Suffering from yeast infection can be a horrible experience. Candida which is present in everyone causes yeast infection. The good bacteria present in our body controls its growth but certain factors like hormonal changes, antibiotics, and pH imbalance cause overgrowth of candida leading to an infection.
Yeast infection can develop on any part of the body like mouth, vagina, intestine and skin. People often depend on medicines or ointments to treat yeast infection but simple home remedies can be safer and effective option compared to them.
You can use coconut oil, apple cider vinegar or yogurt to treat yeast infection. In this article let’s learn the uses and benefits coconut oil for yeast infection.
Can Coconut Oil Cure Yeast Infection?
- Coconut oil is high in three active ingredients (lauric, capric, and caprylic acid) which have antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. These compounds target harmful bacteria while leaving friendly bacteria.
- It is proven in a laboratory that caprylic acid in coconut oil breaks down the cell membrane which controls the yeast population and prevents it from proliferating and replicating itself.
- Use virgin coconut oil for vaginal yeast infection. It contains a generous amount of lauric acid, a nutrient that strengthens and supports the body’s immune system to fight against the yeast fungus.
- Coconut oil is an antioxidant and effective agent in killing yeast and other fungal growths in the body. It also aids in the absorption of vitamins and minerals.
- Adding a moderate amount of coconut oil to your diet is considered safe as it contains unrefined fats which are easily converted into energy instead of storing as fat.
How to Use Coconut Oil for Yeast Infection?
We have listed different ways of using coconut oil as per the affected area. Try the remedies regularly to treat the infection. coconut oil application will treat the yeast infection externally. In order to treat yeast infection from inside out, you must include probiotics in your daily diet.
Coconut Oil to Treat Vaginal Yeast Infection:
As per a study, vaginal yeast infection affects almost 75% of the women at least once in their life. Burning sensation, redness, swelling of the vulva and thick discharge are some of the symptoms of vaginal yeast infection. Below are few remedies to treat a vaginal yeast infection with coconut oil. Try any of them as per your convenience.
1. Topical Application
- Rinse the affected area with water and dry thoroughly. If the area is sensitive, then dry it using a hair dryer.
- Spread a thin layer of coconut oil on the affected area.
- Follow the process twice or thrice in a day until the yeast infection clears.
2. Coconut Oil Tampon
By following this process, you can ensure a close contact of coconut oil to vagina walls. It provides great relief from burning sensation and itching.
- Take an unbleached tampon.
- Soak it in coconut oil for few minutes.
- Insert the soaked tampon into the vagina.
- Leave it overnight or up to 8 hours and remove it.
- Rinse off the area and pat dry completely.
- Repeat the process daily for 4 – 5 nights.
3. Coconut Oil Suppositories
This process also works like the tampon but here we will insert solid coconut oil suppositories into the vagina. You can reduce the symptoms within one or two applications.
- Melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
- Add 4 drops each of lavender essential oil and melaleuca essential oil. You can use any essential oils of your choice instead of them.
- Stir well and pour the mixture into a silicon mold (which has shapes like a stick).
- Refrigerate them to solidify for 15 – 20 minutes.
- Remove the suppositories from the mold and store them in a container. You can break them as per the size you require.
- Place one coconut oil suppository and leave it overnight. The oil melts down as soon as it touches the body, so it is better to wear a pad avoid any mess.
- Repeat the process as necessary until you find relief from yeast infection.
4. Coconut Oil Douche
During douching, the coconut oil solution is sprayed directly into the vagina which helps to cleanse, reduce itching and discharge.
- To 2 quarts of warm distilled water, add 3 – 4 tablespoons of coconut oil.
- Douche using this solution.
- Repeat this process daily until the infection clears.
5. Coconut Bath
You can follow this process along with any other process mentioned above. Use coconut oil for vulvar irritation as it works like magic and provides instant relief from itching and irritation.
- Add few drops of coconut oil into your bathtub filled with lukewarm water.
- Soak in it for few minutes and pat yourself dry.
- Repeat as necessary.
Coconut Oil for Skin Yeast Infection:
Redness, itching, swelling are some of the symptoms of skin yeast infection. Coconut oil application to the affected areas discourages the yeast growth. You can just apply coconut oil on the affected areas and leave it to dry completely. Use of coconut oil for private parts is completely safe. By following this regularly you will see the improvement. Apart from that, you can also combine coconut oil with other ingredients to increase its effectiveness. Let’s have a look at them below.
1. Coconut Oil with Cinnamon Oil
This process is effective in controlling the yeast growth, reduce the symptoms and prevent yeast infections.
- Combine equal amounts of coconut oil and cinnamon oil.
- Apply the mixture on the affected areas.
- Leave it to dry completely.
- Repeat the application regularly as needed until you achieve the results.
2. Coconut Oil with Garlic Oil and Vitamin E
The antibacterial and antifungal properties of coconut oil and garlic oil fight off the yeast causing infection. Vitamin E nourishes the skin and encourages the new skin cells production.
- Add few drops of garlic oil and vitamin E oil into enough amounts of coconut oil.
- Apply the oil mixture on the affected areas.
