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How Yeast Infections & Candida Affects Fertility

How Yeast Infections & Candida Affects Fertility

Have you ever wondered if a yeast infection is contributing to your difficulties in becoming pregnant?

“Does it really matter that I get yeast infections, I only get them once in a while? “ and how about, “ What if I get yeast infections more than a couple times a year? I have other fertility issues and recurring yeast infections, do you think that the yeast infections are contributing to my difficulties in trying to get pregnant?“

These are all questions we get from women quite often. One of the questions on our Natural Fertility Consultation Intake form asks women if they have yeast infections and many of those women have checked yeast infections as a problem they have to deal with or have dealt with in the past.

What is a Vaginal Yeast Infection?

Candida albicans is a fungus, a form of yeast and is the most common form of Candidiasis also known as yeast infection. It is one of the main culprits for the cause of vaginal yeast infections, it is second to bacterial vaginosis. There are other species of Candida becoming increasingly prevalent as the cause of vaginal yeast infection, they are C. tropicalis and C. glabrata. Only testing could determine which species is causing the infection. Some doctors think this rise in other species of Candida causing vaginal yeast infection could be attributed to over the counter anti-fungal treatments. C. tropicalis and C. glabrata are more resistant to these over the counter anti-fungal medications. Antibiotic over-use, long-term oral contraceptive use, hormone therapy, having a suppressed or weak immune system and uncontrolled blood sugar are all contributing to the increase in yeast infections and anti-biotic resistant bacteria, according to Mayo Clinic staff.

There are over 20 species of Candida and they are part of our normal daily lives, it is when there becomes an overgrowth of the yeast that a problem arises. 70% of all women have Candida albicans as part of their normal vaginal flora. There has to be certain conditions present to provide an environment in which the yeast will grow out of control. Yeast thrives in a warm and moist environment. Other common yeast infections we are familiar with is in the skin folds (this often happens in overweight people) and thrush in the mouth, common in infants. A vaginal yeast infection may be hard to identify as the culprit for causing vaginal infection.

Medical testing for Candida is difficult since it is a common presence in the vagina and it is expensive. There is a home test for Candida that you can do for free. The key is that if you do not have symptoms such as itching, then there is no need to test for Candida.

How to Test for Candida at Home

This is an easy “candida spit test” that is simple to do at home, as suggested by

The Candida Saliva Test

1. Fill a glass of water and place it by your bed before you go to sleep.

2. When you wake up in the morning, first thing. work up some saliva and spit into the glass of water. You must do this before anything else enters your mouth or touches your lips. So you cannot kiss your partner, brush your teeth, drink water or eat anything before this test.

3. Take a look at your saliva in the glass immediately after you spit into the glass. Check again 3 minutes later, then every 15 minutes.

Healthy saliva will be clear and found floating on the top. Then it will slowly dissolve into the water without sinking or making the water cloudy. There may be some foam or bubbles present.

Candida saliva will have one or more of these three characteristics

  • Cloudy specks suspended in the water
  • Strings traveling down to the bottom of the glass
  • Cloudy saliva that sinks to the bottom of the glass.
  • The more strings, cloudiness, etc, the more candida is present

Yeast infection caused by Candida is rarely transferable via sexual intercourse, and if your partner has symptoms, then he can self-treat it with a topical anti-fungal cream. Men often do not have symptoms of Candida overgrowth until it is very severe, but regardless of symptoms, men can still have Candida.

Symptoms of Yeast Infection (Only one needed to qualify as an infection)

  • Mild to severe vaginal itching mainly of the vulva
  • Thick whitish discharge, cottage cheese appearance, yeast or bread-like odor (not always present)
  • Swelling of the vulva, reddish irritation of the vulva, vulva may crack or fissure
  • Burning sensation after or during sexual intercourse or urination

Note: These symptoms are rarely found in other vaginal infections such as bacterial vaginosis (BV) which has little itching. Runny clear discharge and a fishy odor are the major symptoms of BV. If after treatment for yeast infection, natural or over-the-counter, the symptoms persist, you may want to see your doctor to have testing done to rule out other causes of vaginal infection.

