Yeast infection

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-23-2000
Yeast infection
Tue, 10-08-2013 - 12:29am

My yeast infection I have had it for weeks it is hard to get rid of I have diabetes what can I do or take to make sure it clears up and doesn't hang on ?  I tried a precription medicne that really didn't make it go away made it a little better I tried over the counter medicene that were pills doesn't work that well I don't want to keep taking pills.  Does cranberry juice work?  I have cranberry juice or should I try and keep my blood sugar normal? 

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 10-09-2013 - 1:11pm

Given that you have diabetes, I assume you are already keeping your sugar levels pretty constant.  You can try over on the diabetes board, they have more experience with it.  Cranberry juice is more for bladder and urinary tract infections. I would first start by cutting out all yeast based things, yeast infections feed on both yeast and sugar.  Ramp up your water intake and be eating a yogurt each day and taking a good probiotic daily to help.

Here are two good articles that may help you also: