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Yeast infection and periods

Candidiasis aka yeast infection is a common female ailment, which is likely to occur in every woman at least once in her life.

21 12 2015

Candidiasis is a common female ailment, which is likely to occur in every woman at least once in her life. It is caused by an overgrowth of yeast called Candida albicans that occurs naturally in us all. When the fungus in the vagina has been escalated to grow too much, it causes a vaginal yeast infection.

The symptoms and the cause

Candidiasis symptoms of infection are intense itching and burning, as well as chunky vaginal discharge. The vulva mucous membranes may show redness and small ulcers. Abdominal pain and fever don’t belong to the symptoms, and if they occur you should contact a physician. The triggering factor for causing infection is not always recognized, but, for example, antibiotics, pregnancy, as well as extensive use of non-breathable panty liners and pads can trigger it. Also artificial fibers and ill-breathable underwear predispose to infection. The yeast can also spread from the rectum into the vagina, so after a toilet visit always wipe from front to back.

Since the symptoms of yeast infection are also similar to many other diseases, such as sexually transmitted diseases or infections, over-the-counter medication should be carefully considered, especially if the yeast infection occurs for the first time. Also, women under 16 and over 60 years of age should see a doctor in case of symptoms.


For the treatment of vaginal yeast infection, vaginal suppositories and oral pills on prescription and non-prescription can be found in pharmacies. Vaginal suppositories are used for 1-3 days, even during menstruation. A variety of creams can handle itching of the vulva area. Asymptomatic inflammatory yeast does not need to be treated.

For the self-treatment good personal hygiene and as a low-calorie diet as possible are of paramount importance. Poorly breathable menstrual pads, panty liners and synthetic fibrous underwear poach the lower end, and the yeast gets a favorable moist substrate.

Yeast infection and menstruation

Candidiasis may erupt during menstruation. In this case, it is essential to use the most breathable underwear as well as see to adequate hygiene. However, the lower end must not be washed and scrubbed too much, so washing with water or a mild detergent with a pH less than 7 is good to remember. Often, however, plain water is best.

During infection, the use of menstrual pads and panty liners should be avoided, because they do not breathe, and thus poach the lower end promoting the growth of yeast. The cup is the best menstrual protection with the yeast infection, as it allows the lower end to breathe and does not disturb the natural moisture balance.

If the infection is internal and the yeast medicine cannot be orally taken or a vaginal suppository in addition to the pill has been prescribed, it should be used in the evenings. In this case, the use of a tampon or cup is not recommended but as menstrual protection cotton pads can be used since they protect and allow the bottom end to breathe. A yeast infection can also affect a man, so if there is a yeast infection going on, it is recommended to use condoms when having sex.

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Florencia 19 08 2016

With some friends we were wondering if, after having the infection, menstrual cups should be renewed... Or the fungus is "killed" with the boiling ?? Also, using bicarbonate during the esterilization could work?

Regards from Chile ;)

Lunette Team 23 08 2016

Hi Florencia and thanks for your message!

Bicarbonate is a good tool for cleaning the cup but it doesn't kill all the bacteria.

Boiling the cup after yeast infection won’t be enough. There are few tricks you can do.

- Boil the cup at least for 20 min in water with vinegar in it
- Freeze the cup at least for 15 hours in at least –15 celsius
- Soak the cup in 3% hydrogen peroxide

One of the trickiest part is the holes because they a good place for the bugs to live. So make sure you clean the holes with extra care.

It might be that even these tricks won’t do the work, so if you notice the infection returning after using the cup, you should buy a new one.


Clerence 27 08 2016

Comment *can i use BARRS PVP OINTMENT during the yeast infection

tahera 27 08 2016

i have 1 question that can i use vagiclind cream during my periods?pls help

Lunette Team 01 09 2016

Hi there Clerence and Tahera!

Unfortunately we don't have experience or knowledge about these products. Please ask your pharmacist or doctor :)


tf 13 09 2016

I have used the Lady Soma Candida Cleanse the last two times I have suffered with Candida. I have found this to be excellent at keeping it 'under control' even when i've had to take antibiotics, (unavoidable due to a dental infection). Also I didn't suffer any dramatic unpleasant side effects which can very often be the case. Its easy as you only need to take 2 a's realistically priced and in my experience it is very effective.

Molly 17 09 2016

Hi I'm 12 and I haven't got my period yet, but I still have all the symptoms of a yeast infection! What do I do🤔

Lunette Team 20 09 2016

Hi there Molly!

If you suspect to have a yeast infection, you should visit a doctor. The doctor can check you and give you instructions how to handle the infection now and in the future.


Am 22 09 2016

Hey so i was wondering if i didn't treat a yeast infection with any medicine or anything but i use the self treatment methods, will it eventually go away on its own or will it get worse?

Nasha 23 09 2016

Im on my period now but i had yeast infection before it came. And i dont knw what to do

Nasha 23 09 2016

I had yeast infection now I'm seeing my period and i dont know what to do

Molly 24 09 2016

Hi I'm twelve and I've never got my period yet. I have all the symptoms of a yeast infection but if I haven't got my period then how do I have one. I have been taking a course of antibiotics and that could be causing it. Is this slowing down my body so I can't have my period.?? Please help

18 10 2016

Comment * hey I hve 3 questions
Cn de lining of a virginal go bck 2 normal afta yeast infction?
Cn one use ONYSTIN-V when she z on her menses?
Wt cn one use aprt frm a cup whn sh z on her menses nd hv yeast infction?

19 10 2016

Hi Am!

It might go away with self treatment methods as well! You can try them first and if they don't work, see a doctor :)


19 10 2016

Hi there Nasha!

You should take care of the infection whether you're on your periods or not. Make sure you disinfect the cup very carefully after!


19 10 2016

Hi Molly!

Don't worry, it is not slowing down your body! Good to hear that you've been taking care of the infection! Antibiotics can help the infection to come and that's why it is important to pay attention to the diet during having the antibiotics. Your periods gonna start eventually, so don't worry! :)


Allie 23 10 2016

I was wondering, after a yeast infection treatment such as encerting medicine into your vaginal area, can that cause your first period to start after being treated because I had done a treatment for my yeast infection and right after I started my first period. Please help!?

mel 24 10 2016

Hai, i'm 26 yrs old and i have a yeast infection. After 2 weeks i have my period but after may period gone, i feel pain in my private area, its very painful and very uncomfortable..
What should i do to cure this?

Lunette Team 24 10 2016

Hi there!

Cn de lining of a virginal go bck 2 normal afta yeast infction?
-If you mean the hymen, no it can't :)

Cn one use ONYSTIN-V when she z on her menses?
- I'd recommend to ask from the pharmacy; they are professional and know every product.

Wt cn one use aprt frm a cup whn sh z on her menses nd hv yeast infction?
- Of course, but the cup is the most comfortable and hygienic. Pad are not recommended.


Lunette Team 24 10 2016

Hi Aliie!

Congratulation for your periods!

The yeast infection medicine has nothing to do with periods.


Lunette Team 24 10 2016

Hi Mel!

I'd highly recommend you to visit your doctor! Pain is never a good sign.