MoonDragon's Womens Health Information
(Vaginal Yeast Infection; Vaginitis, Monilial)
Thrush, Systemic Candidiasis, Candida Septicemia
For Informational Use Only.
For more detailed information, contact your health care provider
about options that may be available for your specific situation.
Holistic Herbal Recommendations Nutritional Recommendations & Home Therapies Lifestyle & Personal Care Recommendations Homeopathic Therapy Supplement Recommendations Notify Your Health Care Provider Candida Description Overview (Page 1) Candida Conventional Medical Management (Page 2) Recommended Products
HOLISTIC HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS
Aloe Vera juice has been shown to boost the white blood cells' ability to kill yeast cells. It is helpful for infections and is known for its healing effects. Aloe Vera juice can be applied topically to relieve the itching or it can also be taken internally or used as a douche.
Kolorex is a patented herbal formula from Forest Herbs Research containing extracts of the New Zealand Horopito (Pseudowintera Colorata) and Aniseed. Horopito contains a strong antifungal agent called polygodial.Kolorex has been shown in laboratory experiements to be effective in controlling Candida Albicans.
Olive Leaf extract with oleuropein is a powerful healer of microbial infections.
Pau D'Arco (also known as Lapacho or Taheebo) contains an antibacterial and antifungal agent, although it does have an alkaloid base and a small percentage of people may not benefit from its use. If you do not benefit from this tea, try Clove tea instead. It is a good idea to alternate between the two, because Clove tea has some benefits that Pau D'Arco does not have and vice versa. To make Pau D'Arco tea, boil 1 quart of distilled or pure spring water with 2 tablespoons of herb for 5 minutes. Cool and store it in the refrigerator with the tea leaves in. Strain before drinking, if needed. Drink 3 to 6 cups daily.
Some people who no longer respond to Pau D'Arco can benefit from Maitake tea. It is a good alternative. While Pau D'Arco must be boiled, Maitake is prepared as regular tea. Resistant strains of candida develop rapidly due to genetic mutation. Rotating treatment programs is beneficial.
Wild Oregano Oil is a potent antiseptic, powerful in killing a range of fungi.
Barberry has remarkable infection-fighting properties.
Chamomile destroys fungi. It is also helpful as a relaxing tea for stressful times.
Cinnamon and Dandelion inhibit the growth of the fungus Candida albicans. Caution: Do not use cinnamon in large quantities (therapeutic doses) during pregnancy.
Echinacea has antifungal properties and enhances the functioning of the immune system. It can be taken internally or used as a douche.
Calendula, Goldenseal, Marshmallow root, Usnea, and Yarrow can all be used in douche form to fight a yeast infection. Make a strong tea using one or more or these herbs and douche with it twice daily for one week.
Calendula and Vitamin A vaginal suppositories are soothing and healing to irritated tissues. Goldenseal suppositories are useful for all types of infection. Garlic suppositories can be used for treating yeast infections. You can make the suppositories using a clove of peeled Garlic. Wrap gauze around the Garlic and insert inside the vaginal cavity. Every three to five hours, replace with a fresh suppository, and repeat for three to five days until the infection is gone. Garlic capsules can be used instead of the suppositories to treat yeast infections as well.
MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Calendula Ointment Recipes
Tea Tree Oil is good for vaginitis. Topical tea tree oil cream is effective against fungal infection, herpes blisters, warts, and other types of infections. Tea Tree Oil suppositories have been used successfully for vaginal yeast infections.
YEAST TREATMENT USING SITZ BATHS
Yeast is not a sexually transmitted disease, but it is a very common infection, because it likes to grow in warm wet places like the vagina. It is especially common in pregnant women, women who have diabetes, or women who are taking antibiotics or birth control pills. Men, children and babies can also get yeast infections.
White, lumpy, sticky discharge. Bright red skin outside and inside the vagina that sometimes bleeds. Itchy genitals. Burning feeling when urinating. A smell like mold or baking bread.
It is best for an expectant mother to treat yeast before the birth or the baby can get yeast in the mouth (thrush).
To get relief from the itching, a woman can sit in a pan of warm water. Add 3 tablespoons of Vinegar or Yogurt for every 1 liter (about 1 quart) of water in the pan. She can sit in this liquid 2 times a day until she feels better. She should not have sexual relations until she feels better.
MoonDragon's Health Therapy Information: Sitz Bath
From A Book for Midwives by Susan Klein
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NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS & HOME THERAPIES
Eat vegetables, fish, and gluten-free grains such as Brown Rice and Millet. Avoid grains containing gluten (wheat, rye, and barley).
Take only hypoallergenic supplements.
Do not eat sugar, fruit, refined carbohydrates, or sweets of any kind until the infection has healed. Fungus multiplies in a sugary environment. Your diet should be low in carbohydrates and contain no yeast products or sugar in any form.
Also avoid alcohol, aged cheeses, fermented foods, raw mushrooms, and yeast and yeast products, such as baked goods, chocolate, dried fruit, ham, honey, nut butters, pickles, potatoes, soy sauce, sprouts, and vinegar.
Eliminate citrus and acidic fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, lemons, tomatoes, pineapple, and limes from your diet for one month; then add back only a few twice weekly. Although they seem acidic, these fruits are actually alkaline-forming in the body and candida thrives on them.
Avoid all dairy products except for low-fat Yogurt and other soured products.
Take some type of Fiber daily. Oat Bran or Flaxseed is a good source.
Drink distilled Water only. If distilled water is not available, drink quality bottled water. Avoid drinking tap water since tap water is often treated with chemicals and may contain a certain level of bacteria and other impurities.
Maintain the health of your immune system. Get proper rest, eat a healthy diet, and get regular moderate exercise. Avoid stress and antibiotics.
ACIDOPHILUS & YOGURT TREATMENT
Include plain low-fat yogurt and soured products such as kefir and buttermilk in your diet. Yogurt contains microorganisms called lactobacilli, which are normally present in the bowel and vagina, and which actually destroy the fungus. To be effective, yogurt must contain active live cultures. Homemade Yogurt is best. Yogurt makers are relatively inexpensive and are easy to use. For vaginal candidiasis, apply yogurt directly to the vagina. this helps to inhibit the growth of the fungus. Vaginal sponges (be sure to boil first to remove mineral deposits) or cotton tampons can be soaked in acidophilus culture. Saturate either of these with solution, squeeze out lightly, insert and change every 3 hours.
Take supplemental Acidophilus or Bifidus to help to restore the normal balance of flora in the bowel and vagina. You can also mix a couple capsules of Acidophilus with a cup or so of warm water and use the solution as a douche. Repeat this procedure after 12 hours. The Acidophilus bacteria are able to overcome the yeast population and bring the vaginal flora back into balance. Be sure to avoid sweets during treatment.
GARLIC DOUCHE & SUPPOSITORY TREATMENT
Try douching with 2 capsules of Garlic or with fresh garlic juice in a quart of warm water or to plain yogurt. The garlic fights infection, while the acidophilus helps to restore normal flora and acid balance.
Try using Garlic suppositories. Peel a clove of garlic and wrap it in a piece of sterile gauze. Lubricate the suppository with pure organic vegetable oil and insert it in the vagina, making sure to leave a "tail" of gauze protruding externally. Maintain this treatment for three days, changing suppositories every twelve hours. Some suggestions recommend threading the clove before inserting it into the vagina and some recommend using an unbroken clove of garlic. Either way, the process is easy and effective. There should be no unpleasant odors or discharge from this treatment. This can be used for recurring cases of yeast infection towards the end of pregnancy. However, do not insert anything into the vagina if your amniotic bag (bag of waters) has broken.
VINEGAR DOUCHE TREATMENT
Routine douching is not necessary for personal hygiene. Douching is best reserved for therapeutic purposes, as excessive douching may actually help promote infection. If you do use douches from time to time, it is better to use a solution of 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in a quart of water rather than commercial preparations.
Add 3 cups of pure Apple Cider Vinegar to bath water to treat vaginitis. Soak in the tub for 20 minutes, allowing the water to flow into the vagina.
