So I think I *might* have an external yeast infection (lots of itching, irritation, and redness around my introitus/urethral area inside my inner labia). There is no discharge, though I know it isn't always present, and there is no actual vaginal irritation, it is just external. I had some oral/digital/penetrative sex Friday night, which could also be the source of all my irritation, since some of it was not quite well lubed enough. I have access to Diflucan, but I don't want to take it unless the natural remedies fail to make me feel better.
I've been putting plain unsweetened yogurt on my vulva today, which improves the itching and the irritation, and I plan to do a clove of garlic tonight when I go to sleep. My question is - if it is *not* a yeast infection, could the yogurt and/or garlic further irritate my sensitive mucosal tissues? I figure not, since the yogurt has just been making me feel *better*... but I wanted to double check.
Thanks in advance!
[ Btw, I'm a heterosexual cis-female who is fine with female pronouns :) ]