Homeopaths propose to fight yeast infections with yeast

…though in chemically insignificant amounts, of course. Via Skeptic Money:

There is now a “treatment” for a yeast infection. It is called Yeast Gard. It has no side effects. Actually, it has no effects. Here are the “active” ingredients: Candida albicans 28x, Candida parapsilosis 28x, Pulsatilla 28x. Since I had no idea what these things are – I had to look them up. You’re gonna love this…. (From Wikipedia)

Candida albicans is a diploid fungus (a form of yeast) and a causal agent of opportunistic oral and genital infections in humans.

Candida parapsilosis is a fungal species of the yeast family that has become a significant cause of sepsis and of wound and tissue infections in immuno-compromised patients.

The genus Pulsatilla includes about 30 species, many of which are valued for their finely-dissected leaves, solitary bell-shaped flowers, and plumed seed heads. The anthers are bright yellow and the purple bell consists of sepals. 

Ah, that’s lovely. Add a bunch of gel with the “memory” of yeast (aka, a bunch of gel with nothing in it) to your vagina, and your yeast infection should clear up in a couple of days! Even though your yeast infection probably would have cleared up in a couple of days if you did nothing. Ah, scams, aren’t they lovely?

Jen McCreight comments:

Ah, that’s lovely. Add a bunch of gel with the “memory” of yeast (aka, a bunch of gel with nothing in it) to your vagina, and your yeast infection should clear up in a couple of days! Even though your yeast infection probably would have cleared up in a couple of days if you did nothing. Ah, scams, aren’t they lovely?

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5 Responses

  1. …that just sounds like a good way to get a more serious yeast infection. By infecting yourself with yeast known to cause problems…..

  2. This makes me wince. What makes me wince more is that the most effective form of treatment for a yeast infection (at least for those with whom I’ve spoken, Diflucan, a mild antifungal antibiotic, is only available by prescription. The over the counter crap doesn’t really help much.

  3. Thanks for the repost. Homeopathy is evil! keep up the good work.

  4. yeast gard works great

  5. Phil you are a moron…no one expects you to be smart enough to figure out why this product works,

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