which is that ALL skin diseases are a result of one's micro-nutrition and/or toxic ‘absorption’ from the air skin or gut and/or hygiene and/or parasites.

      Since petrolatum med steroid antibiotic pushing MDs were not very helpful, and it ‘almost’ took too long to learn what I now try to teach others, I now take a little time each week to help others understand that more costly nutrition helps to heal one’s body - NOT meds or supplements.

      Poor quality and/or low cost micro-nutrition that will weaken one's immune system, will cause/ allow/ promote diabetes types of fungal infections and itch rash diseases and almost any other disease, even if one might be very very young or a toddler or has never been ‘overweight’ in their life.

      With my own liver disease, within five minutes to four to six hours after being triggered my allergic reactions will begin and will last for a few minutes to a couple of hours and would cause small water blisters along with skin fevers and itches and then rashes and then long term scaling. When my malady was at its worst - I used to have allergic itches to my own sweat that I was burning off after showering or during exercise or when parts of my body got hot - during a time in my life when I used to have considerable toxins stored within my body fat, along with a severely weakened immune and filter systems - that for some reason would not eliminate these strong toxins into a stool. [See heat rashes at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholinergic_urticaria .]

      Monistat_7 and Desenex are moist-area anti-fungals and Monistat_Derm and Head_&_Shoulders are also anti-fungals, but you really need to do more internet research from the links I have given to better understand how difficult it is for meds alone to totally remedy serious skin maladies. After I began using too much of a thin petrolatum based skin cream I eventually checked into the ER one morning due to my ‘severely’ swollen lymph glands that made me think I might have contracted lymphoma. So only use med creams that are prescribed in a very-minimal way over a thin layer of wash water, so that one’s immune system and skin/ organs can repair and grow stronger ‘naturally’ without also poisoning one’s liver further.

      Since when I was an asthmatic teen and learned I would have severe reactions when I 'accidentally' inhaled or used 'any' deodorants, and could not eat cinnamon stuff without having an anaphylactic reaction - because cinnamon has some toxins that are strong enough to substitute for pesticides, my life long triggers have taught me to use hypo-allergenic non-perfumed soaps in a minimal way and to sometimes powder different portions of my body with cornstarch to help minimize yeast infections; especially whenever my micro-nutritional absorption within my gut has been less than was ‘necessary’ to ‘adequately’ repair my body’s immune system, organs, and skin on a daily basis.

      Lastly, even though I might not have answered your question as ‘specifically’ as you may have wanted, to help you with simple and concise information on ALL itch rash illnesses and for short and long term solutions to them ALL - the following link has considerable info within a ‘report’ I recently posted on Y_A:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091113104039AAbnGet

      The report is an accumulation of my own investigations into itch rash illnesses that are due to my own non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, even though I have a fairly low BMI of 26.

      I truly truly hope that what you might rapidly learn in the next few minutes will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful malady in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – self taught nutritionIsT >[(-:]

      PS - IF YI - a nutrition ranking I have learned about is posted at: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091101184933AA0kQ63 . FYI - The most nutritionally ‘dense’ foods are expensive leafy green vegetables.

  49. QUESTION:
    what can cause itching of the scalp?
    I have been using selsun blue medicated shampoo once daily for three days and i have incredibly itchy scalp. Has anybody else had this experience? what can i do to stop itching? FYI i had a hairdresser check my hair and she said my scalp was clean.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      NO more allergic ‘foods’ or meds, and if it is also a fungal yeast infection, then an anti-fungal along with much more & better nutritional absorption in the gut should quickly clear it up.

      Sounds like the skin reactions that I was having three years ago right after I poisoned my liver from nutritional supplements. My sleep was terrible back then when I was having severe itchings, i.e. pruritus Urticaria allergic reactions to ‘foods’ antibiotic-meds skin-creams shower-water and my own sweat and who knows what other poisons, that would then also promote fungal infections and lymph gland swellings.

      After several months I eventually learned to choose more costly non-toxic nutrition, that then allowed me to become strong enough to get a good night’s sleep.

      IF YI - my own skin-pruritus-Urticaria issues have cost about ,500 the last three years to learn what I now know - which is that ALL skin diseases are a result of one's micro-nutrition and/or toxic ‘absorption’ from the air skin or gut and/or hygiene and/or parasites.

      Since I was prescribed petrolatum meds steroids & antibiotics which likely did much more damage than good, I now take a little time each week to help others understand that - nutrition is what helps to heal one’s body - NOT meds or supplements.

      Low cost high-carb or high-fat micro-nutrition will weaken one's body and immune system, and will always promote diabetes types of fungal infections and itch rash diseases and almost any other disease, even if one might be very very young or a toddler or has never been ‘overweight’ in their life. [See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellagra ]

      With non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, my allergic reactions will begin within five minutes to four to six hours after being triggered and will last for a few minutes to a couple of hours and will cause very small water blisters along with skin fevers and itches and then rashes and then long term scaling. When my malady was at its worst - I used to have allergic itches to even my own sweat that I was burning off after showering or during exercise or when parts of my body got hot - during a time when I used to have considerable toxins stored in my body fat, along with a severely weakened immune and filter systems - that for some reason would not eliminate my body’s toxins into a stool. [See heat rashes at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholinergic_urticaria .]

      Monistat_7 and Desenex are moist-area anti-fungals and Monistat_Derm and Head_&_Shoulders are also anti-fungals, but please do more internet research from the links I have given to better understand how impossible it is for meds to cure skin maladies when the root problems are toxics and inadequate micro-nutrition. After I began using too much of a very thin petrolatum based skin cream, I then went to the ER due to my ‘severely’ swollen lymph glands that made me think I might have contracted lymphoma. So please only use the thicker med creams in a minimal way over a thin layer of wash water, so that one’s immune system and skin/ organs can repair and grow stronger ‘naturally’ without poisoning one’s liver further with petroleum. I now use less than one –half of a teaspoon of edible coconut butter in this way to help with my occasional skin dryness after showering.

      From when I was an asthmatic teen and had severe reactions when I inhaled or applied deodorants, and also could not eat cinnamon foods without having an anaphylactic reaction - because cinnamon has some toxic substances that are strong enough to substitute for pesticides, my own triggers have taught me to use hypo-allergenic non-perfumed soaps in a minimal way, and to sometimes powder different portions of my body with cornstarch to minimize yeast infections. Especially whenever my micro-nutritional absorption within my gut has been less than was necessary to adequately repair my body’s immune system, organs, and skin.

      Lastly, even though I might not have answered your question as specifically as you may have wanted, to help you with simple and concise information on ALL itch rash illnesses and for short and long term solutions to them ALL - the following link has considerable info within a ‘report’ I recently posted on Y_A:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091113104039AAbnGet

      The report is an accumulation of my own investigations into itch rash illnesses that are due to my own non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, even though I have a fairly low BMI of 26.

      I truly truly hope that what you might rapidly learn in the next few minutes will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful malady in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – self taught nutritionIsT >[(-:]

      PS - IF YI - a nutrition ranking that has helped me a-lot is posted at: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091101184933AA0kQ63 . FYI - The most nutritionally ‘dense’ foods are expensive super-boiled leafy green vegetables.


healing yeast infections naturally

Fleas Dogs Natural Remedy

Home Remedies for a Sick Cat

I started using home remedies for a sick cat over seven years ago. My cat was vomiting, had diarrhea and couldn't hold her food down. I realized I had to do something, so I started to study and research natural home remedies for cats. Our cats are getting sicker more than ever before. Fifty years ago, you didn't hear about all the diseases that our modern day cats are getting. It's due to the commercial pet food, antibiotics, over vaccinations and chemical flea products.

You will also realize how to treat your cat with natural home remedies. Most of the commercial cat food is filled with fillers. Corn gluten meal, corn grits, wheat, soy, artificial flavoring and coloring, BHT, BHA, diseased, and dead animals. Some of these pet foods include our own pet dogs and cats that have been euthanized. The pet food companies use very little protein, if any. Cats are carnivores and require good quality animal based protein. 80% of their diet should be meat.

Home-made cat food is the best, but vitamins, minerals and taurine must be balanced out. Fortunately, there are a few good pet food companies that make all natural cat food. Wellness, Nature's Variety, Taste of the Wild and Wilderness by Blue Buffalo just to name a few. Most of these pet foods are grain free and cats do not need grains because they cause allergies, obesity among other illnesses.

Canned food should be their main diet, but some kibble won't hurt. Read the ingredients the next time you buy cat food and if it has anything listed above, don't buy it. The grocery store brands are the worst food for your cat. Cook a chicken or turkey and cut it up for them. They love it, and it has lots of protein, vitamins and minerals needed for them to survive.

When you start using home remedies for a sick cat, you will notice a big difference in how your cat's coat looks and feels. He will have more energy and sickness will diminish. Veterinarians are over-using vaccinations. Cats only need three vaccines (the 4-way distemper, killed virus) over their lifetime. Rabies is a law, but it's not as strict as with dogs.

Antibiotics are causing many side effects. It's long term so when we have a cat with kidney disease or liver failure, we don't know what it is. Cats as young as five years are getting kidney disease. There is an alternative antibiotic, which is Colloidal Silver. Nux Vomica is great for vomiting and Slippery Elm works for diarrhea, constipation and heals the intestinal tract. Cedar Oil is an all natural alternative to treat your cat with fleas. Borax works wonders on your carpet and furniture to kill fleas. By using home remedies for a sick cat, you will notice a difference in how your cat feels and looks.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies for my dogs skin?
    My dog has recently been itching and chewing on his back but we haven't seen any fleas or bumps. We have been spraying bitter tasting spray where he chews and we've been putting medicine on the spots he itches and chews but nothing is working. He's had baths, vet trips, and medicine but now we are looking for natural remedies that will help his skin.

    • ANSWER:
      It would help if you knew what was causing the itching in the first place. It's pretty important. What does your vet say is causing it?

      Dogs can have allergies to food, their environment and of course fleas.

      If your dog has seasonal allergies then you can buy a really good natural product that you mix with water and cider vinegar. I think it's called Itch Relief. I use it on my dog in Spring and Summer and it works well. Just spray it 2-3 times a day. You can buy it online from http://www.holisticanimalmedicines.com/

      They ship worldwide I believe but if you have a holistic vet in your area they should be able to mix you up something just the same.

      If your dog is starting to get scabs and is still itching then more than likely he will have an infection too and that has to be treated by the vet with antibiotics. They will take a skin scraping to let you know what's going on. I hope it doesn't get to that stage because then you have two problems to deal with.

      Good luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    Do you have a natural remedy for fleas and does it work?
    I've been reading about natural flea remedies and am thinking about trying the lemon spray. You take 1 lemon and slice it, boil it, strain pour into a spray bottle and then you can use it on your dog the next day. Has anyone tried this method with any results? We've tryed all of the flea pills and sprays and still can't get rid of these brown fleas.

    • ANSWER:
      Food grade diatomaceous earth is supposed to control fleas if sprinkled on the animal in powdered form.Also supposed to rid internal parasites if mixed in with food.Have no first hand experience to back up claims.

  3. QUESTION:
    Do you have a remedy for any kind of common problem?
    Many remedies and cures are not commonly known or accepted, yet we know they work. Here are some I know personally that work, and I hope you'll add yours no matter how unorthodox they may seem.

    A simple cure for fleas (dogs love it):
    Sprinkle garlic powder on your dogs food and mix it in. He may turn up his nose the first couple of times, but then quickly love it. It gets into the dog's blood stream and when fleas bite and they taste it they won't stay on him. Please stop using those toxic collars and pills and use this natural method.

    A clove of fresh garlic stuck into the soil of indoor plants will repel all insects.

    Do your children have warts?
    Give them natural vitamin E capsules and they will disappear in a few weeks.

    Freeze your children's stuffed toys once a month to kill all the dust mites they collect. Very helpful if your child has allergies or asthma.

    Ants in the kitchen?
    Wash counters with white vinegar & water weekly.

    Please share yours with us.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to be careful about advocating garlic for dogs. I know our vet strongly advises against it. While onions are more of a danger than garlic, they both contain the toxic ingredient thiosulphate. Garlic is LESS toxic and large amounts need to be eaten to cause illness, but why take the risk...especially with small dogs?

      Pets affected by onion and garlic toxicity will develop haemolytic anaemia, where the pet’s red blood cells burst while circulating in its body.

      At first, pets with this poisoning show gastroenteritis with vomiting and diarrhoea. They will show no interest in food and will be dull and weak. The red pigment from the burst blood cells appears in an affected animal’s urine and it becomes breathless. The breathlessness occurs because the red blood cells that carry oxygen through the body are reduced in number.

      The poisoning occurs a few days after the pet has eaten the onion or garlic. Poisoning can occur with a single ingestion of large quantities or with repeated meals containing small amounts. The condition improves once the dog is prevented from eating any further onions or garlic.

  4. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of fleas using non-pesticide method?
    i have two cats and two dogs. after looking after another dog who had fleas, my four got them. i treated all of them with a treatment dropped onto their skin. but, there is still evidence of fleas after a second treatment and the odd flea in the carpets! how do i get rid of them in the house without using harmful pesticides? is there a natural remedy? i have two very small children and don't wish to expose them to pesticides in the carpet that they play on (nor do i like them having fleas biting them!!).

    • ANSWER:
      use a small dish filled with soap and water and put on floor under a light at night the fleas jump to the light and die in water just empty out every day and do it again till all fleas are gone plus vaccum the floors each day and empty the bag then take it out of house and on kids use the avon skin so soft on legs fleas and bugs stay off hope this helps you good luck

  5. QUESTION:
    What can I apply to soothe my dogs itchy, red, sensitive skin?
    I have a little cheeky female white English Staffordshire Bull Terrier who I adore named Indi but she has quite sensitive skin. She doesn't have fleas yet continues to rub her belly and chest on grass or even the carpet in my room. I think her skin gets irritated so she scratches it but then it gets somewhat inflamed and red compared to its normal pink and I am worried it is hurting her.Is there any dog wash or preferably a natural remedy I can apply to try to soothe it for her? Thank-you.

    • ANSWER:
      I would ask the vet to do a skin scraping

      she could have scabies (mite)

      the only way you are going to know the cause & with that find a cure ... is to get a skin scrape done

      if skin scrape shows nothing, then blood work, including allergy testing

  6. QUESTION:
    How do you feed garlic to a dog, please read ?
    My dog has fleas, we are using Frontline and all that stuff, but I have been told that feeding them garlic is very helpful also. Do you feed them raw garlic or get some special garlic stuff from the health food store ? And how much do we feed them ?
    We need more help than the Frontline is giving as my dog is allergic to the flea bite. I know all about foggers etc, just interested in home remedies or natural remedies to add to our current treatment with Frontline.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.petsbynature.com/Garlic-Can-Be-Deadly.html
      Read this!

  7. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural tick repellants for dogs?
    I'm hesitant to give my dog those drugs that supposedly keep away fleas and ticks. Are there any natural remedies that work?

    • ANSWER:
      Cedar wood essential oil is a great natural flea repellent for your dog or cat. Orange oil is an awesome tick repellant too.

      Check out this video below.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the BEST thing for fleas on dogs and cats?
    I have been having a problem with fleas on my animals. I tried Capstar. I tried PetArmor. I tried tons of natural remedies and I am just sick of wasting money on things that aren't working. I have a small kitten a few months old and a year old puppy about 13 lbs or so. Everyone says Advantage works best but do you have any reccomendations for certain types of Advantage that help fleas go away and stay away for the month that it is supposed to?

    • ANSWER:
      Advantage18 should be a good choice for your pet. It is available at most veterinary clinics without a prescription, and contains proven flea medication that is gentle on your pet, but effective on your fleas. It is available in both cat and dog formulas, for small, medium and large breeds.

  9. QUESTION:
    How do you treat chronic fleas?
    My sweet little (white!) terrier is covered in fleas. We've tried flea baths, flea collars, and even some natural remedies. Its especially disgusting because she is a white shorthaired dog and we can SEE all of the little fleas nesting on her. How do you treat chronic fleas?

    • ANSWER:
      The safest way to treat a puppy under 6 weeks of age for fleas is to bathe him using warm water and Dawn dishwashing detergent and then to manually pick off remaining fleas. Dawn dishwashing soap is very effective and it kills fleas quickly. Many breeders bathe their dogs in Dawn.

      Fill your sink or tub with warm water. (Test the temperature as if you were giving a baby a bath). Using the kitchen sink is often easiest as you don't have to bend down and you are more in control. Immerse the puppy up to his neck and insure that he is saturated. Wet his face and head with a face washer. Then lift him out and place him on a towel. Gently massage in the detergent. Massage the soap all over his body and around his neck, ears, face, head and under his chin, being very careful not to get soap in his eyes. The fleas are not silly and will head for the high dry ground of the head area.

      Then put him back in the water for a rinse. If he is not fighting and struggling too much try to keep him submerged for a few minutes. If he is distressed get the job over and done as quickly as possible. Having two people perform the operation is often easier. One to hold the puppy and one to massage and wash the the puppy. When finished wrap him up in a dry towel and dry him off. Try to do this in a warm atmosphere and don't let him get cold.

  10. QUESTION:
    Which natural remedies work and which natural remedies don't work?
    It seems like everybody is going natural these days and using natural remedies instead of synthetic remedies to prevent and treat a variety of canine parasites and diseases. Have you tried any of these remedies? Which ones worked and which ones didn't work?

    • ANSWER:
      Planting lavendar in your garden can deter fleas from your yard.
      We had a bad infestation when we moved into our new place. We treated the house but couldn't get them out of the yard.
      Planted some lavendar bushes in each corner and now we are flea free (we still use monthly flea prevention too of coarse)

      Could have been co-incidence but it worked for us!

      Another one that worked for a friend of mine whos dog was having seizures was feeding green beans daily.
      Sounds kooky but she weaned him off the meds he was on and fed the beans daily and he hasn't had a seizure for years.

  11. QUESTION:
    Kitten with fleas who already had Advantage?
    I have a 10-12 week old kitten and a 10-year-old Lab mix dog. The kitten had Advantage 2 weeks ago and the dog had Frontline and they both are still crawling with fleas!

    Since I can't re-treat them for 2 more weeks, are there any safe natural remedies that I can use?

    Also, I have a toddler in the house so I don't feel comfortable putting Borax on the carpet.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Well, if you did put Borax on the carpet, you would have to let it stay for an hour or two, and then vacuum it up. Borax is toxic to pets, so they shouldn't walk on any of it.

      Your pets may be getting reinfected with fleas that are in the environment (home). Advantage is not an immediate killer, nor does it stop eggs that may be laid from hatching. Frontline Plus stops eggs from hatching. Frontline can be done every two weeks, as it is extremely non-toxic to mammals.

      Your kitten could be vet treated with Capstar. Will immediately kill the fleas that are present. But doesn't provide any long term protection.

      Your best approach may be to comb them regularly with a flea comb to keep the numbers under control. A flea bomb in the house will work, and doesn't require a long time absence from the house.

      Regular vacuuming with an upright can help. Fleas don't survive a trip through an upright.

      The flea-egg cycle is 3-8 weeks, so vigilance is required.

  12. QUESTION:
    Is there any natural home remedies for curing tapeworm in dogs?
    My puppy has worms and I just got him and I had treated him for tapeworm about 3 weeks ago and it cost a lot of money and my dog still has it and I wanted to know if there are any natural home remedies out there I could use to cure tapeworm inside my dog I have been giving him flea baths and flea medicine he will stop getting the tapeworm but now I need to cure the tapeworm please help he doesn't look happy.

    • ANSWER:
      Your poor puppy and you to have all of that going on along with going to a new home.

      Tapeworms are one of the hardest parasites to get rid of because the head latches onto the inside of the intestines.

      Because the drugs used to treat parasites do sometimes have side-effects such as nausea and because they are chemical based, frequent use can negatively affect your pet’s immune system, and therefore people look for alternatives for their four legged friends.

      There are LOTS of natural home remedies that you can purchase or put together, I've added some links below.

      Ingredients to look for:
      Wormwood (Artemisia absinthinium), Cloves (Eugenia caryophyllata), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Herb of Grace (Ruta graveolens), and green Black walnut hulls (Juglans nigra)

      Make sure your entire home is completely free of any flea infestations as that is how one of the ways for reinfections occurs.

      Good luck to you and your puppy.

      NMP

  13. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural remedy for fleas?
    We are already having problems with fleas in South Texas. My son and I are asthmatic and need a natural remedy for fleas.
    Thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      No No No.... garlic is toxic to dogs morons.

      Jeez.

      You need to keep your dog on a topical flea control like fronline, especially somewhere like texas.

      It will not effect asthma.

      Most people in the south have pest control companies spray for bugs, have them add a flea spray as well for outside.

      As for the inside, most foggers and sprays should be okay if you can get someone else to apply them

  14. QUESTION:
    Are the cheap spot-on flea remedies just as good as the expensive ones?
    Has anyone used the cheaper spot-on once-a-month flea remedies (dogs and/or cats) and had them actually keep the fleas away? I am about to buy a bunch of this stuff again for the warmer months and it is tempting to buy the cheaper stuff.

    • ANSWER:
      DO NOT USE FRONTLINE OR ADVANTIX!!!

      Please visit http://search.onlynaturalpet.com/search.aspx?searchterms=flea-tick-control for natural SAFE and effective products & http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/KnowledgeBase/knowledgebasedetail.aspx?articleid=53&Keywords= for more information.

      Please, be very weary of vets & commercial products!

      And remember: the best parasitic repellent is a HEALTHY animal, something yours will most certainly not be should you opt for the chemically laden & immune surpressing spot-on treatments, collars etc. !!!

      Good Luck :)

  15. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of fleas?
    I have a small dog who has fleas. The poor thing has had them for several months now. I've tried everything!! Flea treatments (Frontline, Advantage), natural remedies (vinegar, lavender oil), flea shampoo. I've had the house fumigated several times. Although this stuff works, it's only temporary. I'm tired of having a house full of fleas and a dog that scratches all day long. I don't know what else to do.... Any help will be greatly appreciated!!
    Forgot to mention that I took my dog to the vet, but he keeps sending me different flea treatments (brands) hoping that one will eventually work. He also told me to fumigate which I already did, but it only lasts for a few days.

    • ANSWER:
      used correctly frontline is perfect. you need to wash and change bedding spray soft furnishing and carpets

  16. QUESTION:
    what is the best treatment or remedy for fleas on dogs?
    i have already tried some natural remedies but they havent worked.

    • ANSWER:
      I use Frontline Plus on my dogs. Haven't seen a flea all summer.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can you suggest a natural remedy for dog fleas and tick ?
    Something natural that I can do at home. I heard there is something with water and white vinegar. I search on google but did not find something that I can prepare at home. Help please !

    • ANSWER:
      No, it's apple cider vinegar in either the food or water. That has been known to help. Many, many people say garlic works too and I have good results with it. Just make sure you get the doses right, too much garlic can cause anemia but it takes literally LOADS of garlic to have that affect. And of course, too much of anything is bad. I use a brand called "bug off garlic" for dogs. That is what I've been using and about once a month I use Halo Herbal Shampoo for pets to bathe my dogs. I use no chemical spot ons and all of my pets have been flea free.

      This is why I don't use any chemical spot ons http://www.apnm.org/publications/resources/fleachemfin.pdf

  18. QUESTION:
    safe solutions for getting rid of fleas?
    I am in a late-model mobile home with NO indoor pets, on 40 acres. We have somehow gotten fleas. perhaps carried in from outdoors, whatever. I have an 8 year-old son, 5-year-old daughter, and new 5 month-old daughter. I am VERY reluctant to use poison. Any homeopathic/natural remedy for ridding our house of these pesky ankle-biters?

    • ANSWER:
      You have 40 acres you do have pets some place passing thru living under home previous owner etc. or from out side it doesn't matter.Lowes/Home Depot have a wonder full carpet powder available sprinkle on floor carpet follow directions I think 2-4 hours enough time for some happy meals and a cone. return and vacuum up. Worked for me and I have. Dogs-Cats-Horses-Mice and every thing else you can think of.

  19. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of natural or home-made flea remedies for pets?
    I cannot afford the expensive stuff from the vet, and the Hartz and Sargeants just aren't working well.

    Have any of you tried home-made or natural remedies that worked for fleas?

    • ANSWER:
      I found Sulphur Tablets,are VERY effective,so have many other dog owners. This will relieve Itchiness & will Kill,Fleas,Mites,lice & any other external Parasite.These Tablets are fairly cheap(£5.99 for a 100 tablet bottle).Or Tea-Tree Oil is incredibly effective too. So far i have found *Listerine Mouthwash* to be THE BEST at this job,its the cheapest out of the lot & is probably the most effective. So is Apple Cider,mixed together they are unstoppable!

      1) http://www.all-pets-info.com/fleacontrol/Home-Remedies-For-Killing-Fleas-on-Dogs.html

      2)http://www.earthclinic.com/Pets/fleas.html

      Hope this works! xxx

  20. QUESTION:
    has anyone ever tried "flea away" for flea pest control? or know of something really good to put on dogs?
    We are needing a flea control remedy for our dogs. They are inside dogs but get them just from going outside from time to time. We prefer natural remedies but are willing to try anything out there. Front Line doesn't work like it used to and we tried the other one that kills with in 45 minutes but those seem to not be as strong as before.

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a remedy for brown dog ticks on cats?
    Can anyone tell me a home remedy for Brown Dog Ticks on cats?
    I have a cat who's been "frontlined" and has no problems with fleas, but seems to have these tiny little ticks all over her eyes and ears. I'm looking for a natural remedy because to use more chemicals can overdose her and kill her. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      My best guess would be to take her to the vet, and REQUEST a natural remedy.

  22. QUESTION:
    My two puppy dogs had flea but problem I have 17 months old baby?
    Please help me, I was wonder what kind of natural remedy can I use for fleas for my dogs? I have a small child who's 17 months old so I am really afraid to use all the chemicals that might not safe with children and I want to know what is safe with children?

    • ANSWER:
      Bozema is a Bozo. She is speaking jibberish.
      You don't get tapeworms from fleas. The only thing you get from fleas is fleabites. Small dogs and puppies can become anemic from fleas-due to loss of blood.

      I agree with your concerns. I dont use Advantix on my Pomeranians because the chemicals are toxic and caustic. I would not expose my dogs to that, much less my baby.

      I personally would use flea shampoo from your Vet. Use it weekly until all fleas are gone. Fleas breed in cycles, live, larvae, pupa, and eggs. You need to kill all cycles. If you are nursing, have someone else bathe the dogs so you aren't exposed to the chemicals.

      Additionally, there are many digestive enzymes available which can be easily added to the food at each mealtime, just a small pinch of these powders will increase the availability of nutrients in the food. You can also add garlic and brewer's yeast to their food. You can find all of these at Whole Foods or other health food markets.

      In a spray bottle I add essential oils to water and spray the dogs before going outside. I use Lavender, peppermint and geranium essential oils repel mosquitoes. Lavender, lemongrass and geranium repel ticks. And lavender, lemongrass, peppermint and citronella repel fleas. Dab oils between the dog's shoulder blades. Lavender (which also repels flies) is particularly versatile. Other effective natural repellents include lemon, cedar, eucalyptus, myrrh, neem and rosewood. Put a drop of lemon oil or rosemary oil on the dog's collar. All of the oils are available at aromatherapy stores and health food stores. You just need a few drops.

      Wash all of their bedding etc. in HOT water and plenty of soap. Have your furniture and carpet steam cleaned.

  23. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of fleas from the dog and from the house for a while?
    my dog has a big flea problem and i need to get rid of them A.S.A.P. i shower him,i put flea powder on him,and i put dog flea sprayer(liquid) on him but that doesnt seem to help at all cause' when he comes out of the tub the first thing he does is SCRATCH!!!! So people of america i need a natural remedy that is helpfull but not harmfull to my dog or family.

    • ANSWER:
      Umm
      Front Line Plus Is Not Harmful To Your Pets Or Your Family.

      Flea Baths Provably Doesn't Help because you wash the dog then the fleas can just hop back up the drain. some fleas do become amuon to products that try && Get ride off them.

  24. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of fleas?
    I have 2 dogs. 10 pounds each. We live minutes from the beach. The fleas are terrible. I am looking for a long term solution, herbal or natural remedies or what ever Grandma used back when.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I moved into a new apartment last year and the fleas were absolutely horrible, I've never seen anything like it. I gave my dog the medication called Comfortis: it works like Capstar, starts killing them within a few minutes, but it lasts a month. I give them to my dog once a month and I have never seen another flea. To get them out of the house I had to have pest control come in and spray twice. I tried everything including some of the natural remedies and NOTHING worked. I spent a lot of money on that crap and was still dealing with itchy ankles and an itchy dog. Get some flea preventative medicine and if they are bad in your house, get pest control to come in. You won't be sorry;.

  25. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of fleas on my dog naturaly?
    i heard dawn and garlic is good to get rid of them but i'm still open for suggestions on natural remedies on this.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there are plenty of ways... Yeast and garlic wafers are inexpensive and easy to give. They make all-natural collars now also... Lately they've even developed a leave on (like frontline,etc...) that's all natural and you can get them in any larger pet store these days... You can use diamectous earth around your house to help with infestations too. All of mans development of insecticides is no help when a lot of them give bad reactions to the animals and some humans!

  26. QUESTION:
    Who honestly knows If vinegar and water works for chronic ear infections in dogs?
    Has anyone tried it? Is it effective? or is there any other natural remedies for ear infections in dogs. no antibiotics.

    • ANSWER:
      Ineffective. This summer alone, I've already treated over 50 ear infections. Tis the season, is our motto. Ear infections, skin infections, in high numbers usually due to more water exposure, humidity, trapped moisture, and allergens.

      Your vet treatment team and your dog would really appreciate if you don't try vinegar and water at home, it fails, then you have a stinky dog, with infected ears, at the clinic, in desperate need of a topical antifungal/antibioitic/anti-inflammatory med. Normal flora on the skin's surface should not be in ear canals. When yeast and bacteria infect the ear canal, usually it's due to water in the ear compromising the balance of yeast/bacteria populations or the dog started scratching due to allergies and got a secondary infection after breaking the skin and compromising the skin barrier, allowing bacteria and yeast to affect multiple skin layers in the ear.

      Antibiotics and antifungals help the ear go back to normal state with only bacteria and yeast living on the exterior of the body. Ensuring it's being shaken before use, enough med is being administered into the ear canals, then massaging at the base of the ear, are all important to ensure the med is effective.

      For maintenance, cleansing the ears with a cerulytic (breaks up wax/debris) cleanser with a drying agent can help prevent ear infections with weekly use and whenever exposed to water, not to exceed every 2-3 days. If a dog swims daily, cleansing their ears every 3 days will reduce their risk for ear infections.

      And definitely don't immerse a dog in vinegar, diluted or not. They are so hypersensitive to odor and it does not benefit skin that is already symptomatic for infection, sebhorrea, itchiness, or fleas.

      Meds such as Mometamax, Easotic, Genotic/Betagen/other gentamicin based meds, or Posatex are effective against yeast and bacteria, and may be prescribed by your vet. You cannot avoid Rx med if your dog has an ear infection. He will continue to have inflamed ears, with trapped moisture, excess debris, itchiness, and possibly develop internal ear damage and destruction if left untreated. Do not take it too lightly! Hope you're just randomly asking about vinegar, and you don't have a dog with an ear infection...

  27. QUESTION:
    I 've read Neem Oil is a natural defense of parasites to animals?
    does it prevent fleas and ticks ? How is it administered? How much and how often? also are there any other natural remedies suitable to dogs for other doggie ailments

    • ANSWER:
      You've heard wrong dear. Now, onto your other question. Since it's only 5:30ish a.m. where I live, and my brain is only 1/2 in gear, I'll just tell you two things that popped into my head. PLAIN canned pumpkin added to a dogs meal can help with both constipation and diarrhea, because of the fiber content, as long as there is no other underlying medical problem causing either issue. Also, many people believe in giving fish oil caps to improve a dog's skin and coat. I think that giving them a sardine or two a couple of times per week does the same thing. The number would depend on the size of dog. For an example, I give my Doberman 2-3 sardines (canned and with the bones) a couple of times per week when I remember to do so. My little 13 lb. mutt gets one a couple of times per week.

  28. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of fleas using non-pesticide method?
    i have two cats and two dogs. after looking after another dog who had fleas, my four got them. i treated all of them with a treatment dropped onto their skin. but, there is still evidence of fleas after a second treatment and the odd flea in the carpets! how do i get rid of them in the house without using harmful pesticides? is there a natural remedy? i have two very small children and don't wish to expose them to pesticides in the carpet that they play on (nor do i like them having fleas biting them!!).

    • ANSWER:
      A totally natural way to get rid of fleas in carpets is extra fine salt, sprinkle it on your carpets every night, vacuum up daily, after 2 weeks, even the eggs will be dead. Fleas cannot survive in an alkaline environment.

  29. QUESTION:
    What are some natural alternatives to Frontline?
    Frontline has gotten expensive--even through 1-800-PetMeds and I have heard that with regular use of it, it can enter the bloodstream, be processed by the liver, and reduce the life of dogs up to 25%. The chemicals themselves aren't even good for the skin. Are there any natural ways I can do at home that would prevent fleas in dogs?

    • ANSWER:
      I live in Florida, where fleas and ticks are everywhere, yet I've not used a chemical flea preventative in over 4 years. So I really don't understand how people can say natural remedies don't work when that's what has kept my dogs flea free for years. My neighbors all use frontline and such and still complain of fleas every so often....I've seen fleas in my yard yet have never seen them on my dogs. So I'm convinced they DO indeed work.
      I use this: http://www.springtimeinc.com/product/bug_off_garlic_chewables/dogs as well as apple cider vinegar and you can use diatomaceous earth to kill any fleas that are actually on the dog. Contrary to what many people believe, there are alternatives to chemicals that work. You just have to be willing to do some research and trial and error.
      I don't like the idea of chemicals on my dog. If that's what works for other people then fantastic, but I choose to use something less toxic.

  30. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural / homeopathic preventive remedies for fleas in dogs?
    We live in FL and we seem to be going through an active flea cycle. Prescription flea meds are expensive and I was hoping there may be something we could try from a health food store. I had heard that garlic might work. Any ideas would be greatley appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Giving garlic pills can help a little bit, however, once you have an active break out of fleas garlic will not be enough. The prescription stuff is expensive but well worth it in the long run. The stuff you can buy at WalMart, PetSmart etc. is cheaper but doesn't work either. We use Advantage on our dogs and they remain flea free. Good Luck!

  31. QUESTION:
    when do pregnant dogs starts producing milk?
    also is there any natural flee remedies i can use on the mum and her pups?
    the only reason we havnt fleed her yet is because we have been too scared of it harming her and have been advised not to flee her and to just spray them with tea tree oil

    • ANSWER:
      Usually the milk starts to come down about 72 hours before going into labor.
      Wash your dog with Dawn dishwashing liquid, it kill the fleas without leaving any chemical complication behind.

  32. QUESTION:
    My dog is flea infested, whats the best house remedy that kills fleas?
    Im looking for a house natural remedy for killing fleas, the best one available, my dog is infested please HELP

    • ANSWER:
      try bob martin flea bomb
      mortein
      or raid
      read the directions to not appl those on pets
      if you want them off your dog get
      johnsons dog flea shampoo

  33. QUESTION:
    How can I control the flea problem I have without using more chemicals?
    I have a 14 week Basset Hound and have already applied the Frontline flea control but it is not working. The poor thing is still covered in fleas. I am afraid to apply any more chemicals. Does any one have any natural or organic remedies I can try to use on the dog and to treat her play yard? I live in east Texas and I guess that the heat and humidity are a perfect breeding ground for fleas and mosquitoes......Help.

    • ANSWER:
      Fleas hate cedar. If you can afford a cedar fence or can trust her not to eat cedar chips I would put one up/sprinkle some down. The frontline should definitely be working but it doesn't really repel fleas- it kills them after they bite her so your yard may be the thing infested and the poor girl just can't keep them off her. You're probably going to have to treat your yard with chemicals but at least it's not your pup.
      Definitely do not put any more chemicals on your dog until the frontline has expired.
      Good luck!

  34. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of the fleas on my dog naturally?
    Ive treated my boston terrier for fleas with stuff from the vet, but his allergies are so sensative to the treatment, is there a working natural remedy for them?

    • ANSWER:
      I came across this kit earlier: http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/products/Flea-Care-Kits-for-Dogs/999711.aspx

      It got really good reviews.

      Also, feeding small amounts of garlic helps... flea combs help... you don't need to use a flea shampoo.. the chemicals in it would probably be too harsh for his sensitive skin..

      What I would do it bathe him in his regular shampoo... but use a lot more than you usually do, let it set for 10 minutes or so, after he is dry, use a flea comb. After that... try Avon's Skin So Soft. It's wonderful for keeping fleas at bay... they hate that stuff. Lemon juice works well too.. if you can't get any SSS, I suggest lemon juice.

      The bath, flea comb, bit of garlic and SSS/lemon juice should work!

      Also make sure you treat your home... this is crucial!

      Here's a good article: http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas

      Also... remember, garlic is safe in SMALL amounts.

  35. QUESTION:
    Is there such a thing as natural remedies for getting rid of fleas?
    After reading about the chemical in front line I am leary about using it on my dog again. It's not only a poison to dogs but also humans. I hate rubbing my dog after I apply front- line because I don't want it on me and wherever my dog lays it will get all over that too

    • ANSWER:
      Yes there is a natural way to get rid of fleas, or at least minimize re infestation.
      When you are bonding with your dog, grooming the dog and what not. Use a flea comb, and some water (in fact any liquid that'll drown the fleas) comb the dog, soak the comb so that the fleas drown, die, what have you, and repeat. The flea comb will get the eggs too which will fight against re infestation.
      You should groom your dog often anyway, and this will help. It does add to the attention and bonding with your pal. People use those chemicals because it is a fast action and relief.
      Kind of like peoples fast food remedy to a quick meal when they are hungry. Fast and lazy.
      I think its the same with dogs and kids. A lot of people use the tv to bond with their kids. Same principle. You have to give them that one on one attention. It should be a requirement, at least.
      Anywhosles, that's my spiel. It just takes a lot of persistent, and consistent time. Try it, its healthy, and you never know, until you do try it!

  36. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of any natural remedies or chemical-free flea and tick repellents for dogs?
    I have 3 tiny chihuahuas and they are indoor dogs but go outside to potty and play for short periods of time. I have never used any flea/tick preventatives because of all the chemicals in them. Now with all the media showing how sick they can make animals, i definitely won't be using them! I found a tick on one of my dogs today and now need help finding a safe, chemical-free, natural treatment. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Wash your pet with castile soap and warm water.

      Dry your pet thoroughly.

      Mix up an herbal rinse by adding a ½ cup of fresh or dried rosemary to a quart of boiling water.

      Steep the mixture for 20 minutes.

      Strain the rosemary and cool the solution.

      Spray or sponge the rinse onto your pet’s coat liberally and massage into skin.

      Allow to air dry. Do not towel dry as this will wipe off the rosemary residue
      If you want try other natural insect repellent like mint, cinnamon and cedar.

      Good luck

  37. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of ferrett fleas?
    I want to use a natural remedy/ I adopted a ferrett who seems to be covered in fleas. Dont want them on my dog and shes really biting her skin sore. please help.

    • ANSWER:
      try giving her a bath with a VERY MILD soap or even a baby shampoo, and if possible get something with a skin moisturizer in it. Also make sure to wash ALL of their bedding and toys. Are you sure its fleas, or could it be a bad case of dry skin? I kow my ferret had a slight problem with dry skin (espicialy in cooler weather) and a nice bath and brushing did a world of good. If bathing dose not work ask a vet or a pet store if they know of any kind of 'dip' or flea shampoo that will not harm your little ferret.

  38. QUESTION:
    My dog has a skin problem, how can I help ease her discomfort?
    We are already starting a course of antibiotics to treat the condition, but before it takes full effect, I want to ease the irritation and the "itchy" condition of my dog. Can you suggest any ointment or natural remedy to help soothe her skin before the medicine kicks in? Thank you very much!

    • ANSWER:
      You dog probably has allergies! Another may be a nervous condition and has now turned into a habit, as my dachshund did.

      Yes, he does have allergies I have to be careful with shampoo, flea stuff, etc.

      I use aloe Vera in the morning and anti-itch clear calamine in the night.

      Also to rid the habit, when I see him I just tap his neck and say no, he is finally finally breaking the habit....

      Still the bit of itchy but not so much...

  39. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of fleas, easily?
    There was a dog downstairs at our apartment building that has/had terrible fleas, and apparently it got to our cats. We have bug bombed, the flea powder, cleaning, even flea collars. And even my husband and I have gotten bitten. Please help!

    I just want a natural remedy.
    Does sprinkling borax on the carpets and flooring work? I just need anything.

    • ANSWER:
      Frontline is awesome, as for the rugs and stuff I'm not sure though. Frontline will work for a good amount of time after applying it. You might want to set fire to the downstairs apartment while you're at it =)

  40. QUESTION:
    Do you have a natural remedy for getting rid of fleas on pets?
    My dog is loosing his hair. I have had him to the vet because he suffers from allergies and he gets a shot every month. Now he has fleas, the itching is worse and I don't want to drug him up. He's a black lab.

    • ANSWER:
      garlic: fleas hate garlic in the blood stream. feed them it in large quantity, and if you have a yard plant it everywhere it smells good when you mow too.

  41. QUESTION:
    How to naturally rid feral cats of fleas?
    HELP!
    I have 2 feral female cats that have taken up residence in my yard almost 2 yrs now and they are infested with fleas which in turn infest my yard. I can not go outdoor without spraying "off" on myself. I know that the feral cats would be more healthier and deserve that if I could find a natural flea remedy that can be placed in the food as they will not allow me to get near them close enough to touch let alone treat. PLEASE HELP!!
    Thank You

    • ANSWER:
      I used the beneficial nematodes in my garden when I moved in 14 years ago and have never had to worry about fleas on my cats since. I do have cat fence-in so my cats stay on my property and don't have a dog to walk who might bring fleas home.

      The nemetodes are something you use in the fall and then the fleas are gone for the next year. So it's not an instantaneous response.

      There is a flea medication (Program, I think) that you can put in food and cats are notorious for avoiding food with any human "additive".

  42. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural home remedy for fleas?
    I know over the counter medications work well, but they are very pricey. Any suggestions on what to put on my dogs, or how to clean the house?

    • ANSWER:
      flees hate the smell of eucalyptus, so make your dog a euca. collar, or I dont know if they have sprays or shampoos but check and see.

  43. QUESTION:
    Is there any natural way to get rid of fleas on dogs?
    First off, we've tried Frontline, and it does work, but if you have to wash up after using or face health risks, how is that good for the dog? Leave your big company, pesticide propaganda BS at the door. I want a NATURAL way to get rid of fleas, and proof to back it up.

    I've heard that small amounts of garlic in their food daily help, and that Dawn dish soap does too.

    • ANSWER:
      Garlic is questioned now as a cause of anemia, similar to onions. They don't know how much garlic would cause it at this point, but it is being recommended that you avoid supplimenting garlic until that amount can be qualified.

      I have been reading up on apple cidar vinegar as a flea repellent. I have a cat who has reactions to flea preventative and we are trying to find other ways to prevent.

      Does your dog have fleas now? If he/she does, I would recommend giving the dog a dose of frontline, treating the house, and then begin using apple cidar vinegar or other natural remedy. That way, you're not fighting an infestation on top of it. If your dog doesn't have fleas, then start the natural remedies. However, it can take up to six weeks to start working.

  44. QUESTION:
    how do vegans feel about killing fleas?
    I've been vegan most of my life and have always struggled with this one. My dog is allergic to fleas, I do my best to prevent them, but this year somehow they took hold. I've tried every natural remedy to discourage fleas without killing them but with no success. They aren't just a nuisance but my poor dog is having an awful reaction to them. Just hoping to get a general consensus from my fellow animal lover's.

    • ANSWER:
      I prefer to do everything I can to either prevent flees or to get rid of them without killing them. However, if that doesn't work, those fleas are basically like parasites, or bacteria attacking your dog. You wouldn't have an issue fighting off a mountain lion that attacked you (I would hope) or taking medicine if you are sick. So you shouldn't have issues with killing fleas if there is no other way to get around it.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural way to rid pets and house of fleas???
    I know there are a gazillion products out there on the market to get rid of fleas.... but does anyone know of a natural remedy/treatment for these (besides getting rid of the dogs???)

    • ANSWER:
      I work at a vet's office, and the best suggestion I can make is non-natural products. The key is to get these products FROM YOUR VET. It breaks my heart when someone comes in with a flea collar on their pet, or to see a cat with it's nose eaten off by an owner self-medicating it with bad balm. The best thing you can do for your pets and yourself is to go to the nearest vet and ask for Frontline, Advantage Multi, or Revolution to treat your animals, and for a house spray to get rid of the fleas that (believe it or not) have made their home in your carpets and the shadowy corners of their home. Please take your animals to a vet. It's the best option for all of you.

  46. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of fleas in a home with no pets, we just moved and they are biting us!?
    We have lived here a week and there are fleas, im 9 mths pregnant about to have a baby and dont want fleas to be a problem. We have no pets, i know to vacume costantly and keep house cool and we have a pest control coming tuesday will that work? I have heard once a place gets fleas they wont go away!

    Please any advice would be wonderful thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Laying down flea powder (dog brand is stronger) in the carpets, do not let any cats around it though. I know you said there are no pets, but dog flea control is harmful to cats.

      Anyway, since you are pregnant you might want to try a more natural approach or buy some sticky traps (like the ones for flies). Here is a link to some natural remedies.

  47. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for getting rid of fleas and ticks?
    We just got a 10 week old German Shepard puppy. We got him from a lady who lived in the boonies. She told us when we got him that he needed a bath because he was playing in the mud earlier. In the back of mind that meant that this puppy is going to be riddled with ticks and fleas. What are some natural ways to get rid them? We gave him a bath and he was super dirty, got most of the fleas and some of the ticks. Just want to know what to do so we can keep them off.

    • ANSWER:
      A few drops of Tea Tree Oil or Eucalyptus Oil in the shampoo works wonders. I have a dog that is horribly allergic to the topical flea and tick treatments (Almost killed him!) and I've been using it for a few years now...

      Here's a link with soem more information about homeopathic pet remedies: http://www.preciouspets.org/petherbs.htm

  48. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a natural/home remedy to get rid of fleas on a cat/dog?
    I have several animals and I don't like using such harmful chemicals on them. I just recently rescued a kitten and he is fully of fleas. I was wondering if anyone has a home remedy or all natural process to get rid of the fleas?

    • ANSWER:
      I find my animals are fussy with there food, so l cook there food & finely chop up 2 large garlic cloves (of the ball of garlic) this helps get rid of fleas & worms the animals as well.

  49. QUESTION:
    what natural flea remedy can I use on my puppy?
    My puppy will be under 11 pounds when I get him, which is the minimum weight to use Frontline, so what can I do to control fleas on him, other than just a bath ?

    • ANSWER:
      i used to wash my dogs (when i had them) in a dog shampoo, then put a few drops of tea tree oil in a bucket of water. i would tip that bucket on them, making sure i concentrated on the major flea infested areas.

      because you can't wash your dog as often as you need to apply this oil, i would put a few light dabs of oil on them witha cotton bud between washes...

      seemed to work for me!


fleas dogs natural remedy

Headache Remedies

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are some good Headache remedies?
    I have a bad headache and i am unable to take any pain meds, What would be some good headache remedies that don't invole any type of pain meds?Please and Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Uhhh i share your pain, lay down in a quiet dark area and get some rest. That should shake it! Feel Better :)

  2. QUESTION:
    Ive been having shooting pains in the side of my head for 4 days now, no medicines touch my pain. What is this
    It started above my ear, then occassionally it will be in my ear feeling like an ear infection..then the pain is in my temple. Migraine meds dont help, nor does Tylenol or simple headache remedies. Its a blinding, stabbing pain and Im close to going to the doctor......any idea what this could be ?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be temporal arteritis, your symptoms are very much what my mom described when she had it. You need to have it checked out ASAP.

  3. QUESTION:
    How many grams of carbon are there in the aspirin contained in a tablet of this product weighing 0.611g?
    A 500.0mg sample of a commercial headache remedy contains 256.0mg of aspirin, Csubscript9 Hsubscript8 Osubscript4.

    • ANSWER:
      0.611 g x (256 mg / 500 mg) = 0.313 g of aspiring in the 0.611 sample.

      0.313 g asp. x (9 x 12 g C) / (180 g MW of aspirin) = 0.188 g C

  4. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of my headaches?
    I have had headaches everyday since I was in 7th grade (I'm a junior), is there any way besides taking large amounts of medications to get rid of headaches? Natural remedies or am i doomed to suffer for a long time?

    • ANSWER:
      It actually could be the medications that cause this if you have been on them a long time. It happened to a relative of mine. Got off the meds and was much better. But it took a while to come off meds. Have you had an MRI to check for tumors such as pituitary adenomas? That could also be a problem causing headaches and about 30% of women have them and do not know it.

  5. QUESTION:
    how many moles of caffeine molecules are present in 250mg caffeine?
    The average cup of Caffeine contains about 125mg of caffeine, C8H10N4O2. Caffeince is also found in tea, colas, and headache remedies.
    how many moles of caffeine molecules are present in 250mg caffeine?
    the molar mass for Caffeine i found is 194.08. i just can't seem to get the right answer i got 7.75x10^20

    • ANSWER:
      Caffeine = C8H10N4O2, Molecular Weight = 194.191g/mol

      250mg (1g/1000mg)(1 mole/194.191g) = 1.287 x 10^-3 moles

      In 250mg of caffeine there are 1.287 x 10^-3 moles.

  6. QUESTION:
    How does the product "HeadOn" actually work?
    Is the purpose of this commercial to actually "give" people headaches to get them to purchase this weird headache remedy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is3icfcbmbs

    • ANSWER:
      I absolutely LOATHE those stupid commercials. Thank goodness I don't see them on TV anymore as of lately.

      I think it all comes down to the placebo effect. You think it works, therefore it does...sort of. Probably safer to use than an actual painkiller now that I think of it, but definitely not as effective (especially for us smart types who know it's not real medicine in the first place).

  7. QUESTION:
    What is a really good headache remedy?
    I get headaches all the time, but typically only after a long day. My doctor said it's most likely just tension, but I can't seem to stop them. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had chronic headaches since early childhood, and I have lots of ways to deal with headaches.

      1.) Headaches are often caused by environmental factors. Stuffy, warm, dry air can cause headaches. When you come home from work, take a cool shower, and take deep relaxing breaths. This will hydrate you, relax you, and open your nasal passages so that you can breathe more efficiently. The cool water will also bring down your body temperature a little bit, which can cause blood vessels to shrink. Migraines are often caused by dilated blood vessels which cause pressure in the head. Cool yourself further by drinking a glass or two of icy water. This will further hydrate you and cool you down more.

      2.) You may have an allergy. Try first to isolate any potential allergens, such as pet hair, pollen, dust, etc. You may need help from a doctor to do this, so wait until you have exhausted all other possibilities.

      3.) Since you have these headaches when you come home from the office, it is possible that you have stuffy sinus passages from the dry dusty office air. You can use Vick's vapory to clear your nasal passages. You can inhale a little straight from the tub, or get the little inhalers from the drug store. Try using those in the office during the day when you feel your headache coming on.

      4.) Do you drink a great deal of coffee at work? Eat candy, chips or junk food? If that's the case, you can have a headache from the sugar crash you have when you get home. Stop drinking coffee and eating junk foods. Bring lots of healthy snacks like nuts, fruits, carrots etc. It will reduce your sugar intake, and you might even lose some weight (nice side effect)

      5.) Drugs are not a good solution in the long term. My neurologist recommends taking Alieve, because it's ingredients will not be harsh on the stomach, and have no long term side effects. So if you do have to to take something to get rid of your headaches, you won't be risking liver and kidney damage (Acetaminophen or tylenol) or damage to your stomach lining (Ibuprofen or Advil)

      6.) Get a humidifier or an air ionizing fan. When you come home, turn it on, let the air blow onto your face, close your eyes, and just relax for 30 minutes. You'll feel refreshed even if your headaches don't go away.

      7.) Go see a doctor. This could be an allergen, or a migraine, or stress, or something more serious. It is unlikely since your GP isn't worried, but you should ask to be referred to a neurologist, so that he can help you deal with other options for your headaches. My neurologist has a psychologist on staff who teaches self hypnosis techniques. Basically he teaches you how to totally relax yourself, and once relaxed, the tension causing your headaches can melt away.

      Hopefully one of these solutions works for you. Good Luck.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of a migraine?
    Both my mom and I suffer from migraines. She gets some that last for up to 9 days, mine last at most 3. The only thing that seems to work is lots of sleep, but this leads to lots of missed school, for me. I've tried Tylenol 1, Tylenol with codeine, Tylenol 3, and numerous other headache relief remedies.
    Is there any home remedies that anyone has tried that seems to work? I'm about willing to try anything at this point, and so is my mom!

    • ANSWER:
      Imetrex works if taken right away
      Treximet is new and cannot be taken with anit-depressants--
      But those are perscriptions and expensive--I know you said HOME rememdies so here goes
      This is what I have found works best for me(I take Vicoden for back pain and cannot take anything else on top of it) I use HOT steamy compresses on my face and or a heating pad or a heated gel pack(2.49 or so Walmart) on my head or neck(wherever I am feeling the achyness stiffness and or tightness most) I know this story well it feels like a hammer banging you in the head and I have even gone to the ER from the vomiting several times I am normally not a violent or unkind person but the girl who answered to bang your head against the wall needs hers banged against the wall that would only feel worse she has obviously never had one--also I happen to have hairdryers because I used to own a salon so I sit under one of those but you could try a blowdryer on your head if you don't mind messing up your hair(and when you're in that much pain who does???)Basically HEAT seems to open up the vessels that are constricted and make them feel less pulsating --to me at least--I also prefer QUIET dark and have to get really really WARM
      Take care hope I helped

  9. QUESTION:
    Which is an example of a product which has target market differentiated by age groups?
    headache remedies or breakfast cereal?

    • ANSWER:
      Breakfast cereal for sure.

      for instance...kids cereals = Fruit loops, Count Chocula, etc.
      Adult cereals...Raisin Bran, All Bran, Total, etc.

  10. QUESTION:
    Any natural headache remedys that work for you?
    I don't want to always take tylenol or any medication.

    are there natural ways that work for you in relieving headaches?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm late. Hope your headache is gone by now.

      The one thing that almost always works for me is to put a heating pad on the back of my neck and an ice pack on my forehead/top of my head. Supposedly, this expands the blood vessels where the blood leaves the head and shrinks the vessels in the head and relieves the pressure.

      If you have someone that can give you a face, scalp and neck massage, try that.

      At times, I boil some water on the stove and add a tiny drop of tea tree oil, peppermint oil, or camphor oil. Then I make a towel tent over my head and breathe the steam in, blowing my nose frequently.

      Sometimes I apply tea tree oil to my forehead and temples in conjunction with one of the other methods.

      Try some Icy Hot or similar on the back of the neck and shoulders.

      Hope you feel better soon!

  11. QUESTION:
    What are some good home headache remedies?
    I have terrible headaches all the time what are some good natural remedies? They really wear me out!

    • ANSWER:
      Well, that depends a bit on what type of headache you have, and what is causing it. The common types of headaches are sinus, tension and migraine headaches. You may have headaches because of other reasons, but those typically need medical attention, and medication.

      SINUS HEADACHE

      Usually intense pain between and above the eyes, around the nose, and mostly involving the face. These are caused by swelling, blockage or irritation of the sinus passageways. The pain can occasionally radiate to the ears, but when that happens, you will need to see a physician, because that usually means that you have an ear infection.

      In order to treat this type of headache, you need to release the pressure. Boil water, pour it into a heat proof bowl on a counter or table. Add a good quantity of chamomile or peppermint tea (peppermint is better), or add peppermint, spearmint or eucalyptus oil to the hot water. Get a thick towel, cover your head and the bowl so you create a steam chamber, and inhale deeply for 20 minutes. After a few minutes, your nose should start to run quite heavily. Clear it out as often as necessary to get rid of the buildup of mucous in your sinuses. After you are done, press a cold towel or icepack to your face and forehead. This will shrink blood vessels, and release swelling, not to mention make you feel refreshed. You can do this safely two to three times per day. You will also feel better by drinking lots of hot tea and broth, and you should bulk up on your vitamins to help your immune system fight this off. Unfortunately, if you don't receive relief within 5 days, you likely will need medication, because you will have contracted sinusitis, or some other infection.

      TENSION HEADACHE

      Commonly cause pain in the temples, between the eyes, and the back of the neck. May also have pain above the ears. This pain is caused by muscle tension. Typically, you will experience this when you are stressed, sitting or sleeping in a bad position, or otherwise have bad posture. Hunching, squinting and frowning can also exacerbate these. Since these types of positions are commonly adopted unconsciously because of stress, bad lighting, or an otherwise bad mood, Relaxation techniques tend to help. Placing a warm, moist towel on the affected area, or using a heating pad, will make you feel better. Also try drinking a mild, stimulant free tea to help further relax, and hydrate you. Drinking lots of water will also help, if for no other reason than that the frequent bathroom breaks will give you a change of scenery every now and again.

      MIGRAINE HEADACHES

      You may feel pain along a sharply delineated area. Eyes may hurt or feel like they are being compressed. You will be sensitive to light, sound and sudden movements. These are caused by stress or environmental factors. An increase in blood flow to the brain will cause blood vessels to bulge, causing pressure on sensitive nerves in the head. Understandably, these cause intense pain. You will likely also experience nausea, dizziness, disorientation and irritability. To begin, take a cold shower, and drink lots of ice water. Your goal is to bring your body temperature down. This will slow your heart rate a little bit, decrease your blood pressure, and thus, decrease the blood volume in your brain. You will begin to get relief within 20 minutes or so. You'll be freezing cold at this point (you won't have hypothermia, you'll just be cold) so get into bed, put a cool cloth over your face, make sure it's dark in the room, and take a nap. A simple migraine can typically be stopped or at last reduced by this method. Unfortunately, migraines tend to be complex and caused by a wide variety of things, so if you experience these headaches frequently, you will need to talk to a physician to deal with the issues.

      OTHER

      Headaches can also be caused by a variety of health issues. High intracranial pressure can lead to excruciating headaches which are often accompanied by vision changes or loss of motor function. These, even if intermittent, must be treated by a physician, because they are indicators for serious medical conditions. Diabetes can cause severe headaches often accompanied by dizziness, disorientation and nausea. If headaches persist, become unmanageable, or interfere with day to day activities for long periods of time, a physician must be involved to rule out serious causes.

  12. QUESTION:
    What home remedies do you know that cures all types of illnesses?
    Like for instance our mom would tell us if your constipated, use cayenne pepper in soup, or if you got a burn use the leaf of an aloe vera plant and rub the infected area to relieve the pain. Lastly rub an ice cube on the palm of your hand to relief migrane headaches. What other remedies do you know for illnesses?

    • ANSWER:
      Colon cleanse to help everything. Also, the last 5 years I've been using MSM every day to give me energy with no jitters; excellent benefits only. No side effects. Also, I drink Alfalfa -- sometimes I take chlorella to boost my system. Also, CoQ10 seems to help me greatly. Cayenne improves your circulation also. It's great to get rid of sore throats. I gargle with it after I gargle with warm salt water to kill germs. It seems to get rid of it right away. I wonder if it kills germs or if it's just boosting my mucus to eliminate anything.

  13. QUESTION:
    How do you solve this AP Statistics Question?
    A headache remedy is said to be 80% effective in curing headaches caused by simple nervous tension. An investigator tests this remedy on 100 randomly selected patients suffering from nervous tension.

    a) Define the random variable being measured: X = ?

    b) What type of distribution does X have?

    c) Calculate the mean and standard deviation of X

    d) Determine the probability that exactly 80 subjects experience headache relief with this remedy

    e) What is the probability that between 75 and 90 (inclusive) of the patients will obtain relief?

    • ANSWER:
      qa
      x = number of patients experiencing relief

      qb
      binomial distribution

      qc
      mean = np
      = 100*0.8
      = 80
      -------

      SD = sqrt(npq)
      = sqrt(100*0.8*0.2)
      = 4
      -----

      qd
      using the binomial distribution formula,
      P[80] = 100C80 * 0.8^80 * 0.2^20
      = 0.0993 or 9.93%
      -------------- -------------

      qe
      for this part, we shall use the normal approximation to the binomial
      after applying continuity correction, we need to find P[74.5 < = x < = 90.5]

      z1 = [74.5 - 80] / 4 = -1.375
      z2 = [90.5 - 80] / 4 = +2.375

      reading from a z- table for the area between the 2 z-scores,
      reqd. probability = 0.9067 or 90.67%
      ------------------------- -------------------------

  14. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of headache due to cold and runny nose?
    I have been experiencing headache since last night due to cold and runny nose. and tonight i really can't sleep because of this stupid headache. any home remedies?? i don't want to bother my mom.

    Thanks in advance :)

    • ANSWER:
      Are you already taking cold and flu tablets or anything?
      If not just take some paracetamol.

  15. QUESTION:
    How to solve headaches from overdose of caffeine(sencha お茶 green tea)?
    ive had over 5 cups of strong green tea without noticing and in cause in effect i received a headache.
    any natural remedies?
    i know lemon grass reduces headaches but im afraid of indulging more caffeine

    • ANSWER:
      Have a glass of water. Brush your teeth and go to bed with Pachelbel's "Canon" in D Major playing gently in the background. Ride it out.

  16. QUESTION:
    I am in an AP Statistics Class and am having trouble on a question and would like help if anyone can. Thanks?
    A headache remedy is said to be 80% effective in curing headaches caused by simple nervous tension. An investigator tests this remedy on 100 randomly selected patients suffering from nervous tension.

    What is the probability that between 75 and 90(inclusive) of the atients will obtain relief.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm in AP Stat, too, so I'm assuming we're doing the same unit right now. This is a binomial distribution b/c there are a fixed number of trials (100) and you are trying to find P(75<n<90). So, you have to use the formula for binomial distributions:
      P(X=x)=(n/x)*p^x*(1-p)^n-x
      n/x= nCx (combination, to figure out how many possible orders you can have x successes in n trials)
      n=number of trials
      p=probability
      x= number of successes in n trials
      So, for 75 successes, P(X=75)=(100/75)*.80^75*(1-.80)^100-75= .04387
      Keep doing this for all numbers from 75 to 90 and add up your answers. This will work. It's probably not the fastest way, but it's the only way I know. I hope this looks familiar to you, because otherwise you are going to be lost.

  17. QUESTION:
    What are some good headache remedies?
    Just wondering what normal,weird and wacky home remedies people have for headaches and migraines?

    • ANSWER:
      The "webbing" between your thumb and index finger is a specific pressure point. If you massage it with an ice cube, it can relieve your migraine. It may not get rid of it completely, but it can reduce the pain a lot.

  18. QUESTION:
    How to stop headache home remedies!?
    How do i stop my headache with home remedies?? Suggestions wanted Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      OH I got the best (I love it when people ask this...makes me seem like a genius) , I've had terrible migraines since I was like 10, advil stopped being effective, but I've learned that if you switch between Advil and Tylenol (or whatever you use) you won't develop a immunity. I mean for 3 months, use Tylenol any time, then the next 3 months use Advil, switching back and forth every few months.

      But if you want a real home remedy, LEMON JUICE!! I swear it works, at least 9 out of 10 times.

      What I was told : Take a lemon, cut it in half, rub the half on your head, wherever the headache is, and you will feel (near) instant relieve. Obviosly don't rub the skin on your head, the idea is to get the juices touching your head.

      I believe that limes will also work, although I've never tested it, since lemon (juice) works just fine.

      What I do: Instead of going out and buying lemons all the time, I buy lemon juice (it's in the cooking aisle of your local grocery store, probably already in your shelf at home - ask your mom). You squirt a small amount into your hand and massage it into your scalp, just enough to wet the area.

      Caution - I've noticed that it also acts as a type of hair gel, hardening the hair (until you shower or rinse it out), and it will often look weird. My mom also told me that mixed with lots of sunlight it can lighten you hair. So be careful. Also it has a distinct smell to it, and can attract misquitoes.

      I've done the masterbation thing (I'm a guy, if it makes a difference) and I think it does work...once your finished, but DURING the process it just makes my headache worse and not really worth it.

      Sometimes just laying down in a dark room with some light hearted music can make all the difference. Going for a drive, the feeling of the wind blowing in your face can do it (a fan may also work), also a snap of cold air (driving in a car during winter), Ice cream and popsicles.

      The best thing - Take a pill (you should take one the moment you feel one coming), do the lemon juice thing, lay down in a dark room with some music, and get someone to give you a foot massage (no talking during) and that should fix it no problem.

  19. QUESTION:
    Prego with an insanely bad headache any remedies?
    I'm at work I have no tylenol considering that's all i can take any other remedies that you have used before thnks!
    Also I've drank lots of water had a bite to eat granted it was a pop tart lol but nothing is workin ugh!

    • ANSWER:
      Drink a regular coke or dr. pepper which ever you prefer. Sometimes the caffiene will help

  20. QUESTION:
    Can you make rosemary oil using canola oil?
    I mean, using that method where you put rosemary leaves in a jar, cover them with some sort of natural oil and leave them for six weeks. Most recipes recommend either high quality olive oil (which I don't have) or any natural oil such as grapeseed oil. (The oil isn't for cooking, I'm making it as an alternative headache remedy, in case that helps - I know this is in the wrong category but I think more people would know the answer in this category than in others.).

    • ANSWER:
      Yep, that's totally fine. Chemically speaking, all you need is some sort of liquid lipid (fat) in order to dissolve the lavender's essential oils. And oil dissolves oil, so technically, you could infuse melted butter. However, canola is a great, naturally flavorless oil. It will work splendidly with your lavender. And good luck with the headaches.