- Let the skin absorb the oils completely.
- Repeat the process regularly to notice the results.
3. Coconut Oil with Oregano Oil
Oregano oil contains anti-candidal properties which help in killing off the yeast. Coconut oil makes a good emulsifier for the oregano oil apart from treating yeast infection.
- Combine enough amounts of coconut oil and oregano oil.
- Apply the mixture on the affected areas.
- Leave it to dry completely.
- Repeat the process as needed to get relief from yeast infection.
Coconut Oil for Thrush:
Overgrowth of yeast in the mouth leads to oral thrush. It can develop on the tongue, gums, inner cheeks and palate. Slight swelling, cottage cheese color, pain, and bleeding are the symptoms of oral thrush. Coconut oil is also helpful in treating oral thrush. See the process below…
- Melt 1 – 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
- Ensure the temperature of coconut oil is warm enough to swish.
- Swish the warm coconut oil for up to 10 seconds and spit it out.
- Make sure to avoid eating and drinking for at least 30 minutes after spitting out the coconut oil.
- Repeat the process as needed until the infection is cleared.
Coconut Oil for Yeast Infection in Intestines:
A digestive imbalance leads to overgrowth of candida in the gastrointestinal tract. Persistent burping, constipation, diarrhea, bloating and stomach cramps are some of the symptoms. You can use coconut oil to treat yeast infection in the intestine. In the below process we will use lemon juice as well to enhance the effectiveness of coconut oil. This combination flushes out the candida toxins.
1. Coconut Oil with Lemon Juice
- To a glass of lemon juice, add some coconut oil.
- Drink this on an empty stomach in the morning.
- Repeat daily to notice results.
2. Coconut Oil Enema
Coconut oil can be used to treat candida with no side effects. It also contains weight losing and cholesterol controlling properties.
- To 1.5 quarts of water, 8 ounces of coconut oil.
- Warm up the mixture up to 105 Fahrenheit.
- Pour the solution into an enema pump.
- Under qualified professional supervision, pump the solution into the colon through the anus.
- Repeat the process whenever needed.
Coconut Oil Diet to Treat Yeast Infection From Inside:
Apart from topical application, including coconut oil in diet boosts your immune system and control the yeast growth naturally. Here are some ways you can include coconut oil in your daily diet.
- Replace your regular cooking oil with coconut oil.
- You can add it to fruit/vegetable juices, coffee, cornflakes or oatmeal.
- You can apply coconut oil on your toast instead of butter.
Apart from this, add probiotics to your diet for added benefits.
Tips and Precautions:
- Always use organic virgin coconut oil. Avoid using hydrogenated coconut oil as this destroys the beneficial attributes and makes it high in dangerous trans-fatty acids.
- Avoid using coconut oil if you are allergic to it.
- Consumption of coconut oil provides additional benefits like shiny hair, healthier skin, lower cholesterol levels, and healthier immune system.
- If you don’t like the taste of coconut oil then you can take them in pills forms. For proper dosage as per your medical history, consult a doctor.
- Yeast feeds on sugar so avoid intake of sugary items at least until the infection clears.
- Avoid bubble baths, scented pads, and bleached tampons until the infection clears.
- If none of the home remedies work, consult a doctor.
Have you tried coconut oil to treat your yeast infection? Share your experience, suggestions, and queries in the comments section below.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Which Form of Coconut Oil is best for Treating Yeast Infection?
Direct application of coconut oil is effective if the infection is present on the skin, mouth or vagina. But for yeast infection in the intestines, it good to consume it. Coconut oil capsules can be used for internal consumption but it doesn’t show much effectiveness in treating infections outside. Yet, it helps to boost the immune system.
How Long does It Take Coconut Oil to Cure a Yeast Infection?
It depends on the severity of the yeast infection. You can notice the improvement within few applications. With regular application, you can clear the infection as well in few days.
How to Take Coconut Oil to Kill Candida?
Coconut oil shows the effect right when you apply it on the affected areas. We recommend you to take a slow start with coconut oil to avoid severe die off symptoms. Start with 1 teaspoon of oil 3 times a day and slowly increase it to 3 tablespoons per day. You can increase the dosage as per the die-off symptoms. You can include virgin coconut oil in your diet to prevent future occurrence of yeast infection once it has cleared.[su_button url=”https://wellness.guide/go/yeastinfectionacv” target=”blank” size=”10″ center=”yes”]Click For Quick Yeast Infection Relief[/su_button]
The wife comments: Method #4 is to use ‘equal parts coconut oil and cinnamon oil’……OMG…..cinnamon oil will burn your skin. When I say burn the skin, I mean the skin on your hands! Can you imagine what it would do on that sensitive skin? Or perhaps that’s the idea….you won’t be bothered by the yeast once you do that.
I wouldnt out cinnamon oil near it as it will burn. I use a thrush treatment that has coconut oil and olive oil and east cape manuka oil that I bought from an on-line store and it has cured me. Finally free at last!!!!
Where do I get that from?
Pls wat is the name of the drug?
Applying a thin layer of coconut oil and eat yogurt, really is working. Look out for the crazier ones like the cinnamon, as stated before that stuff BURNS.