One of the oldest treatments for yeast infections is vinegar. A douche solution can be prepared using 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in a quart of water can be used. A vinegar gel can be made using Aloe Vera Gel and add a small portion of powdered Apple Cider Vinegar to it. To reconstitute to the approximate acid strength of 50 grain vinegar (5-percent acetic acid strength), blend 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar powder to 1.5 parts water (by weight). To make a natural vaginal gel, blend into Aloe Vera Gel, 2 teaspoons powdered Apple Cider Vinegar to 1 cup of Aloe Vera Gel and blend well. Normally, this formula is not recommended for use during pregnancy, but has been used by some pregnant women for recurring infections by applying a small quantity on their finger and inserting it into the vagina as soon as they get the "tingle-itch" of yeast infection. Vinegar can also be used in the rinse water for their cotton underwear, baby's cloth diapers, and can be used in baby's bath water for cases of thrush. Vinegar can also be used to wash the mother's nipples before breastfeeding as well to prevent reintroducing thrush back to the baby's mouth while feeding.
BORIC ACID DOUCHE TREATMENT
Boric Acid Powder capsules are effective 98 percent of the time against yeast infections. Boric Acid is mild and is often recommended as an eyewash. It is obtainable at most drugstores in powder form for a few dollars. Either douche with approximately 1 tablespoon of Boric Acid powder dissolved in 1 cup of warm water, 2 times a day for a day or so, or insert 2 gel caps filled with Boric Acid powder high into the vagina. Wear a pad as there will be a watery discharge. One treatment will probably suffice, but it is okay to repeat, if necessary. This can be done during the day or overnight. Caution: Boric Acidcapsules should not be confused with boric acid crystals.
HERBAL DOUCHE TREATMENT
An herbal douche made from equal parts of Comfrey Root, Mugwort, Peppermint, Yarrow, Rosemary, and Alum steeped in a non-metal (e.g. glass) container using boiled spring or distilled water. Allow to cool. Douche with on pint of strained solution twice daily for two days. On the third or fourth day, douche as usual in the morning, but for yeast infections, add one part Acidophilus in the evening.
One lactation consultant's favorite remedy for thrush-yeast infections is Oil of Oregano. It works on fungal, viral and bacterial infections. It can be used by placing 2 drops under the tongue three times a day (it is really strong so a water chaser is helpful or it can be put in juice). For topical use, place 2 drops Oil of Oregano in a teaspoon of Olive Oil and rub it on the baby's infected areas and the same solution can be applied topically to the nipple for sore nipples from yeast infection. She says it smell like "pizza mints".
MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Douching & Pregnancy
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LIFESTYLE & PERSONAL CARE RECOMMENDATIONS
Keep the vaginal area clean and dry. After bathing, hold a blow dryer (set on cool) 6 to 8 inches from the vaginal area until thoroughly dried. Wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and white cotton underwear to allow for free circulation of air.
To replace "friendly" bacteria and re-establish normal intestinal flora, use a Acidophilus-Bifidus enema. Eat low-fat plain yogurt with active cultures.
MoonDragon's Health Therapy Information: Enemas
Launder clothing in unscented detergent, and avoid fabric softeners. Wear white cotton underwear. Synthetic fibers lead to increased perspiration, which creates a hospitable environment for candida, and also traps bacteria, which can cause a secondary infection. Change underclothing daily. Cotton underwear can be microwaved to destroy yeast. Wet the garment, wring it out well, and microwave it on high for 30 seconds.
To prevent reinfection, replace your toothbrush every 30 days. This is a good preventive measure against both fungal and bacterial infections in the mouth.
Avoid contact with any potentially irritating household chemical products and cleaners, chlorinated water, mothballs, synthetic textiles, and damp or moldy places, such as basements. This also means avoiding colored and/or scented toilet paper, perfumes, deodorants, dyed underwear, "feminine hygiene sprays" and commercial sexual lubricants. Other things to avoid are chlorinated water, mothballs, synthetic textiles, and damp and moldy places, such as basements.
Women who have chronic and/or unusually persistent vaginal candidiasis should be checked for diabetes and for immune function dysfunction, such as that caused by cancer or HIV infections. Systemic yeast infection (candidiasis) and AIDS both cause immunosuppressive symptoms. Because they can mimic each other, misdiagnosis is common. Severe yeast infections are common in people with AIDS.
MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: HIV & AIDS
Do not use corticosteroids or oral contraceptives until your condition improves. Oral contraceptives can upset the balance of microorganisms in the body, leading to proliferation of C. albicans.
All persons on long-term antibiotics or chemotherapy are at high risk for severe cases of candidiasis. Taking antibiotics also can cause a deficiency of Vitamin K, which is manufactured by the "good bacteria" in the intestines. Eating plenty of leafy greens, alfalfa, strawberries, whole grains, and yogurt can restore the Vitamin K balance.