  21. QUESTION:
    i feel really tense after watching two movies back to back online what can i do to calm down?
    i watched project x then 21 jump street and now i'm shaky and i have a headache. any remedies?
    i hope you're being sarcastic because that is some really dope advice. :(

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    What kind of headache is this,and how can I treat it?
    I regularly get a headache. The feeling is behind my left eye,almost as if immense pressure is pushing it from the back. Previous doctors have told me its stressed related and that its the muscles "pinching" nerves running criss cross to my head. Iaw,Right muscle is causing left pressure point pain behind my left eye. I might add that I dont eat fish. I dont stress as well,but my body seems to want to tell me that I do.

    • ANSWER:
      Natural headache cures and headache remedies

      Headache cures are the most sought after remedies as it is one of the most common ailment people suffer from. Headaches afflict almost everyone at some time or the other. Most headaches are functional, being caused by temporary upsets, and are not related to any organic changes in the brain. They are often natures warning that something is wrong somewhere in the body. The actual pain, however, arises from irritation to nerve endings in the shoulder, neck, and scalp muscles, and also in the smooth muscles encircling the blood vessels which severe these areas. Migraine headaches in an acute condition suffered by some patients and we have listed some useful information for them also.

      Symptoms of Headache

      Causes of headache
      Headaches Symptoms, Causes, Remedy and Diet
      Allergies, stress, eye strain
      The common causes of headaches are allergy, emotional stress, eye strain, high blood pressure, a hangover, infection, low blood sugar, nutritional deficiency, tension, and the presence of poisons and toxins in the body. Allergies are often the unsuspected cause of headaches. The foods to which some people are allergic and which can trigger headaches are milk and milk products, chocolate, chicken, liver, alcohol and strong cheese. Sneezing and diarrhoea are further indications of an allergy.

      Headache cures and remedies
      Headaches home remedies and natural cures, Questions and answers

      Natural Headache Cure using Lemon
      There are several natural remedies for various types or headaches. The juice of three or four slices of lemon should be squeezed in a cup of tea and taken by the patient for treating this condition. It gives immediate relief. The crust of lemon, which is generally thrown away, has been found useful in headaches caused by heat. Lemon crusts should be pounded into a fine paste in a mortar and applied as plaster on the forehead. Applying the yellow, freshly pared-off rind of a lemon to each temple will also give relief.

      Cure Headaches naturally using Apple
      Apples are valuable in curing all types of headaches. After removing the upper rind and the inner hard portion of a ripe apple, it should be taken with a little salt every morning on an empty stomach in such cases. This should be continued for about a week.

      Natural Headache remedy using Henna
      The flowers of henna have been found valuable in curing headaches caused by hot sun. The flowers should be rubbed in vinegar and applied over the forehead. This remedy will soon provide relief.

      Headache remedy using Cinnamon
      Cinnamon is useful in headaches caused by exposure to cold air. A fine paste of this spice should be prepared by mixing it with water and it should be applied over the temples and forehead to obtain relief.

      Headache treatment using Marjoram
      The herb marjoram is beneficial in the treatment of a nervous headache. An infusion of the leaves is taken as a tea in the treatment of this disorder.

      Headache treatment using Rosemary
      The herb rosemary has been found valuable in headaches resulting from cold. A handful of this herb should be boiled in a litre of water and put in a mug. The head should be covered with a towel and the steam inhaled for as long as the patient can bear. This should be repeated till the headache is relieved.

      Diet for headaches
      Headaches : Home Remedies suggested by users
      Proper nutrition, excercise, positive thinking
      The best way to prevent headaches is to build up physical resistance through proper nutrition, physical exercise and positive thinking. As a first step, the patient should undertake a short fast, and take citrus fruit juices diluted with water every two hours from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. daily. Thereafter, he should plan his diet in such a way as to put the least possible strain on the digestion. Breakfast may consist of fruits, both fresh and dried. Lunch may consist of protein foods. Starchy foods such as wholewheat bread, cereals, rice, or potatoes should be taken at dinner along with raw salads. Spices, condiments, sour buttermilk, and oily foodstuffs should be avoided. Drinking a glass of water (warm water in winter and cool water in summer), mixed with a teaspoon of honey first thing in the morning, is also a good remedy. Copious drinking of water throughout the day is also advised.

      Other headache remedies
      Water treatment
      Other helpful measures in the treatment of headaches are a cleansing enema with water temperature at 37 degree C, a cold throat pack, frequent applications of towels wrung out from very hot water to the back of the neck , a cold compress at 4.4 degree C to 15.6 degree C applied to the head and face, or an alternate spinal compress. Hot fomentations over the abdominal region just before retiring relieve headaches caused by stomach and liver upsets.

      Hot foot bath
      Hot foot baths are also beneficial in the treatment of chronic headaches. The patient should keep his legs in a tub o

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the best Headache remedy you know of?
    For any kind of headache? :P
    http://shopping.yahoo.com/articles/yshoppingarticles/577/a-guide-to-headache-remedies/

    • ANSWER:
      It's a known medical fact Chemy, that sex is the best headache remedy.....at least thats the 'Down-Under' remedy. Personal experience.

  24. QUESTION:
    Do you ever get "cannabis headaches", and how do you cure them?
    I am a medical cannabis patient in full compliance with California law. It works very well for me, with one exception; certain varieties, especially strong Sativas, give me very painful headaches. A "weed headache" feels very distinctive and comes on very quickly, but it makes it very difficult for me to use my medicine sometimes. I don't have the money to just toss and replace what causes a headache.

    Since cannabis is my usual headache remedy, I'm a little stuck. Neither caffeine nor OTC painkillers help. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Personally I drink a few large scotch, it works for me

  25. QUESTION:
    Find the number of molecules of pain reliever in the standard doses of (a)Tylenol and (b)Advil.?
    Manufacturers of headache remedies routinely claim that their own brands are more potent pain relievers than the competing brands. Their way of making the comparison is to compare the number of molecules in the standard dosage. Tylenol uses 325 mg of acetaminophen as the standard dose, while Advil uses 2.00 x 10^2 mg of Ibuprofen.

    • ANSWER:
      ♠ number of molecules of stuff is n=m/a, where m is mass of stuff, a=μ*v is mass of a molecule of this particular stuff, μ is atomic mass of the molecule, v=1.993·10^(-26) kg is mass of hydrogen atom;
      ♣ thus m1=325·10^(-6) kg, μ1 = {IDK, see chemical formula!},
      n1=( 325·10^(-6) / 1.993·10^(-26) ) / μ1 = 163·10^20 / μ1;

  26. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a headache?
    I have a headache, and ive had it for about 2 hrs. I have a "stuffy" nose, so could this possibly be a sinus headache, if so please tell me how to get rid of it.

    • ANSWER:
      My favorite headache remedy besides a massage is: ice, in a freezer bag wrapped in a towel. Place it at the back of the neck from the base of the skull to the top of the shoulders while lying or sitting in a darkened room with your eyes closed. Do this for about 15-20 minutes, then remove for about 10 and repeat as needed. You can also move the ice bag to the sides of the neck below your ears and alternate sides.

  27. QUESTION:
    What are some good ways to get rid of a headache without taking paracetomaol or any other pain killers?
    I've had this horrible throbbing headache all day, it's kind of annoying. I'm not sure if it's just stress or what.

    And I don't want to take paracetamol or anything as I am allergic to them for some reason.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many herbal remedies for that such as tea. Other than that make sure if its not your siniuses acting up. Massage your head. Another effective remedy is applying 'balm' its very popular here in Pakistan. Just get hold of menthol balm available in many brands. Apply very little amount on your forehead, its texture is that of molten wax.

  28. QUESTION:
    how can someone lower their blood pressure without medication?
    I have a friend with hight blood pressure, but she doesn't suffer from this. She just had a baby and maybe that's what's going on. How can she lower it and take her headache away? Home remedies maybe?

    • ANSWER:
      certain foods can help lower blood pressure... foods that are high in potassium, calcium and magnesium mainly are what you want to look for... such as bananas ... they dilate the blood vessels increasing their size and reduce the pressure of blood flow... others include prunes, grapes, mangoes..... also asparagus is good for getting rid of migraines. Garlic has also been proven to lower blood pressure also celery and oily fish. Other than foods, exercise or yoga are also very effective... Yoga is very soothing and relaxing, and regular exercise will strengthen your heart and a stronger heart can pump blood with less effort...

  29. QUESTION:
    What should I take for a reoccuring headache right inbetween my eyes?
    Anyone ever have a headache like this before? I'm going on two weeks with a headache like this! What did you take? Did it work?

    • ANSWER:
      First you should check eyes and take treatment for eyes if problem.

      There is no medicine for H/A OR MIGRAINE. Not only these but for almost all painful diseases like RA, Back ache, earache etc. Hence they become chronic.

      Acidity, WORRY, sadness, excessive wind, cold , heat, sour food and sinusitis, constipation, intestinal inflammation; drug side effects, stress, bad smell, TV & COMPUTER SOMETIMES,
      Blockage in the flow of Vital Energy are their causes. None of them can be treated with medicine. Our 100% success in treating migraine &H/A confirms it.

      Acupuncture is the best treatment.
      I can treat it with naturopathy and YOG, but how can you manage pl see.

      Pain killers don't treat the pain but we loose the sense of pain for some time; in that duration our body itself treats sometime and credit goes to meds.

      These useless drugs have enormous power to create hazardous side effects like liver/kidney failure, ulcer, acidity and lot others.

      Avoid late sleeping if possible; worry, spicy foods, sour fruits, stale bakery foods and alcohole.
      Sweet foods, COCOANUT WATER,sweet fruits, milk, rice, SPROUTS, SALADS and good sleep will help you if cough is not there.

      But you try one herbal remedy- two drops of drumstick leaves' juice in opposite nostril if one side pains and both nostrils if full H/A will give you rescue. Betel leaf helps but it is very strong.

      Pl search a painful point 3-6 mm behind your thumb nail and press it, H/A will disappear within 30 seconds!

      Source(s):
      SHREE SWASTHYAYOG TREATMENT, TRAINING & RESEARCH INSTITUTE
      R.H. 19, Jhulelal Society, Sector 2/E, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, INDIA.

  30. QUESTION:
    Any quick and effective remedies to get rid of a headache without any medications?
    My head is killing me and I don't have anymore headache medicine. Know any remedies that may help?

    • ANSWER:
      If it's a migraine, then take a warm towel and wrap it around your head as tight as you can stand it and lay down in a dark room with NO noise.
      That's what I do when I run out of my migraine medication.
      Also, getting a soothing neck massage in a dark quiet room helps a little too. I usually go with the towel though it really helps.
      You can also try just laying down and putting a cool towel on your forehead. Once again, it needs to be a dark, quiet room.
      Good luck, I know headaches suck.

  31. QUESTION:
    What are some general home remedies that are good for you?
    I'm really into home remedies and I just wanna know some that are good. Like good for my hair, my skin, my face, and just my general health. Do they usually work? I've found some that do but they sometimes dont.

    • ANSWER:
      Home remedies work for some but do nothing for others. Here's some that work for me -

      -I use brown sugar as a mask / scrub to keep my skin clear
      -Coconut oil and Shea butter are my main moisturizers
      -Coffee almost always gets rid of a bad headache for me
      -Garlic almost always kills a cold if I take it before it gets too bad
      -Eating coconut oil helps prevent energy slumps in the afternoon
      -Green tea gets rid of bad breath and neutralizes any kind of odor

      That's all I can think of right now...

  32. QUESTION:
    Can't take pain killers before surgery and I have a really bad headache?
    I'm going into surgery in 2 days and I can't take any aspirin or pain killers. I have a really bad headache.. Anyone know any remedies or something I can take for it?

    • ANSWER:
      That's so you won't bleed exccessively during surgery.

      Try putting an ice pack on the back of your neck & a cold compress on the painful spot.

      Acupressure: Take your thumb & index finger & put on each side of the hollow between the thumb & index finger of your other hand (side of the pain).
      Press your fingers together & rotate in clockwise direction.
      It might be painful but just keep doing it, your pain should subside.

      Feel better.

  33. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for treating heartburn?
    What are some natural (using herbs, etc) remedies for treating heartburn? and which is the best or most effective?
    I'm looking for a natural way reduce the feeling of burn after, say, a big piece of pizza slice.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathy for Heart Burn/Acid Reflux/Acidity/Gastralgia :-

      Burning in food pipe with general sensation of burning Sulphur 30X 4 hourly

      Burning pain in stomach (Ulcer), with both water and solid vomited as soon as it reaches stomach Ars Alb.30X, 4 hourly

      Burning pain in the stomach, with water vomited but solid retained Bismuth 30X, 4 hourly

      Burning in food pipe,with sour stool Natrum Carb.30X, 4 hourly

      Excess of hydrochloric acid, burning in food pipe, heart burn, nausea and chilly feeling. Acid Sulph.30X, 4 hourly

      From nervous anticipation of coming events, desire for sweets. Argentum Nit.30X, 4 hourly

      Gastric complaints after taking rich fatty food; less or no thirst; better in open air Pulsatilla.30X, 4 hourly

      Hyperacidity; sour and bitter belchings Iris V 30X, 4 hourly

      Slow and imperfect digestion; offensive flatuence in upper part of abdomen; better after discharge of gas or eructations. Carbo Veg.30X, 4 hourly

      Gastric derangement due to sedentary habits or over-Eating/Drinking. Nux Vomica.30X, 4 hourly

      Dyspepsia; better after eating Anacardium Or 30X 4 hourly

      Acidity with irritating eructation and frontal headache; worse in night. Robinia 30X, 4 hourly

      Constant belching; tongue thickly white coated.
      Heatburn. Desire for acids, pickles etc. Antim Crud.30X or 200X, 6 hourly

      Digestion slow, no change after passing flatus or belching. Flatulence affects middle part of the abdomen. China 6X or 30X, 4 hourly

      Abdomen bloated; easy satiety, gas affects lower part of the abdomen; worse in the evening - 4 to 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X, 4 hourly

      Pain and flatulence in stomach, smell of food causes nausea Colchicum 30X, 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Intercurrent Remedy Psorinum 30X, 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Take Care and God Bless !

  34. QUESTION:
    What are some good headache remedies?
    It can't have caffeine. I don't ever have caffeine or medication unless entirely needed so if there's a way to get rid of a horrible headache without caffeine or medication, please tell me. I'm desperate.

    • ANSWER:
      napping
      shower

      if those don't help you could pressure point yourself. The one I like to use is right under your left eyebrow. I suppose it's under the right one too, but I use the left. Feel in the corner by your nose, there should be a little indent in the bone. Press on it for 20 seconds and release. It might hurt a little, but that's the point. You'll be concentrating on that pain and your headache pain will abate. After a minute rest you can try again if the headache hasn't gone completely.

  35. QUESTION:
    What causes headaches and what are some natural remedies to get rid of one?
    I have a awful headache and unfortunately I just ran out of pain pills. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      A headache can be caused by many things such as brain blood vessels expanding or contracting, caffeine withdrawal, and dehydration. Some things I do:
      Take a nap
      listen to calm music with no lyrics
      breathing exercises
      AND- now here is a nifty trick- There is a nerve in the meat below the webbing of your thumb and index finger. Feel for it by pinching with your opposing thumb and index finger (like the "okay" sign) with the thumb on top of your hand and your finger near your palm, You'll know when you find it cause you'll get a painful tingle. Simply pinch there as hard as you can for about forty-five second, or until your hand feels warm, or your headache goes away. Don't know why it works, but it does.

  36. QUESTION:
    What kind of headache is behind your eye?
    I have had a headache all morning and it's behind my eye. What kind is this?

    • ANSWER:
      Excess of liver fire can increase pressure.
      pl see what suits you.
      If you are in cold country use all warm things.
      Pl try cold water bath and observe if in hot country, if pain increases use warm.
      If you have cough/cold body hot water bath will help.
      Massage and exercise in front of morning sun is good thing, pl try.
      Pl try simple acupressure given below for immediate relief.
      If it fails you will have to go for Acupuncture.

      There is hardly any medicine for H/A OR MIGRAINE. Not only these but for RA, OA, Back ache, Ear ache/ringing, Stomach ache and almost all painful diseases. Hence they become chronic.

      Acidity, WORRY, sadness, excessive wind, cold , heat, sour food and sinusitis, constipation, intestinal inflammation; drug side effects, stress, bad smell, TV & COMPUTER SOMETIMES, Blockage in the flow of Vital Energy, BODY CONSTITUTION etc are their causes.
      None of them can be treated with medicine.
      Our 100% success in treating migraine &H/A confirms it.

      Acupuncture is the best treatment.
      I can treat it with naturopathy and YOG, but how can you manage pl see.

      Pain killers don't treat the pain but we loose the sense of pain for some time; in that duration our body itself treats sometime and credit goes to meds.
      The useless drugs have tremendous power of side effects like liver/kidney failures, ulcer, inflammation of intestines and lot more.

      Avoid late sleeping if possible; worry, tension, spicy foods, sour fruits, stale bakery foods, SMOKING and alcohole.

      Sweet foods, COCOANUT WATER,sweet fruits like dates, milk, rice, SPROUTS, SALADS and good sleep will help if cough is not there.

      But you try one herbal remedy- two drops of drumstick leaves' juice in opposite nostril if one side pains and both nostrils if full H/A will give you rescue. Betel leaf helps but it is very strong.

      If it is acute pl search a painful point (with round tipped pen/jimmy) 3-6 mm behind your thumb nail and press it, H/A will disappear within 30 seconds.

      For forehead/eye pain the points are in front of nails on the finger tips or 3-7 mm below.

      It may disappear naturally too.

      Source(s):
      SHREE SWASTHYAYOG TREATMENT, TRAINING & RESEARCH INSTITUTE
      R.H. 19, Jhulelal Society, Sector 2/E, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, INDIA.

  37. QUESTION:
    What is an excellent remedy for headache?
    My friend of mine often had a headache. She is 21 years old, small figure and usually works more than 10 hours a day because of load of works. She works in the office and rarely do exercise. Could it be a migraine?

    • ANSWER:
      time is one factor: often you get stressed by having the headache which means you cannot get rid of it. If you can, do something which is relatively distacting. If it involves natural light, open air and natural souinds all the better. I only get headaches for the last 3 years when I have to sit with all the computers in the office, doing nothing else and the coffee can't be helping me...

      Medically, if ibuprofen etc don't work for you either then ask your doctor. Personally I'll take a couple of aspirin once or twice a year when I have to and I trust them, unlike ibu which makes me feel it all too much!

  38. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any good headache Remedies?
    I've had a headache on and off for a few days. It feels like pressure in my head (I don't think it's sinus related). I took Advil and it's not working. What is something I can take that is stronger than Advil, or are there any other home remedies I can try?
    It's a headache with dizziness

    • ANSWER:
      If you really need relief asap, you can take up to 4 capsules of Advil at one time - when the dosage is 200mg, it's okay to take up to 800mg which is four tablets. That might cut the edge off . Try that a couple of times and see if that helps. You might want to try doing some neck muscle stretches to see if that doesn't bring some relief. http://www.howtostretch.com/neck.htm).

      Depending on where you live it is possible that your headache may be sinus related but not the usual. In the U.S. right now there are a lot of bad storms, which are low pressure systems. You can actually get pressure headaches from the low pressure system coming in - especially this time of year, when everyone has the heat on and the air indoors is so much drier.

  39. QUESTION:
    What can I take for a headache when I can't take any over the counter medicines?
    The only medicine that works is is Tylenol Three and I have taken enough that I am getting a rebound headache.

    Are there any natural remedies that anyone can suggest?

    • ANSWER:
      Lavender Essential Oil - One of the quickest and easiest ways to use lavender essential oil for headache relief is to put a few drops of Lavender essential oil on your fingertips and rub or massage it into your temples and/or base of your neck.

  40. QUESTION:
    What are some ways of getting rid of a headache?
    do u have any natural ways of getting rid of a headache?
    i have to work on a project at school and don't have any advils on me. have any specific methods worked?

    • ANSWER:
      Many, pl see what suits you.
      If you are in cold country use all warm things.
      Pl try cold water bath and observe if in hot country, if pain increases use warm.
      If you have cough/cold body hot water bath will help.
      Massage and exercise in front of morning sun is good thing, pl try.
      Pl try simple acupressure given below for immediate relief.
      If it fails you will have to go for Acupuncture.

      There is hardly any medicine for H/A OR MIGRAINE. Not only these but for RA, OA, Back ache, Ear ache/ringing, Stomach ache and almost all painful diseases. Hence they become chronic.

      Acidity, WORRY, sadness, excessive wind, cold , heat, sour food and sinusitis, constipation, intestinal inflammation; drug side effects, stress, bad smell, TV & COMPUTER SOMETIMES, Blockage in the flow of Vital Energy, BODY CONSTITUTION etc are their causes.
      None of them can be treated with medicine.
      Our 100% success in treating migraine &H/A confirms it.

      Acupuncture is the best treatment.
      I can treat it with naturopathy and YOG, but how can you manage pl see.

      Pain killers don't treat the pain but we loose the sense of pain for some time; in that duration our body itself treats sometime and credit goes to meds.
      The useless drugs have tremendous power of side effects like liver/kidney failures, ulcer, inflammation of intestines and lot more.

      Avoid late sleeping if possible; worry, tension, spicy foods, sour fruits, stale bakery foods, SMOKING and alcohole.

      Sweet foods, COCOANUT WATER,sweet fruits like dates, milk, rice, SPROUTS, SALADS and good sleep will help if cough is not there.

      But you try one herbal remedy- two drops of drumstick leaves' juice in opposite nostril if one side pains and both nostrils if full H/A will give you rescue. Betel leaf helps but it is very strong.

      If it is acute pl search a painful point (with round tipped pen/jimmy) 3-6 mm behind your thumb nail and press it, H/A will disappear within 30 seconds.

      For forehead/eye pain the points are in front of nails on the finger tips or 3-7 mm below.

      It may disappear naturally too.

      Source(s):
      SHREE SWASTHYAYOG TREATMENT, TRAINING & RESEARCH INSTITUTE
      R.H. 19, Jhulelal Society, Sector 2/E, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, INDIA.

  41. QUESTION:
    any home remedies for migraines that seriously work?
    I'm just looking for some simple remedies that will work on my head! thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      There is a designated acupressure point for headaches at the base of your skull. It is listed as GB20.
      Try putting a couple of tennis balls in a cotton sock, tie it off so they are snug to each other, and lay on it so that they are in the little hollow at the base of your skull, both sides.
      Do it when you don't have a headach so you know how it feels. Perhaps put it on a pillow first to reduce the pressure.

      Or take a couple of socks, put about 2 1/2" of rice in the toe portion, tie them off, cut off the extra, put them into the cotton sock, tie it off, etc. Then you can warm them in the microwave.

      Same thing can be done for tension headaches. I can stop a headache with thumb and forefinger at the base of the skull.

      Some people get relief from the migraine if they can halt it before it happens, by putting their feet in HOT water when they get the "aura" warning that they are gonna get one. Some quickly take a hot shower to change the hemodynamics.

      Others take an aspirin, which makes the platelets 'slippery', helps them go through the narrowed vessels.

      And remember that there are foods, such as chocolate, and MSG, that can cause them. Suggesting that you keep a food diary.

  42. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to get rid of a massive headache?
    I've had a massive headache for 2 days now and won't even go away for a minute. How long will it take to stop and what do I do to make it stop?

    • ANSWER:
      Try hot bath, massage, or some natural remedies. Check this out:
      http://healthmad.com/conditions-and-diseases/six-natural-methods-to-get-rid-of-a-headache/

  43. QUESTION:
    What is a quick way to get rid of a headache?
    I have a cold. I keep coughing and sneezing. All of that is putting pressure on my head. Any way to get rid of it? Please help! I also tend to get headaches, ALOT! I've heard its because all those muscles in my neck and head are tensing up, and that's what has been causing my headaches, I've tried what other people say, and it is just not seeming to work. Anything, I don't car how silly it is.

    • ANSWER:
      Try Excederin. Works wonders. Magnesium is good too. HEADACHE HOME REMEDY: Apply Lemongrass oil to your temples, base of neck and between the eyes. I actually just tried it and it works!

      Depending on how severe the headache is will determine how well this works I suppose. Go try it and good luck :)

  44. QUESTION:
    What are effective natural remedies for menstrual pain?
    I would like to know what herbal and dietary products are effective in reducing or eliminating menstrual pain. Serious, polite, constructive answers only please.
    P.S. If anyone knows of any over the counter remedies, feel free to mention them as well, but I am mainly interested in the ones previously specified.

    • ANSWER:
      Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex) - Vitex is a PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) and fertility herbal supplement. It is known to stimulate the release of LH and promote Ovulation. It has been known to bring on Ovulation sooner. It may help to restore or regulate periods. It helps to improve chances of conception. It can be purchased in tablet form, dried berry or tincture form. Side effects may include nausea, stomach upset, headache and/or allergic reaction

      Flax Seed Oil - Flax Seed Oil is one of nature’s greatest sources of omega-3 fatty acids, an essential fatty acid. It has shown to regulate steroid production, hormonal synthesis and nerve transmissions. It can help with infertility, pre-menstrual syndrome and irregular periods. Flax Seed Oil can spoil and should be kept refrigerated. Side effects may include diarrhea, gas and/or nausea. Should not be used with laxatives or stool softeners. People with inflammatory disease of the intestines, esophagus or stomach should use caution while using Flax Seed Oil.

      Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) - EPO aids in the production of fertile quality cervical mucus. EPO also helps to alleviate signs and symptoms of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome). Should only be taken from menstruation to ovulation because it can cause uterine contractions. Use caution if pregnant or lactating. Side effects may include headaches, nausea and/or diarrhea. Should not be used by people with Epilepsy or Schizophrenia.

      Here are a few!!

  45. QUESTION:
    How to prevent headache which is result of skipping meal?
    How I can skip the meal without any headache due to skipping of meal? Means what I should eat or drink instead of meal and also avoid headache.

    • ANSWER:
      Natural Remedies may solve Ur problem of Headache. As and when U skip a meal, just take any one of the three nutrition supplements.

      1.ALOE VERA JUICE:
      U may try aloe vera juice safely. Dosage: 30 ml. + 1 tsp of honey t.d.s.
      No trace of glucose in aloe vera juice.
      2.NONI [FRENCH FRUIT] JUICE: Doage 5 ml., t.d.s. in the first week. 10 ml, t.ds. in the second week and 15 ml., t.d.s., theereafter. Add double the quantity of water to each serving.
      3.WHEAT GRASS POWDER:
      Dosage: 1 tsp [3 gms.] of powder + 3 drops of honey with a cup of hot water in an empty stomach in the morning. For a day or two the patient may pass green stools to purge-out toxins. No worry.

  46. QUESTION:
    What are some good natural headache remedies?
    I could take ibuprofen or motrin but I prefer not to. What else that is natural could I take to help ease the pressure in my head?

    • ANSWER:
      Magnesium supplements help quite a bit. There is something called tissue salts, one of which is Mag Phos. I've found many of my customers have had better results with Mag Phos over pure Magnesium.

      Other than that, feverfew helps some. Gaba which is like a natural valium can help.

      Research Binaural Beats, they are audio programs that can alter the frequency of your brain waves and they can be VERY effective at reducing headaches and migranes very quickly. I use one called Brain Wave generator regularly.

  47. QUESTION:
    How to reduce Headache caused by hot weather?
    What is good for a hot weather induced headache other that drinking loads of water and taking paracetamol?

    Like eating fruits exp: what fruits?

    • ANSWER:
      try the following:

      Headache cures and massage

      There are also four other headache cures available that do not involve using medications and these include eyes area massage, eyes to nose massage, neck massage and scalp massage. each of these four methods of headache cure are natural and once they have been tried, the person should take deep breaths, lift their shoulders towards the ears for five to ten seconds to ease the pain and then drop them back to the normal position.
      Cure / get rid of headache without pills

      * Tip your head slowly to the sides and stretch out the muscles of the neck.
      * To massage the aching spots works temporarily if you also at the same time try to figure out where you got to relax in order to get rid of the pain more permanently.
      * Exercise. The human body needs physical work. Nothing is better against physical tension than running uphill a ski-slope for instance. Painful in the beginning but a pleasure after a while when you realize that you can make it - and to be able to run up a ski-slope is self-esteem and prestige everywhere.
      * Drink enough water - but not too much. Headache is also often a result of dehydration, but also the opposite, that some nowadays drink too much water and thus dilute the nutrient fluids in the body causing abstinence of sorts.

      Home remedies to cure headache

      acupressure: reduce headache pain by squeezing the web of skin between the thumb and pointer finger as hard as you can; or use both thumbs and apply pressure under the bony ridges at the back of the head

      meditate: imagine the pain flowing out of your head; you may combine this with the deep breathing exercise

      Use an ointment with heat(for example Ben-Gay or Icy Hot) and rub it on your forehead or base of your neck, wherever it hurts. It will burn slightly and give a warm feeling to your head

      Listen to relaxing music while you lie down

      Although not medically proven, you can try the following:

      B6 or B complex vitamins can prevent headaches or lessen their severity

      Two tablespoons brewer's yeast can cure headaches

      1200 milligrams of lecithin capsules daily can prevent migraines(cleck with physician before using)

      Peppermint Tea can calm you and ease the pain

  48. QUESTION:
    How long does the headache last with a spinal?
    I had a c-section on may 31 of this year. They gave me a spinal and I have had the worse headache since then. I didnt notice it as much when I was on the stronger pain killers, but now that I am off of them, it's horrible. How much longer will this last?

    • ANSWER:
      It is drug side effect.
      pl see what suits you.
      If you are in cold country use all warm things.
      Pl try cold water bath and observe if in hot country, if pain increases use warm.
      If you have cough/cold body hot water bath will help.
      Massage and exercise in front of morning sun is good thing, pl try.
      Pl try simple acupressure given below for immediate relief.
      If it fails you will have to go for Acupuncture.

      There is hardly any medicine for H/A OR MIGRAINE. Not only these but for RA, OA, Back ache, Ear ache/ringing, Stomach ache and almost all painful diseases. Hence they become chronic.

      Acidity, WORRY, sadness, excessive wind, cold , heat, sour food and sinusitis, constipation, intestinal inflammation; drug side effects, stress, bad smell, TV & COMPUTER SOMETIMES, Blockage in the flow of Vital Energy, BODY CONSTITUTION etc are their causes.
      None of them can be treated with medicine.
      Our 100% success in treating migraine &H/A confirms it.

      Acupuncture is the best treatment.
      I can treat it with naturopathy and YOG, but how can you manage pl see.

      Pain killers don't treat the pain but we loose the sense of pain for some time; in that duration our body itself treats sometime and credit goes to meds.
      The useless drugs have tremendous power of side effects like liver/kidney failures, ulcer, inflammation of intestines and lot more.

      Avoid late sleeping if possible; worry, tension, spicy foods, sour fruits, stale bakery foods, SMOKING and alcohole.

      Sweet foods, COCOANUT WATER,sweet fruits like dates, milk, rice, SPROUTS, SALADS and good sleep will help if cough is not there. If cough use steamed pulses, salads, sprouts, honey and dates, warm water.

      But you try one herbal remedy- two drops of drumstick leaves' juice in opposite nostril if one side pains and both nostrils if full H/A will give you rescue. Betel leaf helps but it is very strong.

      If it is acute pl search a painful point (with round tipped pen/jimmy) 3-6 mm behind your thumb nail and press it, H/A will disappear within 30 seconds.

      For forehead/eye pain the points are in front of nails on the finger tips or 3-7 mm below.

      It may disappear naturally too.

      Source(s):
      SHREE SWASTHYAYOG TREATMENT, TRAINING & RESEARCH INSTITUTE
      R.H. 19, Jhulelal Society, Sector 2/E, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, INDIA.

  49. QUESTION:
    what i can i do to keep my headaches from becoming migraines?
    when i get a headache it quickly grows into a migraine before the medicine can kick in and work. what can i do to prevent them from becoming migraines. they so bad sometime that they make me sick and i can't do anything but sleep in hopes of the pain lessening. i do take migraine medicine to help but sometimes the pills don't even work. any advice is welcome.

    • ANSWER:
      That's so bad. :(
      I used to suffer from severe migraines too. I found that taking medicines only made it worse in the long run. You should look up some home remedies for migraines, they are holistic & I'm sure they'll help.


headache remedies

Foods That Cure Yeast Infections

Women often face the problem of the vagina after childbirth or menopause or lost in some cases because of frequent sex. Tighten vaginal cream has become a popular remedy to tight the vagina because it is safe and convenient to use. Increasingly women are aware of the vagina attention these days. Every woman wants a vagina because the company helps to get more sexual pleasure, satisfy your partner and keep her feeling young.

It is important to keep the vagina in shape. A smaller and more like a vagina is more than an out of shape. When a vagina is firm, there is an increase in friction that can result in greater sexual experience, both the partners. Sometimes, women stop their felt deformed vagina ruins your sex life. Using a vaginal cream can improve the click stimulation vaginal orgasms, and delayed healing.

How do you know that your vagina was loose and needs attention? Well, there is no standard size for this part of the body and it varies from woman to woman. Your partner may be able to observe whether the firm and the vagina is normal or has changed. If he has no complaints, you can see for yourself some pointers. For example, if stimulated with ease and whether or not you can take your finger with your vaginal muscles. In general, the vagina is completely closed in normal state and open to sexual stimulation. If you are fully able to insert more than three fingers inside her vagina, then it might require additional attention.

All women deepest wish of his heart that your vagina remains tight, as throughout his life, but the aging process is bound to be heard in the body and the vagina is no exception and is one of the fastest aging body parts, as loosens in the very early thirties. The biggest problem with a loose vagina is the feeling of penetration is nearly cancel leaving the band members were dissatisfied and in the long term this situation may cause a problem and little desire for sex, sometimes problems in a relationship also might happen.

Women with a loose vagina also tend to have higher risk of urinary incontinence and vaginal odor. To further tighten the vagina, there are basically three methods i.e., surgery, herbal therapy and some exercises.

While surgery is a procedure very expensive and not everyone can afford to go to all in this article we will learn more about strengthening herbal creams and exercises useful for strengthening the vagina.

In the recent past vagina creams have gained great popularity among women because they are side effects and are very affordable. Applied before the sexual act and make the vagina tighter by increasing the sensation of penetration and make sex more enjoyable and pleasurable.

More benefits
Not only do these creams make the vagina narrower, but also help eliminate odor vaginal damage, as well as acting as a natural lubricant. Its use also helps to regulate the vagina regain its original shape and size.

Moreover, there are Kegel exercises or pelvic floor exercises, which are concentrated mainly in the process of relaxation of the pelvic muscle contraction and therefore a strengthening of their time and automatically makes the vagina more tight and tense.

The best way to vagina tightening is probably more quickly through the application of herbal vaginal creams along with regular exercise. This process helps in two ways into the vagina to fit increasingly strict as it was in teens age

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection inconspicuously?
    I am 16 am only have access to common household items. I need to cure this yeast infection which has not yet gotten bad.

    What are some main ways of going about this and how long will it take?

    • ANSWER:
      ....

      Before treating a yeast (candida) infection, you want to be sure it IS a yeast infection.
      See your doctor.
      If you are sure it is than the standard treatment is Monostat or Canesten- both available over the counter at your pharmacy. You can choose from various treatment methods: Tablets taken orally or creams applied vaginally. Treatment time varies from one day to six, depending on the method you choose.

      Check your local Natural food/health store about Acidophilus , (it's kept in the cooler) and other natural methods. Red juice (pomegranite, cranberry.etc.) gives relief. Put 'natural yeast cures' in your browser for many resources.
      Natural yogurt is a natural cure used to restore the proper balance of vaginal bacteria.

      Some foods and beverages that are high in yeast can aggravate candida.
      Soaking in the tub can aggravate candida.
      Yeast loves warm, moist environments so keep yourself cool and dry (cotton undies)

  2. QUESTION:
    If I recently cured a yeast infection but still have the same symptoms, is it okay to purchase more medicine?
    I recently had cured a yeast infection with the seven day cream, but the symptoms still proceed. I am sure it's a yeast infection due to the fact that when I got my recent pap done, the doctor only reported yeast. Is it okay to purchase more medicine?

    • ANSWER:
      I would see your doc. It might be something else or may need a different treatment.

      When you have a yest infection you need to avoid foods high in yeast like bread and vegemite. Eat lots of fresh fruit and veg to flush the yeast out of your system. You will need to treat your boyfriend too.

      For a natural cure, swallow a clove of garlic at night (cut into small pieces but don't chew, you won't get garlic breath if you don't chew). Mix acidophilus powder into juice and drink. You often have yeast in your mouth and don't know it.

      To avoid it happening again wear cotton nickers, use perfume free, soap free cleaner for down there.

      To alleviate symptoms have a warm bath. If you have essential oils add chamomile and bergamot.

      You can put aloe vera on your external areas affected, that really sooths.

      For internally you can use natural yogurt with a drop of tea tree and bergamot essential oils. Roll a tampon in this an insert. Change it every hour.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is a natural way of curing a yeast infection?
    Hiya peoples!
    Is there a natural way of curing a yeast infection in the genital area? The idea of shoving a pill up there...*shudder*

    I heard somewhere that you could eat yogurt or something, but I'm not sure.
    As in, without the pill round thing.

    • ANSWER:
      Natural live yoghurt can be used in two ways to deal with thrush: eating it and/or inserting it into your vagina. The key is not the yoghurt itself but the bacteria, lactobacillus acidophilus, in the yoghurt. This helps the body maintain, or regain, its natural pH level and keeps yeast under control.

      Eating yoghurt may help keep yeast levels low throughout the body, but particularly in the stomach and intestines. Because candida in the bowel can easily make its way to the vulva and vagina, keeping your digestive system clear of thrush may help prevent vaginal thrush.

      Inserting yoghurt into your vagina may also help restore your vaginal pH balance, but there is less scientific support for this method. If you want to give it a try, put one teaspoon of yoghurt in an applicator, a plastic syringe or on a tampon, and insert it high into your vagina. Repeat this every night for a week. It is important that you use only unsweetened, plain, live yoghurt.

      The active ingredient in this treatment, lactobacillus acidophilus, is also available at health food stores as a supplement on its own.

      Hope this is useful. For more ideas, check out this link. Good luck.

      http://altmedicine.about.com/od/healthconditionsqtoz/a/yeast_infection.htm

  4. QUESTION:
    How long do probiotics take to cure yeast infection?
    I brought some probiotics. They have 1 billion Lactobacillus acidophilus in each tablet and I'm taking them twice a day, I've stopped eating sugars and I'm also eating probiotic yogurt twice a day.

    It's been a week and I haven't really noticed a big change, how long will it take to cure the yeast infection? Is 1 billion enough?
    Thank you
    Yes, I'm pretty sure I have one, Nancy. Thanks for the advice! :)
    I did get my probiotics from a health food store, and they do require refrigeration.
    If it doesn't get better in a week, I will go to the doctors, but I wanted to see if probiotics would work first.

    • ANSWER:
      A billion is great. Double the dosage. No caffiene and cut back on breads. Make sure you have a bowel movement every day. Drink a lot of water. It usually takes a week. The probiotics are good for you but may not be a 100% cure and they are not always made the same. In fact there are cheap ones out there that aren't that good. I get the ones that are refrigerated in the health food store. Are you sure you have a yeast infection?
      Take some Vitamin C if you have it.

  5. QUESTION:
    How can I cure a yeast infection in my dog's ear?
    I have a shih tzu who has chronic yeast infections in his ear. The vet isn't helping. The infection keeps coming back. What are some natural remedies I could try?

    • ANSWER:
      Zymox Otic with hydrocortisone is an enzyme treatment. It treats yeast and bacterial infections. Available online without a prescription.
      Feeding a grain free food also helps.
      Blue Buffalo Wilderness, Taste of the Wild, Canidae grain free, Wellness Core are some good brands.
      Eliminate grain in treats.

  6. QUESTION:
    What stores in canada sell fresh, virgin, non-GMO, and unrefined coconut oil at?
    I read yesterday that unrefined coconut oil Can be used as personal lubricant, cure yeast infections as well as dry skin, and be used on ur skin and hair, As well as in cooking. Anyone use it? Where can i buy it? How well does it work?

    I live in Ottawa, Ontario.

    • ANSWER:
      I have seen it at GNC stores, and a good health food store will have it, and some Shoppers Drug Marts too, it all depends on the city you live in and what part of the country your in.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the best over the counter medicine to cure a yeast infection?
    I have a yeast infection & I won't it gone!! I have been taking acidophilus pills, is there anything else that I can take?

    • ANSWER:
      You may be experiencing the symptoms of candida (yeast) or something else, but what is clear is that your body (and perhaps your immune system) is telling you that it is out of balance.

      A traditional method of treating candida is to drink a glass of water with 3 tsp of apple cider vinegar prior to each meal. However this is more helpful as maintenance, not so much with a full blown infection.

      I suggest that you cut out all sugar (fruit, white sugar, fructose, etc) and processed food (ie white flour), and severely limit carbs/starch. This is what feeds the candida.

      The OTC methods will only take care of the problem temporarily and don't get to the root your problem.

      Try a gentle detox program such as the one by Wild Rose. It provides herbs that you take prior to each meal for a 2 week period which will rid your body of candida and other toxin while supporting your liver. It also provides a guideline for your diet during the 2 weeks with severe restrictions on carbs.

      This will help you to re-establish a healthy flora in your body, cleanse your liver so it can rid your body of toxins and start you on the path to healthier eating habits.

      If the problem continues, go to your primary care provider for a pap smear and swab for cultures.

      Best of luck!

  8. QUESTION:
    Should I insert yogurt into my vagina to cure a yeast infection?
    I am tired of OTC products, and at this point I am willing to try anything. I am having a recurring problem with yeast infections. They go away and come back. I dont even want to have intercourse. No more difuclan, no more creams, nothing works or helps me. I am currently eating 1-2 cups of yogurt a day right now, and that only helps with the discomfort of my vagina. It doesnt take the infection away. I am thinking about inserting the yogurt. I am fighting a losing battle with this thing. I so tired of it. I feel like it has taken over my life. Yes, there are more things much more serious but it is very uncomfortable and annoying. Any help. I appreciate all answers but, are there any women out there who has had battles with this? Thanks
    I have been to the gyn...I'm clear of everything. All STD'S everything.

    • ANSWER:
      they sell pills at the health food store
      are you puting the cream on your partner too....
      they say that drinking too much pop and
      eating too much bread can bring on yeast infections too

  9. QUESTION:
    What is a good way to cure a yeast infection? Is there an over-the counter pill instead of the cream?
    I don't have insurance, but I know that I have a yeast infection.

    • ANSWER:
      Yogurt with live cultures like bifidus and acidopholous etc is good (no sugar in it ). I have used probiotics from health food store (in refrigeration section) and they are good. Avoid sitting in damp clothes like swim suits or exercise clothes too.

      Meditator
      Yeast Infection Tips
      http://www.squidoo.com/Home-Cure-for-Yeast-Infection1

  10. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection?
    I have overactive yeast and I just recently got off of an antibiotic and I have a yeast infection. I have tried everything from diflucan to Monistat7. Ive ate yogurt and rubbed it on there. I have drank buttermilk and took a bath in it. Nothing has helped. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      As well as trying all the usual stuff like the diflucan and yoghurt etc...have you tried changing your diet? That's what a friend of mine had to do when she had the same problem as you. She left out as much dairy as possible and had to stop eating most fruit because the candida thrives on the sugar from it. Have a look at the site in the source box for a list of foods best avoided if you're having recurring 'yeast' issues. It's really quite interesting and hopefully it'll be helpful for you too!

      Here's a sample of what's on the site:

      The yeast infection diet calls for NO Fruits and fruit juices because of the sugar they contain except for:
      Green apples, berries, avocadoes, grapefruit, lemons, limes.

      NO Breaded Meats...All others ok .

      NO Egg substitutes...Eggs themselves are ok...organic is best since they contain the correct omega fatty acids ratio...with fertile if you can find them being the ideal.

      NO Margarine and butter substitutes.

      On the yeast infection diet, yogurt (especially made from goats or organic), cream cheese, sour cream made from real cream, unsweetened whipping cream, and butter are all ok.

      NO Potatoes and legumes on the yeast infection diet due to the high sugar starch content when digested (includes beans and peas).

      Fresh vegetables and freshly made vegetable juice ok.

      NO Coffee or tea (regular or decaf), NO Diet or regular sodas, Organic coffee or tea if you must in moderation.

      These are known foods which usually contain fungi in one form or another and when digested break down into simple sugars, which yeast, feeds on. There are also over 400 known fungi that can affect the health of the human body, so it is best to not introduce any of these other fungi into your body when fighting candida or yeast, give yourself the best chance you can.

      (One more handy tip I've learned is to iron your undies because the washing machine doesn't get rid of the yeast spores.)

  11. QUESTION:
    Are the pills to cure my yeast infection causing the breakthrough bleeding?
    I have had a yeast infection for about two weeks. Last week I got fluconazole to clear it up. I had sex with my boyfriend after I took the first dose. I took the second dose yesterday and then today I noticed vaginal bleeding. I'm on birth control pills and have never had spotting in between periods before. What is the cause? What should I be concerned about? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Andrea,

      Remember that antibiotics such as fluconazole will weaken the affects of your birth control and sometimes cause abnormal vaginal bleeding so do not take them at the same time. Fluconazole will also cause inflammation in your body and kill both good and bad bacterias which in return will weaken your immune system. When those good bacterias are missing, the candida (yeast) will cause a havoc in your body and lead to many issues including a yeast infection. You need not be concerned since this can be taken care of easily by taking a trip to your local health food store and getting the following items:

      1. Get organic coconut oil which cost about -7 dollars from a health food store and take 2 tablespoons of it every morning. It will help give relief from the inflammation caused by yeast (candida), externally and internally to your body.
      2. Get apple cider vinegar RAW. I would recommend the one from a company called braggs which is about dollars. Take 2 tablespoons of it the moment you wake up from bed and before you go to sleep. It helps encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, which in turn minimizes the overgrowth of candida and balances your body's pH level.
      3. Eat lots of leafy Green Veg's every time you are hungry.

  12. QUESTION:
    whats the best medicine to cure a yeast infection?
    i dont/cant do the yogurt tampon thing and i really dont want to stick garlic up myself...
    what is a good MEDICINE that will cure my yeast infection?
    also, i have celiac disease so anything w/ wheat/gluten wont work, nor will anything w/ milk/dairy because i am lactose intollerant also

    please let me know what you recommend...im dying of an itch :(
    whats a probiotic?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah, that's pretty nasty to put food stuff up there... I wouldn't want to try it myself.

      There are actually a few things that can help. First and foremost, get a good probiotic complex... and if you're lactose intolerant, look for one that says "dairy free" (or you can verify is dairy free... some have small amounts of milk) to be on the safe side. Also, You should try to get some Caprylic Acid (typically from Coconut Oil... I don't think there's any gluten in Coconuts, is there?) to help attack the yeast and some Grapefruit Seed Extract to help cleanse it from your system.

      Those three are going to help attack the yeast nicely, but even after it's gone, I would suggest to keep taking a probiotic daily (or at least a few times a week if you aren't able to take one daily for any reason) to help prevent the yeast from building up enough again.
      I would really recommend against using antibiotics for a yeast infection, too. Antibiotics may help to quickly attack the yeast, but it will also kill off the beneficial bacteria that helps to keep yeast at bay, so the yeast would easily come back shortly after in many cases. Along those same lines, after you take an antibiotic, make sure you take a probiotic to help replenish those organisms so you don't have to worry about getting yeast buildups afterward. Good luck!

  13. QUESTION:
    How to treat/cure a Yeast infection in my dogs ears?
    My pit bull mix keeps getting a yeast infection in her ears. I keep them VERY clean but for some reason it comes back every 4-6 weeks
    I am using Epi-Otic which I got from my vet for cleaning, and when she's tearing at her ears I use DV Max which is a prescription that I got from the vet, however even though it seems to work...after it clears up it starts all over again in a few weeks....by the way...thanks for the info you already sent and anymore that you do send is greatly appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      If your dog has a yeast infection in it's ear, it needs antibiotics.

      Sometimes ear infections will recur after successful treatment. Primary inhalant or food allergies causing secondary ear infections should be considered. But usually, with proper treatment, a yeast infection can be cleared up within two weeks.

      I have found that chronic ear infections ususally have some underlying cause.I don't know if your mixed pup is known to have an anatomy problem that contributes to ear infections, but that is always a possiblity. It is best to purchase a product from your veterinarian to clean out your dogs ears prior to placing the prescribed antibiotic drops in the ears, such as Epi-Otic. I have found that some medications don't work well in the presence of a lot of dirt or discharge. Keeping the hair plucked out of the ears also helps keeping the ears cleaner.

  14. QUESTION:
    Does the garlic trick really help to cure a yeast infection?
    I just got past having a UTI and now i have a yeast infection which i believe both came from having sex for my first time. A friend suggested the garlic idea to fight the YI...any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      no! garlic will not help you!!

      if you really want to get rid of yeast infection then you must follow these tips - they worked for me:

      1) Eat yogurt!!!! It contains helpful bacteria (live cultures, including acidophilus and bifidus) that destroy yeast. Use only plain yogurt with active cultures.

      2) Douche with a solution of 1 to 3 tbsp. vinegar in a quart of water. Repeat once a day while having symptoms, but no longer than a week.

      3) Decrease or eliminate sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth.

      4) Use a garlic clove as a suppository. Garlic contains a natural anti-fungal agent.

      5) Try gentian violet. It's a traditional remedy for yeast and other infections, and can be found in pharmacies. Swab the area with it once or twice a day. Make sure to use a thick pad - it stains everything.

      6) Use an herbal douche. Combine equal amounts of sage, raspberry and comfrey with 1/4 part goldenseal. This can be combined with cider vinegar.

      7) also you should use some herbal treatment. In that case Yeastrol is really good (probably the best) product that gets rid of yeast infection comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that it wont reappear again!
      And of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly). For me it worked very fast + I dont get yeast infections anymore (almost 2 years) ...

  15. QUESTION:
    What can I do to relieve a yeast infection?
    I have been on antibiotics and have gotten a yeast infection. I don't want to go to Walmart tonight because I live about 30 miles away.

    • ANSWER:
      Try anti fungal food like Cinnamon.

      You can get more alternative options for curing yeast infection at: http://www.curingyeastinfections.net/

  16. QUESTION:
    What to do about a mild yeast infection?
    I was recently put on a strong antibiotic for an extended period of time, and I noticed right around the end of my use that I had some strange vaginal discharge. I researched it and found out that antibiotics can cause yeast infections.
    I only had one day of the thick white discharge, and there was no smell. There is very, very little itching/burning, and when it is present, it's extremely tolerable. My question is whether I should let this continue to clear up on it's own (it's been maybe four days), and if so, what types of things should I do to help the process along? For example, I read that it's good to eat yogurt.
    I am not sexually active, so I can not possibly have an STD.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Caitlin

      it is never a good idea to let it clear on its own. So my advice would be to take action and do something about it, before it gets worse.

      Best thing to do is to go see a doctor about it, and tell her/him your symptoms.

      But, I never liked doctors, and I usually try to cure things naturally. Yes, yogurt can help a lot, so definitely start eating one yogurt a day. It is best to use a plain, unheated, low-fat yogurt. Make sure it doesn’t contain any additives, sugar, fruits or any flavors in it.

      You can use yogurt to spread it down there, around the affected area and on it as well. You will feel a great cooling effect, and the itch will be gone fast.

      Same with honey (organic one). Apply it to infected area, and it will help relieve the symptoms.

      Also, Garlic is very helpful for treating yeast infections.

      Try to stay away from red meat for a few days as well. Sugar is a big no no also, so try not to eat foods high in sugar (candy bars, cookies, things like that)

      Good luck!

  17. QUESTION:
    How to prevent from another yeast infection?
    Aloha there. I've had a yeast infection and it keeps coming and going but I tried curing it with a few medications that my grandmother adviced me. However I'm scared weather it might effect me seriously or anything like I was wondering weather I should tell my doctor and get some antibiotics to get it fully cured but I'm not sure.

    If you've had the same problem/know what to do please comment. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there's an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

      Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

      So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body relative to the good bacteria. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

      Oh and BTW - That's why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren't changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

      Oh BTW2 - That's also why many times you'll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off, and once again and you get a yeast infection.

      Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans

      Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold

      Changing your diet will definitely get you on the road to balancing the yeast and good bacteria, but what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution to help naturally speed up the process.

      I always feel if there's a natural way to do something, then it's best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

      There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.
      Best of Luck!

      Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

      If you're interesting in finding out more I've added a link that has some more info.

  18. QUESTION:
    how to cure of yeast infection ? I've had a very sore spot on the roof of my mouth for about a week now?
    how to cure of yeast infection ? I've had a very sore spot on the roof of my mouth for about a week now. It hurts when I eat anything that touches it. It hurts worse when I consume strong foods like: mustard, ketchup, salt ... etc. I don't know if I just hurt the roof of my mouth or if I actually have a yeast infection. I have no idea what would have caused this but its painful and I want it to go away. Any one got any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infection in the mouth and oral thrush are pretty common within a specific group of people and this group includes babies, people with diabetes, denture users, people that are undergoing chemotherapy or taking a course of antibiotics. People that have a weak immune system or eat a poor diet will also be more at risk of suffering from yeast infections including infection in the mouth.
      Yeast infection in the mouth can cause various symptoms. The most common symptom is a whitish patch, and these tend to bleed very easily when they are touched. It is very important not to touch the patches as this can make the wounds worse and can lead to more infection.

      there is a range of different treatments available for yeast infection in the mouth. It is very important that the causes are considered so that the it does not reoccur. If you normally wear dentures make sure that they fit properly. If you suffer from yeast infection due to diabetes it is very important that you seek medical advice on how best to treat it. If you suffer from thrush infections due to bad diet or bad feeding habits then seek advice on how to change these routines

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the signs of a yeast infection?
    What are the signs of a yeast infection?
    What are the signs of a yeast infection? What is a yeast infection?
    Im only 12. My vagina does itch, it doesnt really burn and i dont know what you mean by cloudy discharge?

    • ANSWER:
      The symptoms of a yeast infection can vary from person to person and as you mentioned, the itchyness is usually the most common (and annoying) one. I have experienced a wide range of symptoms whilst battling to shift my yeast infecton and it included acne, itchy genitals, smelly discharge and lack of energy.

      Dont panic, if it is a yeast infection there are some cures (the best of which can be found over at http://www.youryeastinfectioncured.com ) Maybe you would be better applying a cream to tackle the itching and just check with your health care provider.

      A lot of people your age deal with this type of thing and some experts beleive it to be related to diet. Do you eat a lot of fast food? chocolate? fizzy drinks? if so, just try and lay off it for a while and get your fruit and veg.

      If you want to ask me anything (as ive been there before) just pop me an email. Like I said, if you are really concerned then seek professional medical help - its not as scary as it seems!

      Good Luck!!!!

  20. QUESTION:
    How do you cure yeast infection?
    I'm asking because I have it. I'm positive. I have seen this book by Sarah Summer but I cannot purchase it as I have no access to any money as I'm not trusted with it, lol. But I really want to cure myself of this yeast infection. So, are there any home rememdies I can try that will get rid of it?
    I really recommend to hear from those who have had Yeast Infection.
    Thank you! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Slkj,

      I am sorry about your infection but do not worry because there are many remedies to resolve your yeast infection, but it is always good to get medical attention. However, you can take care of this infection on your own. It will require a trip to your local health food store and buy some items. Also you will need to change you diet for a limited time. Once you follow this, you will get rid of the infection and also candida ( yeast ) over-growth in your body:

      1. Choose cotton underwear and do not wear tight trousers (Moulds love warm, dark spaces with limited airflow).
      2. Avoid damp environments where airborne moulds are ever-present.
      3. Exercise everyday to relieve stress. Aerobic exercise is especially useful in treating candida as Candida and other fungi do not thrive in a high-oxygen environment. Also, fresh air and regular exercise have a positive effect on immunity.
      4. Cut all foods containing yeast including bread, pizza, crackers, pastries, muffins, mushrooms and ferments like soy sauce, cheese, tomato paste, beer and vinegar.
      5. Avoid refined carbohydrates as they are known to have a depressant effect on the immune system.
      6. Get organic coconut oil which cost about -7 dollars from a health food store and take 2 tablespoons of it every morning. It will help give relief from the inflammation caused by yeast (candida), externally and internally to your body.
      7. Get apple cider vinegar RAW. I would recommend the one from a company called Bragg's which is about dollars. Take 2 tablespoons of it the moment you wake up from bed and before you go to sleep. It helps encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, which in turn minimizes the overgrowth of candida and balances your body's pH level.
      8. Eat lots of leafy Green Veg's every time you are hungry.
      9. Get probiotics supplement which cost about 20-30 dollars. Use as directed
      10. AVOID ALL SUGAR BASED FOODS

      This will starve the candida and reduce you inflammation so the when you see the doctor on the 11th he will be able to help you recover more quickly. But please this will require effort on your part and since you did take action by seeking help I know you can do what i suggested above . I can tell you from personally experience that this WORKS because I have done this myself.

  21. QUESTION:
    How effective is over the counter yeast infection treatment?
    I have a yeast infection, but I don't have insurance so I can't go see a doctor.
    I was searching the net, & apparently there is a lot of controversy about Monistat, etc.
    I was just wondering if anyone has used an OTC treatment to cure the infection, and if so, which one?
    Thanks so much. :)

    • ANSWER:
      My doc told me (last time I had one) that the OTC is potentially better than the antiobiotic a doc would give. She instructed to me use one 3-7 day kit, then wait a week (no sex) and do another 3-7 day kit. There are also other methods that are supposed to be helpful at health food stores. Google for other ideas. ( I did not use the Monistat, I just got the store brand.) I dont like antibiotics and am against thier use unless absolutely no other way!!!

  22. QUESTION:
    How can I cure a yeast infection?
    I have a problem......
    I took some antibiotics about a week ago to treat tonsilitis, and now I think that I have a yeast infection. The only problem is my vag is super small/tight and nothing can go up there. plungers and stuff are out of the question as might be pills. Is there anything I can do at home that will get rid of this? i need help, im very uncomfortable here!!
    people suggest yogurt- how much do i need to eat? and when will it start to get better?

    • ANSWER:
      i have infact had this infection and here are some ways to help it go away

      Step 1 Eat yogurt. It contains helpful bacteria (live cultures, including acidophilus and bifidus) that destroy yeast. It also works when applied topically. Insert some into the vagina using a finger or plastic tampon applicator. Use only plain yogurt with active cultures.

      Step 2 Take lactobacillus/acidophilus supplements. Use according to the directions on the bottle.

      Step 3 Douche with a solution of 1 to 3 tbsp. vinegar in a quart of water. Repeat once a day while having symptoms, but no longer than a week.

      Step 4 Decrease or eliminate sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth.

      Step 5 Use a garlic clove as a suppository. Garlic contains a natural anti-fungal agent. Peel a fresh clove, wrap it in gauze and insert it into the vagina.

      Step 6 Try gentian violet. It's a traditional remedy for yeast and other infections, and can be found in pharmacies. Swab the area with it once or twice a day. Make sure to use a thick pad - it stains everything.

      Step 7 Use an herbal douche. Combine equal amounts of sage, raspberry and comfrey with 1/4 part goldenseal. This can be combined with cider vinegar.

      Step 8 Use an over-the-counter yeast infection remedy. Apply as directed.

  23. QUESTION:
    How effective is over the counter yeast infection treatment?
    I have a yeast infection, but I don't have insurance so I can't go see a doctor. I was searching the net, & apparently there is a lot of controversy about Monistat, etc. I was just wondering if anyone has used an OTC treatment to cure the infection, and if so, which one? Thanks so much. :)

    • ANSWER:
      My doc told me (last time I had one) that the OTC is potentially better than the antiobiotic a doc would give. She instructed to me use one 3-7 day kit, then wait a week (no sex) and do another 3-7 day kit. There are also other methods that are supposed to be helpful at health food stores. Google for other ideas. ( I did not use the Monistat, I just got the store brand.) I dont like antibiotics and am against thier use unless absolutely no other way!!! My girlfriend applied Yeastrol for Yeast Infection . It is really effective so if you like to try it, you can visit this site http://doiop.com/healyeast

  24. QUESTION:
    Tips on home remedy for yeast infection?
    Hello All, does anyone know any PROVEN home remedys that will cure a yeast infection. I dont want anything store brand just natural home remedys. Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Proven home remedies are:
      1)wearing clean cotton underwear
      2)drinking lots of water
      3)Eating yogurt

      But more importantly, not eating particular food groups might help you more. Yeast infection is caused by a change in harmones in our body. this could be due to pregnancy, stress or change in eating habits.

      While consulting a doctor is always a good idea, some more of the natural remedies which seem to have worked for others can be found at the source.

  25. QUESTION:
    How to control yeast Infection while pregnant?
    Is there anyway can i stop getting yeast infection?why pregnant womens are getting yeast infection,any reason for that?

    • ANSWER:
      pregnancy and thrush seem to go hand in hand. This is because of the changes that are experienced in the vaginal environment—especially during the last 3 months of pregnancy—when you are at your biggest and most uncomfortable!

      These changes to the acid and sugar levels are responsible for giving yeast a favourable place to grow and it won’t always be possible to prevent them. However, you can try to cut your risk of getting yeast infections during pregnancy by following a few simple suggestions.

      Keeping the area clean and dry is important to prevent yeast infection while pregnant or not because we want to make the area less appealing to the yeast. As well, eating a proper diet to help keep your immune system strong will help you in your fight against yeast infection during pregnancy and keep your baby healthy. Also, because you are at risk of chronic yeast infections during pregnancy, it is highly possible that you have passed it on to your partner if you are having sex. Therefore, having your partner get treatment is crucial in preventing passing it back and forth.

      There are several treatment options available, though you should seek a proper medical diagnosis before proceeding with any treatment when it comes to thrush and pregnancy. As well, you have to consider the health of your unborn child when treating thrush and pregnancy friendly options need to be sought.
      Some of the symptoms that may be present with a yeast infection include:

      -Vaginal burning, itching, redness and swelling
      - White, thick discharge that may be odourless or smell similar to baking yeast
      - Painful or frequent urination (as though you need more of that when pregnant!)

      When it comes to thrush and pregnancy; using a treatment that is applied externally offers the lowest risk, though most natural remedies have not shown a risk either. Try consuming foods that will help you get your body’s environment healthier to fight off yeast is your best bet. This can be done by consuming cranberries or concentrated cranberry capsules. As well, yogurt containing live cultures is seen as the best natural cure for yeast infection and can be taken orally or applied to the affected area to offer soothing relief and healing.

  26. QUESTION:
    is creamy yogurt can cure yeast infection?
    please try to help me, i have yeast infection. i buy yogurt and i buy yogurt was creamy yogurt. so i would to ask if that yogurt can cure yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      What helps in the yogurt is the probiotics, or "good bacteria."
      The more varieties of good bacterias listed and the less sugar the better. Sugar feeds the yeast (like making bread or sour dough starter). Lactobacillus acidophilus, as found in yogurt, is one of many good bacterias needed. The more organic and less sugar the better. Oganic have many varieties of good bacterias i.e. CascadeFresh by Cascade Farms has Activ8, 8 live cultures, Brown Cow and Horizon brands have 4-6. Ultraviolet light doesn't kill all the good bacterias in organic as heat pasteurized does in the non-organics. You'd have to eat alot though. (Read the ingredients and avoid aspartame, a sugar substitute found in the lights and low calorie yogurts. Aspartame can make it worse. Google it.) Best to go to a reputable nutrition store like GNC and get a bottle of probiotic capsules. This is also recommended to people who have had to take antibiotics, cold, sinus and other medications, digestive problems (IBS and high stomach acid kill good bacterias). Also google pH therapy. You tend to get yeast infections more when your body's pH is very acidic. Caffeines, sugars and fried or refined foods make you more acidic which is a better invironment for yeast and bad bacterias (like ones that cause ulcers) need to live in. Restrict these. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Another thing to get and try especially if you have burning or itching is cranberry concentrate (no sugar added). Don't drink cranberry juice which has too much sugar and again can feed the yeast. Cranberry also improves your pH and can also help those who get urinary tract infections. Hope this helps. best of luck to you ! :o)

  27. QUESTION:
    how to cure yeast infection without wasting money?
    my sister has been having Yeast Infection for a few years now and she's only 14 years old. Is there any way to cure it without wasting money on drugs that will never work?

    • ANSWER:
      There are some easy tips are mentioned to overcome the problems related to yeast infection.
      These include;
      1. Take Warm sitz baths, using herbs and teas can help relieve the itching and burning.
      2.Over the counter drugs can be used at times.
      3.Proper hygiene is a must and should be implemented.
      4.Cutting the conditions for the growth of yeasts by the elimination of immunosuppressive drugs and antibiotics (if you are taken), and dietary deprivation of the candida of those foods on which it is nourished and flourishes.
      5.Destruction of yeast proliferation in the body.
      6.Rebalancing and strengthening of the body's immune system for the restoration of proper function.
      7.Reduce stress, too much stress triggers yeast infections. Again, the immune system comes into play here. Since women do too much for their family and others, they need to address the issues of stress and relaxation.
      8. Avoid eating sugary foods that triggers these infections as well.

  28. QUESTION:
    how long does it take to cure a yeast infection?
    if i get medicine to start fixing my yeast infection how long will it take?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on a lot of variables, but if you work on rebalancing things by changing your diet while also doing a yeast infection treatment it will drastically diminish the time it takes to cure.

      Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there's an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

      Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

      So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body relative to the good bacteria. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

      Oh and BTW - That's why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren't changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

      Oh BTW2 - That's also why many times you'll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off, and once again and you get a yeast infection.

      Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans

      Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold

      Changing your diet will definitely get you on the road to balancing the yeast and good bacteria, but what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution to help naturally speed up the process.

      I always feel if there's a natural way to do something, then it's best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

      There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.
      Best of Luck!

      Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

      I added the link I used if you are interested in finding out more.

  29. QUESTION:
    Would it be safe for me to treat for a former yeast infection to make sure I cured it?
    I am not sure if I have got rid of my infection. And want to be sure I have. Would it hurt me to treat again for a yeast infection.