I have been using coconut oil to kill the yeast in my gut for years but it has not
Yeast comes from imbalance in the body watch what you eat too bad experience right now with yeast all over my skin
I had badd yeast infection really bad it would maje my genital part smell badd I strted usin coconut oil daily evry nite after washing it dryin it ..i would apply a layer of coconut oil its like mircal with two days my infection had almost vanished sinces a week m doin in routin n my infction is complete gone …?
Do you apply it on the outside or in? I’m a virgin still and it uncomfortable for me to wear tampons.
It won’t kill the yeast in your gut because yeast is suppose to be in your body , when the immune system acts up , it cause an unwanted overgrowth of the fungus.
I have recently tried using hydrogen peroxide to help with yeast through out the body and it works amazingly. You have to use food grade 3% hydrogen peroxide and start with 1 drop 3 times a day in a glass of 6-8oz water. Then add one drop each day until you reach 25 drops. Then 25 drops, 3 times a day, for 3-6 months at least. It is a long protocol, but if you have a serious enough case, then it is worth it. You also can’t each 2 hours before or 1 hour after taking hydrogen peroxide; it needs to be on an empty stomach.
Since I have taken it, I haven’t got a yeast infection, herpes outbreak, gotten sick or had a flare up from my fibromyalgia. It is miraculous. I also was eating 3-5 Tbsp of coconut oil to help at times when my system was under more strain emotionally or physically. It really works for anyone with more serious health issues.
That’s very interesting. To get immediate relief from vaginal thrush, you can take 3% Hydrogen Peroxide-food grade- and douch with it, or just soak cotton wool in it and hold againt genital area,some will enter vagina. It will sting a little, but after 2 minutes that will stop and you can rince, and apply a little organic coconut oil-it really works.
my method is to melt coconut oil in a small glass bowl, take about 4 or 5 cotton balls to soak it up, then stash them in the bathroom. I change out a cotton ball every time I go to the bathroom, and leave one in overnight. Easier than the tampon option and to me more sanitary. Works way better faster and cheaper than monistat! Cleared in 2 days!
Are the Coconut Oil capsules to be taken orally? The way it’s worded I really can’t tell. If so.. you take 2-3 at a time?!
Has anyone actually tried any of these methods and seen good results? I’ve had this infection for a little while now and it’s driving me crazy, but I really want to use something natural and I always hear good things about Coconut Oil, so I really want it to work for this!!
No you are supposed to stick them inside your vagina
It works seriously well. You need to insert directly into your vagina. I make my own bullet shaped coconut oil suppositories and insert them nightly, as well as after sex and I use it as a lubricant. It’s amazing!! My vagina smells lovely and I havent had any burning or itches or discharge since!!
I have a huge sensitivity to lubrication so I ALSO use Extra Virgin Coconut Oil as a lube an I couldn’t complain love the smell an the fact I don’t have to worry about a reaction afterwards or a nasty infection from my PH being off balance . I swear by this stuff I eat it put it in drinks use it as a lube use it as a natural laxative an use it as a All over body moisturizer on me an all my children . I Also use it on my nails hair an lips for extra softness. This stuff is a natural miracle with endless usages. I have a slight yeast infection right now after being placed on antibiotics an this will be the first time of me using it for this purpose so I hope it works I will keep everyone posted I wished I could find a mold to make the bullet shaped ones too it would make it much easier to insert ANY SUGGESTIONS?
I put the coconut oil in a plastic cake icing piping tool then place in freezer. Once it’s hard take out and use a toothpick to push it out. Works great.
Ice cube trays used for bottles then cut in half perfect suppository size
you can buy bullet shaped molds at Walmart, or just shape them with your hands. DO NOT wash the oil down the sink! Wipe hands with paper towel.
How do you make bullet type suppositories?
Did u use organic?
I clean the area with a cold wet towel, let it dry completely then rub about 1/2 dime size a little in the vagina and wherever it itches. Twice a day, in the morning and before bed for about a week and it will be gone. Immediately you will feel relief though. Hope this helps.
I totally agree!!!!! I used it the same way and it was immediate relief and I swear by it.
Diluted apple cider vinegar gave me instant relief one sleepless night due to itching and burning from the infection. I can take a few days but it works! Google it!
I mix 5 drops or doterra tea tree oil and 5 drops of doterra lavender oil with the coconut oil! Freeze it in an ice cube tray then once hardened insert into the vagina overnight. Works a treat!
Thanks for sharing your experience.
I am like many women in American and I experience yeast infections along with the terrible symptoms several times in one year. The Lady Soma Candida Cleanse does not provide a cure, HOWEVER, it does help with the symptoms especially if you are experiencing itching. You are directed to take 2-4 tablets a day when you have an infection and just take one a day when asymptomatic. I really like Lady Soma stuff because it is all natural, and its the only supplements that didnt upset my stomach and my internal balance. Good luck Jill!
