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Vaginal Yeast Gone with Homeopathy

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

July 27th, 2014  |  147 Comments

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Yeast Infection

Yeast Infection

Vaginal yeast infection, also called candidiasis, is a common problem of women caused by the overgrowth of the fungus candida albicans. This fungus normally resides in the body but is kept under control by lactobacillus bacteria.

A healthy immune system will maintain a correct balance between the yeast and the bacteria, but if this balance is upset, the fungus can get out of hand. Some things suspected to contribute to the overgrowth of candida include use of antibiotics, birth control pills and immune suppressing drugs such as steroids; eating refined sugar and processed foods; or ingesting certain trigger foods, such as bread and baked goods, even honey and too much fruit.

Need I mention how important diet and abstinence from drugs is to keep this in check?  Yet even hormonal changes during pregnancy and perimenopause can also trigger candidiasis, so it's not always drugs and the wrong foods that are to blame.

If unchecked, an overgrowth of candida can lead to a wide range of systemic symptoms, including digestive issues such as pain, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea and mucus in the stool; itching in the skin, ears, vagina and rectum; skin problems such as acne and eczema, reproductive problems such as painful menstruation, infertility and low libido; and even mood changes, such as anxiety, depression, mood swings and difficulty focusing.

Conventional treatments focus on destroying the candida to stop the overgrowth, but like all drug treatments, this can be accompanied by side effects, and often the overgrowth reappears as soon as the treatment stops. A suspension of symptoms is not what we're after.  We want full resolution and you can get that with the protocols I share with you today.

Homeopathy is a safe and effective medicine which gently guides the body back to health and reduces susceptibility to future outbreaks.

Homeopathic treatment for recurrent candidiasis usually brings relief within a week, but the treatment may need to continue for 3-5 months to eliminate the problem and prevent recurrences.

I've included  a few of the most common remedies used to uproot  vaginal yeast infections.  I'm including them but want to give you a heads up that my all time favorite remedy for this affliction is based on what I learned in Calcutta from Dr. Prasanta Banerji.  In approximately 80% of the population with this affliction, the best by far medicine for  yeast is Mercurius solubilis 200C taken once daily.  If there's accompanying itching, not mild, but quite intrusive, then Arsenicum album 200C twice daily is a better choice. However, if these remedies aren't found to be useful (give at least a few weeks to note improvement or not), then consider some of the following remedies.  But I'll bet you won't need to go any further than these.

Kreosotum 30C: The sufferer needing Kreosotum will experience violent itching and burning of the vulva, labia and thighs. The discharge is profuse, watery and sometimes yellowish with marked acridity causing soreness, smarting and red spots on the vulva.

Calcarea Carbonica, 30C: The person needing this remedy will likely show a profuse, persistent milky or yellow discharge accompanied by itching and burning. The person may also experience morning hunger, acidity of the stomach and cold, damp feet.

Sepia 30C: Women who are prone to recurrent candidiasis and repetitive urogenital infections might want to consider this medicine. The discharge is yellowish green in color, somewhat offensive and often worse before menses with pains in the abdomen. The woman is likely to be on birth control pills or overwhelmed by her motherly duties.

Natrum muriaticum 30C: This cell salt is excellent for a woman with a watery discharge who is prone to skin and respiratory allergies, acne or herpes.

Knowing how to treat problems like this quickly, inexpensively, without a prescription, questionable drugs and high costs is the way I like to live my life and I want to share with you how you can do the same.

Warmly,

Joette Calabrese


 

I have been where you are now. I’ve dieted, taken supplements, bio-identical hormones, essential oils, herbs – but nothing, nothing has ever come close to the reproducible, safe, and effective results I and my clients have achieved with homeopathy. To see the full syllabus for my Feminopathy course and read the testimonials of other women who have been helped by my Practical Homeopathy methods, click here.

Please pass this on to your friends.

Love, Joette

 

I am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

Call today and learn how homeopathy might just be the missing piece in your health strategy.


Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.


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147 thoughts on “Vaginal Yeast Gone with Homeopathy”

  1. Renee says:

    Thank you for sharing all this great information. I will most definitely be sharing this with my friends. It is something that so many women can benefit knowing.