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on how you are treating it. If you are using an anti-fungal cream then it's possible you may allow the yeast to build a resistance to the treatment. I would also advise against the use of antibiotics. Antibiotics, by definition, are supposed to kill bacteria; in many situations, such as when you have a bacterial infection, that’s a good thing.

      But those antibiotics, while doing their job on one part of your body, can cause problems elsewhere: They could be destroying “good bacteria” in your vagina — bacteria that help to keep the body's natural yeast population in check. When the good bacteria are destroyed, yeast can multiply and potentially cause a yeast infection.

      Instead try the following:

      AVOID THE FOLLOWING FOODS:

      ALL fruit juices and canned fruit (too much sugar).
      ALL dried fruits (too much sugar).
      Very starchy vegetables (pumpkin, sweet corn, parsnip) – Avoid for the first few weeks, like fresh fruits.
      Frozen fruit, preserved fruits, canned fruits.
      Canned vegetables.
      White flours, white rice, white pasta.
      Potatoes (baked is generally OK, not mashed).
      White rice (stick with brown or wild rice).
      White pasta (stick with buckwheat pasta).
      Most all breads & pizza bases (avoid bread).
      Alcohol (can be especially a bad choice).
      Sugar, in any form, shape and quantity.
      Honey, molasses, rice syrup, maple syrup.

      1. Choose cotton underwear and do not wear tight trousers (Moulds love warm, dark spaces with limited airflow).

      2. Avoid damp environments where airborne moulds are ever-present.

      3. Exercise everyday to relieve stress. Aerobic exercise is especially useful in treating candida as Candida and other fungi do not thrive in a high-oxygen environment. Also, fresh air and regular exercise have a positive effect on immunity.

      4. Cut all foods containing yeast including bread, pizza, crackers, pastries, muffins, mushrooms and ferments like soy sauce, cheese, tomato paste, beer and vinegar.

      5. Avoid refined carbohydrates as they are known to have a depressant effect on the immune system.

      6. Get organic coconut oil which cost about -7 dollars from a health food store and take 2 tablespoons of it every morning. It will help give relief from the inflammation caused by yeast (candida), externally and internally to your body.

      7. Get apple cider vinegar RAW. I would recommend the one from a company called Bragg's which is about dollars. Take 2 tablespoons of it the moment you wake up from bed and before you go to sleep. It helps encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, which in turn minimizes the overgrowth of candida and balances your body's pH level.

      8. Eat lots of leafy Green Veg's every time you are hungry.

      9. Get probiotics supplement which cost about 20-30 dollars. Use as directed

      10. AVOID ALL SUGAR BASED FOODS

  30. QUESTION:
    Do over the counter yeast infections medicines work?
    My Doctor told me I'd get a yeast infection from this antibiotic I"m on and sure enough I am positive I have one. This is my first....will the over the counter yeast infection medicine like monastat 7 get rid of the infection?

    • ANSWER:
      The only sure way to get rid of yeast infection (Candida albicans) wherever it strikes in the body (and it can strike anywhere) is with grapefruit seed extract (GSE) and eliminating all sugars and yeast sources from your diet.

      GSE can be purchased in health food stores and is effective for myriads of problems. It is effective against bacteria, virus, fungus and more.

      There is a complete 7 week cure with GSE developed by a French medical doctor who got fed up with the incompetence of her colleagues and found her own cure (very precise) with this alternative OTC product.

      I can give it to you if you are interested. It lasts 7 weeks and is pretty strict, but it works!

  31. QUESTION:
    what vitamins can i take or what foods can i eat to prevent bacterial vaginal infections?
    i have been getting bv for the past few months and i am given metronidazole. which then gives me yeast infections but doesnt cure my bv.

    • ANSWER:
      The foods you eat have nothing to do with getting/preventing bacterial vaginosis. Avoid having multiple sex partners and douching.
      Also a compromised amune system. Those are known causes of BV.

  32. QUESTION:
    How to cure a Yeast Infection?
    From images and online symptoms I've safely diagnosed myself with a Yeast Infection. What can I take to cure it? What woulda doctor prescribe?

    • ANSWER:
      Chronic Yeast Infections

      Chronic yeast infections can be a recurring nightmare for some people. Despite the large variety of over the counter and prescription medicines available, they can be tricky conditions to overcome, and often recur without warning.

      Home remedies are generally sufficient to deal with infrequent yeast infections, but for chronic yeast infections they're generally best paired with specific medicines.

      You should be careful when self-treating, as with some substances – even ones that seem relatively harmless – side-effects can occur when taken in conjunction with other medications. As well, some remedies work perfectly well for some people, but will cause an allergic reaction or otherwise adverse effect in other people.

      In these cases where a person might be thinking about mixing remedies to cure cases of normal or chronic yeast infections, a medical practitioner should first be consulted. And a log of the different types of remedies should be kept, as this can help in the event that the person suffers from an adverse reaction to any of the medications.

      Chronic yeast infections occur for a number of reasons. One major cause is a weakened immune system, such as with people suffering from HIV or AIDS. If you suffer from recurring yeast infections, it's best that you consult your doctor to rule out the possibility of any contributing factors of a more serious nature.

      Having said this, though, of course a weakened immune system is far from the most common cause of chronic yeast infections. Antibiotics are another common cause – a simple, run-of-the-mill course of antibiotics is enough to kill off all the bacteria in your body, which is a prime environment for the rapid growth of yeast-infection bacteria.

      If you're going to be taking antibiotics, it's best to take preventative measures to reinforce the 'good' bacteria in your body, such as eating plenty of live yogurt (which contains live acidophilus bacteria cultures) and garlic, which stimulates your immune system and regulates the endocrine system (which is responsible for hormone distribution and regulation).

      Another factor for chronic yeast infections lies in stress, and the wrong diet. Stress is a great inhibitor and imbalancer of the normal bodily functionings even though people might not be aware of this. And when this is coupled with a steady diet consisting of all the “wrong” foods, conditions for chronic yeast infections to occur are ripe.

      Another common cause of chronic yeast infections in women is the ongoing use of 'feminine products' which include scent, flavorings, or colors. Even using soap to wash yourself is sometimes enough to spark off a yeast infection; ongoing use can cause chronic yeast infections. Steer away from douches, elaborate female washes, genital deodorants, and other chemical-based products. Simple, clean water is enough to wash yourself with – the vagina is self-cleaning.

      The only way to truly prevent chronic yeast infections is to take full stock of your lifestyle and to duly change it to reflect a healthier less stressful one, where infections are least likely to occur.

      For complete solution see here: http://yeastinfectiontreatment.4useful.com/

  33. QUESTION:
    What if I keep getting yeast infections?
    Okay so in spring break 2010 I got sugery and had to take antibiotics ad after I stopped taking them I got a yeast infection and I got treatment but ever since then they keep coming back. What does this mean?

    • ANSWER:
      Recurring yeast infections are a common problem in diabetics and in those who consume a high sugar diet. When you have more than four infections in a year, you have a condition known as recurring yeast infection. Birth control is one of the most common causes of recurring yeast infection in some women. Both in women and men, another cause of recurring yeast infection is food, especially sugars and sweet treats. If the level of these sugars are not controlled well and allowed to get high, you will likely experience recurring yeast infection.

      Moisture trapped around the vagina can also be the cause of recurring yeast infection. One of the last causes of recurring yeast infection is a change in the immune system. Women who have HIV are also at risk for recurring yeast infection. It is also important for recurring yeast infection sufferers to become familiar with the possible causes of their infections. For those with recurring yeast infections, the simple touch, tingle, or pain in the genital or pubic region can be the earliest alarm that the infection has returned. While many patients with recurring yeast infections are eventually placed on prescription medications, medical professionals are reluctant to use this course of treatment because of the possibility of becoming immune to the drug.

      It is often suggested that recurring yeast infections be treated by alternating over-the-counter medication for one course, and a prescription for the next. One of the most common prescriptions for stubborn or recurring yeast infections is Diflucan, in varying strengths as needed. When might a recurring yeast infection happen. For example, an individual taking doxycycline or tetracycline for the prevention of acne is at a higher risk for developing recurring yeast infections. The problem with conventional medicine is that it generally does not restore a healthy body ecology, allowing a recurring yeast infection. The antibiotics can kill the good along with the bad bacteria in your system allowing yeast infections to thrive and reoccur without proper prevention and treatment.

      Skin infections involving Candida species can become a recurring yeast infection whenever the conditions leading to the infection do not change. If those with recurring yeast infections of the skin do not keep the affected areas clean and dry, even after the infection is treated, recurrences are likely. Perhaps the most severe form of a recurring yeast infection is that which affects the bowels. Candida overgrowth in the colon may not affect the bowel function but, instead, provide a reservoir for recurring yeast infections in other body areas, especially in the urogenital tract.

      A proper diagnosis is very important to ensure you receive the most appropriate and effective treatment to cure your yeast infection. Some products merely relieve the symptoms, and others cure the infection. When choosing the treatment for your yeast infection, select a cure so you have the best chance to eliminate your yeast infection. If you're treating a yeast infection, you should abstain from sex during the course of the treatment and cure (about seven days). Prescribed medicines may cure yeast infection but if you experience recurring yeast infections don?t ignore it as it may lead to chronic yeast infection.

      Hope this helps.

  34. QUESTION:
    How do women get yeast infections ?
    How do women get yeast infections. Women that are not in a sexual relationship though.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast (candida) is almost always present in warm, moist tissues (like oral or vaginal cavity).It is only a problem when it overgrows and causes irritation. Here is more:

      What Causes a Yeast Infection?

      One of the best reasons to learn about the causes of yeast infection is so you can be alert for the symptoms and learn how to treat it early with over the counter cures for vaginal itching rather than later with strong drugs to prevent it from recurring. In women, yeast infections are the second most common reason for burning, an itch in the vagina, and vaginal discharge. There are a number of things that cause yeast infection and this article discusses these causes as well as how to treat a yeast infection.

      Top Rated Yeast Infection Cure for Men and Women

      Fungus Causes Yeast Infections

      The primary cause of yeast infection in woman is fungus - primarily Candida albicans. Along with some other types of bacteria, Candida albicans are usually present in small amounts in the vaginal area. However, the bacteria becomes a cause for concern when it multiples rapidly, becoming a yeast infection also known by the medical terms of candidiasis or monilia.

      Various Other Yeast Infection Causes

      Immune System: The biggest cause of rapid bacterial growth is the result of a lowered immune system. This occurs when you do too much, do not get enough sleep, or are sick. Reoccuring yeast infections can also be due to stress.

      Hormones: The body’s hormonal changes towards the end of the menstruation cycle can be another cause of vaginal yeast infection. Birth control and pregnancy are two other factors that could fall into the category of a yeast infection cause. In fact, during pregnancy, women can experience recurrent infections.

      Sex: While Candida infections are not usually thought of as sexually transmitted diseases, they can be passed onto your partner during sex through semen and other bodily fluids. Vaginal intercourse without adequate lubrication makes the situation worse.

      Antibiotics: Antibiotics are probably the leading cause of chronic yeast infection in American women. This happens with certain types of antibiotic or prolonged usage. Some women get yeast infections no matter what type of antibiotics they take or how long they use it. Unfortunately, there is no way of preventing an antibiotic-induced yeast infection. However, here are a number of treatments to take once it starts.

      Diabetes: Being diabetic or having elevated blood sugar levels can cause yeast to grow. This is primarily due to what is called uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.

      Factors That Encourage Yeast Infections

      Other situations may not be a direct cause but they may increase the likelihood of infection.

      * Hot, humid weather.
      * Tight or poorly ventilated clothing, including damp bathing suits or pantyhose.
      * Significant dietary changes, poor nutrition, and bad eating habits like junk food.
      * Frequent exposure to sperm and semen over a short period of time.
      * Douching washes away both healthy secretions and normal bacteria from the vagina.
      * Improper wiping from rear to front after using the toilet.
      * Sweating, which can also increase your pH level.
      * Menopause.
      * Some prescriptions, including those that contain steroids, such as Prednisone.
      * Poor personal hygiene.
      * Perfumed feminine hygiene sprays.
      * HIV infection.
      * Injuries.
      * Allergic reactions.

      http://www.symptoms-yeast-infection-treatment.com/yeast-infection-causes.html

      So - prevent it by keeping clean and dry (gentle washing, soap and water, NO DOUCHING! - and wearing cotton not too tight underwear, so that your vagina can clean and dry itself appropriately (discharge for cleaning, and air for drying)

  35. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to treat a yeast infection naturally?
    I have a yeast infection from taking some antibiotics and i was wondering if there was any way to cure it without more antibiotics or vaginal suppositories?

    • ANSWER:
      You should make sure it's a yeast infection first.

      Easy At-Home Methods to Rebalance the Vaginal Ph

      Insert unpasteurized, plain yogurt with a small spoon or spatula or vaginal cream applicator. Insert at night and wear a pad. Repeat for three to seven nights, until symptoms disappear. Douching with yogurt and water can help, too. It also helps to eat a lot of yogurt.

      "Paint" the vagina, cervix (you'll need a speculum) and vulva (outside area including the labia or "lips" of vagina) with gentian violet. It stains so you'll want to wear a pad. This usually works after one treatment.
      Insert a garlic suppository. Carefully peel one clove of garlic. Wrap in gauze and insert into the vagina. Leave in for up to twelve hours. Repeat as necessary. It also helps to eat a lot of garlic.

      Drink cranberry juice. Unsweetened is best.

      Insert Potassium Sorbate. This is used in home beer-making and can be found at wine-making stores. Dip a cotton tampon into a 3% solution (15 grams of Potassium Sorbate in one pint of water) and insert into the vagina at night. Remove in the morning.

      Drink or eat Acidophilus. It's available in powder or capsules in health food stores or found in some milk and yogurt products. (Read the label; some dairy products have added acidophilus.)

      Douche with a vinegar/water solution. One tablespoon of vinegar to one quart of water, once a day. Especially effective when used with yogurt suppositories.

      Good Luck!

  36. QUESTION:
    What yogurt to use to cure yeast infection? Can't find a sugar-free one..?
    I suffer from yeast infections and it's exhausting. I have heard women RAVE about using the tampon/yogurt trick. But they say to use a sugar-free yogurt. I cannot find this ANYWHERE! What specific brand do you use so I can try to find it? Monistat takes too long, and Vagisil burns like a blow torch.

    • ANSWER:
      Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there's an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

      Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

      So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body relative to the good bacteria. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

      Oh and BTW - That's why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren't changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

      Oh BTW2 - That's also why many times you'll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off, and once again and you get a yeast infection.

      Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans

      Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold

      Changing your diet will definitely get you on the road to balancing the yeast and good bacteria, but what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution to help naturally speed up the process.

      I always feel if there's a natural way to do something, then it's best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

      There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.
      Best of Luck!

      Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

      If you're interesting in finding out more I've added a link that has some more info.

  37. QUESTION:
    What Are All The Signs Of A Yeast Infection?
    I was wondering what the signs of a yeast infection are. Could you PLEASE give me the most detailed answer possible?
    btw, if u know any good websites for this, let me know plz!

    • ANSWER:
      Female and male yeast infection symptoms are quite alike; there is the same unbearable itch, the same painful burn when taking a leak, and the same white discharge that is almost like cottage cheese. But in men, the penile area can turn red, develop sores, and even have dry, cracking skin which makes the condition extremely painful.

      it is easy for men to get the infection. If the glans is often moist and warm (think inside your swimming trunks) the yeast has the perfect environment to develop. With men that are sexually active, they can get it from a partner that has a genital yeast infection, through oral sex from a person with thrush, or through anal sex with a partner that has a perianal yeast infection.

      Here some idea you can cure it keep yourself dry. Jock itch is a form of the infection and the best way to avoid that is to change your shorts when they get wet. Watch your sugar intake - yeast feeds on blood sugar and that gives them the food to go multiply. This doesn't just mean sweets; alcohol has a high sugar content, too. Be extra careful when you're sick and taking steroids or antibiotics. These meds mess up your immune system by killing all the bacteria in the body, including the good ones.

      I got an amazing resource that can help you understand what i am talking about in a lot more precise detail. I leave the link to this resource below if you are interested.

      Have a nice day and wish you the best Devon

  38. QUESTION:
    How can I help cure my yeast infection?
    I don't really have the money to be spending on monistat and stuff, so I was wondering if there's any natural way I can help get rid of this infection. It's pretty gross I've never had one before and it's bothering me. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Probiotics are a popular natural remedy for yeast infection. They are live microbial organisms that are naturally present in the digestive tract and vagina. Probiotics, sometimes referred to as "friendly" bacteria, suppress the growth of potentially harmful organisms such as Candida, which is why probiotic supplements have been explored as a natural remedy for yeast infection.

      The type of probiotic being studied for yeast infections is Lactobacillus, especially Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1, and Lactobacillus fermentum RC-14. In some studies, low levels of Lactobacilli in the vagina have been associated with yeast infection. These can be found in foods like yogurt.

      The essential oil tea tree oil, diluted and applied topically to the vaginal area, has shown some potential as a natural home remedy for yeast infection. A compound called terpinen-4-ol in tea tree oil appears to be responsible

  39. QUESTION:
    If i think I have a yeast infection can i just take the medication or do I have to get checked first?
    I am uncontrollably itchy in my vaginal region but that's the only symptom. I dont believe it could be an STD like crabs bc there's no hair down there. But I am sexually active so It could be a possibility. But I really think that it's a yeast infection, so if I juat got the medication and took it would it be safe? Or do I have to get checked first?

    • ANSWER:
      •A vaginal yeast infection is irritation of the vagina and the area around it called the vulva (vul-vuh). Yeast is a type of fungus. Yeast infections are caused by overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans. Small amounts of yeast are always in the vagina. But when too much yeast grows, you can get an infection.
      Yeast infections are very common. About 75 percent of women have one during their lives. And almost half of women have two or more vaginal yeast infections.
      The most common symptom of a yeast infection is extreme itchiness in and around the vagina. Other symptoms include:•burning, redness, and swelling of the vagina and the vulva •pain when passing urine •pain during sex •soreness•a thick, white vaginal discharge that looks like cottage cheese and does not have a bad smell •a rash on the vagina. Should I call my doctor if I think I have a yeast infection? Yes, you need to see your doctor to find out for sure if you have a yeast infection. The signs of a yeast infection are much like those of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like Chlamydia (KLUH-mid-ee-uh) and gonorrhea (gahn-uh-REE-uh). So, it's hard to be sure you have a yeast infection and not something more serious. How is a vaginal yeast infection diagnosed? Your doctor will do a pelvic exam to look for swelling and discharge. Your doctor may also use a swab to take a fluid sample from your vagina. A quick look with a microscope or a lab test will show if yeast is causing the problem. Why did I get a yeast infection? Many things can raise your risk of a vaginal yeast infection, such as: •stress •lack of sleep •illness •poor eating habits, including eating extreme amounts of sugary foods •pregnancy •having your period •taking certain medicines, including birth control pills, antibiotics, and steroids •diseases such as poorly controlled diabetes and HIV/AIDS •hormonal changes during your periods. Can I get a yeast infection from having sex? Yes, but it is rare. Most often, women don’t get yeast infections from sex. The most common cause is a weak immune system. How are yeast infections treated? Yeast infections can be cured with antifungal medicines that come as: •creams•tablets •ointments or suppositories that are inserted into the vagina. These products can be bought over the counter at the drug store or grocery store. Your doctor can also prescribe you a single dose of oral fluconazole (floo-con-uh-zohl). But do not use this drug if you are pregnant.
      Infections that don’t respond to these medicines are starting to be more common. Using antifungal medicines when you don't really have a yeast infection can raise your risk of getting a hard-to-treat infection in the future.
      Is it safe to use over-the-counter medicines for yeast infections? Yes, but always talk with your doctor before treating yourself for a vaginal yeast infection if you: •are pregnant •have never been diagnosed with a yeast infection
      •keep getting yeast infections. Studies show that two-thirds of women who buy these products don’t really have a yeast infection. Using these medicines the wrong way may lead to a hard-to-treat infection. Plus, treating yourself for a yeast infection when you really have something else may worsen the problem. Certain STIs that go untreated can cause cancer, infertility, pregnancy problems, and other health problems. If you decide to use these over-the-counter medicines, read and follow the directions carefully. Some creams and inserts may weaken condoms and diaphragms. If I have a yeast infection, does my sexual partner need to be treated? Yeast infections are not STIs, and health experts don’t know for sure if they are transmitted sexually. About 12 to 15 percent of men get an itchy rash on the penis if they have unprotected sex with an infected woman. If this happens to your partner, he should see a doctor. Men who haven’t been circumcised are at higher risk. Lesbians may be at risk for spreading yeast infections to their partner(s). If your female partner has any symptoms, she should also be tested and treated. How can I avoid getting another yeast infection? To help prevent vaginal yeast infections, you can:•avoid douches •avoid scented hygiene products like bubble bath, sprays, pads, and tampons •change tampons and pads often during your period •avoid tight underwear or clothes made of synthetic fibers •wear cotton underwear and pantyhose with a cotton crotch •change out of wet swimsuits and exercise clothes as soon as you can •avoid hot tubs and very hot baths. If you keep getting yeast infections, be sure and talk with your doctor.
      What should I do if I get repeat yeast infections? Call your doctor. About 5 percent of women get four or more vaginal yeast infections in 1 year. This is called recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC). RVVC is more common in women with diabetes or weak immune systems. Doctors most often treat this problem with antifungal medicine for up to 6 months.

  40. QUESTION:
    WHAT IS A GOOD CURE FOR YEAST INFECTION?
    I have reoccuring yeast infections, Does anybody know a good cure for a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      probiotics from a health food store

      Then its just a matter of cutting out foods that cause yeast in the body. Sounds simple but most people never think of it. Google "foods that cause yeast in the body"

  41. QUESTION:
    Natural ways to cure a yeast infection for men?
    Would pulling foreskin back and keeping it dry get rid of yeast infection? Are there any natural ways to get rid of yeast infection in men. thanks
    Krishna...thank you

    • ANSWER:
      "flour and water" << This is the worst advice I have ever seen given related to a yeast infection. ALL YEAST RELATED things should be avoided during a yeast infecion. By doing so you will only make matters worst. I have listed for what is required for you to do below. It will cost you a trip to the local health food store and a few bucks:

      1. Get organic coconut oil which cost about -7 dollars from a health food store and take 2 tablespoons of it every morning. It will help give relief from the inflammation caused by yeast (candida), externally and internally to your body.
      2. Get apple cider vinegar RAW. I would recommend the one from a company called Bragg's which is about dollars. Take 2 tablespoons of it the moment you wake up from bed and before you go to sleep. It helps encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, which in turn minimizes the overgrowth of candida and balances your body's pH level.
      3. Eat lots of leafy Green veg's every time you are hungry.
      4. Get probiotics supplement which cost about 20-30 dollars. Use as directed

      Doing so will get your candida under control and kill off your yeast infection. I have personally done this myself and IT DOES WORK. But you have to stick to it and not give into your cravings for sugars. Those cravings are not YOU but the candida. So control yourself at all cost.

  42. QUESTION:
    Time it takes to cure a vaginal yeast infection?
    I was recently diagnosed with my first yeast infection and was prescribed two Fluconazole pills. I took one two days ago and am today feeling symptoms again. I take the second pill tomorrow and am worried the symptoms are not going to go away. Has anyone else been on Fluconazole before and did it work for you? Any input it appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi chchchanning,

      Remember this is medicine and not magic. It will take time to see results. I highly recommend as of now that you do the following which will help you get rid of this infection much faster:

      1. No sugar, white pasta, pizza or bread
      2. No cake, bagels, chocolates or puddings
      3. No fruit, dried fruit, juices, coke or alcohol
      4. No cheese, sauces, milk

      Remember the following foods will only make matters worse so avoid those at all cost and do the following:

      1. Eat light and early
      2. Eat a lot of greens
      3. Eat some protein
      4. Eat minimal carbs

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the best solution to help a bladder problem?
    I don't have a UTI, yeast infection, any other infection, am not pregnant, and am not male and therefore don't have a prostate problem. I merely have problem that seems to've come up over the past two months in which I have a problem controlling my bladder. I don't have "accidents", but I'm always scared I might and have to use the bathroom extremely often. I've tried antibiotics and Detrol LA and neither have helped. I also do kegals regularly to tighten the bladder muscle but they don't seem to help either. Does anyone have any recommendations?

    • ANSWER:
      Treating bladder control problems.
      Your treatment will depend on the type of bladder control problem you have. Some treatments are simple. Others are more complicated. Your health care team may suggest one of the following treatments:
      Do-it-yourself treatments for bladder control problems:
      Pelvic muscle exercises
      You can learn simple exercises that can strengthen the muscles near the urethra. These are called pelvic muscle exercises or Kegel exercises and take only a few minutes a day.
      Bladder training
      You can train your bladder to hold urine better. Follow a timetable to store and release urine. You can also learn to decrease the urge to urinate.
      Weight loss.
      Sometimes extra weight causes bladder control problems. A good meal plan and exercise program can lead to weight loss.
      Food and drink.
      Some drinks and foods may make urine control harder. These include foods with caffeine (coffee, tea, cola, or chocolate) and alcohol. Your health care team can suggest how to change your diet for better bladder control.
      Muscle therapy for bladder control problems:
      Electrical stimulation
      Certain devices stimulate the muscles around the urethra. This makes the muscles stronger and tighter.
      Biofeedback
      This takes the guesswork out of pelvic muscle exercise. A therapist places a patch over the muscles. A wire connects the patch to a TV screen. You watch the screen to see if you are exercising the right muscles. The therapist will help you. Soon you learn to control these muscles without the patch or screen.
      Medical treatments for bladder control problems:
      Medicines
      Certain drugs can tighten or strengthen urethral and pelvic floor muscles. Other medicines can calm overactive bladder muscles.
      Surgery
      Some bladder control problems can be solved by surgery.
      Many different operations can improve bladder control. The operation depends on what is causing the problem. In most cases, the surgeon changes the position of the bladder and urethra. After the operation, the bladder control muscles work better.

      Soon, you will be able to buy new products. These products help control leaks. They do not cure the causes of bladder control problems.

  44. QUESTION:
    Does your vagina have to smell to have a yeast infection ?
    I have itching/burning/discharge/and irritation but the discharge doesn't smell at all I wanted to know

    Does the discharge have to smell in order for it to a yeast infection or it doesn't have to smell

    Please help me

    • ANSWER:
      No it does not.
      It could also be bacterial vaginosis. not a STD, need doctor to diagnosis.
      It could also be Chlamydia, Gonorrhea or Trichomonas. STDs. need doctor to diagnosis.

      Yeast infection info:
      About yeast infections: Your vagina in its normal state has healthy bacteria and bad bacteria. As long it stays balanced like that you have no problems. The balance can become unbalanced causing the bad bacteria to overgrow and multiply causing you to have yeast infection symptoms, itching, lots of discharge that over time increases and becomes clumpy. Things that can cause the bad bacteria to multiply is scented tampons, soapy soaks, soap in the area, tight underwear and pantyhose, very hot baths, high hormone birth control, taking antibiotics, uncontrolled diabetes, douching, low immune system, lack of lubrication (like with sex).

      You do not need to go to the doctor for a yeast infection. Many women do and I have no idea why. Why do a pelvic exam if you dont need to.

      For the itching buy Vagisil cream. They sell different types, regular, maximum etc. http://www.vagisil.com/vaginal-odor-anti… The Vagisil tube will last for several yeast infections.

      To treat the infection. You can buy products like Monistat or Vagistat etc. They sell different types, 1 day, 3 day, 7 day. That does not mean it cures in the number of day you pick, that is just how many days you treat it, it still has to run its course. Yeast infections take a week to cure.

      There are other things you can take to speed along the process. You can drink 100% cranberry juice but it has to be that and no sugar or sweeteners. I dont like to do that so I buy Cranberry tabs at the grocery or pharmacy vitamin isle. One bottle can treat several yeast infections.

      Also buy acidophilus lactobacillus (AL) in the grocery or pharmacy isle. Again one bottle can treat several yeast infections.

      Buy plain yogurt, This is a must to get better. Greek is better. No sugar, no fruit no sweeteners. It tastes like crap but this will really make you better. Buy a big tube and eat 3 big spoon fulls 3 times a day.

      Note yeast multiplies like crazy with yeast, so if you have a yeast infection avoid sugar drinks and foods.

      I personally do not like to take Monistat type products. They are expensive. I keep at my home cranberry tabs, acidophilus lactobacillus and Vagisil. That way if I ever get a yeast infection I have all the stuff I need to treat it at home. Then all I have to do is buy plain yogurt. For a yeast infection I take 2 cranberry tabs a day, 2 acidophillus lactobacillus a day, eat the yogurt as I stated above and put Vagisil on the outside for itching

      Also note before bed, soak in a cool bath so the area cools down, apply some Vagisil and you will sleep in peace no itching.

      Whether you treat with Monistat or my way you should see and feel improvement on a daily basis because the bad yeast bacterial should be lessening so your symptoms should be lessening. Your discharge should be less, itching should be less and discharge should be less clumpy on a daily basis. You should keep treating yourself for a week even if you are feeling better to make sure to treat it completely. If not and its getting worse then it may not be a yeast infection. It could be bacterial vaginosis, STD or STI. Bacterial vaginosis is that the bacteria that is multiplying is not yeast but a different strain of bacteria and unfortunately with that you do need to see a doctor because you need a prescription because no over the counter medications will help that. Bacterial vaginosis cause is just random. There is no reason yout get it, you just can. If its not BV then it could be a STD or STI but you are only 13 and not sexual yet so that wont apply to you now. However, when you do become sexually active you can give your boyfriend a yeast infection and if he does not treat his (again no doctor needed) then he could give it back to you.

  45. QUESTION:
    What can i do about this yeast infection?
    What can I eat & can NOT eat while having a yeast infection??
    please help I'm trying to get this cured as soon as possible.
    I've had it for four days now & it looks like its
    not getting better looking by at it & the feeling that comes with it.
    also, what can do for it not to hurt when i pee?
    your help is really appreciated!

    Thanks xo

    • ANSWER:
      There is medicine that you can take for it that you can buy at your local drug store such as Walgreen's, Wal-Mart and CVS stores, it normally clears up really quick in just a matter of a short few days. If that doesn't help, speak to your doctor.
      Foods:
      It is caused by a diet rich in carbohydrates, sugars, yeast products and acidic foods.
      Stay away from:
      -Alcohol - contains large amounts of both yeast and sugar
      -Hidden sweeteners in processed foods such as soups, artificial fruit juice, and cereals
      -Cakes, pastries, cookies, doughnuts, or other processed baked foods containing sugar
      -Vinegar
      -Canned tomatoes, mushrooms (all types), potato skins
      -Fruit- you should avoid all fruit because of the fructose natural sugar it contains
      Eat:
      -Veggies such as beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, green pepper, peas, parsley, radish, onion, spinach, asparagus, tomatoes (not canned)
      -Raw garlic and onions act as natural anti-fungal substances and should be eaten as much as possible
      -Complex carbohydrates in SMALL QUANTITIES ONLY such as rice and beans
      -Yogurts help replenish intestinal bacteria
      -Lemons and lime - very acidic, however, when broken down become alkaline in the body and help to balance your pH level
      -Free-range organic beef, chicken - they contain no antibiotics

      Hope this helps
      xx

  46. QUESTION:
    What are the food and drinks containing yeast?
    I have to avould all.of them for my medical condition.... yeast infection in my belly and mouth. :'(

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Zig,
      If you have a yeast infection you should be avoiding foods with large amounts of sugar in them not yeast.

      yeast infections are caused by Candida albicans, which, along with a few types of bacteria, are normally present in relatively small numbers in your crotch. Sometimes the yeast multiply rapidly and take over, causing a full-fledged yeast infection, or, in the heart-warming terminology of the medical establishment, candidiasis or monilia. This can be due to a change in the vaginal environment, injury, sexual transmission, or HIV. Common environmental disruptions that favor yeast include increased pH, increased heat and moisture, allergic reactions, elevated sugar levels, hormonal fluxes, and reductions in the populations of bacteria that are normally present. These can generally be traced to a few categories of culprits:

      ANTIBIOTICS are probably the leading cause of vaginal yeast infections in American women, and are a great example of the important principle that by using technology to solve problems, we create other problems. Say you take an antibiotic to cure your sinus infection. The antibiotic kills the unwanted bacteria in your sinuses, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in your crotch, upsetting the balance of your vaginal ecosystem, allowing the yeast to take over. (Antibacterial deodorant soap can have the same effect.) Most women have problems with only a few types of antibiotics, or with prolonged antibiotic treatment. Others get yeast infections every time they take antibiotics.

      CHEMICALS, such as inks, dyes, and perfumes, can upset the balance in your crotch or trigger allergic reactions that lead to yeast infections. The classic example is commercial douches, which have no benefits and are definitely harmful to the vaginal environment and your health. You know those odor-causing bacteria that their products help you get rid of? Well, they're the same bacteria that kill the yeast in your crotch! On top of that, soaps are not only disruptive to the vaginal environment, but can damage your mucus membranes. You should never soap your crotch. scented tampons or sanitary pads, or (heaven forbid) feminine deodorant sprays, can similarly trigger yeast infections.

      CONDOMS can promote yeast infections in two different ways. First, a lot of condoms come packaged with a lubricant that contains nonoxynol-9, a spermicide that may kill the HIV virus
      If you suspect this is your problem, try using a condom that doesn't have a spermicidal lubricant

      WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEM: woman with compromised immune systems due to HIV or Lyme disease are extremely prone to suffering from yeast infections. In addition to vaginal yeast infections, such people are particularly susceptible to thrush, a yeast infection of the throat, or esophageal yeast infections.

      Zig below is a link to my website there you can get all the help you need

  47. QUESTION:
    Have you ever taken Acidophilus capsules, in general or for infection?
    I've been living with a yeast infection for almost a month and it's been killing me!!
    I read online that if you take acidophilus capsules, it can cure an infection and keep it from coming back! Sounds like a miracle to me haha
    If you tried them, did they work?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to hear about your yeast infection. The probiotics (such as acidophilus capsules) are a good start, but you must get them from a trusted source and keep them in the fridge. They are living "good" bacteria and the longer you have them, the more die off.

      Here are some other natural alternatives to helping your yeast infection: https://www.msu.edu/user/eisthen/yeast/

      People get yeast overgrowth for many reasons, but the main ones are eating too much sugar and too many foods made with white flour. I would try cutting back on those, too, which will help. Hope you feel better soon--a month is a long time.

  48. QUESTION:
    What is the cheapest way to cure yeast infection in a dog's ears?
    Does anyone have any "home remedies"? I can't really afford to take her to the vet and get expensive medicine. I would appreciate any ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      I use Apple Cider Vinegar from the health food store. I use it straight and put it in a little cup and use a clean washcloth to dab in there. Ive also heard you can use an eyedropper with ACV {apple cider vinegar} and put 0ne or two drops in each ear-bi weekly. Check out the AWESOME website below that has many home-remedies for pet ailments!

  49. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever treated yeast with tea tree oil?
    Could a resistant vaginal yeast infection be treated with tea tree oil? Has anyone had any success with this?
    This yeast is really resistant and docs have not been able to help me. It is like they do not know what to do with it.

    • ANSWER:
      While Tea Tree Oil has anti-microbial properties, none of the literature I reviewed mentioned yeast infections. It may kill off the beneficial microbes as well, making it an inneffective yeast infection cure.

      The oldest remedy in the world for yeast infections may sound gross but it works. Plain unsweetened yogurt with live cultures is most effective for fighting a yeast infection. You can spoon in some yogurt or have fun with your partner to make sure it gets worked in well..

      Reducing sugar and carbohydrate intake is also helpful in combatting yeast infections.

      The human body lives in symbiosis with a number of beneficial bacteria that help us live a healthy life... If you have been on anti-biotics for any reason lately, that may have contributed to killing the beneficial bacteria that combat yeast infections. Eating yogurt is also beneficial.

      The live culture in yogurt is " Lactobacillus acidopholus" and will increase the acidity in the vagina, creating an environment the alkaline loving bacteria "candidiasis" that causes yeast infections, cannot survive in.

      Predisposing factors may contribute to ongoing yeast infections, such as diabetes or underlying environmental and metabolic factors.

      Wearing of pantyhose is believed to create highly favorable conditions for a vaginal infection. (Undyed cotton underwear is recommended).

      Vitamin deficiencies, notably of the B complex may also be responsible for infections that are difficult to eradicate.

      The most effective therapy seems to be a concentrated form of Lactobacillus acidophilus culture. Lactobacillus can be mixed with yogurt and introduced into the vagina in exactly the same way as anti-yeast medications, using an applicator. Health food stores or the Walmart vitamin section should have these live cultures available.

      Acid producing Lactobacillus acidophilus culture is normally found in the vagina with other microoganisms. You should try to strengthen the numbers of Lactobacilllus by any means.

      Anyways... this has always worked with my girlfriends that had yeast infections.

      Best of Luck

      Let me know how it goes...


foods that cure yeast infections

Foods That Help Cure Yeast Infections

My tummy gurgles all the time and has tons of gas bubbles all day I also have a whitish film on tongue is it yeast? If so how to get rid of it? I had all this for months now. Really want to know what foods will get rid of yeast infection in the mouth and tummy so I never have it again?

This is a question that you will see so many people ask on the net; especially those who are fighting with a yeast infection and want to know what foods will get rid of their yeast infection in the mouth and tummy. In this article I will try to give an answer to it, and also provide links to more advance resources you can use to cure your infection so it never comes back

If you have yeast infection, the best food to avoid is this: you should stay away from wheat and sugar. You should also consider checking with your doctor. You might have celiac disease which is a wheat and gluten intolerance. If you have a lot of yeast, you should be checked for diabetes. Don't let this go to far.

You can also buy a supplement at natural food stores called acidophilous - this is the natural "good" bacterium that is supposed to be living in our digestive systems. Sometimes we go way off balance (antibiotics is one common reason) so the bad bacteria takes over. Put the good stuff back in charge! Acidophilous should be refrigerated so it stays alive, if the store doesn't have it refrigerated, get it somewhere else.

You also need to improve your digestion. A good pro biotic is the answer. Take a look in the past! Did you take some antibiotics in the last couple of years? One of the best probiotic is Dr. Ohhira's Probiotic 24+ can be found on line.

There are also natural remedies which you can try out. Natural remedies are by far my best option for treating yeast infection since they have no side effects. Good natural fungicides: Cinnamon capsules, oregano capsules, Olive leaf extract. Grapefruit seed extract. All can be found at health stores.

Also as foods that will get rid of yeast infection in the mouth and tummy, allergy could be Dairy products, Eggs, peanuts (including peanut butter) white flour and sugar. Stay off of these for a week and see if you feel better.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection inconspicuously?
    I am 16 am only have access to common household items. I need to cure this yeast infection which has not yet gotten bad.

    What are some main ways of going about this and how long will it take?

    • ANSWER:
      ....

      Before treating a yeast (candida) infection, you want to be sure it IS a yeast infection.
      See your doctor.
      If you are sure it is than the standard treatment is Monostat or Canesten- both available over the counter at your pharmacy. You can choose from various treatment methods: Tablets taken orally or creams applied vaginally. Treatment time varies from one day to six, depending on the method you choose.

      Check your local Natural food/health store about Acidophilus , (it's kept in the cooler) and other natural methods. Red juice (pomegranite, cranberry.etc.) gives relief. Put 'natural yeast cures' in your browser for many resources.
      Natural yogurt is a natural cure used to restore the proper balance of vaginal bacteria.

      Some foods and beverages that are high in yeast can aggravate candida.
      Soaking in the tub can aggravate candida.
      Yeast loves warm, moist environments so keep yourself cool and dry (cotton undies)

  2. QUESTION:
    If I recently cured a yeast infection but still have the same symptoms, is it okay to purchase more medicine?
    I recently had cured a yeast infection with the seven day cream, but the symptoms still proceed. I am sure it's a yeast infection due to the fact that when I got my recent pap done, the doctor only reported yeast. Is it okay to purchase more medicine?

    • ANSWER:
      I would see your doc. It might be something else or may need a different treatment.

      When you have a yest infection you need to avoid foods high in yeast like bread and vegemite. Eat lots of fresh fruit and veg to flush the yeast out of your system. You will need to treat your boyfriend too.

      For a natural cure, swallow a clove of garlic at night (cut into small pieces but don't chew, you won't get garlic breath if you don't chew). Mix acidophilus powder into juice and drink. You often have yeast in your mouth and don't know it.

      To avoid it happening again wear cotton nickers, use perfume free, soap free cleaner for down there.

      To alleviate symptoms have a warm bath. If you have essential oils add chamomile and bergamot.

      You can put aloe vera on your external areas affected, that really sooths.

      For internally you can use natural yogurt with a drop of tea tree and bergamot essential oils. Roll a tampon in this an insert. Change it every hour.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is a natural way of curing a yeast infection?
    Hiya peoples!
    Is there a natural way of curing a yeast infection in the genital area? The idea of shoving a pill up there...*shudder*

    I heard somewhere that you could eat yogurt or something, but I'm not sure.
    As in, without the pill round thing.

    • ANSWER:
      Natural live yoghurt can be used in two ways to deal with thrush: eating it and/or inserting it into your vagina. The key is not the yoghurt itself but the bacteria, lactobacillus acidophilus, in the yoghurt. This helps the body maintain, or regain, its natural pH level and keeps yeast under control.

      Eating yoghurt may help keep yeast levels low throughout the body, but particularly in the stomach and intestines. Because candida in the bowel can easily make its way to the vulva and vagina, keeping your digestive system clear of thrush may help prevent vaginal thrush.

      Inserting yoghurt into your vagina may also help restore your vaginal pH balance, but there is less scientific support for this method. If you want to give it a try, put one teaspoon of yoghurt in an applicator, a plastic syringe or on a tampon, and insert it high into your vagina. Repeat this every night for a week. It is important that you use only unsweetened, plain, live yoghurt.

      The active ingredient in this treatment, lactobacillus acidophilus, is also available at health food stores as a supplement on its own.

      Hope this is useful. For more ideas, check out this link. Good luck.

      http://altmedicine.about.com/od/healthconditionsqtoz/a/yeast_infection.htm

  4. QUESTION:
    How long do probiotics take to cure yeast infection?
    I brought some probiotics. They have 1 billion Lactobacillus acidophilus in each tablet and I'm taking them twice a day, I've stopped eating sugars and I'm also eating probiotic yogurt twice a day.

    It's been a week and I haven't really noticed a big change, how long will it take to cure the yeast infection? Is 1 billion enough?
    Thank you
    Yes, I'm pretty sure I have one, Nancy. Thanks for the advice! :)
    I did get my probiotics from a health food store, and they do require refrigeration.
    If it doesn't get better in a week, I will go to the doctors, but I wanted to see if probiotics would work first.

    • ANSWER:
      A billion is great. Double the dosage. No caffiene and cut back on breads. Make sure you have a bowel movement every day. Drink a lot of water. It usually takes a week. The probiotics are good for you but may not be a 100% cure and they are not always made the same. In fact there are cheap ones out there that aren't that good. I get the ones that are refrigerated in the health food store. Are you sure you have a yeast infection?
      Take some Vitamin C if you have it.

  5. QUESTION:
    How can I cure a yeast infection in my dog's ear?
    I have a shih tzu who has chronic yeast infections in his ear. The vet isn't helping. The infection keeps coming back. What are some natural remedies I could try?

    • ANSWER:
      Zymox Otic with hydrocortisone is an enzyme treatment. It treats yeast and bacterial infections. Available online without a prescription.
      Feeding a grain free food also helps.
      Blue Buffalo Wilderness, Taste of the Wild, Canidae grain free, Wellness Core are some good brands.
      Eliminate grain in treats.

  6. QUESTION:
    What stores in canada sell fresh, virgin, non-GMO, and unrefined coconut oil at?
    I read yesterday that unrefined coconut oil Can be used as personal lubricant, cure yeast infections as well as dry skin, and be used on ur skin and hair, As well as in cooking. Anyone use it? Where can i buy it? How well does it work?

    I live in Ottawa, Ontario.

    • ANSWER:
      I have seen it at GNC stores, and a good health food store will have it, and some Shoppers Drug Marts too, it all depends on the city you live in and what part of the country your in.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the best over the counter medicine to cure a yeast infection?
    I have a yeast infection & I won't it gone!! I have been taking acidophilus pills, is there anything else that I can take?

    • ANSWER:
      You may be experiencing the symptoms of candida (yeast) or something else, but what is clear is that your body (and perhaps your immune system) is telling you that it is out of balance.

      A traditional method of treating candida is to drink a glass of water with 3 tsp of apple cider vinegar prior to each meal. However this is more helpful as maintenance, not so much with a full blown infection.

      I suggest that you cut out all sugar (fruit, white sugar, fructose, etc) and processed food (ie white flour), and severely limit carbs/starch. This is what feeds the candida.

      The OTC methods will only take care of the problem temporarily and don't get to the root your problem.

      Try a gentle detox program such as the one by Wild Rose. It provides herbs that you take prior to each meal for a 2 week period which will rid your body of candida and other toxin while supporting your liver. It also provides a guideline for your diet during the 2 weeks with severe restrictions on carbs.

      This will help you to re-establish a healthy flora in your body, cleanse your liver so it can rid your body of toxins and start you on the path to healthier eating habits.

      If the problem continues, go to your primary care provider for a pap smear and swab for cultures.

      Best of luck!

  8. QUESTION:
    Should I insert yogurt into my vagina to cure a yeast infection?
    I am tired of OTC products, and at this point I am willing to try anything. I am having a recurring problem with yeast infections. They go away and come back. I dont even want to have intercourse. No more difuclan, no more creams, nothing works or helps me. I am currently eating 1-2 cups of yogurt a day right now, and that only helps with the discomfort of my vagina. It doesnt take the infection away. I am thinking about inserting the yogurt. I am fighting a losing battle with this thing. I so tired of it. I feel like it has taken over my life. Yes, there are more things much more serious but it is very uncomfortable and annoying. Any help. I appreciate all answers but, are there any women out there who has had battles with this? Thanks
    I have been to the gyn...I'm clear of everything. All STD'S everything.

    • ANSWER:
      they sell pills at the health food store
      are you puting the cream on your partner too....
      they say that drinking too much pop and
      eating too much bread can bring on yeast infections too

  9. QUESTION:
    What is a good way to cure a yeast infection? Is there an over-the counter pill instead of the cream?
    I don't have insurance, but I know that I have a yeast infection.

    • ANSWER:
      Yogurt with live cultures like bifidus and acidopholous etc is good (no sugar in it ). I have used probiotics from health food store (in refrigeration section) and they are good. Avoid sitting in damp clothes like swim suits or exercise clothes too.

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      Yeast Infection Tips
      http://www.squidoo.com/Home-Cure-for-Yeast-Infection1

  10. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection?
    I have overactive yeast and I just recently got off of an antibiotic and I have a yeast infection. I have tried everything from diflucan to Monistat7. Ive ate yogurt and rubbed it on there. I have drank buttermilk and took a bath in it. Nothing has helped. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      As well as trying all the usual stuff like the diflucan and yoghurt etc...have you tried changing your diet? That's what a friend of mine had to do when she had the same problem as you. She left out as much dairy as possible and had to stop eating most fruit because the candida thrives on the sugar from it. Have a look at the site in the source box for a list of foods best avoided if you're having recurring 'yeast' issues. It's really quite interesting and hopefully it'll be helpful for you too!

      Here's a sample of what's on the site:

      The yeast infection diet calls for NO Fruits and fruit juices because of the sugar they contain except for:
      Green apples, berries, avocadoes, grapefruit, lemons, limes.

      NO Breaded Meats...All others ok .

      NO Egg substitutes...Eggs themselves are ok...organic is best since they contain the correct omega fatty acids ratio...with fertile if you can find them being the ideal.

      NO Margarine and butter substitutes.

      On the yeast infection diet, yogurt (especially made from goats or organic), cream cheese, sour cream made from real cream, unsweetened whipping cream, and butter are all ok.

      NO Potatoes and legumes on the yeast infection diet due to the high sugar starch content when digested (includes beans and peas).

      Fresh vegetables and freshly made vegetable juice ok.

      NO Coffee or tea (regular or decaf), NO Diet or regular sodas, Organic coffee or tea if you must in moderation.

      These are known foods which usually contain fungi in one form or another and when digested break down into simple sugars, which yeast, feeds on. There are also over 400 known fungi that can affect the health of the human body, so it is best to not introduce any of these other fungi into your body when fighting candida or yeast, give yourself the best chance you can.

      (One more handy tip I've learned is to iron your undies because the washing machine doesn't get rid of the yeast spores.)

  11. QUESTION:
    Are the pills to cure my yeast infection causing the breakthrough bleeding?
    I have had a yeast infection for about two weeks. Last week I got fluconazole to clear it up. I had sex with my boyfriend after I took the first dose. I took the second dose yesterday and then today I noticed vaginal bleeding. I'm on birth control pills and have never had spotting in between periods before. What is the cause? What should I be concerned about? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Andrea,

      Remember that antibiotics such as fluconazole will weaken the affects of your birth control and sometimes cause abnormal vaginal bleeding so do not take them at the same time. Fluconazole will also cause inflammation in your body and kill both good and bad bacterias which in return will weaken your immune system. When those good bacterias are missing, the candida (yeast) will cause a havoc in your body and lead to many issues including a yeast infection. You need not be concerned since this can be taken care of easily by taking a trip to your local health food store and getting the following items:

      1. Get organic coconut oil which cost about -7 dollars from a health food store and take 2 tablespoons of it every morning. It will help give relief from the inflammation caused by yeast (candida), externally and internally to your body.
      2. Get apple cider vinegar RAW. I would recommend the one from a company called braggs which is about dollars. Take 2 tablespoons of it the moment you wake up from bed and before you go to sleep. It helps encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, which in turn minimizes the overgrowth of candida and balances your body's pH level.
      3. Eat lots of leafy Green Veg's every time you are hungry.

  12. QUESTION:
    whats the best medicine to cure a yeast infection?
    i dont/cant do the yogurt tampon thing and i really dont want to stick garlic up myself...
    what is a good MEDICINE that will cure my yeast infection?
    also, i have celiac disease so anything w/ wheat/gluten wont work, nor will anything w/ milk/dairy because i am lactose intollerant also

    please let me know what you recommend...im dying of an itch :(
    whats a probiotic?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah, that's pretty nasty to put food stuff up there... I wouldn't want to try it myself.

      There are actually a few things that can help. First and foremost, get a good probiotic complex... and if you're lactose intolerant, look for one that says "dairy free" (or you can verify is dairy free... some have small amounts of milk) to be on the safe side. Also, You should try to get some Caprylic Acid (typically from Coconut Oil... I don't think there's any gluten in Coconuts, is there?) to help attack the yeast and some Grapefruit Seed Extract to help cleanse it from your system.

      Those three are going to help attack the yeast nicely, but even after it's gone, I would suggest to keep taking a probiotic daily (or at least a few times a week if you aren't able to take one daily for any reason) to help prevent the yeast from building up enough again.
      I would really recommend against using antibiotics for a yeast infection, too. Antibiotics may help to quickly attack the yeast, but it will also kill off the beneficial bacteria that helps to keep yeast at bay, so the yeast would easily come back shortly after in many cases. Along those same lines, after you take an antibiotic, make sure you take a probiotic to help replenish those organisms so you don't have to worry about getting yeast buildups afterward. Good luck!

  13. QUESTION:
    How to treat/cure a Yeast infection in my dogs ears?
    My pit bull mix keeps getting a yeast infection in her ears. I keep them VERY clean but for some reason it comes back every 4-6 weeks
    I am using Epi-Otic which I got from my vet for cleaning, and when she's tearing at her ears I use DV Max which is a prescription that I got from the vet, however even though it seems to work...after it clears up it starts all over again in a few weeks....by the way...thanks for the info you already sent and anymore that you do send is greatly appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      If your dog has a yeast infection in it's ear, it needs antibiotics.

      Sometimes ear infections will recur after successful treatment. Primary inhalant or food allergies causing secondary ear infections should be considered. But usually, with proper treatment, a yeast infection can be cleared up within two weeks.

      I have found that chronic ear infections ususally have some underlying cause.I don't know if your mixed pup is known to have an anatomy problem that contributes to ear infections, but that is always a possiblity. It is best to purchase a product from your veterinarian to clean out your dogs ears prior to placing the prescribed antibiotic drops in the ears, such as Epi-Otic. I have found that some medications don't work well in the presence of a lot of dirt or discharge. Keeping the hair plucked out of the ears also helps keeping the ears cleaner.

  14. QUESTION:
    Does the garlic trick really help to cure a yeast infection?
    I just got past having a UTI and now i have a yeast infection which i believe both came from having sex for my first time. A friend suggested the garlic idea to fight the YI...any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      no! garlic will not help you!!

      if you really want to get rid of yeast infection then you must follow these tips - they worked for me:

      1) Eat yogurt!!!! It contains helpful bacteria (live cultures, including acidophilus and bifidus) that destroy yeast. Use only plain yogurt with active cultures.

      2) Douche with a solution of 1 to 3 tbsp. vinegar in a quart of water. Repeat once a day while having symptoms, but no longer than a week.

      3) Decrease or eliminate sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth.

      4) Use a garlic clove as a suppository. Garlic contains a natural anti-fungal agent.

      5) Try gentian violet. It's a traditional remedy for yeast and other infections, and can be found in pharmacies. Swab the area with it once or twice a day. Make sure to use a thick pad - it stains everything.

      6) Use an herbal douche. Combine equal amounts of sage, raspberry and comfrey with 1/4 part goldenseal. This can be combined with cider vinegar.

      7) also you should use some herbal treatment. In that case Yeastrol is really good (probably the best) product that gets rid of yeast infection comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that it wont reappear again!
      And of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly). For me it worked very fast + I dont get yeast infections anymore (almost 2 years) ...

  15. QUESTION:
    What can I do to relieve a yeast infection?
    I have been on antibiotics and have gotten a yeast infection. I don't want to go to Walmart tonight because I live about 30 miles away.

    • ANSWER:
      Try anti fungal food like Cinnamon.

      You can get more alternative options for curing yeast infection at: http://www.curingyeastinfections.net/

  16. QUESTION:
    How do you treat a male yeast infection?
    Im pretty sue my Partner has a yeast infection but he has no symptoms, how does he treat the infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Natural Male Yeast Infection Treatment
      Natural cure options are safe to use and fast at healing this condition. A natural way to cure male yeast infection is vinegar. One has to just apply it on the affected area to get relief from itchiness. Vinegar is generally mixed with water for the treatment of male yeast infection. It is very much capable to relieve the soreness and itching associated with this infection. Another effective treatment popular among patients is essential oil, especially tea tree oil. In order to use tea tree oil, it is first diluted and then applied generously on the infected portion of the body.

      Garlic is also considered a natural remedy for male yeast infection. Gently rubbing a clove of garlic on the affection portion daily for 4 - 5 days is sure to provide immense relief. Soaps, particularly those that contain strong chemicals should never be used as these personal care products are known to worsen the condition. Herbs such as black walnut, licorice and chamomile are an effective remedy for yeast infection in male. These herbs can either be eaten or applied directly to the affected part of the body as a paste.

      Change in Diet
      Certain dietary changes such as avoiding foods that contain yeast is essential as they can worsen the yeast infection. Cranberry juice is also helpful to treat male yeast infection. One can drink this juice until the symptoms clear away. Daily intake of fresh clove of garlic is beneficial as it is a powerful healing agent and helps to reduce symptoms of yeast infection. Doctors often recommend that men suffering from yeast infection should include yogurt in their diet to accelerate the healing process.

  17. QUESTION:
    What to do about a mild yeast infection?
    I was recently put on a strong antibiotic for an extended period of time, and I noticed right around the end of my use that I had some strange vaginal discharge. I researched it and found out that antibiotics can cause yeast infections.
    I only had one day of the thick white discharge, and there was no smell. There is very, very little itching/burning, and when it is present, it's extremely tolerable. My question is whether I should let this continue to clear up on it's own (it's been maybe four days), and if so, what types of things should I do to help the process along? For example, I read that it's good to eat yogurt.
    I am not sexually active, so I can not possibly have an STD.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Caitlin

      it is never a good idea to let it clear on its own. So my advice would be to take action and do something about it, before it gets worse.

      Best thing to do is to go see a doctor about it, and tell her/him your symptoms.

      But, I never liked doctors, and I usually try to cure things naturally. Yes, yogurt can help a lot, so definitely start eating one yogurt a day. It is best to use a plain, unheated, low-fat yogurt. Make sure it doesn’t contain any additives, sugar, fruits or any flavors in it.

      You can use yogurt to spread it down there, around the affected area and on it as well. You will feel a great cooling effect, and the itch will be gone fast.

      Same with honey (organic one). Apply it to infected area, and it will help relieve the symptoms.

      Also, Garlic is very helpful for treating yeast infections.

      Try to stay away from red meat for a few days as well. Sugar is a big no no also, so try not to eat foods high in sugar (candy bars, cookies, things like that)

      Good luck!

  18. QUESTION:
    How to prevent from another yeast infection?
    Aloha there. I've had a yeast infection and it keeps coming and going but I tried curing it with a few medications that my grandmother adviced me. However I'm scared weather it might effect me seriously or anything like I was wondering weather I should tell my doctor and get some antibiotics to get it fully cured but I'm not sure.

    If you've had the same problem/know what to do please comment. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there's an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

      Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

      So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body relative to the good bacteria. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

      Oh and BTW - That's why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren't changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

      Oh BTW2 - That's also why many times you'll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off, and once again and you get a yeast infection.

      Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans

      Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold

      Changing your diet will definitely get you on the road to balancing the yeast and good bacteria, but what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution to help naturally speed up the process.

      I always feel if there's a natural way to do something, then it's best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

      There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.
      Best of Luck!

      Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

      If you're interesting in finding out more I've added a link that has some more info.

  19. QUESTION:
    how to cure of yeast infection ? I've had a very sore spot on the roof of my mouth for about a week now?
    how to cure of yeast infection ? I've had a very sore spot on the roof of my mouth for about a week now. It hurts when I eat anything that touches it. It hurts worse when I consume strong foods like: mustard, ketchup, salt ... etc. I don't know if I just hurt the roof of my mouth or if I actually have a yeast infection. I have no idea what would have caused this but its painful and I want it to go away. Any one got any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infection in the mouth and oral thrush are pretty common within a specific group of people and this group includes babies, people with diabetes, denture users, people that are undergoing chemotherapy or taking a course of antibiotics. People that have a weak immune system or eat a poor diet will also be more at risk of suffering from yeast infections including infection in the mouth.
      Yeast infection in the mouth can cause various symptoms. The most common symptom is a whitish patch, and these tend to bleed very easily when they are touched. It is very important not to touch the patches as this can make the wounds worse and can lead to more infection.

      there is a range of different treatments available for yeast infection in the mouth. It is very important that the causes are considered so that the it does not reoccur. If you normally wear dentures make sure that they fit properly. If you suffer from yeast infection due to diabetes it is very important that you seek medical advice on how best to treat it. If you suffer from thrush infections due to bad diet or bad feeding habits then seek advice on how to change these routines

  20. QUESTION:
    What are the signs of a yeast infection?
    What are the signs of a yeast infection?
    What are the signs of a yeast infection? What is a yeast infection?
    Im only 12. My vagina does itch, it doesnt really burn and i dont know what you mean by cloudy discharge?

    • ANSWER:
      The symptoms of a yeast infection can vary from person to person and as you mentioned, the itchyness is usually the most common (and annoying) one. I have experienced a wide range of symptoms whilst battling to shift my yeast infecton and it included acne, itchy genitals, smelly discharge and lack of energy.

      Dont panic, if it is a yeast infection there are some cures (the best of which can be found over at http://www.youryeastinfectioncured.com ) Maybe you would be better applying a cream to tackle the itching and just check with your health care provider.

      A lot of people your age deal with this type of thing and some experts beleive it to be related to diet. Do you eat a lot of fast food? chocolate? fizzy drinks? if so, just try and lay off it for a while and get your fruit and veg.

      If you want to ask me anything (as ive been there before) just pop me an email. Like I said, if you are really concerned then seek professional medical help - its not as scary as it seems!

      Good Luck!!!!

  21. QUESTION:
    How do you cure yeast infection?
    I'm asking because I have it. I'm positive. I have seen this book by Sarah Summer but I cannot purchase it as I have no access to any money as I'm not trusted with it, lol. But I really want to cure myself of this yeast infection. So, are there any home rememdies I can try that will get rid of it?
    I really recommend to hear from those who have had Yeast Infection.
    Thank you! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Slkj,

      I am sorry about your infection but do not worry because there are many remedies to resolve your yeast infection, but it is always good to get medical attention. However, you can take care of this infection on your own. It will require a trip to your local health food store and buy some items. Also you will need to change you diet for a limited time. Once you follow this, you will get rid of the infection and also candida ( yeast ) over-growth in your body:

      1. Choose cotton underwear and do not wear tight trousers (Moulds love warm, dark spaces with limited airflow).
      2. Avoid damp environments where airborne moulds are ever-present.
      3. Exercise everyday to relieve stress. Aerobic exercise is especially useful in treating candida as Candida and other fungi do not thrive in a high-oxygen environment. Also, fresh air and regular exercise have a positive effect on immunity.
      4. Cut all foods containing yeast including bread, pizza, crackers, pastries, muffins, mushrooms and ferments like soy sauce, cheese, tomato paste, beer and vinegar.
      5. Avoid refined carbohydrates as they are known to have a depressant effect on the immune system.
      6. Get organic coconut oil which cost about -7 dollars from a health food store and take 2 tablespoons of it every morning. It will help give relief from the inflammation caused by yeast (candida), externally and internally to your body.
      7. Get apple cider vinegar RAW. I would recommend the one from a company called Bragg's which is about dollars. Take 2 tablespoons of it the moment you wake up from bed and before you go to sleep. It helps encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, which in turn minimizes the overgrowth of candida and balances your body's pH level.
      8. Eat lots of leafy Green Veg's every time you are hungry.
      9. Get probiotics supplement which cost about 20-30 dollars. Use as directed
      10. AVOID ALL SUGAR BASED FOODS

      This will starve the candida and reduce you inflammation so the when you see the doctor on the 11th he will be able to help you recover more quickly. But please this will require effort on your part and since you did take action by seeking help I know you can do what i suggested above . I can tell you from personally experience that this WORKS because I have done this myself.

  22. QUESTION:
    How effective is over the counter yeast infection treatment?
    I have a yeast infection, but I don't have insurance so I can't go see a doctor.
    I was searching the net, & apparently there is a lot of controversy about Monistat, etc.
    I was just wondering if anyone has used an OTC treatment to cure the infection, and if so, which one?
    Thanks so much. :)

    • ANSWER:
      My doc told me (last time I had one) that the OTC is potentially better than the antiobiotic a doc would give. She instructed to me use one 3-7 day kit, then wait a week (no sex) and do another 3-7 day kit. There are also other methods that are supposed to be helpful at health food stores. Google for other ideas. ( I did not use the Monistat, I just got the store brand.) I dont like antibiotics and am against thier use unless absolutely no other way!!!

  23. QUESTION:
    How can I cure a yeast infection?
    I have a problem......
    I took some antibiotics about a week ago to treat tonsilitis, and now I think that I have a yeast infection. The only problem is my vag is super small/tight and nothing can go up there. plungers and stuff are out of the question as might be pills. Is there anything I can do at home that will get rid of this? i need help, im very uncomfortable here!!
    people suggest yogurt- how much do i need to eat? and when will it start to get better?

    • ANSWER:
      i have infact had this infection and here are some ways to help it go away

      Step 1 Eat yogurt. It contains helpful bacteria (live cultures, including acidophilus and bifidus) that destroy yeast. It also works when applied topically. Insert some into the vagina using a finger or plastic tampon applicator. Use only plain yogurt with active cultures.

      Step 2 Take lactobacillus/acidophilus supplements. Use according to the directions on the bottle.

      Step 3 Douche with a solution of 1 to 3 tbsp. vinegar in a quart of water. Repeat once a day while having symptoms, but no longer than a week.

      Step 4 Decrease or eliminate sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth.

      Step 5 Use a garlic clove as a suppository. Garlic contains a natural anti-fungal agent. Peel a fresh clove, wrap it in gauze and insert it into the vagina.

      Step 6 Try gentian violet. It's a traditional remedy for yeast and other infections, and can be found in pharmacies. Swab the area with it once or twice a day. Make sure to use a thick pad - it stains everything.

      Step 7 Use an herbal douche. Combine equal amounts of sage, raspberry and comfrey with 1/4 part goldenseal. This can be combined with cider vinegar.

      Step 8 Use an over-the-counter yeast infection remedy. Apply as directed.

  24. QUESTION:
    How effective is over the counter yeast infection treatment?
    I have a yeast infection, but I don't have insurance so I can't go see a doctor. I was searching the net, & apparently there is a lot of controversy about Monistat, etc. I was just wondering if anyone has used an OTC treatment to cure the infection, and if so, which one? Thanks so much. :)

    • ANSWER:
      My doc told me (last time I had one) that the OTC is potentially better than the antiobiotic a doc would give. She instructed to me use one 3-7 day kit, then wait a week (no sex) and do another 3-7 day kit. There are also other methods that are supposed to be helpful at health food stores. Google for other ideas. ( I did not use the Monistat, I just got the store brand.) I dont like antibiotics and am against thier use unless absolutely no other way!!! My girlfriend applied Yeastrol for Yeast Infection . It is really effective so if you like to try it, you can visit this site http://doiop.com/healyeast

  25. QUESTION:
    Tips on home remedy for yeast infection?
    Hello All, does anyone know any PROVEN home remedys that will cure a yeast infection. I dont want anything store brand just natural home remedys. Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Proven home remedies are:
      1)wearing clean cotton underwear
      2)drinking lots of water
      3)Eating yogurt

      But more importantly, not eating particular food groups might help you more. Yeast infection is caused by a change in harmones in our body. this could be due to pregnancy, stress or change in eating habits.

