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I don't have a full-blown yeast infection, but I can tell I'm a bit yeasty down there and I'd like to nip it in the bud. I was plagued with recurrent yeast infections a couple of years ago, and what finally rid me of them was Gy-Na-Tren, one component of which is a vaginal capsule with boric acid & lactobacillus. I don't have any of that on hand, nor do I think I need such an agressive treatment right now, but I do have an oral probiotic (this one) that I'm considering using vaginally. Does anyone know if that's a bad idea? I've tried googling, but haven't come up with anything close to an answer. Thanks for any help you can offer!

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reeast
Jan. 17th, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
it works for me :) wear a pantyliner (or a cloth one) though.
arinwolfe
Jan. 17th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
ditto this. Also be careful because it does dry you out a bit.
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Jan. 17th, 2009 05:56 pm (UTC)
I think I just barfed a little
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itealaich
Jan. 17th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
It's a good idea, but it didn't work for me...apparently I didn't have enough fluids going on in mah bits to dissolve the pill entirely. Do wear a pantyliner because it's going to make a mess.
cailin_t
Jan. 17th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
yeah, a pill won't dissolve (like a solid tablet) but a gelcap with powder inside will. :)
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cailin_t
Jan. 17th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
look in the memories/tags of vaginapagina for TONS of information on this topic, but yes, you're fine to do what you're planning to. :)
erinkathleen
Jan. 17th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
Perfect, thanks!
ancientsong
Jan. 17th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
You didn't ask this specifically but here goes. If you happen to have any non-flavored (plain) yogurt and a plastic syringe, just mix the yogurt with water in a one to one ratio and insert using the plastic syringe.

I don't have yeast infections often but the second one starts developing, I just do this little cleaning and I'm fine almost instantaneously.
erinkathleen
Jan. 17th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
I've heard that works, too, but I have neither yogurt nor a syringe - and too much to do today to deal with the mess I imagine! I'll keep it in mind, though, thanks!
manycolored
Jan. 17th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
Works like a charm. I haven't had a yeastie since I started doing this every month after my period is over. I used to get them almost every month!
erinkathleen
Jan. 17th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
Great, thanks!
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lilmoe
Jan. 17th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
I've done it and it worked. My suggestion is to do it before bed to ensure it stays up there and you get a dose.
erinkathleen
Jan. 17th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
Good advice, thanks!
the_questess
Jan. 18th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
That's what I always do, and it works great! :-D
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