Tip - inserting yogurt

by Anonymous

I had a yeast infection and I dipped a tampon in the yogurt. It did not expand like one would think it would. It kept it's shape. I then, stuck it in. Easy as pie.

(Added by Dawn)
This is good to know that the tampon did not expand. Sometimes we complicate things.

Would love to know what brand of yogurt you used and whether it cured the yeast infection or not? It is difficult to find much information on which brands women have had success with. I've heard of Activia being used successfully.

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Mar 31, 2009
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Yes- well
by: Brenda

You can do it this way but you don't really get a lot of yogurt into the vagina. The reason the tampon does not expand is because it has not really soaked it up. It's just a bit on the outside which gets wiped off as you poke it in.

Thats my opinion anyway. But good on you for suggesting it if it worked for you because we all have to try different things until we find what works for us.

Aug 11, 2010
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yogurt brand
by: Anonymous

Any plain yogurt with live active cultures should work just fine. I have had luck with numerous brands.

Aug 25, 2010
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Yoghurt
by: Dawn

Am just about to try this insert method using Yeo Valley natural pro biotic....

Nov 12, 2010
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the whole process
by: Anonymous

The whole process is easy. My friend is a student nurse and she told me about this as a money saving tip. I got a small container of yogurt for a dollar at the grocery, its alot cheaper and more efficient then monistat!

Nov 14, 2010
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The Nitty Gritty
by: Jessica

If you let the tampon set in the yogurt tub for a few hours it will begin to soak up the yogurt and expand. Once the tampon has "blossomed", I pull it out of the yogurt then freeze it to retain as much of the yogurt as possible. Do not wipe the excess yogurt off the tampon! This will melt inside of your vagina later and feel so soothing. I gently wrap the tampon in plastic wrap and pop it into the freezer for a few hours.

Inserting the frozen tampon was a bit awkward and you definitely need to make sure that there are no sharp edges from where the yogurt has frozen into a peak. This can be quite the painful little nuisance when it comes time to put the tampon in (as if we need anything else to cause discomfort down there!).

Once the frozen tampon is inside, there is a slightly uncomfortable sensation of painful cold while the tampon begins to thaw. Since the vagina and the rectum are so close to each other internally, you may also notice the dull, aching sensation of needing to pass gas or have an actual bowel movement. Both of these sensations only lasted for about 3 to 4 minutes for me and were far less uncomfortable than the yeast infection itself.

I prefer to make these in "batches" so that there is always one available to me when I need to change a previous one out. When you pull the second to last one out of the freezer, put a new batch into the tub of yogurt. When you take the last one out, transfer the new batch from the tub to the freezer. Easy Peasy!

Jun 06, 2011
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Exit, please.
by: Anonymous

What about when it comes to getting the yogurt out? What method do you use?

Dawn answered: No need to worry about getting the yogurt out. The vagina is a naturally cleansing area and the yogurt will drain out on its own.

In fact that is one of the problems - making sure that the yogurt stays in long enough.

Rest assured, you do not need to do anything at all as far as getting the yogurt out.

Jun 25, 2011
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How many times
by: CuriousGeorge

How many times/days do you need to do this yogurt/tampon insertion? Also do you think this works for just a good cleaning out, if one's vagina just isn't so fresh??


Apr 05, 2012
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Yogurt tampon
by: Anonymous

Won't freezing the tampon with the yogurt kill the natural bacteria in the yogurt?

Dawn answered: Freezing does not kill all bacteria (however it will lessen the number that remain viable). It slows their growth down. As they return to room temperature they will become active again.

May 02, 2012
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First Attempt
by: Anonymous

I never froze my tampon and yogurt I tried it for the first time today I dipped it the inserted it and plastered a pad for relief how long do I keep it in before changing it tho??

Dawns answered: Do it twice a day and try to leave the yogurt soaked tampon in for a couple of hours.

Oct 15, 2013
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Easy
by: Anonymous

I just use an oral syringe to insert the yogurt and go to sleep with my legs up on the wall it's gone in 3 days at the most.

Dec 02, 2016
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Shake n Bake
by: Anonymous

I know this is an old thread but way better to make a loose paste from probiotic powder (DUMP OUT OF CAPSULES) coat tampon and insert. Way more effective and concentrated. I even do that after my cycle just once to freshen up.

Dawn answered: Great idea. Now that there is no yogurt that will definitely help it makes more sense to rely on a probiotic. Some such as Fem Dophilus are designed for treating women's problems but any probiotic might help.

Mar 14, 2017
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Yogurt relief
by: Anonymous

I'm trying the yogurt insert tonite pushing I with a cool spoon
Instant results
Or you can use two q tips in the squat position
Worked for me ,messy alittle make sure you lay a towel down in bed

May 25, 2017
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Problem gone!
by: Keifer

I used a probiotic plain yogurt with keifer in it and I did not freeze it I just poured some in a cup and let the tampon soak up the yogurt and inserted the tampon for 3 hours. Afterwards I washed my vagina with water and my problem was gone the next day.

Jun 20, 2017
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This is awesome
by: Anonymous

I siffer from BV and just tried this yesterday. Omg, wonderful! It helped returned my ph balance, stopped the uncomfortableness and I think cleared it up. I also took capsule probiotics to hit it at both ends. I used a store brand plain greek yogurt with 5 active cultures. ($.89)Much better than antibiotics.

Jun 27, 2017
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I tried it today
by: Anonymous

I have done the same thing dip it yogurt for a few hours then insert it in my vagi!!!! Feels really cool and helps the symptoms!! Now i will see if it helps clear off

Jul 15, 2017
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How long Is a few hours ?
by: Anonymous

How long is a few hours ?

Dawn answered: Let the tampon soak until it opens up a little with the yogurt, about 3-4 hours. Then leave in overnight if possible.

Aug 24, 2017
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Help!!
by: Anonymous

Do I leave the tampon in or pull it out and leave the yogurt I?

Dawn answered: Leave the tampon in overnight to hold the yogurt in.

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