      While consulting a doctor is always a good idea, some more of the natural remedies which seem to have worked for others can be found at the source.

  26. QUESTION:
    How to control yeast Infection while pregnant?
    Is there anyway can i stop getting yeast infection?why pregnant womens are getting yeast infection,any reason for that?

    • ANSWER:
      pregnancy and thrush seem to go hand in hand. This is because of the changes that are experienced in the vaginal environment—especially during the last 3 months of pregnancy—when you are at your biggest and most uncomfortable!

      These changes to the acid and sugar levels are responsible for giving yeast a favourable place to grow and it won’t always be possible to prevent them. However, you can try to cut your risk of getting yeast infections during pregnancy by following a few simple suggestions.

      Keeping the area clean and dry is important to prevent yeast infection while pregnant or not because we want to make the area less appealing to the yeast. As well, eating a proper diet to help keep your immune system strong will help you in your fight against yeast infection during pregnancy and keep your baby healthy. Also, because you are at risk of chronic yeast infections during pregnancy, it is highly possible that you have passed it on to your partner if you are having sex. Therefore, having your partner get treatment is crucial in preventing passing it back and forth.

      There are several treatment options available, though you should seek a proper medical diagnosis before proceeding with any treatment when it comes to thrush and pregnancy. As well, you have to consider the health of your unborn child when treating thrush and pregnancy friendly options need to be sought.
      Some of the symptoms that may be present with a yeast infection include:

      -Vaginal burning, itching, redness and swelling
      - White, thick discharge that may be odourless or smell similar to baking yeast
      - Painful or frequent urination (as though you need more of that when pregnant!)

      When it comes to thrush and pregnancy; using a treatment that is applied externally offers the lowest risk, though most natural remedies have not shown a risk either. Try consuming foods that will help you get your body’s environment healthier to fight off yeast is your best bet. This can be done by consuming cranberries or concentrated cranberry capsules. As well, yogurt containing live cultures is seen as the best natural cure for yeast infection and can be taken orally or applied to the affected area to offer soothing relief and healing.

  27. QUESTION:
    is creamy yogurt can cure yeast infection?
    please try to help me, i have yeast infection. i buy yogurt and i buy yogurt was creamy yogurt. so i would to ask if that yogurt can cure yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      What helps in the yogurt is the probiotics, or "good bacteria."
      The more varieties of good bacterias listed and the less sugar the better. Sugar feeds the yeast (like making bread or sour dough starter). Lactobacillus acidophilus, as found in yogurt, is one of many good bacterias needed. The more organic and less sugar the better. Oganic have many varieties of good bacterias i.e. CascadeFresh by Cascade Farms has Activ8, 8 live cultures, Brown Cow and Horizon brands have 4-6. Ultraviolet light doesn't kill all the good bacterias in organic as heat pasteurized does in the non-organics. You'd have to eat alot though. (Read the ingredients and avoid aspartame, a sugar substitute found in the lights and low calorie yogurts. Aspartame can make it worse. Google it.) Best to go to a reputable nutrition store like GNC and get a bottle of probiotic capsules. This is also recommended to people who have had to take antibiotics, cold, sinus and other medications, digestive problems (IBS and high stomach acid kill good bacterias). Also google pH therapy. You tend to get yeast infections more when your body's pH is very acidic. Caffeines, sugars and fried or refined foods make you more acidic which is a better invironment for yeast and bad bacterias (like ones that cause ulcers) need to live in. Restrict these. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Another thing to get and try especially if you have burning or itching is cranberry concentrate (no sugar added). Don't drink cranberry juice which has too much sugar and again can feed the yeast. Cranberry also improves your pH and can also help those who get urinary tract infections. Hope this helps. best of luck to you ! :o)

  28. QUESTION:
    how to cure yeast infection without wasting money?
    my sister has been having Yeast Infection for a few years now and she's only 14 years old. Is there any way to cure it without wasting money on drugs that will never work?

    • ANSWER:
      There are some easy tips are mentioned to overcome the problems related to yeast infection.
      These include;
      1. Take Warm sitz baths, using herbs and teas can help relieve the itching and burning.
      2.Over the counter drugs can be used at times.
      3.Proper hygiene is a must and should be implemented.
      4.Cutting the conditions for the growth of yeasts by the elimination of immunosuppressive drugs and antibiotics (if you are taken), and dietary deprivation of the candida of those foods on which it is nourished and flourishes.
      5.Destruction of yeast proliferation in the body.
      6.Rebalancing and strengthening of the body's immune system for the restoration of proper function.
      7.Reduce stress, too much stress triggers yeast infections. Again, the immune system comes into play here. Since women do too much for their family and others, they need to address the issues of stress and relaxation.
      8. Avoid eating sugary foods that triggers these infections as well.

  29. QUESTION:
    how long does it take to cure a yeast infection?
    if i get medicine to start fixing my yeast infection how long will it take?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on a lot of variables, but if you work on rebalancing things by changing your diet while also doing a yeast infection treatment it will drastically diminish the time it takes to cure.

      Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there's an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

      Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

      So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body relative to the good bacteria. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

      Oh and BTW - That's why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren't changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

      Oh BTW2 - That's also why many times you'll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off, and once again and you get a yeast infection.

      Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans

      Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold

      Changing your diet will definitely get you on the road to balancing the yeast and good bacteria, but what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution to help naturally speed up the process.

      I always feel if there's a natural way to do something, then it's best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

      There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.
      Best of Luck!

      Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

      I added the link I used if you are interested in finding out more.

  30. QUESTION:
    Would it be safe for me to treat for a former yeast infection to make sure I cured it?
    I am not sure if I have got rid of my infection. And want to be sure I have. Would it hurt me to treat again for a yeast infection.

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on how you are treating it. If you are using an anti-fungal cream then it's possible you may allow the yeast to build a resistance to the treatment. I would also advise against the use of antibiotics. Antibiotics, by definition, are supposed to kill bacteria; in many situations, such as when you have a bacterial infection, that’s a good thing.

      But those antibiotics, while doing their job on one part of your body, can cause problems elsewhere: They could be destroying “good bacteria” in your vagina — bacteria that help to keep the body's natural yeast population in check. When the good bacteria are destroyed, yeast can multiply and potentially cause a yeast infection.

      Instead try the following:

      AVOID THE FOLLOWING FOODS:

      ALL fruit juices and canned fruit (too much sugar).
      ALL dried fruits (too much sugar).
      Very starchy vegetables (pumpkin, sweet corn, parsnip) – Avoid for the first few weeks, like fresh fruits.
      Frozen fruit, preserved fruits, canned fruits.
      Canned vegetables.
      White flours, white rice, white pasta.
      Potatoes (baked is generally OK, not mashed).
      White rice (stick with brown or wild rice).
      White pasta (stick with buckwheat pasta).
      Most all breads & pizza bases (avoid bread).
      Alcohol (can be especially a bad choice).
      Sugar, in any form, shape and quantity.
      Honey, molasses, rice syrup, maple syrup.

      1. Choose cotton underwear and do not wear tight trousers (Moulds love warm, dark spaces with limited airflow).

      2. Avoid damp environments where airborne moulds are ever-present.

      3. Exercise everyday to relieve stress. Aerobic exercise is especially useful in treating candida as Candida and other fungi do not thrive in a high-oxygen environment. Also, fresh air and regular exercise have a positive effect on immunity.

      4. Cut all foods containing yeast including bread, pizza, crackers, pastries, muffins, mushrooms and ferments like soy sauce, cheese, tomato paste, beer and vinegar.

      5. Avoid refined carbohydrates as they are known to have a depressant effect on the immune system.

      6. Get organic coconut oil which cost about -7 dollars from a health food store and take 2 tablespoons of it every morning. It will help give relief from the inflammation caused by yeast (candida), externally and internally to your body.

      7. Get apple cider vinegar RAW. I would recommend the one from a company called Bragg's which is about dollars. Take 2 tablespoons of it the moment you wake up from bed and before you go to sleep. It helps encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, which in turn minimizes the overgrowth of candida and balances your body's pH level.

      8. Eat lots of leafy Green Veg's every time you are hungry.

      9. Get probiotics supplement which cost about 20-30 dollars. Use as directed

      10. AVOID ALL SUGAR BASED FOODS

  31. QUESTION:
    Do over the counter yeast infections medicines work?
    My Doctor told me I'd get a yeast infection from this antibiotic I"m on and sure enough I am positive I have one. This is my first....will the over the counter yeast infection medicine like monastat 7 get rid of the infection?

    • ANSWER:
      The only sure way to get rid of yeast infection (Candida albicans) wherever it strikes in the body (and it can strike anywhere) is with grapefruit seed extract (GSE) and eliminating all sugars and yeast sources from your diet.

      GSE can be purchased in health food stores and is effective for myriads of problems. It is effective against bacteria, virus, fungus and more.

      There is a complete 7 week cure with GSE developed by a French medical doctor who got fed up with the incompetence of her colleagues and found her own cure (very precise) with this alternative OTC product.

      I can give it to you if you are interested. It lasts 7 weeks and is pretty strict, but it works!

  32. QUESTION:
    what vitamins can i take or what foods can i eat to prevent bacterial vaginal infections?
    i have been getting bv for the past few months and i am given metronidazole. which then gives me yeast infections but doesnt cure my bv.

    • ANSWER:
      The foods you eat have nothing to do with getting/preventing bacterial vaginosis. Avoid having multiple sex partners and douching.
      Also a compromised amune system. Those are known causes of BV.

  33. QUESTION:
    How to cure a Yeast Infection?
    From images and online symptoms I've safely diagnosed myself with a Yeast Infection. What can I take to cure it? What woulda doctor prescribe?

    • ANSWER:
      Chronic Yeast Infections

      Chronic yeast infections can be a recurring nightmare for some people. Despite the large variety of over the counter and prescription medicines available, they can be tricky conditions to overcome, and often recur without warning.

      Home remedies are generally sufficient to deal with infrequent yeast infections, but for chronic yeast infections they're generally best paired with specific medicines.

      You should be careful when self-treating, as with some substances – even ones that seem relatively harmless – side-effects can occur when taken in conjunction with other medications. As well, some remedies work perfectly well for some people, but will cause an allergic reaction or otherwise adverse effect in other people.

      In these cases where a person might be thinking about mixing remedies to cure cases of normal or chronic yeast infections, a medical practitioner should first be consulted. And a log of the different types of remedies should be kept, as this can help in the event that the person suffers from an adverse reaction to any of the medications.

      Chronic yeast infections occur for a number of reasons. One major cause is a weakened immune system, such as with people suffering from HIV or AIDS. If you suffer from recurring yeast infections, it's best that you consult your doctor to rule out the possibility of any contributing factors of a more serious nature.

      Having said this, though, of course a weakened immune system is far from the most common cause of chronic yeast infections. Antibiotics are another common cause – a simple, run-of-the-mill course of antibiotics is enough to kill off all the bacteria in your body, which is a prime environment for the rapid growth of yeast-infection bacteria.

      If you're going to be taking antibiotics, it's best to take preventative measures to reinforce the 'good' bacteria in your body, such as eating plenty of live yogurt (which contains live acidophilus bacteria cultures) and garlic, which stimulates your immune system and regulates the endocrine system (which is responsible for hormone distribution and regulation).

      Another factor for chronic yeast infections lies in stress, and the wrong diet. Stress is a great inhibitor and imbalancer of the normal bodily functionings even though people might not be aware of this. And when this is coupled with a steady diet consisting of all the “wrong” foods, conditions for chronic yeast infections to occur are ripe.

      Another common cause of chronic yeast infections in women is the ongoing use of 'feminine products' which include scent, flavorings, or colors. Even using soap to wash yourself is sometimes enough to spark off a yeast infection; ongoing use can cause chronic yeast infections. Steer away from douches, elaborate female washes, genital deodorants, and other chemical-based products. Simple, clean water is enough to wash yourself with – the vagina is self-cleaning.

      The only way to truly prevent chronic yeast infections is to take full stock of your lifestyle and to duly change it to reflect a healthier less stressful one, where infections are least likely to occur.

      For complete solution see here: http://yeastinfectiontreatment.4useful.com/

  34. QUESTION:
    What if I keep getting yeast infections?
    Okay so in spring break 2010 I got sugery and had to take antibiotics ad after I stopped taking them I got a yeast infection and I got treatment but ever since then they keep coming back. What does this mean?

    • ANSWER:
      Recurring yeast infections are a common problem in diabetics and in those who consume a high sugar diet. When you have more than four infections in a year, you have a condition known as recurring yeast infection. Birth control is one of the most common causes of recurring yeast infection in some women. Both in women and men, another cause of recurring yeast infection is food, especially sugars and sweet treats. If the level of these sugars are not controlled well and allowed to get high, you will likely experience recurring yeast infection.

      Moisture trapped around the vagina can also be the cause of recurring yeast infection. One of the last causes of recurring yeast infection is a change in the immune system. Women who have HIV are also at risk for recurring yeast infection. It is also important for recurring yeast infection sufferers to become familiar with the possible causes of their infections. For those with recurring yeast infections, the simple touch, tingle, or pain in the genital or pubic region can be the earliest alarm that the infection has returned. While many patients with recurring yeast infections are eventually placed on prescription medications, medical professionals are reluctant to use this course of treatment because of the possibility of becoming immune to the drug.

      It is often suggested that recurring yeast infections be treated by alternating over-the-counter medication for one course, and a prescription for the next. One of the most common prescriptions for stubborn or recurring yeast infections is Diflucan, in varying strengths as needed. When might a recurring yeast infection happen. For example, an individual taking doxycycline or tetracycline for the prevention of acne is at a higher risk for developing recurring yeast infections. The problem with conventional medicine is that it generally does not restore a healthy body ecology, allowing a recurring yeast infection. The antibiotics can kill the good along with the bad bacteria in your system allowing yeast infections to thrive and reoccur without proper prevention and treatment.

      Skin infections involving Candida species can become a recurring yeast infection whenever the conditions leading to the infection do not change. If those with recurring yeast infections of the skin do not keep the affected areas clean and dry, even after the infection is treated, recurrences are likely. Perhaps the most severe form of a recurring yeast infection is that which affects the bowels. Candida overgrowth in the colon may not affect the bowel function but, instead, provide a reservoir for recurring yeast infections in other body areas, especially in the urogenital tract.

      A proper diagnosis is very important to ensure you receive the most appropriate and effective treatment to cure your yeast infection. Some products merely relieve the symptoms, and others cure the infection. When choosing the treatment for your yeast infection, select a cure so you have the best chance to eliminate your yeast infection. If you're treating a yeast infection, you should abstain from sex during the course of the treatment and cure (about seven days). Prescribed medicines may cure yeast infection but if you experience recurring yeast infections don?t ignore it as it may lead to chronic yeast infection.

      Hope this helps.

  35. QUESTION:
    i've been eating yogurt to cure my yeast. Then clumps of yeast have come out is this a sign of it leaving me?
    I've had yeast infections before but i have never tried eating yogurt to cure it. For the past 3 weeks i've ate yogurt daily and have taken yeast infection pills. Recently, clumps of yeast have discharged my body as if i used monistat or something, and i'm wondering is this a sign of the infection leaving or is it worsening?

    • ANSWER:
      sounds to me like it's worsening ........ ditch the yoghurt as it's likely that it's natural sugar content (lactose) is only serving to feed the overgrowth of candida ....... lactose is a sugar and that's what a yeast overgrowth (candidiasis) will thrive and flourish on ...... sugar and yeast feed it.

      complete and total avoidance of any food or drink that contains yeast or sugar is the way to combat it ......... fanatical label reading or simply don't eat from a package and prepare loads of green vegies, rices, beans, lentils, some lean meats and fresh fishes, organic nuts and seeds yourself ..... and drinking plenty of fresh filtered water .... hydrating yourself properly ..... i found more success by also eliminating natural sugars such as low sugar fruits and raw honey...... that's the final route i had to go ..... eliminating all fruit sugars ... even the low sugar ones like pears and strawberries ..... and raw honey.

      natural antifungals to aid in it's elimination are ~

      Oil of Oregano ~ antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and antiparasitic ..... it has strong antioxidant and antiflammatory effects and is quite effective in eliminating Candida ....... not regular oregano but a wild form (wild mountain oregano, Origanum vulgare species) ..... your local health food store may be able to help you with this one... Oil of Oregano has no side effects and oregano is compatible with any other natural remedy or prescription drug....... the active compounds in Oil of Oregano also act as free radical scavengers thus prevent further tissue damage while encouraging healing.

      Grapefruit Seed Extract ~ Go to your local health food store and ask the resident naturopath his/her advice on Grapefruit seed extract.. they don't usually charge for off the cuff advice and are more than willing to share their knowledge ..... Grapefruit seed extract is a multipurpose (broad spectrum) compound that is currently being used in humans and animals alike to safely fight many types of internal and external infections caused from parasites (single and multi-celled), viruses, bacteria and fungi.

      Grapefruit seed extracts biggest benefit is due to it's multipurpose (broad spectrum) effect. It is effective even if the causes of the infections are known, unknown or misdiagnosed. By eliminating a wide range of dangerous pathogens grapefruit seed extract actually enhances the immune system.

      Freshly crushed cloves of garlic mixed throughout your green vegies and lentils or brown rice, beans, salads etc....... will also help enormously in eradicating parasites and fungus overgrowth..... garlic arre a powerfull natural antibiotic, antiparasitic, antifungal, antibacterial..... be carefull with garlic though and only introduce it slowly to ensure that you are not intolerant to it...... i ate it freely for months on end before i worked out it was the source of my random stomach aches, arthritic pains in my fingers and terrible morning brain frizz....... all those symptoms "spontaneously healed" when i stopped the garlic...... so yeah ... listen to your body when you start having a new food.

      Ask at the health food store about other natural antifungals such as Colloidal Silver, Powerded Vitamin C with bioflavonoids, Olive leaf extract too.......... ;0)

      Read a book called "Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook" ~ Revised 2nd Edition by jeanne Marie Martin with Zoltan P.Rona, M.D... fabulous reading there for you..... good health to you buddy and good luck.

      peace baby

  36. QUESTION:
    How do women get yeast infections ?
    How do women get yeast infections. Women that are not in a sexual relationship though.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast (candida) is almost always present in warm, moist tissues (like oral or vaginal cavity).It is only a problem when it overgrows and causes irritation. Here is more:

      What Causes a Yeast Infection?

      One of the best reasons to learn about the causes of yeast infection is so you can be alert for the symptoms and learn how to treat it early with over the counter cures for vaginal itching rather than later with strong drugs to prevent it from recurring. In women, yeast infections are the second most common reason for burning, an itch in the vagina, and vaginal discharge. There are a number of things that cause yeast infection and this article discusses these causes as well as how to treat a yeast infection.

      Top Rated Yeast Infection Cure for Men and Women

      Fungus Causes Yeast Infections

      The primary cause of yeast infection in woman is fungus - primarily Candida albicans. Along with some other types of bacteria, Candida albicans are usually present in small amounts in the vaginal area. However, the bacteria becomes a cause for concern when it multiples rapidly, becoming a yeast infection also known by the medical terms of candidiasis or monilia.

      Various Other Yeast Infection Causes

      Immune System: The biggest cause of rapid bacterial growth is the result of a lowered immune system. This occurs when you do too much, do not get enough sleep, or are sick. Reoccuring yeast infections can also be due to stress.

      Hormones: The body’s hormonal changes towards the end of the menstruation cycle can be another cause of vaginal yeast infection. Birth control and pregnancy are two other factors that could fall into the category of a yeast infection cause. In fact, during pregnancy, women can experience recurrent infections.

      Sex: While Candida infections are not usually thought of as sexually transmitted diseases, they can be passed onto your partner during sex through semen and other bodily fluids. Vaginal intercourse without adequate lubrication makes the situation worse.

      Antibiotics: Antibiotics are probably the leading cause of chronic yeast infection in American women. This happens with certain types of antibiotic or prolonged usage. Some women get yeast infections no matter what type of antibiotics they take or how long they use it. Unfortunately, there is no way of preventing an antibiotic-induced yeast infection. However, here are a number of treatments to take once it starts.

      Diabetes: Being diabetic or having elevated blood sugar levels can cause yeast to grow. This is primarily due to what is called uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.

      Factors That Encourage Yeast Infections

      Other situations may not be a direct cause but they may increase the likelihood of infection.

      * Hot, humid weather.
      * Tight or poorly ventilated clothing, including damp bathing suits or pantyhose.
      * Significant dietary changes, poor nutrition, and bad eating habits like junk food.
      * Frequent exposure to sperm and semen over a short period of time.
      * Douching washes away both healthy secretions and normal bacteria from the vagina.
      * Improper wiping from rear to front after using the toilet.
      * Sweating, which can also increase your pH level.
      * Menopause.
      * Some prescriptions, including those that contain steroids, such as Prednisone.
      * Poor personal hygiene.
      * Perfumed feminine hygiene sprays.
      * HIV infection.
      * Injuries.
      * Allergic reactions.

      http://www.symptoms-yeast-infection-treatment.com/yeast-infection-causes.html

      So - prevent it by keeping clean and dry (gentle washing, soap and water, NO DOUCHING! - and wearing cotton not too tight underwear, so that your vagina can clean and dry itself appropriately (discharge for cleaning, and air for drying)

  37. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to treat a yeast infection naturally?
    I have a yeast infection from taking some antibiotics and i was wondering if there was any way to cure it without more antibiotics or vaginal suppositories?

    • ANSWER:
      You should make sure it's a yeast infection first.

      Easy At-Home Methods to Rebalance the Vaginal Ph

      Insert unpasteurized, plain yogurt with a small spoon or spatula or vaginal cream applicator. Insert at night and wear a pad. Repeat for three to seven nights, until symptoms disappear. Douching with yogurt and water can help, too. It also helps to eat a lot of yogurt.

      "Paint" the vagina, cervix (you'll need a speculum) and vulva (outside area including the labia or "lips" of vagina) with gentian violet. It stains so you'll want to wear a pad. This usually works after one treatment.
      Insert a garlic suppository. Carefully peel one clove of garlic. Wrap in gauze and insert into the vagina. Leave in for up to twelve hours. Repeat as necessary. It also helps to eat a lot of garlic.

      Drink cranberry juice. Unsweetened is best.

      Insert Potassium Sorbate. This is used in home beer-making and can be found at wine-making stores. Dip a cotton tampon into a 3% solution (15 grams of Potassium Sorbate in one pint of water) and insert into the vagina at night. Remove in the morning.

      Drink or eat Acidophilus. It's available in powder or capsules in health food stores or found in some milk and yogurt products. (Read the label; some dairy products have added acidophilus.)

      Douche with a vinegar/water solution. One tablespoon of vinegar to one quart of water, once a day. Especially effective when used with yogurt suppositories.

      Good Luck!

  38. QUESTION:
    What yogurt to use to cure yeast infection? Can't find a sugar-free one..?
    I suffer from yeast infections and it's exhausting. I have heard women RAVE about using the tampon/yogurt trick. But they say to use a sugar-free yogurt. I cannot find this ANYWHERE! What specific brand do you use so I can try to find it? Monistat takes too long, and Vagisil burns like a blow torch.

    • ANSWER:
      Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there's an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

      Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

      So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body relative to the good bacteria. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

      Oh and BTW - That's why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren't changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

      Oh BTW2 - That's also why many times you'll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off, and once again and you get a yeast infection.

      Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans

      Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold

      Changing your diet will definitely get you on the road to balancing the yeast and good bacteria, but what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution to help naturally speed up the process.

      I always feel if there's a natural way to do something, then it's best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

      There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.
      Best of Luck!

      Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

      If you're interesting in finding out more I've added a link that has some more info.

  39. QUESTION:
    What Are All The Signs Of A Yeast Infection?
    I was wondering what the signs of a yeast infection are. Could you PLEASE give me the most detailed answer possible?
    btw, if u know any good websites for this, let me know plz!

    • ANSWER:
      Female and male yeast infection symptoms are quite alike; there is the same unbearable itch, the same painful burn when taking a leak, and the same white discharge that is almost like cottage cheese. But in men, the penile area can turn red, develop sores, and even have dry, cracking skin which makes the condition extremely painful.

      it is easy for men to get the infection. If the glans is often moist and warm (think inside your swimming trunks) the yeast has the perfect environment to develop. With men that are sexually active, they can get it from a partner that has a genital yeast infection, through oral sex from a person with thrush, or through anal sex with a partner that has a perianal yeast infection.

      Here some idea you can cure it keep yourself dry. Jock itch is a form of the infection and the best way to avoid that is to change your shorts when they get wet. Watch your sugar intake - yeast feeds on blood sugar and that gives them the food to go multiply. This doesn't just mean sweets; alcohol has a high sugar content, too. Be extra careful when you're sick and taking steroids or antibiotics. These meds mess up your immune system by killing all the bacteria in the body, including the good ones.

      I got an amazing resource that can help you understand what i am talking about in a lot more precise detail. I leave the link to this resource below if you are interested.

      Have a nice day and wish you the best Devon

  40. QUESTION:
    How can I help cure my yeast infection?
    I don't really have the money to be spending on monistat and stuff, so I was wondering if there's any natural way I can help get rid of this infection. It's pretty gross I've never had one before and it's bothering me. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Probiotics are a popular natural remedy for yeast infection. They are live microbial organisms that are naturally present in the digestive tract and vagina. Probiotics, sometimes referred to as "friendly" bacteria, suppress the growth of potentially harmful organisms such as Candida, which is why probiotic supplements have been explored as a natural remedy for yeast infection.

      The type of probiotic being studied for yeast infections is Lactobacillus, especially Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1, and Lactobacillus fermentum RC-14. In some studies, low levels of Lactobacilli in the vagina have been associated with yeast infection. These can be found in foods like yogurt.

      The essential oil tea tree oil, diluted and applied topically to the vaginal area, has shown some potential as a natural home remedy for yeast infection. A compound called terpinen-4-ol in tea tree oil appears to be responsible

  41. QUESTION:
    If i think I have a yeast infection can i just take the medication or do I have to get checked first?
    I am uncontrollably itchy in my vaginal region but that's the only symptom. I dont believe it could be an STD like crabs bc there's no hair down there. But I am sexually active so It could be a possibility. But I really think that it's a yeast infection, so if I juat got the medication and took it would it be safe? Or do I have to get checked first?

    • ANSWER:
      •A vaginal yeast infection is irritation of the vagina and the area around it called the vulva (vul-vuh). Yeast is a type of fungus. Yeast infections are caused by overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans. Small amounts of yeast are always in the vagina. But when too much yeast grows, you can get an infection.
      Yeast infections are very common. About 75 percent of women have one during their lives. And almost half of women have two or more vaginal yeast infections.
      The most common symptom of a yeast infection is extreme itchiness in and around the vagina. Other symptoms include:•burning, redness, and swelling of the vagina and the vulva •pain when passing urine •pain during sex •soreness•a thick, white vaginal discharge that looks like cottage cheese and does not have a bad smell •a rash on the vagina. Should I call my doctor if I think I have a yeast infection? Yes, you need to see your doctor to find out for sure if you have a yeast infection. The signs of a yeast infection are much like those of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like Chlamydia (KLUH-mid-ee-uh) and gonorrhea (gahn-uh-REE-uh). So, it's hard to be sure you have a yeast infection and not something more serious. How is a vaginal yeast infection diagnosed? Your doctor will do a pelvic exam to look for swelling and discharge. Your doctor may also use a swab to take a fluid sample from your vagina. A quick look with a microscope or a lab test will show if yeast is causing the problem. Why did I get a yeast infection? Many things can raise your risk of a vaginal yeast infection, such as: •stress •lack of sleep •illness •poor eating habits, including eating extreme amounts of sugary foods •pregnancy •having your period •taking certain medicines, including birth control pills, antibiotics, and steroids •diseases such as poorly controlled diabetes and HIV/AIDS •hormonal changes during your periods. Can I get a yeast infection from having sex? Yes, but it is rare. Most often, women don’t get yeast infections from sex. The most common cause is a weak immune system. How are yeast infections treated? Yeast infections can be cured with antifungal medicines that come as: •creams•tablets •ointments or suppositories that are inserted into the vagina. These products can be bought over the counter at the drug store or grocery store. Your doctor can also prescribe you a single dose of oral fluconazole (floo-con-uh-zohl). But do not use this drug if you are pregnant.
      Infections that don’t respond to these medicines are starting to be more common. Using antifungal medicines when you don't really have a yeast infection can raise your risk of getting a hard-to-treat infection in the future.
      Is it safe to use over-the-counter medicines for yeast infections? Yes, but always talk with your doctor before treating yourself for a vaginal yeast infection if you: •are pregnant •have never been diagnosed with a yeast infection
      •keep getting yeast infections. Studies show that two-thirds of women who buy these products don’t really have a yeast infection. Using these medicines the wrong way may lead to a hard-to-treat infection. Plus, treating yourself for a yeast infection when you really have something else may worsen the problem. Certain STIs that go untreated can cause cancer, infertility, pregnancy problems, and other health problems. If you decide to use these over-the-counter medicines, read and follow the directions carefully. Some creams and inserts may weaken condoms and diaphragms. If I have a yeast infection, does my sexual partner need to be treated? Yeast infections are not STIs, and health experts don’t know for sure if they are transmitted sexually. About 12 to 15 percent of men get an itchy rash on the penis if they have unprotected sex with an infected woman. If this happens to your partner, he should see a doctor. Men who haven’t been circumcised are at higher risk. Lesbians may be at risk for spreading yeast infections to their partner(s). If your female partner has any symptoms, she should also be tested and treated. How can I avoid getting another yeast infection? To help prevent vaginal yeast infections, you can:•avoid douches •avoid scented hygiene products like bubble bath, sprays, pads, and tampons •change tampons and pads often during your period •avoid tight underwear or clothes made of synthetic fibers •wear cotton underwear and pantyhose with a cotton crotch •change out of wet swimsuits and exercise clothes as soon as you can •avoid hot tubs and very hot baths. If you keep getting yeast infections, be sure and talk with your doctor.
      What should I do if I get repeat yeast infections? Call your doctor. About 5 percent of women get four or more vaginal yeast infections in 1 year. This is called recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC). RVVC is more common in women with diabetes or weak immune systems. Doctors most often treat this problem with antifungal medicine for up to 6 months.

  42. QUESTION:
    WHAT IS A GOOD CURE FOR YEAST INFECTION?
    I have reoccuring yeast infections, Does anybody know a good cure for a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      probiotics from a health food store

      Then its just a matter of cutting out foods that cause yeast in the body. Sounds simple but most people never think of it. Google "foods that cause yeast in the body"

  43. QUESTION:
    Natural ways to cure a yeast infection for men?
    Would pulling foreskin back and keeping it dry get rid of yeast infection? Are there any natural ways to get rid of yeast infection in men. thanks
    Krishna...thank you

    • ANSWER:
      "flour and water" << This is the worst advice I have ever seen given related to a yeast infection. ALL YEAST RELATED things should be avoided during a yeast infecion. By doing so you will only make matters worst. I have listed for what is required for you to do below. It will cost you a trip to the local health food store and a few bucks:

      1. Get organic coconut oil which cost about -7 dollars from a health food store and take 2 tablespoons of it every morning. It will help give relief from the inflammation caused by yeast (candida), externally and internally to your body.
      2. Get apple cider vinegar RAW. I would recommend the one from a company called Bragg's which is about dollars. Take 2 tablespoons of it the moment you wake up from bed and before you go to sleep. It helps encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, which in turn minimizes the overgrowth of candida and balances your body's pH level.
      3. Eat lots of leafy Green veg's every time you are hungry.
      4. Get probiotics supplement which cost about 20-30 dollars. Use as directed

      Doing so will get your candida under control and kill off your yeast infection. I have personally done this myself and IT DOES WORK. But you have to stick to it and not give into your cravings for sugars. Those cravings are not YOU but the candida. So control yourself at all cost.

  44. QUESTION:
    Time it takes to cure a vaginal yeast infection?
    I was recently diagnosed with my first yeast infection and was prescribed two Fluconazole pills. I took one two days ago and am today feeling symptoms again. I take the second pill tomorrow and am worried the symptoms are not going to go away. Has anyone else been on Fluconazole before and did it work for you? Any input it appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi chchchanning,

      Remember this is medicine and not magic. It will take time to see results. I highly recommend as of now that you do the following which will help you get rid of this infection much faster:

      1. No sugar, white pasta, pizza or bread
      2. No cake, bagels, chocolates or puddings
      3. No fruit, dried fruit, juices, coke or alcohol
      4. No cheese, sauces, milk

      Remember the following foods will only make matters worse so avoid those at all cost and do the following:

      1. Eat light and early
      2. Eat a lot of greens
      3. Eat some protein
      4. Eat minimal carbs

  45. QUESTION:
    What is the best solution to help a bladder problem?
    I don't have a UTI, yeast infection, any other infection, am not pregnant, and am not male and therefore don't have a prostate problem. I merely have problem that seems to've come up over the past two months in which I have a problem controlling my bladder. I don't have "accidents", but I'm always scared I might and have to use the bathroom extremely often. I've tried antibiotics and Detrol LA and neither have helped. I also do kegals regularly to tighten the bladder muscle but they don't seem to help either. Does anyone have any recommendations?

    • ANSWER:
      Treating bladder control problems.
      Your treatment will depend on the type of bladder control problem you have. Some treatments are simple. Others are more complicated. Your health care team may suggest one of the following treatments:
      Do-it-yourself treatments for bladder control problems:
      Pelvic muscle exercises
      You can learn simple exercises that can strengthen the muscles near the urethra. These are called pelvic muscle exercises or Kegel exercises and take only a few minutes a day.
      Bladder training
      You can train your bladder to hold urine better. Follow a timetable to store and release urine. You can also learn to decrease the urge to urinate.
      Weight loss.
      Sometimes extra weight causes bladder control problems. A good meal plan and exercise program can lead to weight loss.
      Food and drink.
      Some drinks and foods may make urine control harder. These include foods with caffeine (coffee, tea, cola, or chocolate) and alcohol. Your health care team can suggest how to change your diet for better bladder control.
      Muscle therapy for bladder control problems:
      Electrical stimulation
      Certain devices stimulate the muscles around the urethra. This makes the muscles stronger and tighter.
      Biofeedback
      This takes the guesswork out of pelvic muscle exercise. A therapist places a patch over the muscles. A wire connects the patch to a TV screen. You watch the screen to see if you are exercising the right muscles. The therapist will help you. Soon you learn to control these muscles without the patch or screen.
      Medical treatments for bladder control problems:
      Medicines
      Certain drugs can tighten or strengthen urethral and pelvic floor muscles. Other medicines can calm overactive bladder muscles.
      Surgery
      Some bladder control problems can be solved by surgery.
      Many different operations can improve bladder control. The operation depends on what is causing the problem. In most cases, the surgeon changes the position of the bladder and urethra. After the operation, the bladder control muscles work better.

      Soon, you will be able to buy new products. These products help control leaks. They do not cure the causes of bladder control problems.

  46. QUESTION:
    Does your vagina have to smell to have a yeast infection ?
    I have itching/burning/discharge/and irritation but the discharge doesn't smell at all I wanted to know

    Does the discharge have to smell in order for it to a yeast infection or it doesn't have to smell

    Please help me

    • ANSWER:
      No it does not.
      It could also be bacterial vaginosis. not a STD, need doctor to diagnosis.
      It could also be Chlamydia, Gonorrhea or Trichomonas. STDs. need doctor to diagnosis.

      Yeast infection info:
      About yeast infections: Your vagina in its normal state has healthy bacteria and bad bacteria. As long it stays balanced like that you have no problems. The balance can become unbalanced causing the bad bacteria to overgrow and multiply causing you to have yeast infection symptoms, itching, lots of discharge that over time increases and becomes clumpy. Things that can cause the bad bacteria to multiply is scented tampons, soapy soaks, soap in the area, tight underwear and pantyhose, very hot baths, high hormone birth control, taking antibiotics, uncontrolled diabetes, douching, low immune system, lack of lubrication (like with sex).

      You do not need to go to the doctor for a yeast infection. Many women do and I have no idea why. Why do a pelvic exam if you dont need to.

      For the itching buy Vagisil cream. They sell different types, regular, maximum etc. http://www.vagisil.com/vaginal-odor-anti… The Vagisil tube will last for several yeast infections.

      To treat the infection. You can buy products like Monistat or Vagistat etc. They sell different types, 1 day, 3 day, 7 day. That does not mean it cures in the number of day you pick, that is just how many days you treat it, it still has to run its course. Yeast infections take a week to cure.

      There are other things you can take to speed along the process. You can drink 100% cranberry juice but it has to be that and no sugar or sweeteners. I dont like to do that so I buy Cranberry tabs at the grocery or pharmacy vitamin isle. One bottle can treat several yeast infections.

      Also buy acidophilus lactobacillus (AL) in the grocery or pharmacy isle. Again one bottle can treat several yeast infections.

      Buy plain yogurt, This is a must to get better. Greek is better. No sugar, no fruit no sweeteners. It tastes like crap but this will really make you better. Buy a big tube and eat 3 big spoon fulls 3 times a day.

      Note yeast multiplies like crazy with yeast, so if you have a yeast infection avoid sugar drinks and foods.

      I personally do not like to take Monistat type products. They are expensive. I keep at my home cranberry tabs, acidophilus lactobacillus and Vagisil. That way if I ever get a yeast infection I have all the stuff I need to treat it at home. Then all I have to do is buy plain yogurt. For a yeast infection I take 2 cranberry tabs a day, 2 acidophillus lactobacillus a day, eat the yogurt as I stated above and put Vagisil on the outside for itching

      Also note before bed, soak in a cool bath so the area cools down, apply some Vagisil and you will sleep in peace no itching.

      Whether you treat with Monistat or my way you should see and feel improvement on a daily basis because the bad yeast bacterial should be lessening so your symptoms should be lessening. Your discharge should be less, itching should be less and discharge should be less clumpy on a daily basis. You should keep treating yourself for a week even if you are feeling better to make sure to treat it completely. If not and its getting worse then it may not be a yeast infection. It could be bacterial vaginosis, STD or STI. Bacterial vaginosis is that the bacteria that is multiplying is not yeast but a different strain of bacteria and unfortunately with that you do need to see a doctor because you need a prescription because no over the counter medications will help that. Bacterial vaginosis cause is just random. There is no reason yout get it, you just can. If its not BV then it could be a STD or STI but you are only 13 and not sexual yet so that wont apply to you now. However, when you do become sexually active you can give your boyfriend a yeast infection and if he does not treat his (again no doctor needed) then he could give it back to you.

  47. QUESTION:
    What can i do about this yeast infection?
    What can I eat & can NOT eat while having a yeast infection??
    please help I'm trying to get this cured as soon as possible.
    I've had it for four days now & it looks like its
    not getting better looking by at it & the feeling that comes with it.
    also, what can do for it not to hurt when i pee?
    your help is really appreciated!

    Thanks xo

    • ANSWER:
      There is medicine that you can take for it that you can buy at your local drug store such as Walgreen's, Wal-Mart and CVS stores, it normally clears up really quick in just a matter of a short few days. If that doesn't help, speak to your doctor.
      Foods:
      It is caused by a diet rich in carbohydrates, sugars, yeast products and acidic foods.
      Stay away from:
      -Alcohol - contains large amounts of both yeast and sugar
      -Hidden sweeteners in processed foods such as soups, artificial fruit juice, and cereals
      -Cakes, pastries, cookies, doughnuts, or other processed baked foods containing sugar
      -Vinegar
      -Canned tomatoes, mushrooms (all types), potato skins
      -Fruit- you should avoid all fruit because of the fructose natural sugar it contains
      Eat:
      -Veggies such as beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, green pepper, peas, parsley, radish, onion, spinach, asparagus, tomatoes (not canned)
      -Raw garlic and onions act as natural anti-fungal substances and should be eaten as much as possible
      -Complex carbohydrates in SMALL QUANTITIES ONLY such as rice and beans
      -Yogurts help replenish intestinal bacteria
      -Lemons and lime - very acidic, however, when broken down become alkaline in the body and help to balance your pH level
      -Free-range organic beef, chicken - they contain no antibiotics

      Hope this helps
      xx

  48. QUESTION:
    What are the food and drinks containing yeast?
    I have to avould all.of them for my medical condition.... yeast infection in my belly and mouth. :'(

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Zig,
      If you have a yeast infection you should be avoiding foods with large amounts of sugar in them not yeast.

      yeast infections are caused by Candida albicans, which, along with a few types of bacteria, are normally present in relatively small numbers in your crotch. Sometimes the yeast multiply rapidly and take over, causing a full-fledged yeast infection, or, in the heart-warming terminology of the medical establishment, candidiasis or monilia. This can be due to a change in the vaginal environment, injury, sexual transmission, or HIV. Common environmental disruptions that favor yeast include increased pH, increased heat and moisture, allergic reactions, elevated sugar levels, hormonal fluxes, and reductions in the populations of bacteria that are normally present. These can generally be traced to a few categories of culprits:

      ANTIBIOTICS are probably the leading cause of vaginal yeast infections in American women, and are a great example of the important principle that by using technology to solve problems, we create other problems. Say you take an antibiotic to cure your sinus infection. The antibiotic kills the unwanted bacteria in your sinuses, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in your crotch, upsetting the balance of your vaginal ecosystem, allowing the yeast to take over. (Antibacterial deodorant soap can have the same effect.) Most women have problems with only a few types of antibiotics, or with prolonged antibiotic treatment. Others get yeast infections every time they take antibiotics.

      CHEMICALS, such as inks, dyes, and perfumes, can upset the balance in your crotch or trigger allergic reactions that lead to yeast infections. The classic example is commercial douches, which have no benefits and are definitely harmful to the vaginal environment and your health. You know those odor-causing bacteria that their products help you get rid of? Well, they're the same bacteria that kill the yeast in your crotch! On top of that, soaps are not only disruptive to the vaginal environment, but can damage your mucus membranes. You should never soap your crotch. scented tampons or sanitary pads, or (heaven forbid) feminine deodorant sprays, can similarly trigger yeast infections.

      CONDOMS can promote yeast infections in two different ways. First, a lot of condoms come packaged with a lubricant that contains nonoxynol-9, a spermicide that may kill the HIV virus
      If you suspect this is your problem, try using a condom that doesn't have a spermicidal lubricant

      WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEM: woman with compromised immune systems due to HIV or Lyme disease are extremely prone to suffering from yeast infections. In addition to vaginal yeast infections, such people are particularly susceptible to thrush, a yeast infection of the throat, or esophageal yeast infections.

      Zig below is a link to my website there you can get all the help you need

  49. QUESTION:
    Have you ever taken Acidophilus capsules, in general or for infection?
    I've been living with a yeast infection for almost a month and it's been killing me!!
    I read online that if you take acidophilus capsules, it can cure an infection and keep it from coming back! Sounds like a miracle to me haha
    If you tried them, did they work?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to hear about your yeast infection. The probiotics (such as acidophilus capsules) are a good start, but you must get them from a trusted source and keep them in the fridge. They are living "good" bacteria and the longer you have them, the more die off.

      Here are some other natural alternatives to helping your yeast infection: https://www.msu.edu/user/eisthen/yeast/

      People get yeast overgrowth for many reasons, but the main ones are eating too much sugar and too many foods made with white flour. I would try cutting back on those, too, which will help. Hope you feel better soon--a month is a long time.


foods that help cure yeast infections

Gout Remedies

In researching gout online, you will find that there is ample information out there about long-term gout treatment, such as diet and lifestyle changes and medications that decrease uric acid. But what about treating acute gout symptoms? What are the best ways to alleviate pain that is so bad that even a sock or a sheet can prove agonizing? Here we will look at some treatments and tips to help you get through the worst symptoms of a gout attack.

Treatment with Medication

In terms of fast acting treatment for severe gout symptoms, medication is usually the primary choice of physicians. NSAID pain relievers are the most common option, although the amount of benefit that they provide is limited, regardless of dosage. Colchicine is another common option during a severe gout attack. This drug is typically given every couple of hours until pain starts to subside or digestive symptoms develop. These symptoms can be quite debilitating, which creates a risk versus reward scenario for many patients. Medications to reduce uric acid levels can be offered, but provides little in the way of immediate relief. In truly severe cases, steroids may be injected into the joint affected by the attack. Use of steroids is often limited, however, as the risk of potentially severe side effects is rather high.

Non-pharmaceutical Treatments and Tips

While medications may be necessary in order to provide relief from severe pain, there are also simple things that someone suffering from a gout attack can do to find relief. An icepack can prove immeasurably beneficial when the burning pain of gout leaves the affected area excruciating to touch. Resting and elevating the affected joint can also be incredibly helpful. If the pain is such that the weight of a sock or sheet is too much to bear, there are even special cages and devices such as blanket bars and foot cradles that will allow the person to cover up without sheets and blankets coming into direct contact with the affected area. For many patients, these devices can mean the difference between sleeping sitting up or not sleeping at all versus a good night's rest.

Other Treatments and Ideas

While herbal remedies for gout are largely meant to prevent attacks and to help with long term symptom resolution, many patients find fairly fast relief using herbs such as ginger and turmeric to help curb inflammation and related gout pain. Meditation can be another very useful tool when the patient is able to manage it. Research shows that meditation helps to ease stress and to curb the production of stress related hormones, which can help decrease pain sensations while increasing pain tolerance.

If your acute gout symptoms are too much to bear, speaking with a physician is always the best bet. There are many treatments available to help reduce the immediate pain that comes with a severe gout attack. Gout treatment takes many forms, and while there are numerous things you can do to reduce gout symptoms in the long run, finding acute relief can be critical.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Any alternative gout home remedies?
    I was wondering if you have suggestions about gout home remedies which are alternative to medicine?

    • ANSWER:
      Gout is a kind of arthritis that happens when uric acid builds up in the joints. Acute gout usually affects one joint. Chronic gout is repeated episodes or reoccurrence of pain and inflammation which may affect more than one joint. There is a natural home remedy for gouts that enables people to treat it safely without the feared side effects; that means there is no need to worry when trying it. In general there are many to mention gout remedies.

  2. QUESTION:
    what are the 2 special ingredients found right in your kitchen that some guy cured his gout with?
    he has a book, DO NOT ANSWER if it is against yahoo answer policy. I am controversial on this question myself, because a guy has a book and is selling the answer for his gout remedy, so i am not sure if it is wrong, unlawful to answer or even ask. Help yahoo. community moderator!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Water, lots and lots of water to flush the uric acid out of the body.

      Naproxen Sodium - aka Aleve.. This works as an anti inflammatory and help get rid of gout.

  3. QUESTION:
    How do I prevent a painful gout while taking a gout-inducing drug called Ethambutol for TB?
    How do I prevent a painful gout while taking a gout-inducing drug called Ethambutol for TB? I've taken Ethambutol for 5 weeks now, and have this severe gout pain for 5 weeks straight. What medicines should I take as an alternative to fight TB without inducing uric acid that caused gout?

    • ANSWER:
      I wish I knew what meds you could take to fight TB without giving your body excess uric acid (or keeping your body from getting rid of it).

      To fight gout, best website I’ve found so far: www.best-gout-remedies.com.

      For gout attacks, indomethacine and/ or colchicine. You'll need scripts from your dr. for these.

      Also, do these things daily: drink lots of water, 1 oz for every 2 lbs of body weight, each day. Once or twice a day, sip on 8 oz of water mixed with 1/2 tsp of baking soda. Helps the body be more alkaline (opposite of acidic) and get rid of uric acid.

      Take allopurinol every day. Very inexpensive and no side effects, you’ll need a script for this. Helps the body get rid of uric acid.

      Take celery seed pills. These may help the liver not to create so much uric acid. For diet, stay away from things that dehydrate the body, like beer and coffee. Don't eat organ meats, high fructose corn syrup. Avoid beer; red wine occasionally is ok. Eat lots of fruits and veggies, cottage cheese, sour cream, plain yogurt in smoothies mixed with orange juice and fruit. Drink fruit juices that are 100% juice, V8 VFusion is my favorite, it comes in many flavors.

      Educate yourself on foods that are high in purines, avoid these foods as the body turns purines into uric acid.

      Good luck to you!

  4. QUESTION:
    How long does it take a trigger food, to result in a gout attack?
    When I get gout I want to go back and identify what I have been eating different from normal. How far back should I look?

    • ANSWER:
      This is one reason why gout is so difficult to diagnose, fight, and beat. It might take 1 hour, or 8 hours, or 24 hours, or longer, for the food you ate or drink you drank to cause the body to have surplus uric acid.

      I've had gout for 11+ years, and I've learned that you have to beat gout on 2 fronts: one, help your body get rid of uric acid. Two, help your body to not produce so much uric acid.

      Check out www.best-gout-remedies.com for more info.

      For me, short story: I drink lots and lots of water, I take allopurinol and celery seed pills, I drink lots of smoothies made in a blender at home with plain yogurt, fruit, and juice. I drink very very little beer, and some red wine, I drink alot of 100% fruit juice, I eat very little red meat, I avoid all the usual foods that are high in purines. I had to quit beer and coffee pretty much altogether. V8 VFusion has both fruit and veggie in it, since I don't like many veggies that works well for me.

      Good luck to you!

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best gout treatment for my brother?
    My brother is suffering from swelling and painful joints. Sometimes he can't even go to work because of this. It drives mom crazy since my bro is really suffering. Please help. Where can I find a good and natural gout treatment? Any answer would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      ere are some of the most helpful and effective home gout remedies which you can try from the comfort of your home today:

      1.) Ice:

      Application of ice to all the affected areas can be the simplest way to attain pain relief in gout. You can apply ice continuously for ten minutes on swollen joints to reduce the crushing pain

      2.) Water:

      Drinking lots of water is considered one of the most effective home goat remedies. This can surely help you keep off from the gout attacks. Always drink 8 to 10 glasses of water in a day. Doing this, you can be sure to eliminate and flush out excess of uric acid contained in the blood.

      3.) Cherries:

      Cherries belong to the top food remedies for gout. Studies in the early 1960’s have shown the significant effects of consuming cherries for treating gout. Eating at least 20 cherries a day helps treat gout as well as prevent recurrent attacks because of its anti-inflammatory properties like the way NSAIDs work as well was lowering the uric acid level.

      4.) Thyme:

      It is considered that thyme has been used to treat gout attacks among the royals. You can make a tea and drink it. You can immediately notice its anti-inflammatory properties which it is known to contain.

      5.) Garlic:

      Garlic can also be put into use as a home remedy for gout symptoms. Use of garlic can actually slow down the increasing production of the uric acid in your body.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is there a homeopathic remedy for removal of Uric acid from your system?
    My son has gout and his new insurance carrier through where he works has declared the medicine that he takes a "tier 3" medication and will no longer cover it.For him to pay out of his pocket-170.00 bucks for a 28 day supply is not in his budget.Is there an alternative for his dilemma,such that can be had at the local health food store.

    • ANSWER:
      Hope this helps bud.....

      http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Remove-Uric-Acid-From-the-Body-and-Get-Rid-of-Gout-Naturally&id=4173928

  7. QUESTION:
    Whats the best home remedies for the gout?
    Are there natural home remedies for gout that I can use?

    • ANSWER:
      Gout can be treated at home with some simple household remedies. Most of these remedies are very effective in treating all types of gout. The following are some of the most effective remedies:-

      One of the useful home remedies for gout is cherries which are very good in treating people with gout. Cherries are rich in vitamin C, which can help in eliminating the gouty deposits. A person with gout must consume about ten to fifteen cherries in a day to get relief from recurrent attacks of gout. Cherry juice is also very beneficial. Drinking a whole glass of cherry juice at least once a day proves to be very beneficial.

      Diet for Gout - Apples are also very good for the treatment of gout. A person with gout complaints must eat at least one apple per day for obtaining relief.

      Safflower has properties in treatment of gout. Take safflower in capsule form to fasten your healing process. This is one of the useful gout home remedies.

      If you have gout in your toes, then the following remedy can be used to seek relief. Take one-third cup of ground ginger in a bath tub and soak your affected foot in it for 30 minutes. This will cause you to sweat and uric acid will be eliminated. After this, make sure that you bathe thoroughly or ginger may cause skin irritation after the body dries. This is one of the effective home remedy for gout.

      Squeeze the juice of half a lemon in a glassful of water. Drink this juice thrice a day in morning, noon and night at regular intervals. Lemon is also a very rich source of vitamin C, which helps in dissolving the gouty deposits. This is one of the efficient natural remedy for gout.

      Drink 6-8 ounces glasses of fluid a day. This will not only reduce gout attacks a day but also wash out the urate crystals from the system and prevent you from developing kidney stones.

      Extract half a cup of juice of French beans. Drink this juice for a month everyday once or twice. You will find immense relief in the pains of gout and the inflammation will be reduced. This is one of the useful home remedies for gout.

      Take mustard and grind it to powder. Then take one part of the mustard powder and mix it with one part of whole wheat powder. Add a little amount of water to it, just to make a pasty consistency. Apply this paste on achy regions and leave overnight.

      Take two teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar with two teaspoons of honey (twice a day). Within a few hours the pain will be minimized.

      Gout remedy - There are some exercises you can do in order to seek relief from the pains of gouts. However, the exercises must be done regularly, and must focus on the affected joints. Stretching joints and muscles help you to maintain a range of motion. Exercise by putting each joint through full motion. Perform such exercises 2-3 times a day for at least fifteen minutes each time.

      Bananas serve a good remedy for curing gout. Consume 3-4 bananas a day. Bananas are rich in minerals like phosphorus which can chemically react with the uric acid deposits and eliminate them from the system.

      Increase the intake of citrus fruits, berries, tomatoes, green pepper and leafy green vegetables which have high content of vitamin C. They reduce inflammation produced in gouts. The amalaki (Indian Gooseberry) is one of the richest sources of vitamin C. Make it a point to eat about three to four fresh fruits of this herb on a daily basis. This is one of the best diet for gout.

      Home remedy for gout - Simple water can also help to a great extent in curing gout. Drink excess of water that is eight to ten glasses per day as they will cause the toxic uric acid to flow away and this will reduce its level.

      Soak the feet in Epsom salt if the pain is concentrated in big toe. Add two cups of Epsom salt in warm water; soak the feet in it and keep it till the water starts losing its heat.

      Soak a piece of white flannel cloth in warm castor oil and place it over the affected areas. Wrap it with plastic and apply heating pads. This is one of the important home remedies for gout.

      Black cherry really works wonders with gout pains. Drink concentrated juice of black cherry at regular intervals throughout the day. This will relieve you from the pain.

      Alfalfa is a good source of minerals that helps to reduce the content of serum uric acid. This prevents the deposition and future conditions of gout. This is an effective gout cure.

      Increase the amount of strawberries in your diet. Strawberries are rich sources of vitamin C. However, the strawberries must be fresh, and several of them must be eaten per day. This is one of the useful gout remedy.

      If you want a quick remedy for your gout pains, then a very convenient way is to apply ice on the affected regions. This will reduce the pains immediately, but this remedy is only temporary. You will need some other remedy to remove the deposits from the internal system.

      Boil one tea-spoon of pepper in one cup of vinegar and one cup of water, dab this mixtu

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for gout and asteoarthritis?
    I am a gout patient. I like to know what are alternatives to traditional medication which could treat gout diseases.

    Many Thanks and Have a Nice

    • ANSWER:
      If you're a gout patient, then it's assumed that you're already knowledgeable about excessive bodily production of uric acid and the necessity to reduce dietary purines, so I won't discuss those points.

      Get more cherries in your diet, but stay away from those cheap canned or jarred cherries. Fresh or frozen are best. Juice concentrate might be OK, but its pasteurization destroys some of its benefricial flavonoids, which supposedly lower uric acid and reduce inflammation. Blueberries and blackberries may possibly provide the same benefit.

      Drink 10-12 glasses per day of water, in order to help flush out uric acid crystals.

      Cut back or eliminate alcohol consumption, because it interferes with the removal of uric acid from the body.

      Exposure to lead can cause gout. So have your doctor test your system for excessive lead levels. Metallic toxins can be removed from the body with a number of naturopathic/alternative remedies . Ask your doctor about chelation therapy treatments (usually via EDTA as chelator) as an alternative treatment for heavy metal removal. Calcium citrate supplements and calcium rich foods help to eliminate heavy metals. Dairy products almonds, broccoli, collards, kale, legumes, oranges, sesame seeds, and tofu are rich in calcium. Also try to eat as many chlorophyll-rich dark greens as possible to help remove heavy metals from your body. Sodium alginate from seaweeds and apple cider vinegar are known to bind heavy metals. Supplementation with the mineral selenium is another way to reduce heavy metal load. Sulfur rich vegetables such as onions and garlic help to remove heavy metals from the body too. Sulfur is also found in dairy products; most concentrated in whey protein. A cheap and convenient form of sulfur is the supplement MSM, which provides a second benefit of antiinflammation.

      To reduce painful symptoms, you should definitely be on an anti-inflammatory diet supplemented with various anti-inflammatory agents.

      Anti-inflammatory whole foods :

      cabbage, ginger, basil, strawberry, black tea, blueberry, turmeric, rosemary, clove, cinnamon, sarsaparilla, citrus fruits, pineapple, cold ocean water fish (especially wild sockeye salmon), garlic, flax seeds, red onion, brocolli, red apple

      Anti-inflammatory supplements :

      bromelain, citrus bioflavonoids (often come with premium vitamin C tablets), MSM, S-adenosyl-methionine (SAMe), alpha lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, vitamin C, quercetin, astaxanthin, silymarin

      Anti-inflammatory herbal extracts :

      milk thistle, boswellia, gugulipids, fish oil, high lignan flax seed oil (both ALA and lignan), blue-green algae such as spirulina, borage seed oil, black currant oil, evening primrose seed oil, yarrow, olive leaf, marshmallow, fennel fruit extract, pau d'arco, hawthorn, white willow bark, licorice root, and cat's claw

  9. QUESTION:
    What are some good treatment options for gout?
    I've had battles with gout off and on for a couple of years. I don't know why but the attacks always get worse when the weather warms up even a little bit. I never have an attack in the winter. I quit drinking so that should help. I haven't seen anything about drinking soda but I swear that when I drink soda my gout gets real bad. I can't take antiinflammatory drugs and this other medicine I've taken in the past takes the pain away but makes me sicker than a dog. The only thing that seems to help is cherry juice but I can only find it at the health food store for like and it only lasts a couple of weeks. The cababage leaf thing was nasty and didn't do anything for my foot. I've had gout so bad I couldn't even walk from my car to the pharmacy to get my medicine. My question is what else works? Do I have to drink the actual cherry juice or could I take some sort of capsule? If you've had gout what has worked for you to prevent or cure the symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      I wrote this answer in a previous question :
      I use all of the following remedies.
      But curently I use the Apple Cider Vinegar and regular celery intake as per below.

      Cherry juice can work but it is full of sugar.
      Eat fresh cherries.
      I have a section in my Gout Aware site
      http://www.gout-aware.com

      Apple Cider Vinegar : 1 x tablespoon mixed with a table spoon of filtered water, make sure it is organic with "Mother" still in it , add honey to taste and take about an hour after a meal 3 times a day..this will regulate your pH levels and reduce them...clean your teeth also after using this as it stains..then after an attack reduce this to once a day.
      The vinegar also helps weight control.

      Drink Plenty of water ( filtered) 2 litres a day. This in its self can cease Gouty activity.

      Occasionally use Baking Soda ( small amounts only and not long term due to its salt content, 1 x teaspoon with a large glass of water only in the beginning of an attack )

      Celery extract and celery oil blends. ( every day )
      I use 3mg celery extract with 2 mls celery oil..

      always seek a medical opinion before starting any low purine diet or taking any herb or medicine.
      check your medicines for side effects as there are many for any gout pills supplied by a doctor or health practitioner

  10. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between gout and arthritis?
    Ok, I've been reading about natural remedies at http://gout101.com but i'm not sure just what the difference is between that and arthritis?

    • ANSWER:
      Gout is a form of arthritis.

      There are three main forms of arthritis.

      The first, and most common is osteoarthritis. This is caused by wear and tear of the joints. It usually occurs in old age or after injury or excessive use of the joint.

      The second, autoimmune arthritis. This occurs when the immune system begins to attack itself. This generally occurs in woman under the age of 50, but can happen to anyone. The main forms are Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus and Psoriatic Arthritis.

      The third is gout or crystal forms of arthritis. This is usually caused by increased levels of uric acid in the blood. This type of arthritis usually affects middle age men and those of ethnic minorities.

      There are other forms of arthritis, approximately 140 different conditions come under the umbrella of 'arthritis'.

      I hope that's helpful.

      .....

  11. QUESTION:
    Can anyone suggest some herbal remedies for gout?
    My husband has been prescribed with medication for gout, which is causing side effects and doesn't seem to be clearing the problem up
    Many Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Rosie,

      Some of the problems related to conventional medications for GOUT are

      Pain relievers such as Tylenol or other more potent analgesics are used to manage pain. Anti-inflammatory agents such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are used to decrease joint inflammation, but common side effects of NSAIDS include irritation of the gastrointestinal system, stomach ulcers and intestinal problems , and even intestinal bleeding. Corticosteroids, such as prednisone, given in short courses, are powerful anti-inflammatory agents for treating acute gout; yet long-term chronic use of corticosteroids is discouraged because of serious long-term side effects. Probenecid (Benemid) and sulfinpyrazone (Anturane) are medications that are commonly used to decrease uric acid blood levels by increasing the excretion of uric acid into the urine. Since these drugs can cause kidney stones patients with a history of kidney stones should seek other options. Allopurinol (Zyloprim) lowers the blood uric acid level by preventing uric acid production, but medication is used with caution in patients with poor kidney function, as they are at a particular risk of developing side effects, including rash and liver damage.

      Herbal and homeopathic remedies have been used for centuries to treat a number of conditions, including gout. Harpagophytum procumbens (indigenous to the Kalahari Desert and is exclusive to Africa) has been used for many years to promote joint health and stability.

      Glucosamine sulphate has been approved for the promotion of joint and cartilage health in more than 70 countries throughout the world, while Boswellia serata extracts address swelling joints, pain and tender tissues naturally, without side effects.

      Check out these 2 hugely popular remedies (one of which is specific for gout) and see if that helps. http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/products/goutgone.htm and http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/products/jointeaseplus.htm

      Hope all this helped

      Good Luck!

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the best methods for curing pain from gout?
    I have pain in my feet and unable to walk easily. I think I have gout. What are the best remedies for this condition

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    Is there a good home remedy for gout?
    I know someone who was recently diagnosed with gout, is there something that could possibly treat this condition that is safe to use?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends where it is. My father had gout and they could never do anything for him. It was in the wrong place.It was about 4 inches in front of his big toe.

  14. QUESTION:
    What kind of foods to NOT eat if you have a gout?
    Hi, my dad has a gout on his foot... I'm concerned, and wondering if anyone can give me a list of what to eat and what NOT to eat if you have a gout. Help will be appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Blah Blah

      Causes of Gout
      Gout is caused by excessive accumulation of uric acid in the tissues. The underlying cause of uric acid accumulation is unknown, yet research has found that it can basically be attributed to metabolic or kidney problems. Increased production of uric acid may be the result of metabolic enzyme defects, certain types of chronic anemia, or other complex conditions. Dehydration and kidney disease can cause poor clearance of uric acid from the body.

      Proper diet, nutrition, and metabolic balance all play crucial roles in the prevention and treatment of this disease. The conception of gout as a condition of affluence is tenuous, but a heavy diet, particularly organ meats that increase amount of uric acid, and alcohol consumption, can hinder the removal of uric acid by the kidneys.

      Although most people initiate a gout attack through poor lifestyle choices (obesity, rich foods, alcohol), 10%-15% of gout patients have attacks due to a metabolic problem, such as a deficiency of enzymes (xanthine oxidase) and purine imbalances. Purines come from certain foods (meat products, especially liver and other organ meats, sausages and other processed meats, anchovies, crab, shrimp, milk, eggs, and many beans, including soy), but are also normally present, in the form of DNA and RNA in the cells. Purines are broken down into uric acid, which is then normally excreted through the urine.

      Medications, including aspirin and diuretics, can cause gout by putting extra stress on the kidneys; these drugs cause 25% of new gout cases. Kidney stones and other kidney problems are present in 90% of gout sufferers, because urate crystals also accumulate in the kidneys.

      Quick Action Plan for Gout

      1. The goal of diet for those with gout is to reduce the production of uric acid to normal levels. Cherries, and all rich colored berries, such as blueberries, are recommended. Consume half a pound of fresh or unsweetened frozen cherries per day for a period of three to six weeks as a healing protocol.

      2. Organic cherry juice is especially good for gout, as are many of the new "magic juices" such as Goji, Acai and Noni juice, puree or powder. Pomegranate fruit extracts have been shown to be effective as well.

      3. Eliminate alcohol consumption, which both increases uric acid production and reduces uric acid excretion in the kidneys. Gout sufferers should also maintain a low-purine diet, which completely omits organ meats, shellfish, yeast (brewer's and baker's), herring, sardines, mackerel, and anchovies.

      4. Intake of dried legumes, spinach, asparagus, fish, poultry, and mushrooms, should also be curtailed. Refined carbohydrates and saturated fats are best kept to a minimum.

      5. Drink plenty of pure water, because it keeps urine diluted and promotes the excretion of uric acid.

      6. Test for food and environmental allergies and avoid all foods and substances to which you are allergic.

      7. Cleansing and Detoxification, including colon and bowel cleansing therapies, fasting, kidney and gallbladder flushes, physical medicine, and homeopathic remedies.

      8. In clinical trials with gout patients, devil's claw was found to relieve joint pain, as well as reduce blood cholesterol and uric acid levels. For gout sufferers, professionals can recommend: 1-2 g of dried powdered devil's claw root three times a day; 4-5 ml of (1:5) tincture three times a day; or 400 mg of dry solid extract (3:1) three times a day.

      9. The following nutritional supplements are recommended: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; 1.8 g daily), vitamin E (400-800 IU daily), folic acid (under a doctor's supervision, 10-40 mg daily), and quercetin with bromelain (125-250 mg three times a day between meals).