If a breast fed baby develops oral thrush or a nursing mother develops a thrush infection of the nipples, both mother and baby should be treated to eradicate the infection, even if only one of them seems to be affected.
MoonDragon's Pediatric Information: Thrush
Because there is no simple, accurate test for candida, it is difficult to determine if it is the cause of a baby's diaper rash.
Allergy testing is advised for anyone with symptoms of candida infection.
MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Allergies
Colloidal Silver is a natural broad-spectrum antiseptic that fights infection, subdues inflammation, and promotes healing. It is a clear golden liquid composed of 99.9 percent pure silver particles approximately 0.001 to 0.01 microns (1/1,000,000 to 1/100,000 millimeter) in diameter that are suspended in pure water. Colloidal Silver can be taken by mouth, administered intravenously, or applied topically.
High levels of mercury in the body can result in candidiasis. Mercury salts inhibit the growth of the necessary "friendly" bacteria in the intestines. You may want to have a hair analysis done to determine the levels of toxic metals.
MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Hair Analysis
MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Mercury Toxicity
There are many Candida Relief products available for treating mild cases of candida.
Kombucha tea may be helpful. It contains many of the B vitamins, boosts energy, and improves the immune response.
MoonDragon's Nutrition Therapy: Kombucha Tea
Medical treatment for vulva-vaginal candidiasis may involve the use of antifungal medications such as butoconazole cream, clotrimazole vaginal tablets, miconazole cream or suppositories, nystatin vaginal tablets, tioconazole ointment or cream, or fluconazole oral tablets. Most of these preparations are now available over-the-counter under various brand names. It is recommended that only women who have been diagnosed with candidiasis use these preparations. Unfortunately, the use of these agents, especially if chronic or repeated, can lead to the development of stronger strains of yeast that are drug resistant. Higher dosages are then required, which in turn further weaken the immune system. Many health care providers no longer use nystatin or antibiotics because they weaken the immune system and can damage certain organs. Others, prescribe them for short-term treatment only. If you treat yourself with over-the-counter medications and symptoms continue or recur within 2 months, it would be wise to seek medical advise.
Candidiasis may be related to hypoglycemia. See the following links for more information.
MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Hypoglycemia
MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Fungal Infections
To use homeopathic sublingual medication, place under tongue; let dissolve. Take when mouth is in natural condition; 1/2 hour before or after eating; brushing teeth; or drinking anything but water. Unless directed otherwise by health care provider: Adults: 3X to 12X and 6C to 12C: 10 pellets or 3 tablets every hour. As symptoms improve; decrease to every 4 hours; then twice daily. When symptoms disappear; stop medication. 30X; 30C: 10 pellets or 3 tablets 3 times a day. As symptoms improve; decrease to once a day. When symptoms disappear; stop medication. 200; 1M: 10 pellets once a week. LM: 10 pellets dissolved in water; twice a day. When symptoms disappear; stop medication. For advice on high potencies; consult a knowledgeable practitioner. Child 2 to 12: Half adult dose. Child under 2: Only on advice and supervision of a health practitioner.
Borax: Yeast infections of the vagina with discharge resembling egg white, and a feeling that warm water is flowing out, suggest the use of this remedy. Vaginitis that responds to Borax usually appears midway between the menstrual periods. A person who needs this remedy is often nervous and very sensitive to noise.
Calcarea Carbonica: When this remedy is indicated, burning and itching feelings may occur both before and after the menstrual period. Discharge from vaginitis is milky and acrid or thick and yellow. A person who needs this remedy is often chilly and stout, has a craving for sweets, and is easily tired by exertion.
Kali Bichromicum: This remedy may be indicated in cases of vaginitis where discharge is yellow and tenacious, and makes the vulva itch and burn. Symptoms may be worse in the morning. The person feels better from resting and keeping warm.
Kreosotum: This remedy is strongly indicated for vaginitis with watery, thin, unpleasant-smelling, very irritating discharge that makes the vulva swell and itch. Symptoms may be worse in the morning and worse when standing up. Infections are more likely to appear before the menstrual period or during pregnancy.
