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    5 Must Have Hydration Items For Elite Runners

    Long gone are the days where runners have virtually no options for hydration holders, tablets, and powders. It’s nearly 2016, and we are given so many options that we do not know where to start. From waist bands, handheld water bottles, to electrolyte tablets there are a lot of great products on the market today. […]

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    Lauren Jones

    My name is Lauren, and I come from a longstanding background of fitness and nutrition. Whether it be hiking, running, camping, or just enjoying cooking in the kitchen I have made health a focal point of my life. I love to incorporate movement, and wellness in everything I do!

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    Skinny Mint Review

    SkinnyMint does a great job at getting their products in the hands of celebrities to do the marketing for them...

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    Summary

    Skinny Mint offers a 28 day teatox that consists of two parts, the ‘Morning Boost’ and the ‘Night Cleanse'.

    Pros

    • Celebrity marketing appeal

    Cons

    • Overpriced
    • Bad money back guarantee
    • Too much time spent in the bathroom
    • No scientific backing

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    • Effectiveness
    • Scientific Backing
    • Customer Reviews
    • Customer Support
    • Money Back Guarantee
    2.1 10 Bad

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    Lauren Jones

    My name is Lauren, and I come from a longstanding background of fitness and nutrition. Whether it be hiking, running, camping, or just enjoying cooking in the kitchen I have made health a focal point of my life. I love to incorporate movement, and wellness in everything I do!

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    Skinny Bunny Tea Review

    With little to no substance and evidence to why Skinny Bunny Tea works, or even how to use the tea itself I would not spend money on this product...

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    Summary

    Skinny Bunny Tea is best known for its AM and PM detox programs that can be anywhere from 14-28 days long.

    Pros

    • Competitive pricing
    • Many customer service channels

    Cons

    • No money back guarantee
    • Non-informational and confusing website
    • No clinical studies
    • Gimmick

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    • Effectiveness
    • Scientific Backing
    • Customer Reviews
    • Customer Support
    • Money Back Guarantee
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    Lauren Jones

    My name is Lauren, and I come from a longstanding background of fitness and nutrition. Whether it be hiking, running, camping, or just enjoying cooking in the kitchen I have made health a focal point of my life. I love to incorporate movement, and wellness in everything I do!

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    FitTea Review

    If you take a closer look at what you are purchasing, you will come to find out that all of the risk lies with the customer.

    Review overview

    Summary

    FitTea makes itself known to the world as a “diet tea,” and something necessary to add into your everyday routine.

    Pros

    • Strong Instagram following
    • Competitively priced

    Cons

    • No money back guarantee
    • No clinical studies provided
    • Side effects from diuretics
    • Little customer support

    Ratings in depth

    • Effectiveness
    • Scientific Backing
    • Customer Reviews
    • Customer Support
    • Money Back Guarantee
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    Written by Lauren Jones

    Lauren Jones

    My name is Lauren, and I come from a longstanding background of fitness and nutrition. Whether it be hiking, running, camping, or just enjoying cooking in the kitchen I have made health a focal point of my life. I love to incorporate movement, and wellness in everything I do!

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    Bootea Review

    For 14 days you are going to invest $50+ dollars on a product with no money back guarantee...

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    Summary

    Bootea is based out of the UK, and they promote active healthy lifestyles with their detox teas offered.

    Pros

    • Colorful packaging

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • No money back gurantee
    • Negative Press in the media
    • International shipping fees

    Ratings in depth

    • Effectiveness
    • Scientific Backing
    • Customer Reviews
    • Customer Support
    • Money Back Guarantee
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    Lauren Jones

    My name is Lauren, and I come from a longstanding background of fitness and nutrition. Whether it be hiking, running, camping, or just enjoying cooking in the kitchen I have made health a focal point of my life. I love to incorporate movement, and wellness in everything I do!

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    10 Toenail Fungus Home Remedies

    Toenail fungus and home remedies

    Toenail fungus or onychomycosis as called by doctors, is a nail disorder that describes about half of the total onychopathies. 1 Scientists estimate that onychomycosis is a disorder that affects more than 4% of the population in Europe and North America, but in some countries estimations raise these numbers up to 26%.2-3

    There are serious consequences caused when onychomycosis remains untreated.

