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Stacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answeredYeast-gard often is classified as a topical anesthetic because it helps to soothe some of the topical symptoms of a yeast infection. However, certain types of Yeast-gard also help to protect against and cure yeast infections. Yeast-gard works by providing homeopathic relief to the vaginal area. Yeast-gard is available in a variety of different forms, including douche, suppositories, gels, washes and capsules.
Yeast-gard can numb the symptoms of a yeast infection, but are unlikely to definitely cure it. Some yeast-gard products contain probiotics, or healthy bacteria. However, once a yeast infection has taken hold, it cannot be displaced by adding bacteria. The yeast infection must be treated with anti-fungal agents, such as diflucan or fluconazole, first before probiotics can help.
Avoid yeast-gard douching products as they flush out healthy bacteria as well as the yeast. The yeast infection is likely to return again in spite of your efforts.