      Herbal Aids

      The eliminative organs must be improved. Drink apple cider vinegar with honey and bathe the area in hot apple cider vinegar. To speed healing, take MCP pectin (one teaspoonful three times a day). Herbal teas work well to relieve pain. Tincture of lobelia with apple cider vinegar baths on the afflicted parts is very good. A good herb combination is equal parts of skullcap, valerian, and yarrow taken in tea form to assist in freeing the toxic waste from the tissues and to eliminate the waste through the various excretory organs.

      Best of health to you

  15. QUESTION:
    Can a gout patient eat a bit of tofu in his meals?
    Tofu and soya bean products are not supposed to be consumed by gout sufferers. But can a little bit be eaten, daily?

    • ANSWER:
      Short answer: take a look at www.best-gout-remedies.com for info about tofu and soya bean products.

      Longer answer: it's really not so much what you take in if you have gout. It's helping your body get rid of the uric acid. Gout sufferer of 14 yrs here, and here's what I do...

      Drink lots of water, 1 oz for every 2 lbs of body weight, per day.
      Take allopurinol as a script, very inexpensive and very few side effects.
      Take celery seed pills to help the body not produce so much uric acid.
      Avoid anything that dehydrates the body, ie. beer, coffee, high fructose corn syrup.
      Drink 100% fruit juices. Red wine is acceptable for alcohol.

      I'm not sure off top of my head if tofu and soya bean products are bad for a gout sufferer. Bottom line: I've got my body used to eating things that a gout person isn't supposed to eat. I just eat them in moderation, and do the things I mentioned above.

      Good luck to you!

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the latest treatment, medicine for gout, please?
    I am having gout for the past five weeks. I am no over weight and eat food low in purines. I have been taking allopurinol but the pain just wont go away, I feel.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi TruthSeeker (right name)

      Causes of Gout
      Gout is caused by excessive accumulation of uric acid in the tissues. The underlying cause of uric acid accumulation is unknown, yet research has found that it can basically be attributed to metabolic or kidney problems. Increased production of uric acid may be the result of metabolic enzyme defects, certain types of chronic anemia, or other complex conditions. Dehydration and kidney disease can cause poor clearance of uric acid from the body.

      Proper diet, nutrition, and metabolic balance all play crucial roles in the prevention and treatment of this disease. The conception of gout as a condition of affluence is tenuous, but a heavy diet, particularly organ meats that increase amount of uric acid, and alcohol consumption, can hinder the removal of uric acid by the kidneys.

      Although most people initiate a gout attack through poor lifestyle choices (obesity, rich foods, alcohol), 10%-15% of gout patients have attacks due to a metabolic problem, such as a deficiency of enzymes (xanthine oxidase) and purine imbalances. Purines come from certain foods (meat products, especially liver and other organ meats, sausages and other processed meats, anchovies, crab, shrimp, milk, eggs, and many beans, including soy), but are also normally present, in the form of DNA and RNA in the cells. Purines are broken down into uric acid, which is then normally excreted through the urine.

      Medications, including aspirin and diuretics, can cause gout by putting extra stress on the kidneys; these drugs cause 25% of new gout cases. Kidney stones and other kidney problems are present in 90% of gout sufferers, because urate crystals also accumulate in the kidneys.

      Quick Action Plan for Gout

      1. The goal of diet for those with gout is to reduce the production of uric acid to normal levels. Cherries, and all rich colored berries, such as blueberries, are recommended. Consume half a pound of fresh or unsweetened frozen cherries per day for a period of three to six weeks as a healing protocol.

      2. Organic cherry juice is especially good for gout, as are many of the new "magic juices" such as Goji, Acai and Noni juice, puree or powder. Pomegranate fruit extracts have been shown to be effective as well.

      3. Eliminate alcohol consumption, which both increases uric acid production and reduces uric acid excretion in the kidneys. Gout sufferers should also maintain a low-purine diet, which completely omits organ meats, shellfish, yeast (brewer's and baker's), herring, sardines, mackerel, and anchovies.

      4. Intake of dried legumes, spinach, asparagus, fish, poultry, and mushrooms, should also be curtailed. Refined carbohydrates and saturated fats are best kept to a minimum.

      5. Drink plenty of pure water, because it keeps urine diluted and promotes the excretion of uric acid.

      6. Test for food and environmental allergies and avoid all foods and substances to which you are allergic.

      7. Cleansing and Detoxification, including colon and bowel cleansing therapies, fasting, kidney and gallbladder flushes, physical medicine, and homeopathic remedies.

      8. In clinical trials with gout patients, devil's claw was found to relieve joint pain, as well as reduce blood cholesterol and uric acid levels. For gout sufferers, professionals can recommend: 1-2 g of dried powdered devil's claw root three times a day; 4-5 ml of (1:5) tincture three times a day; or 400 mg of dry solid extract (3:1) three times a day.

      9. The following nutritional supplements are recommended: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; 1.8 g daily), vitamin E (400-800 IU daily), folic acid (under a doctor's supervision, 10-40 mg daily), and quercetin with bromelain (125-250 mg three times a day between meals).

      Herbal Aids

      The eliminative organs must be improved. Drink apple cider vinegar with honey and bathe the area in hot apple cider vinegar. To speed healing, take MCP pectin (one teaspoonful three times a day). Herbal teas work well to relieve pain. Tincture of lobelia with apple cider vinegar baths on the afflicted parts is very good. A good herb combination is equal parts of skullcap, valerian, and yarrow taken in tea form to assist in freeing the toxic waste from the tissues and to eliminate the waste through the various excretory organs.

      Best of health to you

  17. QUESTION:
    Can you take Glucosamine Chondroitin if you have gout? Or should you not since it contains shellfish?
    I have heard gout can be triggered by shellfish, so if this is true should someone stay away from the Glucosamine Chondroitin pills since they contain shellfish and might cause a flare up of gout?

    • ANSWER:
      Wish I knew more about this, haven't heard anything. You can google on "gout glucosamine" and see what you find.

      If shellfish is high in purines, it will add more uric acid to your system. If your body gets too much uric acid, it pools in the joints, then forms crystals, then immune system attacks, then you get inflammation and the painful gout.

      I don't know if the amount of shellfish in the GC would be high enough to cause problems. Talk to your doctor.

      Check www.best-gout-remedies.com, it's the best website I've found for general info on anything gout. They may or may not have anything about GC, but it'll help you do other things to get rid of your gout.

      Good luck to you!

  18. QUESTION:
    Any good remedies for chronic gout or diet recommendations for gout?
    Have had occasional gout turn (once or twice a year) into chronic gout 8-9 times a year. Do not smoke or drink but have some diet issues to address.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to avoid animal proteins, red meat, fatty foods, organ meats, anchovies, herrings, mackerel that are high in uric acid.

      Drink plenty of fluids to dilute uric acid & purines in your body.

      Some say coffee can lower uric acid, but don't start drinking if you don't.

      Vit Ester C might lower uric acid, I'd suggest 3000mg/day.
      Also cherries & other dark red & blue berries have lots of antioxidants in them.

      Google: mayo clinic>>diseases>>gout

      Good luck

  19. QUESTION:
    Help to get rid of or cease the pain from Gout?
    Looking for natural remedies--my Mom is on a lot of medicines already and cannot take NSAIDS. She is also diabetic. Anything helpful is appreciated! thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      A new drug is out, but I've researched and celery seed pills can do the same thing as this new drug. I'm a gout sufferer and I've started taking these two natural remedies: taking celery seed pills and drinking water with a 1/2 tsp of baking soda in it. I do both about 3 times a day.

      The baking soda water helps to make the body alkaline (the opposite of acidic). An alkaline body gets rid of uric acid more easily, and the uric acid crystals are what cause the pain of gout.

      The celery seed has been shown to block the production of a certain chemical in the body, and this chemical is what helps the liver create uric acid. So if that certain chemical is blocked, the theory is the liver won't create as much uric acid. And that's a good thing for a gout sufferer. Estimate is 5.1 million in the U.S. And again, this new drug claims to do the same thing. I'd rather try celery seed, which is what I'm doing.

      And yes, diet is very important too. Eat fruits, veggies, drink lots of water, 1 oz for every 2 lbs of body weight, eat sour dairy (cottage cheese, sour cream, plain yogurt such as in a smoothie).

      I also take allopurinol, which the script costs me $.65 a month. It helps the body get rid of uric acid. It's not an NSAID, so your mom might be able to take that too. There are no side effects for me with allopurinol.

      Best of luck to you and your mom!

      Btw, the advice about avoiding vitamin C... not so sure about that... vitamin C helps the body to be alkaline... oranges, lemons, limes are all on the list of good fruits to eat. So I feel that vitamin C is just fine and should be eaten.

  20. QUESTION:
    What causes gout? I suffer from this quite severely and it comes on without warning.?
    I would love to know if anyone has a remedy without prescribed medicines.
    Thanks for any advise in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Never had it myself , but know those who did. I understand it comes from uric acid forming crystals in the flesh and causes hellacious pain. I am told cherries, cherry juice, cranberries and cranberry juice is a good remedy for the gout. My buddy found out he got it from drinking beer, and a fair amount of it. His darling bride said" maybe you should stop drinking", his immediate and firm reply was " it don't hurt THAT bad". He is funny. And sore.

  21. QUESTION:
    I have gout and i was wondering how effective home remedies are in relieving inflammation caused by gout?
    If you have gout and have tried some effective home remedies that worked for you, maybe you could pass on that experience to me?

    • ANSWER:
      omg gout feels like someone took a hammer to your foot or like razors are slashing you or your foot is broken.

      I am extremely into herbs and natural treatments but have not found a gout remedy..of course lack of funds keeps me fro/m buying/trying too much

      I saw some ads and sites online that may or may not work.

      I do not and have not taken any prescription or over the counter drugs for anything except maybe dental work/infection and if I go to hospital, but I do take cochicine and am grateful to have it. I have a little stockpile in case something happens and I can't get more. out
      Drug details for Allopurinol

      Drug details for Allopurinol after a neighbor told me of her side effects. So far to first sign I take a .6 mg cochicine and maybe one or two more that day. Within 2 or at most 3 days it is gone for some months and then returns. I cannot stand the pain and figure several tablets a year should not hurt me much.

      They just stopped making it but have a generic they now use that pharmacist says is the same drug

      I once in great while take ibuprofen if I get an attack. Scared to take too much as nsaids drugs caused permanent kidney damage in my mom and she had to go on dialysis which increased her risk of heart attacks greatly,. She never had any heart disease in about 77 years and in a year on dialysis had 9 in two years the last killing her (well really the hospital did with a drug they told me would kill here as they sent her to the palliative unit despite her doing better) but I am scared to wind up in her plight.

      But I do take these two drugs on a very occasionally basis. Sometime allopathic is a great help but I really limit it whenever possible. There may well be somethign as effective but I have not had the money to try much but I am happy with the cochicine. It is a miracle worker for me in this instance.

      A lot of people like numeric for inflammation.

      I do eat a pretty strong alkaline diet as someone mentioned above being a vegan about 18 months and eating 50% raw and about 80-85% produce on most days but noticed no reduction in gout attacks. Once I messed up at a buffet and had quite a bit of meat and got an attack soon after; however, I also got them when eating vegan, no alcohol etc

      I have read cherries and cherry juice help. My doctor said it had to be sour cherry but my research said any kind. I have some concentrate in the fridge and shelf but I always forget to use it when I need to.

      if trying natural you should find a lot of comprehensive help here

      http://www.holisticonline.com/Remedies/Health_Problems.htm click on gout

      also research here

      http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=gout+natural&ei=UTF-8&fr=moz2-ytff-

      sorry I do not have more personal experience to pass on but that 1st site tells everything from nutritional therapy to herbs to chiropractic to massage and other stuff so maybe there is help there

  22. QUESTION:
    I am looking for home remedies for gout and ways to prevent it from getting worse once it flares up.?
    My diet is not rich in meat or shellfish and I get this periodically. The medication prescribed by the doctor did not help much. I need something that will ease the symptoms once they start. I've seen ads for remedies on the internet but am skeptical about them. Has anyone experienced this and found something that will help?

    • ANSWER:
      Of course gout is caused by crystals formed by too high of uric acid levels. It is basically a form of Arthritis. Change it diet will not always help, due to the fact some people just have high uric acid levels normally.

      Here are some things that can help ease the symptoms, but remember not everything works for everyone.

      1. Cherry Extract - You can get this at most health food stores.
      2. Celery Seed Extract - Put in warm water as a tea.
      3. Ibuprofen - Anti Inflammatory will help break up the crystals, but BE CAREFUL, as NSAIDS can cause liver damage, and stomach problems if you take too much.
      4. Drink plenty of water.
      5. Put an ice pack on the effective area to draw out the heat.

      The only thing that I've found that the doctor could give me was Indocin. It is an anti-inflammatory that worked very well.

      I've taken Cherry Extract daily for 2 years, and I've not had an attack since. Maybe that could help you as well.

      Good Luck.

  23. QUESTION:
    Remedies for high urea, uric acid, cholesterol, triglycerides?
    I have a high urea, uric acid, cholesterol, triglycerides in my blood test. Are there any home remedies to reduce these? Also have High BP

    • ANSWER:
      Urea nitrogen: Normal values range from 12 to 20 grams per 24 hours.
      High levels usually indicate:--
      * Too much protein intake
      * Increased protein breakdown in the body
      Uric acid: Normal values range between 3.5 and 7.2 mg/dL.
      Greater-than-normal levels of uric acid (hyperuricemia) may be due to:
      * Acidosis
      * Alcoholism
      * Diabetes
      * Gout
      * Hypoparathyroidism
      * Lead poisoning
      * Leukemia
      * Nephrolithiasis
      * Polycythemia vera
      * Renal failure
      * Toxemia of pregnancy
      * Purine-rich diet
      * Excessive exercise
      * Chemotherapy-related side effects
      Adopt DASH diet (Mediterranean diet). Eat a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet, which includes cottage cheese, fat-free milk, fish, vegetables, poultry, and egg whites. Use monounsaturated oils such as olive, peanut, and canola oils or polyunsaturated oils such as corn, safflower, soy, sunflower, cottonseed, and soybean oils. Avoid foods with excess fat in them such as meat (especially liver and fatty meat), egg yolks, whole milk, cream, butter, shortening, pastries, cakes, cookies, gravy, peanut butter, chocolate, olives, potato chips, coconut, cheese (other than cottage cheese), coconut oil, palm oil, and fried foods.

  24. QUESTION:
    what might be some medical and or natural remedies for gout?
    yonger brother has this problem, sounds pretty sore, want to help, what might be some remedies to help relieve the pain, thankyou

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, gout is madness in the joint.
      The testing takes a really long time, especially if you are in pain.
      Cure 1: Cherry juice, drink it lots. Drink lots of water.
      Cure 2: Wrap affected area in warm cabbage leaves as poultice.
      Cure 3: To prevent, eat celery every day.
      Cure 4: Avoid purines (protiens in red meats, meat broths, beans, chick peas).

  25. QUESTION:
    Is Goutezol a trusted medicine for treating gout?
    It's showing up on different sites and I wanted to know if it was a trusted brand and medicine for treating gout. Has anyone tried it before and if you have, would you recommend it? Also, are there any side effects of taking goutezol?

    • ANSWER:
      Goutezol is a concentration of different natural herbs that gives some anti-inflammatory effect. For example, one of the main ingredient is Mulberry which contains plenty of bioflavonoid called Morin which gives short term pain relief and anti-inflammatory effect.

      But if you really understand the root of the disease, you will realize that all so-called natural herbs based treatment for gout are just temporary. They cannot stop the re-occurrence of the awful gout attacks.

      Gout is the result of un-natural diet and lifestyle. Thus, it is not a natural disease. Human are not suppose to have urate crystals form in the body. You have to understand the whole process of uric acid crystals formation in order to cure your gout problem completely. You need something that is alkaline to neutralize those excess uric acids in the body. As far as understand (from the ingredient list of Goutezol), it doesn't provide that kind of alkalizing effect.

      Natural Remedies CANNOT Cure an Unnatural Disease...

  26. QUESTION:
    Is there seafood you can eat if you have gout?
    I'm asian and have gout. The hardest thing to give up is seafood. So is there?

    • ANSWER:
      yes and no...

      I have the gout as well and if I take grape seed extract twice a day I can still have seafood IN MODERATION. I love seafood and sometimes I get carried away at the buffet. Samsclub (if your in the USA) used to sell the best grape seed extract but I have not seen it there in a while. Another "temp cure" for the gout is black cherry juice. I don't like the taste but it work good too. You should take your "medicine" for a couple of weeks befor trying any seafood.

      Here is a link to some other natural remedies for gout- find one that works best for you and try a little seafood.
      http://www.natural-remedies-for.com/physical_health/gout/
      Hope this helps...
      Wildman

  27. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of soreness from gout?
    I have been suffering from painful gout in my knee that has migrated down to my ankle for about a month now. I've tried strawberries, and I am currently drinking cherry juice in hopes of getting rid of this. I'd rather not deal with the side effects of prescription remedies that have been suggested to me. I am a 51-year old male and I currently weigh more than the recommended weight for my height.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, 38yr old male battling gout for 13yrs, doc says hereditary mainly. Two BLT's in a day and I'm on the sickening med's the next day...colchricine. You name the med I've been on it. Once the crystal's settle in aparticular area, the damage is done. NSAIDS are your best bet for pain, my attacks are usually severe enough for injections of Torodol & Decadron at the doc's office. As far as natural remediess, I've found dark cherry extract {capsules only} works. Juice has too many unwanted calories and sugars. Allopurinol should be taken daily, perscribed by doctor. I'm up to 900mg a day to maintain a 5-6 uric acid count. Be warned continous gout attacks can cause lumps of tissue forming on your elbows, knees , ankles, and anywhere else it decides to go. I don't know how serious your attacks are, but I don't know of anyone who has it as bad as I do. My worse case scenario, I had to have my left knee operated on to remove a painful bursitis on the kneecap. 13 staples north to south. If I can be of any assistance let me know. Jeffrey

  28. QUESTION:
    What things can my dad to to help with his gout in his foot and ankle?
    He doesn't really drink--I mean maybe 2 or 3 a year and only at social events, just casual drinking is not his thing, and he has completely cut back on cokes (especially diet ones, we heard those were awful for it, so he has NONE of those--only the occasional coke). He's a very active man and will be 50 on Tues. It's really buggin him now cuz I got married Saturday and he was trying to suck it up and walk me down the aisle without limping (which I was not that concerned about, I just wanted him to get me down!) and didn't stay off it like he prolly should have this weekend so its even worse, any home remedies you know of that could help? He's got total white coat syndrome as we call it, petrified of the Dr., so if we can get it under control without him having to go it would be best! any tips would be really appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Eating lots of fresh cherries every day is a great cure.My mother has tried it and it worked on her gout in her foot.

      Causes of Gout
      Gout is caused by excessive accumulation of uric acid in the tissues. The underlying cause of uric acid accumulation is unknown, yet research has found that it can basically be attributed to metabolic or kidney problems. Increased production of uric acid may be the result of metabolic enzyme defects, certain types of chronic anemia, or other complex conditions. Dehydration and kidney disease can cause poor clearance of uric acid from the body.

      Proper diet, nutrition, and metabolic balance all play crucial roles in the prevention and treatment of this disease. The conception of gout as a condition of affluence is tenuous, but a heavy diet, particularly organ meats that increase amount of uric acid, and alcohol consumption, can hinder the removal of uric acid by the kidneys.

      Although most people initiate a gout attack through poor lifestyle choices (obesity, rich foods, alcohol), 10%-15% of gout patients have attacks due to a metabolic problem, such as a deficiency of enzymes (xanthine oxidase) and purine imbalances. Purines come from certain foods (meat products, especially liver and other organ meats, sausages and other processed meats, anchovies, crab, shrimp, milk, eggs, and many beans, including soy), but are also normally present, in the form of DNA and RNA in the cells. Purines are broken down into uric acid, which is then normally excreted through the urine.

      Medications, including aspirin and diuretics, can cause gout by putting extra stress on the kidneys; these drugs cause 25% of new gout cases. Kidney stones and other kidney problems are present in 90% of gout sufferers, because urate crystals also accumulate in the kidneys.

      Quick Action Plan for Gout

      1. The goal of diet for those with gout is to reduce the production of uric acid to normal levels. Cherries, and all rich colored berries, such as blueberries, are recommended. Consume half a pound of fresh or unsweetened frozen cherries per day for a period of three to six weeks as a healing protocol.

      2. Organic cherry juice is especially good for gout, as are many of the new "magic juices" such as Goji, Acai and Noni juice, puree or powder. Pomegranate fruit extracts have been shown to be effective as well.

      3. Eliminate alcohol consumption, which both increases uric acid production and reduces uric acid excretion in the kidneys. Gout sufferers should also maintain a low-purine diet, which completely omits organ meats, shellfish, yeast (brewer's and baker's), herring, sardines, mackerel, and anchovies.

      4. Intake of dried legumes, spinach, asparagus, fish, poultry, and mushrooms, should also be curtailed. Refined carbohydrates and saturated fats are best kept to a minimum.

      5. Drink plenty of pure water, because it keeps urine diluted and promotes the excretion of uric acid.

      6. Test for food and environmental allergies and avoid all foods and substances to which you are allergic.

      7. Cleansing and Detoxification, including colon and bowel cleansing therapies, fasting, kidney and gallbladder flushes, physical medicine, and homeopathic remedies.

      8. In clinical trials with gout patients, devil's claw was found to relieve joint pain, as well as reduce blood cholesterol and uric acid levels. For gout sufferers, professionals can recommend: 1-2 g of dried powdered devil's claw root three times a day; 4-5 ml of (1:5) tincture three times a day; or 400 mg of dry solid extract (3:1) three times a day.

      9. The following nutritional supplements are recommended: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; 1.8 g daily), vitamin E (400-800 IU daily), folic acid (under a doctor's supervision, 10-40 mg daily), and quercetin with bromelain (125-250 mg three times a day between meals).

      Herbal Aids

      The eliminative organs must be improved. Drink apple cider vinegar with honey and bathe the area in hot apple cider vinegar. To speed healing, take MCP pectin (one teaspoonful three times a day). Herbal teas work well to relieve pain. Tincture of lobelia with apple cider vinegar baths on the afflicted parts is very good. A good herb combination is equal parts of skullcap, valerian, and yarrow taken in tea form to assist in freeing the toxic waste from the tissues and to eliminate the waste through the various excretory organs.

  29. QUESTION:
    What causes gout and is it serious ?
    Is gout brought on by poor diet and alcohol,or is it in your genetic makeup ? My father had it,and now i fear i may have it too.Im not overweight,im a moderate drinker,and i would say my diet is fairly healthy,i exercise daily and im quite an active person,so what do you think ?

    • ANSWER:
      A "poor diet" in gout terms means any food or drink that
      1) dehydrates the body,
      2) adds purines to the body (which turn into uric acid),
      3) restricts the body from getting rid of uric acid

      So to say alcohol causes gout, well alcohol isn't going to add uric acid to your system, but it will dehydrate the body and restrict the body from getting rid of uric acid.

      Yes, I don't doubt that your genetic makeup could affect your body's ability to over produce or under expel uric acid.

      Here's my standard answer for gout questions on here, I've refined it to cover many topics over the past few months...

      Fellow gout sufferer here. I've discovered that there's a ton of people out there that get gout and just are not sure what to do. What can I eat, what meds are there, how do I avoid this, what causes gout, etc. So here's my information that I've learned in 10 years of fighting gout, and I seem to be getting it under control.

      Best website I’ve found so far: www.best-gout-remedies.com.

      For gout attacks, indomethacine and/ or colchicine. You'll need scripts from your dr. for these.

      For the rest of your life, do these things: drink lots of water, 1 oz for every 2 lbs of body weight, each day. Once or twice a day, sip on 8 oz of water mixed with 1/2 tsp of baking soda. Helps the body be more alkaline (opposite of acidic) and get rid of uric acid.

      Take allopurinol every day. Very inexpensive and no side effects, you’ll need a script for this. Helps the body get rid of uric acid.

      Take celery seed pills. These may help the liver not to create so much uric acid. For diet, stay away from things that dehydrate the body, like beer and coffee. Don't eat organ meats, high fructose corn syrup. Eat lots of fruits and veggies, cottage cheese, sour cream, plain yogurt in smoothies mixed with orange juice and fruit. Drink fruit juices that are 100% juice, V8 Fusion is my favorite, it comes in many flavors.

      Educate yourself on foods that are high in purines, avoid these foods as the body turns purines into uric acid.

      Good luck to you!

  30. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any experiences with gout they can share?
    Personal experience, family members who suffer? Remedies that have worked for you? Things your doctor recommended?

    Has anyone tried natural remedies like this http://gout101.com?

    Have you had any luck with prescription medication?

    • ANSWER:
      For me, my gout will come back if I don't follow the things I learned to eliminate it .
      First I had to lay off aspirin. I was taking too much of this because at the time I was exposed to diesel exhaust that triggered headaches.
      Second, I was eating allot of cruciferous veggies during the week; mainly cabbage, cauliflower , and Brussels sprouts.
      All of this combined had to be minimized for my gout to go away, even though blood work showed that my uric acid blood levels were within the normal range. I also increased my water intake which also helped.

  31. QUESTION:
    What are your opinions of natural versus prescription medications for gout?
    Has anyone tried both? D o you have an opinion of which is better? Had anyone tried natural remedies like they recommend at http://www.gout101.com?

    Has anyone had luck with controlling gout through diet alone?

    • ANSWER:
      Ever seen the ad on TV where the guy is carrying a jug of Uric acid around with him? It is about the stupidest ad's I've seen.

      Everyone I have ever known that has Gout and uses prescriptions, has gout for a very long time, if not forever. I here them talk about gout attacks.

      People has use herbs or cherries are gout free in a few short months depending on how serious they want to be free of gout.

      Unsweetened whole cherries from your food chain are generally the cheapest way to go when using cherries.

      From the health food store you can get concentrated unsweetened cherry juice, bit pricey.

      Herbal, theres a few that work, off hand Nettle leaf. Other herbs include: Queen of the Meadow, Gravel Root, (Safflower Petals for pain).

      For the fastest relief use Nettle capsules as directed on the bottle every 12 hours, and 1 tablespoon of the whole Unsweetened cherries every 12 hours.

      Cause of gout products with yeast, Beer, breads, process lunch meat, and much more. Do a web search for yourself.

      I had gout twice, cured with cherries the first time and Nettles the second time, been gout free for 20 years.

  32. QUESTION:
    What can't you eat and what can you eat when you have gout?
    If you can please tell me anymore information about gout.

    One of my family members has it and I need to inform him of it.

    • ANSWER:
      Gout used to be called the rich man's disease
      but now allot of people get it.
      it is caused from eating meats and rich foods and drinking alcohol

      it can also be inherited or brought on by crash dieting / stress/ surgery or an injury.

      if you have it you can treat it naturally

      Druing a bout of gout eat only raw fruits and vegetables for two weeks.
      drink 5 to 6 glasses of juice daily fresh juice make from strawberries blueberries/ cherries or purple grapes
      all rich in the substances that counteract purines the organic compounds that contribute to uric acid is effective. in helping to prevent afurther attacks

      also eliminate such purine rich foods as red meats, meat gravies, mushrooms, mussels, herring, anchovies,

      in addition try to limit you intake of caffeine , dried lentils , fish, eggs, oatmeal, peas, and poultry,

      finally do not eat any fried foods or roasted nuts.
      when cooking oil is heated it becomes rancid and can destroy the vitamin E in your body which results in increased levels of uric acid

      the above diet is strict but if you stay on it for a couple of weeks you will get better
      once you are better you can add some of the foods back but you should take some added nutrients to prevent it from coming back

      Deficiencies in pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)
      and vitamins A and E can provoke an attack of gout.
      for daily supplements take
      100 Mg Vitamin B complex
      500 Mg Vitamin B5
      400 IU of vitamin E
      10,000 IU of vitamin A
      3000 to 5000 Mg Vitamin C
      taking these daily can hlep lower uric acid levels

      Celery seed tea
      Celery seeds are a time tested remedy for gout and arthritis the seed helps the kidneys to dispose of uric acid and work to reduce acidity in the body as a whole
      to make tea
      pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 tsp of freshly crushed seeds
      steep for 10 mins then strain drink one cup up to three times a day.

      Birch leaf tea
      the flavonoids and volatile oil in the leaves of both the silver and white birch tree are responsible for this rememdys potent diuretic effect drinking the tea will increase urine and there fore uric acid output
      to make
      pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 to 2 tsp of chopped leaves steep for ten mins strain drink one cup of birch leaf tea three times a day for up to eight weeks (no longer)

      if you try to lose weight do so cautiously crash diets and fasting for more than three days will sharply increase the level of ruic acid in your body.

  33. QUESTION:
    What is the best remedy for gout?
    What are ways in treating gout?
    What does one not eat when one has gout?

    • ANSWER:
      Because dietary management of gout is so restrictive and of limited benefit, medication is the best way to treat gout.

      The primary dietary modification traditionally recommended is a low-purine diet. Avoiding purines completely is impossible, but strive to limit them. People with gout should learn by trial and error what their personal limit is and which foods cause problems.

      Foods considered high in purine content include:

      * Alcoholic beverages (all types).
      * Some fish, seafood and shellfish, including anchovies, sardines, herring, mussels, codfish, scallops, trout and haddock.
      * Some meats, such as bacon, turkey, veal, venison and organ meats like liver.

      Foods considered moderate in purine content include:

      * Meats such as beef, chicken, duck, pork and ham.
      * Crab, lobster, oysters and shrimp.
      * Vegetables and beans such as asparagus, kidney beans, lentils, lima beans, mushrooms and spinach.

  34. QUESTION:
    What are the best remedies for Gout?
    I would like to know what are the best remedies for gout? Not involving drugs. My other half suffers from gout in his leg and sometimes ends up limping.

    • ANSWER:
      Gout is a common type of arthritis that occurs when an excessive amount of uric acid in the blood, tissues and urine crystallizes in the joints. People who have gout are unable to break down and excrete uric acid, a byproduct of digesting certain foods. It usually comes on suddenly, and can last from a few hours to several days. It can cause extremely sore toes or other areas of the foot, and because it frequently manifests itself in the big toe, it is also known as "gouty big toe". Another name is "gouty arthritis". Gout can also appear in an ear, heel of the hand, small hand joints, ankles, knees, elbows, or wrists with inflammation, swelling and intense pain from the buildup of uric acid crystals. Uric acid is the end product of the metabolism of a class of chemicals known as purines. In people with gout, the body does not have enough of the digestive enzyme uricase, and, as a result, uric acid builds up and crystallizes. Left uncontrolled, excessive excretion of uric acid in the urine can lead to the development of painful kidney stones, kidney disease, and even kidney failure.

      Gout is associated with high blood pressure, kidney disease, diabetes, atherosclerosis, and uric acid kidney stones.

      It is estimated that up to 2 million people have gout. Between 75-90% of gout sufferers are middle-aged males and 25% have family members with it. In women, uric acid starts building up after menopause, quite possibly due to the drop in estrogen.

      Remedies
      Folk
      Alfalfa is a good source of minerals and other nutrients that help reduce serum uric acid.

      Apple cider vinegar (ACV) Add some rose hips to vinegar and boil; dab on affected area. You may need to apply this mixture several times a day for a few weeks. The vinegar changes the blood pH so that the crystals will go into solution and be excreted.

      • Mix two teaspoons each of apple cider vinegar and raw honey in a glass of water and drink at mealtime.

      • Soak the foot in a mixture of 1/2 cup of ACV and three cups of hot water.

      Bilberry is high in anthocyanosides and flavonoids, which are helpful in overcoming gout.

      Black cherry juice Get some natural, concentrated black cherry juice and drink several tablespoons of the concentrate daily. You should expect relief in 48 hours.

      Black cohash moderates blood acidity.

      Blueberries are high in anti-inflammatory compounds called anthocyanins, which help ease the pain of gout.

      Buchu tea helps dissolve and flush out uric acid crystals.

      Castor oil packs Soak a piece of white flannel in warm castor oil, wring it out and place over the affected area; cover with plastic wrap and apply a heating pad. Do this for one hour twice daily.

      Cayenne pepper Boil one tablespoon of pepper in 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of water and dab onto the painful joint.

      • Mix cayenne with enough wintergreen oil to make a paste and apply to the affected area.

      Celery seeds These seeds are quite effective in relieving gout by eliminating uric acid from the body. According to James Duke, Ph.D., a medical botanist formerly with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, celery seeds contain about twenty different anti-inflammatory agents. Although there is little scientific research on celery seeds, according to Kerry Bone, a leading expert on herbal remedies in Australia, "it (sic) works brilliantly in patients." Recommended dosage is 500 mg (standardized to 450 mg of celery seed extract) 2x daily. Note: This remedy is not to be used by pregnant women because of its diuretic effect and the fact that it can encourage uterine contractions, or those with kidney disease because of its potential diuretic effect and that the plant's oils can worsen kidney inflammation.

      • Cook a tablespoon of celery seeds in two cups of water until they are soft; strain and drink 1/2 cup four times a day.

      Charcoal Take 1/2 -1 teaspoon of activated charcoal daily.

      • Make a poultice using � cup of activated charcoal, 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed and warm water to draw out the toxins.

      Cherries If you are lucky enough to have fresh cherries, eating 6-8 cherries daily will relieve the symptoms of gout. This remedy was reported in 1950 by Dr. Ludwig W. Blau who cured his own gout. Frozen and canned cherries may also be used. When you feel an attack coming on, eat 20-30 cherries immediately. Cherries are rich in compounds that prevent the destruction of collagen, which the body uses to form connective tissue. The connective tissue is damaged by gout. Cherries also have an enzyme that neutralizes uric acid and are high in anthocyanins which have high antioxidant properties as well as anti-inflammatory action. For greatest effectiveness eat them between meals.

      Devil's claw reduces uric acid levels and is a natural cleansing agent for toxic impurities. Take 400 mg of the dried extract 3x a day for as long as desired.

      DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide) is very effective in relieving pain and swelling caused by inflammation. It helps dissolve crystalline deposits.

      Garlic Eat several cloves of raw garlic daily. Mince the garlic and add it to black cherry juice for a potent remedy.

      Ginger Put 1/3 cup of ground ginger (buy in bulk to keep the cost down) in a bathtub of water and soak for 30 minutes. This will cause you to sweat (a good thing) which will help eliminate the uric acid from your tissues. When you are finished the bath be sure to rinse off thoroughly, as the ginger can cause skin irritation if it dries on your skin.

      Grapes are high in alkalines which lessen the acidity of uric acid and aid in its elimination from the body.

      Hawthorn is high in anthocyanosides and flavonoids, which are helpful in overcoming gout.

      Hydrangea is an anti-inflammatory.

      Ice Apply an ice pack for ten minutes, then alternate with a moist hot-towel compress, to soothe and numb the pain.

      Mullein Soak mullein leaves in a hot vinegar/water mixture. Pack the leaves on the affected area.

      Nettle contains alkaloids which neutralize uric acid.

      Parsley acts as a natural diuretic.

      Quercetin The flavonoid quercetin inhibits uric acid production in a similar fashion to commonly prescribed drugs for gout. Take 1000 mg of quercetin along with 1,000-1,500 mg of the enzyme bromelain (to enhance absorption) two to three times daily between meals. Bromelain also help reduce the inflammation.

      Red clover has traditionally been one of the standard remedies for gout, as well as removing toxins from the body, and treating psoriasis, eczema, and hot flashes. Studies have shown that red clover may thin the blood, so it should not be used by patients who are also taking an anticoagulant medication. While red clover is high in isoflavones, the reason it is helpful in treating gout has not been studied.

      Saffron neutralizes uric acid buildup.

      Spearmint Make a poultice of spearmint leaves and wrap the affected area.

      Strawberries Eating a cup of strawberries with each meal should bring quick relief. They neutralize uric acid.

      Yarrow Make a tea by using equal parts of yarrow and stinging nettles; strain, cool and drink several cups a day.

      Prevention
      • One of the best ways to prevent gout is to drink at least 6-8 eight ounce glasses of water, fresh juices or herb tea daily, especially at the first signs of gout. This will keep your urine diluted and will help your body excrete uric acid and prevent crystals from forming.

      • Eat foods high in potassium, as mentioned above.

      • Eating generous amounts of other fruits and vegetables helps keep uric acid crystals in solution.

      • Take the flavonoid quercetin - see below under Folk Remedies. This should be part of your permanent gout-prevention diet.

      • Having sex prevents men from getting gout. It seems that increased sexual activity reduces uric acid levels in fertile men.

      • Lemon juice prevents gout attacks by stimulating the formation of calcium carbonate in the body. Calcium carbonate neutralizes acids in the body, including uric acid that triggers gout attacks. After each meal drink the juice of one freshly squeezed lemon in a glass of lukewarm water. To get more juice out of the lemon, bring it to room temperature, then roll it around on the counter with the palm of your hand.

      • Taking 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda with meals will prevent gout attacks. This will help alkalize the body.

      • Keep the leg elevated.

      • A high fiber diet also aids in the elimination of uric acid by absorbing bile acids formed in the liver. These bile acids can act as a precursor to uric acid.

      Foods and Other Things to Avoid
      • Meat: organ meats, offal, meat extracts, veal, bacon, sweetbreads, meat gravies and broths, consommé/bullion

      • Poultry: turkey, goose

      • Seafood: salmon, mackerel, trout, cod, herring, sardines, anchovies, mussels, crab, shrimp

      • Vegetables: peas, beans, lentils, asparagus, mushrooms, cooked spinach, rhubarb, cauliflower

      • Yeast products: baked goods, beer

      • Alcohol - it increases the production of uric acid and inhibits its excretion by the kidneys

      • Coffee - it accelerates the breakdown of protein into uric acid

      • All fried foods - they cause a depletion of vitamin E, which can cause uric acid to rise

      • Cream and ice cream

      • Rich desserts

      • Spices

      • Pastries

      • Simple sugars, simple carbohydrates and saturated fats - they increase your body's production of uric acid and impair your kidneys' ability to get rid of it. Eliminate fructose (found in food and drinks, like sodas)

      • White flour

      • Aspirin can raise uric acid levels. If you need to use pain killers, only use ones with ibuprofen.

      • Oatmeal

      • Whole grains

      • Caffeine - it impairs kidney function, which is needed to get uric acid out of the body.

      HOPE THAT HELPS!

  35. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest remedy for gout?
    I'm 53 yrs old and had my gout on my right big toe for almost 5 yrs. now.

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tried taking colchicine or indomethacin. The Mayo Clinic Medical Health book states these can be valuable for acute gout attacks.

  36. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a home remedy for gout and keeping uric acids down?
    my hubby has gout and HBP and the pills they want him to take for the gout r really bad for his kidneys. So, I am looking for a home remedy that can hopefully prevent reoccurances from flaring up.

    • ANSWER:
      Cherries! Lots of bing and other edible cherries.

      That and a very careful diet to avoid the known gout-porducing foods.

  37. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies for gout?
    My dad has gout really bad in his feet. He can't hardly walk anymore because of it. I would really like to try to help him find something to help cure it, other than taking medication the doctor subscribed him. Does anybody know of any 'home remedies' that would help him?

    • ANSWER:
      None-medicine things to try: drink tons of water, 1 oz for every 2 lbs of body weight daily. Eat lots of sour dairy: sour cream, cottage cheese, plain yogurt in smoothies mixes with orange juice, pineapple, frozen berries. Avoid beer, coffee, organ meats, high fructose corn syrup.

      Eat lots of fruits and veggies, veggies being potatoes, corn, carrots, cabbage, avoid the dark green veggies.

      For more check out www.best-gout-remedies.com.

      Good luck to you and your dad!

  38. QUESTION:
    Hi, has anyone had anything to do with Cherry Fruit Extract Capsules, and do they help with gout & arthritis?
    I have high Uric Acid which causes gout, and am taking a prescription drug - Allopurinol - which has side effects. What i read about Cherry Fruit Extract Capsules sounds good, but i cannot find where I can buy them in Australia. Any ideas, anyone?? Or is there another natural product that will do the same job - stabilise uric acid levels, reduce inflammation, promote joint health . . . Many thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Black Cherry juice, available at most health food stores, and eating fresh cherries helps a lot . Also drinking plenty of water helps your kidneys remove uric acid. Pineapple will help with the inflammation. Sometimes natural remedies will not do the trick. I have not heard of anyone having side effects with Allopurinol. What are they? Gout sucks, but watching your diet can help tremendously. Drink lots of water, it is good for controlling gout. If you like to have a couple drinks, Beer adds purines to system and slows down kidneys. Good Vodka slows kidneys but does not add purines (Purines increase uric acid)

      http://arthritis.about.com/od/gout/a/foodstoeat.htm

      Good luck

  39. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any home remedies for gout?
    My brother-in-law just told me he has gout. It's particles that get in your bones and he said the pain is just terrible. I asked what do the Doctors say. They can't do much for him. He is going to be 67 this month. He's pretty active and a busy guy. I asked him if he takes calcium. Would that help him? He described it almost like major arthritis pain, but just varies of where the pain will occur on his body. Any ideas out there for him, please.

    • ANSWER:
      Try Heroin, I hear it is the BEST pain killer evah!!

  40. QUESTION:
    gout treatment what kind of foods should i avoid and what kind foods are a natural remedy is there any ?
    how can I treat my gout naturally and what kind of food can i eat and what kind of foods should I aviod.

    • ANSWER:
      Cut back on protein and eat more fruits and veggies.

  41. QUESTION:
    What to do if you live with someone with depression?
    My best friend asked me this question and not having a lot of experience with it i thought I would ask. Does anyone have any advice- anything- to help her situation? I believe he has gone to Dr. after Dr. tried natural remedies to one medication, to visiting what you could call a counselor. She said he is very easily agitated, and once he gets in that state he can stay like it all day. He is sick of going to Dr.s because he doesn't believe they will help or they just want his money. He hates the idea of going on another medication. Please help? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      It is so difficult to live with someone who suffers depression. That much is easy to figure out. How to function within that relationship is a lot more complicated.Building/maintaining
      a healthy relationship gets sidetracked or totally derailed by the negative moods and the (often) relentless sense of futility.

      For her partner, the challenge is to keep looking for the answers to his depression, even in the light of not yet finding a viable solution. He still needs to be accountable for looking for a solution.
      For her, the challenge is to offer him support and encouragement without taking personal accountability for his mood disorder. It is also her challenge to take care of herself, meet her own needs. The stress this life situation creates can be very damaging on many levels...so optimum self-care is critical for both of them.

      Dr. Sherry Rogers book "Depression Cured at Last" may give her and him some valuable guidance. Most of Dr. Rogers approaches to health (I certainly don't know them all, but am very indebted to her knowledge for my own slow but steady recovery from multiple chemical sensitivity) relates to nutrition and toxicology.

      A book called "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" by Balch and Balch is a wonderful reference to have on hand in any household...has a very succinct but insightful section on depression with some very good recommendations for supplements and dietary changes, even some lifestyle considerations. I have the third edition, I believe the fourth is now what's available. She does not have to purchase it...any health food store will have a store copy available for customers and staff to reference. She could spend a half hour at the local health food store reading the section on depression.

      Many folks have noted immense improvement in mood making dietary changes as simple as eliminating sugar and processed foods (junk foods) and taking a few standard but critical supplements...I will list what is noted as essential in the Prescription for Nutritional Healing...
      * Essential fatty acids (EFAs)...as directed, take with meals...aid in transmission of nerve impulses; needed for normal brain function
      * 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)...as directed on label; increases the body['s production of serotonin (should not be tasken with antidepressants)
      * L-Tyrosine...up to 50 mg per pound of body weight daily. Take with 50 mg B6 and 100-500 mg vitamin C for better absorption. Best taken at bedtime. Alleviates stress by boosting production of adrenaline. It also raises dopamine levels, which influence moods. (Do Not take tyrosine if you are taking an MAO inhibitor drug.
      * S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe)...as directed on label...works as an antidepressant (do not use if you are bipolar or take prescription antidepressants).
      Sub-Adrene from American Biologics...as directed on label...a dietary supplement for adrenal support.
      * Taurine Plus...as directed on label...an important antioxidant and immune regulator, necessary for white blood cell activation and neurological function. Use the sublingual form.
      * Vitamin B complex...calls for injections administered and monitored by a physician...can be accomplished by taking B150 timed release twice a day by mouth (necessary for normal functioning of the brain and nervous system. Severe depression is best treated with injections under a doctors supervision) along with extra B6 (50mg 3 times daily; needed for normal brain function, may help lift depression), pantothenic acid (B5) (500mg daily; the most potent anti-stress vitamin), niacin (B3) (50mg three times a day to improve cerebral circulation...do not take if you have a liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure), and B12 (1000-2000 mcg daily; taken as sublingual)
      * Zinc...50mg daily (do not exceed 100mg daily from all supplements)...found to be deficient in people with depression.

      There are additional supplements listed, these are the ones noted under the heading ESSENTIAL.

      So many suffer mood disorders these days. The bad news is there is not one answer/solution for everyone...so finding the right one can take some time and effort. The good news is there is so much information available, so many treatment options, it just takes 'keeping on keeping on'
      Good luck to her and to him

  42. QUESTION:
    how to reduce gout pain immediately after getting a gout attack,foods to be taken ,and natrural home remedies?
    let me know about gout ,which causes high uric acid and cause pain in joints of ankle and knees and toes ,,its very painful..
    any solution fo

    • ANSWER:
      It is not immediate, but cherries in any form ie: fresh, frozen, canned, can help to reduce the uric acid that builds up in the joints.

  43. QUESTION:
    What foods will help to decrease Uric Acid?
    I can seem to find a lot of foods to avoid, but relatively few to eat to help reduce the Uric Acid in my blood. I don't have gout, what they are more concerned about is my developing kidney stones. Only thing I could find was cherries. Are there any other foods that help?

    • ANSWER:
      Raised uric acid,above normal levels, is known as hyperuricemia. While uric acid is actually a waste product left over from metabolism of chemical compounds called purines, it can also be found in some foods and alcohol.

      There are no foods that can actually lead to lowering of uric acid,the trick lies in avoiding the foods that actually lead to a rise in its level.

      Normally, uric acid is eliminated from the body by the kidneys and a bit of hyperuricemia usually does very little harm. In fact, most people with high levels of uric acid in the blood never develop gout. However, some people are more sensitive to high levels of uric acid, and their bodies will form crystals that accumulate in the joints and cause painful gout symptoms.

      Foods containing uric acid and the compounds that metabolize into uric acid include most animal meats, such as beef, pork and seafood. Poultry and ham, the "white meats," can have some degree of purine content and should be eaten very sparingly, but they are not as detrimental as the "red meats." Bacon, however, is very high in purines due to the processing used to make it ready for human consumption and should be avoided. Alcohol and breads which contain yeast are also foods high in uric acid that should be kept out of the diet.
      Dietry restrictions, are extremely helpful in lowering levels of uric acid in the body, and will usually involve reducing or cutting out foods that have high levels of purines.
      Black cherry juice, also known as sour cherry or bitter cherry, is also being used in great quantities to help relieve the symptoms of gout in conjunction with diets to reduce uric acid. Celery seed extract and bromelain are some popular alternative medicine remedies that have been used as natural anti-inflammatories and have been well received by those who suffer chronic inflammation. Adding eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and folic acid to the diet can also assist in reducing inflammation in gout episodes.
      Also reducing weight helps in the loweing the uric acid levels, but the crash dietry programmes or sudden weight loss can actually lead to increased levels of uric acid due to increased catabolism.
      Many other substances if consumed in moderation, will lead to decreased levels like yucca, turmeric and silymarin, although their effect may be due to the antiinflammatory properties.
      Ther best thing is to consult a doctor and follow his treatment and the dietry regieme that is prescribed for the particular patient.

  44. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a good cure for gout?
    My dad has gout, and suffers quite a bit in his toes and his hands. He has had kidney failure in the past and is on meds for heart probs... he was hoping for a more natural remedy and any suggestions would be helpful.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure for gout. Generally speaking a short course of an anti-inflammatory painkillers will usually ease the pain quite quickly. Is your dad overweight?

      Losing weight helps as does eating a healthy diet and cutting back on alcohol. He should also try and reduce sugar in is diet too. Your husband must also avoid dehydration and unless there is a medical reason not to do so, drink about 2 litres of water daily.

      The other things that help are if he can, elevate his legs while laying on the sofa and then using an ice pack, hold it against the inflamed joint. This may ease the pain. Make sure you wrap the ice pack in a towel to avoid direct skin contact. Only do this for about 20 minutes, then stop. This should not be done for long periods of time at once. Also make sure the temperature of the affected part has returned to normal before applying again.

      As I said before, NSAIDs like Diclofenac usually help (if no GI issue). If your dad can't tolerate any NSAIDs for certain reasons, then Colchicine is an alternative medicine that might help. Steroid tablets or injections can also reduce pain and inflammation, but should generally be avoided if possible.

      If he is in a lot of discomfort, he should see his GP again. If gout keeps reoccurring then taking Allopurinol daily will prevent attacks. Allopurinol will not have any effect during a gout attack though. Allopurinol basically works by It works by reducing level of uric acid in the blood. It takes a few months to work. It's more of a preventative measure.

  45. QUESTION:
    My grandma is 84 diabetic and has the most painful gout.. What can we do?
    My granny is 84 and she is diabetic and has gout, she has gotten cherry juice concentrate and takes 2 tablespoons everyday and just started yesterday, but it still bothers her bad.... and remedies or cures? please help

    • ANSWER:
      if she is willing help her keep her sugar low.

      Also , it may help her to use heat.

  46. QUESTION:
    what are some home remedies for gout?
    my grandfather has been fighting gout for quite some time now and he's already 73 yrs old.
    he has been taking allopurinol(Llanol) for about 5 yrs now. his feet are swollen and has been complaining of pain in his knees.he has a hard time walking and even standing up.

    • ANSWER:
      Nearly 50 years ago, a Texas cardiologist had gout so bad one day he had to cancel his appointments and stay home. While he was hobbling around, he found the cherries his wife was going to use for some cherry pies. He started munching them, and the next day felt much better. He wrote a few medical letters about his experience, advocating about a dozen cherries a day, with a lot more with a flare-up.

  47. QUESTION:
    Can you sub chicken instead of beef in a simple spaghetti (sp) diner?
    My husband has Gout and red meat really hurts him. I like spaghetti but, it gets boring w/ out meat ball ETC. Do you thin I could try to replace w/ chicken?

    • ANSWER:
      I'll go at this question on the gout side of things... I've had gout for 14+ years and know quite a lot about it through research and trying to get rid of the pain.

      Bottom line, it's more of what your hub does to help his body get rid of uric acid, than it is what he eats and drinks. That said, there are certain things that he can eat/drink to help the body get rid of the uric acid.

      Drink lots of water daily, one ounce for every 2 lbs of body weight. Get a prescription for allopurinol, no side effects and very inexpensive. Take celery seed pills, helps the body to not create so much uric acid. Drink red wine in moderation and stay away from beer, soda pop, coffee. Eat fruits and veggies, as well as lots of sour cream and cottage cheese.

      Educate yourself at www-best-gout-remedies.com.

      Back to the spaghetti... really pretty much everything in spaghetti is not-so-good for someone with gout. Pasta, red sauce, beef. However, after a while of doing the above, he can have spaghetti with beef in the sauce once a week no problem.

      Good luck to you and the hub!

  48. QUESTION:
    can anyone tell me how to cure gout without drugs?
    homemade remedies to take the pain and swelling down so i can walk on it.

    • ANSWER:
      hot/cold compresses and stay off of it as much as possible till it heals....ib profin would be good even tho its a med b/c its a anti-inflamatory which will help the swelling

  49. QUESTION:
    What is the best home remedy for gout pain my right and left feet?
    Please be serious and no spam and follow yahoo guidelines, because I do report. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I would go to the doctor first off, to make sure it is gout you have, and to check how to deal with it. When my grandmother had gout, she was told to eat an iodine restricted diet - no red meat, no shellfish, limited dairy. Your doctor can guide you in how best to deal with this problem.


gout remedies

Flea Treatments For Dogs

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How soon after a flea treatment can i bathe my dog?
    I used a hartz flea treatment on my dog it's the one where you run the stuff down the back of the dog. It made my dog greasy and I don't want to touch her and it makes her coat look gross. The package didn't say when I can give her a bath and neither did the website.

    • ANSWER:
      usually 7 days after the treatment is applied, this gives it the chance to sink in.

      i bath my dogs then apply it on the next day, this usually makes it easier. although if they get dirty within those 7 days you will have to wait.

      the best flea treatment to get is from the vets, over the counter treatments do not work and can cause skin irritation. its not as expensive to get it from the vets as people think and it really does the job.

  2. QUESTION:
    Flea Treatment for dogs and in and around the home?
    Can anyone help. I need a flea treatment for my dogs and in and around the house. We live on a property of about 20 acres and are having trouble with the fleas this year. Can you tell me were i could purchase some good flea killing products. I already use products like Frontline for flea and tick control but the fleas are very bad this year.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are using Frontline PLUS, and using it properly, that really should be enough to keep fleas off of your dog and out of your house.
      Make sure that you do not bathe your dog for 2 days before treatment and 2 days after treatment.
      For Frontline Plus to be its most effective, your dog needs to have its natural oils in its skin for the Frontline to absorb properly, which is why you don't bathe them (temporarily) before or after applying it.
      I have LOTS of dogs and don't have any problems with fleas on my dogs, or in my house.
      Since you have more than one dog, you could also "stagger" the treatments.
      Here is an article that may be of help to you.
      http://www.all-about-goldens.com/killingfleas.html

      Also, although I love Frontline Plus topical............I do find the Frontline spray to be a total waste of money, as it doesn't do a good job.

  3. QUESTION:
    What can I do to remove the oily residue on my dog's coat from the flea treatment?
    I just put the flea treatment on my dogs back and it left the coat looking oily. Can I wash or clean it somehow so that he won't rub it anywhere?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't try to clean if off. If you do that it will remove the flea preventative. It usually takes 24 hours for flea preventative to dry and once it is try you just give your dog a quick brushing and you will never notice a difference.

  4. QUESTION:
    How long after I have placed flea treatment on my dog can I bathe him?
    When can I bathe my dog? I put the flea treatment on him about 48 hrs ago.
    I bathed him before but the treatment is oily and makes his coat look soaked in oil. I'm scared he will spread all oils on his bed and my bed where he likes to nap.The treatment is Sentry.

    • ANSWER:
      Uh you should have bathed him BEFORE you put the treatment on. Depending on the shampoo you will be using, you're more than likely going to strip the natural oils and the flea treatment.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best flea/tick treatment for dogs?
    I have to do a flea/tick treatment on my dog before she can go to this new daycare. I've never had to do one before. What's the best choice?
    I live in Alberta. And honestly, I've never heard of any dogs with fleas or ticks, they're pretty rare around here. It's because the daycare is in the local shelter, so I guess they want the guest dogs protected, because they really don't know what's going to come through their doors.

    • ANSWER:
      i personally prefer revolution, because it is also heartworm preventative. frontline or advantage is cheaper though.

  6. QUESTION:
    Which topical flea treatment to use on my cat if my dog licks her?
    I have two indoor cats and a dog. It's ok for me to use Revolution on the dog and not worry about the cats because the cats will not lick the dog and would run away from him whenever possible. However the dog will lick the cat when he gets the chance to. I have heard that topical flea treatments for cats might be poisonous to dogs, which ones though? Also can cats use Program in conjuction with Advantage?

    • ANSWER:
      If you keep your cats separated from your dog until the product is completely dry (a few hours), then it's fine for your dog to lick them. Revolution is waterproof once dry and won't come off when licked.

      Actually, it's dog flea treatments that can be poisonous to cats - they are much more sensitive to the pestiside products than dogs are. There are some dog treatments that should not be used in households with cats because the treatment might rub off on the cat through contact. I am not aware of any treatment for cats that is not safe for dogs, too.

      Many times different veterinary flea treatments can be combined because their mechanisms of action are so different. I believe it is safe to combine Program and Advantage - but your vet should confirm this for you.

  7. QUESTION:
    can I use flea treatment on small dog?
    I have flea treatment for dogs 60lbs and over that was meant for my large dog. My small dog who weighs 10lbs has a flea, and I was wondering if I could use the flea treatment for large dogs on her? I would use it in small quantities, not the whole thing. If not, is there any other ways to get rid of the fleas until i can get her stuff?
    Dawn dishsoap is safe?? It won't dry out or irritate her skin?

    • ANSWER:
      no get the one for small dogs your dogs can get sick if you use the one for bigger dogs i have dogs with fleas and i use dawn dish soap give them a bath with that soap and it gets rid of most of the fleas it is really good

  8. QUESTION:
    How do you kill fleas on animals other than cats and dogs?
    I have only seen flea treatments for cats, dogs, and ferrets. What do people do when their other animals get fleas? Like rabbits, guinea pigs, sugar gliders, wallabies, kinkajous, etc.

    • ANSWER:
      I would call vet or go to a local pet store and ask if you can use those products on your pets.

  9. QUESTION:
    Rewiews on the new petarmor flea treatment?
    Has anyone use the petarmor flea treatment for dogs? Is it good or bad? It says that it works just like frontline.

    • ANSWER:
      It has the same active ingredient as frontline. However that doesn't make it as effective as frontline. It's the inert ingredients that help the fipronil do its job.

  10. QUESTION:
    What flea treatment product is best for my dog?
    I live in Australia and want to take my new dog to the beach every weekend. What products/ treatments etc is best to use on him given the fact that he will be exposed to water on a weekly basis. I don't want to pay for expensive flea treatments only for them to wash off, but I still want him to be a dog and have lots of fun. Help...any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Comfortis, its a chewable month long flea prevention pill, its "green" like eco, and is availiable at the veterinarian clinic!!

  11. QUESTION:
    What is the best flea control and tick treatment for dogs?
    What is the best flea control and tick treatment for dogs?
    We are having a hard time getting rid of fleas, we are doing flea baths and drops BUT still cant get rid of the pesky critters. We are using frontline.

    Ive heard of a tablet/capsule that works as a repellent, can anybody shed light on this. What the compound is generic brands etc. Also we are spraying the outside area too but perhaps the product we are using isn't strong enough. Can anybody suggest the best and most economical way to rid the problem?

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Switch to Advantage for awhile. Sometimes the fleas build up a resistance to one of the major flea medications and you need to switch for awhile. You can switch back to Frontline Plus after awhile.

  12. QUESTION:
    How many months does a dog have to be in order to take flea treatments?
    My daughter got a puppy she just to 2 months 1 week ago and we have two other dogs the gave the puppy fleas im not sure if there is a certain age a dog has to be to take flea treatments or get a flea collar? please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Don't use flea collars or over the counter flea treatments - they are not very effective, and are not safe (especially for a puppy). Go to the vet and get a monthly flea preventive. These can be used on a 2 month old puppy. The puppy should go in for a checkup and to get started on his vaccinations now anyway.

  13. QUESTION:
    My dog is itching uncontrollably after a flea treatment. Should I take him to the vet?
    My husband gave our dog (8lbs) a flea treatment and he can't stop scratching now not even for a second! I think he's having an allergic reaction. Should I take him to the vet?

    • ANSWER:
      I would phone the vet and ask their opinion. Depending on the type of treatment applied, they may just have you wash him thoroughly and keep an eye on him. Some flea treatments, though, can kill if they have a bad reaction, so please do check with your veterinarian about the best course of action for your specific dog.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is a pet-safe way to kill fleas/ticks in a yard?
    We have an ungodly amount of fleas in our yard, enough that the anti-flea treatment for our dogs aren't working well. I have a young puppy and a dog of about two years old, so I want to find something that is the least dangerous to pets.

    • ANSWER:
      Jes any pesticide you use on your yard could be toxic if you do not follow instructions. I would use diazinon spray, Buy pint bottle. and a one gallon pump up sprayer (.00) mix per directions on bottle and go over your yard with mist. It will be best to spray early morning. Do not let puppy out until spray mist drys . Fleas are hard to exterminate in yard. Read label and follow instructions.

  15. QUESTION:
    How long can I expect for my dog to recover from a reaction to a flea treatment.?
    My small dog, 6lbs, had a reaction to a store brand flea treatment. He had to spend a night at the vet for observation. Now 5 days since the flea application, he is still acting some what lethargic. He's eating and drinking but that's about all he does. It is so sad to see once a very playful dog just sleep all day.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm so sorry about what happened to your dog. It may take a little while before you see him back to his normal self. But if you don't see any improvement by the next week, I would have him checked again. I'm not a fan of the chemical flea and tick products. My dog has suffered side effects as well. It's especially risky when dealing with such a tiny dog. I like to search for herbal remedies for most things I can help prevent. I found a little article I bookmarked that lists a few natural alternatives to preventing fleas and ticks. http://www.gomestic.com/Pets/Natural-Flea-and-Tick-Repellent-for-Dogs.694111 I've been following this since last summer and it's been working great. Even if it isn't 100% effective, the general health of my dog has improved. Maybe you try using these things in the future. I hope your dog gets better very soon.

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the safest flea & tick prevention treatment for dogs?
    I have read many stories of people's dogs having terrible reactions to all sorts of spot-on type products. Now I'm worried because my vet says they're all safe and obviously this isn't entirely true, even according to the HSUS. So please tell me, which of the monthly flea & tick treatments are safest for dogs? (FYI mine is 1.5 years, 80 lbs; used Advantix once)

    • ANSWER:
      i've haqd no problems with frontline on my cats or my dog... I go to a vet who specializes in holistic/homeopathic remedies and he has suggested that adding minced garlic to your dogs food is an effective way to keep fleas off... I still use the frontline, but its an option you could try if you want to stay away from the chemicals. :)

  17. QUESTION:
    Is there a monthly flea treatment for ferrets like there is for dogs and cats?
    I use "Revolution" to keep fleas, ticks, and misquitos off of my two cats and dog. Every now and then though, I find a little demon on a pet. My ferrets however, have no treatment on them. They are all itchy. I can't see fleas but I know they are getting bitten by em every now and then since of course, unavoidable, there are a few in my house. Is there a monthly flea treatment for ferrets as well?

    • ANSWER:
      You can use revolution or advantage on ferrets, but call your vet to find out what he recommends for them and what dosage to give them. I have a tiny little girl, and a big, bumblebutt boy and I have to measure out the boys dosage in a syringe, but I can just count drops on my girl.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the cheapest effective flea treatment?
    I have 2 dogs (25lbs & 80lbs) 6 cats, and 7 kittens I am finding homes for. They all have fleas, and I am looking for an effective, inexpensive flea treatment for them.

    Frontline doesn't work on my bigger dog, and my cats are allergic to flea collars.

    • ANSWER:
      really the cheapest form of flea treatment is to bathe your dog regularly. but as for treatments on the dog, you can soak a piece of string or twine in pennyroyale oil, or most mint oil and the fleas will not jump on the dog but that does not get rid of larva or eggs and when they hatch they will feed. really the most economical is a frontline application every 4-6 weeks. yes is is a little more money to buy but much cheaper than a flea infestation in your home. they are almost impossible to get rid of 100% in your house and they are resistant to most foggers. also back to the mint issue, in the spring if you plant pennyroyale plants around the perimeter of your yard it will protect your yard too. that treatment for the yard is very effective but you need to have a fairly continuous boarder of mint around your yard.

  19. QUESTION:
    How Long Do I Wait To Bring My Dog Inside?
    I just put flea treatment on my dog.
    How long should I wait before I bring her inside.
    She was normally an outside dog but I want to change that.
    She is a golden retriever and I am worried the heat will be to much for her.
    Also, one of the main reasons I want to bring her inside is because she runs alot and we have to go get her.

    • ANSWER:
      You can bring your dog inside any time, just be sure for the first month, you let her out every hour or so, and as time goes on, let her outside less and less, and you can make it where she's only out there to go to the bathroom when she wants. Or you can buy a doggy door and teach her to use it

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the best flea spot-on treatment for dogs?
    My vet gave me advantage, but I've read some stuff about dogs getting poisoned and fleas starting to get immune to it, so I'm thinking about getting a different kind of flea treatment. Does anyone have some suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I have always used frontline without any problems. I have a large doberman mix who is 13 and a maltese shihtzu mix who is 3. So there is no problems with using it on large, small, old or young dogs from my experience. You can bath your dog before it is applied but not for at least 24hrs after. It is a good idea to occasionally use a different brand for treating fleas or internal parasites because they can develop a resistance to the product if it is over used in your area. I hope this helps.

  21. QUESTION:
    Do oral flea treatments like Capstar have any residual, lingering toxicity after being administered?
    After a dog is administered Capstar, or any other oral flea treatment, does any residual toxicity from the pesticide linger on the dog's coat, in its breath, etc? If so, for how long? The vet gave my dogs an oral flea treatment (don't know which) while they were there when I was on vacation, just before I picked them up. As such, I'm now hesitant to let them inside the house, fearing that the pesticides might abrade off their fur and into the furniture, or onto my skin. Is this possible?

    • ANSWER:
      if it's an ingested flea treatment, then no, there is no residual pesticide on him that will come off onto anything else. it is a neurotoxin to fleas only, working to change the central nervous system capabilities of a flea that eats it. it doesn't have the ability to do anything to other animals, and has nothing that can rub off or get into anything else. let the dogs in and have fun again. :-)

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitenpyram
      http://www.capstar.novartis.us/dog/en/label.shtml

  22. QUESTION:
    Do you have to wait for 48 hours after bath to use Advantage flea treatment on your dog?
    I seen on a video on youtube that for a flea treatment which is different to the one I am using but it said that you have to wait 48 hours after the dogs bath before applying it. Is this true for all treatments?
    I'm using Advantage

    • ANSWER:
      Probably a good idea to wait at least 24 hours.
      I put Advantix on mine and always wait a day after the bath to apply it.

      Why not use Advantix instead of just Advantage next time - prevents fleas, ticks and it repels mosquitos - costs about the same.

