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February 4, 2009

Let’s Talk About Yeast Infections

Have you ever felt like going somewhere or just walking around the house without wearing any panties?  Some doctors say it’s actually a lot healthier to go without because certain panties have been known to cause yeast infections.  Doctors recommend you go without wearing panties on occasion to allow the vaginal area to “air out.”

So what is a yeast infection?  Yeast is a fungus that normally lives in the vagina in small numbers.  A vaginal years infection means too many yeast cells are growing in the vagina.  These infections are very common and can be bothersome, but are usuallt not serious.

A yeast infection causes itching or soreness in the vagina and sometimes causes pain or burning when you go to the bathroom or have sex.  Another sign is you will notice discolored urine that appears thicker than normal.

You can prevent yeast infections by making sure your vaginal area stays as dry as possible and can “breathe.”

Avoid douches, feminine sprays, scented toilet paper and deoderant tampons. 

And when you do wear panties, make sure they’re cotton, not nylon, and not tight-fitting.  That means NO THONGS. 

 

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6 Comments »

  1. I was plagued by yeast infections as a younger woman. The switch to cotton panties made all the difference! And thanks for reminding us, “girls” can go commando, too, LOL! Remember when thongs used to be what we called flip flops?

    Comment by Joyce Mason — February 5, 2009 @ 4:28 pm | Reply

  2. I don’t think I’ve ever had a yeast infection. Maybe I’m lucky or maybe it’s because I never even considered wearing a thong–one of the blessings of being a woman of a “certain age.” And I’ve got the panty lines to prove it!

    Comment by Eileen Williams — February 7, 2009 @ 5:11 pm | Reply

  3. I’ve heard “white” cotton panties were the ones you need to wear.

    Comment by Betty Lynch — February 8, 2009 @ 9:11 pm | Reply

  4. As someone who has had her share of yeast infections (everytime I took an antibiotic), I know there are women who’ll appreciate this information. I stopped wearing anything other than cotton panties years ago! This little bit of wisdom made me a much happier woman!

    Comment by womanofwisdom — February 9, 2009 @ 1:50 am | Reply

  5. I’ve had some serious problems with yeast infections in the past. For the longest time I was averaging one a month. I think changing my diet helped the most. I cut down on my sugar and yeast intake, and try to keep to a whole foods diet. I like the ideal about going around without panties though. My husband will especially love it, so I may give it a try.
    The main thing that people need to realize is that yeast infections are not normal and they are not something to get used to. Creams sold over the counter have made it like this. If you get yeast infections frequently, there is some underlining condition that needs to be addressed. You need to find the root of the problem.

    Comment by Santoria Rush — August 6, 2009 @ 8:42 am | Reply

  6. try drinks more yogurt..i heard by drinking lots of yogurt can heal the yeast faster

    Comment by asid boric vaginal yeast infection — December 5, 2009 @ 12:10 pm | Reply


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