    Onychomycosis, which is a fungal infection, affecting toenails and to a lesser degree finger nails4, is a public health problem able to cause serious complications.2 Toenails are affected more often because they grow slower than fingernails, providing more time to the fungus in order to act and infect the area. 1 Species of three genera cause onychomycosis to humans: Trichophyton(the most common), Microsporum and Epidermophyton. They invade tissues such as hair and nails.5

    Some of the most common risk factors are2,5:

    • Age, older individuals- higher risk
    • Gender, male- higher risk
    • History (family or personal) of previous infection
    • Exercise or sports in which chronic minor trauma to the toes is sustained
    • Exposure to moist environments. Walking barefoot in places such as swimming pools, gyms increases the possibility of transmission of the causative organisms.
    • Peripheral vascular disease, diabetes, psoriasis, HIV patients.

    There are serious consequences caused when onychomycosis remains untreated. The most common symptoms include inflammation, swelling, pain, yellow discoloration and thickening of the nail. Moreover, toenail fungus may result to permanent damage to the nail plate and its attachments. In additions there is the possibility of development of secondary infections with bacteria and local spread or spread of the infection to other parts of the body, and transmission to others.6

    The diagnosis of onychomycosis is usually based on the clinical examination, signs and symptoms, especially when few nails are involved. In more serious cases, laboratory confirmation is the best option. A definitive diagnosis of the toenail fungus can be done in laboratory using a potassium hydroxide (KOH) preparation.7

    Onychomycosis is not usually resolved without treatment. Considering the situation, you can choose the treatment option. Some treatments include oral antifungals, topical antifungals, laser therapy, debridement, alternative home remedies. The cost of modern medicine combined with the tendency of many people to search for alternative ways of treatment, lead more and more patients to try home remedies in order to battle onychomycosis.

    Here are some of the most popular Home Remedies against toenail fungus:

    Vicks VapoRub: A number of studies showed the antifungal activity of essential oils extracted from Eucalyptus species. Eucalyptus oil is the basic ingredient of the Vick’s VapoRub medicine. According to a study of 18 participants, 83% of them showed a positive treatment effect after the application of Vicks VapoRub. About 1 out of 4 participants had a mycological and clinical cure at 48 weeks and almost half of them had partial clearance of onychomycosis.8

    Snakeroot extract. It is produced by a plant that belongs to the sunflower family. A study showed that it was about as effective as a synthetic antifungal agent for topical use. It needs a 3 month application, every third day for the first month, twice a week for the second month and once a week for the third month.9

    Tea tree oil. Despite the fact that it is considered as a potential nail fungus treatment, more research should be conducted .9Before using it, you have to clean the infected areas with rubbing alcohol and then apply the tea tree oil to the affected nails and let it soak in.  After 10-15 minutes, you have to scrub the nail with a soft bristle toothbrush.  It is better to combine tea tree oil application with olive oil.  The application should continue up to 2 weeks after the new healthy nail grows out. completely.10

    Clove oil. The activity of clove oil was verified and showed powerful activity. When the antifungal activity was tested in onychomycosis the oil was effective. Against some Candida species it proved to be more effective than a commonly used medication.

    Thyme oil. Thyme essential oil is a strong antifungal against clinical isolates from onychomycosis. In a study of 39 patients presenting paronychia, the application of thyme essential oil in chloroform was related to a 60 % of relief and 15 % of cure after 3 months of treatment.

    Oregano Oil. The most antifungal active chemotypes are those that present carvacrol and thymol as major compounds. Combining 2 drops of oregano oil with 1 drop of olive oil and applying it to the infected area twice a day, may eliminate onychomycosis in 3 weeks.

    Essential Oils from Lavandula spp. They show strong antifungal activity, mainly for dermatophytes.4 You need to apply a few drops of lavender oil to the infected area every night and let it soak in until morning.10

    Baking Soda and Sodium Borate.It is widely known that fungus needs an acidic environment to flourish. Baking soda creates an environment that doesn’t let toenail fungus to spread.  Sodium borate, which is a naturally occurring mineral, is another fungicide, which combined with baking soda, create a mixture able to cure nail fungus efficiently.  Mix equal parts of the above 2 ingredients with just enough water to form a paste.  Wet feet and gently rub the mixture onto infected nails.10

