Can You Treat a Yeast Infection with Vanilla Yogurt?

Playing Gabrielle Union Put What Down Where?

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Actress Gabrielle Union reportedly tried an at-home remedy of vanilla yogurt to treat her yeast infection, but is this a good idea or could it lead to further problems down there?

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OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry reminds us of something she has said numerous times on the show, "Your vagina is not hungry. Stop feeding your vagina," she says, explaining that this approach is the opposite of how to treat a yeast infection noting that the addition of sugar can easily help to increase the presence of yeast.

"It's like giving the yeast a treat!" she says. She goes on to explain that vaginal itching could be something other than a yeast infection like a bacterial infection.

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She stresses that if you have any type of lasting or recurring irritation to see your doctor to properly diagnose and treat the issue.