Had oral surgery last Friday and started my menstrual same day. About three days ago when removing my tampon there was some slight irritation in vaginal lips, itchy. Yesterday they were burning, swollen, inflamed, and protruding. I rarely use any drugs like monistat, because I think drugs cause other problems in the body. I do not douche either. I keep my body on the natural side, I try. I cannot say when I have had a yeast infection. Drinking probiotics or eating yogurt (most yogurts have live cultures...probiotics), I guess this has kept my system balanced. So between going to dentist to get metal fillings (possible mercury exposure) removed, not eating healthy or wanting to eat this last week, not wanting to drink water (drinking the required or close to that amount should be a great yeast overgrowth preventative), just pure lazy the last few days about that, and whatever the dr. gave me for my surgery....yesterday my vagina was so unbalanced! I tried pouring probiotics drink on tissue and inserted it. It helped. Relief also came when I drank probiotics (Good Belly found at Whole Foods), or water, and green tea. Went to sleep last night and got up to pee...ooooooouuucchhhh! My own urine was burning me! Hopped on computer did some reading. Ahhhhhh at last and really good treatment for my body/chemistry. I read about sitting in a pan of saltwater. I'm not sure how well regular table salt will work for you, epsom salt is usually pretty natural. I use IODIZED SEA SALT in my house for cooking. Omg did this work and FAST! Warm water, pan, iodized sea salt and pain went away immediately. I sat in it for close to ten minutes. I feel almost normal. No pain, swelling gone, vagina retreated/shrunk back in place, no itching and about to drink 8 glasses of water today, starting with sparking mineral water, San Pellegrino. I hope this helps! Now at 6:50 am and been up for over two hours, I will sleep tight! PS. I also blowed dried my vagina on low with a blowdryer. I'm gonna keep her dry and aired.