    Apple Cider Vinegar. After onychomycosis occurs, the pH of the surrounding area and nail becomes more basic or alkaline in nature. The fungus thrives in an alkaline environment, so when the pH of the area turns from basic to more acidic, the fungus cannot survive. This is where the apple cider vinegar becomes useful. The vinegar is acidic but still mild enough to not damage the surrounding skin and nail.11Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and water. Soak the infected nail in the solution for 30 minutes. Remove nail from solution and dry completely. Repeat daily for 4 weeks.12

    Listerine Mouthwash. Listerine is widely used to treat toenail fungus infections. It is a much cheaper solution in comparison to drugs to treat toenail fungus infections and it does not cause any side effects. The acceptance of this product as a toenail fungus treatment has no scientific base and provides no medical guarantee that toenail fungus can be improved by the topical application of Listerine. The suggested application to treat toenail fungus is soaking your feet for 30 minutes every day, but only for a few days, take a rest, and back again.13

    Prevention rules

    • Keep your hands and feet clean and dry.
    • Wear well-fitting shoes and socks that absorb sweat.
    • Replace old shoes that you believe are contaminated with fungi
    • Use an antifungal spray or powder
    • Wear rubber gloves.
    • Don't trim or pick at the skin around your nails.
    • Don't go barefoot in public places, instead wear special shower shoes are available to protect your feet.
    • Wash your hands after touching an infected nail.11,14

    To sum up, patients in some special populations are at higher risk for nail infections. Treatment in these groups of population may be complicated by the presence of systemic illnesses and might require the use of multiple medications. The use of home remedies can cure the onychomycosis, but sometimes it can be supplementary to the medical treatment. If the disease is not limited to the toenails, you should visit a dermatologist for further examination. Even when the nail looks healthy after treatment, it may still be hiding traces of fungus.  The best practice is to continue topical treatments for a couple of weeks after the infection disappears.

    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. ExpertsKnowBest.com disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

    References

    1. 2015 May-Jun;13(3):240. Onychomycosis. Bernhardt M
    2. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2015 Sep 25. [Epub ahead of print] Diagnosis and Management of Onychomycosis: Perspectives from a Joint Podiatry-Dermatology Roundtable. Markinson BC, Vlahovic TC, Joseph WS, Scher RK, Tosti A, Plasencia J, Pariser DM.
    3. 2015 May;95(5):E15-21. Onychomycosis treatment in the United States. Taheri A, Davis SA, Huang KE, Feldman SR.
    4. 2015 Oct 19. [Epub ahead of print] Essential Oils for Treatment for Onychomycosis: A Mini-Review. Flores FC, Beck RC, da Silva CB
    5. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2013 Jun;32(2 Suppl 1):S2-4. The epidemiology, etiology, and pathophysiology of onychomycosis. Scher RK, Rich P, Pariser D, Elewski B.
    6. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1996 Sep;35(3 Pt 2):S2-5. Onychomycosis: a significant medical disorder. Scher RK.
    7. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2013 Jun;32(2 Suppl 1):S5-8. Diagnosis, clinical implications, and complications of onychomycosis. Rich P, Elewski B, Scher RK, Pariser D.
    8. J Am Board Fam Med. 2011 Jan-Feb;24(1):69-74. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2011.01.100124. Novel treatment of onychomycosis using over-the-counter mentholated ointment: a clinical case series. Derby R, Rohal P, Jackson C, Beutler A, Olsen C.
    9. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/nail-fungus/basics/alternative-medicine/con-20019319 [retrieved 6 December 2015]
    10. https://www.naturallivingideas.com/top-10-natural-remedies-for-toenail-fungus/ [retrieved 6 December 2015]
    11. https://www.livestrong.com/article/110938-apple-cider-vinegar-toenail-fungus/ [retrieved 6 December 2015]
    12. https://homeremediesforlife.com/apple-cider-vinegar-nail-fungus/ [retrieved 6 December 2015]
    13. https://www.healthguidance.org/entry/4950/1/Listerine-Treatment-For-Toenail-Fungus.html [retrieved 6 December 2015]
    14. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Fungal-nail-infection/Pages/Introduction.aspx [retrieved 6 December 2015]

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    Written by Dr. Ioannis Nikitidis

    Dr. Ioannis Nikitidis

    I am a Medical Doctor since 2012 and also a Registered Dietitian since 2004. Additionally, I hold a Master Degree in "Exercise and Health". I also have the Specialist Certification of Obesity Professional Education by the World Obesity Federation. I am a medical writer since 2012, and the topics I am interested in are related to nutrition, medicine ,exercise and healthy lifestyle. I am member of the editorial board and peer reviewer of 3 scientific journals.

