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Candida Question #55 Is Fishy Smell Associated With Yeast Infection?

Not really. You shouldn’t have a fish briny sort of vaginal sort of smell with a yeast infection. A yeast infection smell is more of a musty sort of smell. It can be a cheesy discharge and a lot of itch.

When I think of a fish smell, I’m thinking more about bacterial vaginosis, which tends to have a different type of watery, profuse, gray sort of discharge with that fish brine smell. So you should not really have a fishy smell with a Candida infection. But you can have a strong odor, though, which may be misconstrued as a fish smell, but not really. So I hope that answers your question.

My book explains quite a lot about this whole thing, and in Chapter 3, you can read about the diagnosing, testing, and identifying of yeast infections. There’s a whole section on the different types of vaginal afflictions, including inflammations and conditions affecting the vagina. You can read all about those, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes, Candida, Bacterial Vaginosis, and I explain all the signs and symptoms, what you’re likely to experience, if there’s any discharge, the odor, what kind of itch you’re likely to get, it’s all in the book. So you can read a lot more about that in Candida Crusher.

Hope that answers your question. Thank you.

Candida Question #54 Can I Buy OTC AntiFungal Cream For Itch?

Of course you can. There are many different creams and lotions and potions you can use for yeast infection. My recommendations are for you not really to use the pharmaceutical approach where you’re going to use a vaginal applicator and a pharmaceutical cream. I don’t find women often have success with these products. They tend to get recurring thrush, recurring yeast infection, which require recurring applications. And often times, a doctor will prescribe these creams along with an applicator, along with an anti-fungal like fluconazole.

You can see some of my case histories in my book, Candida Crusher. Some of these women take these products for 2, 5, and 10 years or more and get no relief. And as soon as they stop, the problem keeps recurring.

What I think about in my mind when you use a product and a proper protocol, you should get a resolution from your problem. You shouldn’t have to be continually relying on a product to keep a problem not just at bay but to eradicate it. If you need to keep using these creams, there’s something not right here. You’re not doing something right.

Have a look at my book, Candida Crusher, Chapter 5, Chronic Vaginal Yeast Infections. There’s some brilliant ideas in there to show you how you can actually cure this condition, get rid of it for good.

So, you can use over-the-counter creams, but why would you recurrently use a cream. Using a cream and getting rid of the condition short term is good, but relying on a product is no good. A good cream you could try out, for example, would be a tea tree-based cream. There are creams made with many different herbs and products with tea tree are very good products that you could use.

What about a tea tree suppository? I recommend those. You can read about those in my book. There are many different douche or cleansing protocols I’ve written about, particularly useful in conjunction with my Candida Crusher diet.

So give that some consideration rather than just relying continually on creams. Thank you.

Candida Question #44 Can You Recommend A Soap To Use Down There To Prevent Yeast Infection?

There is, in fact. One of my favorite body products to use with Candida is tea tree oil, particularly Australian tea tree oil. The other name for that is Melaleuca alternifolia. Australian tea tree oil has proven to have very powerful anti-fungal qualities. You can use this as pure oil. You can use it as water soluble oil, and you can also get tea tree oil toothpaste and soap. The soap is good and it’s certainly worth using all over your body, arm pits, groin area, scalp, all around the body to help with yeast infections. It’s also very good to use with a soft brush to soap up around the toes and all these areas. You’ll find tea tree oil soap to be excellent down there as well.

You’ll read a lot more about tea tree in my book, Candida Crusher, in the seventh chapter, section 4. You’ll read an extensive section on tea tree oil and the many uses and benefits you can derive from tea tree oil. It also makes quite a good douche. So you can also use the water soluble tea tree oil to your advantage in a little bowl and use that for cleansing. It’s a very, very good treatment for a vaginal yeast infection.