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Hey Laura, what’s a natural treatment for yeast infections?

“Itchy Cootchie” writes:

Is there an effective natural way to combat yeast infections? I don’t like the idea of sticking nasty chemicals You-Know-Where, but I also cannot live with days and days of the Crotch Rot while waiting for ACV swabs or yogurt suppositories to take effect!

Hee hee. Thanks, Itchy Cootchie, for giving me a giggle - and the opportunity to post in the Lady Bits category again! Let me see if I can help. Remember, I’m not a doctor! I only pretend to be an expert on the online. You should definitely be talking to your OB about your private pain here; self-diagnosis in this case can sometimes be sketchy, and should you self-treat for the wrong condition, you could be...

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Hey Laura, what can I do about diaper rash?

Beth writes:

What do I do about the diaper rash on my baby’s bum?  I’ve heard the zinc oxide creams will leave ugly stains on my cloth diapers plus buildup, so what do you recommend?  I’m not sure why he’s got the rash—I change the diapers frequently and it doesn’t look like a yeast infection.  Plus, it doesn’t seem to matter if I use cloth or disposable diapers.  I guess he’s just got a deep butt crack (sounds horrible!) and it’s a challenge to keep dry.  I’m trying to air it out whenever I change him, but obviously I don’t want to wait around in the middle of the night too often.  Anyway, just wondered if you had a cream that might work.

Diaper rash is par for the course in just about...

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Hey Laura, what can I do for my painful periods?

Anonymous writes:

I read somewhere that there’s no medical/health reason for a woman to have a period every month.  Even one of the nurses at my gyno’s office mentioned that she just takes her birth control pills continuously so as not to have one.  I can’t put my finger on why, but this seems strange and wrong to me.  However, I have nothing to back my opinion except that that’s how women were designed and it’s best not mess with Design (and maybe that should be reason enough).  I have never taken my pills continuously, though it’s extremely tempting as my period wrecks havoc on my whole body.  Every month I get sick to my stomach, lose my appetite, and energy, and get cramps...

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Hey Laura, what do I do about these awfully itchy bug bites?!

I got code red emergency question today that I have to push to the front of the line!

Itchin’ and bitchin’” (hee hee!) writes:

I have bug bites, presumably mosquito, EVERYWHERE!  I literally have dozens over my body; they’ve been viscious in the past few days, and they especially enjoy my “unmentionables” regions.  I’m telling you, I have bites in places you REALLY aren’t supposed to get bitten.  And the itching is driving me insane.  Some have turned into weeping welts, especially the ones on seams of my clothing (thighs, bra lines, etc.).  But I’m a chem-free sort of girl—I need a home-grown, or at the very least nasty-stuff-free, bug bite relief!  PLEASE help me!

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Hey Laura, what are some alternative feminine hygiene products?

******* Hey boys! If you’re uncomfortable reading words like BLOOD! VAGINA! PERIOD! CERVIX! CRAMPS! and the like, go do something manly and check back later ************

Okay ladies, let’s chat.

Can I just start by saying that sometimes I amaze myself at the breadth of my experience? Tee hee.

Hey Laura,

With the news reporting on scary chemicals in diapers and feminine products, I’ve begun to wonder if there is an alternative to traditional pads and tampons?  What products would you recommend for a woman with a medium-to-heavy monthly flow?

Sincerely, my Aching Vagina ;)

Her Aching Vagina is probably referring to the dioxins contained in bleached cotton sanitary products - tampons...

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