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    7 Home Remedies To Help Relieve Migraines

    Migraines and how to deal with the pain

    Migraines can catch you off guard, and put you down for an entire day if not treated. The severity of migraines can range from minor to severe, and they are usually described as dull, deep, and steady. Migraines are a type of headache that is often localized in a certain area of the head and are sometimes accompanied by a pronounced sensitivity to light and sound. More common with women than men, they are noted to be a chronic, incurable condition. (Zimney, 1). There is an abundance of at home remedies to look at when dealing with migraine pain. Below is a list of the types of migraines you might experience and some simple remedies to deal with them.

    Migraines can be very unforgiving, so it is important to stay ahead of them by preparing and having a plan of action. Migraines do not like commotion, so boring is best when a migraine hits. Slow down and stay calm.

    Types of Migraines:

    • Migraine with aura: A migraine that beings with certain neurological symptoms that trigger visual disturbances (tunnel vision, jagged edges around the edge of the visual field). The headache follows after about 93% of the time. These are the most common.
    • Hemiplegic migraine: The patient will have vertigo, paralysis of one side of the body, and visual impairments.
    • Ophthalmologic migraine: This is a rare form of migraine. This happens when the headache is localized around the eye. Symptoms may include droopy eyelids or visual problems.
    • Basilar artery migraine: Results from a spasm in the basilar artery. This can cause vertigo, poor motor skills, and difficulty speaking and hearing.
    • Benign exertional headache: A vascular headache triggered by physical exertion. This type of migraine usually only lasts a couple of minutes.
    • Status migrainosus:An extremely intense migraine that makes the person feel nauseated and pain so intense it may require hospitalization.
    • Headache-free migraine: Just as it sounds. The person will experience the side effects of a migraine (visual loss, vomiting, and nausea) with no headache afterward. (Zimney,1).

    Migraines can be triggered by a number of things. Some include: Stress, alcohol, certain foods, and not getting enough exercise. Others (for women) include time near to their menstruation cycle. Because of the steep decline of estrogen during this time, migraines are then sparked. Not getting enough sleep is also a trigger that can make migraines more frequent and more intense.

    There are a number of over-the-counter drugs you can take to relieve your pain, as well as some non-drug related remedies. If the home remedies do not work, consult a doctor who may be able to prescribe you proper treatments.

    Home remedies to quicker relief:

    1. Managing Stress Levels: This can ease the onset of a migraine before it happens. Lavender oil, calming music, and low light can help ease stress. If you work in an office setting, you can bring lavender oil to work and rub it near your temples. When you experience migraines you can have sensitivity to light, so dimming your lights can give your eyes a rest as well as offset migraine pain.
    2. Essential Oils: Basil and peppermint oils are said to ease tension headache when rubbed on the skin such as near the temples, chest, and under the nose. Peppermint oils are said to have vaso-constricting and vasodilating properties which help control the flow of blood in the body. They also help open up the sinuses to promote proper breathing. Basil oil works as a muscle relaxant and eases the tension in the head caused by headaches and tight muscles.
    3. Diet Fixes: Foods such as peanut butter, dairy, chocolate, avocados, bananas, and citrus have been linked to migraines. Keeping a journal of food triggers can ease the future pain of migraines. Each person’s reactions are going to be different in this area, so knowing what food triggers set off your migraines by writing them down is key.
    4. Scalp Massage: Giving yourself a scalp massage has been known to alleviate migraine pain. Rub your temple area and the tops and sides of the cranium for relief. This can be done for as many minutes as needed.
    5. Consuming Flaxseed: Some migraines are caused by inflammation. Flaxseed contains omega-3’s that are high in healthy fats that can offset inflammation. Flaxseed can be ground up and taken in smoothies or mixed in with your favorite foods.
    6. Herb– Feverfew is known to alleviate migraines. This medicinal herb can be taken by the capsule, tablet, or liquid extract. It comes from a short bush with daisy-like flowers and is native to the Balkan Mountains of Eastern Europe. (Calabro, 1).
    7. Ice-Packs: Ice is used as an anti-inflammatory. When dealing with a migraine headache, always opt for cold versus hot to reduce swelling and inflammation.