  2. Alison says:

    Thank you so much for this information Joette. So many of us suffer from candida that does not involve a vaginal yeast infection. What would you recommend for a systemic candida?
    Thank you!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I wish I could cover all candida infections in one blog. I promise to cover the others soon. thanks for the encouragement.

    2. Sarah says:

      I had great success using calc carb 30c twice daily for thrush with my baby. I gave it as described to both myself and my baby. Our symptoms started decreasing about a week after taking this remedy. I kept it up for a number of months in both of us because I saw other seemingly unrelated symptoms start to decrease too. It was so nice to not struggle with thrush for months like I had with my previous baby. Thanks so much joette for all your amazing information.

  3. Megan says:

    thanks sending to bff who has has this for yrs.

  4. Donna says:

    So happy to see this article in my e-mail today! Is the protocol the same for candida overgrowth in the gut?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The remedy choice is different when it presents in different areas of the body. I’ll get to another blog on this subject soon. Thanks for the feedback.

      1. Jackie says:

        Joette, did you happen to address systemic candida in a later blog post? I have suspect I have a small patch of eczema or yeast on my face. I have searched your blog for information on how treat it but have only found the remedies for vaginal yeast infections.

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          Jackie, I’ve not offered a protocol for systemic candida because I don’t approach it that way. Instead, we look at the diagnosis as well as how it presents and choose a protocol based on that. In other words, if eczema is the diagnosis, we use the eczema protocol. Candida is usually a rationale or is theoretical.

  5. Cheli says:

    So helpful! Thank you!

  6. Courtney says:

    Thank you for making this so comprehensive! Treating yeast can be overwhelming! And most women don’t know the issues involved with conventional treatment. This one should be shared with women everywhere!

  7. Beth L says:

    Thank you for sharing, Joette. I will send this link to my daughter.

  8. Theresa says:

    Thank you Joette, for this article. My ND indicated candidiasis and has had me on several protocols and my NAET Dr. found candida with out question. Mine must be mild, only exhibiting itself as some form of exzema on face (esp. around mouth and chin) and itchy arms/ears. I just thought I was detoxing. As I read your description it all made sense. I will put this to use starting today!
    So grateful!

  9. Cecilia says:

    Thank you for this information. Do you have any suggestions for systemic candida that shows up in other areas (such as breasts – stabbing pains, itching, thrush with a nursing baby)?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      You’re the 2nd response requesting this. I’ll get on it soon.

  10. Mina says:

    Thanks Joette! I’m going to try this right away!

  11. Crystal says:

    Awesome! I’m going to try one of the top remedies. I’ve been on the full GAPS minus milk products because of my overgrowth of candida. I have it in my scalp, on my face and a vag. yeast infection. Can wait for more on systemic candida. What about men? I’m pretty sure my husband and I are sharing it back and forth. He has no symptoms, but wants to be treated. Thank you!

  12. Kate Petro says:

    Thank you for this topic. Are these remedies the same if someone is not having vaginal symptoms, but yeast breakout in the armpit? Lotrimin cream has been the only thing that works in this case.

    Thank you!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I’m afraid I don’t concur. Homeopathy is the only thing that works in these cases. Lotrimin suppresses and drives the problem deeper. I plan to write further on the subject of yeast so watch your inbox.

  13. Lisa says:

    Please,please,please give a protocol for thrush! I’ve tried everything else and can’t find anything that will eliminate it. I know homeopathy can!

  14. Linda Millman says:

    Thank you, Joette, for this information!

    Two questions: If you don’t have the remedy on hand in the potency suggested–say you don’t have it in 200C–but you do have it in another potency–say 30C–should you take the remedy anyway? If so, should you make any adjustment for the different potency?

    LInda

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The potencies I teach are based on the Banerji’s and my experience. If there is an emergency, and you didn’t have the correct potency, it would make sense to use what you’ve got. IF its not emergent, then why tinker with success?…particularly since homeopathics are such a bargain.

  15. Shana says:

    Oh,Joette, we sing yr praises! Add me to the list of folks wanting to know how to remedy digestive candida overgrowth… my gut and I will be grateful.

  16. Dorothy says:

    What do the numbers reference (as in 200c)? So far in my town, I have found 30c and 6c and I am wondering if they will offer the same help as the 200c. Looking forward to giving it a try! Thank you for this great information!