Risk factors for Yeast Infection

  • Poor diet, high consumption of sugars
  • Repeated use or recent use of antibiotic medication
  • Any change in the environment of the vagina, ie sexual intercourse, menstruation, pregnancy
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Use of birth control pills
  • HIV, AIDS and other illness that causes a weakened immune system
  • Oral Sex, if partner has thrush
  • Tight synthetic underwear, such as polyester contribute to yeast overgrowth
  • Public Hot Tubs
  • Acute cases may arise from excessive consumption of alcohol or a stressful situation in life

If there is recurrent yeast infection (this is defined as 4 or more times a year) the woman may want to consider lifestyle changes in addition to topical and internal therapies. If you have recurrent vaginal infections please seek the advice of a health-care professional to rule out serious underlying conditions such as diabetes mellitus.

How Can Yeast Infections Affect My Fertility?

If you only get a yeast infection once or twice a year and it is easily treated by home methods, you are probably fine and the only way it will affect your fertility is by making you so uncomfortable from itching and slight burning you will not want to have sexual intercourse. It is best to avoid sexual contact while you have a yeast infection or any type of vaginal infection.

Recurrent vaginal yeast infections cause the internal vaginal flora to become unbalanced which may make it harder for the sperm to reach the uterus. Sperm is not killed by overgrowth of Candida, but because the infection changes the consistency of the cervical mucous, it may make it more difficult for the sperm to reach the cervical opening. Inflammation from the body trying to fight off the infection is hostile to sperm, too.

“Firstly you need to know that thrush is extremely common, generally harmless but unpleasant, and often very persistent (which is why there is a multiplicity of treatments available). However, I would say that I have never seen such bad thrush that infertility follows…” fertility Professor Robert Winston of the Genesis Research Trust.

If you have a vaginal yeast infection it is highly likely you got it from the colon and it is completely normal to be colonized by Candida. Because the digestive system is connected to areas of women’s bodies right near the opening of the vagina, the candida overgrowth may be spread through those areas of our bodies as well and vise versa through wiping after using the toilet. If we have yeast overgrowth in our intestines, this may affect proper absorption of the nutrients of the food we eat. We all know how important proper eating habits and regular consumption of whole foods are to our fertility, so Candida may affect our digestive system contributing to an imbalance of proper absorption and digestion of food.

An imbalance in our vaginal flora impairs the vaginal mucosa’s ability to fight off other infections or diseases, which may lead to other fertility issues later in life. Having a yeast infection is difficult on the bodies immune system and if you have other fertility issues you are trying to heal it may make it harder on your body if it is constantly fighting Candida overgrowth.

If you do not treat your yeast infection before your baby is born, you may deliver prematurely or you can pass the infection on to your baby. This actually happened to me and my second child. I had a bad case of bronchitis in the 3rd trimester of my pregnancy. My midwife and I decided that natural methods of healing were not working for this illness and I decided to take antibiotics (this is deemed safe only in the end of the 3rd trimester). Because antibiotics kill good bacteria (healthy gut flora) as well as bad, my vaginal flora was altered which altered the pH. This made me to a yeast infection which spread to my son at birth. He then got the yeast infection in his mouth (thrush) which spread to my nipples due to breastfeeding.

My bronchitis was still present two months after giving birth, so the doctor prescribed antibiotics again; my son then received the antibiotics through my breast milk and he got a yeast infection in all of his wonderful baby fat creases. The infection became so bad that his skin split open and would bleed. I hate to share this awful story with you, but I want all of you to understand how delicate our internal and external flora is. Changes in it puts you at risk for Candida overgrowth, which spreads easily. The yeast infection that my son and I had was aggressively treated by natural methods and we healed up, but it would have been best if we never had to endure that. Just to let you know, my bronchitis was not healed by the antibiotics and was later diagnosed as a mold allergy. This story paints a picture of the cascade of problems associated with repeated antibiotic use and the effects of killing our good intestinal and vaginal flora, as well as the healthy flora on our skin.

Ways You Can Treat Yeast Infection From Home

Dietary Changes

  • Avoid eating refined grains such as white flour, white rice or any products containing these
  • Avoid all sugars. Candida thrives on sugars, refined grains breakdown into sugars. This includes concentrated fruit juices, dried fruit, soda, candy, sweets, ice cream, etc. Even honey and agave should be avoided if possible. Consume only fresh vegetable juices made in a juicer.
  • Eat a lot fresh vegetables, whole grains and fresh fruits
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages contain high amounts of sugars.
  • Take a good probiotic, mainly lactobacillus supplement to repopulate the “good” bacteria in your intestinal tract. We like MegaFlora by Megafood
  • Eat organic plain yogurt with active live cultures of “good” bacteria.
  • Be sure to take a wholefood multivitamin.
  • Garlic capsules increase resistance to infection and supports immunity.
  • Echinacea may help in acute infection to help support immunity short term.

These diet changes need to be implemented for at least 4-6 weeks to make a noticeable difference…

Topical Applications for Relief of Itching and Burning

Note: Do not use these except for Lavender/ Calendula bath if your vulva is cracked or fissured.

Use raw unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar diluted in water to wash your body and vaginal area. Apple cider vinegar helps protect and maintain a healthy ph level on your body. Soap contributes to more irritation and affects the ph level of your vagina and skin negatively contributing to yeast overgrowth.

Lavender/Calendula flower infusion (tea) sitz bath. Steep a pot of lavender and calendula flowers, about 1 cup in almost boiling water for 20 min. Add the infusion to your bath water.

In the shower rub organic plain yogurt all around your vaginal area, let this sit for 5 minutes. Repeat 2-3 times a day if possible.

Tea tree essential oil sitz bath. Tea tree oil is antiseptic, anitbacterial and antifungal. 10 drops in bath water. Warning-some people are sensitive to this oil and it may irritate the skin. Never put tea tree directly on to the vaginal area.

There are other applications that may be applied vaginally by suppository such as Yeast Arrest. This is a pre-made suppository that is easy to use and very effective. They help with both fighting the yeast infection and reducing the itching and discomfort.

Recurrent Candida albicans Infection

If you are still struggling to get your yeast infection under control you may want to consider a Candida Cleanse in addition to diet changes. Our favorite product for this is Candida
. It contains herbs that help to support the body in fighting off a candida infection.

By supporting the healthy intestinal flora and maintaining healthy vaginal flora through diet, proper self care and sometimes supplemental and herbal support, you may be able to avoid getting vaginal yeast infections. Protecting the delicate balance of good bacteria in our bodies is important. If you are planning on becoming pregnant you will probably want to think ahead to how you can support your body in not getting a yeast infection, because you are more likely to get them during pregnancy.


Dr. Kimberly Langdon Cull M.D., OB/GYN
Dr. Kimberly Langdon Cull M.D., OB/GYN

Dr. Kimberly Langdon Cull is a University-trained Obstetrician/Gynecologist with 19-years of clinical experience. She delivered over 2000 babies and specializes in gynecologic diseases such as menstrual disorders, infertility diagnosis and treatment especially pertaining to tubal blockage and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Langdon is the inventor of 6 patent pending medical devices, and attended Ohio State University from 1987-1995 receiving her Medical Doctorate Degree (M.D.) with Honors in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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    I’ve been fighting yeast infection for years nw……,but it keeps reoccurring

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    Hi, I have been trying to get pregnant for the past year and all the symptoms you listed above, i have experienced most of them and i think its yeast infection, do you know of any good medication for the yeast infection apart the home treatment and diet…. Thank You.

    • Dear Cinderalla,

      A doctor is best able to describe to you effective medication. We feel home treatment and diet are key whether you choose medical treatment or not.

      Be well!

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    I’ve struggled with yeast infections since my partner and I got together 8+ years ago. After many failed medications and doctor visits, I started using Boric Acid suppositories, which worked pretty well. The infections still come on, but as soon as I have the first symptoms, I am able to stop it in its tracks… until the next one comes on a few weeks later. Maybe it’s not fully gone?

    Now we are trying to get pregnant and that’s how I found your helpful article. I did the saliva test which shows that I have it, despite not having symptoms. Can my partner take the same test? How would he be treated if he has it? He tested negative for a yeast infection at the height of my issue years ago.

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    thank you for elaborate and satisfying answers to Candida infection.. i have understood from this article that failure to get pregnant is as a result of itching and burning sensation making the woman loose interest for sex in addition to changing of cervical mucal texture. I would like to know if you can get pregnant after the treatment of the repeated candida infection. and need a treatment for it, just tired almost every month i experience it

    • Dear Pita Jane,

      Most cased of Candida can be remedied and fertility restored. Given you have tried many things, it may be most helpful however to consider working one on one with a fertility herbalist who can guide you in the right direction, on the right program, for your specific fertility health needs. This if offered through a Fertility Consultation. Learn more and book a Fertility Consultation here…

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    I’ve had a yeast infection and a UTI for about 3 to 4 month and i’ve been prescribed with 3 different types of medicine and nothing seems to work and I had my period but it is lasting longer than usual can you help me on trying to figure out what I am doing wrong. I’m really annoyed at this point, I drink cranberry juice like everyday so i’m confused

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    i have candida albican and i went to hospital for treatment. after taking some drugs and injection i still feel pains while having sex with my husband inside inside of my vagina. i couldn’t enjoy sex again, my vagina is always peppering me and inching me. please what else should i do? i am a new couple waiting to have my baby soon but no sign of pregnant.

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    Have a chronic yeast infection… tried everything OTC and by prescriptions nothing worked so while doing some research I came across Yeast Arrest by Vitanica. I purchased it. I’m on the 4th day of taking it twice a day and now I’m experiencing some pain and bleeding. I’m confused now. My period ended 2weeks ago. Should this be a concern?

    • Dear Wanda,

      Yeast Arrest is a homeopathic formula not known to cause bleeding or pain. Vitanica’s website shares, “Do not use this product if you are experiencing abdominal or pelvic pain…” about Yeast Arrest. It would be best to pause using it.

      It may also be best to be guided in the best natural fertility program for your needs. It is difficult for me to offer further guidance based on just a small piece of the bigger picture of your health. Consider booking a Fertility Consultation at this link: in order to work one on one with our fertility herbalist.

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    Please Help!!!
    I am a 19 year old. I am married. When my husband and I got engaged I started having problems with yeast infections. I used Monistat all the different dosages, it didnt help in fact it made it worse. I went to the doctor and found i had BV and a yeast infection. I was given a pill I dont remember the name. It when away but came back. I had burning and itching and a discharge. At first sex didnt hurt. But over the past year and a half. It is painful to have sex. I saw an herbalist about 6 months ago and he gave me an herb called yeast away I’ve been taking it for only about month. Ive had the same infection for about 2 years i need help!

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      I did the spit test this morning and it is a yeast infection. Also we want to try for a baby withing this year sometime or next year. I would like to finally get rid of this once and for all.

    • Dear Tiffany,

      It is great that you are working with an herbalist who can offer support. Consider also the tips offered in our article Are You Prone to Vaginal Yeast Infections? How To Balance Yeast Naturally.

      Know that your husband can carry yeast as well and be effected by it. If you have achieved balance and health, and he has any bit of yeast in/on him, it could be passed right back to you. It may help to talk to him about some self care if this is a concern.

  9. Update 2014 – We are back! We have been away for a while and we sure have missed all of your wonderful questions and thoughts on our articles. I apologize for not being able to respond to all past comments. Moving forward, one of our staff herbalists will be here to respond to comments! We look forward to connecting with our readers once again!

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    Can you please tell me do vaginal tea tree oil suppositories kill sperm or affect fertility/ vaginal ph?

    Thanks 🙂

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    My name is blessing, please am been diagnose that i have candida infection. i am using clotrimazole as one of the cream been giving to am asking if i can make love to my husband after using it for like 4days.

    thank you.

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    can i see my ovulation after the treatment of my candida

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    i have the very same problem ever since i decided to go on birth control and now i have been off of it for over a year and still no receding symptoms. its like a have a permanent infection… did you figure it out?? i feel so bad because my boyfriend has the same problem with the red dots. help??!!

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    Thank you so much! You have really helped me, I have been fighting candida for over six months now, I have done several vaginal swab tests and the result is always a yeast infection. the more medication I use, the more resistant it seems to become! I usually have it every month and its so frustrating because my husband and I are trying to concieve.

    I will do the diet change and hopefully I will get results!

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    I am 24 years old. I know i have an yeast infection, due to the syntoms: burning during urine at times, discharge, odorless smell and itching, not to mention the pain which comes with sexual intercourse at times. What I am concerned about is whether or not having yeast infection can actually make me infertile? I am worried as to if this can damage my tubes, leading up to been a ‘mule’ (inability to have children). I have been placed on meds, however I had to stop taking the meds for the yeast infection, as I had to take emergency contraceptive, this was in December 2011 and I have not been back to the docotor today April 2012. Can my tubes be in any grave danger?

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    I have a watery discharge, its a lot. Also i have swelling, soreness, itching and burning – like im being stabbed with a sharp pin. Will recurrent infections affect fertility because i just treated bv n have had other infections too. I also hav hsv-2.

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    Thanks Dalene. I will start there. Can you do the yeast arrest in conjunction with the candida detox? If so how long should I do the yeast arrest for? Just out of curiosity, is chronic yeast infections something that ever goes away or is cured? Thank you for your help.

    • Hi Rhianne,

      If you have a tendency toward recurrent yeast infections, I would say you have to be more careful with what you eat and how you take care of your body, so that you can avoid getting yeast infections, keeping candida at bay. Yeast Arrest can be taken with Candida Detox. Yeast Arrest Suppositories Suggested use: 1 suppository morning and evening. Remove 1 suppository from foil wrapping and insert into vagina. 3-14 days for acute infections. For chronic or chronic recurring infections, insert one suppository twice daily for 2-4 weeks. Use with a panty liner. Note: Avoid use of this product during pregnancy.

      Best Wishes,


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    I am a young woman in my late 20’s and i have been dealing with a severe vaginal yeast infection for almost a year and a half now. I have been treated by multiple doses of diflucan and terazole. It doesn’t even touch it. It is far worse after I have sex. Each and everyday I deal with horrible itching, swelling and burning. It never goes away. I am afraid it will never end. Any suggestions on a new approach?

    • Hi Rhianne,

      1. Stop having sexual intercourse until you have been fully treated.
      2. Wear 100% cotton underwear, pants; avoid synthetic fibers that create more moisture.
      3. Completely change your diet. Follow the dietary suggestions on this article. NO sugar, no refined grains of any kind!
      4. Never use soap, only use organic raw apple cider vinegar diluted in water to rinse your vaginal area. Never scrub or rub the area, this will just spread the infection.
      5. Take a good probiotic supplement internally.
      6. Consider a full body Candida Detox for 3 months.
      7. If you do not have broken, bleeding or cracked tissues, you may want to consider Yeast Arrest as well.

      See a naturopathic doctor instead of a medical doctor if you need further guidance.

      Best Wishes,


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    Hi Dalene. I started getting yeast infections while I was
    Pregnant in 2008 and now I get them like every 2months or less.
    I’ve gotten tested for vaginal infections and its always been just a yeast infection. Since I’ve had the yeast infections I also have difficulties geting moist down there before intercourse. Just recently my partner got some red rash and I didn’t even know I was getting the YI back…. 🙁 I need help asap please!

    • Hi Carolina,

      You must change your diet first. Begin a good probiotic supplement and consider a candida cleanse for at least 3 months. We like Candida Detox. The probiotics can help, but are nothing is going to be very effective if you are not treating the candida internally. Your husband also needs to be treated and on a candida detoxification program with you. The Yeast Arrest suppositories really help and are non-irritating, I love them! Make sure your little ones are also taking probiotics, through whole-fat organic plain yogurt or a probiotic supplement as well. Avoid sexual intercourse until your husband and you are treated. You can find probiotic supplements at your local health food store, have a salesperson help you out!

      Best of luck!


