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How to Use Alka Seltzer to Get Rid of Yeast Infections

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Maura Shenker is a certified holistic nutritionist and health counselor who started her writing career in 2010. She leads group workshops, counsels individual clients and blogs about diet and lifestyle choices. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, a Master of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
How to Use Alka Seltzer to Get Rid of Yeast Infections
Alka Seltzer may cure a yeast infection if taken as soon as symptoms appear. Photo Credit: RightOne/iStock/Getty Images

Alka Seltzer is an antacid that, according to its website, "gently breaks up and dissolves away the full feeling of acid indigestion and pain fast." Containing sodium bicarbonate, aspirin and citric acid, Alka Seltzer is used to treat heartburn, headache, sour stomach, hangovers, body aches and pain. Although not marketed to treat yeast or urinary tract infections, Alka Seltzer may cure the infection in the early stages. Taking the product as soon as you notice the symptoms of an infection is the key to success.

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Step 1

Determine that your symptoms are caused by a yeast infection and not by bacterial vaginosis or trichomoniasis, which have similar symptoms but different causes and will not respond to the Alka Seltzer treatment.

Step 2

Dissolve 2 Alka Seltzer tablets in 4 oz. of water. Wait until fully dissolved before drinking. Do not add any type of sweetener to the water, as yeast feeds on sugar.

Step 3

Repeat every 4 hours as needed, but do not exceed 8 tablets, or 4 doses, in a 24-hour period.

Step 4

Try an Alka Seltzer rinse after urinating. Yeast live on the skin, so a topical application may also be effective, especially for a strong infection. Use 2 tablets dissolved in 4 oz. of water as a douche.

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