  17. Dorothy says:

    Sorry, I see you’ve already answered it (essentially) above. I didn’t refresh my page before asking my question. Thank you!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      One of the best ways to insure that you have a good choice of remedies on hand is to own a homeopathy kit. In the long run, they are a super bargain. Then you needn’t scramble to find what you need.

  18. dr ghassan says:

    Hi mrs joette,i will try your prescription for candida,
    Did you try antimonium.crudum

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Yes, Antimonium crude is also a good choice, particularly if the infection is itchy.

      1. I wanted to know what is the recommended concentration for the Antimonium crude. I have vaginal yeast infection that is extremely itchy, red spots and white sores. I have 5 years of recurring, I have been using antifungal and antiobiotics indicated by gynecologists, they work for a short time and then the symptoms comes back again. Please help!

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          The potency (or concentration) is in the article. It’s the number and letter after each remedy name.

  19. Crystal says:

    Thanks Joette!

    Can men use the same remedies? My husband wants to be treated since I have candida, but he shows no symptoms.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I don’t believe that someone should be treated who is not sick. But more importantly, everyone has candida. It is naturally in all of us. The problem arises when it has overpopulated, which is what happens after antibiotic use, birth control pills and the like.

  20. Diana says:

    Hi Joette. I’d love to see a post on treating bacterial vaginosis. I have had it for quite a while and nothing seems to budge it. Resorted to hydrogen peroxide and it took the symptoms away for a short period of time but they quickly returned. I’ve wanted to have a consultation with you but I haven’t heard back through your website.

    Anyway, a post on that would be much appreciated 🙂

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:
  21. JayMarie says:

    I used to be plaqued with UTI’s and yeast infections. The anti-biotics quit working. I started using colloidal silver along with acidophilus with very good results. As I have become further knowledgeable in my homeopathy journey, I have sinced discovered that my fresh dandelion tea decoction completely eliminates it altogether. In fact, dandelion tea has kept me virtually without sickness of any kind for the past 3 years or so. I make my own and consume it daily. One of the most beneficial plants I’ve ever come across. I’m actually going to plant my own crop of dandelion this coming spring so that I have healthier plants altogether.

  22. Susan Bartlow says:

    I just got my mercurius solubilis 200ck today and am unsure of the dosage. You said once a day. Does that mean 1 pellet once a day. The dosage on the bottle is 5 pellets 3 times a day. Thanks so much!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The outside of the bottle always gives instructions as to how many pills are equal to a dose. Depending on the manufacturing pharmacy, the number could be anywhere from 1-6.

  23. Debbie says:

    Joette, do you sell these remedies or know where they can be ordered? Also, the same for a homeopathic kit that you mentioned. Many thanks!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Hi Debbie, you may purchase the individual remedies by clicking on the name of each remedy in the blog article. If you’re interested in a kit (a bargain in the long run) pls feel free to contact my office, M-S 8:30-5 EST and we can send one out to you.

  24. Kristen says:

    Hi Joette,

    Thank you for sharing this great information! When you say to take Mercurius solubilis 200C once a day how many pellets do you recommend taking or is it just one pellet a day? Same question for the Arsenicum album 200C and the additional remedies you mentioned that some people might need to add on?

    Thanks again!

    Kristen

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      A dose of a remedy is what is written on the bottle.

  25. Manfred says:

    I wouldnt take a daily dose of merc.sol. Sensible patients can easily slip into a proving. i know it from experience. still have an inflammation in the jaw after 3 doses of mer.sol.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Provings occur only when the remedy is not needed, which is why we say to stop using it once wellness sets in. If an inflammation remains after 3 doses(assuming the remedy is correct), it means more doses are needed.

  26. Hannah says:

    Hi Joette!

    I had the pleasure of talking to you the other day. I have been reading your blog non stop since then. Would this protocol also work for recurring UTI’s? I get them a lot! Right now though it’s more pressure and discomfort in my bladder with urgency to pee but no pain. It seems to flare up if I have the slightest bit of sugar, but I drink kefir like it’s going out of style. Wondering if I should take the Mercurius or Sepia or something else all together, thank you so much for all you do. I am looking into homeopathy schooling now after being so inspired:)

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I’m delighted that you are inspired and I certainly remember our conversation on the phone. Should you be interested in formal education, I can recommend schools for you as I am and have been on the faculty of two of the most prominent homeopathy schools in the U.S.