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    My 9 year old son was diagnosed with acute chrones disease. He presented with ulcers throughout his gi track achy bones lethargy and severe anemia also chronic low grade fever. At the same time he was placed on steroids and medication to lower his immune system ..he went on liquid diet and with help from a nmd probiotic s and a few odds and ends to help his gi track…after his gi track healed he had two years of not being nonsymptomatic. He actually to my observation and his owns began having severe side affects to his meds…doctors would not acknowledge complaints finally after positive Epstein bar test they pulled him from meds…doctors very reluctant thinking he would relapse a year later doing great..I am beginning to think this was all systemic candida…he continues to take a probiotic…doctor would be aghast at my suggestion that this was a candida problem and not auto immune …your thoughts

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    I would love your help (again…I love this site)!

    I am doing my best to regulate my cycles and the good news is that it’s working! Last month my cycle was 36 days and this month it looks like it’s on track to be about the same (this from a woman who’s cycle has been as long as 122 days).

    My problem is that I seem to get a yeast infection or at least yeast infection symptoms around the time of ovulation. Last cycle, we weren’t trying yet and the infection was really, really stubborn. This time I would like to nip it in the bud quickly but I don’t want to affect my chances of getting pregnant. I definitely don’t want to pass it on to my partner but I also don’t want to miss our chances to try this cycle (especially if this is a recurring thing)! I am careful with my diet so I can’t really blame that.

    So, to my question, is it okay to use the remedies above while trying to conceive? I would like to order the suppositories but wanted to check first. Also, I don’t have a bath. Would it be ok to use apple cider vinegar as a suppository (with a tampon)?

    Thank you so much for your help.

    • Hi Nicole,

      It would be a good idea to take 1 cycle off from trying to conceive to get rid of the yeast infection. I do not suggest using a tampon soaked in apple cider vinegar, this may burn the vaginal tissue. Instead fill a peri bottle about 1/3 full of raw organic apple cider vinegar and use it to wash your vaginal area in the shower. You would just squirt it in that area. The Yeast Arrest works really well, but you cannot try and conceive while using them. Are you taking a good probiotic daily? That may greatly help as well!

      Best Wishes,


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    I think I may have a vaginal infection. I’ve been to the hospital and tested positive for yeast which I treated. For six months now I’ve small rashes around my labia majora. I also have strong vaginal discharge which smells like yogurt. Sometimes I’ve nausea from time to time of which I am not pregnant. Can u pls suggest a test for me to do to identify this infection?

    • Hi Pearl,

      This article has an at-home water test you can perform to see if you have a candida infection. You could try that first. The best way to find out it to get tested at your doctors office. The tips in this article may greatly help treat a yeast infection. The Yeast Arrest suppositories are great, they work really well!

      Remember even if you treat it vaginally, you need to treat your stomach and intestines for candida as well. A really clean diet, not sugars of any kind and a good probiotic helps. Your partner should be treated as well, because he may have candida overgrowth and have no symptoms, which he spreads to you each time you have intercourse.

      Best Wishes,


      Best Wishes,


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    I just treated myself from candida albicans, and just last month i had sex with my boyfriend and few day later i started seeing something thick,creamy in colour, and a bit big,coming out of my vagina,later, painful and frequent urination mixed with blood started, which disappeared 2 days later,but now i have itchin,and few discharge with slight pains in my lower abdomen,and it became little maybe because i took some drugs.can u please describe what that is?

    • HI Grace,

      I have no way to answer your question. It sounds like you may have another yeast infection, which you could have gotten from your new boyfriend. Men often carry candida and have no idea, because they have no symptoms. Or you may have a vaginal infection. Please see your doctor about this, they will help you to determine if what you are experiencing is a yeast infection or a bacterial one.

      Best Wishes,


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    Thanks for this article,it really helped me solve my candida problems.

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    Hi,I have been having candida for almost 11 years now,it comes and goes.I’ve taken several antibiotics and ketaconazole, but still,it wont go away. I am not familiar with candida detox, where can I get it? I have been having unprotected sex and have never been pregnant. Has this affect my fertility?

