bellevis Posted September 12, 2012 Report Share Posted September 12, 2012 Okay so excuse if it's TMI ladies but I figured since a few of you mentioned thrush from antibiotics post-surgery I thought I'd share the best, most fast acting thrush home remedy in the world. If you have experienced full-blown thrush you know you would NEVER wish it on your worst enemy. I figure if you are already sore, tired, miserable from the painkillers etc the last thing you want is a bad attack of thrush! I figure given how prone I am to it I'm a fair authority on the matter lol, so my pain is your gain! WHAT TO DO: If you have had thrush before you know what it feels like, if you haven't, basically if you are on antibiotics, the second you become aware of your vagina feeling uncomfortable, a bit prickly or like you need to "adjust" your knickers frequently, get thee to a chemist pronto and get a once-off oral thrush tablet like Diflucan or Fluconazole. This usually takes about 2 days to become effective and if you just leave it at that your thrush will get WAY worse before it gets better, so while you are out, grab a tub of natural Greek yoghurt, and a bottle of Tea Tree Oil, and a packet of slim tampons. Sprinkle about 10-15 drops of the tea tree oil into the yoghurt, dip the tampon in then quickly insert as per normal. The cold yoghurt and cooling sensation of the tea tree oil will soothe the itch and burn, and subside the symptoms quickly. Change the tampon for a fresh one on the hour. Keep it up for about 4 days, or until you are SURE it's gone. Even if you only start this once your thrush is really bad, you will feel a massive drop in symptoms within about 12 hours. For immediate relief of symptoms, put one of your ice packs between your legs, and take a few Panadol. Wear cotton knickers and PJ pants, no tight clothing, and change your towel EVERY time you use it. This works because thrush is a fungal infection, and tea-tree oil is a powerful anti-fungal treatment, combined with the "good" bacteria in the Greek yoghurt, it will quickly and effectively restore balance. Tea tree oil and natural Greek yoghurt are perfectly safe to use inside your vagina. You can also throw some tea tree oil into your wash to help sterilize your knickers & towels while you have a thrush infection as well. I promise you, this works a million times better than any of the pessaries or creams from the chemist, and is much cheaper and better for your body!! I hope this helps ladies! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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