      I’m sorry, but the protocol here is for vaginal yeast not bladder or UT conditions, even though the cause may be the same, the remedies act differently in different organs. This is something that would require my taking the case.

  27. Jessica Steele says:

    Greetings Joette,

    I wanted to ask if any of these remedies would work for a 9 year-old boy. My son has type-1 diabetes and candida/fungal infections are a problem. He was diagnosed with this fungal infection a couple of years ago and suffers from painful urination and an itchy bottom. It’s not always painful, but can flare up at any time and is miserable! Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! Jessica

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Hi Jessica, Homeopathy has a history of being able to address issues such as what your son is suffering. Should you be interested in speaking to me regarding some ideas, you may contact my office to set up a free conversation to see if homeopathy is a fit for you .

      1. Jessica Steele says:

        Hi again Joette,
        I tried to set up a free conversation, however since I spoke to you several months ago regarding sinuses, this would have to be a consultation. I gave the merc sol to my son for about 10 days in April. Itching and painful urination has flared up recently. I’m trying to decide if I should try merc sol again for a longer period of time or if I should try the arsenicum album. Since this is for a little boy I understand how the protocols might be different. I used the merc sol for myself and it worked! Thanks, Jessica

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          I’m so sorry Jessica, but I’d have to take the case to be able to answer your questions specifically. Remedies and protocols used for children are the same for adults and vice versa but the condition is completely different, so the medicine would also be.

  28. Becca says:

    Hi Joette, this is such a helpful article! Would you say the Merc Sol is best used for some with reoccurring yeast infections? Or is it also a good option for someone with the occasional infection (for example yeast infection followed by use of antibiotics)? I am just wondering if this is a remedy best used for more of a chronic issue as compared to an acute issue?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The protocol doesn’t distinguish between chronic and acute. It can be used in either situation.

      1. Becca says:

        Ok, thank you so much!

  29. Heidi says:

    Thank you for this post. In the past 2 yrs of learning and using remedies, yeast infection is the only one that I have resorted to drugs after a week. Last time I tried Merc sol for a week and got worse daily, this time I will try the Ars album, and maybe try a different one if it is not improving after a few days. Thank you for your blogs!

  30. Heidi says:

    Thank you for this post. Vaginal yeast infection is the one issue I have in the past resorted to drugs. My boys and I have not used any medication but homeopathic remedies in 2015! So now I have the yeast infection again. Last year I tried Merc sol for a week before I gave up. This time I am trying the Ars alb, after 20 hrs it is mildly worse than yesterday but not as worse as if I had done nothing. I am looking forward to finding the remedy that works for me!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Why would you give up after 1 week? It took years to get to the chronic state you’re presently in and it often takes many weeks for it to clear.

      1. Heidi says:

        Well, I gave up because I was getting worse every day and did not know when or how or have the resolve to try another remedy. But – this time using the Ars album I am now very much better! Day 2 was the worst with moderate itching/swelling/discharge. After that each day was either minimally better or the same. After a week I wasn’t sure if I should try a different remedy or keep with the same, but since I wasn’t getting worse I decided to keep with the same. I am still taking it periodically when I feel a bit itchy, but not regularly like last week. Thank you for your encouragement and teaching, I continue to learn from them.

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          ‘Happy to hear of your improvement.

  31. Janelle says:

    Would this also work for a baby with a yeast diaper rash?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      No, it depends on the location of the yeast. Vaginal, skin, mouth, systemic all require different protocols. But I plan to write on the diaper rash soon. Thanks for the reminder.

      1. Janelle says:

        Thanks!

  32. Alesia says:

    Is the Banerji Protocol and others listed safe to take while pregnant?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Homeopathy is historically safe during pregnancy and I have found it to be even more valuable during that time, since we can treat 2 simultaneously. Having said this, there are certain homeopathics that need to be avoided during pregnancy that if used too frequently can cause trouble. The medicines in this article are not those included in the list.

      1. kskeeps says:

        Fascinating. I hadn’t heard some were not safe during pregnancy — would you write an anrticle expounding upon those? Also, is the list the same for newborns/infants.

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          Please remember that homeopathy is medicine and with that comes the responsibility to use it with respect.
          As for newborns, as long as the remedies are used correctly and reasonably, homeopathy is relatively safe.

  33. Anthu says:

    Thanks Joette,

    I am a homeopath and in my first year of practice. A client presents recurrent candida infections with the sensation of constriction in the vagina and the pressure force going upwards as she says together with the constriction in her head too. Antibiotic use triggers this. She takes about 3 table spoon so yogurt daily but it does not help. What are your thoughts and advice?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      It sounds to me that the sensations in the head, etc. are drug side effects and are not worthy of repertorization. Instead, I like to use the Banerji protocol that calls for Merc. sol because it covers 80% of all of these cases. That is, unless one of the others fits the description more closely.

  34. Jeanette Blue says:

    Today many women consume medicines to cure from menstrual pain without consulting with the doctor, which can be dangerous for the health. As stated in the above blog that one cause could be vaginal fungus. The vaginal diseases can also be caused by improper menstrual protections. It is better to consume proper medication and protection by consulting with the doctor.

    http://www.cupissima.com

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Women have become suspicious of the drugs that doctors prescribe because drug fundamentalism is rampant in the medical community. That’s what this blog is about; minimizing the use of drugs…in fact eliminating them.

      Other than anesthesia for truly needed surgery, I can barely think if a drug that is “proper”.

  35. Jackie says:

    Hi Joette, did you ever write on diaper rash? I’m looking for help with a yeast diaper rash that my newborn had, which also seems to be presenting on his upper chest and arms. I read in your comments above that the Merc Sol is for vaginal yeast, but in the GGBG notes, Merc Sol is also listed for fungal patches (I’m assuming of the skin?). I really want to resolve this before it moves into thrush.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Hi Jackie, I’m writing today on Joette’s behalf. She’s taking the day off. She has told me that she plans to write a more extensive article on diaper rash, but in looking on the blog, I found this https://joettecalabrese.com/blog/hold-it-dont-use-that-stuff-on-the-babys-skin/.

      It is only one story of diaper rash without a full protocol, but you might find it useful. It will also take you to a course that Joette offers called “Skin, The Ugly Truth” that you be interested in.

      I hope this helps.

      Best, Lisa (Joette’s assistant)

  36. Lynette says:

    Clarification please?…….. Does a yeast infection if not properly eliminated turn into a UTI? And if so does one have to treat both? I constantly am fighting UTIs. I believe I am being infected with yeast through intercourse with my husband. So would it be wise to have him take merc. sol, also? Or is there a better remedy for men?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Yeast and bacteria are different microorganisms. However, it stands to reason that an imbalance of one or the the other can cause an aggravation of the other.

      Should you be interested, you might want to check out the course I offer called Feminopathy where I address UTI’s and yeast infections with specific homeopathic protocols.
      It is never wise to use homeopathy as a just- in-case-measure.If your husband is not sick, he should not take a remedy. Homeopathy is medicine and needs to be used specifically and judiciously.

  37. Lydia says:

    Hi Joette. Thank you for this information. I am in my 4th pregnancy, and once again I have a yeast infection, as I did in all the others. I have been taking the Merc Sol for about 3 weeks along with probiotics and (naturally sourced) vitamin C (at the rec of my midwife, to help prevent GBS as well as fight yeast). Before I began the remedy, the infection was noticeable by its discharge but it wasn’t really bothering me. I just wanted to treat it so that the baby won’t be exposed at birth. Now it has become very itchy, discharge is more profuse, and here in the cold winter I’m finding that when I wear particularly thick, warm pants it becomes very bothersome – it feels like it is burning at times and I have gotten some very painful spots on the vulva. At this point, does it make sense to try the Arsenicum A instead? I wasn’t sure how long I should give the first remedy, but it has been 3 weeks now. I should add that I follow a Weston Price-inspired diet (raw Jersey and Guernsey milk, homemade broth, homemade yogurt, homemade sourdough einkorn bread as well as fresh fruits and veggies and locally sourced pastured meat; the only refined sugar I take in is in occasional squares of very dark (70%-90%) chocolate, although I have even cut that out in the last week and just been allowing myself honey and maple syrup in very small amounts).

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I am unable to take your case on this forum, but I can tell you that if a chronic condition worsens after using a homeopathic protocol for a few weeks, its always best to stop using it and move on to the next most closely represented remedy. That is, choose the remedy that is most aligned with your symptoms and begin again.

  38. Sherry says:

    Can I give this to my pet, she has yeast, only in her right ear? Thanks!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Your little girl’s ears are different than her girly-parts, so its a different condition all together.

      1. Sherry says:

        Ya, I didn’t think it was a match…I’ll look at Sulphur

      2. Sherry says:

        Thanks!

  39. gkuintzle says:

    The second protocol is not listed in the Banerji book. Was this updated since the book was printed? The person I know that has the problem definitely has the itching, etc so the second one is more applicable.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The information I offer on my blog is based on my professional experience as well as the observations I made while working at the Prasanta Banerji Homeopathic Research Foundation. Protocols, not unlike human conditions are organic and there are many ways to approach the same condition.

  40. gkuintzle says:

    I am confused now more than ever. In your feminopathy course for vaginal yeast you say to use mercurius solubilis AND arsenicum album 200c. Here its says to use mercurius OR arsenicum. In the second recording of feminopathy someone asks about system fungus (I am not sure there is a difference) and they have acne and they are using hepar sulph 200c 2D. Would any of these combinations work? is that the point? My daughter has a very small amount of acne but she has the vaginal yeast problem with itching and has had it ongoing for a couple years. It goes away and comes back.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Both are correct, but Arsencium album is more specific for itching.
      I’m afraid I don’t know what is meant by system fungus.
      HS is specific for acne.

      1. gkuintzle says:

        Thank you. You answer a question in recording number 2 (of feminopathy). Right after you talk about vaginal yeast infection, Someone asks if they have systemic fungus and acne if taking hepar sulph 200c 2D is the right protocol. You say yes.

  41. gkuintzle says:

    Up at the top is says to give the protocol a few weeks before noticing improvement. Closer to the bottom it says you should notice improvement in a week but you might have to take it 3 to 5 months to keep it in check. So which do you use to determine. If it’s been taken for two and a half weeks and no notice of change, do you keep taking it? She is taking arsenicum 200c 2D and her symptoms are always noticeably uncomfortable at certain times of the month. She is 23 and no children.

  42. Kelly says:

    Hi Joette, is mercurius vivus the same as mercurius sol? I only have mercurius vivus 30 in my cabinet right now & wondering if it would be worth a try for a yeast infection…Thank you!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      They’re not exactly the same but so close that most homeopaths use them interchangeably.

  43. Kelly says:

    Thank you! I’ll give it a try.

  44. Laura says:

    Hello Joelle, I’m currently dealing with a yeast infection. All I was able to find was Mercurius solubilis 30 C. Is that an ok dosage or do you think it’ll be too high?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      It will likely act but its always best to use the protocol that I publish. Check out Amazon.

  45. kelli says:

    HI Joette,
    My almost 2 year old has thrush in her mouth, what would I give her?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I’m not comfortable giving advise in this fashion without either taking the case or fleshing out specifics in an article. Too many mistakes can be made.

    2. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      An after-thought: But I will consider writing on this subject in the future.

  46. tricia says:

    Whether trying Calc Carb or Sepia for yeast, does one stop as soon as one symptom is gone or all symptoms are gone? Thank you

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      When the condition is over, the symptoms are gone. That’s when we stop the medicine.

  47. winterskykim says:

    Hi Joette, if two treatments seem to apply can we use both? like Kreosotum 30C for the violent itching and sepia 30c because this sounds like a good fit too. and how often? 1x a day or twice a day?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      You may use 2 but its rather sloppy. I prefer to use one and give it a good try for over a few months, if needed. Then if it doesn’t act at all, go to the 2nd one. I like using these particular rems, twice daily.

  48. Debbie says:

    Arsenicum album says 200C but the link takes you to the amazon page for the 200CK

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      They are one in the same.

  49. faiza says:

    Thanks for this information. I have yeast infection and curd like discharge. Now my digestive system is being disturbed. Pain and bloating. Can you please tell me which remedy to use

  50. Mary Herman says:

    I take Sanicula 30C when My drainage smells like a dead fish, always works for me but be never taken for a length of time. Thing is, I don’t know if this is a yeast infection or a bacterial infection. I’m just learning I can take for a few weeks for chronic conditions.

  51. N. Boyd says:

    Can this remedy be used on a child with a yeast rash around the anus?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I actually believe the blog I’ll be posting this Sunday night will cover this condition, as long as there’s itching.

