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9 Diagnostic Signs of Snake Oil

Does AZO Yeast work?

Vaginal yeast infections are common, in fact it is normal to have up to 3 a year. They are irritating and inconvenient so I totally understand why people would look for ways to A) prevent them B) soothe the irritation of an infection while you are waiting for medication to kick in. It is also … Continue reading

How to use gentian violet for a vaginal yeast infection

First of all, it is important to understand that there are no studies telling us exactly how to use gentian violet in the vagina. The information below is extracted from a variety of sources and should be considered a “best guess” based on bench research, some clinical experience, anecdotal reports from patients, an assorted collection … Continue reading

Deal or steal? Groupon for laser therapy treatment of toenail fungus

Groupon was recently offering laser treatment of toenail fungal infections for $199. Is this a deal (in some clinics treatment can be $600 to $1000) or stealing your money for a therapy unlikely to work? Fungal infection of the toenail (onychomycosis) is a difficult to treat condition. The infection causes discolored, bumpy, ugly toe nails … Continue reading

Will I get a yeast infection if I eat too much sugar?

You’ve just finished (or are perhaps still involved) with the consumption of calorie laden holiday treats and are now wishing that you didn’t eat that second third slice of pecan pie, never mind God knows how many Christmas cookies. While some might pause to reflect on waistlines or thighs, your main concern is your vagina. Is … Continue reading

Is marijuana associated with yeast infections?

Approximately 5% of women are affected by recurrent vaginal yeast infections, meaning 4 or more yeast infections in a 12 month period of time. At any given time 20-25% of women have yeast in their vagina, but no symptoms. Over a 1-year period of time 70% of women will have yeast at some point. This … Continue reading

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