    • Hi Hara,

      You may want to see a doctor to get testing done to determine that you may in fact have candida infection. Some of the symptoms are very similar to bacterial vaginosis. If you have candida, antibiotics will make it worse. Avoid taking antibiotics for a yeast infection (candida). You can follow the dietary recommendations on this article, which may greatly help. Avoiding sugar is very important! Also, avoiding sexual intercourse until the yeast infection goes away. This is because you and your husband can pass candida back and forth unknowingly. Both of you should consider treating yourselves!

      Both men and women can use Candida Detox, a 3 month long regimen for ridding the body of candida. For you, you may also want to consider, in addition to the Candida Detox, the Yeast Arrest suppositories. These are inserted in the vagina for up to 14 days. They aid the body in killing the candida infection.

      There is no way for me to know if candida has affected your fertility or not. If you have not gotten pregnant ever, and you have been trying for a long time, it would be best to see a doctor to determine if you have any fertility issues.

      Best Wishes,


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    I have been struggling with yeast infections for many years. I am currently on a few supplements and doing a low/no sugar diet. The supplements are Oreganol(oil of wild oregano) Candex, Candida Clear, and a Probiotic that has 10 strains. My infections seem to be doing much better;I have only been taking my supplements for about a month and a half. My husband and I would like to try to conceive again (we have other children). What can or should I take that is pregnancy safe so that I can keep the yeast in check during this time? I seem to be very suseptable and it doesn’t take much to start having recurrant infections again.

    • Hi Colette,

      Continue on with what you are doing. Once you find out you are pregnant continue to try to keep a low sugar diet! Wash with only apple cider vinegar in the vaginal area. If you do get a yeast infection, boric acid suppositories are your best bet. Stop the oregano oil, this is not suggested for pregnancy. The probiotic would be good to continue as well. You could consider a full Candida Cleanse using the Candida Detox prior to trying to conceive.

      Best Wishes,


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    Hie, I’v been applying various prescribed creams (with clotrimazole) to my vagina for years but the candida disappears only to re-appear.
    I did the saliva test at home and it was very positive.
    Can candida be totaly cured? What should I use to totaly cure it

    • Hi Cathy,

      Those creams do not get rid of the candida completely and often only remedy they symptoms of vaginal yeast infection. Consider the dietary tips in this article and stick to them. If you are still struggling to get your yeast infection under control you may want to consider a Candida Cleanse in addition to diet changes. Our favorite product for this is Candida Detox. It contains herbs that help to support the body in fighting off a candida infection. Candida Detox is best used for 3 consistent months in conjunction with proper dietary changes. If at first you have an active vaginal yeast infection consider using Yeast Arrest suppositories as well.

      Best Wishes,


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    Hi Dalene
    I am going to do the candida detox and the diet. Do I also have to take mega flora by mega food, wholefood multivitamin, garlic capsules, echinacea? If i buy your store multivitamin which one can i buy? (Baby and Me Multivitamin, or Fertilica’s Women’s Whole Food Multi). Thanks!

    • Hi lml,

      If you are going to use the Candida Detox you should not have to additionally take garlic and echinacea. It is a good idea to support the body with a good probiotic, we love Megafood products! Our Fertilica Wholefood Women’s Multivitamin is wonderful for everyday general use and preparation for pregnancy. Baby and Me Multivitamin is a prenatal vitamin for use during pregnancy.

      Best Wishes!


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    Hi, I went to see dc .Dc said that I have no candida and my level is normal, I did the candida saliva home test I do have candida and white stuff in my cheeks and sometimes little bit of vaginal discharge should I do the candida detox or not… Thanks linda….

    • Hi Linda,

      Did your doctor do a vaginal swab? It may be that you have candida present in your digestive system, but do no have an active vaginal yeast infection. If you are not sure you could test again. The Candida Detox program is best done over 3 months with a very strict diet. White stuff in your cheeks is a sign of Thrush. You could have your doctor do a mouth swab test if you want to be completely sure.

      Best Wishes,


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    HI, its mercy again it is viginal candidiasis what is comonly known as” white”

    • Hi Mercy,

      I have never heard of a yeast infection called “white“. Vaginal discharge may look like cottage cheese when there is a yeast infection present.


