i wanted to let peple know about a product i use that is targeted specifically as a yeast treatment and preventive, but which i've found is a great overall balancer and deodorizer for the vagina....it's called Yeast Free, made by Vitanica, and i get it at vitamin cottage. they're vaginal suppositories. a very informative info sheet comes with the product, specifying different instructions for use depending on one's condition, i.e., acute yeast infection, chronic problems, etc. i found it interesting that use during one's period for 4 consecutive cycles is directed for a chronic problem. the thing is, i've only had one yeast infection in my life, but i still use these around the end of my period, after the major flow has passed. i insert one at night for 1-2 nights, and it does a gr8 job of balancing my flora. i also take a probiotic capsule daily and other supportive supplements, do a douche once a week or so with apple cider vinegar, etc., but this product has done the trick for me in terms of keeping my flora at a nice balance and keeping me smelling nice. it's an unscented product, and the active ingredients are boric acid, oregon grape root, and calendula flowers. it's really a gr8 product, so i wanted to tell others about it.
thx again to everyone who helped me solve my issue with an extremely odiferous cup!