    Medications to Stop Pain:

    • Tylenol
    • Advil
    • Bayer
    • Excedrin
    • Ibuprofen

    Medications to Prevent a Migraine:

    • Beta-blockers, such as propranolol.
    • Calcium channel blockers, such as verapamil.
    • Anticonvulsants, such as topiramate.
    • Botox:  Approved by the FDA in 2010, Botox injections to treat chronic migraines are a clinically proven preventive. A treatment involves about 31 shots, given about every 12 weeks. Side effects are rare. (Sole-Smith, 1).

    Migraines can be very unforgiving, so it is important to stay ahead of them by preparing and having a plan of action. Migraines do not like commotion, so boring is best when a migraine hits. Slow down and stay calm. As stated earlier, nourishing your body and understanding what triggers your migraines can be helpful when trying to avoid their wrath. Lastly, make sure you keep on moving to your comfort level. Yoga can be very beneficial for people whose migraines are triggered by intense exercise. Talk to your doctor is the pain is unbearable, as they may be able to recommend different treatments or prescriptions to alleviate the pain.

    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. ExpertsKnowBest.com disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

    References

    • Zimney, E. (n.d.). 10 Key Questions About Migraines. Retrieved December 4, 2015, from https://www.everydayhealth.com/pain-management/headache/index.aspx
    • Calabro, S. (n.d.). Home Remedies for Headache Treatment. Retrieved December 4, 2015, from https://www.everydayhealth.com/headache-migraine-pictures/8-home-remedies-for-headaches-and-migraines.aspx
    • Migraine Headaches-Medications. (n.d.). Retrieved December 4, 2015, from https://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/tc/migraine-headaches-medications
    • Feature, G. (n.d.). Migraines: 5 Lifestyle Changes to Make. Retrieved December 4, 2015, from https://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/features/lifestyle-and-migraine
    • Sole-Smith, V. (n.d.). 16 Highly Effective Migraine Solutions. Retrieved December 4, 2015, from https://www.prevention.com/mind-body/natural-remedies/migraine-causes-and-cures

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    Sharon Smith

    Sharon Smith is a health education specialist and writer of 7 years. After receiving her masters degree in public health and Certified Health Education Specialist designation, she began her writing career by designing worksite wellness programs and health promotion materials for AirTran Airways and the Medical College of Georgia. Besides writing, Sharon loves counseling patients on making better health decisions, cuddling with her little dog Annie, and drinking coffee like it's going out of style.

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    10 Yeast Infection Home Remedies

    Yeast infections and how to regain comfort

    Most women are bothered at one time or another by pesky yeast infections. A yeast infection is one of the most unpleasant and uncomfortable infections to deal with. The good news is the treatments are simple, and the infections are very common. Yeast is a fungus that lives in the vagina in small numbers. When too many of the yeast cells start growing, the infection starts to take over. Almost all yeast infections are from the yeast called Candida albicans. (Web MD, 1). Antibiotics, steroid medications, chronic stress and a diet high in sugar and processed foods can make a woman susceptible to yeast overgrowth. (Villet, 1). Aside from a multitude of products you can buy at the pharmacy, there is an abundance of at home remedies used to help alleviate the pain associated with yeast infections.

    Yeast infections can be extremely uncomfortable, but there are no risks involved if you let it run its course with no action. This is not a life threatening condition, but rather an inconvenience and hassle to deal with.

    Frequent Symptoms:

    • Itching, burning, and soreness of the vaginal area
    • Pain during sex
    • Rashes and white discharge
    • Painful urination
    • Redness and swelling of the vulva

    Home Remedies for Fighting off Yeast Infections:

    1. Tea Tree Oil: This oil has natural properties known to act as an antifungal and fight against yeast.
    2. Boric Acid: This should never be applied directly. Capsules are sold at most health food stores and are to be used as intravaginal suppositories. Boric acid is known to inhibit the growth of the yeast, and is also known as an antifungal acid.
    3. Cotton Lined Underwear: A moist, warm environment is known to set the growth of yeast into overdrive. Wearing cotton lined underwear, avoiding tight jeans, and allowing air flow helps. Make sure to wear loose fitting pants to allow air to circulate and to dry off thoroughly after showering.
    4. Drugstore Antifungals: Most drugstore antifungals use azoles, which are meant to clear up 80-90% of yeast. Most of the treatment plans range from 1-11 days.
    5. Yogurt and Good Bacteria with Probiotics: Orally ingesting your favorite yogurt, and probiotic have shown improvements with patients’ comfort levels when experiencing a yeast infection. You are essentially fighting bad bacteria with the good bacteria.
    6. Garlic: Numerous studies have shown garlic’s antifungal properties. While it is not a proven fix for yeast infections, many people like to experiment as it is tasty and easy to try.
    7. Coconut Oil: Coconut oil has effective antifungal properties that can kill a yeast infection. Simply apply three times a day until the infection has gotten better. You can also swish with coconut oil (oil pulling) for 5-10 minutes to release your body of unwanted toxins. This is also used for oral yeast infections. Do not swallow the oil, as you will be ingesting all of the bacteria your body released.
    8. Apple Cider Vinegar: Both apple cider vinegar and white vinegar have properties that can detain a yeast infection. Simply mix two tablespoons of the vinegar with a glass of warm water, and drink twice a day for a few days. (Home Remedies, 1).
    9. Baking Soda: Add baking soda to your bath to take away the itch that comes with yeast infections. Add a half of a cup to start, and add more if the itching sensation does not go away.
    10. Water: Drinking water is the purest form of detox one can do. By drinking water throughout the day, you are ridding your body of toxins and clearing out the infection. Don’t forget this simple step!

    Helpful Products to Buy at the Pharmacy:

    • Anti-itch cream
    • CVS Clotrimazole 3 Vaginal Cream (2%)
    • Azo Yeast Tablets in a probiotic base
    • 1 Dose Treatment Tioconazole 1
    • Miconazole 3 Day Combination Pack
    • Urinary Pain Relief Tablets
    • Cystex Tablets
    • Monistat 1 Combination Pack Day or Night
    • Vagisil Crème
    • Vagisil Maximum Strength Anti-Itch Medicated Wipes

    Miconazole and clotrimazole products are available in one, three-, six- and seven-day formats. Which one you choose depends on the severity of symptoms. For a mild yeast infection, a treatment course of one to three days may be appropriate, but for stubborn or recurrent infections, go for a longer duration of therapy. (Villet, 1).

    Yeast infections can be extremely uncomfortable, but there are no risks involved if you let it run its course with no action. This is not a life threatening condition, but rather an inconvenience and hassle to deal with. Of the 75% of women who experience yeast infections, 5-10% will experience chronic episodes. (Villet, 1). If your yeast infection is persistent, it is always a good idea to check with your doctor about alternative remedies. Women who are pregnant should consult a doctor before taking any products from the pharmacy or at home. Otherwise, there are many healthy alternatives to fast relief from pesky yeast infections as stated above!

    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. ExpertsKnowBest.com disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

    References

    • Yeast Infections: Symptoms, Treatments, Causes. (n.d.). Retrieved November 30, 2015, from https://www.webmd.com/women/tc/vaginal-yeast-infections-topic-overview
    • Cohen, M. (n.d.). 9 Highly Effective Solutions For Yeast Infections. Retrieved November 30, 2015, from https://www.prevention.com/health/yeast-infection-treatments
    • Bennington-Castro, J. (n.d.). Home Remedies for Yeast Infections. Retrieved November 30, 2015, from https://www.everydayhealth.com/yeast-infection/treatments/home-remedies/
    • Home Remedies for Yeast Infection | Top 10 Home Remedies. (2013, April 3). Retrieved November 30, 2015, from https://www.top10homeremedies.com/home-remedies/home-remedies-for-yeast-infection.html
    • Villet, M. (n.d.). Yeast Infection Remedy-Do Any Of them Work? Retrieved November 30, 2015, from https://www.yeastinfectionremedyx.com

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    Sharon Smith

    Sharon Smith is a health education specialist and writer of 7 years. After receiving her masters degree in public health and Certified Health Education Specialist designation, she began her writing career by designing worksite wellness programs and health promotion materials for AirTran Airways and the Medical College of Georgia. Besides writing, Sharon loves counseling patients on making better health decisions, cuddling with her little dog Annie, and drinking coffee like it's going out of style.

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