  23. QUESTION:
    Do oral flea treatments like Capstar have any residual, lingering toxicity after being administered?
    After a dog is administered Capstar, or any other oral flea treatment, does any residual toxicity from the pesticide linger on the dog's coat, in its breath, etc? If so, for how long? The vet gave my dogs an oral flea treatment (don't know which) while they were there when I was on vacation, just before I picked them up. As such, I'm now hesitant to let them inside the house, fearing that the pesticides might abrade off their fur and into the furniture, or onto my skin. Is this possible?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there again... oral flea treatments are absorbed within the bloodstream therefore no residue is emitted externally. Therefore, will not abrade from their fur coat onto you or your environmental.

  24. QUESTION:
    Do oral flea treatments like Capstar have any residual, lingering toxicity after being administered?
    After a dog is administered Capstar, or any other oral flea treatment, does any residual toxicity from the pesticide linger on the dog's coat, in its breath, etc? If so, for how long? The vet gave my dogs an oral flea treatment (don't know which) while they were there when I was on vacation, just before I picked them up. As such, I'm now hesitant to let them inside the house, fearing that the pesticides might abrade off their fur and into the furniture, or onto my skin. Is this possible?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there again... oral flea treatments are absorbed within the bloodstream therefore no residue is present externally.

  25. QUESTION:
    How long can expect it to take for my go to recover from a reaction to an otc flea treatment?
    My small dog, 6lbs, had a reaction to a store brand flea treatment. He had to spend a night at the vet for observation. Now 5 days since the flea application, he is still acting some what lethargic. He's eating and drinking but that's about all he does. It is so sad to see once a very playful dog just sleep all day.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a website explaining the deaths and illnesses occuring due to the OTC flea and tick products.There is also questions on the Frontline used by vetsand your dog is very small so I would'nt use them.You can use a mixture of Avons Skin So Soft 5parts water to 1 part oil and spray your dog daily and when you take him for walks.This will not make him greasy..I'll say a prayer for your little one
      http://www.hsus.org/pets/pet_care/what_you_should_know_about_flea_and_tick_products/index.html

  26. QUESTION:
    Why is the flea treatment not working?
    I bought a pack of Revolution flea treatment for my dog from the vet and I put it on 10 hours ago, just a few minutes ago I looked at my dog who is scratching his butt off, and there are fleas every where! How long does this stuff take? Can I get my money back, if it doesn't work? P.S he is 101 lbs and I bought the 90 -135lb treatment.

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    How many dogs are allergic to fleas?
    Recently, I took my dog to the vet about a bald patch on her bum that she wouldn't stop chewing.
    The vet said that she was allergic to fleas. I've always put flea treatment on my dogs, but she has friends who's owners aren't that careful.

    I've never heard of a dog with allergies like that before. How common is it?
    Is there anything I can do for her to keep her extra safe from fleas?

    • ANSWER:
      I think pretty much all dogs are allergic to fleas to some degree.. Keep her away from her friends...They are not the kind of dogs you should allow her to be around, especially if the owners do not keep them flea free. My goodness, what else don't they do..your dog could be in danger of many other things too, if they are hanging around with those friends.. not worth the risk.

  28. QUESTION:
    Hartz Control One Spot Dog Flea Treatment?
    I bought One Spot flea treatment for my dog but i've read some bad things about it on the internet. Does anyone have any advice about this product. And what should I use instead ?

    • ANSWER:
      Do not use this on your dog! Return it and get some Frontline. Hartz has been know to cause sever skin burns, sever allergic reactions and also has been documented to cause seizures in dogs.
      Plus it doesn't work!
      It's a CHEAP AND DANGEROUS PRODUCT!

  29. QUESTION:
    My dog has lots of small scabs and spots after getting a flea treatment?
    we put the flea treatment we bought from the store on my dog from sholderblades to the end of his body. Now he had spots and scabs down his neck, chest, nd belly. There's some random spts all around him. And some are scabby. Anybody have any experience with this?

    • ANSWER:
      It can be a common side effect of flea spot-ons especially the cheaper brands like Hartz, Biospot, Sargeants etc. It means your dog has a sensitivity to the pesticide/insecticide used in the product & don't use again.

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the best over the counter flea treatment?
    My small dog (4.5 lb poodle) has fleas and I'm wondering what the best over the counter flea treatment is. Over the counter meaning I don't have to get it from my vet. I know Hartz is not a good brand, but I don't know much about the others.

    • ANSWER:
      The ones that work are the best ones and should be bought from your vet unless you can get your vet to give you a prescription and then you can buy it on line .

  31. QUESTION:
    Frontline flea treatment 6 pipettes for cats and dogs?
    Can you give me any sites for the cheapest frontline flea treatment for dogs and cats in the Uk? Thanks for helping

    • ANSWER:
      It made my pets ill and loss fur and things!

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the cheapest effective flea treatment?
    I have 2 dogs (25lbs & 80lbs) 6 cats, and 7 kittens I am finding homes for. They all have fleas, and I am looking for an effective, inexpensive flea treatment for them.

    Frontline doesn't work on my bigger dog, and my cats are allergic to flea collars.

    • ANSWER:
      Collars don't work, anyway. They only protect the area that they're touching.......not the rest of the animal!!

      If you don't get the fleas off of the kittens, they could die from anemia. Fleas will suck their blood, and they could die. So, go to the vet and ask for some Capstar.

      Capstar is a pill that is given to an animal (according to weight) that kills the "resident" fleas within one (1) hour. This, along with a flea product, put on the shoulders, will protect the animal for a month.

      HOWEVER, with this many flea infested animals, your home AND yard are infested too. You're going to have to treat both, in order to get rid of the fleas, or more will get on, even after the Capstar, etc has been applied.

      Get some flea spray for your yard. Also, get some 20 Mule Team Borax powder at the grocery store. Spread it all over your home (carpets, rugs, sofas, etc...then brush it INTO the nap of the material, with a broom. Leave it for a couple of days, then vacuum it up. Repeat this process again in about 5 days.....leave.......vacuum.

      Depending on the severity of the infestation, you may have to do this more than twice. Fleas hatch out in cycles, but the flea product on the animals should keep them from becoming adult fleas and reproducing.

      You have your work cut out for you. I've been there, and it's no fun, but having fleas is no fun for the animals, either.

      BTW.....most animals with fleas will also have tapeworm! This is from eating the flea, so while at the vet, have them checked out and get the meds for tapeworm. Tapeworm in kittens is dangerous, too.

      Good luck...........

      ****froglady mentioned giving garlic powder to her dogs. That's fine.......but NEVER give garlic to cats!!

  33. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had good results with using Biospot on your dog?
    I was given a free sample of Biospot flea treatment for my dog. She does currently have fleas cause the last meds I gave her were crap. So, thought I'd try this Biospot. I put it on her last night and I'm still seeing fleas today. Does it take a day or two? I'm so frustrated her flea bath didn't work either. I'm about to give up and go buy her a Capstar at the vet.

    • ANSWER:
      Bio-spot is not recommended. It has a history of bad reactions just like Hartz.

      I would not use it, instead go to your vet and get a safe flea product.

  34. QUESTION:
    what is the best flea treatment for a dog that always gets them off a friends 3 dogs?
    my dog suffers from fleas i have tried all super market brand flea treatment but everytime i take my dog back to my friends he no sooner has them again.. what is the best flea treatment for this?

    • ANSWER:
      The best treatment is to change your friends.

  35. QUESTION:
    What worming / flea treatment do you use for your dog/s?
    I live in Australia and am currently using Sentinal, which is a 3-in-1 pill for parasite protection against heartworm, intestinal worms - including tapeworm and fleas. I've used Drontal before but this doesn't cover everything, you still need to buy a flea treatment. It is incredibly expensive but I buy it because it has a great reputation. What do you use? Is it worth continuing with the Sentinal or are there cheaper brands out there that do the trick? Thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      I use Frontline for the fleas with both my Labs, and never had a flea problem. It is expensive compared to some, but at least it works, I have in the past spent a fortune on lots of different over the counter flea treatments, only to discover that they don't work, and my poor dog was still scratching and nibbling, so for the past few years I have used Frontline and never seen another flea.
      I did use Drontal wormers every 3 months, but found my chocolate Lab had got worms before she was due to be wormed again, so the vet changed her to Milbemax wormers and she has not had worms since, plus they are a bit cheaper.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the safest way to flea my dog without going to the vets?
    I also have a cat that needs to be flead,
    I object to paying huge amounts to vets nowadays, years ago what ever to gave a child you could give to a cat/dog (obviously not flea treatment for children) but since the change in the law it is much to expensive. please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Try frontline - you can buy it online for dogs and cats, it's for prevention as well as cure. You can find instructions ( basically you just put the liquid spot on, onto the back of the animal's neck, but the website gives more information) buy from their website ( online it's cheaper) and the website tells you how much depending on your dog. You could use a flea comb but in my experience this takes a long time, it only cures ( doesn't prevent the fleas from coming back), and well my cat doesn't like me sitting their brushing her for God knows how long. Go with frontline it works and it keeps the pests away.

  37. QUESTION:
    What do you do if you put dog flea treatment on cats?
    My stupid ass.mom split a dog flea treatment thang on my 2. Cats yesterday.and today they won't stop meowing and their like going crazy. What should I do

    • ANSWER:
      Vet! Now! Like in RIGHT NOW!!!! The stuff is toxic for cats and if not treated you will have two dead cats soon.

  38. QUESTION:
    What to do about cat having bad reaction from dog flea treatment?
    This isnt my cat, a friends cat.

    I told her to take her to the vet, and she was given another bath to try wash the flea treatment off.
    She is shaking and is all floppy, but still alive.

    Is there something they can do at home to help her??
    omg you people are so dumb.I clearly said she knows to take her to the vet.
    Which is what she is doing.
    I said is there ANYTHING ELSE she can do before she goes?

    • ANSWER:
      In these cases you need to bathe the animal in mild shampoo or dish soap (like Dawn) immediately. Followed up by a visit to the vet.

  39. QUESTION:
    what is the best flea treatment out there for my dogs?
    I have a golden retriever and australian shepherd and want to know what the best flea treatment is. Also how often should I be applying the treatment - monthly or fortnightly?

    • ANSWER:
      Frontline... don't use off brand. I think Fleet farm has a off brand that can kill cats if they lick it... and has caused a lot of health problems in dogs.

  40. QUESTION:
    after using a flea treatment, how long does it take for your dog to calm down?
    Ok, so I used a flea and tick treatment on my dog about 28 hours ago, and now he is running around, scratching like crazy, and seems like he just cant get comfortable. I don't want to wash it off, because then he will get fleas again... but he seems uncomfortable, so I am in a catch 22.
    Does anyone know how long this side effect lasts? or should I just go ahead and wash it off.

    • ANSWER:
      If it has been going on this long, I would wash it off, wait a couple of weeks and try another. He might be allergic to it. Most dogs don't really notice flea and tick treatments at all.

  41. QUESTION:
    when can i bathe my dog after putting on flea treatment?
    i put on my dog flea treatment yesterday is it alright if i bathe my dog tomorrow?
    how long do you have to wait until you can bathe?????

    and

    my dog poo colour is black and really wet. is this bad? am i feeding him something wrong? i feed puppy dry food and wet food as well. What is wrong with him?

    • ANSWER:
      You should always speak to a vet about black stools or persistent diarrhea. Black stools often have blood in them from high up in the digestive tract. Persistent diarhhea is often a sign of disease or parasites.

      The package for the flea treatment should have instruction on it regarding when it is safe to bather the dog or let him get wet. If you don't have the package, 3 days is usually sufficient to wait.

  42. QUESTION:
    Do you have your dog on a monthly flea treatment?
    I mean something like Advantage or Frontline. Dogs go outside to play & then come in the house constantly, and they can carry fleas/ticks on them. Do you have a flea/tick preventing treatment your dog uses? Or is it not necessary for your dog?

    I am just curious..
    (:

    • ANSWER:
      Advantix or frontline need to be applied every 3 months (if you don't bathe your dog very often. If you bathe it with shampoo, it washes off much quicker.)

      It works fine for mine.

  43. QUESTION:
    what will happen to my dog if he licked cat flea treatment?
    my daughter accidentally put our cat flea treatment on our dog and than latter that day i noticed him
    biting his legs (where she had put it) than the next day(today) he was throwing up and wouldent eat or drink i asked my daughter if she put anything on him she said yes.I asked her what she said flea powder i asked her where this flea powder is she showed me the cat flea powder now i dont know what to do and i dont have any!money to take him to the vet i need help!

    • ANSWER:
      Give him a thourogh bath or take him to the groomers. give him fresh water. i hope you dog gets better!

  44. QUESTION:
    Can I reapply flea treatment on my dog?
    I gave my dog a topical flea treatment down her back, not thinking the next day I gave my dog a bath. Today I discover that my dog has fleas (I do not know if she had them at the time I applied the drops). I bathed her today with a flea shampoo and am wondering if it is safe should apply another tube of topical treatment. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Some topicals are waterproof...Biospot is now. Read the package of the one you used and see what it says about reapplication and bathing. If you are using Frontline, it isn't very reliable anymore and I'd look around and use Biospot. Some owners are also complaining about Advantix topicals. I've never had a failure with Biospot and it repels as well as kills flea, ticks, and mosquitos (carriers of heartworm).

  45. QUESTION:
    Can a pregnant dog be treated for fleas and administered heartworm preventive?
    My chihuahua may be pregnant -- she tied about three weeks ago. She is a couple of months behind on flea treatment (Advantage) and heartworm preventive (Interceptor). Would it be safe to treat her now? Are there any flea treatments and heartworm preventives that are safe for pregnant dogs?

    • ANSWER:
      See your vet about the heartworm treatment. As to the flea treatment, there are some very good natural remedies you can use that will not interfere with any pregnancy and that are actually good for the dog (almost all commercial flea treatments contain poisons).

      Try mincing a clove of garlic and adding it to your dog's food each day; or stir into moist food 3 tablespoons of debittered brewers yeast each day. Either remedy will deter fleas. If you don't use any canned dogfood (neither do i), you can add either of the above to dry dogfood and then add a little warm/hot water and stir it into a gruel before serving.

      A good side effect of the garlic and brewers yeast: both are good for the heart.

  46. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of fleas in my home and on my dog?
    I have a small dog who has fleas. I don't even know when she got them. I was told to bomb my home, but am not fond of the idea of chemicals sprayed erratically in my home. I don't even know how safe that is for my dog. Is there anything I can spray in my home myself to get rid of them? I've heard dawn soap and a good oral flea treatment is effective for the dog, but what is safe, yet effective to use in my home?

    • ANSWER:
      get some frontline for your dog. The fleas in the house will jump on her and die.

  47. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of fleas on the dog without useing bad chemicals?
    Our two dogs are infected bad with fleas. We are giving them garlic and yeast tablets but that isn't working. The Boston is allergic to all chemical brands of flea treatment. What can we use?

    • ANSWER:
      frontline has much less problems than the cheap flea remedies on the market. I found 3 puppy mill dogs that were set loose, and they were covered with hundreds of fleas, put frontline on them, and the fleas were all gone the next day.

      Even though frontline has less problems than the cheap sprays, i still make sure I use it in the morning on a weekday in case my cats have a reaction. An animal can get allergic at any time, but again, with frontline, it's less common than the cheap sprays. I am actually using the frontline for ticks, which can cause lyme disease in dogs (but not cats, but hell, i don't want lyme either!)

      I don't use many chemicals and grow most of my own produce and don't use pesticides, so I'm not pro-chemicals by any means. but the frontline seems to have a really good safety profile so I will use that. I use DEET on myself since I live in a swamp, and there's no effective alternative for mosquitos and ticks, and i would never put my pets thru that kind of itchy torment if i can't stand it myself.

  48. QUESTION:
    What is a effective treatment for fleas?
    My dog is thirteen years old, he's within 44-88 pounds; (not sure on the exact amount) I have given him several flea baths, and i've even treated him with flea treatments. I recently read online that "Hartz" causes many problems for animals. That's the treatment i used, my dog continues to scratch, it is ineffective. Was wondering what treatments or flea powder is most effective and affordable and if so, a website to purchase them on. Thanks again!

    • ANSWER:
      I use Adams ( at Wal-Mart) which is a topical treatment that you apply between their shoulders once a month. But first you may want to take him to the vet and the vet can give him a pill that will work quickly and kill the fleas. The pill is just going to kill the ones that are on him at the time so you will have to use the treatment in addition to it

  49. QUESTION:
    Putting guinea pigs outside on the grass after a flea treatment?
    So the pest control is over the next door's place giving the grass a flea treatment because they're selling the house and they had dogs. He came over and asked us if we could cover the guinea pigs over because some might drift over to our yard. So we bought the pigs inside. But now I'm kinda hesitant to put them outside on the grass again because they eat it, obviously. What would you suggest I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Grass treated with pesticides is not safe for them to eat or explore on. It's recommended to wait at least 10-20 years for a treated lawn to rid of the pesticides and become safe for animals again. The fact that your lawn is next door is really a huge roll of the die.


flea treatments for dogs

Foods That Help Yeast Infection

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What foods can you eat to get rid of a yeast infection?
    So this is the second time I've had a yeast infection. I got my first one over summer vacation about a month ago. When I came back from school, there was a ton of white cottage cheese like discharge on my pad. Also, I haven't gotten my period this month. Are there any foods that can help treat yeast infection? I've told my mom to buy some more distilled white vinegar already.

    • ANSWER:
      Eat yogurt, and also apply it to the spots that are irritated; (It helps!) Good luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    What are some foods I should NOT eat while haveing a yeast infection?
    I have a yeast infection :/ what are some foods I should eat and what are some foods I should affiod?
    I heard bread makes yeast worse D: along with sugar!
    And yogurt makes yeast go away?
    I know this much, but could someone help?

    • ANSWER:
      Yogurt can help, but nothing will actually make it worse!

      The reason yogurt helps is because it has live cultures which are beneficial to our entire system.

      The yeast in bread is not only dead from being cooked, but not even the same type of yeast! Sugar is processed during digestion into a form that is not usable by any yeast species for sustenance, so there is no danger there.

      You can eat whatever you want while having a yeast infection.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are good foods for yeast infections?
    My 20 month old Grandson has a diaper area yeast infection and yeast infection in his mouth.He is a very picky eater.What should I feed him? I know about the yogurt.He had some today.

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    Best grain free dog food brands to prevent yeast infection?
    My dog has a yeast infection that has gotten worse over the past month or two. I am giving him pills prescribed by the vet, and have been doing some research. If the source is his food what are some good brands? Is Wellness from Petco a good brand? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't believe that there is one best brand - it really depends on your dog and what price you can pay for the food - grain-free tends to be pricy. Most dog food brands now make a grain-free variety - Wellness, Innova, Castor & Pollux, Natural Balance, Nutro, AvoDerm, Science Diet, etc. Wellness is a respectable brand, but it dpends on how well your dog reacts to it - it's possible that there's a certain ingredient causing him trouble.

      Be sure to talk with your veterinarian about your idea of switching his diet. Most veterinarians aren't dog food experts, but they do know something about animal nutrition and the causes of yeast infections. There's a possibility that it wasn't due to food - does your dog spend a lot of time out in the water, etc.? But yes, Wellness is a good brand, to answer your question.

  5. QUESTION:
    How often do women have yeast infections before they know there pregnant?
    Me and my hubby have been trying to conceive for about 8 months now. And I'm five days from the time i would start my period. I have just getting over my first ever yeast infection. And I seem to be sleeping more than normal and some foods seem to sound really good randomly. By the way my boobs are sore... I was just wondering if this is common or if I'm imagining things. And I have a normal cycle but I ovulate about a week or so into it in stead of around 14 days.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you taking clomid cause it did that to me right when i was ovulating.Yeast infections happen because theres new yeast being made which is a sign your hormones are working.As far as pregnancy i don't know cause i didn't get a bfp.Good luck honey.

  6. QUESTION:
    What foods are good for treating UTIs and yeast infections?
    I am very prone to both UTIs and yeast infections.
    I drink a lot of cranberry juice. I don't know what foods are high in garlic.
    What are some foods high in garlic? What are some foods good for treating?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't eat the garlic. It's pointless.

      Both lactic acid and garlic are natural yeast killers. Here's what to do (try one at a time, not both)

      Get a plastic tampon applicator and fill it with UNSWEETENED PLAIN yogurt. Freeze, insert. Do this at night and don't wear underwear. The yogurt will thaw and seep out, but just wash your clothes. Try this for 2-3 nights.

      What works for me, in one night, is a clove of garlic (get a small bulb at the store for .50), peel (it's easier under warm water) and snip the tips off. Insert with your finger. Sleep overnight, again no underwear. Yeast want warmth and enclosed places, so don't give it to them!

      I'm not crazy for the garlic idea--there are a lot of websites on it. just google it. I used to get a touch of a yeast infection each month with a hormonal change before my period, and this stopped that. Instead of dealing with a yeast infection ON my period, and a cream, I can spend a dollar and be set for months. It only takes one night and it's gone.

      Your body gets used to the over the counter creams. Eventually it gets harder to treat, and the yeast become resistant.

  7. QUESTION:
    What are some foods that can help prevent yeast infections?
    Right now I am on an antibiotic, so I'm worried about increasing my susceptibility to yeast infections (especially because I will be on this medicine for a long time). I've heard that yogurt is great for preventing infections, but I really hate yogurt. Are there other foods that work like this?

    • ANSWER:
      They have something called "probiotics" that are in pill form which you can buy at your local drug store. I hate yogurt too and when I was on antibiotics for over 6 months my doctor recommended I take this.

  8. QUESTION:
    How to heal a yeast infection naturally?
    I have been fighting what I am guessing is a yeast infection for over a week now. It hasn't gotten extremely bad until today, I am not wanting to take an antibiotic because I am 34 weeks pregnant. Any suggestions or ideas for natural solution to clear this up?

    • ANSWER:
      As well as treatments you also want to make sure you're not doing anything to make the infection worse. Normal vaginal health; wash regularly but only with water (soaps, washes, wipes, sprays, powders, douching, or even 'feminine' cleaning products all effect vaginal pH so cause infections), keep yourself dry (avoid tight or synthetic clothing), safe sex (anything that goes into your vagina should be clean, no food stuffs), and always wipe front to back.

      Yogurt is the best known way, it contains lactobacillus acidophilus, a bacterium that also happens to be found in healthy vaginas and that kills yeast by producing hydrogen peroxide. You need to insert plain pro-biotic yogurt into your vagina, do this before bed to avoid mess then wash in the morning, do this for a few days to get rid of the infection. You can put the yogurt into ice cube trays to make it easier to insert, the cultures don't survive as well but this way is less mess and the coolness helps ease the irritation.

      Garlic, not recommended if you're sexually active, but it works as it contains natural antifungal substances that kill off yeast. You insert a garlic clove into your vagina, peel beforehand but do not score the clove in anyway as this can sting your vagina, if worried about removal you can use a little clean muslin around it or tie string around it for easy removal.

      Tea tree oil *check with your doctor!* essential oils tend to be a bit of a grey area when it comes to pregnancy, better to be safe then sorry. It's a generall all-round anti-nasties, if you have a menstrual cup, softcups or a diaphragm you can put a few drops of the oil into these then insert into your vagina, ideally dilute with water but it is safe to use neat. Otherwise you can use an old jug, fill with warm water and put a few drops of the oil into the water, then use the water to wash over your vulva, best to do this in the shower or over the toilet to avoid water getting everywhere. If you can handle it you can just put a few drops directly onto your vulva and into your vagina, but it can sting.

      Cranberry juice, these are used when you have a urinary infection as the berries contain substances that inhibit bacteria from clinging to the walls of your urinary tract, but they are also a plus because cranberries lower the pH of your urine, which then passes over some of your vulva on it's way out so may help tackle a yeast infection or at least ease symptoms a little.

  9. QUESTION:
    What kind of dog food is reccomended for yeast infection?
    My 9 year old pitbull gets horrible yeast infections all over his body. Currently I am giving him 1 probiotic acidophilus daily plus 1/4cup yogurt and 3 benadryl twice a day. He also gets bathed with antifungal shampoo several times a week. What should I be feeding him?

    • ANSWER:
      you could try feeding a novel protein food such as venison, bison, rabbit, or duck for at least 12 weeks to see if it helps (and you might have to try all of them), or you could feed a hypoallergenic food such as royal canin hp for at least 12 weeks to completely rule out food allergies.

      if its not food allergy related, feeding a high quality food is still recommended. also adding in fish oils would be good. 180mg/ 10 pounds of body weight.

      add- NANCY B, yeast infections can be and often are the results of allergies! food and environmental. do some research before spouting off false information.

      if its from environmental allergies, a medication such as atopica would be beneficial.

      add- NANCY B (again)- your answer is just wrong. a yeast infection is NOT a type of staph (ph not ff) infection! yeast is a type of fungus while staph is a type of bacteria. antibiotics and sulfur are used to treat bacterial infections. antifungals are used to treat fungal infections.

      there are two types of antifungals. topicals and oral. topicals include shampoo (which the owner is using), creams, lotions, wipes, and sprays. oral antifungals are extremely hard on the liver and since the animal has to be on them for at least a month and at high doses, they are usually not recommended. topicals are the best route to take. hence the bathing with an antifungal shampoo.

      now, all the antifungals in the world arent going to do a damn bit of good if the underlying cause isnt addressed, hence the reason for changing the food. if a food allergy is the reason for chronic yeast infections, then putting the dog on a hypoallergenic food will help prevent future yeast infections. if environmental allergies are the cause, finding out what the dog is allergic to and addressing it will help prevent future yeast infections.

      once again for clarity: yeast = fungal. staph (ph not ff) = bacteria. antifungals treat yeast. antibiotics treat bacterial infections.

      oh, and bag balm will also not do a damn thing to treat a yeast infection. and why would you want to add more moisture to a moisture problem?

      add- how do you know its seasonal? age has nothing to do with when allergies develop or what type.

      add- okay dr nancy, explain:

      acute moist dermatitis? aka a hot spot (bacterial infection). i am so glad to know you have a crystal ball that allows you to diagnose a dog via the internet.

      pred? why? not every vet is quick to jump on the pred bandwagon and how do you know the dog hasnt already been treated with pred. besides, if it is a food allergy or something like hypothyroidsim or cushings disease, pred wont help and can potentially make things worse.

      skin scrape? what will that tell you? dogs with mange usually have bacterial infections not yeast.

      allergies are seasonal and an animal has to be exposed to an allergen twice before it develops an allergy? clearly you have no clue how allergies develop.

      just because the dog has been on the same food, doesnt mean it cant develop an allergy.

      min pins arent prone to allergies? wtf? this dog is a pitbull and any dog can develop allergies.

      go msu? again, wtf?

      please email me if you wish to continue discussing this matter because doing it this way, like your answer, is ridiculous.

      oh yeah, and even if it was acute moist dermatitis, putting bag balm on it will only make it worse.

  10. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of a yeast infection at home?
    I think I have a yeast infection, but I'm not sure. All I know is that I have been having horrible itching down there for almost week. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections aren't that easy to permanently get rid of. Many products can temporarily relieve the symptoms, but a long term treatment approach will be your best bet to completely elliminate it.

      One of the more popular and effective homeopathic solutions is yeastrol. It's very effective at treating vaginal, penile and oral yeast infections.

      What you can also do to speed your recovery is to change you diet in a way that will starve the yeast organisms (Candida).

      Things that you should remove from your diet are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour,
      alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold.

      Things to add to your diet are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans

      Another thing to keep in mind is that both you and your partner should consider the diet change/yeastrol treatment as you can be passing the infection back and forth between you.

      Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

      I've included the link to their website if you're interested

  11. QUESTION:
    How long should a yeast infection last?
    I've been taking 875 mg of generic augmentin (an antibiotic) twice a day for 10 days for a throat infection.
    Of course, I developed a yeast infection a little over a week from the day I started the prescription.
    I was wondering if it would go away by itself once the antibiotic left my system or if I need to get some sort of OTC treatment.
    If it will go away on its own, about how long should it last?
    Also, are there any good home remedies to treat the itching?

    • ANSWER:
      every time i take antibiotics the same thing happens to me! its annoying but from what i know its cuz the antibiotics kill all the bacteria they can, even the good bacteria which leaves us prone to infections until our bodies build the good stuff back up again.
      i wouldn't leave the yeast infection alone, i would get the monistat/other brand asap cuz it will just get worse and ive heard of it causing UTIs if left for to long, besides being horrible to live with.
      some stores have yeast tablets right in the feminine hygiene section that help prevent yeast infections or so they say but ive never tried them.
      one thing that helped me get over the yest infections after antibiotics was kombucha, its a weird tea/juice thing that tastes pretty funny but is packed with good bacterias and helps to replenish the good stuff. not good to drink while ur on the antibiotics though, think they kind of counteract each other. you can probably find it at ur local co-op or health food store.
      good luck! i hope this helps!

  12. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get a yeast infection from being allergic to a condom?
    one of my friends has a yeast infection but we don't know where she got it from. so is it possible to get it from being allergic to a condom??

    • ANSWER:
      Fungus Causes Yeast Infections

      The primary cause of yeast infection in woman is fungus - primarily Candida albicans. Along with some other types of bacteria, Candida albicans are usually present in small amounts in the vaginal area. However, the bacteria becomes a cause for concern when it multiples rapidly, becoming a yeast infection also known by the medical terms of candidiasis or monilia.

      Various Other Yeast Infection Causes

      Immune System: The biggest cause of rapid bacterial growth is the result of a lowered immune system. This occurs when you do too much, do not get enough sleep, or are sick. Reoccuring yeast infections can also be due to stress.

      Hormones: The body’s hormonal changes towards the end of the menstruation cycle can be another cause of vaginal yeast infection. Birth control and pregnancy are two other factors that could fall into the category of a yeast infection cause. In fact, during pregnancy, women can experience recurrent infections.

      Sex: While Candida infections are not usually thought of as sexually transmitted diseases, they can be passed onto your partner during sex through semen and other bodily fluids. Vaginal intercourse without adequate lubrication makes the situation worse.

      Antibiotics: Antibiotics are probably the leading cause of chronic yeast infection in American women. This happens with certain types of antibiotic or prolonged usage. Some women get yeast infections no matter what type of antibiotics they take or how long they use it. Unfortunately, there is no way of preventing an antibiotic-induced yeast infection. However, here are a number of treatments to take once it starts.

      Diabetes: Being diabetic or having elevated blood sugar levels can cause yeast to grow. This is primarily due to what is called uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.

      Factors That Encourage Yeast Infections

      Other situations may not be a direct cause but they may increase the likelihood of infection.

      Hot, humid weather.
      Tight or poorly ventilated clothing, including damp bathing suits or pantyhose.
      Significant dietary changes, poor nutrition, and bad eating habits like junk food.
      Frequent exposure to sperm and semen over a short period of time.
      Douching washes away both healthy secretions and normal bacteria from the vagina.
      Improper wiping from rear to front after using the toilet.
      Sweating, which can also increase your pH level.
      Menopause.
      Some prescriptions, including those that contain steroids, such as Prednisone.
      Poor personal hygiene.
      Perfumed feminine hygiene sprays.
      HIV infection.
      Injuries.
      Allergic reactions.

      It can be any of those... Hope she gets treatment ASAP....
      Good Luck : )

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the most effective way to treat my dog's yeast infection?
    Our dog is 5 years old now and for the last month or so, he's had a really bad yeast infection in his ears and around his chin. We've been giving him a prescription from the vet, but it doesn't seem to be working very well. Could you tell me how i can treat it for a long time without having to spend too much money on any kind of medicine?

    • ANSWER:
      FROM THE INSIDE:
      I'd first make sure he was on a high quality food without corn or wheat; these are very common empty additives; basically fillers with no nutritional value. They often cause nutritional imbalances and food allergies, making dogs more prone to infections of all types. Pretty much anything you pick up at the grocery store is going to have one or both.
      I suggest either Canidae All Life Stages:
      http://www.canidae.com/dogs/all_life_stages/dry.html
      Or Wellness by Old Mother Hubbard, either the fish and sweet potato or one of the allergy diets, initially, until you get his system straightened out:
      http://www.oldmotherhubbard.com/wellness/dog_index.html
      A tablespoon of plain yogurt on his food, once a day, helps re-establish beneficial bacteria in the intestinal tract. Often yeast gets out of control when the good bacteria as well as the bad have been killed during a course of antibiotics.
      Also try adding a tsp of apple cider vinegar to his water bowl, yeast will not flourish in an acidic environment.
      ON THE OUTSIDE:
      For an earwash my vet gave me this recipe:
      1 part apple cider vinegar
      1 part hydrogen peroxide
      1 part water
      (I combine 1/2 cup each in a clean empty dish soap bottle with the push-pull top, and refrigerate after using, then allow it to warm up on the counter a bit before re-using; discard any left over after one week and make a fresh batch)
      Fill the ear canal with this solution, massage the base of the ear, and allow the dog to shake its head, then wipe with cotton balls. Never stick a q-tip into a dogs ear.
      Yeast infection can be treated externally with over-the-counter creams for athlete's foot or vaginal yeast infections (lamisil is our personal favorte) you can smear that in the ears and dab it on his chin; just be sure to soak off any crusts first with a warm wet cloth.

  14. QUESTION:
    Getting rid of and preventing dog yeast infection?
    My dog has been having bad skin problems. He itches a lot, gets bald spots, smells bad, and has grey elephant looking skin. I took him to the vet a few months ago, and he did a test and determined he has a yeast infection. The steroids and antibiotics helped it get better, but it just returned once he was off them. What should I do for my dog? Dont I need to find the source? Could it be his food? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      you could try a grain-free limited ingredient diet and apple cider vinegar ... when i put my very allergic dog on that diet with the vinegar added to the kibble breakfast and supper, she never had another yeast infection (ear, skin, otherwise) again ... natural balance makes limited ingredient diets (try to pick a protein source your dog has never had before) and they make kibble, canned and treats ... use organic apple cider vinegar (raw and NOT heinz from the grocery store, if it has mothers, bonus) ... my dog was fifteen pounds and i added about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon on top of her kibble twice a day ... it is cheap and very effective ...

  15. QUESTION:
    When my yeast infection goes away will I start to loose weight easier?
    I have had a butterfly chest yeast infection a while now and it is going away with the help of medicines called Threlac and some other kind of powder. I have also had some weight gain which is in part due to some medicines I have taken. If my yeast infection goes away will that help reduce my weight?
    I mean like it's shaped like a butterfly across my chest. It is going away. :) Just really slowly.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah you will lose the weight, once you get off the medication.

      But, more importantly, instead of using over the counter meds which only suppresses the bacteria for a while before it attacks again, I think its better to understand why you got the infection in the first place.

      Some of the food that we eat on a daily basis causes the dormant bacteria to become active!!

  16. QUESTION:
    What foods can I eat with a yeast infection?
    I get yeast infections all the time and I'm very clean and only with my boyfriend. I've decided it has to be my diet. Other than cranberry juice, rye bread and yogurt, what can I eat?

    • ANSWER:
      anything with anti-oxidants could help. Try pomegranates and blueberries as well as cranberries.

  17. QUESTION:
    If I recently cured a yeast infection but still have the same symptoms, is it okay to purchase more medicine?
    I recently had cured a yeast infection with the seven day cream, but the symptoms still proceed. I am sure it's a yeast infection due to the fact that when I got my recent pap done, the doctor only reported yeast. Is it okay to purchase more medicine?

    • ANSWER:
      I would see your doc. It might be something else or may need a different treatment.

      When you have a yest infection you need to avoid foods high in yeast like bread and vegemite. Eat lots of fresh fruit and veg to flush the yeast out of your system. You will need to treat your boyfriend too.

      For a natural cure, swallow a clove of garlic at night (cut into small pieces but don't chew, you won't get garlic breath if you don't chew). Mix acidophilus powder into juice and drink. You often have yeast in your mouth and don't know it.

      To avoid it happening again wear cotton nickers, use perfume free, soap free cleaner for down there.

      To alleviate symptoms have a warm bath. If you have essential oils add chamomile and bergamot.

      You can put aloe vera on your external areas affected, that really sooths.

      For internally you can use natural yogurt with a drop of tea tree and bergamot essential oils. Roll a tampon in this an insert. Change it every hour.

  18. QUESTION:
    Can a yeast infection from diabetes be transmitted sexually?
    I didn't believe the article I received saying that my yeast infections could be from eating too much sugar until I noticed I started having some symptoms right after eating candy ( Yeah, I know I shouldn't eat it). Anyhow, the symptoms seem to go away when I control my sweet tooth better. But would the same thing happen with someone who got the yeast infection from me. I mean, would the yeast infection be treated (with antibiotics) as an STD?

    • ANSWER:
      Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there's an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

      Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

      So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body relative to the good bacteria. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

      Oh and BTW - That's why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren't changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

      Oh BTW2 - That's also why many times you'll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off, and once again and you get a yeast infection.

      Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans

      Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold

      Changing your diet will definitely get you on the road to balancing the yeast and good bacteria, but what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution to help naturally speed up the process.

      I always feel if there's a natural way to do something, then it's best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

      There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.
      Best of Luck!

      Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

      If you're interesting in finding out more I've added a link that has some more info.

  19. QUESTION:
    What can I do to relieve a yeast infection?
    I have been on antibiotics and have gotten a yeast infection. I don't want to go to Walmart tonight because I live about 30 miles away.

    • ANSWER:
      Try anti fungal food like Cinnamon.

      You can get more alternative options for curing yeast infection at: http://www.curingyeastinfections.net/

  20. QUESTION:
    At what point can a yeast infection no longer be treated by natural methods?
    I am taking 600 mg of Garlic, 365 mg of Caprylic Acid per day, and two acidophilus capsules with 5 billion bacteria in them per day. The yeast infection is already to that cottage-cheesey stage. How long should I continue my treatment before I seek medical treatments like Diflucan. Can the yeast infection at this point even be treated by natural methods? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Self diagnosis is a dangerous thing. You may have something other than a yeast infection. It could be a vaginosis (which is bacterial) an STD, or a just a very persistant yeast infection. You should see your family doctor or gyne.

      2. Mild vaginal yeast infections (Monilia ,or Candidiasis) are relatively common in women, and may settle with some of the "natural" treatments you mention. Yeast tends to be an opportunistic infection and may be more likely if you have recently been treated with an antibacterial agent, if you have undiagnosed or poorly controlled diabetes, are obese, or have some immune deficiency problems, such as HIV.

      3. The sort of total body yeast infections that naturopaths and homeopaths routinely diagnose clients with is complete nonsense. There is no such thing and the diet advice they offer (no white foods for eg) may be reasonable advice, but is non-treatment of a non-problem.

  21. QUESTION:
    How to avoid a yeast infection while taking antibiotics?
    I am currently taking the antibiotic Cephalexin. My doctor said it is likely that I will get a yeast infection while taking it. Is there any way to avoid getting a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, antibiotics often cause yeast infections. The reason you get a yeast infection after using antibiotics is because antibiotics kill all bacteria in the body, both the bacteria (the ones that you took antibiotics to get rid of) and the good bacteria (the ones that help your body fight off yeast infections). As a result the yeast is left to grow without any good bacteria to ward it off. Many people take OTC creams like monistat to treat the yeast infection, but often times that only temporarily fix the problem. More often than not you'll just end up with a reoccuring yeast infection. The best way to stop it permanently is to re-establish your body's balance of good bacteria and yeast.

      Personally I think the best approach is the natural way. Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there's an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

      Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

      So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

      Oh and BTW - That's why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren't changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

      Oh BTW2 - That's also why many times you'll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off once again and you get a yeast infection.

      Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans.

      Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold.

      You can change your diet in conjunction with using the creams that you've been using and that will speed up the recovery significantly. But what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution instead. I always feel if there's a natural way to do something, then it's best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

      There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.

      If you're interesting in finding out more I've added a link that has some more info.

  22. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection inconspicuously?
    I am 16 am only have access to common household items. I need to cure this yeast infection which has not yet gotten bad.

    What are some main ways of going about this and how long will it take?

    • ANSWER:
      ....

      Before treating a yeast (candida) infection, you want to be sure it IS a yeast infection.
      See your doctor.
      If you are sure it is than the standard treatment is Monostat or Canesten- both available over the counter at your pharmacy. You can choose from various treatment methods: Tablets taken orally or creams applied vaginally. Treatment time varies from one day to six, depending on the method you choose.

      Check your local Natural food/health store about Acidophilus , (it's kept in the cooler) and other natural methods. Red juice (pomegranite, cranberry.etc.) gives relief. Put 'natural yeast cures' in your browser for many resources.
      Natural yogurt is a natural cure used to restore the proper balance of vaginal bacteria.

      Some foods and beverages that are high in yeast can aggravate candida.
      Soaking in the tub can aggravate candida.
      Yeast loves warm, moist environments so keep yourself cool and dry (cotton undies)

  23. QUESTION:
    how Common is it for a yeast infection to return within a week?
    My girlfriend had a yeast infection last week starting Monday and took medication for it. Today she believes it came back. Is it common for yeast infections to return after a week of being treated?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections aren't that easy to permanently get rid of. Many products can temporarily relieve the symptoms, but a long term treatment approach will be your best bet to completely elliminate it.

      One of the more popular and effective homeopathic solutions is yeastrol. It's very effective at treating vaginal, penile and oral yeast infections.

      What you can also do to speed your recovery is to change you diet in a way that will starve the yeast organisms (Candida).

      Things that you should remove from your diet are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour,
      alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold.

      Things to add to your diet are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans

      Another thing to keep in mind is that both you and your partner should consider the diet change/yeastrol treatment as you can be passing the infection back and forth between you.

      Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

      I've included the link to their website if you're interested

  24. QUESTION:
    How can you safely relieve a yeast infection when pregnant.?
    I have a yeast infection and I am 9 weeks pregnant. I'm positive it isn't an STD because I just took STD tests as part of prenatal care. I also just got off antibiotics, and did one of those Vagisil tester things. I am seeing my doctor, but not until Thursday, and if you have ever had a yeast infection, you would understand why I don't know if I can wait until then for relief. Is there anything safe I can use until Thursday when I see the doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there's an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

      Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

      So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body relative to the good bacteria. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

      Oh and BTW - That's why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren't changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

      Oh BTW2 - That's also why many times you'll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off, and once again and you get a yeast infection.

      Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans

      Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold

      Changing your diet will definitely get you on the road to balancing the yeast and good bacteria, but what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution to help naturally speed up the process.

      I always feel if there's a natural way to do something, then it's best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

      There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.
      Best of Luck!

      Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

      I added the link I used if you are interested in finding out more.

  25. QUESTION:
    What is a natural way of curing a yeast infection?
    Hiya peoples!
    Is there a natural way of curing a yeast infection in the genital area? The idea of shoving a pill up there...*shudder*

    I heard somewhere that you could eat yogurt or something, but I'm not sure.
    As in, without the pill round thing.

    • ANSWER:
      Natural live yoghurt can be used in two ways to deal with thrush: eating it and/or inserting it into your vagina. The key is not the yoghurt itself but the bacteria, lactobacillus acidophilus, in the yoghurt. This helps the body maintain, or regain, its natural pH level and keeps yeast under control.

      Eating yoghurt may help keep yeast levels low throughout the body, but particularly in the stomach and intestines. Because candida in the bowel can easily make its way to the vulva and vagina, keeping your digestive system clear of thrush may help prevent vaginal thrush.

      Inserting yoghurt into your vagina may also help restore your vaginal pH balance, but there is less scientific support for this method. If you want to give it a try, put one teaspoon of yoghurt in an applicator, a plastic syringe or on a tampon, and insert it high into your vagina. Repeat this every night for a week. It is important that you use only unsweetened, plain, live yoghurt.

      The active ingredient in this treatment, lactobacillus acidophilus, is also available at health food stores as a supplement on its own.

      Hope this is useful. For more ideas, check out this link. Good luck.

      http://altmedicine.about.com/od/healthconditionsqtoz/a/yeast_infection.htm

  26. QUESTION:
    Does Yeast infection go away when you have your cycle?
    I had a yeast infection last week. I knew it was a yeast infection because I had thick whte discharge and irritation. So I bought over the counter meds but my period came. Since you can't use tampons while using the applicators I decided to wait until after my period. But now that my period is over the discharge and irritation is completely gone? Should I take the monistat anyway? I would want to pass a yeast infection onto my boyfriend.

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, the burning may be caused by an allergic reaction. A small percentage of woman are allergic to one of the active ingredients in monistat called micanazole.

      If you're suffering from an allergic reaction you should let your doctor know so he/she can recommend another cream to use. If you self diagnosed your infection, it would probably be a good idea to stop using it and try something else.

      Personally I think the best approach is the natural way. Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there's an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

      Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

      So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

      Oh and BTW - That's why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren't changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

      Oh BTW2 - That's also why many times you'll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off once again and you get a yeast infection.

      Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans.

      Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold.

      You can change your diet in conjunction with using the creams that you've been using and that will speed up the recovery significantly. But what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution instead. I always feel if there's a natural way to do something, then it's best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

      There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.

      If you're interesting in finding out more I've added a link that has some more info.

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the best over the counter medicine to cure a yeast infection?
    I have a yeast infection & I won't it gone!! I have been taking acidophilus pills, is there anything else that I can take?

    • ANSWER:
      You may be experiencing the symptoms of candida (yeast) or something else, but what is clear is that your body (and perhaps your immune system) is telling you that it is out of balance.

      A traditional method of treating candida is to drink a glass of water with 3 tsp of apple cider vinegar prior to each meal. However this is more helpful as maintenance, not so much with a full blown infection.

      I suggest that you cut out all sugar (fruit, white sugar, fructose, etc) and processed food (ie white flour), and severely limit carbs/starch. This is what feeds the candida.

      The OTC methods will only take care of the problem temporarily and don't get to the root your problem.

      Try a gentle detox program such as the one by Wild Rose. It provides herbs that you take prior to each meal for a 2 week period which will rid your body of candida and other toxin while supporting your liver. It also provides a guideline for your diet during the 2 weeks with severe restrictions on carbs.

      This will help you to re-establish a healthy flora in your body, cleanse your liver so it can rid your body of toxins and start you on the path to healthier eating habits.

      If the problem continues, go to your primary care provider for a pap smear and swab for cultures.

      Best of luck!

  28. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have more discharge after yeast infection treatment?
    I took the vagisil screening kit & it came back positive for a yeast infection, so I continued on to buy Monistat 3-day yeast infection treatment. I just used my first suppository last night and when I woke up I had more discharge than I started off with. It was thick & white but no odor. Is this just the medicine working, or is this not normal?! I did shower after I saw this when I got up and it's still coming out, just not as much as I saw this morning. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi rose,

      Yes, you assumption is correct about how this your discharge is the result of taking the monistat. After 2-3 day's it will be gone but if it still continues you need to go see a medical doctor or OB/GYN. If you want to avoid that from happening I would recommend for a limited time you cut out the following from your diet since it is your best defense against a yeast infection:

      1.Cut all foods containing yeast including bread, pizza, crackers, pastries, muffins, mushrooms and ferments like soy sauce, cheese, tomato paste, beer and vinegar.
      2. AVOID ALL SUGARS.

      These will only prolong your symptoms so avoid them at all cost until this issue clears up.

  29. QUESTION:
    What are the signs of a yeast infection?
    What are the signs of a yeast infection?
    What are the signs of a yeast infection? What is a yeast infection?
    Im only 12. My vagina does itch, it doesnt really burn and i dont know what you mean by cloudy discharge?

    • ANSWER:
      The symptoms of a yeast infection can vary from person to person and as you mentioned, the itchyness is usually the most common (and annoying) one. I have experienced a wide range of symptoms whilst battling to shift my yeast infecton and it included acne, itchy genitals, smelly discharge and lack of energy.

      Dont panic, if it is a yeast infection there are some cures (the best of which can be found over at http://www.youryeastinfectioncured.com ) Maybe you would be better applying a cream to tackle the itching and just check with your health care provider.

      A lot of people your age deal with this type of thing and some experts beleive it to be related to diet. Do you eat a lot of fast food? chocolate? fizzy drinks? if so, just try and lay off it for a while and get your fruit and veg.

      If you want to ask me anything (as ive been there before) just pop me an email. Like I said, if you are really concerned then seek professional medical help - its not as scary as it seems!

      Good Luck!!!!

  30. QUESTION:
    How can you get a yeast infection?
    I have a yeast infection and im not sure how i got it. What are ways a yeast infection can be caused?

    • ANSWER:
      You can get a yeast infection a number of ways. Here is a list that you may find helpful.

      Antibiotics - did you just recently complete a course after being sick?
      Yeasty food - pizza, french fries, cakes, cookies, other fried foods and baked goods?
      Sugar products - candy, soda - these items would be more so than usual
      Breads - Home made breads, more than usual bread intake
      Sex - yes, sometimes sex can bring on a yeast infection
      and STRESS!

      You can get some medicine from a doctor or you can get some over the counter stuff at your local pharmacy. If you want to treat it more "homeopathically," try eating and douching with yogurt. Also, microwaver your panties for a couple of seconds before putting on a fresh pair. Any leftover yeasty beastys will die in the nuker that may not have gotten washed out in the laundry!

      Good Luck!

  31. QUESTION:
    How do you treat a male yeast infection?
    Im pretty sue my Partner has a yeast infection but he has no symptoms, how does he treat the infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Natural Male Yeast Infection Treatment
      Natural cure options are safe to use and fast at healing this condition. A natural way to cure male yeast infection is vinegar. One has to just apply it on the affected area to get relief from itchiness. Vinegar is generally mixed with water for the treatment of male yeast infection. It is very much capable to relieve the soreness and itching associated with this infection. Another effective treatment popular among patients is essential oil, especially tea tree oil. In order to use tea tree oil, it is first diluted and then applied generously on the infected portion of the body.

      Garlic is also considered a natural remedy for male yeast infection. Gently rubbing a clove of garlic on the affection portion daily for 4 - 5 days is sure to provide immense relief. Soaps, particularly those that contain strong chemicals should never be used as these personal care products are known to worsen the condition. Herbs such as black walnut, licorice and chamomile are an effective remedy for yeast infection in male. These herbs can either be eaten or applied directly to the affected part of the body as a paste.

      Change in Diet
      Certain dietary changes such as avoiding foods that contain yeast is essential as they can worsen the yeast infection. Cranberry juice is also helpful to treat male yeast infection. One can drink this juice until the symptoms clear away. Daily intake of fresh clove of garlic is beneficial as it is a powerful healing agent and helps to reduce symptoms of yeast infection. Doctors often recommend that men suffering from yeast infection should include yogurt in their diet to accelerate the healing process.

  32. QUESTION:
    how do you know when you are completely done having a yeast infection?
    i got a yeast infection and i went to the doctors and took monistant 7, and i haven't had pain when i pee or itch anymore. but i still think i have a little owe or what whatever you call it in my vagina?? soo should i go back to the doctors or what?

    or do you think im done with a yeast infection. im not really sure?? or should i just not worry about it?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections aren't that easy to permanently get rid of. Many products can temporarily relieve the symptoms, but a long term treatment approach will be your best bet to completely elliminate it.

      One of the more popular and effective homeopathic solutions is yeastrol. It's very effective at treating vaginal, penile and oral yeast infections.

      What you can also do to speed your recovery is to change you diet in a way that will starve the yeast organisms (Candida).

      Things that you should remove from your diet are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour,
      alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold.

      Things to add to your diet are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice, rice and oat brans

      Another thing to keep in mind is that both you and your partner should consider the diet change/yeastrol treatment as you can be passing the infection back and forth between you.

      Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

      I've included the link to their website if you're interested

  33. QUESTION:
    What does it mean if yeast infection medication initially causes burning?
    I inserted a probiotic medicine to combat yeast and it burned harshly for awhile. Does this mean I don't have a yeast infection or that the medication is working?

    • ANSWER:
      Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there's an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

      Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

      So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body relative to the good bacteria. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

      Oh and BTW - That's why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren't changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

      Oh BTW2 - That's also why many times you'll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off, and once again and you get a yeast infection.

      Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans

      Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold

      Changing your diet will definitely get you on the road to balancing the yeast and good bacteria, but what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution to help naturally speed up the process.

      I always feel if there's a natural way to do something, then it's best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

      There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.
      Best of Luck!

      Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

      I added the link I used if you are interested in finding out more.

  34. QUESTION:
    How do I know if yeast infection is healing?
    I went to the doctor and they said i had a yeast infection. They gave me Terazol 3 suppositories that have to be inserted vaginally for 3 nights. Tonight is the last night and I was wondering how long it will take to completely clear up? It still itches a little but the discharge has almost gone away completely. Thanks for your help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Dani,

      First of all, it's a good thing that you decided to run to the doctor to get treatment for your yeast infection. As you know, most people who acquire that condition think that they don't really need to see a doctor or have themselves checked.

      With regards to your question, it is pretty easy to tell when a yeast infection is healing. First, you have to consider whether you have followed the doctor's prescription strictly. You can't expect healing totally from it if you have missed some doses of your medication or still ate foods that can aggravate yeast infection. A good sign that you are healing from it is that symptoms eventually start to wear out. That means, when you used to feel burning, soreness, itching, and have vaginal discharges before you underwent a treatment, they should all disappear or lessen in severity the moment you complete it. You should no longer feel those symptoms anymore if your body have successfully treated the bacteria that's usually causing yeast infection.

      Also, you should also begin to feel lighter, relaxed and rejuvenated since people who suffer from yeast infection tend to experience unexplained fatigue, muscle pains, and alike.

      I hope I answered your question and help you in any way.

  35. QUESTION:
    What should i do if i suspect my girlfriend may have given me her yeast infection?
    My girlfriend was diagnosed with yeast infection and we have been having unprotected sex. Should I worry about anything? If so, then what? And what should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      relax! nothing serious! just help your girlfriend to get rid of this yeast infection and whatch out - if you have some signs! but anyway you should be ok because only women must be worry about yeast infection! but anyway yous still can gave yeast infection too and you must get rid of yest infection first to not pass back and forth and only then start to have sex again!!!

      anyway you MUST tell your girlfirend this (and also you can use some of that too):
      "
      if you really want to get rid of yeast infection then you must follow these tips:

      1) Eat yogurt!!!! It contains helpful bacteria (live cultures, including acidophilus and bifidus) that destroy yeast. Use only plain yogurt with active cultures.

      2) Douche with a solution of 1 to 3 tbsp. vinegar in a quart of water. Repeat once a day while having symptoms, but no longer than a week.

      3) Decrease or eliminate sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth.

      4) Use a garlic clove as a suppository. Garlic contains a natural anti-fungal agent.

      5) Try gentian violet. It's a traditional remedy for yeast and other infections, and can be found in pharmacies. Swab the area with it once or twice a day. Make sure to use a thick pad - it stains everything.

      6) Use an herbal douche. Combine equal amounts of sage, raspberry and comfrey with 1/4 part goldenseal. This can be combined with cider vinegar.

      7) You must use herbal treatment. In that case Yeastrol is really good (probably the best) product that gets rid of yeast infection comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that it wont reappear again!
      And of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly). For me it worked very fast + I dont get yeast infections anymore...

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Yeastrol but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.yeastrol.com/?aid=221781

      good luck!

      Working in women's health - Gynecologist + personal experience

  36. QUESTION:
    What is a good way to cure a yeast infection? Is there an over-the counter pill instead of the cream?
    I don't have insurance, but I know that I have a yeast infection.

    • ANSWER:
      Yogurt with live cultures like bifidus and acidopholous etc is good (no sugar in it ). I have used probiotics from health food store (in refrigeration section) and they are good. Avoid sitting in damp clothes like swim suits or exercise clothes too.

      Meditator
      Yeast Infection Tips
      http://www.squidoo.com/Home-Cure-for-Yeast-Infection1

  37. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to treat a yeast infection while still using antibiotics?
    I have 3 more days to use the rest of my 7 days worth of antibiotics, and it has already caused a yeast infection. It is bugging the crap outa me, and I wanna get rid of it pronto! Is it ok to begin treatment, or should I wait until I finish the rest of the antibiotics?

    • ANSWER:
      if you have yeast infection then you must get rid of it as soon as it is possible!!!

      if you really want to get rid of yeast infection forever then you must follow these tips:

      1) Eat yogurt!!!! It contains helpful bacteria (live cultures, including acidophilus and bifidus) that destroy yeast. Use only plain yogurt with active cultures.

      2) Douche with a solution of 1 to 3 tbsp. vinegar in a quart of water. Repeat once a day while having symptoms, but no longer than a week.

      3) Decrease or eliminate sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth.

      4) Use a garlic clove as a suppository. Garlic contains a natural anti-fungal agent.

      5) Try gentian violet. It's a traditional remedy for yeast and other infections, and can be found in pharmacies. Swab the area with it once or twice a day. Make sure to use a thick pad - it stains everything.

      6) Use an herbal douche. Combine equal amounts of sage, raspberry and comfrey with 1/4 part goldenseal. This can be combined with cider vinegar.

      7) You must use herbal treatment. In that case Yeastrol is really good (probably the best) product that gets rid of yeast infection comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that it wont reappear again!
      And of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly). For me it worked very fast + I dont get yeast infections anymore...

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Yeastrol but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.yeastrol.com/?aid=221781

      good luck!

      Working in women's health - Gynecologist + personal experience

  38. QUESTION:
    What are some antibiotics you can take that WONT cause a yeast infection?
    Ive taken amoxicillin before and it gave me a yeast infection, is there an antibiotic that WONT cause a yeast infection, or when I do take a antibiotic can i take acidophiles with it at the same time?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are prone to yeast infections, then there is no antibiotics that won't cause them.

      What happens is antibiotics kill bacteria, and they don't discriminate against what parts of your body they will trigger. So the good bacteria in your vagina are killed along the bad ones that make you sick. Result: yeasts in the vagina, that were already there, now have the whole place for themselves and thrive.

      Eating more probiotic foods like yogurt can help in reducing the effects, but while some women never get yeast infections when they are on antibiotics (I never have), others just always get them no matter the antibiotic (like my mother).

  39. QUESTION:
    What causes yeast infections and how can I prevent them and get rid of them?
    How can I effectively get rid of a yeast infection and prevent them in the future?

    • ANSWER:
      Antibiotics - Can kill the good bacteria allowing yeast to take over. If your taking antibiotics eating yogurt can help.
      Clothing - Always wear lose fitting cotton underwear.
      Chemicals - Douches and even some perfumed toilet papers are irritants.
      Diet - Some people feel that cutting down on foods that contain yeast helps lessen the intensity or frequency of yeast infections. People with uncontrolled diabetes are more prone to infection.
      Sexual Transmission - Yeast infections can be transmitted between people by direct contact.
      Hormones - Pregnant women are particularly prone to yeast infections. Many women taking contraceptive pills experience regular yeast infections as their hormone levels fluctuate.
      Yeast infections are treated with antifungal drugs, such as clotrimazole or miconazole. There are creams and tablets used in the vagina, skin ointments, and pills.

      Antifungal drugs usually work well to treat a vaginal yeast infection. But infections that do not respond to treatment are becoming more common. Taking antifungal drugs when they are not needed can help make yeast resistant to the drugs. For this reason, you should not use antifungal drugs unless you are sure that you have a yeast infection.

      If you are sure that you have a yeast infection, you can buy over-the-counter products to treat the infection. Be sure to follow the directions for using the product. If you are not sure whether you have a yeast infection or another type of infection or problem, you should see your health care provider. You should also see your health care provider if you have recurring yeast infections.

  40. QUESTION:
    How long until I notice my Yeast Infection meds are working? Any Side effects?
    I went to the gyno yesterday for a yeast infection. My doctor prescribed Diflucan and a cream to insert in my vagina before I go to bed for 3 nights. Today is day one and I have only taken Diflucan so far, and will be taking my first dose of the cream tonight. How long until I start noticing any results. Also, has anyone experienced any irritation from the vaginal cream? Any side effects from either prescriptions?

    • ANSWER:
      Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there's an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

      Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

      So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body relative to the good bacteria. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

      Oh and BTW - That's why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren't changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

      Oh BTW2 - That's also why many times you'll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off, and once again and you get a yeast infection.

      Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans

      Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold

      Changing your diet will definitely get you on the road to balancing the yeast and good bacteria, but what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution to help naturally speed up the process.

      I always feel if there's a natural way to do something, then it's best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

      There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.
      Best of Luck!

      Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

      If you're interesting in finding out more I've added a link that has some more info.

  41. QUESTION:
    How effective is over the counter yeast infection treatment?
    I have a yeast infection, but I don't have insurance so I can't go see a doctor. I was searching the net, & apparently there is a lot of controversy about Monistat, etc. I was just wondering if anyone has used an OTC treatment to cure the infection, and if so, which one? Thanks so much. :)

    • ANSWER:
      My doc told me (last time I had one) that the OTC is potentially better than the antiobiotic a doc would give. She instructed to me use one 3-7 day kit, then wait a week (no sex) and do another 3-7 day kit. There are also other methods that are supposed to be helpful at health food stores. Google for other ideas. ( I did not use the Monistat, I just got the store brand.) I dont like antibiotics and am against thier use unless absolutely no other way!!! My girlfriend applied Yeastrol for Yeast Infection . It is really effective so if you like to try it, you can visit this site http://doiop.com/healyeast

  42. QUESTION:
    Can someone tell me if I got yeast infection in the mouth?
    I've had a very sore spot on the roof of my mouth for about a week now. It hurts when I eat anything that touches it. It hurts worse when I consume strong foods like: mustard, ketchup, salt ... etc. I don't know if I just hurt the roof of my mouth or if I actually have a yeast infection. I have no idea what would have caused this but its painful and I want it to go away. Any one got any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Its very rare to have a yeast infection on just the top of your mouth. If you had a yeast infection it would be wite goop on the back of your throat and all it looks like cottage cheese on the back of your throat. Im thinking it is a ulcer. Which is a canker sore on the inside of your mouth. This is why it burns like when you eat tart ot acidic things. Wash your mouth with warm salt water everytime you get a chance during the day and keep it dry they have this medicine out that you can apply to it that will keep it dry. Look in walmart near the chap stick and things like taht. Good luck. I feel your pain

  43. QUESTION:
    How to prevent from another yeast infection?
    Aloha there. I've had a yeast infection and it keeps coming and going but I tried curing it with a few medications that my grandmother adviced me. However I'm scared weather it might effect me seriously or anything like I was wondering weather I should tell my doctor and get some antibiotics to get it fully cured but I'm not sure.

    If you've had the same problem/know what to do please comment. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there's an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

      Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

      So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body relative to the good bacteria. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

      Oh and BTW - That's why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren't changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

      Oh BTW2 - That's also why many times you'll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off, and once again and you get a yeast infection.

      Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans

      Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold

      Changing your diet will definitely get you on the road to balancing the yeast and good bacteria, but what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution to help naturally speed up the process.

      I always feel if there's a natural way to do something, then it's best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

      There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.
      Best of Luck!

      Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

      If you're interesting in finding out more I've added a link that has some more info.

  44. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of my reoccurring yeast infection?
    I have been having yeast infections for about 3 months now. They will come and go, but it's been here for a very long time. I have gone to the doctors many times. I tried the diflucin pill 3 times, i have tried monistat 1, 3 and 7 day and I have taken acidophilus pills, and nothing seems to be working. It will go away for a couple of days and come back. SOmeone help me! I feel like I can't do anything!

    • ANSWER:
      Some people get really stubborn, chronic or recurrent yeast infections; if your doctor isn't familiar with this type of condition, you may want to see a different OB/GYN for a second opinion; they are really difficult and stubborn to treat, but it is possible! Usually, the protocol for treating a stubborn recurrent infection is to be put on high dose antifungal pills, like Nystatin or Amphotericin B, that you take daily for AT LEAST 4 weeks; sometimes it's necessary to continue these pills for up to 6 months! Diflucan can be used instead, but isn't usually as effective.

      Your doctor should also rule out immune diseases, such as HIV, and test for diabetes and certain endocrine disorders, as diabetics and those with certain other problems (like thyroid) have a much harder time with yeast infections than others.

      Also: Are you taking birth control pills? If so, they are notorious for causing wicked, recurring yeast infections, and sometimes there's no way to get the infections under control without stopping the birth control.

      Secondly, it's really, REALLY important that your doctor put you on a "no sugar, low refined carb" diet. Meaning, when you have yeast that's coming back, your diet can trigger the problem. Yeast feeds on sugar and refined carbs like white bread and pasta. It's really important to cut out sugar and switch to whole grain, complex carbs ONLY. It's also a good idea to lower fruit intake as well, since it can also "feed" yeast.

      In order for acidophilus to work well, you generally need to not only take relatively high doses, but you need to take the right strain as well! There are hundreds of different strains of acidophilus, and usually the kind that's in most of the acidophilus pills is not the kind that lives in your vagina, and that's why most acidophilus supplements don't help vaginal infections. I take a special kind - usually I take Pro-B, by Replens, from the feminine section of the drugstore; I feel this one is the most effective, but it's expensive. GyNaTren, (from the health food store) works almost as well.

      Also; have you ever heard of a "vaginitis referral center"? Several major hospitals have them; the first one originated at Temple University, then the concept kind of caught on and spread to other institutions. They're specifically for people who have recurrent yeast or other vaginal infections that their own Ob/GYNs have had a hard time treating; here's a link to the one @ Temple, as they may be able to refer you to one closer to you (or you may want to call the closest university medical center to ask as well). http://www.drexelmed.edu/Home/DrexelUniversityPhysicians/MedicalPractices/ObstetricsandGynecology/OurServices/VaginitisCenter.aspx

      Supplements such as Caprylic Acid and Grapefruit Seed Extract can work wonders for helping get rid of chronic yeast; however, it's best done under a physician's guidance, as you tend to need pretty high doses. (You need at least 1500-2000mg of Grapefruit Seed Extract daily in divided doses, and about 1000mg per day of Caprylic Acid).

