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6 Underwear Rules Every Woman Should Live By

Newsflash: it’s National Underwear Day. Started by an underwear retailer called Freshpair, the holiday has been celebrated on August 5th since 2003. Sure, you might think this is a silly campaign to sell panties, but we probably don’t talk about our undies enough. Example: Did you know that the wrong …

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Yeast Infection Symptoms

Anyone who’s had a  knows how uncomfortable the intense vaginal itching, irritation, and discharge can be—and most women can count themselves in this category. Three out of four will have a vaginal yeast infection at some point in their lives, according to the CDC. Though yeast infections are very common, determining whether you actually have one isn’t always …

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What Causes a Yeast Infection

If you’ve had a yeast infection before, you’re probably already familiar with the telltale symptoms—intense itch, irritation, and a thick, white discharge. The uncomfortable down-there condition is triggered by an overgrowth of Candida yeast, most commonly Candida albicans. Candida lives normally in the intestinal tract, but a change in the balance of yeast …

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Vaginal Yeast Infection Treatments

You probably already know the telltale symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection, which include intense itching, inflammation, and a thick, white discharge (and if you need a refresher, here’s a rundown of yeast infection symptoms). The good news: Once you’ve gotten your diagnosis, you have a few options for treating the uncomfortable condition—some …

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Putting Garlic in Your Vagina to Treat a Yeast Infection Isn't a Good Idea

If you’ve ever googled “yeast infection home remedies,” you’ve probably come across claims that inserting a garlic clove—or a paste made from raw garlic—into your vagina will help you feel better stat. The theory behind this natural treatment is that garlic’s antifungal properties could help clear up the uncomfortable condition, which is caused by an overgrowth of …

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Gabrielle Union's Yeast Infection Cure: Yogurt

When we heard that actress and author (and Health coverstar) Gabrielle Union recently confessed to putting yogurt in her vagina to cure a yeast infection—a treatment we’ve heard about that other women swear by—we definitely wanted to take a closer look. “I ended up in a situation where I had a , …

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