I have been struggling with a yeast infection for a little while but I am finally getting on top of it. I have come up with a wonderful solution that treats affected skin. With a small bottle I add:
– 25 drops of tea tree oil
– about 60 drops of Apple Cidar – organic with original stuff inside (one small pet syringe)
– 60 drops of coconut oil
– 60 drops of olive oil
In addition, I use Stevia as a sugar substitute, eat raw garlic 3 times a day, drink Yakkult (low sugar option), eat coconut oil 3 times a day, and drink two tablespoons of apple cidar before bed….
After 3-4 weeks (and no alcohol) you start to really get on top of it and have a magic moment. No itching. If you eat sugary stuff again, go slow and resume your diet if the itching returns…just keep at it. This is a sure fire way to treat it, stop it from getting worse, and to return your immune system to better health.
You cannot use tea tree orally or if pregnant! Can cause nerve damage!
she said that treats affected skin, not drink it. At any rate I started with the cold pressed organic virgin olive oil … I had been in the hospital for about a week with septicemia (bacteria in the blood) can be deadly if not taken care of pretty quickly … I was almost too late. What the actual organizm was that was in my blood was never found out, my release papers just stated IMPROVED and organizm unknown.
I am not used to having any sort of yeast infections of any kind so when I got this strange rash that itched all over my body I immediately went to my doctor, who, after finding out I had septicemia decided he didn’t want to deal with it and he sent me to a dermatologist, who also seemed not to want to deal with it after reading I had been in the hospital for blood bacteria (no wonder 158 thousand Americans die of septicemia every year.
No one wants to treat you for the secondary things that happen. Anyway, I started reading about anything to do with septicemia, blood infections, etc. and came across an article at John’s Hopkins about this septicemia and then it came to yeast, candida yeast and other types of yeast infections on the inside and outside of the body. It led me directly to the virgin coconut oil. I decided to get the cold compressed as I know that even vitamins that are cold compressed have a lot more potency than the ones that are made with heat processing., So I started the regiment basically the same as everyone else, never used anything else but garlic, onion broth for three days along with the coconut oil by mouth and rubbing it all over my body.
After a couple of days I thought this isn’t working, then the third day it was like something kicked in, maybe my body’s own defenses or whatever but there was a marked improvement, enough that even those who are around me all the time noticed. What defined it in real life were the pictures taken on the first day before I started the treatment and then again on the fourth day … when you see the difference it also makes your mind help your body to help itself, I know it sounds silly but it does, I don’t know why it does I guess it works on the same principle as kids that they give games to that they can shoot their cancer cells with. Of course they are not really shooting their cancer cells but in over 85% of the kids who had the machines and ones who didn’t, the 85% were the ones who improved the most as they think in their mind that they are killing these things so our mind must have something to do with the healing of the body.
Anyone who has ever gone into doing something and they think they can’t, they won’t, but if they go into anything with a positive I CAN they always seem to be able to. This is something I am now very interested in because I do know that the other 90% of our brains have to do something more than just fill the other space up in our heads, otherwise we would have little heads to match our little 10% of knowledge LOL.
Also I noticed that if I got hurt in some other way such as I burned my skin on the oven, two days later instead of healing it also became just like the other things (yeast infected) you don’t have to hurt yourself to get it, you just have to have a lot of it in your gut and this is where it started for me, I still never got the stuff that people are talking about in the vagina. So I imagine if it’s on the skin then it too can be treated the same way as the skin. Again, I drank garlic and onion broth which seems to be the difference in what some are using but definitely use the coconut oil and only the best.
OH, one more thing, I did not go out and get hot and sweaty for those four days, moisture helps bacteria grow, I stayed inside, I also never took a shower, bath or anything with water, I took alcohol baths, again because I read it can make matters worse if you do not get entirely dry. It wasn’t the best thing in the world but it worked and that is all I care about at this time.
I have never had anything so painful, itchy and also these little black looking dots that I thought I got from my dog as a flea or something but NO, it was the yeast, my dog has never had fleas since we treat her every month but hey I was looking to blame it on anything at the time. If you do try this make sure you get all the things you need ready at one time or you will leave something out and that could be the difference in about five days of healing time. Good luck, and you may want to check out the symptoms of a yeast infection bad enough to get on your skin, I almost checked everything on the list. I was sure it was a yeast infection after I finished checking off what I had. I was completely sure it was what I had.
Thanks for posting
How much of the ingredients did u take? Did u do it externally or orally?
I used the unbleached tampon in coconut oil with a few drops of lavendar and tea tree oil left it in during the night. Symptoms were gone in a few days and cured in a week.
caneston works overnight why would you do all that for a week!
What is caneston?
because canesten is a drug, coconut oil is natural. ALWAYS go the natural route if you can first, the fewer chemicals one puts into their system, the better!
Allergic to it so coconut oil better and coconut oil not got side effects
My 3 yr old had and i give her a bath every night in coconut oil, dry her gential area with a blow dryer and then add more coconut oil with a fee drops of tea tree oil on and let her go without panties until she get in the bed…it works within a wk…the perscribed meds for sone reason caused a bigger rash. I stopped that then it started to clear up faster
I also got a really bad or I should say worse reactions to some creams and antibiotics that were prescribed. I believe it is better to go the nature way and just stopping the creams they gave me at the dermatologist helped a lot. Also, they say it is better to sleep with as little clothing as possible., I believe I can understand why now. I don’t agree with all things prescribed any longer
I put a teaspoon of coconut oil on plastic wrap, put it in the refrigerator until it’s hard and then put them directly into my vagina. 2-3 days and the infection is gone. I now use it as a lubricant and it’s great.