      Here's another site, this one has more info than I could possibly give you in one answer, and I know many people who used to see the physician behind this site (in the medical world, he's kind of the "yeast infection guru") so I wouldn't hesitate to trust his recommendations, advice, or other guidelines. He also has a place where he'll help you find a knowledgeable physician in your area that deals with this stuff too. http://www.yeastconnection.com/

      Other things that may help:
      - Regular use of Rephresh vaginal gel between yeast infection treatments (helps balance the pH)
      - Monistat 1 Day and Night (it has the highest rate of delivery of strong medication of any over the counter yeast med; has to be the Day & Night though, and you still need to use it overnight)
      - Avoiding all of these: douche, scented pantiliners, using soap in the vaginal area (clean with WATER ONLY), sprays, lotions, or other chemical/scented products, wearing tight or damp clothing for too long (change out of wet bathing suits and damp workout clothes ASAP)
      - Use cotton underwear ONLY; change it twice a day if possible
      - If you use pantiliners, use the breathable kind only - I think Carefree is the only brand that makes them
      - Avoid spermicide in any form - inserts, jelly, or even on condoms! If you DO use condoms, use regular condoms WITHOUT spermicide or lubricant, and add your own lubricant (use K-Y water based - the plain kind ONLY); spermicide and chemical lubricant is a BIG cause of yeast infections
      - Add a really high quality multi vitamin to your diet; I like Rainbow Light Womens One personally, but it can be anything you like

      Good luck! I know how uncomfortable it is - I struggled with chronic yeast for a LONG time!

  45. QUESTION:
    How does yogurt help a yeast infection?
    I'm currently taking an antibiotic for a sinus infection and my doctor said that yeast infection is a side affect and told me to eat yogurt. How does this help?
    Is Chobani Greek Yogurt alright to eat/use?

    • ANSWER:
      Yogurt contains live bacteria (but you should look for a container that says "live active cultures"). those bacteria are good bacteria that help you with your digestion and they live in your digestive system. Everyone has them. Antibiotics kill the bad bacteria causing your infection, but they also kill the good bacteria that help with digestion and eat the yeast that naturally lives in your vaginal area. This means that the yeast grows quickly and you get a yeast infection. So if you eat yogurt, you will be able to replace the good bacteria that has been killed. That will hopefully prevent a yeast infection. You could also get acidophilus tablets from any health food store or supermarket in the vitamin section.

  46. QUESTION:
    does any1 know how to get rid of a recurring yeast infection?
    i have this recurring yeast infection since january off and on to now nov 3. i took the pill used the creams and it would go away then come back. it has a slight smell and has a white cottage cheese look and sometimes comes out with an watery whitish discharge.
    yes i am eating tons of junk food since school work and being on a team is streeful along with other problems. is this the reason?

    • ANSWER:
      The excess sugar in the junk food is probably to blame. Try to cut down on the sugar in your diet, it makes it easy for the yeast to grow.

      You should drink more plain water, eat lots of yogurt or drink buttermilk. This will help restore the natural balance of good bacteria your body needs. Continue doing this even when you do not have the infection to prevent it coming back.

      You can soak a tampon with active yogurt and apply it 2 or 3 times a day, it really works. Or just dab the yogurt on with your finger.

      An old timer remedy is honey, just dab it on with your finger and can provide relief on contact.

      You can also dilute apple cider vinger with water and gently rinse the affected area. Be sure to dilute it though.

  47. QUESTION:
    I am almost positive I have a yeast infection, is a little bit of bleeding ok?
    I am almost positive that I have a yeast infection and I am spotting blood just a little bit. Nothing heavy at all. Is this normal? Could it just be from the irritation of the itchiness?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. bleeding from a yeast infection is actually a common occurence. This is due to the dryness. I've provided some additional information below...

      Candida is a bacterial fungus that lives in both men and women.

      More specifically called Candida Albicans, this fungus thrives in the digestive tract (as well as the vagina in women) and lives in harmony with acidic bacteria called Acidophilus.

      The acidophilus, being an acid regulates the Candida Albicans (a base).

      When people eat certain foods like complex sugars, the Candida Albican multiply and change the balance between the Candida and Acidophilus in the body.

      Suddenly, the acidophilus can no longer regulate the outnumbering Candida.

      This creates what is commonly known as Candida Overgrowth or a Yeast Infection.

      Symptoms include (for vaginal infections):
      - thick cottage like discharge
      - digestive troubles
      - burning
      - painful urination
      - itching
      - bleeding
      - soreness

      A Candida diet should consist of leafy greens, very little sugar, plenty of probiotics (found in yogurt and cottage cheese), drinking lots of water and eating plenty of fiber.

  48. QUESTION:
    Will my yeast infection go away while taking my acne antibiotics?
    I'm supposed to be on antibiotics for acne for along time, just started taking them a week ago and have gotten a yeast infection. I took a fluconazole pill will I continue to get a yeast infection while I take my antibiotics? Should I stop taking them?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, antibiotics often cause yeast infections. The reason you get a yeast infection after using antibiotics is because antibiotics kill all bacteria in the body, both the bacteria (the ones that you took antibiotics to get rid of) and the good bacteria (the ones that help your body fight off yeast infections). As a result the yeast is left to grow without any good bacteria to ward it off. Many people take OTC creams like monistat to treat the yeast infection, but often times that only temporarily fix the problem. More often than not you'll just end up with a reoccuring yeast infection. The best way to stop it permanently is to re-establish your body's balance of good bacteria and yeast.

      Personally I think the best approach is the natural way. Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there's an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

      Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

      So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

      Oh and BTW - That's why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren't changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

      Oh BTW2 - That's also why many times you'll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off once again and you get a yeast infection.

      Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans.

      Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold.

      You can change your diet in conjunction with using the creams that you've been using and that will speed up the recovery significantly. But what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution instead. I always feel if there's a natural way to do something, then it's best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

      There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.

      If you're interesting in finding out more I've added a link that has some more info.

  49. QUESTION:
    Will eating flavored yogurt help a yeast infection?
    I just bought flavored yogurt and then realized that that's not so good for a yeast infection because of the sugar. I wouldn't use that to put into my vagina because I realize how bad that could be (feeding the yeast and all), but will it make the infection worse if I just eat it? Will it help clear up the infection?

    Also, do you have any other general advice for a yeast infection? Any recommended over-the-counter things, home remedies, etc.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections aren't that easy to permanently get rid of. Many products can temporarily relieve the symptoms, but a long term treatment approach will be your best bet to completely elliminate it.

      One of the more popular and effective homeopathic solutions is yeastrol. It's very effective at treating vaginal, penile and oral yeast infections.

      What you can also do to speed your recovery is to change you diet in a way that will starve the yeast organisms (Candida).

      Things that you should remove from your diet are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour,
      alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold.

      Things to add to your diet are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans

      Another thing to keep in mind is that both you and your partner should consider the diet change/yeastrol treatment as you can be passing the infection back and forth between you.

      Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

      I've included the link to their website if you're interested


foods that help yeast infection

Get Rid Of Candida

The term Candida Albicans may not be familiar to most of us. This is the excessive amount of yeast in our intestines. How is Candida Albicans related to gouts? In your large intestines present are good bacteria that thaw uric acid. If you are not aware, your kidneys only dissolve 70% of the uric acid that comes in your body. This 70% is taken out once you urinate. The remaining 30% becomes stored, and in a good length of time can be a cause of gouts.

If you want these bacteria to dissolve more uric acid, and if you want to avoid having gouts, you must improve the performance of your large intestines. Candida Albicans is a hindrance for this. Candida Albicans normally does not cause any problem, however in certain conditions they multiply and contribute to the gout formation. If you want to check whether you have Candida Albicans or not, then go for a blood test that detects the overgrowth of yeast microorganisms.

What causes Candida Albicans? It comes from what you eat, of course. It comes mainly from poor diet. Those who eat too much sugar, consume too much alcohol, and consume excess refined carbohydrates and yeast are more likely to get Candida Albicans. If you're not much of a vegetable person, then say hello to Candida Albicans as well. Vegetables contain fiber that carries all these substances out of your body. Candida Albicans may also come from too much intake of antibiotics. This does not spring up in just a day of taking in these substances. It takes years to build up. Candida Albicans overgrowth not only brings gouts but also can be a cause of arthritis in a person.

So how do you get rid of Candida Albicans? You have to first get rid of yeast that becomes stuck in your intestines. As said above, you need to improve the performance of the good bacteria in your large intestine in order to dissolve more yeast. Taking probiotic elements such as yogurt and milk will help. Other substances that will kill yeast are anti-fungal dietary substances.

Why do you need probiotic substances for improving the performance of good bacteria in your body? The reason why yogurt is made is to culture the good bacteria found in milk. In Nestle's yogurt, you'll read that yogurt contains billions of good bacteria. If you take in these good bacteria, there will be help to kill the overgrowth of the bad bacteria present in your intestines.

What type of dietary supplements should you take in order to get rid of yeast? Virgin coconut oil is one. Another is olive leaf extract. Oil of oregano counts on the list. Grapefruit seeds and coated garlic are also included. These all bring about monolaurin, a strong substance that drives away bacteria and viruses.

If you really are determined to avoid having Candida Albicans, you need to stay away from alcoholic beverages for a while. Cheese and vinegar must also be taken in small amounts. As much as you love bread, you have to watch your consumption of this, too.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can you drink apple cider vinegar to help get rid of candida?
    I have read in several places you can drink apple cider vinegar to help get rid of candida, but I have read on several others to avoid all vinegar including apple cider vinegar. Which one is right?

    • ANSWER:
      Avoid all vinegars EXCEPT apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar actually kills candida (anti-fungal). So yes you can drink it but be sure to dilute it. Also up your yogurt/pro-biotic intake.

  2. QUESTION:
    What's the fastest way to get rid of Candida?
    How long does it take to start feeling the benefits of eliminating Candida from the diet? What are the best ways to get rid of Candida?

    • ANSWER:
      eating nothing except fruits and vegetables for about a month.
      i don't know this for a fact but just going by the candida youtube videos.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is there something natural that can help a person cleanse themself of candida?
    I know one good way to do it is to not eat foods that are high in sugar, like candy, certain types of bread, fruits, certain types of vegitables like beets and ect.
    But is there a natural food that is good for getting rid of Candida?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes... Your diet plays a major role in your ability to prevent and cure yeast infections. It sounds like you have everything under control but still need some more information on Candida yeast infection I did some research and here are some helpful tips I thought you would find interesting…

      To prevent yeast infections...

      1. Keep your genital area dry
      Failing to clean your genital area makes it easier for fungi to thrive and overgrow. This might lead to infection of other parts of your body, a case which can be life-threatening. Make it a habit to clean your genital area – and your whole body for that matter – regularly. Most people can get away with washing twice daily but for those who engage in strenuous activities, extra care must be observed.

      2. Avoid products that can cause irritation
      Some products might cause irritation to the genital area, especially scented soaps, sprays, and creams. If you find that you feel itchy down there after using a certain product, discontinue use immediately. Scented products might give the false feeling that you are cleaner but this is not the case and these products will just make it more difficult for you to get rid of a yeast infection fast. Fragrance-free products are enough to get the job done and keep you feeling clean and fresh.

      3. Watch what you wear
      Tight clothing won’t help when you are trying to treat a yeast infection. Tight jeans and underwear can cause further irritation. It is advisable to wear loose-fitting clothes and wear underwear made from cotton. Fabrics made from synthetic materials do not allow your skin to breath, trapping moisture which attracts fungi.

      If you found this information helpful this blog post goes into greater detail and offers many ways to prevent and deal with yeast infections. Several of the tips provide almost immediate relief for the pain and uncomfortable symptoms associated with Candida yeast infections...

  4. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of candida without having to see a doctor?
    My cousin has had candida for a few years now and is desperate for some help.
    Has tried vaginal infection creams, and it did not help.
    I know this is quite a personal question, but she need advice!
    Thanx

    • ANSWER:
      First your cousin has to improve her immune system than understand the reason it is weak is because of candida overgrowth in your body. Your primary defense against this is your diet which I would recommend she changes for the time being. She need to consume foods that will raise your pH level and cause the candida (yeast) to die off. For that you need to cut out all the following foods:

      1. Avoid all junk foods (white sugar, white flour, soft (soda) drinks)
      2. Avoid all sugars (even fruits)
      3. Avoid all grains ( Barley, Corn, Millet, Oats, Rice, Wheat)

      What you need to get is apple cider vinegar not regular store bought vinegar. Here is what you need to get which will cost you next to nothing:

      4. Get a bottle of RAW apple cider vinegar and take 2 Tbs in the morning and 2 before you go to sleep.
      5. For the first 7 days you will only eat RAW leafy green vegetables and other RAW vegetables. If you don't like to eat vegetables than juice them. You can find tons of recipes online. Do this every time you get hungry.
      6. Get probiotics. I would suggest Garden of Life Raw Probiotics. Their main function is to provide balance for less-desirable organisms (such as yeast)
      7. Eat lots of leafy green vegetables whenever you are hungry.

      By doing so she will see results much faster and feel much too. I can tell you this from personal experience that this will work. But it will require effort on your part.

  5. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to get rid of candida in a child?
    My 11 year-old has candida, but most of the herbal remedies are 12 plus. She's on a homeopathic remedy - candida albicans - and has cut right down on sugar/wheat/dairy but have you any other suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Apple cider vinegar is a great remedy. Browse this site, it'll give you plenty of information.

  6. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of oral candida?
    What are ways to get rid of oral candida without buying any product? (home remedies?)

    • ANSWER:
      Kristy - You will have to buy some product(s). For healthy adults and children who have oral candida (thrush) try one of these that do not require a doctor's prescription:

      Eating unsweetened yogurt. Taking acidophilus capsules or liquid Yogurt and acidophilus don't destroy the fungus, but they can help restore the normal bacterial flora in your body. If your infection persists, your doctor will prescribe an antifungal medication.

  7. QUESTION:
    What are the best supplements/probiotics to take, to get rid of massive Candida infection?
    I am too lazy to change my diet, so I'd like to know if there are any specific antifungals/probiotic supplements that work pretty well to destroy an intestinal yeast infection...?

    If you managed to cure a Candida/yeast infection, what products or drugs did you take? How well did they work?

    I REALLY need help on this as I am faced with a serious health problem that may or may not be Candida overgrowth, but without medical insurance, I can't get extensive testing done to figure out what condition I really have. However from my own research, it seems likely that Candida is a major component of my longterm illness, if not the whole thing.

    Can you treat Candida effectively with supplements/drugs, without making significant dietary changes?

    I'm getting all sorts of symptoms now that keep increasing, something like IBS (I feel things moving in my digestive system, and constipation is severe) and blurry vision/eye pain/bloodshot eyes, water retention, fatigue.. I need some help!

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast is controlled in the long run by correcting diet and lifesyle habits. If you don't want to take charge of your diet and change it to eliminate the fungus permanently you will continue to have issues.

      Parasites feed on fungus and fungus feeds on sugars.
      Parasites can cause all of the symptoms you are talking about. www.curezone.com has homeopathic remedies you can use to cleanse both fungus and parasites from the body.

      Changing your diet will eliminate the IBS stuff. To permanently and effectively eliminate fungus and parasites you have to change your diet.

      I teach clients everyday how to get well without prescriptions, by changing thier lifestyles, habits and diets.

  8. QUESTION:
    i had vaginosis last year an got treataed, it caused candida what can i use to get rid of candida?
    i have two small bumbs near the anus area..what over the counter drug can i use to get rid of candida please help.........i already been to the dr last year..

    • ANSWER:
      right then. I have had this for years it's horrid. your normal tho, lots of girls get it! it's not an sti and your not likely to have done anyting to have caused it.

      whats happening is.. vaginosis is caused by a build up of lacto bicilus. a bacteria that lives in the vagina (it needs to be there) Thrush/candida is a build up of the yeast (also needs to be there) the problem is when we have more of one than the other, treatment for one can lead to a build up of the other! Stupid I know, but thats whats happening.

      After years of treatment and not getting it right I now use a product called actigel biofem available on the web. its a non-chemical gel that you sqeeze up, it treats both infections and after using it twice I've now got a happy vag!

      some people will say to douche.... BAD IDEA! The bacteria needs to find a happy balance. Don't over wash yourself this will make it worse but do wear cotton panties.

  9. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of vaginal candida and prevent returnig to me and my partner ?
    These few years tryed the cure from BAUERPHARM but afraid that i-ll be resistant to it doctor give me another from SHERING, will see how it works.I have 2 healthy children, and me but this have no helth problems,I am 30 and maryed, live in Macedonia(Europe)Pleace, tell me something different than the doctor keep telling me the some things, and making the tests all the time, still candida keeps coming back, I AM DESPERATE!!!We are yong and still, with this problem, we cant have normal sex life. So doctors from all around the world, counting on you.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh dear! You really think doctors are using Yahoo Answers?! You've got more problems than vaginal problems. Seriously, please see your doctor. See a different doctor for a second opinion, but DO NOT SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE FROM HERE!

  10. QUESTION:
    once you get rid of Candida, how long to you need to continue the anti-candida diet?
    I have colitis and have a sneaking suspicion that Candida might have something to do with it.
    I had a case of where I was diagnosed with an excessive amount of Candida, not to mention I had the symptoms. So...my question is, that once its taken care of, through meds/ diet/ herbal remedy, how long must you continue the no carb diet? Is it a permanent thing?

    • ANSWER:
      You should slowly add carbs back into your diet. Just a little bit at a time. Pay attention along the way. If you notice any adverse reaction then revert to a strict candida diet.
      http://hubpages.com/hub/Best-Candida-Cleanse
      http://onebiteatatimeblog.com/
      http://heavymetaldetoxinfo.blogspot.com/

  11. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of candida on your foot? Or stop the itching?
    Ok i just got over pneumonia and had many antibiotics. My foot was itchy i thought nothing of it so i googled it turns out once u get over pneumonia u can get candida. So any tips or things i can do at home? Please make it simple im 14

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a migrane headache?
    I have this major migrane headache, and no matter what I do, I just can't get rid of it. Does any one know a way to get rid of it without using pills? Or not, any other way?

    • ANSWER:
      I have never tried this but feverfew is an herb that is supposed to work well. If you don't take medications very often herbs can work very well. (someone who has a certain level of resistance to meds because they use them alot usually can't feel the gently properties of herbs) I usually take ibuprofen because most of mine come from tight muscles in my neck. So ibuprofen help in reducing swelling. Mine can also be triggered by my sinuses. So I try to avoid dairy and other mucus builders, and I sometime take acidopholis (I think I spelt it right.) That is a good bacteria that the body needs and it helps to fight off things like candida which is a good bacteria that can run amuck if it is allowed to flourish in the body. My best thing is to start finding out why you are getting them and go from there. I always take a nap too and I found that that is one of the best things I can do. The rest helps me to calm down and redirect all my energy to fixing the problem. Other than that the only thing I can tell yo to do that requires ingesting nothing is to get a massage. That can help with almost any trigger except barometric pressure. Good Luck

  13. QUESTION:
    What dietary changes can I make to get rid of my white tongue?
    I have that gross white film on my tongue and I know I don't have a weakened immune system and I have been told that it could possibly be a candida overgrowth in my tummy showing up. I brush my tongue with my toothbrush and have used a tongue scraper before but it always comes back. Is there anything I can eat (or not eat) or vitamins I can take to stop this? My christmas wish is to have a nice pink healthy tongue!

    • ANSWER:
      A great natural herb suppliment to treat candida is Acidophilus. It is sold at any store in the vitamin section. Take one with every meal and you will see the candida disappear in a few weeks. It is very inexpensive too... Good Luck!!!

  14. QUESTION:
    How do you quickly and easily get rid of graynail?
    How can I quickly and easily get rid of it? Tell me what it means! Please!

    -seriously, the rest of my toes/feet are fine, save this nagging toe!

    • ANSWER:
      If you suspect it is nail fungus, go to www.hufa.org to learn a bit more about it. Click on the Yeast link, as it is a yeast fungus (Candida) that causes nail fungus.

      Once you know that, get to a podiatrist for treatment. It won't go away without professional help, and may only get worse.

  15. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of thrust ( white tongue, Candida) and athletes foot?
    How do I get rid of the white stuff on my tongue.. I tried brushing it and using a tongue cleaner , it didn't work. How can I get rid of it? What are some home remedies? Or doctor options?

    I also have athletes foot, it's not too bad but a little red on foot soles, what can I do to get rid if it?

    • ANSWER:
      thrush? it is a fungus, go to the doctor and get some anti fungal.

  16. QUESTION:
    How do I rid my body of candida without using meds?
    I am searching on line and in books and finding contradicting information. I have read that garlic (fresh), fresh juiced carrots (not store purchased juic), grape seed extract, olive leaf extract and something called pau d'arco help eliminate and then I have to take probiotics not to mention a "candida diet"- can't find consistent info on what a good candida diet would even be.... help!

    • ANSWER:
      The only sure fire way to resolve a candida albicans overgrowth is to starve it to death........ to eliminate all sugar and yeast from your diet...... yes that's hard because you generally need to eliminate all fruit sugars as well (as i had to) ........ but it works.......... it would be a really good idea to empower yourself with knowledge in regards to the nature of an overgrowth of candida albicans........... basically it hinges on managing to completely eliminate sugar and yeast ..... candida will thrive and flourish on both....... so yeah ........ sauces, juices, spreads, packaged foods, packaged anything, bottled anything ..... and that includes supplements, tablets, cough mixtures .... every single thing you put in your mouth is a possible culprit for containing sugar ....... opening a bottle or packet or tin is pretty much out unless it specifically states "no sugar at all"........ and that's not going to happen unfortunately....... fresh food that you prepare yourself so that you know precisely whats in it is the way to beat it mate.

      Read a book called "Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook" ~ Revised 2nd Edition by jeanne Marie Martin with Zoltan P.Rona, M.D... fabulous reading there for you.

      A few suggestions for natural antifungals are ~

      Oil of Oregano ~ antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and antiparasitic ..... it has strong antioxidant and antiflammatory effects and is quite effective in eliminating Candida ....... not regular oregano but a wild form (wild mountain oregano, Origanum vulgare species) ..... your local health food store may be able to help you with this one... Oil of Oregano has no side effects and oregano is compatible with any other natural remedy or prescription drug....... the active compounds in Oil of Oregano also act as free radical scavengers thus prevent further tissue damage while encouraging healing.

      Grapefruit Seed Extract ~ Go to your local health food store and ask the resident naturopath his/her advice on Grapefruit seed extract.. they don't usually charge for off the cuff advice and are more than willing to share their knowledge ..... Grapefruit seed extract is a multipurpose (broad spectrum) compound that is currently being used in humans and animals alike to safely fight many types of internal and external infections caused from parasites (single and multi-celled), viruses, bacteria and fungi.

      Grapefruit seed extracts biggest benefit is due to it's multipurpose (broad spectrum) effect. It is effective even if the causes of the infections are known, unknown or misdiagnosed. By eliminating a wide range of dangerous pathogens grapefruit seed extract actually enhances the immune system.

      Freshly crushed cloves of garlic mixed throughout your green vegies and lentils or brown rice, beans, salads etc....... will also help enormously in eradicating parasites and fungus overgrowth..... garlic arre a powerfull natural antibiotic, antiparasitic, antifungal, antibacterial...... please be carefull with garlic though as starting any new food you need to be aware of how your body responds to it... it may cause gastric distress if you have more than 1 clove to begin with and as well as that ...... you may be intolerant to garlic...... tummy aches, brain frizz, achy bones, moodiness and irritability can all be definite symptoms that your body can't tolerate it ..... i found that out the hard way.

      Ask at the health food store about other natural antifungals such as Colloidal Silver, Powerded Vitamin C with bioflavonoids, Olive leaf extract too.......... ;0)

      And, of course, complete and total avoidance of any food or drink that contains yeast or sugar ......... fanatical label reading or simply don't eat from a package and prepare loads and loads of fresh green vegies (all spectacularly rich in calcium and magnesium and far easier to digest than all that milk and dairy which are btw loaded with processed sugar anyway), some organic rices, organic rolled oats, beans, organic lentils, organic quinoa some lean meats, organic nuts and seeds yourself ..... broccolli and celery and lemons freshly juiced is what totally saved my sanity...... around a litre each day...... filled me up..... supplied me with much needed calcium and stress busting magnesium (the green vegies) and bolstered my liver functioning with fresh lemon juice .... and drinking plenty of fresh filtered water .... hydrating yourself properly ..... some people find success by also eliminating natural sugars such as fruits and raw honey...... that's the final route i had to go ..... eliminating all fruit sugars ... even the low sugar ones like pears and strawberries ..... and raw honey for around 4 months.....;0)

      life is all about choices i guess......... and i'm so glad i made the choice to ditch sugar and yeast ...... you can do it mate..... i know you can......... get your bounce back.... you're entitled you know.

      good luck

      (((huggs)))

      peace baby

  17. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a prolonged yeast infection?
    I have had a yeast infection since last summer and nothing I use will get rid of it. I've taken three different medications (two creams, one pill) from my gynecologist and I still have it. Does anyone know anything I could do that will help get rid of it?
    Yes I have, she just keeps giving me a new medicine but it's not working. :(

    • ANSWER:
      First you have to improve your immune system than understand the reason it is weak is because of candida overgrowth in your body. Your primary defense against this is your diet which I would recommend she changes for the time being. She need to consume foods that will raise your pH level and cause the candida (yeast) to die off. For that you need to cut out all the following foods:

      1. Avoid all junk foods (white sugar, white flour, soft (soda) drinks)
      2. Avoid all sugars (even fruits)
      3. Avoid all grains ( Barley, Corn, Millet, Oats, Rice, Wheat)

      What you need to get is apple cider vinegar not regular store bought vinegar. Here is what you need to get which will cost you next to nothing:

      4. Get a bottle of RAW apple cider vinegar and take 2 Tbs in the morning and 2 before you go to sleep.
      5. For the first 7 days you will only eat RAW leafy green vegetables and other RAW vegetables. If you don't like to eat vegetables than juice them. You can find tons of recipes online. Do this every time you get hungry.
      6. Get probiotics. I would suggest Garden of Life Raw Probiotics. Their main function is to provide balance for less-desirable organisms (such as yeast)
      7. Eat lots of leafy green vegetables whenever you are hungry.

      By doing you will see results much faster and feel much too. I can tell you this from personal experience that this will work. But it will require effort on your part.

  18. QUESTION:
    Re: Candida - Is it really necessary to switch to white cotton panties if you have a candida problem?
    Also, how do you get rid of the mold spores that are supposedly in the panties even after you wash them?

    • ANSWER:
      The reason to wear cotton underwear is to allow better air circulation "down there" if it is vaginal candida (vaginal yeast) you are talking about. Yeast likes to grow in a warm and moist environment you see and some of the synthetics trap moisture more than cotton does. For the same reasons it is better to wear no panties at all at night. The reason for WHITE cotton underwear is that you can add bleach to the wash to kill the wash them in bleach.

      If you have vaginal yeast, see:

      http://www.tbyil.com/Yeast_Infections.htm

      If you are talking about some other form of Candida, see:

      http://www.tbyil.com/Candida.htm

  19. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of heat rash in between my boobs?
    Since I begun taking birth control pills, my breast grew big really fast.
    But now heat rash appeared in between my boobs because they're pressed together inside my bras so it becomes a bit hot and sweaty during the day
    I don't want to change my bras since they're new and I love them

    How can I get rid of the heat rash ?
    Can I apply something on it that will make it go away ?

    Thanks !

    • ANSWER:
      When that area becomes occluded and humid, it will cause a fungal infection caused by candida. What you need to do is to keep the area as dry as possible and I suggest using cotton bras. You can get an over-the-counter anti-fungal cream preferably containing Miconazole and apply it twice daily for 10 days. Again, keeping the area dry is what you do, and I suggest you use a hairdryer (cold air mode) after you shower to make sure the area has completely dried off.

      Good luck.

  20. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of migraine headaches?
    I suffer from chronic migraines and I can't afford health insurance but I make to much to get free medical help, is there way to get rid of migraines other then over the counter meds b/c they don't work? I watch what I eat and drink I know some of my triggers but not all (No bananas, avocados, peanuts or diet soda). Any alternative methods?

    • ANSWER:
      This is one of my favorite topics! Wanna know why?

      Because I've suffered from migraines for 2 years, and my unique position as an herbalist and acupuncturist has allowed me to learn about and experiment with a number of home migraine remedy you may not have heard of.

      Chinese herbal medicine is still new and unknown to most westerners. I've found some effective solutions from China that few people know about.

      And now I get to share them with you!

      On this page, I'm going to talk exclusively about home migraine remedy - if you want to read more about migraine symptoms, causes, and acupuncture, check out my previous articles:

      What is a Migraine, anyway?
      It's more than a headache. It's a neurological configuration - any number of symptoms can show up, and more than one thing can cause it.

      It's as if you tend toward this neurological configuration, called migraine - like you're already on the edge of it, and certain things can push you over.

      Or, it's like you're filling a water glass, but you can't stop pouring, and it overflows. In this analogy, the water is all the factors that cause your migraine, and the overflow is the migraine itself.

      How do you stop the Migraine tendency?
      The way to prevent it is to balance the imbalances that lead to migraine. Your home migraine remedy should take care of at least one of these imbalances.

      I'm going to suggest our basic home migraine remedy, called "Relieve Constraint" that will help with a number of the causes of migraine.

      Here are the major migraine contributors,
      with at least one home migraine remedy each:

      1. Stress and emotional constraint: Relieve Constraint herbal formula

      2. Sinus congestion and sinus headaches: Relieve Constraint herbal formula, and possibly a sinus infection home remedy

      3. Indigestion and dysbiosis: Relieve Constraint herbal formula, get any complicated or chronic digestive problems diagnosed and treatment by a natural medicine specialist

      4. Inflammation: Relieve Constraint herbal formula

      5. Neck misalignment and tension headaches (this is your author right here, sitting at a computer): Chiropractic and acupuncture, stress reduction, and Relieve Constraint herbal formula

      6. Food allergies: Get good IgG and IgE food allergy tests, make sure you don't also have systemic candida, and avoid/rotate the foods you are allergic to.

      If you can't afford the 0 food allergy test from your alternative medicine provider, you can instead try going 1 month each without wheat, dairy, and yeast. Those are the most common offenders. If any of them is involved, you should notice a difference!

      7. Irregular eating: Eat more regularly. Identify and deal with hypoglycemia - research shows, and specialists know that hypoglycemia can cause rebound migraines. See below for eating tips.

      If you don't have a regular appetite, Relieve Constraint will help somewhat, but you may want to consider medical-quality enzyme supplements.

      8. Fatigue or lack of exercise: If exercise makes you worse, then you need strengthening herbs. However, you may have to wait til #1-6 above are better before you can tonify yourself.
      If exercise makes you better, then you're stagnant. Keep exercising, especially aerobic like basketball, running, or swimming, and take Relieve Constraint.

      Dietary Home Migraine Remedy Options:
      As mentioned in the chart, hypoglycemia can lead to rebound migraines. There's some research to back that up - see the references at the bottom of the page.

      How to control your hypoglycemia:

      * Increase the amount of protein in your diet (meat, poultry, fish, nuts, beans) and eat smaller meals more frequently during the day to sustain energy.
      * Never go for more than four or five hours without eating � preferably no more than three hours.
      * If you sleep in on weekends, but find you wake with the beginnings of a migraine, keep a starchy snack by the bed.
      * Eat small, starchy snacks, but not sugary or processed foods, on a regular basis. Crackers, rice, bread, and pasta are all good, as are fruits and nuts.
      * Many migraine sufferers find that strenuous or prolonged exercise lowers their blood sugar levels and makes them more prone to attacks. Try taking a glucose tablet (or a teaspoon of glucose) before exercising, and a starchy snack within half an hour of finishing. This may help compensate for lost energy. However, once your diet has been corrected, glucose tablets shouldn't be necessary.
      Not having an appetite is a problem!

      Most people worry about their weight and want to get rid of their appetites. But for a migraineur, not having an appetite is a problem. Whether you are enzyme deficient, or your gastrointestinal system is all backed up, or both, you need to fix it.

      If you don't have an appetite, you won't eat enough (leading to hypoglycemia), and even if you do eat enough, you won't be able to digest it properly. Indigestion will create more problems, like acid reflux or intestinal stagnation. Since everything in your body is connected, and migraineurs are so sensitive, all of these things can contribute to a migraine.

      Herbal Home Migraine Remedy Options:
      Let me tell you about a modern migraine formula, called
      Relieve Constraint.

      This is a modern Chinese herbal formula, a home migraine remedy. It comes from a book by Philippe Sionneau, a famous European Chinese medicine translator and author. Philippe translated it from the Chinese article written by Dr Cao De Ting in the Shan Dong Chinese Medicine Journal (1988, #1).

      The full name of this home migraine remedy is the "Order the Qi and Resolve the Depression Decoction." It's based on what has become one of my favorite Chinese herbal formulas, "Yue ju wan," also known as the "Escape Restraint Pill." This formula was written by herbal master Zhu Dan Xi in the 14th century A.D.

      The Relieve Constraint home migraine remedy relieves all 6 types of constraint (with the herb for each):

      qi (cyperus)
      blood (ligustici)
      dampness (atractylodes)
      food (shenqu)
      phlegm (atractylodes)
      heat (gardenia)

      Added to the basic Escape Restraint Pill (to make the Relieve Constraint home migraine remedy) are several other herbs for emotional constraint, nourishing, moving the excess qi and blood down out of the head, relieving tension, and stopping pain. These herbs are chrysanthemum, cassia, tribulus, uncaria, peony, and licorice.

      How do you use it?
      Take it when you know a migraine is coming, or even before that after one of the migraine contributors has occurred in your daily life. It can help once the migraine is already there, but as with other home migraine remedy, it's much more effective the sooner you take it.

      Depending on how bad and how frequent your migraines are, you might use this home migraine remedy every day, or every few days. If they're really bad, I'd take it every day for a while (2-4 weeks) until it's much better. Then, you still may need it occasionally unless you eliminate all migraine triggers, move to the countryside, and live a perfectly relaxed life ;-)

      Nutritional Supplement Home Migraine Remedy Options:
      Here are some nutrients suggested to be very important in the Balch's Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing:

      Calcium and Magnesium: 2000 mg daily Ca, 1000 mg daily Mg
      CoQ10: 60 mg daily
      Essential Fatty Acids
      Multivitamin and mineral formula
      Vitamin B3 (niacin) plus niacinamide: 200mg 3x daily of niacin, 800mg daily of niacinamide - but do not take if you have a liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure
      Rutin: 200mg daily

  21. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of a yeast infection and why did I get one?
    I've gotten a yeast infection for the first time ever and I don't know why I got it. I got it yesterday and I felt very swollen down there and uncomfortable. There is a bit of itching and also some discharge. I just feel really swollen and I would like to know how to get rid of this! Will it go away on its own? Also, I've been on birth control for the past month for the first time ever and now I'm on the sugar pills.. could the birth control have caused this yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, here are a few facts about causes and cures of yeast infections. I hope this can help you with your questions. Take care.

      A vaginal yeast infection is caused by the fungus candida. Candida is a microorganism that's normally present in your vagina, along with bacteria. Your vagina naturally contains a balanced mix of yeast and bacteria. Lactobacillus bacteria produce acid, which discourages overgrowth of yeast in the vagina. But disruption of the healthy balance can result in an overgrowth of yeast. Too much yeast in your vagina can lead to vaginal itching, burning, and other classic signs and symptoms of a yeast infection.

      Instructions

      1
      Use yogurt. Apply the yogurt to the affected area and do this twice a day until the infection is gone.

      2
      Ingest yogurt internally so that it can work through the body and eliminate the bad bacteria from the body.

      3
      Use distilled vinegar, which is known for being antibacterial and anti-fungal. Fill a bathtub with warm water mixed with 1 cup of vinegar and soak in the vinegar solution for about 15 or 20 twenty minutes. Afterwards, bathe normally in warm water, minus the vinegar. Dry the affected area with an absorbent towel.

      4
      Try Tree Oil Cream, which can be applied to the affected area and will relieve the yeast infection. Follow the directions on the bottle to ensure that it is used properly.

      5
      Buy vaginal suppositories, which are available as an over-the-counter medication that comes in different dosages.

      6
      Try garlic vaginal suppositories by peeling a clove garlic and wrapping a piece of gauze around the garlic. The thin type of gauze is best to use for this process. Fold the gauze in half to form what would look like a tampon. Insert the garlic, vaginal suppository inside the vaginal area. Remove the suppository every 3 or 5 hours and insert a new one. Repeat the process for about 3 to 5 days or until the infection is gone.

      Overgrowth of yeast can result from:

      Antibiotic use, which leads to a decrease in the amount of lactobacillus bacteria in your vagina and a change in your vaginal pH that allows yeast to overgrow
      Pregnancy
      Uncontrolled diabetes
      Impaired immune system
      Anything that changes the type and amount of bacteria normally present in the vagina, such as douching or irritation from inadequate vaginal lubrication

  22. QUESTION:
    how long should a fast against candida last?
    I have done 3 days so far of water fasting in an effort to get rid of this. How long should this last?
    I meant water fast as in a fast where I only drink water, not as in a fast where I do everything but drink water, sorry for the confusion!

    • ANSWER:
      Who told you that you should "fast", to get rid of Candida?
      That is not an effective treatment for candida.
      Your time would have been better spent, doing a web-search for natural cures/treatments against candida.
      Drinking water helps people to flush out waste, and toxins out of the body.
      Not drinking water for 3 days will only get YOU dehydrated!
      Whoever suggested that you do that, was/is an idiot.

      Sorry for not realizing that. But on this board, all kinds of crazy things show up, so we start expecting to read the un-thinkable.
      I do hope you ARE doing your own web-search on your subject, since you are not getting much here. The search that I "did", did not include "flushing your system", as a possible answer. Happy hunting.

  23. QUESTION:
    How do you keep motivated on an anti-candida diet?
    Hi,

    I need to keep a client motivated on an anti-candida diet to get rid of her long-standing candida. Does anyone have any tips - especially when there are sugar and sweet cravings - do you use any form of mind control or visualisation to stop yourself from giving in. Or do you have any other tips?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.thecandidadiet.com/

  24. QUESTION:
    Who here has done a hydrogen peroxide cleansing to get rid of fungal infections?
    I have a nasty itchy rash that reoccurs every now and then and is very irritating and usually comes about when Im stressed or after sweating. After hours of research, candida yeast is most likely the culprit. Ive been taking candida clear and taking probiotics, but I think I want to take hydrogen peroxide instead with probiotics to create a balance of good bacteria. Anybody ever done this? What were your results?

    • ANSWER:
      HO2 is usually used for clearing up minor infections. it probably will have little to no effect on a fungal infection.

  25. QUESTION:
    What kind of diet should I have with candida?
    I was just diagnosed with candida.Know very little about it.Got some info from the specialist,but I don't understand alot of things,such as my diet.He said I have to reject carbs and sugar.I've lost alot of weight(5"3,weight 113 lb!)and want it to stop.What exactly can I eat and how big my portions should be?Please help me with some more details!
    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I have copied an answer I'd previously put up - hope it is of help.

      Yeast infections, such as Candida, usually stem from an internal cause, quite often from the digestive system, and then circulate in the blood around the body often making an appearance in the vagina, mouth, in the joints, as athlete's foot as well as many other wide ranging symptoms.

      It is important to use fresh towels after each bathing. Often women suffer from yeast infections when they have finished a course of antibiotics. This is because the antibiotics kill any beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract, allowing the proportion of 'harmful' bacteria to grow and cause yeast infections. This is often Candida albicans, a very common fungal yeast infection among women which is quite hard to fully get rid of without alterations in diet.

      To tackle the infection, it is wise to reduce all sugar intake, and this includes fruit for the first few weeks, as sugar feeds the Candida spores. White flour and wheat products such as bread, pasta and other carbs also release a different type of sugar. Avoiding these foods can be quite difficult as many foods contain hidden sugar and we usually see things like fruit as quite healthy - it is healthy but not for Candida sufferers. Drink plenty of water and perhaps consider taking a supplement of Caprylic acid (magnesium caprylate), a natural fatty acid derived from coconuts. This will help to kill the Candida but it may take a few weeks if you have had a yeast infection for a while or it is recurrent. Take a probiotic too - bio-yoghurts or Acidophilus - as this will help redress the balance of 'good' bacteria in your digestion. Take Acidophilus with a glass of cold water between meals and store it in the fridge, as heat kills the live bacteria so drinking hot tea or coffee while taking the capsules will render it of no use at all! Taking a supplement that contains both Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria lactis helps improve your digestive tract as they work better together. Try to find a supplement that contains at least 5 million live bacteria.

      You may feel a little worse at first but this is a sign that the Candida is dying off. When the infection dies off, it releases toxins into the bloodstream causing occasional headaches, nausea and some tiredness but this will be short lived.

      This may seem obvious but try to avoid bread. Bread contains yeast as a raising and activating agent and you don't want to add more yeast, you want to help take it away!

      Yeast infections are surprisingly widespread so don't think there is anything unnatural about discovering you have one. They are hard to get rid of but with some resolve, determination and the right diet you'll be yeast free!

      This may seem obvious but try to avoid bread. Bread contains yeast as a raising and activating agent and you don't want to add more yeast, you want to help take it away!

      Yeast infections are surprisingly widespread so don't think there is anything unnatural about discovering you have one. They are hard to get rid of but with some resolve, determination and the right diet you'll be yeast free!

  26. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of an internal Candida overgrowth ?
    I never feel ok with my digestive system and always have to avoid certain food that would be harmless to everyone else because it causes me pain or heartburn. I also experience ups and downs with allergies and asthma. Mild depression and lack of concentration along with difficulty to express what is in my mind (can't find the words sometime) also are driving me crazy. Occassionally (very seldom) I have episodes of "a normal brain" in which I feel that my thinking goes normally. I don't know it Candida has to do with it but I also have Epilepsy and Varicocele. I am tires of being "mildly sick" all the time. I did the saliva test and it was positive. If it is the Candida that is causing this trouble, I would like to kill it now. I want to do it naturally and know how to prevent it from coming back.

    Thanks to whoever can help me

    Daniel

    • ANSWER:
      Colloidal Silver is good stuff. That might work but either make it yourself http://curezone.com/forums/m.asp?f=97&i=1054
      http://curezone.com/forums/f.asp?f=97
      or purchase a gallon of it from EBay or somewhere.

      Apple Juice, Apple Pectin, & Apple Cider Vinegar will help cleanse your body
      http://curezone.com/blogs/m.asp?f=179&i=68
      http://curezone.com/blogs/m.asp?f=179&i=27
      http://curezone.com/blogs/m.asp?f=179&i=51
      http://curezone.com/blogs/m.asp?f=179&i=44
      http://curezone.com/blogs/m.asp?f=179&i=39
      http://curezone.com/blogs/m.asp?f=179&i=37
      http://curezone.com/blogs/m.asp?f=179&i=35
      http://curezone.com/blogs/m.asp?f=179&i=21
      http://curezone.com/blogs/m.asp?f=179&i=19
      http://curezone.com/blogs/m.asp?f=179&i=11

      In addition to taking a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar & Cinnamon three times a day for at least a month, I would add two to three drops of green hull black walnut oil or wild oregeno oil to some apple juice to help kill parasites and drink three glasses of distilled water with a tablespoon of unrefined sea salt. You will not believe how much better you will feel after just two weeks.

      There are other methods to cure Candida. Keep trying different methods until you dicover what works for you but make sure you stick with whatever you try to give it a chance to work. Candida is caused by a powerful acid/alkaline imbalance and likewise will take some discomfort and care to repair. Apple Cider Vinegar and Sea Salt & Distilled Water and or Colloidal Silver might be the easiest way to beat Candida but everyone is their own batch of chemicals and what works for me might not work for you.

      There are also wonderful Candida Support Forums
      http://curezone.com/forums/f.asp?f=460

      And a Master Cleanse Support forum well known Candida protocols
      http://curezone.com/forums/f.asp?f=478

      Find what works for you and stick to it...

  27. QUESTION:
    What is Your Experience with Diflucan in treating a candida infection?
    I was on antiobiotics for over a year to treat acne. After completing this, I developed oral thrush due to probable overuse of the antibiotics. My doc put me on nystatin which worked for a while but i recently had a flareup and some intestinal issues, which makes us think I might have a systemic candida infection. He has once again proscribed nystatin and now diflucan. Have people had success with this?

    • ANSWER:
      Diflucan will work to help with symptoms if you have an overgrowth of candida in your digestive system but the only real way to try to get rid of it is through proper diet. Not eating foods that the yeast thrives on is the most important thing to do to restore the balance. Get yourself a supplement like Candida Cleanse at your local health food store.

  28. QUESTION:
    Can i use AntiBiotics to kill Candida?BUT!, in right after to consume high amount of ProBiotics. would it work?
    Can i use AntiBiotics to kill Candida?BUT!, in right after to consume high amount of ProBiotics so Candida won't develop again and by doing so rebalanced the body and not leave it vulnerable. Would that be affective in eradicating Candida which has developed due to high consumption of Antibotics before.

    • ANSWER:
      Antibiotics do not KILL candida - they create candida infections. Yeast is naturally occurring in the body. However, when you take antibiotics, it kills the bad bacteria making you sick, along with the good bacteria that keeps your yeast population in check - thus you get a candida infection. Antibiotics also do not kill viruses (flu, etc.).

      If what you have is candida, you can purchase a product by Solaray at your health food store called "Yeast Cleanse." It should help tremendously. Also, a good probiotic will help a lot. Go to your local health food store and ask for a good, powerful brand. If you get some "mickey mouse" brand at Wal-Mart it's not going to do you much good (some - but not as powerful). I got a really good probiotic earlier this week and it has 13 different strains of good bacteria in it - pretty good!

      Yeast/candida is really hard to get rid of, but can be done. While you're trying to get rid of it, it's best to stay away from sugars and white flours (anything made w/ white flour/refined flour in it), in addition to yeast (yeast is in so many things, including many canned soups!). Yeast FEEDS on sugar, so when you eat it, you're giving them a meal and helping them multiply.

      Hope this helps.

  29. QUESTION:
    Why cant I get rid Of my yeast infection?
    I have been tested twice for HIV, as well as Diabetes. I still can't get rid of it. I have had 3 prescriptions for fluconazole.
    I also eat yogurt everyday

    • ANSWER:
      Candidiasis (yeast infection) is becoming a big problem and its only recently more has become understood about it.
      Its an infection caused by Candida fungi, especially Candida albicans. These fungi are found almost everywhere in the environment. Some may live harmlessly along with the abundant "native" species of bacteria that normally colonize the mouth, gastrointestinal tract and vagina. Usually, Candida is kept under control by the native bacteria and by the body's immune defenses. If the native bacteria are decreased by antibiotics or if the person's immune system is weakened by illness (especially AIDS or diabetes), malnutrition, or certain medications, Candida fungi can multiply to cause symptoms. Candida infections can cause occasional symptoms in healthy people. Candidiasis can affect many parts of the body, causing localized infections or larger illness, depending on the person and his or her general health.

      Fluconazole, Nizoral or Diflucan are the usual prescription medications for yeast infection, although there is also a school of thought that suggests diets high in sugar, use of steroid medication and antibiotics can increase the liklihood of candidiasis.

      You might want to look into the diet issues and see if changing what you eat helps - Leon Chaitow is an expert on the effects of candida and I found his site and books very helpful. I have suffered the effects of candidiasis for some time.

  30. QUESTION:
    what are some foods i can eat to get rid of my yeast infection?
    besides yogurt, & also ive heard cranberry juice. i need to get rid of this yeast infection fast and naturally.

    • ANSWER:
      I found a very informative article on candida diet.

      Acceptable Foods

      GRAINS in moderation Whole Amaranth and flour; Whole Barley, Flour and hatomugi; Buckwheat flour and groats; Undegerminated Corn meal (fine or coarse grind); Masa Harina; Popcorn (air popper), Whole Millet and flour; Oat bran, flour, Groats, Quick; whole Quinoa and flour; Wild Rice; Brown Rice (long, med. or short grains), Brown Basmati Rice, Texmati Brown Rice, Wehani Brown Rice Rye flour, Groats, Cream of rye cereal; Whole Spelt and flour; Whole Teff and flour; Wheat Berries, Unprocessed or miller's wheat bran, Bulgur, cracked, Durum, Graham wheat flour, Whole wheat flour. Corn, Quinoa, Saifun (Japanese noodles), Soba (buckwheat), Udon (Japanese noodles), Whole wheat.

      Acceptable BAKED/PREPARED PRODUCTS:

      Any whole grain unsweetened, unyeasted bread product such as chapatis, whole wheat flour, corn chips, quick breads, unsweetened rice cakes or crackers, tortillas made from brown, corn or whole wheat. Ryvita contains no yeast.

      LEGUMES: Dried or frozen Black-eyed peas, Chickpeas or garbanzo beans, Lentils, Soybeans, Soy flakes, Split peas

      Acceptable dairy: Unsweetened soymilk. Almond milk Plain yogurt with added acidophilus culture.

      NUTS & SEEDS: Almonds, Brazil, Cashews, Hazel, Macadamia, Pecans, Pine nuts, Poppy, Pumpkin, Sesame (tahini), Sunflower.

      Small occasional amounts of fresh lemon, lime, tomato, and eggplant.

      Eat Vegetables: Beans, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumbers Green pepper, Kale, Lettuce Onion, radishes, Parsley, Peas, Rocket or arugulla Spinach, Tomatoes,

      BEVERAGES: Almond milk Mugicha, Toasted whole barley, Coffee substitute (without malt), Unsweetened soymilk, Unsweetened Taheebo Pau d'Arco tea, Water (plain or carbonated).

      CONDIMENTS AND SEASONINGS: Chicken broth without sweetener, Fresh garlic, Fresh ginger, Fresh herbs, Fresh onion, Pepper, Salt, Tamari (unfermented soy sauce), Raw organic apple cider vinegar

      ANIMAL PROTEINS: Antelope, bear, beef, buffalo, caribou, chicken, deer, duck, eggs, elk, all types of fish, frog legs, game hen, goat, goose, grouse (partridge), guinea fowl, moose, mutton, peafowl, pheasant, pigeon (squab), pork, quail, and turkey.

      These foods when taken in the recommended daily portions will foster healthy Candida levels a strong immune system and a healthy body.

  31. QUESTION:
    how would I get rid of candida from here?
    sorry to be so graphic, but what would get rid of yeast in and around the anus?
    It could be hemmroids, but doesn't seem to be, nor parasite. having itching(mild) and soreness in that region. I don't react well to diflucan, gives me rapid heartbeat. Can I just put monistat or similar around that area. vaginal area does not have yeast, as I have been check and cultured by my gynecologist.
    Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      you have to understand if the problem is only local or if the yeasts are in the intestine. therapies are different in the two cases. ask your doctor, he will know how to solve the problem.

  32. QUESTION:
    Can you please give me at home remedies to get rid of my acne and tan?
    My face is full of little tiny acne and I want to gt rid of it. I also want paler skin and rosy cheeks. Are there any home recipies that you can easily make that is cheap and natural and will give me the criteria that I wanted? If so please give me some. I desperatly need my skin perfect in 2 weeks. :) Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      what you eat effects your skin the most! just youtube Dr. Mercola's youtube video about acne. he gives great info about how to cure it!! Acne is caused by candida.

  33. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of acne?
    I have really bad acne and will do almost anything to get rid of it except
    1) put urine on my face, that's just sick
    2) take Accutane or whatever else drugs make you feel crappy or
    3) pay more than a month.
    If you have any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.
    I stress out a lot, and I try to stick to diets but I never see results.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl87uf4ZJ80&feature=feedlik

      No, don t use any chemicles or stuff that is going to harm you! sometimes they give temporal results, but the acne may come back and severe side effects. Check the link above. This is the channel or a girl that had acne when you look at her videos her face is completly clear and check through her other videos, she shows different ways of getting rid of acne permanently.

      You have detoxify your body and clean your acne from the inside out otherwise it is always going to keep coming back!! This really works. You just have to be very persistent and strict about following the diet and taking some suplements, drinking 2 litres of water, no sugars, no grains!! no dairy products!!! anything processed with hormones added is definit NO!

      Aloe vera is amazing, if you buy the drinkable one at any natural store you should drink a bit of it before you go to bed. IF you add fresh lime to it, it helps redice redness faster.

      Maca Also controls your hormones.

      Milk theastle helps the liver which is very important to help clear acne.

      And omega 3 is also recommended!

      Don't eat soy, a replacement for milk that you could try is almond milk, which is delicious.

      Because it is so hard not to eat breads, you can try buckwheat flour, rice, quinoa.

      Eat a lot of vegetables, stay away from mushrooms!!

      Maybe take an allergy test, you never know..this sometimes a huge cause of acne, you may be allergic to something that normally is healthy to eat, but your body does not accept it.

      This will help anyone who has acne you just have to be strong and persistent!! IT has to become a lifestyle. Try it for at least a month.

      Also, it may be candida, it is very hard to diagnose. But do some research on it!

  34. QUESTION:
    what foods will get rid of yeast infection in mouth and tummy?
    my tummy gurgles all the time and has tons of gas bubbles all day
    i also have a whitish film on tongue
    is it yeast? if so how to get rid of it?i had all this for months now

    • ANSWER:
      I have a natural healing book this is the info in it.
      candiada albicans yeast grows more rapidly when the body has a lack of iron/magnesium., zinc or vitamin deficiency.
      theyeast than obtains these vital mineral and vitamins from foods depriving the body of those nutrients. the result is continuing symptoms of deficiency and a weakened immune system
      try to eat abundant fruit and vegetables and whole grains.

      Yeast infections usually result form a weakened immune system taking plant extracts of
      echinacea/ astragalus/ and siberian ginseng can support you immuine defenses make sure that they are of good quality

      To kill yeast once you have an infection try plant based fungicides such as grapefruit seed extract and herbal teas including "mate tea" taking supplements of acidophilus and eating yogurt with live cultures (plain unsweatened 1%) help to restore the good bacteria in your intestine

      to avoid reinfection
      wash underwear /stockings/ towels in hot water 140 F to kill yeast cells
      ware cotton underware(synthetics make yo usweat more the extra moisture provides good growing conditions )
      toothbrushes are frequent sources of transmission and reinfectons change your toothbruch every four weeks and more during infections.
      use a soap free washing lotion to prevent injury to the skin's protective acid coating/ be sure to dry your skin very thoroughly after washing.

      the reasons for all of these procations is once you have it one place you can spread to others

      NOTE:
      grapefruit seed extract is a highlyeffective antibiotic and fungicide. it kills candida yeast without harming natureal intestinal flora.
      you can get this in capsule form at some pharmacies and health foods stores

  35. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to get rid of candida?
    Im 20 and have suffered from acne since about age 13. It has cleared up dramatically because i changed my eating habits, but my tongue is still white coated, and my saliva tests still come back positive. How long do i have to cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      Tanalbit Anti-Candida
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  36. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of candida?
    get rid of candida

    • ANSWER:
      Local candida infections can be resolved with anti-fungal medication which can be obtained from a REAL Doctor and OTC.

      If you are referring to a whole body candida overgrowth, you've been duped by a quack. If you had a systemic infection, you'd be in shock, not sitting at your computer. Systemic fungal infections can happen, they are serious but rare, and only really occur in people who are immunocompromised through certain drugs or diseases such as HIV/AIDs, etc.

      The ridiculous naturopathic cleanses and diets that the quacks advise you take to resolve the problem are just as implausible and ridiculous as the idea that you have a systemic fungal infection in the first place.

      EDIT
      Note the quacks: oldtimekid failed high school science. There is no rational reason to ingest probiotics for a local yeast infection. Any bacteria in your GI tract will not have any effect on the rest of your body. There is some evidence that applying natural LIVE yogurt to the actual site may help.

      The quacks have an obsession with candida for some reason- actually cheers for giving me an idea for my next question.
      ========================================
      @ Oldtimekid: ad hominem accusation FAIL. I did not say you are wrong because you are a quack. I stated you are a quack and also wrong in your answer....for the reasons I stated. There is a significant difference.

      Quite frankly where you graduated is irrelevant. Clearly, if you studied math and science, you have one hell of a cognitive dissonance if you are going to come on here and give answers like that. Your character isn't whats being attacked, its your poor answer.

      Thanks Dave :)

  37. QUESTION:
    i want to find out how to get rid of candida without having to nuy a book or some product?
    I read in a book about natural cures that there is a cure for candida however i no longer have acess to that book and i can't find a website that doesn't want to sell me something.
    candida is a fungus and antibiotics actually cause it to be worse

    • ANSWER:
      The best person to see would be a qualified and reputable Naturopath who deals with women's issues - not your GP. Modern medicine only goes so far with candida and isn't a permanent soloution.

      The best natural things to do that have worked for me are to :

      * Cut down on your sugar intake - sugar encourages yeast to grow in your body

      * Avoid ANYTHING with yeast - especially bread! Check all processed foods ingredient lists to make sure they're ok.
      Eg. Original flavour doritos are fine but Nacho Cheese doritos have yeast plus a whole heap of other things.

      * If you must eat bread try corn tortilla's or eat sourdough bread that creates it's own yeast and doesn't have any added. Always avoid white starchy processed bread.

      * Avoid any foods that may have mould in them, aged cheeses (stick to younger ones like mozzarella) mushrooms etc

      * Take acidpholous tablets (available at your chemist in the refrigerated section) They help to promote good bacteria in your body.

      * Drink heaps of water

      * Avoid alcohol - it does the same thing as sugar

      * Avoid any cured or pickled foods - eg ham, salami - essentially the more processed food is the worse it is for candida

      * Not sure where you live but I'm in Australia where we have a priduct called Vegemite which is essentially made out of a yeast extract - avoid anything like this (similar to marmite and promite)

      Finally, eat heaps of vegetables!

      Have a look at the sites listed in the sources section. Good Luck!

  38. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of a yeast infection?
    im pretty sure i have a yeast infection, how can i get rid of this? and should i still have sex with a yeast infection? please help
    i don't want to have to tell my mom cause you gets that from having sex don't you?
    i don't want to have to go to the doctor, i don't want my mom to know.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can pass on the infection to your partner if you have intercourse while suffering from yeast infection. It is best to get it treated and get rid of it completely before having sexual relations. A number of home remedies are useful for yeast infection cure. These include

      Probiotics are a popular natural remedy for yeast infection. They are live microbial organisms which are the same as the ones naturally present in our vagina. Basically these help to suppress the growth of potentially harmful organisms such as Candida responsible for this condition. Hence probiotics is considered as one of the best natural remedy to treat this infection.

      Another natural remedy for yeast infection is boric acid. Boric acid has mild antiseptic and antifungal properties. Although it is an excellent cure you must remember that it is a toxic substance which must never be consumed orally or used for direct application on open wounds.

      http://ezinearticles.com/?What-Can-You-Do-to-Get-Rid-of-a-Yeast-Infection-Fast?---3-Home-Cures-For-Quick-Relief&id=4598312

  39. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of yeast or fungal infection?
    Ok so I'm 13, a virgin and I really need to know how I can git rid of yeast or fungal infection( not sure which one I have) without going to the doctors and also I don't want to tell my parents because it's embarrassing, please help
    Sorry I forgot to mention that I'm male by the way :D

    • ANSWER:
      If you suffer from yeast infection then you must have experienced the
      confusion stemmed from conflicting advice and from information overload.
      Honest information about vaginal yeast infection or any other type of
      candida infection is harder to come by than ever before, and nearly
      everyone has been misled at one time or another. I know I have.
      I wasted literally thousands of dollars on candida treatment programs
      that didn’t “work out” and anti-yeast infection products that didn’t do
      anything.

      By educating yourself about the steps you need to take in order to deal with
      your candida infection condition and help your body heal itself and control
      the fungal overgrowth from the inside out you can and will eliminate the pain,
      annoyance, humiliation and frustration associated with this condition and feel
      more in control. Additionally, as a side benefits you’ll feel more energized,
      healthier and vibrant. You will enjoy improved digestion, enhanced vision,
      and healthier hair, skin and nails.

      Knowledge is power. Embrace it. Share it and apply it and you will be yeast
      infection free.

  40. QUESTION:
    Can you get rid of breastfeeding thrush by discontinuing nursing?
    My 9-month-old baby and I have been fighting breastfeeding thrush for almost two months. We've been on Nystatin which did not help. I've also been following an anti-candida diet and taking Grapefruit Seed Extract and Capryllic acid internally as well.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a whole list of treatment options here if Nystatin is not working:

      http://www.breastfeeding-magazine.com/thrush-treatment.html

      While breastfeeding may be spreading it between you and your child, it will not go away for either of you unless you treat it.

      Make sure you are treating BOTH of you and try some of the other options on that page. Monistat on the breasts between nursing sessions works great for a lot of women. Just remember to wipe it off well before nursing again.

      Good luck!

  41. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to get rid of a sore throat?
    I have a cold coming on and I need to get rid of it ASAP.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jess Raske.

      A sore throat can have many causes including:

      1. Common viruses, and even the viruses that cause mononucleosis (mono) and the flu, can cause a sore throat. Some viruses can also produce blisters in the mouth and throat ("aphthous stomatitis").

      2. Breathing through the mouth can produce throat dryness and soreness.

      3. Sinus drainage (post nasal drip) may cause a sore throat.

      4. A sore throat can also be caused by bacteria. The two most common bacteria to cause a sore throat are Streptococcus (which causes strep throat) and Arcanobacterium haemolyticum. Arcanobacterium causes sore throats mainly in young adults and is sometimes associated with a fine red rash.

      5. Sore throat appearing after treatment with antibiotics, chemotherapy, or other immune-compromising medications may be due to Candida, commonly known as "thrush."

      6. A sore throat lasting for more than two weeks can be a sign of a serious illness, such as throat cancer or AIDS.

      WHAT CAN YOU DO AT HOME FOR SORE THROAT?

      Generally, sore throats must run their course (exception, strep throat will be addressed below.)

      1. Salt water gargles, hard candies, sprays for example, Chloraseptic) and lozenges can provide temporary pain relief. (Caution: Lozenges and hard candy are a choking hazard for children. Avoid their use in young children.)

      2. A humidifier may be helpful in relieving symptoms, especially in sore throats caused by mouth breathing and dry air.

      3. Acetaminophen or ibuprofen may help control the pain.

      4. For adults, if your nose is plugged, nasal sprays such as Afrin may be used for two to three days to prevent mouth breathing. It is NOT a good idea to use these products for more than a couple of days; you may become dependent on them.

      5. Other decongestant products, such as Sudafed, may be helpful.

      If you have health problems such as heart disease or high blood pressure, contact your health care professional before using these products.

      Take Care. Regards.

  42. QUESTION:
    what is the most natural way to help rid my yeast infections?
    i am 25 weeks pregnant. and i cant seem to get rid of them they go and come back .. my doctor says this is normal..
    HELP!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      Here are some natural treatments you can use right now to help eliminate your yeast infection, at the very least to help reduce the symptoms.

      There are many things you need to start doing and addressing if you are suffering from a yeast infection. To start, do the following:

      1. Wear loose clothing and undergarments, oxygen kills yeast, going commando and wearing nothing down there if possible is even better.

      2. Get some unsweetened yogurt and rub it onto a tampon, insert the tampon and do this continually until the yeast infection is gone.

      3. Cut out any and all sugar, alcohol and yeast from your diet. All three will promote the infection further.

      4. Start drinking cranberry juice, pure not from concentrate with no added sugar, I know this goes against the no sugar thing but the acid content in the cranberries will alter the PH balance of your vagina and cause the yeast to die off.

      5. If you can tolerate it, use a raw garlic clove and apply it to the infection, this may burn so dilute it with some olive or coconut oil, both of which can also help eliminate the yeast, especially the coconut.

      6. Take a probiotic with at least 50 billion live cells per pill, this is key in redistributing good bacteria throughout your body, and effectively end the yeast infection. You must do this continually until you have eliminated your yeast infections and Candida entirely.

      7. Lastly if all else fails, begin adding 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath. Only fill the tub up high enough to submerge your genital area. Stay in the tub for 20-30 minutes at a time.

      Hope this helps, the yogurt is the key really, by putting good bacteria directly on the area you will eliminate it quickly. Make sure it is unsweetened and ideally keep an eye out for a variation called Kefir which has even more beneficial bacteria in it to snuff out the infection.

      For more natural yeast infection treatments check out my source box

  43. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a "white tongue"?
    Idk if that's what everybody calls it or not but when all that nasty junk builds up on your tongue and makes it a whitish color how do you get rid of that? I try brushing but i just cant get far enough back without gagging myself and i haven't found anything to swish with that cleans it off. Help please? It really grosses me out haha

    • ANSWER:
      hey,

      i actually have a kinda white tongue too. i have also tried everything to get rid of it, brushing daily w/ toothpaste, scraper, mouthwash, diluted hydrogen peroxide rinses, salt water....none have worked. I have also spent time drinking a lot of water in case it was dehydration.....nope. I know what you mean though, that it's no cause of alarm (it's not candida or something like that, i'm not immunocompromised or have diabetes...either way, I know it's not...just saying b/c I have seen other questions like this and most people answer with "it's candida") but it won't come off! and that if you were to take a scraper, it doesn't matter how much you scrape....it's as if your actual tongue is white (although stuff does come off....it seems like you'd have to rip off the top layer of your tongue to make it really come off)......
      I'm thinking that probably describes what we both have, haha. I have asked 2 dentists and a doctor, and all have said it's normal.....but I know what you mean, it is not very good-looking. At least it doesn't make my breath smell.

      Have you asked your dentist? Maybe you might get different advice than I have gotten....but it just may be "normal" (although I hope not and would like a solution).

  44. QUESTION:
    best way to get rid of bags under eyes? home remedies if possible?
    i have ugly bags and i would looove to get rid of them easily!

    • ANSWER:
      Cut down on Sodium, with the exception of unrefined mineral salts (If it's not grey or pink colored, it has been refined, even if its misleadingly labeled as sea salt). Salt in its natural form is okay but pure sodium chloride (white salt) will cause bloating and puffy, baggy eyes.

      Also this can be a symptom of candida albicans overgrowth, which can happen to men as well as women. Cut down on sugar and take garlic and/or spearmint. A few sprigs a day of spearmint or peppermint a day will help deal with this without the breath associated with garlic.

  45. QUESTION:
    What's the connection between poor stomach flora and vaginal infections like candida? ?
    I've been told u can't even eat fruit while treating vaginal candida.what's the connection?

