I read all the reviews before trying AZO and it did not work for me. I ended up having an allergic reaction to AZO, and had a very upset stomach with a lot of gas. There is some ingredients in AZO that my body did not react well to, so it did not work for me. I do not have a sensitive stomach normally, but since this AZO was a bust, I set out to find a better AZO alternative that would work for my yeast infections. I only take the pills when I need to on an as need basis. When I feel the yeast infection just starting to come on, I double on the dose and its usually gone in 2-3 days.
I know that it takes a lot of factors to recover from a yeast infection. You need to keep the probiotics in your gut healthy, and use an antifungal to fight off the yeast that has grown there. The best way to do this is using a candida cleanse. While using any of these treatments, you want to avoid drinking soda, eating junk food and especially avoid anything with synthetic sugar.
Monistat Vaginal Antifungal Medication
What I like about Monistat is that it’s a one day treatment with clinical testing behind it. Although I prefer to take pills for a yeast infection, this ointment does work and comes with a hdny applicator. I read some reviews that Monistat itches or burns, but i did not have any of those symptoms. I followed the directions exactly as they said, and I just had a slight tingly feeling but nothing too uncomfortable, and definitely not burning. Some of the cream did ooze out, but after 5 days, I was completely yeast free. This is my favorite AZO alternative.
Lady Soma Candida Cleanse
This is my favorite AZO alternative in pill form, as sometimes I do not want to use Monistat because it is an ointment and it is kind of gross. The Lady Soma Candida Cleanse works from within, and does not upset my stomach at all. I do feel lighter on my feet after using it, and I take 4 capsules when i feel a yeast infection about to start – and then go back down to the regular two doses until I feel its completely gone. Overall, it took about 3 days to clear up my yeast infection when using the Lady Soma Candida Cleanse. Highly recommended. It saved me a trip to the doctor – thank God! – and I bought 3 extra bottles just to keep in the fridge in case any happen in the future. After using these supplements, I have also noticed I have less digestive issues after a meal.
Vagistat 3, 9-Grams
Vagistat are actually suppositories that you insert into the vagina. It takes 3 days to work and the suppositories are disposable. Vagistat is definitely for stronger yeast infections like I used to get in college. I used to be miserable and while I used Vagistat and it was killing off the yeast, I would feel horrible and sick. But its just the yeast dying off and leaving toxins in your body that need to be flushed out. If you are using Vagistat, don’t be upset if you get sick while using it. Its totally a normal side effect of the yeast in your body dieing off. There is a slight burning with this product. I was not expecting that and I did not like it. Its not totally unbearable, but it is uncomfortable. Dont over do it! The suppositories are quite strong so do not use them too often. In about 3 days, I had a lot less irritation, and in 7 days it was completely better
pH-D Feminine Health Support, Boric Acid Vaginal Suppositories
I bought these suppositories from Amazon. Unfortunately, I had to go on a course of antibiotics that left my body feeling horrible and had left me with a yeast infection. These suppositories have boric acid. In about 4 days this had cleared up any remnants of a yeast infection that was left over from my course in antibiotics. Even one month later, I was completely yeast free and did not have any bacterial vaginosis.
I usually use the Lady Soma Candida Cleanse (as you can see from my review above), but the company was sold out of them for 3 months, so I ended up having to buy this brand. It’s my second favorite line of candida cleanses.The formula is pretty similar to the Lady Soma Candida Cleanse but it is not from natural sources like the Lady Soma brand. I would recommend this as a cheaper alternative to Lady Soma. I bought on Amazon, and at $14 you can’t go wrong.