  52. Sonia says:

    Joette, your readers desperately waiting for advice regarding systemic candida may be interested in a 8 page PDF written by a UK Practitioner Mary-Jane Sharratt. www1.a-r-h.org/Publications/Journal/sampleArts/Mary-Jane%20Sharratt.pdf, I happened to find this last night after re reading this blog. My daughter has a candida overgrowth issue which presents mostly with other symptoms and only spasmodically with vaginal symptoms (as it is now). This article may help your readers till you have been able to write the articles on other forms of yeast overgrowth.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      There should be no desperation in learning how to uproot candida overgrowth since I cover it fully in my course, Good Gut Bad Gut. By declaring (assuming)that overgrowth of yeast is the culprit, the solution is often missed. Instead, I teach that by using the symptoms such as bloating or eructations or even a conventional diagnosis such as GERD or colitis, and applying the specific homeopathic protocol it generally uproots the problem…etiology and all. This means that regardless of the cause, it is corrected. I personally spent years running down yeast overgrowth rabbit holes until I learned to recognize this simpler, more scientific method. This is how I teach my clients and students.

  53. betsyaida says:

    Joette, my sister has a copper IUD she is open to getting it removed by her doctor as I believe it isn’t idea. But the truth is I have zero knowledge about copper IUD’s. Since I am my families health provider, helping select homeopathic remedies for them to use, I am gathering all I can on coper IUD’s so we can talk more about it at our next session. Any info specific to the “challenges” of copper IUD’s you’d be willing to share I would be very grateful.

  54. fuz nas says:

    Hi Joette, my wife got yeast infection she got issues such as pain, gas, bloating, constipation, itching in the skin, ears, vagina and rectum; skin problems such as acne and eczema, reproductive problems such as painful menstruation, infertility and low libido; and even mood changes, such as anxiety, depression, mood swings and difficulty focusing and high pain while holding urine and going to toilet please kindly let me know the medication? is Calc Carb or Sepia for yeast good and currently I give her Bryonia Alba 30 I would be very thankful if you please prescribe medication, thank you!

  55. Sharif Khurshid Alam says:

    thanks for your suggestion. please tell me the dose of Calcarea Carbonica 30c.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      By dose, if you mean how many pills, it’s printed on the side of the bottle.

  56. Susan says:

    Dear Joette, can I use Arsenicum Album Or Calcarea Carbonica while breastfeeding a seven months old baby?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I used both those remedies during my nursing years and did not worry. Remember, this is homeopathy, not synthetic drugs. Just use them judiciously.

      1. Susan says:

        Ok, thank for your answer. Which one should I start with?

  57. Yolanda says:

    My candida is systemic not specific to female areas. Same remedies?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      No, when its systemic, the symptoms need to be used to determine the condition. Usually it means the GI is involved.

  58. Seeme Faiyaz says:

    My female 4month old puppy has yeast infection in her ears. Very itchy. Would Ars Alb 200c 2D be a good choice? Have you written about this somewhere else by any chance? Gratefully. Seeme

  59. Annabel Hindmarsh says:

    I had recurring thrush that would go during a period, but return. I tried Merc sol followed by Calc carb, neither helped. But then I took Pulsatilla & it improved overnight! By this point, id had it for 3 months, so I’m so relieved I’ve found the right remedy

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Tenacity is what this is all about. Fine job, Annabel!

  60. Isadora says:

    Can I take more than one? I’m just about desperate to stop the twice per month infections I have been experiencing for a long time and it just keeps coming back.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Its always better if you can tighten up on your decision and choose one, give it time to act and if it doesn’t in a few weeks, move to the next.

  61. Carrie Cheek says:

    I have not had vaginal yeast in st least 5-6 years. I suspect vaginal yeast now. Not severe. Only burning with urination and some mild irritation .Would the remedy mentioned above still be the one to try. You mentioned if it was recurrent then that would be the protocol and use it for many months. Even if all symptoms are gone you would continue for 3-5 months?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      If symptoms no longer exist after treatment, there is no need to carry on unless they return again and again. Not having the condition after 5 years is not what I’d call chronic.

  62. Carrie Cheek says:

    Thank you. Do you ever discuss in any of your courses using Candida albicans form Boiron? I am signed up for the Gateway to Homepoathy course but do not have a group together yet. I want to start the course but I don’t seem to be able to get any ladies come on board with me.