Natrum Muriaticum: Vaginitis with discharge resembling egg-white, which itches and makes the vagina feel dry and irritated, is likely to respond to this remedy. A woman who needs this remedy often seems reserved, yet is very emotional inside. A craving for salt and a tendency to feel worse from being in the sun are other indications for Natrum muriaticum.
Pulsatilla: When this remedy is indicated for yeast infections, symptoms may be changeable. A creamy white or yellowish discharge appears, which can be either bland or irritating. The vagina may feel sore, and the labia may itch or burn. The woman will be moody, possibly tearful, wanting a lot of attention and affection. This remedy is often helpful for vaginitis during pregnancy.
Sepia: If yeast infections cause vaginal discharge that is yellow and itchy, or white and curd-like, this remedy may be indicated. A woman needing Sepia often feels worn down and irritable, with cold extremities and a weak or sagging feeling in the pelvic region. Discharge may be more profuse in the morning and increased by walking.
Sulphur: Discharge that looks yellowish, is offensive-smelling, and causes great burning and itching brings this remedy to mind. Symptoms may be aggravated by warmth and bathing.
HOMEOPATHIC DOSAGE DIRECTIONS
Select the remedy that most closely matches the symptoms. In conditions where self-treatment is appropriate, unless otherwise directed by your midwife or a health care provider, a lower potency (6X, 6C, 12X, 12C, 30X, or 30C) should be used. In addition, instructions for use are usually printed on the label.
Many homeopathic practitioners suggest that remedies be used as follows: Take one dose and wait for a response. If improvement is seen, continue to wait and let the remedy work. If improvement lags significantly or has clearly stopped, another dose may be taken. The frequency of dosage varies with the condition and the individual. Sometimes a dose may be required several times an hour; other times a dose may be indicated several times a day; and in some situations, one dose per day (or less) can be sufficient.
If no response is seen within a reasonable amount of time, select a different remedy.
The following nutrients are important for healing once appropriate local treatment has been administered. Unless otherwise specified, the following recommended doses are for those over the age of 18. For a child between 12 and 17 years old, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For a child between 6 and 12 years old, use 1/2 the recommended dose, and for a child under 6, use 1/4 the recommended amount.
NUTRIENTS Supplement Suggested Dosage Comments Very Important Acidophilus As directed on label. Take on an empty stomach. Restores normal vaginal bacterial balance, fights candida infection. Use a non-dairy formula if you are allergic to milk. Bifa-15 Probiotic As directed on label. A natural intestinal bacteria supplement that aids in the production of folic acid, enzymes, and B vitamins. Pro-Flora Probiotic As directed on label. Essential for maintaining the proper pH of the colon flora. Helps prevent constipation and prevents infection. Kyo-Dophilus As directed on label. Take on an empty stomach. Restores normal vaginal bacterial balance, fights candida infection. Use a non-dairy formula. Caprylic Acid As directed on label. An antifungal agent that destroys the candida organism. Dioxychlor
5 drops in water twice daily. An important antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal agent. A stabilized oxygen product that destroys the fungus while preserving the good bacteria. Helps to prevent yeast infections. An antifungal agent that destroys the candida organism. Use this product if the infections are recurrent. Essential Fatty Acids As directed on label. Important in healing and preventing the fungus from destroying cells. Enhances immunity, speeds recovery, and reduces pain. Ultimate Oil is a good source with a blend of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids. Bovine Colostrum As directed on label. Boosts immunity and normalizes intestinal flora. Garlic
2 capsules 3 times daily, with meals. Use Kyolic vaginal suppositories as directed on label. 2 to 3 cloves fresh garlic 3 times daily can be substituted for Kyolic garlic. Fights and inhibits the infecting organisms. Quercetin
500 mg twice daily, 30 minutes before meals.
As directed on label.