Did you mix it with any essential oils? I wanted to make a suppository but I don’t have essential oils and didn’t know if I had to have those
I’m using melaleuca and lavender from dōTERRA. If you would like I could help you order some 🙂
Sooooo….. The antibiotics I’m on for a dog bite has caused me to have a yeast infection. I normally would combat it with cranberry juice and yogurt but I don’t have any and I was cruising the web for another home remedy. I’ve got organic coconut oil and garlic so… It’s been a couple hours and I almost feel cured compared to how I felt a few hours ago. I cut a clove in half and ehem, stuck it up there then put some coconut oil around the areas where it itches and it starting feeling better in about ten minutes. I honestly feel 99% better.
Should the coconut oil be refined or unrefined?
Unrefined coconut oil is a much better option as it has more nutrients and vitamins. If unrefined is not available then you can use refined as well.
Does it still do its work ?
Yes, it will but less effective when compared to unrefined ones.
i have vaginal infection what can i do to stop it
Use the above mentioned remedies, maintain proper hygiene and boost your immune system with a nutritional diet.
Yes! An unbleached tampon is recommended.
what are the signs if coconut oil capsuls are clearing an infection in the stomach, or a uti.
You can observe a decreased level of symptoms.
Okay so this is a little embarrassing.. i’ve been struggling with BV for a while now I’ve tried everything! Nothing ever seems to work, I’ve done my research and I’m seeing that Organic Coconut Oil capsules work. Would the discharge go away within a day? or will it take 2 days?
You may observe positive results but it does not go away completely in 2 days. Continue using it till the infection completely goes away.
I used to have BV randomly for about a year. I read a million articles online and basically what helped me was to never wash your genital area with soap. It washes away the good bacteria and messes up your pH. I would suffer for week long disgusting smells. Sometimes longer. Now to keep good hygiene I still just wash with warm water and a wash cloth, and rub coconut oil on the outside after a shower. Haven’t had a BV problem since. Now just dealing with chronic yeast.
Thank everyone for the helpful remedies. I will try lavender oil and coconut oil mixed next!
How do i consume it if i had a vaginal itching? Do i drink coconut oil before or after meal? How many times do i have to tke it?
You can drink a teaspoon of coconut oil before meals. Or else you can add in your salads, use it cook food. You can incorporate 3 – 5 tablespoons of coconut oil in your daily diet as you wish.
Help I was trying the tampon method but it’s a pop out one and it’s not working do k have to buy different tampons or does someone have a fun tip
I had recurring bout of thrush since March 2016. I used anti fungal creams, pessaries and oral tablets. Some months needing all three to clear it only to come back worse the following month after my periods. This July 2016 I went to the GP who prescribed a weeks worth of oral tablets, three pessaries and cream. She also suggested to insert a tampon dipped in live yogurt. I tried that for three days which relieved the itching but I didn’t like the mess and the smell down there. Not to mention that the itching would return as soon as I removed the tampon. Sex was unbeatable always having an excuse. Then last week I decided to try raw virgin coconut oil. I got relieve immediately. I usually make a ball with my fingers and insert as deep as possible into my vagina morning and night. I wear a panty liner during the day to keep my clothes oil free but wear no underwear at night. Within 2 days all the symptoms were gone. Sex is now pleasurable and am enjoying it every night with hubby.coconut oil also acting as a very good lubricant and my vagina smells so good. Coconut oil also acts as a sealant during sex my vagina feels tighter. My last prescription is still in my drawer I will never need it again.
I used the vaginal canesten tablet three days ago along with the cream. My vagina feels irritated and raw. The cream has given no relief. I read about using coconut oil internally and externally on my vagina. It’s literally been 60 mins since I applied it internally and externally and the irritation feels like it is being soothed already! ??
Thanks for sharing your experience.
The symptom of a urinary tract infection appeared after using estradiol vaginal tablets with coconut oil. Is it possible to have an allergy to this oil?
There is no proven research that claims coconut oil causes urinary tract infection. In fact coconut oil contains antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
I just got off of a strong antibiotic and have all the symptoms of a yeast infection. I started using the coconut out externally last night and it did provide a lot of comfort from the itching. I used the coconut oil soaked tampon today and when I got home, applied more coconut oil after washing/drying the area. I haven’t taken any orally yet. It does feel better than yesterday but still very irritated. How long before its cleared up? Also if I don’t eat/drink it, will applying it externally and internally via tampon work by itself? Never had one before so I don’t know what to expect but I can’t take this itching.
It is difficult to mention the exact time frame as everyone’s condition is different. So repeat the process daily until yeast infection is completely cleared. If you cannot drink coconut oil, it is ok but don’t stop the application. Apart from the topical treatment, wear loose fitted innerwear, keep the area dry, avoid bathing with hot water and avoid soaps that contain harsh chemicals.
i have been with a yeast infection for 12 months i tried going to different doctors but no improvement.. can i use coconut oil?
