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.
Hi Bee! If the yeast infection is persistent it is best to consult a doctor. As we are not medical professionals we are unfortunately not able to offer treatment advice. <3
I had an irritation on the second day of my flow. The part where the sanitary towel touches was a little inflamed. I stared using vagina cream on it and it went down but the lower part of my clog started itching. I also used both oral and insert pill but I still feel discomfort when ever I go out and return home. No discharges. What do I do?
I hace yeast infection..i only got the fluconazole and 1 canesten vaginal cream
Will the yeast be healed or i should get another vaginal cream ?
Hi Marta! As the yeast infection cream has not been tested with Lunette Cup under official circumstances we recommend not using the Cup while the cream is in – to be on the safe side that there will be harm to the material of the Cup. 😊
Hi! I am at the end of the treatment of a yeast infection, I am just using the external econazol nitrate (?) cream now and I am on my period. Is it ok if the cream contacts with the cup? Can it be dangerous for the cup?
Hiya, Moremi! Thanks for your question! Unfortunately we’re not able to offer a diagnosis as we are not medical professionals. If you’re concerned about the delayed period it’s best to consult a doctor. 😊
I treated yeast infection like over a week ago with a day kit combo and klovinal pessaries and I’ve been itch free , everything’s fine…
But I’ve not seen my period . Can the treatment be the cause of my delayed cycle or the yeast infection????
I’m abit worried
If you read “the vagina bible” by gynaecologist Dr. Jen Gunter, she says that there is no connection between yeast infections and underwear. So contrary to what this article says, you should rest assured that your underwear is not causing your yeast infections :)
Hi, Precious Eke! If you’re concerned about your period stopping we recommend contacting a doctor. As we are not medical professional we unfortunately cannot assist with medical concerns.
I mistakenly use mycoten cream for external and use it in my Virgina and since then my period has stop
Hi, Patricia! We recommend consulting your doctor about this concern. As we are not medical professionals we unfortunately can’t provide diagnosis.
Hi Janet! We recommend checking with the suppository manufacturer about using their product while on your period, many companies will have this information on their website. :)
I have been using candid v- gel for yeast infection,and my period has lasted one week . What can be the problem?
Can I use vaginal suppository while on my period?
Hi Omowunmi! You can consult a pharmacist at your local pharmacy or drug store to inquire about over the counter medications. As we are not medical professionals we cannot offer advice for treatments.
Hi Jay! You can read about reasons that can delay period from our post titled 6 Reasons You Period Could Be Late Besides Being Pregnant. :) For the infection, and for any medical concerns, we recommend you consult a physician. As we are not medical professionals we cannot offer diagnosis.
I finished my period about 2 days ago and I am beginning to notice smell and a bit of discharge from my vagina. Due to the current pandemic, I cannot afford to go get swab and treatment. Is there a home remedy or a drug I can order online?
Hi , please I did a d and c about 28days Ago , I was expecting my menstral cycle 2weeks after but it’s exactly a month …I have done severally PT afterwards , all came out negative…But I observed whenever I deep a finger into my vagina, I see a white discharge and the o four is offensive…….Is it possible the infection is delaying my period or what could be the reasons for late period ….I am worried pls ..
Hi Omowunmi! There are several factors that can cause delayed periods such as stress, hormonal imbalance. You can read more about these from our post here: https://store.lunette.com/blogs/news/6-reasons-your-period-could-be-late-besides-being-pregnant?pos=1&_sid=64db58cfa&ss=r. :)
I went to clinic and the doctor prescribed vigina insert on 4 of April and I was tested negative and I suppose to c my period on 15 of April, bt up till nao I didn’t c my period and I was testing negative too on 20 of April, I don’t know wot z wrong with me
Hi BLESSING! Because everybody and every BODY is different, only your doctor will be able to ask the necessary questions and run the appropriate tests to offer you accurate insight into your concern. Because we are not medical professionals we cannot offer medical advice or diagnosis for when your period should return. Wishing you all the best!
my period is late and my vagina was itchy so i got myself treated but my flow is yet to come.i was hoping it will come after i get treated.how long is it supposed to take to get your period back after treatment please help me for am getting worried
Hi Anna! If you think you may have a yeast infection I recommend calling a doctor to inquire how they would like you to proceed. Typically if you are experiencing your first yeast infection it is recommended to always visit your doctor so that they can test to make sure it really is a yeast infection, and can provide the appropriate treatment. However due to Covid-19 it would be best to first call and ask how they would like you to proceed and if they feel comfortable prescribing you an over the counter medicine. :)
My sincere thanks to the author for this article, I have read a lot about vaginal yeast infection as it is more common in mid-age girls. I would like to know has it to do with warm blood or increase body temperature.