Yeast infections suuuuuck, but so does all the misinformation about them. From believing your itchy problem can be cured with buttermilk or that yeast infections play a part in predicting the future, there are a whole lot of myths out there begging to be busted.
1. Yogurt Is The Ultimate Cure
There are a lot of benefits to eating yogurt: it’s delicious, a good source of protein and calcium, and it’s filled with the “good bacteria” that aids in digestion.
Quick note: this is NOT the same “good bacteria” that lives in your vagina. It’s similar–a cousin if you will, but not the same.
And since yogurt does not kill yeast, smearing it all up in your hoo-ha, or trying to eat your weight in it won’t cure your infection.
2. Garlic Will Save You
Yeast infections are like vampires…
Wait—NO THEY ARE NOT.
As such, shoving a garlic clove up your ‘gine won’t cure your infection.. And Edward Cullen will never call you back.
B O N U S: Here are some great ways to use all that garlic you now have laying around.
3. Having Yeast Infections While Pregnant Means You’ll Have A Boy
Now, we know this isn’t true, BUT — turns out that genetics gets pretty complicated, so we’re going to let the World Health Organization take the lead on this one.
Ladies, say it with me:
“DO NOT DOUCHE!”
Literally never douche. Douching can kill off all those friendly bacterias we were talking about earlier and CAUSE a yeast infection. And that’s just ONE problematic side effect.
Just don’t do it, OK? Promise? Because it won’t cure your infection.
5. Two Words: Buttermilk Bag
It’s a casual Tuesday night and you’ve got a yeast infection. You’re itching. It’s uncomfortable. You do the obvious thing:
Fill a paper bag with buttermilk and sit on it.
S P O I L E R A L E R T: It won’t cure your infection.
Someone did that. We’re here to tell you not to. *See yogurt myth.
6. Epsom Salt Will Make It All Better
OK, we’re willing to give this myth a little cred, but with some major callouts (e.g. it won’t cure your infection).
While it shouldn’t be inserted vaginally or even applied directly to the vulva, a short soak in an Epsom salt bath might temporarily relieve some symptoms associated with yeast infections.
However, there are varying reports about the efficacy and even some warnings about overusing Epsom salt baths for relief. When in doubt, consult your physician.
Our stance? Don’t just treat the symptom; cure the infection!
7. Bathe In Apple Cider Vinegar
8. Bread Is The Ultimate Enemy
Everything in moderation. That said, eating an entire baguette during a Netflix binge probably won’t trigger a yeast infection.
Here are some real ways to help prevent yeast infections:
- Practice good hygiene
- Wear the right size clothing
- Avoid scented sprays and bath products
- Don’t douche
- Avoid antibiotics (when possible)
- Maintain proper diet, sleep, and exercise
- Keep your vagina clean and dry
If you’re suffering from frequent yeast infections, consult your physician. Chances are, it’s not your love of breadsticks that’s causing the candida overgrowth in your nether regions.
9. A Yeast Infection Is A STI
False! And let’s take a minute to address the stigma attached to “Shy-Buys”.
75% of women will get a yeast infection at some point in their lives regardless of their sexual activity.
That’s 2.8 billion women.
So the next time you see an uncomfortable looking stranger stealing glances at yeast infection treatments:
look her in the eyes,
hand her 2 boxes of FemiClear and remind her that
50% of women who get a yeast infection will get another one!
10. Yeast Infections Only Affect Women
While rare, about 15% of men get an itchy rash on their penis after sex with a partner who has a yeast infection.
Men experiencing this should not expect relief from sitting on a bag filled with buttermilk.
11. All OTC Yeast Infection Treatments Contain Chemicals
FemiClear is the shortest effective yeast infection remedy (only 2 days!) and it has only three simple ingredients:
- Oxygenated Olive Oil for its antimicrobial and healing properties
- Calendula to reduce inflammation
- Melaleuca to kill that yeast!
To sum up, yeast infections suck.
Raiding your pantry won’t help.
For a fast, effective treatment, use FemiClear 2 Day!