Using ACV for Yeast Infections without Douching
(Cochrane, Alberta Canada)
Regarding the use of ACV for yeast (Candida albicans) infections: no need to douche.
Simply gently wash the vulval area after going to the loo, dab gently, dry with clean loo paper, then apply dilute ACV by gently dabbing (not wiping) over the affected area.
The stinging / burning will cease instantly, and within 24 - 48 hours or so, everything will have calmed down hugely.
I leave the dabbed dilute ACV on, only dabbing off excess drips, so only put a small amount on, to avoid feeling too wet on the area.
You could also place a few drips on a panty liner overnight, so that the damp part of the liner remains in contact with the vulval area.
Doing this with dilute Witch hazel (Hamemelis) saved my life when episiotomy stiches were pulling and causing agony. Always use dilute, not neat, ACV or witch hazel.
With the candida, I find that after 48 hours dabbing after each loo visit, I can often reduce to just a.m. and before going to bed. I always keep a glass jar of the dilute ACV on the basin by the loo, and this simple remedy has never failed me.
Prior to that, it was Daktarin anti-fungal cream that did the trick, but its ingredients are toxic.
ACV works better, faster, is wholly non-toxic, and much cheaper. The reason it works is that it is a natural anti-HISTAMINE when used DILUTE.
Oddly enough, when drunk neat, it works the opposite way, and an induce quite strong histamine reactions, causing throat and airway constriction (found this out the hard way!).
So by all means still drink this wonderful God-sent natural elixir, but ALWAYS drink it DILUTE. I do roughly 1 part vinegar to 4 or 5 parts water, which works for me, but individuals will of course vary.
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