    • ANSWER:
      Some foods, especially acidic foods, interfere with the absorption of oral medications. Grapefruit especially alters the uptake of many drugs. If you're not taking oral meds though the only thing I can think of is that they would like you to have a lower glucose level to help get rid of the candida (it feeds on glucose in the vag secretions). I wouldn't worry about it too much; however, eating yogurt with live cultures will help repopulate your gut with beneficial bacteria. Gross as it may sound, a little PLAIN yogurt with live cultures applied directly to the area in question (possibly at bedtime, then showered off in the morning) will help to get your vaginal flora back in balance as well.

  46. QUESTION:
    Why does the medical community not recognize Candida or Morgellons?
    I heard that the government will not allow a diagnosis of either, well at least Candida, because it does not show up on a blood test, and the #1 cause is corn (which happens to be in almost everything we consume) corn syrup solids, etc

    • ANSWER:
      Candida is not recognized is because its biological, and cannot be picked up in blood test, if you get your Blood analyzed it will show up the fungus in between the blood cells, this can only be through a Natropath or a oncologists, which is a blood specialist, I have had Candida for 20 years and its hard to get rid of, go on a very st-rick diet, I have been taking a Healthy alternative which is called Gochi which help the Upper digestive system from bad bacteria helps to heal and repair cell structure.
      Please feel free to visit these website.

  47. QUESTION:
    Besides the special diet, what can I do to get rid of candida?
    Are there any exercises, colonics, massages, therapies I am missing that might help speed this along? Please help! I literally feel like I'm dying. I am pretty scared.
    I do not have it vaginally or orally. I have it internally.

    • ANSWER:
      Take a supplement with 10 different probiotics. They compete with candida. Also on the site below there is a tea and also Arcozon. They have powerful herbs that strengthen the immune system and are strongly anti-fungal and wipe out candida. You need a good diet but usually people get candida from bc pills or anti-biotics.

  48. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have systemic candida?
    And how do you get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      That's a very thorny condition. It's not really a disease in and of itself. It speaks of a real imbalance in the body, and compromised immune systems. The most important things to do are: see a doctor who has had experience with the condition. Immediately start cleansing yourself with water.
      Change your diet and cut the use of any drugs or alcohol.

      Specifically you need to watch foods that affect acid. Double up on proteins, including vegetable proteins. Cut the one note carbs... sugar, treats, candy. Also highly recommended is to take acidophilis in a very digestible form.

      See a doctor. Systemic candida can really compromise your health.

  49. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of Candida Overgrowth?
    I have been suffering with Candida Overgrowth since mid 2011, I recently went to a doctor and he gave me 2 150 mg diflucan. I am still having symptoms and I am really scared. I have read the effects that candida overgrowth can have. What do I do? How can I get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:


get rid of candida

Fleas Natural Treatment

Wound Natural Home Remedies and Treatments
The primary cause of pyoderma in dogs is Staphylococcus intermediacy.

Pyoderma is the second most widespread inflammatory skin sickness of dogs. Flea allergy is most common and often complicated by secondary pyoderma.

The major predispose factors for pyoderma in the US is allergic dermatitis and unceasing use of glucocorticoids.

Cuts, Scrapes, and Wounds - it's really not that uncommon. Good news is there are several Natural Remedies, Herbal Treatments, Holistic Cures, and Alternative Medicines available for Cuts, Scrapes, and Wounds. You'll find that they are healthy and cost effective!

Causes
Pyoderma is caused most frequently by Staphylococcus, a type of bacteria. Other bacteria, such as E. coli, as well can invade previously dirty skin. Several risk factor may cause an creature to be more likely to develop pyoderma. These risk factors include: Parasites, such as fleas or mange mites Allergies, such as flea, food, contact, or hereditary allergies.
Hormonal disorders, such as hypothyroidism (low production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland) inadequate immune system, such as in young animals or those taking steroids.
Animals with short coats, skin folds, or calloused skin Trauma from grooming, scratching, or rooting in dirt or garbage The German shepherd dog has a deep pyoderma that may respond to treatment only partially and frequently recurs.

pin, nail or any sharp object with a penetrating tip can cause a puncture.hen skin gets rub against any rough surface like a pavement, blood vessels maybe ruptured and blood oozes out, though the outer skin layer may not be entirely broken.

Symptoms
Swelling, redness, pus in and around the wound and fever are signs of infection Symptoms may varyfrom mild skin breakage, with no bleeding to major cuts and punctured wounds.
A wound is caused by cut or infection. The dead body starts to heal it routinely. The low ought to be stopped immediately. The bacteria may develop to cause illness and it is to be cleaned out straight away.

Medical treatment must be taken in case of severity of the wound. Pains, swelling around the wound, redness, discharge or pus, swollen glands are some of the many symptoms that can be reason of worries to heal the wound instantly. Some natural or herbal remedies are very effective to cure wound.

Home Remedies
Wounds are common problem that may occur to anyone at any time. The major symptoms of wounds are bleeding due to cut or breach in the skin, pain, and presence of exposed handkerchief.

The best home mixture for wounds is to prevent them from being paid infected as once they are infected, not only do they harm more, they may delay the remedial process.
Home remedies for wounds are widely used as a first aid to prevent illness and to get relief from pain and anxiety. In this article, we are going to thrash out some simple and useful home remedies for wound.

Wounds have been usual complaint which might start to any a single during any time. The vital symptoms of wounds have been draining due to cut or opening in a skin, pain, as good as participation of unprotected tissue.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Flea Treatment for dogs and in and around the home?
    Can anyone help. I need a flea treatment for my dogs and in and around the house. We live on a property of about 20 acres and are having trouble with the fleas this year. Can you tell me were i could purchase some good flea killing products. I already use products like Frontline for flea and tick control but the fleas are very bad this year.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are using Frontline PLUS, and using it properly, that really should be enough to keep fleas off of your dog and out of your house.
      Make sure that you do not bathe your dog for 2 days before treatment and 2 days after treatment.
      For Frontline Plus to be its most effective, your dog needs to have its natural oils in its skin for the Frontline to absorb properly, which is why you don't bathe them (temporarily) before or after applying it.
      I have LOTS of dogs and don't have any problems with fleas on my dogs, or in my house.
      Since you have more than one dog, you could also "stagger" the treatments.
      Here is an article that may be of help to you.
      http://www.all-about-goldens.com/killingfleas.html

      Also, although I love Frontline Plus topical............I do find the Frontline spray to be a total waste of money, as it doesn't do a good job.

  2. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of any natural remedies or chemical-free flea and tick repellents for dogs?
    I have 3 tiny chihuahuas and they are indoor dogs but go outside to potty and play for short periods of time. I have never used any flea/tick preventatives because of all the chemicals in them. Now with all the media showing how sick they can make animals, i definitely won't be using them! I found a tick on one of my dogs today and now need help finding a safe, chemical-free, natural treatment. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Wash your pet with castile soap and warm water.

      Dry your pet thoroughly.

      Mix up an herbal rinse by adding a ½ cup of fresh or dried rosemary to a quart of boiling water.

      Steep the mixture for 20 minutes.

      Strain the rosemary and cool the solution.

      Spray or sponge the rinse onto your pet’s coat liberally and massage into skin.

      Allow to air dry. Do not towel dry as this will wipe off the rosemary residue
      If you want try other natural insect repellent like mint, cinnamon and cedar.

      Good luck

  3. QUESTION:
    Two of our cats have managed to lick the anti-flea spot treatment. How toxic is it?
    They were struggling, so it was hard to get it in exactly the right place. I'll call the vet tomorrow, but meanwhile, does anyone know just how toxic it is? (We rarely use the spot treatments. Most months we manage with natural treatments as a deterrent, but we have so many cats that when we see fleas we must take action immediately.)

    • ANSWER:
      all three of my cats manage to get in a few licks every month when I administer it, no matter where I put it. It has never hurt any of them.
      Generally, they will take a few licks, find out how horrible it tastes and quit licking it.
      I understand your angst, the first time I saw one of mine licking it I kind of freaked out, too.
      Last month, Bandit took a few licks and started gagging, but she didn't throw up. They never have and it does not seem to hurt them.
      I am saying all this assuming you are using the stuff you get from the vet. I cannot answer for the stuff you buy at the store.

  4. QUESTION:
    4 month old puppy, suggestions on natural flea treatment?
    My puppy is about 3 lbs, and i applied a tube of advantix flea treatment, but i don't think it really penetrated into her skin, because it was dripping down her coat, so i had to blot it up with tissue. Should i apply another tube, i've been bathing her weekly. But she still itching, i've found a couple small fleas, no massive infestation. All my other pet have been treated with their doses, and going to wash their bedding. But, i would like to be able to use a organic,natural treatment for her. Any suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      I have never been a big fan of those flea drops. They never realy seemed to work. We use flea & tick collars and when they have had fleas we used an all natural "dip". One popular web site is listed below , give it a try.

  5. QUESTION:
    Best way to rid a chihuahua and 3 cats of fleas?
    Whats the best treatment (tried shampooing the dog but it doesn't work and last time we bathed the cat mum had to have a tetnus shot) Preferably a natural treatment but i'm willing to try anything.

    • ANSWER:
      Shampoos and flea collars (just in case you're thinking about using those) don't work. Go to your vet and purchase Advantage, Advantix, or Frontline..one pack for the dog and a pack for the cats. Make sure they match up to your pets weights. Apply the flea preventative once a month. If you want, you can give them a Capstar (which will kill off adult fleas within 24 hours) and then begin the monthly preventative. If the pets are inside/outside pets, I would highly suggest picking one of the preventatives that includes killing ticks as well.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is it beneficial to give dogs a flea treatment? or use some sort of natural treatment?
    I usually take my doggie to a major chain store for grooming, and they always ask if he gets some type of flea n pest treatment. But I don't because he is a Bichon, I don't know if he would have an allergic reaction. Any suggestions please!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Most flea treatments are full of toxic chemicals. So much so, that if your read the packaging, it says not to get on human skin!
      Why should that not be harmful to our doggies, I ask myself.

      If your dog has fleas try the natural treatment.

      Add a scant teaspoon of brewers yeast from the health food store to the food. They like the taste and after a few days of eating it your dog creates a natural repellent for the fleas.

      There are several natural shampoos that you can use. To prevent fleas from coming back, vacuum your house very often and wash you dog's bedding in hot water. That will kill the fleas.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is a natural treatment for fleas on dogs?
    I would like a natural, safe, economical way to treat fleas on my outside dog. I have tried Sevin dust, and it was not too effective.

    • ANSWER:
      Is your dog a hippie? You can try to bath the dog with a shampoo of your choice and let the suds/lather sit on the dog for about 5 minutes...this will tend to starve fleas of air. It may not get all of the fleas but it should make a serious dent.

  8. QUESTION:
    how much garlic oil should i feed my small dog for flea treatment?
    I was told that drizzling a little amount of garlic oil on dog food is a good all natural flea treatment, I was wondering what a safe amount to give a small breed dog about 12 lbs would be because i know large amounts can be very bad for them.

    • ANSWER:
      None at all, garlic can be toxic to dogs and is absolutely useless for flea treatment --- that's an old wive's tale like used motor oil for mange - don't fall for it.

      You get a good, name brand flea/tick preventative like Advantix or Frontline Plus and put it on your dog every single month, that's what prevents fleas, not garlic or any other "natural" flea treatment.
      "Natural" treatments have been around for centuries and dogs had fleas until the advent of good preventatives - this is not the place to save money unless you like living with fleas -- your dog sure doesn;t and fleas and ticks can cause some nasty diseases.

  9. QUESTION:
    What kind of flea treatment should I use for an oustide cat?
    I have an outside cat and he's bringing in a load of fleas, and I just need a way to keep them off of him for about 2 or 3 months...at the most at the moment. Does spot-on really work? I need help and fast!!
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I live on a farm and frontline stopped working. Someone told me about Diatomaceous Earth. Its an all natural powder and its cheap. I sprinkle it on the animals,in the barns and house,and also on their food for internal parasites. Its also excellent in your garden to kill pests.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have flea treatment at home?
    My dog is allergic to fleas and i give her baths and flea medication and she continues to chew herself. She is almost bald and i was wondering to take care of it. I take her to the vet but she is tired of shots and gets aggressive. Please help it is so sad.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some natural ways to kill fleas
      InstructionsDifficulty: Easy
      Things You’ll Need:
      Lemons
      10 ml. of sweet almond oil
      lavender oil
      cedarwood oil
      eucalyptus oil
      Tea Tree Oil
      citronella
      geranium oil
      salt (sea salt or table salt)
      favourite dog shampoo
      two cups of fresh rosemary
      Garlic
      Brewer’s yeast tablets
      apple cider vinegar
      Step1Lemons or even oranges make a great natural flea spray. Take a lemon cut it into thin slices and place in a pint jug or jar, cover with boiling water and let steep overnight.

      The next day pour into a spray bottle, spray over your dog remembering especially behind the ears and around the head generally, around the base of the tail and under your dog’s ‘armpits’.

      Step2 A flea collar can be made by rubbing a few drops of one of the following into an ordinary webbing or rope collar or even a doggy bandanna: eucalyptus oil, Tea Tree Oil, citronella, lavender or geranium. This should be done weekly.

      Step3 If your dog or dogs stay in the home with you then you know you have fleas there as well. Wash your dog’s bedding regularly with the hot cycle of your washing machine, adding eucalyptus oil to the rinse cycle will also get rid of house dust mites, this is according to research from the University of Sydney, Australia.

      Adding a thin layer of salt to your carpet and leaving it on for a couple of days before vacuuming will hopefully kill the fleas and eggs there. The way this works is it basically desiccate them!

      Step4 If your dog is badly infested then you have to bath him. Use a little Dawn Dish detergent and shampoo (leave on for five minutes) then rinse. Add a couple of drops of Tea Tree Oil or Lavender oil to your rinse water. An alternative is to make your own herbal flea dip which will also work on ticks. Steep two cups of fresh rosemary in two pints of boiling water for 30 minutes. Strain the liquid, discard the leaves and make it up to one gallon ( 8 pints) with warm water. Pour this mixture over the dog until it’s saturated. Do not rinse off and allow the dog to dry naturally.

      Step5 An internal flea repellant I have read is having them eat garlic, now I've also read if you feed to much to them it can make them sick to their stomach, so use sparingly. When your dog eats garlic, the smell is excreted through the dog’s skin making your dog less likely to be the flea’s next meal.
      Brewer’ s yeast tablets will also help to make your dog less attractive to fleas because once again the smell is excreted through the skin.
      Adding a dessertspoon of apple cider vinegar to the water bowl will make the skin more acidic and unpleasant to fleas and ticks. If your dogs don’t fancy apple cider vinegar in the water bowl, dilute it 50/50 with water and use in a spray bottle instead of the citrus repellent

      Step6 I also read that if you take a light colored bowl or pie pan and fill with water adding a few drops of liquid soap and place under a nightlight on the floor that the fleas will come to the light and drown in the water because the soap makes them heavy and they can't jump out. Haven't tried this one yet but I am planning on trying it.

  11. QUESTION:
    does anyone know a good way to help a dog with congestive heart failure?
    ive had my dog with the vet over the years and what theyve prescribed has only made him worse. he has heartworms.i tried a natural treatment which worked wonders, but he is older and suffering with heart failure. he loves to walk but the vets say dont walk him. they say to get him to lose weight hes on a diet but how can he lose the weight just lying around with no excersise. if anyone has experienced this and has any advice let me know. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      before my husband and I met his husky/chow mix Loco got heartworms. 0.00 later he healthy (and fat as all get but happy). Im really not sure what all the treatments were but it will get expensive. If your dog is an outside dog; twice a month you need to remove your dog from the backyard for a day and spray for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are what causes heartworms. Make sure you keep a 3-in-1 collar on him all the time, for fleas, ticks and mosquitoes, or your vet can vaccinate him for them. Even tho he already has the heartworms your vet should give you a heartworm pill once a moth anyway. If he/she hasnt then you need to find a new vet. The treatment shouldnt have been only a one time deal and your vet said sorry. Im not sure why they said to not walk him. As long as you have the collar on (wait a week before you walk after putting the collar on or have gone to the vet for the vaccination to make sure its in your dogs system) it should be ok to get him some excercise as long as you are in your own neighborhood and not some place strange and you dont know. Science Diet dog food is a lil exopensive but works well for maintaining weight. I hope all works out for you and Im sorry your dog is sick. That sucks!

  12. QUESTION:
    Is garlic bad for my canines health?
    Have heard it is a good, natural, flea treatment.
    Thanks to Annie, jay, kathy_is_a_nurse and Misty.
    I wanted to make sure. Knew it was too good to be true!
    Especially big thank you to Abby_Normal and svclark.

    • ANSWER:
      too much of anything is bad...so too much garlic is bad for dogs and humans cause it can cause anaemia. however garlic cooked in the dogs food 1-2 times a week can keep fleas away and if ur dog eats alot of kibble (laden with saturated fat) garlic can prevent the blood from getting sluggish.

      u can try it for ur self...ur dogs wont die.

      i cook it in my dogs's rice (2 rotties) and they are quite fine...no fleas...but there are those ticks.....

  13. QUESTION:
    Where can I get a good selection of all natural flea treatments for my cat?
    Don't want to put those chemicals like Frontline on my cat. Is there a place online that's all natural? Good prices? Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      I use De Flea by Natural Chemistry... It's awesome & works really, really, really well. I used the Shampoo and the spray and there was not one flea to be found anywhere in my house or on my dogs. They make it for cats too!!!

      http://www.petco.com/product/102749/Natural-Chemistry-De-Flea-Pet-Shampoo-for-Cats.aspx?CoreCat=certona-_-ProductList__4-_-Natural%20Chemistry%20De%20Flea%20Pet%20Shampoo%20for%20Cats-102749

      http://www.petco.com/Shop/petco_ProductList_PC_productlist_Nav_1_N_396.aspx

  14. QUESTION:
    How long after I have placed flea treatment on my dog can I bathe him?
    When can I bathe my dog? I put the flea treatment on him about 48 hrs ago.
    I bathed him before but the treatment is oily and makes his coat look soaked in oil. I'm scared he will spread all oils on his bed and my bed where he likes to nap.The treatment is Sentry.

    • ANSWER:
      Uh you should have bathed him BEFORE you put the treatment on. Depending on the shampoo you will be using, you're more than likely going to strip the natural oils and the flea treatment.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural flea treatment for cats ?
    I currently use frontline but just wondered if anyone knew of a treatment without so many chemicals ?

    • ANSWER:
      No - sorry. And please do not equate "natural" with "safe" when it comes to cats. Many of the natural flea repellents are quite toxic to cats - two of them are pennyroyal and eucalyptus. Pyrethrins are also natural - but can cause seizures and death in cats. While you may want to avoid chemicals, the new generation flea controls are insect growth regulators, rather than the classic insecticides that come to mind. Still chemicals, but much less toxic to mammals.

  16. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural way to rid pets and house of fleas???
    I know there are a gazillion products out there on the market to get rid of fleas.... but does anyone know of a natural remedy/treatment for these (besides getting rid of the dogs???)

    • ANSWER:
      I work at a vet's office, and the best suggestion I can make is non-natural products. The key is to get these products FROM YOUR VET. It breaks my heart when someone comes in with a flea collar on their pet, or to see a cat with it's nose eaten off by an owner self-medicating it with bad balm. The best thing you can do for your pets and yourself is to go to the nearest vet and ask for Frontline, Advantage Multi, or Revolution to treat your animals, and for a house spray to get rid of the fleas that (believe it or not) have made their home in your carpets and the shadowy corners of their home. Please take your animals to a vet. It's the best option for all of you.

  17. QUESTION:
    What is a natural flea repellant for cats?
    BTW cat is 5 weeks pregnant. Have brushed her daily and only found one flea but she goes outside all day and I am sure she will get fleas. Vet says no treatment til kittens 10 weeks old. Anyone know of natural repellant or flea treatment safe for cats (and pregnant ones at that!)?

    • ANSWER:
      Add brewers yeast to your cat's food. Just about a teaspoon. Fleas hate how cats smell when they eat this stuff and will not get on the cat. It is pretty safe, but when in doubt always call your vet.

  18. QUESTION:
    how long after putting advantage flea treatment on my cat, is it safe to touch my cat?
    it's been 2 days i think. it no longer looks wet, but it's white and crusty where we put the flea stuff. (it's between his shoulder blades.)

    i just want to know when it's safe for him to sleep in my bed, and to be able to hold him and pet him and stuff where the flea stuff was applied.

    • ANSWER:
      It's safe now. Actually it was safe after 24 hours... from the standpoint of the medicine rubbing off. By now, the Advantage has wicked into his coat via the natural body oils and he's good to go.

  19. QUESTION:
    What is a good flea treatment for cats?
    My cats have fleas and the fleas gave them tapeworms...I am going to buy Tradewinds for the tapeworms. I was wondering what is a good flea treatment? I have a five month old daughter so chemicals are a big concern.

    • ANSWER:
      Frontline is a good choice of flea treatment for your cat, you can purchase this from your local vet clinic and they can dispense worm tablets at the same time. Steer clear of any systemic products - like Spotton, they have the potential for nasty side effects if not used correctly. Dont' assume your cat just has tape worms, round worms are also commong and you should be using a broad spectrum wormer to take care of these especially with children in the house

      Be aware that PEPPERMINT OIL and many other essential oils are highly toxic to cats. We've seen cats at the clinic whose owners have treated with human 'natural' remedies and have ended up poisoning their cats check this out http://cats.about.com/od/housekeeping/a/aromatherapy.htm

  20. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural alternative to Frontline Flea Treatment for dogs and cats?
    Preferably a topical treatment to be applied once a month?

    • ANSWER:
      I've used a product called Nomoflea by Dinovite (see source link)...it's all natural (tea tree oil and some other things) BUT I've used it in conjunction with an oral flea killer so I cannot speak for its effectiveness when used alone...

      My dog takes an oral flea med and it kills fleas when they bite her, but I use the nomoflea as a repellent to reduce the chance a flea will get on her at all (and thus far, knock-on-wood, I haven't seen any in the 13 months she's been on flea preventative meds)...

      The Nomoflea has to be applied every few days though, so that may be inconvenient for you, but if it works then it's worth a minute of application time every few days...it's not expensive, so you might want to give it a shot...

      As for garlic, that someone else mentioned, I used to feed my sheltie about a teaspoon or a little less of minced garlic in his food daily, as a flea preventative and it worked wonderfully...however, garlic can cause very serious health issues and some people won't feed it at all...my dog lived to be 16 with no obvious health issues (until the very end) so I don't believe the garlic was a problem for him...but I would recommend you do some research on the pros and cons if you consider using it...

  21. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural alternative to Frontline Flea Treatment for cats and dogs?
    Preferably a topical treatment to be applied once a month?

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing 'natural' that works.

      Frontline, Advantage and Revolution are the three main drops that do a good, safe job. A vacuum daily kills any fleas that are off the cat and living around the house.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the best flea treatment for cats?
    I have an indoor cat, but he goes out on the screened in patio so apparently that's how he got some fleas.
    He's 12 and I would really prefer something NATURAL that works..but the ones I have found online aren't getting any good reviews. With his age, I'm apprehensive about using strong chemicals on him, too.

    What should I use?

    • ANSWER:
      My cat is 11 and I use frontline too, it is amazing, it last for about a month I think ( your cat is flea free for that time) and its really easy to apply. I am not sure how natural it is tho.
      There is a link in the source about it, so check it out.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural flea repellent for cats?
    I've been looking into flea repellents for my cat and after doing research, I decided I'd like to try to go with something natural as to not have chemicals in my cat's body. I've seen a few suggestions, but I've also seen that they can be harmful to cats (for example, tea tree oil). Does anyone know of a natural flea repellent that works and isn't harmful to cats?

    Thanks.
    Jenny, I looked up garlic and it said it is harmful to cats, lowers their red blood cell count, and can cause them to become anemic.

    • ANSWER:
      "Natural" is not the same as "safe" when it comes to cats. Tea tree oil is toxic to cats, and yes, garlic is as well. Cats do not metabolize things the same way that dogs and humans do, and many of these natural products are quite toxic to them. Things like pyrmethrins and essential oils are some examples. Your best bet really is to go with one of the better products like Advantage, Frontline, or Revolution. The are much safer than those 'natural' but toxic products. They are really insect growth regulators, rather than pesticides, and yes while they are still chemicals they are not the same kinds of chemicals that are really detrimental to mammals.

      you do need to weigh the good with the bad with all treatments - while you might not like chemicals, fleas can do a number on your cat, causing tapeworm, anemia, and skin rashes called flea bite dermatitis, not to mention the fact that they can cause your cat to be miserable.

  24. QUESTION:
    What kind of flea treatment can I use on a 9 week old Golden Retriever?
    What kind of over the counter treatment is safe for my golden retriever puppy that appears to have fleas?

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest trying Red Lake Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth.

      Many people use it for flea control and while it is not yet registered for this purpose it seems to work well. It can be spread around your home and yard as well as applied directly to your pet.

      Simply sprinkle the DE in the cracks and crevices around your home, in the seams of couches and pet beds as well as any other areas in your house or yard where your dog often rests or plays. Be sure to also dust your puppy with the DE. Apply it to his or her coat (especially along the backbone) with your hands (making sure not to get it in his/her eyes or ears).

      DE is an all natural product that contains the fossilized exoskeletons of tiny organisms known as diatoms. These diatoms have very sharp edges and work to kill the fleas by lacerating their bodies and dehydrating them. While DE is dangerous to insects, it is not harmful to animals and can be consumed by them in amounts not exceeding 2% of their daily feed.

      I hope this helps! Good luck :)

  25. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of fleas that are in the house?
    My dog had fleas. We got them off of her but now they all over the house and is now on the dog again. We gave her a bath and their were tons of fleas on her. The vet people said that we must have fleas in our house. How do you get rid of them? Also, if you have any suggestions of getting rid of them in the backyard.

    Thanks for all of your help in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Home flea treatment is a pain in the a$$! You have 2 options - bombing the house. (Using a fogger). You can purchase them in the grocery store or at home depot. The instructions are on the box. Or you can call a pest exterminator.

      To rid them in your yard try this:
      Flea Treatment of Yards:
      Flea eggs fall off in areas of the yard where pets spend time. Fleas can reproduce in areas that are warm and moist throughout the day, so if you are treating your yard for fleas, focus on those areas that stay moist and warm and around the doors of the house.

      * Remove dead plants and excess brush from your yard, since they harbor critters and parasites.
      * There are chemical-based yard sprays made specifically for yard treatment, as well as companies that apply such products. Commercial treatments include Archer and FleaFix. You can obtain more information by doing a web search.

      * If you plan to use a commercial product, first read the label to make sure it?s safe for use around pets.
      Do-it-yourself approaches that can help you save money and avoid chemicals:
      * Spread beneficial nematodes in affected areas of the yard to naturally control fleas. These worms help eliminate fleas by feeding on flea larva. They are nontoxic, harmless to humans and pets, and even help control other nuisance insects. You can get them through some veterinarians and from several internet-based companies.

      * Other alternative bug repellents can be found on the internet. They include BugBand products that use all-natural Geraniol instead of DEET to repel mosquitoes, fire ants, flies, gnats, ticks and lice. For details, visit www.bugband.net. You can find details about NaturVet herbal flea repellent at www.naturvet.com .

      * Ivory Liquid Soap approach: Rather than poisoning fleas, Ivory reportedly suffocates fleas, gnats and other bugs. To spray Ivory in your yard, use a garden sprayer attachment such as the one made by Ortho Sprayer. Fill it with Ivory and set the dilution dial to 2 tablespoons. Saturate the area, then let it dry before allowing your dog or anyone else walk on the treated ground. Using this method, people treat their yards every 4 to 6 weeks.

      * Homemade solution to repel insects from from Hints from Heloise: Make a solution of 1/2-cup of liquid dishwashing soap, 2 tablespoons of ammonia, and 5 to 7 cups of water. Use a bottle spray attachment to apply the solution.

      * Outdoor/indoor bugzapper alternative: Pour some water in a white dinner plate and add a few drops of Lemon Fresh Joy dish detergent. Set the dish on your porch, patio or other area. Mosquitoes reportedly flock to the dish and then die at or within a few feet of the dish, soon after drinking the mixture. Joy was the specified detergent, but other brands can work.

      * A fairly safe way to keep mosquitoes away is to spray your yard once a week with Simple Green, which is available at home and garden stores

      To keep them off your dog:
      Use frontline, advantix or advantage puchased through Petmeds or at your vet. Or try Dietary additions for boosting immunity and repelling bugs:
      ** A half teaspoon of nutritional brewer?s yeast daily can provide the B complex vitamins a dog needs. Dr. Michael Fox has recommended brewer's yeast or nutritional yeast (but not baker's yeast), giving 1 teaspoon per 30 pounds of body weight mixed with the animal's food.

      ** B complex vitamins ? 50 mg once a day for cats and smaller dogs, and twice daily for larger dogs.
      ** Use Omega 3 and 6 fatty acid supplements.
      ** Add a tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar to the dog?s water bowl.
      ** Add .a teaspoon each of safflower oil and powdered kelp or seaweed to the food bowl.
      ** Fresh garlic in small quantities can help repel fleas by making the animal taste unpleasant to fleas. Grate a small amount of fresh, raw garlic into your pet?s food at mealtime, about one-half to 3 chambers of the clove (chamber, not a whole clove) depending on the animal?s size. One vet recommends one crushed clove of garlic (not a whole bulb; a clove is just one chamber) per every 30 pounds. Some holistic health practitioners recommend heating the garlic for easier digestion, and to not to give them garlic every day.

  26. QUESTION:
    How can I safely get rid of fleas in my house?
    Our cat has apparently brought fleas into our home. I am not opposed to using chemicals, etc., to get rid of them, but I have small children and so don't want to use anything that could be harmful to them.

    Any and all suggestions appreciated?

    • ANSWER:
      I've had the best response for treating fleas on both my cats with Target Spray for Fleas. I love that its all-natural! Unlike most flea controlling treatments available it is safe for them to ingest as well when they clean themselves.

      Feline Target Spray is a safe alternative to insecticides, which can cause liver damage. Another benefit is that it also doubles as insect repellent to deter them from returning.

      Ingredients are: Lavender, Rosemary, Sweet Mace, Neem, Pennyroyal, Aloe, Celandine, Milk Thistle, Lemongrass oil, Citronella oil, Tea Tree oil and Benzoin.

      http://www.petwellbeing.com/cat-fleas-p68.cfm

  27. QUESTION:
    What can you do when you have a ridiculous amount of fleas outside and your apartment complex won't spray?
    What can you do when you've asked the apartment complex to spray for fleas and they don't? Other people have complained and they are BAD. The fleas are so bad that when I take my dog outside my door to pee and then we come right back in we both have tons of fleas all over us. A few days ago I had 14 fleas all over my legs and a couple on my shirt. It HURTS when they bite. Isn't this a health hazard? Can you get diseases from flea bites?
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      They can use nematodes to control the flea problem. Here's an excellent article: http://www.alt4animals.com/flea.htm.

      If fleas are such a problem it is a health problem and you can probably complain to the city if the managers of your complex won't listen. There are very effective natural flea control methods, the fleas can be controlled without spraying chemicals.

      I have used a mixture of baking soda, salt, and a little boric acid brushed into my carpets for years and it completely controls our fleas (along with monthly treatments of advantage-- I haven't found anything natural that is as effective on the pets). If I miss a while with the advantage, the cats fleas might multiply, but there are none around the house.

      The article above says that boric acid has a low toxicity and that is partially true. Once it is brushed into carpets it's harmless, but the dust can be harmful to pets and they shouldn't be allowed near any room your treating until the powder has been well brushed into the carpet. It should never be used around food or water.

      I was lulled into thinking boric acid is harmless after using it successfully for a long time. I used it in a room with young kittens without removing them. We lost three before I figured out they were poisoned. Taking the survivors out of the room, they recovered within a day.

  28. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of fleas in my yard?
    I just recently moved into a house and my next door neighbor has dogs in a pen. Every time I walk outside and come back in, I have fleas all over my legs and feet. I don't want them to take over my house and I also have grandchildren that come and love to play outside. I am so afraid they will get on them and bite them. What should I do? Is there anything I can do to get rid of them or do I just have to just deal with them.

    • ANSWER:
      The most effective way is to use a pesticide spray. Triazicide works well with fleas, but can be harmful to your grandchildren. A natural treatment would be using Eucyluptus Oil or Diatamatious earth. You can dillute the oil in a sprayer and treat your yard. The Diatamatious Earth can be sprinkled all over your yard. You can buy this at Home Depot or Lowes, it's called filter powder and is used for pool filters. It is basically crushed shells and they work like tons of little razor blades on the body of fleas and other hard shelld insects like ants. Neither are harmful to people or your plants. To keep more fleas from entering your yard sprinkle a layer along the fence or property line. The oil needs retreatment every couple of weeks.
      You might want to also talk to your neighbor. If you feel uncomfortable doing this then call animal control. Not only is keeping your dogs penned up unhealthy for the dog, but flea infestation is extreamly harmful. Flea treatments are very inexpensive for dogs, about .00 a month for Revolution. This stuff works great too.
      Good luck!

  29. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of fleas from cats, carpet and furniture?
    We have 2 indoor cats so the fleas must be coming in from outside on us or our clothing, there are not a ton of fleas (we can't see them jumping on the cats or furniture) I have tried flea collars, flea baths, bombs, sprays for the house etc... nothing seems to completely get rid of them.

    • ANSWER:
      Step One. Any flea treatment will be less effective if the home is not prepared properly by completing the following steps:
      * Remove all items, such as toys, clothes, and pet food from all floors.
      * Remove all items from under beds and in the bottom of closets.
      * Wash or replace pet bedding.
      * Vacuum all carpets and rugs thoroughly, including beneath beds and upholstered furniture.
      * Clean all wood, tile, and linoleum floors by sweeping and mopping.
      * Clean concrete floors with soap and water in the garage, basement or enclosed patio where pets rest or stay.
      * Remove all pets including birds and reptiles. Cover fish tanks with a damp towel and turn off the air pump.
      * Replace any pet bedding outdoors and make all shaded areas, crawl spaces, etc. available for treatment.
      * Arrange to be out of the home for several hours until the treatment has thoroughly dried.

      Step Two. The homeowner needs to arrange for treating the pet. A number of products are available, and should be used under the direction of a veterinarian.

      Petcor is one of those products on the market and it contains natural pyrethrins to immediately kill adult fleas and ticks, plus Precor� IGR, an insect growth regulator that kills flea eggs for 63 days after application. An effective addition to a flea and tick control Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy. Approved for use on dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. Convenient- Spray as needed.

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the best product to get rid of fleas for a cat?
    My cat has fleas and we have tried a collar ,and the stuff you put on the back of the neck ,spray and a bath nothing has worked and the vet is way to expensive in Bahamas . There is a lot of strays and she's an outdoor cat ,so they can easily come back. Please help if you can!

    • ANSWER:
      if you want to use a flea product for your cat, i would suggest you to use Frontline or Advantage brands, flea shampoos do work but these brands for getting rid of fleas in cats are way more effective .frontline is the choice of veterinarians when it comes to combating both fleas and ticks. frontilne is proven protection. frontline Plus killed 100% of fleas within 12 hours of application.
      it is long lasting and continues to kill fleas and ticks all month long. it is also approved for use on puppies and kittens 8 weeks of age and older and on breeding, pregnant or lactating cats and dogs and is waterproof: effective even after swimming, bathing and grooming.
      also, the Advantage brand for fleas in cats is very effective and safe and kills fleas fast .it has been used by vets and is EPA and FDA Approved
      Advantage cat flea medicine will work on your cat or any pet for up to 30 days. What a lot of people don't know is that you have to make sure your pet has not been wet for the last 24 hours before applying the medicine. You may want to apply another cat flea treatment prior to using Advantage such as a bath with flea shampoo, but just be sure there is a span of 24 hours before applying the Advantage medicine.
      What Advantage does is it kills all the fleas. Within 24 hours it goes into the blood stream of your pet. If a flea was to bite them then it would fall off and die.

      also there is a spray that you can put on the cat it is natural ,its called Natural Chemistry Natural Cat Flea Spray and is safe to be used on cats and kittens of any age and kills fleas on contact.
      you can buy it at Petco or Petsmart

      also, try keeping her away from other strays as much as possible

      hope that helps,

  31. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know the best way to get rid of fleas when you have a 15 week old baby at home?
    I dont have any animals at home but we some how got fleas. I've only seen a couple but i want to get rid of them before they turn my home in to theres. My daughter is only 15weeks old and am a little worried about what to use. So if anyone hasd any idea on what is the best thing to use around babies and young kids i would love to hear it thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      This just happened to us a short while ago when we just fetched our 4 month home after birth.
      We had been frantically using all these 'natural' treatments etc but to no avail and the nasty things were multiplying like nobody's business,..They were everywhere and it became pure torment just to sit on our sopha!.
      I went on the war path the second I spotted one on my newborn and simply ordered 6 of the 'Foggers' off ebay,one for every room in our house,upstairs and downstairs.We then took our children to their nan's house while my hubby set a fogger off in each room.It didn't take long to do,he simply set them off,making sure every upholstered surface in the room was exposed and doors/windows shut and left the room.
      These were left to empty,(you simply click the cannister and they spray out their contents till empty)and the instructions said to leave it for approx 2 hours.We then nipped home and opened all the windows and inner doors and left the house again for another few hours for any fumes to fade,(The details said that this was perfectly safe procedure,was guaranteed to rid the house of all flea's,and would leave no fumes or residue).
      The worst part was just a slight smell when we all came home and I did insist on washing all the bedding etc afterwards but not only did we not see one more flea from then on,it killed any spiders,ants,or any other creepy crawly in the house too!.
      So,through experience,I would most definately recommend the foggers..like we did,one in each room of your home and while it's natural to worry about baby's things...the fleas will go in these too so it's best to leave,for example the cot,pram,moses basket etc to be in the room when treated,then simply wash all the material things afterwards if you are still worried.

      Hope you get things sorted,I know how annoying it really is!,Good Luck! xx

  32. QUESTION:
    Is Revolution and other liquid flea treatments poison?
    I want to flea treat my dog when I get her but I'm nervous about applying chemicals to go into her blood stream on a monthly basis for her entire life.
    Is there any alternative? is it poisonous?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to use some form of flea treatment for your dog for the sake of her health and comfort. I use revolution on my cat ( what the vet recommended) and it works great. I have never had any issues with it, and as long as you get the correct dosage for the weight of your dog, you shouldn't either. Some people swear by "natural" flea controls, but I know people who have tried them with no luck. Poisoning comes in when you dose too frequently or give too much medicine for the weight of the animal. Best of luck.

  33. QUESTION:
    How long does it usually take a cat to show signs of reaction after using a one spot treatment on them?
    I bought a Zodiac flea control one spot treatment and now I have found out it can cause reactions and even death in some cats, now the cats i plan to put it on have been given baths in ZEMA flea shampoo and had no reaction, so is it safe to use the one spot?
    my cats are ages
    3 yrs- 10 lbs
    6 months- 5 lbs
    3 months- 2 lbs
    the medicine says cats 5-10lbs so i wont put it on the 3 month old or is it safe

    • ANSWER:
      None of it is safe for any animal.
      You can use alternatives to chemicals, one is the use of crushed garlic in the food source.
      However I do know that some times this is simply not enough.
      You cat can show signs immediately it is applied, and it is the high concentrate of chemicals they are against. Anything that is not natural the body will want to get rid of it, this may be in the form of frothing at the mouth, actual dry retching etc. Can you not try a more gentler (if there is one) flea treatment out there for you to try (I have had to resort to using Advantage for cats on my dogs, yes I know but the dogs prefer this over all the others (less chemical smells). I use advantage for cats as it is cheaper and I do believe I have the fleas confused, how do they know if you are using flea treatment for cats or dogs? Good luck hope you find some relief. I do add garlic to the food source but sometimes you need a little more especially when you live in a warmer climate.

  34. QUESTION:
    Are the cheap spot-on flea remedies just as good as the expensive ones?
    Has anyone used the cheaper spot-on once-a-month flea remedies (dogs and/or cats) and had them actually keep the fleas away? I am about to buy a bunch of this stuff again for the warmer months and it is tempting to buy the cheaper stuff.

    • ANSWER:
      DO NOT USE FRONTLINE OR ADVANTIX!!!

      Please visit http://search.onlynaturalpet.com/search.aspx?searchterms=flea-tick-control for natural SAFE and effective products & http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/KnowledgeBase/knowledgebasedetail.aspx?articleid=53&Keywords= for more information.

      Please, be very weary of vets & commercial products!

      And remember: the best parasitic repellent is a HEALTHY animal, something yours will most certainly not be should you opt for the chemically laden & immune surpressing spot-on treatments, collars etc. !!!

      Good Luck :)

  35. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for getting rid of fleas and ticks?
    We just got a 10 week old German Shepard puppy. We got him from a lady who lived in the boonies. She told us when we got him that he needed a bath because he was playing in the mud earlier. In the back of mind that meant that this puppy is going to be riddled with ticks and fleas. What are some natural ways to get rid them? We gave him a bath and he was super dirty, got most of the fleas and some of the ticks. Just want to know what to do so we can keep them off.

    • ANSWER:
      A few drops of Tea Tree Oil or Eucalyptus Oil in the shampoo works wonders. I have a dog that is horribly allergic to the topical flea and tick treatments (Almost killed him!) and I've been using it for a few years now...

      Here's a link with soem more information about homeopathic pet remedies: http://www.preciouspets.org/petherbs.htm

  36. QUESTION:
    What flea treatment shall I give to my 8 week old Maltese puppy?
    I have heard frontlined plus is really effective but I can't fined the treatment for tiny tiny dogs.My puppy has Beemer wormed, de flead and vet cheked when I go it from a breeder. when shall I give it in the future
    what other brand do u recommend?

    thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      Frontline plus is an effective product for fleas and ticks. It can be used on puppies as young as eight weeks old. You should be able to put the smallest size application on your puppy. Keep in mind: you may have an infestation in your house or yard which you should treat as well. Even if you put frontline on him he may still be itchy, and have fleas on him because it takes a flea 12 hours to die once it has jumped on a frontline treated pet. This is why it is important to treat the environment if you want your puppy to have quick relief. Also you must treat ALL your pets and your house with effective and safe products or you will continue to have a problem. Do not bathe your puppy for 24 hours before or after the frontline application. Also do not purchase cheap knockoff products from grocery stores. these products may not work and can often be hazardous to you or your pet's health. spend the extra money on a safe effective product! I would not recomend bathing your puppy with human shampoo, veterinarians do not recommend this because it can remove natural oils and cause irritation.

  37. QUESTION:
    How long does it take flea collars and onspot drops to work?
    I have a cat that has been infested with fleas, since then i've given her a bath with flea shampoo on sunday, applied the onspot, and have put a flea collar on her. After the bath, I noticed some fleas still alive. So I put the onspot and flea collar on her. Last night (monday) I was combing her, and noticed one live flea. I'm not sure if there were more. So I was wondering what do I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, you should really get flea treatments only from your vet. Anything you can buy OTC is either harmful or ineffective.

      I recommend taking her to the vet and letting them know what you've done so far. They may want you to wait before giving her another dose of anything.

      In the meantime, remove the flea collar. Cut it up and put it in your vacuum cleaner bag.

      Even if you had gotten a treatment from the vet, it can take a while. I treated Poppy with Advantage about 3 weeks ago and I'm still finding fleas on her. However, she's no longer miserable because they've mostly stopped biting. She had been tearing at herself and there were clumps of hair everywhere. And most of the flea poop is gone.

      She's almost due for her next treatment and I think that by a week or so after that, I won't be seeing any more live ones.

      Here is my standard advice on fleas:
      1. Treat the cat. Go to your vet and get either Advantage or Frontline Plus (I went with Advantage).

      2. Get yourself a "flea comb" and comb your cat at least once per day. Have a bucket with dish soap in it handy to dunk the comb in and to collect the hair. Fleas can't jump out of the slippery soap. No point in combing them out only to have them jump back on your cat. Flush this down the toilet, pour it down the sink, or dispose of it away from your house.

      3. Treat your house. Options are a borate powder product or something that uses diatomaceous earth. Fleabusters (BP), Fleago Natural Flea Control (BP) or Flea Away Natural Flea Powder (DE). Put about a tablespoon of this in your vacuum cleaner bag (or you can cut up a flea collar to put in there. Just follow the directions which will vary by product, but in general you'll sprinkle on the carpet and vacuum up and also sprinkle into cracks and crevices. (I chose Fleago because it's less expensive than Fleabusters. I may also try Flea Away in time).

      4. Vacuum as often as possible. Before vacuuming, stomp around the house. This will bring the fleas to life because they'll think there's a tasty morsel out there. Then vacuum those little bastards up. Be sure to use your attachments to vacuum as many cracks and crevices as you can - they love to hide out there.

      5. Wash any pet bedding in hot water, and you'll want to be particularly diligent about vacuuming/treating areas where your cat hangs out.

      6. Treat your yard. Even if your cat doesn't go outside, fleas may enter your home if they exist in your yard. There's a small chance that you or others may bring fleas in the house with you (although this is unlikely). Get hold of some nematodes to spray in your yard. I believe you only have to do this once per year. These little creatures will eat the flea larva. As one website put it, these critters are too small to hug, but they deserve it! (I had to order this online; I wasn't able to find a place that sells them in my area and didn't feel like calling every place in the phonebook).

      Things not to do: Don't use any essential oils on your cat, particularly anything with pennyroyal or eucalyptus. They're toxic to cats. Don't use flea collars. Don't give your cat any garlic/yeast formulations. Don't give your cat lemon baths.

      You're going to want to continue treating your home as directed, whether that be sprinkling once per week or once a month. Continue treating throughout flea season (when it's warm). You can stop during the winter months, but start up again in the spring. You'll nip them in the bud!

      The key is to treat the environment, not the cat. If you do that, you may never have to apply another flea product directly on them again.

  38. QUESTION:
    What is a natural way to eliminate fleas?
    My family just adopted a stray cat, however, he seems to have brought fleas along with him. I am looking for a non-chemical way to get rid of any fleas he may be bringing inside with him, as well as getting rid of them on the cat himself.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Good luck with that. There are several natural applications, however they are not very effective, in your home or on your cat. You can bathe your cat with a regular pet shampoo, but that will only get rid of any adults, not the eggs. Then those eggs will hatch, they'll pretty much immediately lay more eggs, and then you'll have fleas again.

      I recommend Frontline for the topical treatment on your cat. I use it on mine. The benefit with Frontline is that is also helps kill fleas in the house. This may sound gross, but as your cats dead skin cells leave his body and drop onto your floor or his bedding, any fleas that are living in the house will have a wonderful feast, but they are unaware that the drug (fipronil is the main ingredient in Frontline) will kill the fleas.

      For the house, you could probably just use a regular shampooing of your carpet, but vacuuming is also a huge key when getting rid of fleas. Vacuum daily!!!!

      If you choose to go with Frontline, you will only be able to get it at a vet, some of them may recommend that they see your cat before you can get it. I recommend using the Frontline for at least 6 full months - it's a once a month topical application on your cat. Spread the hair so you can at least see a little bit of your cats skin, then place the entire contents of one vial high up on the back of the neck (so the cat can't lick at it). Yes, it is technically a pesticide, and your kitty can have a reaction to it, but those affects are not often seen. I've actually in my 7 years of experience never seen a cat come in with a reaction with Frontline.

      What ever you do though, DO NOT USE HARTZ PRODUCTS!!!! Those are grocery store bought and a few years ago have killed dogs and cats. That stuff is bad!

  39. QUESTION:
    Can a cat be allergic to flea treatments?
    I treat my cat monthly for fleas as a preventative measure. I have used the same, 30-day flea treatment on her for over a year now. However, I've noticed these past two months that she begins scratching the scruff of her neck after application although she was apparently pest-free when I applied the small tube of medication to her skin. The first month, I noticed that she had a small scab on the back of her neck around where she was scratching. I wrote the irritation off as nothing more than discomfort from having the medicine sitting on her neck and itching her. However, this month she seemed much more bothered after the application and has a number of scabs on the back of her neck.

    It seems to me that she has an allergy to the medication itself, especially since the condition has escalated with exposure over time. Has anybody experienced this? If so, are there any flea treatments out there that are either natural or less harsh on a cats skin? Will I need a special prescription from the vet for the future? I don't want to discontinue flea treatment, as she has had worms in the and I would like to keep her from getting infected again.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I recently found a bald spot on my cat's neck (no scabs, though... and he wasn't constantly itching it, either), and I took him to the vet, who found nothing wrong with him; but she agreed with my opinion that it was likely either caused by his breakaway collar or the flea treatment I was giving him (Advantage). She gave me flea treatment in the pill form (Capstar, I believe it's called), and I gave that to him. The hair has since grown back, but I haven't given him flea treatment since then, nor have I put his collar back on him (he's solely an indoor kitty, so after this scare, the collar's permanently gone, and the flea treatments will be administered less).

      So anyway, I personally would take your cat to the vet to verify that your kitty is allergic to the flea treatment and to make sure she doesn't have an allergy of some sort to something else, and to ask your vet to prescribe Capstar. If your kitty is indeed allergic to the flea treatment, Capstar is a way for your cat to still get treated, without causing all of the irritation to the skin.

  40. QUESTION:
    What are the dangers of Advantage flea treatment?
    I'm worried about my 7 week old puppy getting fleas when I take her outside to play, etc. on the grass. I understand it's fine to use Advantage at 8 weeks, but I'm wondering how safe it really is for her. What are the dangers of using this treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      I dont like any of the commercial flea killers...they all use harmful neurotoxins, which can be fatal to dogs.....not all dogs, obviously...but all of them WILL be adversely affected to some degree. You can not continually put poison on your pet, have it absorbed into the skin and not expect to see some adveres reactions. I have heard of everything from topical skin irritations, full blown blistering hives to breathing difficulties (like asthsma) to seizures and death from using commercial flea control products.
      I use DE
      http://www.dirtworks.net/Diatomaceous-Earth.html
      It is simply fossilized algea which naturally works to kill fleas, on the dog, in the environment and you can even feed it to the dog for 30 days in a row as an all natural dewormer.
      Hope this helps,

  41. QUESTION:
    I have a 7 week old Chihuahua Puppy and it is covered in fleas. What can I do to get rid of the fleas on her??
    We have a 7 week old puppy and she has terrible fleas. We also have another chihuahua that is pregnant so we can't treat her either. Does any one have any suggestions of what we can do with the two dogs that can't be treated with chemicals???

    • ANSWER:
      wash your dog...this will kill all the fleas...and you can do this with both dogs. You will also need to worm the animals at some point. if they are infested with fleas...then they are infested with tape worms as well.

      remove them from the house.

      Flea Bomb the house, and then treat your yard with pesticides.

      When possible get your animals on frontline and capstar. This combo therapy will stop the flea cycle. There are also organic oil treatments that you can use for carpets, bedding, and such...these can be aquired at most local pet retailers.

      *be careful... just because it is natural and organic doesnt mean it is safe!! oils commonly used to treat fleas like tea tree, lemon, orange, eucalyptus, and menthol, can be toxic and caustic to integumentary and respiratory systems of humans and animals!

  42. QUESTION:
    What is the best flea prevention for dogs and cats?
    My cat has never had fleas(at least that i have seen) and I have always used frontline on my dog... should i start putting flea prevention stuff on my cat? and what works the best for the money?

    • ANSWER:
      If your kitty goes outside, it is a good idea to use flea prevention methods, though i don't necessarily recommend frontline or advantage, as they are strong insecticides and pretty toxic...Ectopamine is a great choice for cats, and comfortis is a great option for dogs. both are month long treatments just like frontline, but are more natural and gentle on you and your pets. i have had great success with both. Program is another great option for dogs or cats. God luck!

  43. QUESTION:
    How do you go about flea dipping a cat?
    I live in the deep south where fleas are rally bad. I use Frontline on my cat who lives indoors but she still has fleas. How do I go about giving her a flea dip? Experts only!

    • ANSWER:
      Be very careful - do not use any flea products, dips, or shampoos. Those that are intended for dogs may KILL your cat, so read labels very carefully. Personally, I have had better success with Advantage than with Frontline. (Others may think differently.) Also, you may need to treat your home & yard to get rid of the fleas. Be sure the products can be safely used if you have a cat. If you use an indoor fogger be sure to remove your cat from the house while you treat it, then air the house well as instructed before bringing the cat back in. I've gotten VetKem foggers from my vet - they cost more, but work better- grocery store foggers didn't help. A lot of yard treatment products are not safe for cats, so be very careful of those & follow the directions - some must be wet, then allowed to dry thoroughly before pets can be allowed onto the yard. I say this because even if your cat is 100% indoors, you may get other pets that travel through your yard. You can also try some natural methods - you can hook up a sprayer onto a water hose, like the type sprayer you put out fertilzer with, & instead use Ivory dish detergent in it & spray your yard - soap is supposed to work well to kill fleas & insects. Also, I've read that if you wash your pet to add a little lemon juice to the rinse water to deter fleas. Or plant some rosemary around your house. Also, just a tip - if your cat has gotten fleas, be on the lookout for tapeworms, because if they eat a flea while grooming themselves, it will give them tapeworms - sometimes you don't see them, they just will start to wet or poop outside the box. Tapeworms can sometimes be seen in the poop or around the cats tail - they look almost like small grains of rice.

  44. QUESTION:
    How often do I feed a kitten, and how do I get rid of and prevent fleas?
    Today some kids came by the house asking if we wanted a kitten. I am a sucker for small animals, and have always wanted a cat, but haven't tried to get one b/c Lizzy (my little girl) once got all sneezy when we were in a house that had cats, so I assumed she was probably allergic. However, to test it, before I accepted the cat I had her smell the cat and (yay!) no sneezing. So now we have a pet kitten (about 9 weeks old or so). I fed her half a can of tuna, some water, and a little milk earlier, because we didn't have cat food yet. I figured that was all she would need, but now she is jumping on the table trying to eat our soup. How often DO kittens need to be fed? Also, she was scratching herself, so my husband says she may have fleas. We of course went to the pet store to get supplies for her today and all flea removing/ preventing stuff said 12 weeks or older only.

    • ANSWER:
      See the Little Big Cat free article library (linked below) for general advice on kittens. I believe there are two links for kittens which include a list of items you'll need, kitten-proofing your house and general care for the kitty.

      My personal advice is to get them used to having their teeth brushed. If you can manage this, you may never have to worry about tartar.

      Food: You don't need to buy kitten food - it's little more than clever marketing. Just buy a good canned food (see the What to feed link) and follow the instructions. Growing kittens need something like twice as many calories as adults. If you get one of these good foods, your kitten will get all the nutrients and vitamins it needs. See my blog for more info on this.

      Feed your kitten as often as you can manage. 2 times per day would probably be fine, but 3 would be better. You would set the amount for him to eat then split that into 2-3 equal meals.

      You can feed some dry food but I wouldn't have it comprise more than 35% of the kitten's daily intake. It doesn't clean their teeth and could possibly lead to urinary issues, diabetes or obesity.

      I've done a lot of research on fleas lately! I would first recommend taking it to the vet to see what they recommend. The vet will have the best flea treatments. If they say your kitten is too young for pesticides, you may try giving him a bath in dish soap. It doesn't matter what kind although Dawn seems to the favorite - the bath simply drowns the fleas. After the bath, give the kitten a good combing - you'll want to get yourself a flea comb. You can find them at any pet store and they're quite inexpensive.

      It's going to take a while for the fleas to disappear. I wouldn't bathe the kitten more than once per week and maybe not even that often....in between times, keep combing them out. Keep a buck with dish soap handy to dunk the comb in. Here again it'll drown the fleas and the slippery soap helps to keep them in the water.

      Below is my standard advice on fleas. You'll need to pick and choose what works for you. But you have to face the fact that this may be a lifelong plan! They will come back. But if you treat the environment you may never again have to treat the cat.

      1. Treat the cat. Go to your vet and get either Advantage or Frontline Plus (I went with Advantage).

      2. Get yourself a "flea comb" and comb your cat at least once per day. Have a bucket with dish soap in it handy to dunk the comb in and to collect the hair. Fleas can't jump out of the slippery soap. No point in combing them out only to have them jump back on your cat. Flush this down the toilet, pour it down the sink, or dispose of it away from your house.

      3. Treat your house. Options are a borate powder product or something that uses diatomaceous earth. Fleabusters (BP), Fleago Natural Flea Control (BP) or Flea Away Natural Flea Powder (DE). Put about a tablespoon of this in your vacuum cleaner bag (or you can cut up a flea collar to put in there. Just follow the directions which will vary by product, but in general you'll sprinkle on the carpet and vacuum up and also sprinkle into cracks and crevices. (I chose Fleago because it's less expensive than Fleabusters. I may also try Flea Away in time).

      4. Vacuum as often as possible. Before vacuuming, stomp around the house. This will bring the fleas to life because they'll think there's a tasty morsel out there. Then vacuum those little bastards up. Be sure to use your attachments to vacuum as many cracks and crevices as you can - they love to hide out there.

      5. Wash any pet bedding in hot water, and you'll want to be particularly diligent about vacuuming/treating areas where your cat hangs out.

      6. Treat your yard. Even if your cat doesn't go outside, fleas may enter your home if they exist in your yard. There's a small chance that you or others may bring fleas in the house with you (although this is unlikely). Get hold of some nematodes to spray in your yard. I believe you only have to do this once per year. These little creatures will eat the flea larva. As one website put it, these critters are too small to hug, but they deserve it! (I had to order this online; I wasn't able to find a place that sells them in my area and didn't feel like calling every place in the phonebook).

      Things not to do: Don't use any essential oils on your cat, particularly anything with pennyroyal or eucalyptus. They're toxic to cats. Don't use flea collars. Don't give your cat any garlic/yeast formulations. Don't give your cat lemon baths.

      You're going to want to continue treating your home as directed, whether that be sprinkling once per week or once a month. Continue treating throughout flea season (when it's warm). You can stop during the winter months, but start up again in the spring. You'll nip them in the bud!

      The key is to treat the environment, not the cat. If you do that, you may never have to apply another flea product directly on them again.

  45. QUESTION:
    How to prevent ticks and fleas from getting on my dogs?
    I live way out in the country and dogs out here are very pron to ticks and fleas whats the best way to prevent these? Ive heard eating garlic can help prevent fleas is it true? Also what are some good tick and flea shampoos? what about flea collars do they work well?

    • ANSWER:
      If your dog is in the woods, and you want to avoid ticks especially, you are playing russian roulette.
      All the dog has to do is be in the woods. Ticks can drop from trees or be picked up when the dog walks by.
      I do not use any spot on (chemical) flea treatment for my dog.
      I used to use advantage. Like Frontline, how they work is that the flea (or tick) has to bite first before the treatment is effective.
      What you want is a repellent.
      This is what I use. It is a natural flea spray that I apply to my dog and she walks in wooded areas. So far - no ticks. The ingredient that helps repel is citronella.
      If you can find a natural flea repellent with Citronella, I would try that but I would not apply if you are already using something like Frontline, Advantage or any other spot on flea treatment, including collars etc.
      I do not think that flea collars would be at all effective against ticks.
      I think the flea and tick shampoo would be effective only if the dog already had fleas or a tick, which you would want to have a tick puller handy to get it out of the dog immediately. Flea shampoo is designed to simply kill eggs from what I understand.
      You want a repellent. Go natural. Not Chemical. If you must walk in a wooded area, try to have the dog avoid area where there is a lot of Salas.
      Using garlic by way of having the dog ingest it is tricky as it would take a long time to feed the dog enough garlic to be effective. Meanwhile you can only feed the dog very tiny portions of garlic per dose. Otherwise too much can mess with their red blood cells that can cause serious medical condition(s) so beware!

      Here is additional reading for Natural Flea and Tick Control
      Must Read:
      http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/natural-flea-and-tick-control.aspx

      http://search.onlynaturalpet.com/search.aspx?avs|Department=Flea+%2f+Tick+Control&avs|Flea+&+Tick+Remedy=Flea+Powder

  46. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of fleas?
    We have 2 mama cats that both had kittens inside. One litter has 5 kittens, the other has 4. They are flea infested.... I dont know what to do.... One litter has their eyes open already but the cant walk straight yet. Fleas seem to be everywhere now. How can i get rid of them? I know bathing the kittens would help but are they old enough for a bath?

    • ANSWER:
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      or....slice up a lemon score the skin to release more oil, then pour 1 cup of boiling water over the lemon , and allow the lemon to sit over night. use a clean sponge and sponge the lemonwater on your pet......to INSTANTLY kill the fleas. if you buy a citris product be sure it has..D-limonene in it....since this will also kill ticks.
      after the sponge treatment...wash the animals well or they will smell like lemonaid all day. and MAY itch.

      make sure nipples are rinsed well.....for nursing

      I would bathe the kittens with nice warm water, and wipe them with a nice warm towel from the dryer...
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      another remedie...ask your vet or get a liq..... of vitamin B suppliment
      ..they sell a liq at walmart for 4$....any animal that is being treated with vitamin B suppliment, fleas will not remain. I would place a couple drops in her food
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      or........add a small amount...pinch... of brewers yeast, couple drops of apple cider vinigar..to your cats food.......it will keep fleas away.
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      you can also dust your cat with brewers yeast..wait 10 minutes and vacuum your cat off.....
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      or.......sprinkle your pets bedding with a few drops...... of lavender oil, they sell it at most herb shops or natural food shops.
      or.................................................................................................................................
      1/2 cup of pennyroyal herb
      2 tlb spoons of dried thyme
      2 tlb spoons of dried wormweed
      2 tlb spoons of dried rosemary

      mix together and dust in animal bed
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      to make home made flea collar.................. soak a store bough animal leather collar in lemon juice
      ( citris oil ) you can also use a piece of cloth with velcro fastener and soak it in lemon juice.
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      this should do it!

      jean

  47. QUESTION:
    Do i have to shave my maine coon cat in order to get rid of her fleas?
    Someone told me that in order for me to get rid of my Maine Coon's flea problem that I'll need to shave her and then squeeze them all. On top of that I'll need to use Frontline. Is it really necessary to shave her?

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely not. No cat needs to be shaved of it's fur unless it has a serious skin condition like mange that needs to be treated from the skin out! Frontline will work, or Advantage. One product that I prefer is Revolution as it takes care of the heartworms, fleas, earmites and roundworms and is safe enough to give to a pregnant or nursing mother cat! I've had no problem with it at all where I have had some issues with the others. The one thing that needs to be done is to keep up with the treatments. One treatment is not sufficient and your entire household (carpets, his bedding, etc) will need to be be treated if the infestation is really bad.

      You can usually buy a product called Diatomaceous Earth at lawn stores or pool supply stores to sprinkle around the house in the yard - you can even sprinkle it in your carpet and it will kill those nasty fleas! There are some awesome natural ideas here (including some with the DE - http://www.stretcher.com/stories/01/010305a.cfm -- and many other natural flea 'killer' approaches that can be used on the web. But for heavy infestations, I would recommend starting with the chemical products until your cat is finally free of fleas, then maintain with more natural approaches if possible.

      Sometimes we live in areas where our neighbors are not as conscientious about their pets as we are and their pets will continue to infect ours so by keeping your yard protected and your cat (or dog) protected and indoors if necessary you can minimize the problem.

  48. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies can be used as effective prevention against fleas in cats?
    Im not really into using chemicals on my cat so I was wondering if there are any natural remedies that actually work? I've heard that garlic tablets work, is this the case and has anyone else had experience with them?
    How effective are flea collars?

    • ANSWER:
      Fleas are holometabolous insects, going through the four life cycle stages of egg, larva, pupa, and imago (the adults) A typical flea population consists of 50% eggs, 35% larvae, 10% pupae and 5% adults. Completion of the life cycle from egg to adult varies from two weeks to eight months depending on the temperature, humidity, food, and species. Normally after a blood meal, the female flea lays about 45 to 50 eggs per day up to 600 in a lifetime usually on the host; Adult fleas cannot lay eggs without a blood meal, but may live for one year without feeding. In just 30 days, 10 female fleas under ideal conditions can multiply to over a quarter million fleas of different life stages.

      there are no home remedies that work that wont kill your cat! fact! (i give it 5 answers before someone suggest tree tea- highly toxic btw) don't listen to home remedies; they don't work and cost you more in the long run- as do over the counter walmart style ect. the only viable cost effective treatment are advantage or frontline spot on, the treatment last around 30 days killing any flea which tryes to make a home, also only cost around £4 per treatment if bought from a vet (aposed to £30 per 6 pack box) if you get an infestation fromusing cheap meds or not preventing in general use RAID flea bomb (you will need more thant one) every month or so over the next 8 months to assure the problem is solved.

      EDIT: flea collars are dangerous and generally dont work

  49. QUESTION:
    What is a good flea preventive for a cat?
    I have a 7 month old kitty and was wondering if there was a better flea preventive than the topical kind; kind of like the comfortis for dogs? I seem to have the hardest time getting the topical in the right spot. She sits still long enough for me to find her shoulder blades and part her fur, but she moves as soon as i go to squeeze the tube and it ends up somewhere else. Is there anything else out there?

    • ANSWER:
      I use a natural product called PetGuard yeast and garlic. It comes in two forms: chewable tablets, or powder to mix in your cat's food. It is made from brewer's yeast and garlic. For some reason those ingredients naturally repel fleas. When your cat consumes brewers yeast and garlic on a regular basis, the fleas don't like them as much, if at all. Some cats gobble up the tablets like treats. Others are more fussy and have to get the powder mixed into some canned food. I have been using this product for years, and I dont use any other products such as Advantage, Revolution, flea collars, etc. and my cats never have fleas. This stuff really works great and can be found at pet stores and natural health food stores.

      Topical treatments such as Advantage contain toxic pesticides that can make your kitty very sick if they lick it off their fur. I once had this happen to a cat and he was very sick for 3 days and almost died! After this, I never use chemicals on my cats anymore. I stick to natural products like the PetGuard, and have no need for traditional repellents anymore.

      Good luck, I hope this helps =^.^=


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