Dr Oz: Fastest Way To Get Rid of Your Yeast Infection
Dr Oz used a smell test to choose his Assistant of the Day, Tracy, and have her help to teach us all about yeast. Try Kefir Milk, Crushed Garlic, and a Yogurt Tampon remedy for your next yeast infection.
Women are often prone to Yeast Infections, and Tracy said that hers can sometimes be tied to her lack of rest or increased stress. Yeast Infections are “smelly," “creamy," and can really put a damper on intimacy, according to Tracy. She has tried over the counter products, drinking more water, or getting rest, but nothing has kept them away.
Dr Oz: What Causes a Yeast Infection?
However, Dr Oz said there are plenty of natural cures that could work faster than products found in pharmacies. The first tip can have to do with the foods we eat, including sugar (including in sodas) and refined carbohydrates from breads and cereal. Antibiotics and birth control pills can also be part of the problem.
Dr Oz compared the body to a garden, with flowers as the good bacteria. When weeds are under control, they are OK. But a yeast infection is like an overgrown weed, and sugar or carbs can help to fertilize the weeds (or yeast infection), causing flare-ups.
Dr Oz: Kefir Milk Yeast Infection Remedy
Dr Oz showed off his all-natural “weapons of yeast destruction." First on his list was Kefir Milk, which is fermented with live cultures. Drink a shot of Kefir Milk and you could get relief from a yeast infection within six hours, thanks to its antifungal probiotic properties.
Dr Oz: Crushed Garlic Yeast Infection Remedy
What should you do with Crushed Garlic? This potent antimicrobial can be crushed up and eaten. Consume these and you could reduce the fungus, giving you relief from symptoms in just one hour!
Dr Oz: Yogurt Tampon Yeast Infection Remedy
The last item on Dr Oz’s list could be a game changer for many women. You may never have expected the answer to be a Yogurt Tampon. Spread one to two ounces of organic yogurt on a tampon and insert it in the affected area for relief in as little as 20 minutes.
“I know it sounds crazy," Dr Oz admitted, but he compared them to Neti Pots as something people initially rejected but have since embraced. Don’t leave it in for longer than about 30 minutes.
HOWEVER, you should definitely check with your own gynecologist first before trying this yourself. Make sure this will not interfere with your personal health routine. Dr Oz said that doctors are split about the efficacy, but it’s something you can ask your own OB/GYN about trying.