Yes, sure you can.
Did it work ?
This infection popped up for me in the last 48 hours and is stronger than I’ve ever experienced. So glad to have found this article! I took a pill my doctor prescribed in advance “just in case,” but it can take up to a week to clear the infection. Wasn’t helping immediate symptoms fast enough. I have coconut oil on hand. So I just tried the application 10 minutes ago and already feel better. No itch and the swelling feels less uncomfortable due to the lubricant aspect of the oil. Thank you!
I have the pure fractionated oil from melueca will that work?
It may help. Try it and share your experience.
I have had yeast infection problems on and off my whole life. I found out though, through research and tail and error that if I take 3 Tbsp of coconut oil through the day then I never get them at all in any form. If I am too lazy, or not up to eating the coconut oil, then I just take a chunk of and stick it in my vagina anytime I have any itchiness or burin sensations at all and by the next morning it is gone completely.
Thanks for your suggestion.
I forgot to add that if you simply use coconut oil as a lubricant and always pee after sex, you will never get a yeast infection or urinary tract infection (as long as you have sex at least a couple times per week).
Hi, can #5 be used as a suppository, if so how many drops of garlic essential oil to an ounce of coconut oil and can you add tea tree oil, how many?
I found 1000 mg coconut oil capsules. How many of the 1000 mg can be inserted into the vagina? Than you! ☺
Insert one capsule at a time. Repeat the process 2 times a day.
I am a male with thrush and yeast on my penis and down below. I am wanting to know, would 100% organic extra virgin coconut oil work for me on getting rid of these? I have had them for 2 years from a one night stand and haven’t been able to get rid of them because I have a weak immune system, auto immune disease and very low antibodies.. I have been on many meds like nystatin, diflucan, nothing has worked.
Yes, it helps. Try any coconut oil method regularly. Apart from that maintain proper hygiene and keep the area dry.
I one and I used a 3 day treatment from Walgreens that came with a “relief” cream. I put the cream on and my girl parts were literally on fire the worst burning pain you can imagine, it felt 10xworse than the actual yeast infection. I washed off and applied organic coconut oil and it was immediate relief. I always try to use organic or at home remedies as opposed to over the counter but I had no idea coconut oil could be used for yeast infection, thankfully I had some on hand because I use ic for other health benefits. I would highly recommend and I hope this helps anyone with doubts.
Thanks for sharing your experience.
I just made a capsule with some of the coconut oil, put it in a baggie in the freezer for a few minutes then inserted the coconut oil capsule, I did this for 3 nights before bed..4th day I feel normal…it worked for me…
Thanks for sharing your experience.
How Long do you ‘soak’ the tampon for?
You can soak the tampon for a minute.
I have had a raging yeast infection for 2 weeks now. I tried 2 doses of monistat 1 however I found that it flared my symptoms even more so and didn’t completely get rid of my yeast infection. I did more research online and found that some of the OTC creams may not br able to kill all strains of yeast. I saw many suggestions and reviews about the coconut oil and I was having such severe irritation between the infection and the side effects of the monistat I was pretty willing to try almost anything. After all, my daughter had just brought home a jar of 100% pure coconut oil when she moved back home from college. I did it – and witin moments of the external application I felt more relief than I had in 2 very, very long weeks. I read a story of a women who had made cocunut oil suppositories by rolling the hardened oil in plastic wrap and shaping a bullet shape suppository and putting into the refrigerator to form back into a solid (the oils liquefy at 76°). When you’re ready for bed you insert your suppository and rest while the oild melts into and is absorbed into your uterus. I did that too and the very 1st night I was more than half better. I will always refer back to this treatment as well as continue to educate women and spread the word of this all natural healing remedy!! Super thankful for this page, the brave women who shared thier stories and trials, and all natural medicines!! This was by far the best, most effective and fastest relief I was ever granted with an all natural, basic, easy remedy that I only wish I had known about sooner! Ladies trust me when I say coconut oil had me feeling like a new women the very moment I applied it – let’s just say the fire died down quickly 🙂
Thanks for sharing your experience.
hi, i must commend this platform on all your advices. i have been struggling for years now with on and off Candidia/ yeast infection & all the drugs have stopped working & i just stumbled on the usage of Coconut oil as a natural remedy. i am going to get some tomorrow and wait for my period to end then start. i sincerely hope it works for me both vaginally and body wise for the itch.i am diabetic. fingers crossed. kudos and thanks all!
i am male i think i am suffering from balanitis redness and itching on the penis head smetimes pus or white discharge comes.. will parachute coconut oil work ?
Apply coconut oil for few days and check if it helping to reduce the redness and itching. If it is not showing any positive results, then consult a doctor.
Sooo I noticed the onset of a yeast infection this evening and determined the excess amount of sugar from my fresh fruit smoothies and use of laxatives the past 3 days could be the cause. I tried the organic coconut oil & tampon method for the first time. (Both i have on hand ) ? Instant relief inner and outer. I read the comments and was amazed to discover I can also use coconut oil as a lubricant. Great info and IT WORKS ! ! !?