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    Hi I have candida and I am doing the fertility cleanse and after clense I’ ll do candida detox .Can I also drink Fertility Smoothie Pack too, (with the cleanse and candida detox).

    • Hi Lidiya,

      The Fertility Smoothies Pack is fine to use during the Fertility Cleanse. You may want to avoid adding a lot of overripe fruits, concentrated fruit juices and sugar based sweetners including agave, honey, sugar, fructose, or even dried fruit in your smoothies during the time you are doing the Candida Detox, until your yeast infection has gone away.

      Best wishes,


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    I have been trying to treat my viginal infection for some years now,but any time it goes it comes backs again. What medicine should I use to get rid it.

    • Hi Mercy,

      Because you did not specify what kind of vaginal infection you have it really would be best to talk to your doctor. Because there are many different types of vaginal infections and different ways to treat them it is best to get a diagnosis from your doctor and then go from there.

      Best Wishes,


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    Thanks for your response Dalene.

    should I do the Fertility Cleanse Kit first or the Candida Detox? How can my husband detecte whether or not he was infected. If my husband got infected, would it affects the sperms health or harm the egg? How can he get rid of the Candida?

    • Hi Kellie,

      Either one, it is up to you. There is a saliva at home test guide on this article, he can try that to see if he has candida. It will not directly affect sperm or egg health, but if you have a vaginal candida infection it may make it more difficult for the sperm to reach the cervical opening. Men can use The Candida Detox as well.

      Best Wishes,


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    I am 36 years old and having trouble conceiving. My Doctor told me that I am not ovulating. My period is irregular for the past two years, sometime it’s extremly heavy and it can last more that 3 weeks. My cycle for the past two months are 36 days and less bleeding lately. Can you tell me if I should take the Fetility Cleansing? Would taking the Improve Egg Health kit makes a difference my case??

    In addition, I might have yast infection, I have the following Symptoms in last November.
    -Mild to severe vaginal itching mainly of the vulva
    -Thick whitish discharge, cottage cheese appearance, yeast or bread-like odor
    -Burning sensation after or during sexual intercourse or urination

    I will try the saliva test this week to determine if I have candida. I was sexually active last November, how do I know if I have passed the infection to my husband?

    Should I do the Candida detox or yeast arrest? what is the difference?

    • Hi Kellie,

      If you are not ovulating you may have hormonal imbalance that is effecting communication within your reproductive system. It never hurts to work toward improving your health. The Improve Egg Health kit is filled with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fertility superfoods, and nutrients to help create a healthy body, reproductive system, and specifically ovarian and egg health. Do you know how your doctor determined you are not ovulating? I cannot say if this kit will help you because I don’t know why you are not ovulating. All of the products in the Improve Egg Health kit are very beneficial to overall health, so they will not harm your body if you choose to try them.

      The Fertility Cleanse Kit is a great way to create a foundation for balanced hormones and a healthy uterus for preparation of implantation.

      If you have a yeast infection and you were sexually active and did not use a condom you probably passed the candida on to your husband. Remember that men often do not have symptoms like women do.

      Candida Detox is an herbal supplement. This product effectively addresses candida overgrowth while reducing yeast “die off” symptoms. Helps cleanse and normalize yeast overgrowth with powerful antiseptic and antifungal herbs. Helps rebuild internal environment and enhance immunity.

      Yeast Arrest is a vaginal suppository. A natural approach for treating vaginal yeast infections, Yeast Arrest is unlike any other natural suppository utilizing a unique homeopathic formula for the effective treatment of external and internal irritation,itching, burning and discharge associated with a vaginal yeast infection.

      Candida Detox aids the body internally by fighting Candida from within your body. Yeast Arrest helps to restore the normal state of the vagina by soothing it and fighting vaginal candida overgrowth.

      Best Wishes,


  35. Thank you for this very timely information! I just had a yeast infection last week and found it very odd since i only used to get them when I was on birth control. this helps explain a lot and makes total sense now because i definitely wasn’t eating well or refraining from drinking over the holidays. Back to cleansing!