Our expert says:
You can try a probiotic product called Vagiforte – a probiotic designed more for this exact indication.
If that is not effective, I suggest that you get a course of medicine (antifungal) which will hopefully clear the infection BUT keep taking the probiotic (9 strain) as a daily supplement ongoing.
My theory is that probiotics may have difficulty “treating” a rampant infection BUT once treated they can prevent recurrence in sensitive patients, so it is important to keep taking them.
Unfortunately science in this area is new and to my knowledge only select strains of probiotic which are not available in SA currently, actually colonise (grow in ) the vagina. In all other cases, the probiotic activity is aimed at reducing the candida load in the gut and thereby reducing re-infection rates.
Women have used natural yoghurt as a vaginal douche with some success.
Diet; try to reduce foods high in sugar, refined carbohydrates etc.
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