redsredux (redsredux) wrote in vaginapagina,

apple cider vinegar and YIs


I'm 99% sure I've got my first yeast infection.

Since I'm also 99% sure this is because I use a menstrual cup -- and because I'm new at it, stupid, and didn't do a good job of washing my hands before insertion -- I started looking for remedies first over at menstrual_cups , because I also needed a way to get the yeast off my cup before using it again.

Anyway, I'm pretty familiar with the common home remedies from reading VP for ages (and reading every single archive, ha) so I know I can use yogurt and garlic, or even that violet stuff, but I don't have any of that lying around and today I didn't have my car.

What I did have is apple cider vinegar, and leftover tampons. Since the gals at the cup comm recommend soaking your cup in ACV to kill yeast, and since its listed as one of the possible douches, I figured why the hell not, and soaked a tampon in ACV, shoved it up there and let it be for a couple hours.

I don't have a clue how long this will take to fully kill the yeast, but I can already say that it's killed the itch. With the exception of some initial tingles and a slight burning for the first couple minutes after insertion, it doesn't appear to be bothering my vag at all. I plan on repeating the process tomorrow unless it stops working or starts hurting.

Anyway, I thought I'd post here as another alternative treatment option. Again, this is my first YI and I don't know how long they last, but I'll probably go 3 or 4 days and update here with the results. For the meantime however...has anyone else used this method?
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