With growing number of Candida yeast infections and an increase in antifungal drug resistance, using probiotics to treat vaginal yeast infection has become the focus of many studies and more probiotic supplements and probiotic suppositories are being developed to help women combat vaginal yeast infections.
One of the main causes of vaginal yeast infections is bacterial imbalance in the vaginal flora when there’s not enough friendly bacteria to protect it from colonization by bad microorganisms, such as Candida or Gardenerella. It may be caused by:
When there isn’t enough friendly bacteria, Candida starts to multiply causing unpleasant symptoms. One of the ways to treat or prevent vaginal candidiasis is using probiotics for vaginal health in the form of suppositories. The probiotics, also called friendly bacteria, convert lactose in the vagina into lactic acid which help keep the vaginal acidity level in the normal range of pH 3,8-4,5, preventing yeast and ‘bad’ bacteria from reproducing. Also certain Lactobacilli strains produce hydrogen peroxide that prevents “bad” microorganisms from growing out of control and causing unpleasant symptoms.
There is more and more scientific evidence showing the benefits of using vaginal suppositories with probiotics during antibiotic treatments and in cases of recurrent infections. What’s more, many studies show that intravaginal probiotics can also help to:
There aren’t many effective probiotic suppositories available on the U.S. market. There’s an abundance of these products in Europe, but the shipment costs may be high. I’ll keep updating this section whenever I find effective vaginal probiotics that don’t cost a fortune. I’ll also add reviews of not so good vaginal probiotics, that may be a waste of money if you’re trying to prevent or treat a vaginal yeast infection. Please check my reviews here:
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You can use probiotic suppositories either to cure or prevent vaginal yeast infections:
Have you ever used vaginal suppositories with probiotics? Please share your experiences and questions in the comment section below.