Speeds healing and reduces the effects of food allergies and inflammation. Activated Quercetin contains Quercetin plus Bromelain and Vitamin C for increased absorption. Plus
100 mg twice daily, 30 minutes before meals. Bromelain is a proteolytic digestive enzyme that can enhance absorption of protein. It improves absorption of Quercetin. Plus Extra
500 mg daily. The most potent anti-stress vitamin. Vitamin B Complex 100 mg daily 3 times daily. B vitamins are required for all bodily functions, resistance to infection, and all enzyme systems. Important for brain function. Yeast infection can lead to vitamin B deficiency. Use a yeast-free formula. A sublingual form is best. Consider injections (under a health care provider's supervision). Vitamin B-6
50 mg 3 times daily. Aids in antibody production and promotes immune function. Especially important if using estrogen cream for treatment of atrophic vaginitis. Biotin 300 mcg to 50 mg 3 times daily. Needed for healthy skin. Inhibits yeast. Vitamin B-12 1,000 to 2,000 mcg once to 3 times daily. Important for digestion. Needed for metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Use a lozenge or sublingual form. It comes in a variety of supplements. Plus
400 IU daily. Antioxidant helps fight infection and tissue damage. Or
AE Mulsion Forte
As directed on label. Supplies Vitamin A and Vitamin E in emulsion form for easier assimilation. Yeast Gard As directed on label. Destroys yeast and soothes irritated tissue. Important Calcium 1,500 to 2,000 mg daily. Promotes healthy skin. Necessary for proper pH balance and potassium utilization. Also reduces stress on tissues. To Relieve Stress. Women need supplements of Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D nutrients at this time. Often calcium deficient in people with this disorder. Use calcium citrate form, if possible. Magnesium needed to balance with calcium. Vitamin D enhances calcium absorption. Magnesium 750 to 1,000 mg daily. To Relieve Stress. Women need supplements of Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D nutrients at this time. Works with calcium. Vitamin D-3 400 to 1,000 IU daily. Needed for calcium uptake. To Relieve Stress. Women need supplements of Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D nutrients at this time. Helpful Coenzyme Q-10 100 mg daily. Improves tissue oxygenation. Coenzyme A As directed on label. Removes toxins from the body. Colloidal Silver Take orally or apply topically as directed on label. Acts as a natural broad spectrum antibiotic that subdues inflammation and promotes and aids in healing. Destroys bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Free-Form Amino Acid Complex As directed on label. Take between meals on an empty stomach. Needed for repair of damaged tissue. Use a formula containing all the essential amino acids. Use a sublingual form for best absorption. Glutathione 500 mg twice daily. Needed for brain function. Candida impairs brain function. Pycnogenol
Grape Seed Extract
As directed on label.
As directed on label
Powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. Grapefruit Seed Extract As directed on label. Always dilute before use. Rids the body of potentially harmful microorganisms. L-Cysteine 500 mg twice daily, on an empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. Destroys candida. A potent antioxidant and free radical destroyer. See Amino Acids for more information. MultiVitamin & MultiMineral Complex As directed on label. To maintain a balance of all necessary nutrients in the body. Choose a yeast-free formula that includes iron and zinc. Orithrush Use as a mouth rinse (concentrate G) or as a douche (concentrate D). Destroys candida. (See Grapefruit Seed Extract Liquid Concentrate.) Vitamin A 25,000 to 50,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily. Powerful free radical scavengers that aid tissue and vaginal healing. Natural Beta-Carotene
15,000 to 25,000 IU daily
As directed on label.
A powerful antioxidant that destroys free radicals. Needed for proper immune function. Build resistance to infection. Selenium 200 to 400 mcg daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 40 mcg daily. Powerful free radical scavenger. Protects the immune system by preventing the formation of free radicals, which can damage the body. Needed for proper immune function. Build resistance to infection. It has also been found to function as a preventive against the formation of certain types of tumors, including breast tumors. Vitamin C 3,000 to 5,000 mg daily, in split doses. Improves immunity. Protects the body tissues from damage by the toxins released from candida. Use an esterified form. Vitamin K As directed on label. To replace Vitamin K balance upset by antibiotic use or overgrowth of bad candida. Zinc 30 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Enhances immunity and promotes healing. Use zinc gluconate lozenges or OptiZinc for best absorption.
NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
If you or a household member has symptoms of vulvovaginitis. if you suspect a household member has been sexually abused. Symptoms do not improve in 7 to 10 days or symptoms worsen, despite treatment. Unusual vaginal bleeding or swelling develops.
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MoonDragon's Pediatric Information: Vulvovaginitis Before Puberty
MoonDragon's Pediatric Information: Thrush Infection
MoonDragon's Pediatric Information: Description of Germs
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MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Hand-washing Tips
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Information on yeast infection and candidasis, conditions caused by an increase in the yeast-like fungus that normally lives in healthy balance in the body.
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