I had red spots on top of my penis .on very first day it become extreme with itchiness redness
I google about it
n started washing my penis again n again for more hygiene
swelling gone away with this
now this is fourth day of my yeast infection
n curing with coconut oil
but I want to know estimate time of curement
I have mild infection because I notice this at early stage
at present there is only tip of penis red with dots
It is difficult to tell the exact time as it depends on the your skin’s healing capacity. So, try the process regularly until you notice the results.
I have oral yeast infection and have some doses of Fluconazole as it is known for curing candida but it’s been 2 weeks and it is yet to be cured. I just stumbled upon this platform and sought to ask if I can start a coconut oil remedy.. I have refined coconut oil ATM
Yes, you can use coconut oil to treat yeast infection in mouth. Refined coconut oil doesn’t provide any results. Use only cold compressed, organic coconut oil.
I have a yeast infection with itching and decided to try Coconut oil externally. It is wonderful. Immediate relief for me. I love coconut oil. I use it for so many things.
How long can I leave the coconut oil if I use it throughout the day ? Do I wash it off right away ? I’m going to try the coconut oil for the very first time I hope it works on me as well I suffer from really bad itching and irritation its so uncomfortable being like that in public makes me wanna run out of work and cry home. Thank you all for sharing your experience is good to know I am not alone in this I hope it works crossing my fingers
You can leave the coconut oil application as long as you can. You don’t have to wash off the application immediately.
I have been battling with dis yeast infection for 7yrs now my husband and the kids it does not give me joy at all pls how do I get the real coconut oil. And for a boy of 3yrs who always fat can he drink it.
You can get cold compressed organic coconut oil anywhere in local or online store. For your 5 year old kid, you can give him 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. Apart from that you can cook his food with coconut oil.
I have vagina fungal infection for last 3 years and its very bad exoerience, I used many medicines and creams for this infection but no one works, I don’t know what to do, but now I came to know that with the use of coconut oil this infection can be gone, can you please guide me which coconut oil I can use and how can I implement. And is there any side effects for using this oil?
You have to use cold compressed organic coconut oil for treating yeast infection. You can try any remedy mentioned above as per your convenience. Topical application doesn’t have any side effects. However, excess consumption can lead to weight gain.
I just bought refined coconut oil. Will it be of any help for vaginal yeast infecetion?
Refined coconut oil doesn’t have much effective in treating vaginal yeast infections. You have to use only cold compressed virgin coconut oil.
Please can you explain what is cold compressed virgin coconut oil, is it different from the normal coconut oil? Awaiting a quick respond
Cold compressed coconut oil is extracted from fresh coconuts without using any heat or chemicals. Normal coconut oil will be extracted from dry coconuts using chemicals and heating extraction methods which can reduce the nutrient content in it.
Can I use home made coconut oil?
Yes, you can.
I’m burning ITCHING and aching !! Please tell me that this helps I’m raw down there n swollen I’m crying when I owe cause it touches the raw area please tell me this helps that too
Yes, you can apply coconut oil on the vagina to reduce the itching, aching and heal the damaged skin. Apart from that consume probiotics to treat the infection effectively.
are the probiotics available at the pharmacy? Are they expensive?
I had a slight bacterial infection 6 weeks postpartum. I was prescribed metronidazole cream. The infection was very minor so I only used one dose of the 5 day treatment. The treatment cured the BV but I noticed a few days later I had gotten a yeast infection from the antibiotics… Even tho I only used it for just one day! So I went to the drug store and got an OTC yeast infection treatment. Nearly immediately after inserting the suppository I had a terrible burning! I went and literally dug it out of my lady parts and rinsed with cool water. The next day I went googling for natural remedies and came upon this article. I went to the grocery store and got Vita Coco organic, unrefined, cold pressed, virgin coconut oil. I filled the bottom of a sandwich bag with an inch of coconut oil and placed it in the fridge. Once it solidified, I cut it into half inch pieces, making several suppositories. Today is only the second day of use and my vagina has been completely restored to normal! This works amazing and thank you so much for the info! I haven’t been able to be intimate with my husband since I gave birth but thanks to this we will be able to just in time for his birthday 😉 I plan on using it as a lubricant from now on as well. Thanks again!!
I Am border line diabetic and when my sugar gets to high I get these lovely yeast infections! While waiting for my doctor to decide weather or not she wanted to refill my prescriptions for an oral antibiotic(no way I’m doing an otc..they burn?) I stumbled across this sight! I decided to give it a shot! My goodness it works. I was so itchy..immediately upon application it was stopped, the redness and swelling looked so much better! I am going to try the suppositories tonight! Thank goodness for this article! I feel human again! ?
I’ve been having vaginal yeast infection on and off over last two years and along with it I get a vertical slit cut in my butt crack …on the very top far away from my anus and every time it came I didn’t know it was the sweat track from the vagina to the butt cleft … pls help .. how do I get rid of this for good I’ve tried many doses of flucanozole .. etc suppositories last month I took 400 mg of flu an ozone and I put Inafin cream on my butt cleft split that worked but now I’ve it again since last evening… I seem to be anemic n low immunity too .