  63. Linda Lowry says:

    Is it ok to continue taking Medorrhinum for finishing UTI protocol while starting remedy (ies) in article for yeast – ok to take medorrhinum along with article remedies?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      We often use 2 remedies intercurrently and Medorrhinum is no exception.

  64. Jill Oneglia says:

    I often thought I had yeast infections and treated them with over the counter remedies. However, in the end, I concluded I was having allergic reactions to spermicides I was using for birth control.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Hence the importance of a correct diagnosis.

  65. Thamara says:

    Thank you for that useful information! I have Mercurius Solibilis 30c or Mercurius vivus 200c. Can one of them be used in place of the Mercurius solibilis 200c?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I have used MS and MV interchangeably, but not usually the potencies.

  66. Hélène says:

    Since I am prone to acne and have HSVII, I have been taking Nat mur 30C for my vaginal yeast infection. Consistently for 2 wks at least I have taken it, twice a day. The relief has been minimal. Im still itching to bleeding way too often, burning at times and sex is burning during and afterwards. I keep thinking Im getting better and then Im NOT. He has no yeast symptoms so I didn’t have him take any. Arent I just passing it back and forth? How could he not have it? He has allergies and skin issues himself, so hes definitely prone. Or do I need to just use the Arsenicum album or even Kreosotum? Violent itching it certainly is.
    Im longing to go get the antifungal cream #yikes #ouch

  67. Kimberly says:

    Would this work on a,man who has been diagnosed with very bad yeast infection, and no Dr medicines are working…he got it orginally from his wife, she no longer has it but his continues, months.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Most of the medicines we use are organ-specific, not micro-organism specific.

  68. Kimberly says:

    Hi Joette, where can I find homeopathic information, on your site, for treating a bad yeast infection on the penis?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I don’t have information on the blog, but its covered in my course, Skin; The Ugly Truth.

  69. Elizabeth says:

    Do you have any information for systemic candida that shows up in other areas such as the breasts – stabbing pains, itching, yeast in nipples and thrush with a nursing baby??? I’ve taken your classes (even GGBG) and use homeopathy and love it but can’t find any real help for this issue. I’ve had it with both my boys despite eating a good clean diet, etc. I would SO SO appreciate if you could address this in a blog post!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      We generally don’t treat candida as one whole condition the way naturopathy does. Instead, we determine the medicine based on the organ that is affected. So for candida of the mouth, we use a remedy that covers thrush in the mouth which is covered in GGBG, while if on the skin, my course, Skin the Ugly Truth covers this.
      If you recall in the GGBG course, eating the perfect diet does not protect from getting such conditions.

  70. Stephanie says:

    I need help with thrush in breast…

  71. Ani says:

    Hello, what should be the remedy for itching Vagina with whited discharge. The sexual activity is often painful with burning after the act.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I cover these conditions in my course Feminopathy that you may find on my site under “courses” should you be interested.

  72. Mary Herman says:

    Joette, have you written anything on BV (bacterial vaginitis) or does the Banerji Protocol on page 129 Vaginitis, Cervicitis cover BV? I don’t see bacterial mentioned. (Banerji Protocol Book).

  73. Kristy Leibowitz says:

    Can I take Mercurius solubilis 200C while Im breastfeeding? Or rather any of them you suggested while breastfeeding?

  74. Julia says:

    Is the protocol mercurious sol. the same for thrush? My 67 year old sister got from antibiotic use. And I want to suggest to her. Thanks!!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      It’s not the same. Most of the homeopathic medicines I teach are organ-specific.

  75. Is the protocol Mercurius solubilis 200C the same for thrush? My sis got it from antibiotic treatment. She’s 67 and I want to recommend she try once day for couple weeks. thanks julia

  76. Heather Orton says:

    Are these safe to take while breastfeeding?

  77. Sarah Porter says:

    What is recommended systemically for candida galbrata vaginal infection? I can’t insert anything g so look for someone by mouth and systemic.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Read the article carefully. The information you’re looking for is there.

  78. Alexia C says:

    Since taking 2 antibiotics for lingering uti symptoms that didn’t work back in a March 2019, my tongue is a pretty constant white. Would Merc Sol 200c work for turning my tongue back to its normal color?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      If the cause of the white tongue is yeast, it may be indicated.

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