Hi VPer's!

Long story short, I have to take penicillin for an upper respiratory infection and I'm going to be prone to yeast infections during this time. I will be buying some probiotic yogurt and I was hoping if anyone could tell me what they buy or what they feel the best one is? I eat yogurt on occasion and I always get the regular Chobani (I don't add anything in it) and I'm not sure if that's a good one to eat during this time.  I'm also open to probiotic pills (if they exist) or any other recommendations anyone may have.  Thanks!

6 Responses to Which yogurt to eat to prevent yeast infections.

  1. EohNet says:

    I’m pretty sure that if you’re eating it, anything with active cultures is okay. It should say on the carton near the nutrition label. If you want to use yogurt vaginally, just make sure it’s unsweetened. It will have sugar carbs just from the milk, but no added sugar in the ingredient list.

  2. Enoova says:

    I tend to go for any yoghurt that specifically mentions that it has probiotics on the side. In Australia, my favourite brands are Vaalia and Jalna. I don’t know if you can get them anywhere else.

    Probiotics pills/supplements are available. I have used them on occasion as I am also prone to yeast infections. If you’re really concerned about getting a yeast infection whilst you’re on the antibiotics, than they’re probably a good idea, although I would recommend talking it over with the pharmacist/chemist when you buy them (just to be on the safe side).

  3. Enu99 says:

    Agreed! Jalna and Vaalia are my favourites too, but as everyone else has said OP, you pretty much just want to be looking for those live cultures.

    And if you get tired of yoghurt, probiotic tablets are incredibly helpful too. Just make sure you read the directions – I think you need to take anti-biotics and probiotics a few hours apart so that they can each do their thing.

  4. Kdgle says:

    I like sour things (like really sour yogurt) and I actually enjoy liquid acidophilus. At our local Whole Foods, you can buy liquid acidophilus in the refrigerator section, the one I like best is the strawberry flavor made by American Health. It’s cheap and you shake it up and take it a couple of tablespoons at a time. I also eat it after a stomach bug or if I have diarrhea, and I give it to my dog if she’s got GI troubles.

    As nickelshow says, any yogurt with “active cultures” will help you out. I happen to like this sour stuff and it works well for me. Good luck!

  5. Begana says:

    Honestly you’d have to eat A LOT of yogurt to replenish all of the good bacteria, at least that’s my understanding. Personally I would just take probiotic pills. Kefir also has a lot more live active cultures than yogurt does (different kinds) and I like the taste of it better if that’s something you’re open to. It’s more like a yogurt smoothie drink with a bit more of a sour taste.

  6. Oreova says:

    Personally I’ve never seen a yogurt that didn’t have live cultures. As long as it’s not GoGurt or something like that, you should be OK. :)

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