As per your description, it looks like your infection is severe. So, we recommend consulting a doctor to get treated.
Can 100% fractionated coconut oil be used to treat yeast infections on the skin effectively?
I am suffering from a nasty yeast infection from taking a high dose of antibiotics. The burning, itching (to where I want to claw off my vagina) and swelling from all of the irritation… I feel disgusting and just want my vagina back!! Anyways I tried Monistat 7 and wanted to die because that irritated it and made all my symptoms worse. I felt like my vagina was going to burn off from the tingles and burning itch it gave me. I tried other remedies too and nothing helped me. I remembered reading about coconut oil and thought I’d give it a try this morning. I put it on and oh my goshhhh sweet relief. My vagina immediately felt like it was in heaven. I’m going to keep doing this until my symptoms clear up but it’s the first time in about a week that I’ve felt relief. I’m gonna try and add in some tea tree and lavender oil to boost the effects since I can tell it’s a pesty yeast infection as well as getting some garlic 1000mg tablets to take and continue eating a lot of yogurt. But seriously, anyone… try coconut oil first for a couple of days before putting your vag through literal hell with Monistat.
Help am suffering with yeast infection couple of years without any solution but I ve tried all sort of medication BT to no avail. What do I do
Reading this arrival and all the comments in itself has been a great relief. Helped me so much. Thank you everyone ☺️
I used coconut oil for my skin candida infection, 4 days after my problem solved, Thanks….. I’m happy to tell you that, you can try ….
Can expeller pressed be used for vaginal yeast?
Hi! If I have it in my mouth do I really need to throw the coconut oil out or I can swallow it?
GRILS JUST STOP, don’t you dare to try anything mentioned in this article.
1. Use a haie dryer… whaaaat the hell?
2.And cinammon oil?
Number whatever. All the area is a “burning hell” no matter what you soak the tampon in, you’ll se the devil when pulling it out.
Too many incorrect tips made me stop reading and POSTING THIS to prevent women from doing this idiotic tips and looosing your precious jewel for ever!
Was this wirtten by a man or a woman who hates Woman?
Rolling my eyes… im out
will it work when applying coconut oil in vulva before daily bath
Hi. I’m 21
I’ve been suffering from on-and-off vaginal infections and i just finished the course of antibiotics prescribed over the counter but they worked short term and I also have skin problems, dry skin. So early this year i decided to start applying coconut oil on damaged skin and it is working. how many teaspoons/tablespoons of coconut oil should i drink a day? Can i apply coconut oil inside my vagina with my middle finger to treat the burning sensation when i urinate?
I’ve been suffering from candida albicans my whole life. It comes and goes after treatment. What i’m finding difficult at the moment is that i have a mild chronic non specific inflammation in the vaginal area. It’s been here for 3 years now and even though the infection is gone, the burning sensation still remains and it’s frustrating. I did a good detox and took herbs and anti-candida pills but nothing have worked. Is there someone who has passed or still passing from my experience, maybe they can give some good advice because its driving me crazy and really don’t know what to do. However, my last hope is that the coconut oil suppositories will work as i’m going to try them tonight.
I’m suffer from a Yeastinfections but I do not have a vagina.
How vill I heal my self?
Yeast infection started on Sunday, went one day with mild itching and burning. The next day I decided to aid the problem by purchasing Monistat 1. This medication made me suffer all day Tuesday and most of Wednesday with the most unbearable itching, burning, and discomfort EVER!!! The M1 came with anti itching cream that only made the symptoms worse.
Finally I decided on the unrefined coconut oil cold pressed and the itching and burning went away immediately. I have some coconut oil in the fridge ready to for departure 🙂
I am male suffering from a genital infection for about 7 years, occasionally get discharge and the was a rash on my penis which has spread all over my penis. Been to hospitals done lots of tests all usually come back negative. Some of the doctors prescribed antibiotics just in case. Nothing seemed to be working. Did some research and my symptoms seemed to be yeast infection. Got Diflucan and Clotrimazole nothing seems to be working. The symptoms just subsides and comes back with a vengence. I used normal coconut oil on my penis and scrotum for 2 weeks. The rash subsided but it’s back again. Is the problem internal or. Please i’ll really need help and advice on how to go.
I need to preface this advice with the disclaimer that I am not a doctor.
That said, if you think you need a more powerful home remedy for your condition, you can try mixing two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 2oz of coconut oil, and a few drops of tea tree with 12oz of water.
Mix the solution well and soak it into a small towel or handkerchief you can use to treat the infected area. Do this every day for 15 to 30 minutes until your symptoms subside. Pat the treated area dry and try to wear loose underwear afterward. Do this once every day, but remember to use a clean towel for the treatment and the drying.
You might also want to consider buying a new set of underwear prevent the infection from reinfecting you through your underwear.
Please do continue to seek professional medical assistance.
Thank you. Will try and share the experience.
I was informed that even though the coconut oil remedy works if it inserted into the vagina can help the bacterias bleed more. Please how true is this information? Thanks. Count on your response.