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Yeast Infections And Tampons
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
How long does it take apple cider vinegar to get rid of my yeast infection after soaking a tampon in it and inserting twice a day?
No effect!: Apple cider vinegar WILL NOT affect your yeast and may even be harmful for your vagina. DO NOT continue this practice as your vaginal pH should not be more acidic than it is naturally and the vinegar may cause more harm than good. Please see a doctor and get real medication. ...Read more
Avoid with creams: Avoid use of tampons when using vaginal creams as it may remove some of the medication. Use pads at that time instead. ...Read more
Not best: If you have a vaginal yeast infection, the walls of the canal may be inflamed and irritated. An absorbent foreign body like a tampon may aggravate it. Additionally, the cream may be less effective because it will absorb into the tampon rather than coat the walls well. Let the infection pass, then may resume the tampons. If you are concerned about cream spillage, a "light day" pad will be fine. ...Read more
If is recommended: That you don't wear a tampon, as every time you remove it medication in the vagina will also be removed with it. ...Read more
Because some of the: Medication used can be absorbed by the tampon. With removal of tampon, medication is also likely to be removed. ...Read more
Can you tell me if i put garlic powder on a tampon and put it in, will that help with a yeast infection?
Hi I'm unsure whether to use a tampon with my yeast infection the infection has basically cleared but I'm worried that the tampon will make it worse?
You can: Use a tampon when you have a yeast infection, but if you are treating the yeast with a vaginal cream it might somewhat block the treatment from clearing up the infection. Also because the vaginal tissue is usually irritated and inflamed with yeast a tampon might be uncomfortable. So a pad might be more comfortable. ...Read more
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