Yeast Infection and Periods

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.

Treatment

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.

21 comments

vagitot cream is also reliable.

sarita June 04, 2018

I had a yeast infection right before my period and it was almost gone by using home remedies now I am on my period can it leave with my menstural flow?

Ally Batchelor June 04, 2018

I always feel pain and itchiness when I am from my periods. Its irritating, how can I stop the pain and the itchiness?

Betty Lungu June 04, 2018

My period is nearly two weeks late I’m not pregnant I think I might have a yeast infection I’m 15 years old what should I do and should I be worried my period is always regular

M February 19, 2018

If you suspect to have an yeast infection and it is your first one, we’d recommend to visit a doctor.

Medical grade silicon is very unfavorable platform for any yeast or bacteria to live. But there is still a chance that it’ll live and that’s why boiling your cup after the period won’t be enough. There are few tricks worth of trying.

- 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.

-Meri

Lunette Team December 19, 2017

hii i am suffering every month yeast infection from last 1 year….with itching swelling burning and white discharge i also have visited the gynac. … but no use… it comes every mnth after my Menstrual cycle. my skin is sensitive n always get pad rashes…. i keep everything hygine bt why its happening…pls help what should i do….

anni November 22, 2017

Pls i have toilet infection i always feel itching and whitish discharge from my private part. And my period last for 7days instead of 4days with heavy bleeding. This is the first time am experiencing this.

Elizabeth November 14, 2017

hi there,

After using panty liner my vagina started itching, and i missed my period, could it be possibly yeast infection? does it interfere my period schedule? this is the first time happened to me, I’m really bothered right now. please let me know. thank you :)

Mao_torrentz November 09, 2017

Hi I’m 10 years old and I think I have a yeast infection. It really itches and there are a few bumps here and there. I don’t know what to do! Should I be worried?

Annonomous November 06, 2017

I had a discharge so i used a vaginal cream for yeast now im having unbearable cramps and am very concerned is this normal??

Shelby November 02, 2017

Hi,3,4 weeks before start yeast infection problem than i’ll use cansten pessary but its not properly work . Now i have starting periods i feel not comfortable plz advice me.in this condition how can see the docter plz advise me as soon as possible thanx

Zareen September 28, 2017

For the last 3 months I’ve notice that whenever my period is near I’m having a whiteish discharge I don’t have any pain,burning r odor from the discharge..i was just wondering what could cause the discharge and what I could do to make it go away..

Shadae September 18, 2017

RachealJuly 27,2017 at 10:56 PM
What medicine can be taken to cure that infection if it comes every month?

Talk to your doctor. Maybe causes in your situation come from other disease, low immune system, lifestyle habits.

Mike September 17, 2017

Im suffering too from vaginal infection with unsual bleeding. I don’t know what to do. I’ve been suffering itching for a week or two now and today it start to bleed a little. Im a just teen and I’m afraid and I dont want to see a doctor. Is it bad? What should i do?

Celine Hera September 16, 2017

this is my first time experiencing this, I was on a antibiotics for boil on my right eye nothing serious
that was like a month ago
noticed some u usual itching around my vigina on the third day of my period it was to end d second day wich was a Saturday
it became intense on Sunday
took a mirror n saw that my vee was irritated n really red with a lot of thick cream colored dry like paste discharge n little reddish particles that is probably from my period
got a antimycotic with fungicidal action cream on DST same day
which was a Sunday
so I later got an otc oral pill on d second day which was Monday flucozar (fluconazole 150mg)
was told to use it for 5days
one in a day n another one Tablet the day after I took d first tablet
am completing my those tomorrow
but am still having slight itchin n d redness is still there
am confused should I just finish the whole psck

olaide September 11, 2017

Hi Shaista RANI and oyindamola!

Have you tried some over-the-counter medicine from pharmacy? There are many products to try and pharmacy staff will help you to find the best one for you :)

If the infection prolongs, I would highly recommend to see a doctor. You can ask to see a female doctor if it helps you to feel more comfortable.

-Meri

Lunette Team August 17, 2017

Hi Racheal!

If the infection comes every month, you should see a doctor. There is a possibility that the bacteria has stayed on the cup and activates during the periods.

Medical grade silicon is very unfavorable platform for any yeast or bacteria to live. But there is still a chance that it’ll live and that’s why boiling won’t be enough.

There are few tricks worth of trying.
- 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 or other disinfection liquid

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.

-Meri

Lunette Team August 17, 2017

You need to see a gynaecologist.. Nurses are not doctors, and even a GP don’t know enough to tell what do you have. Go to an specialist, gynaecologist.

Caro August 13, 2017

What medicine can be taken to cure that infection if it comes every month?

Racheal July 27, 2017

I m suffering from vaginal infection..severe itching n burning..specially while peeing..it is da third day i m feeling it..but its nt deep inside..most of da swelling is oustide vaginal area n white discharge was there..but its third day of infection n my periods have been started now..m feeling uncomfrtable to see my dctr in this condition.wt shud i do..kindly guide me.
Whch is best fr me..

Shaista RANI July 21, 2017

I ve been seeing yeast infection Symptom since 3year ago but i dnt knw that it a very serious case and i asked some nurses but they told it normal to see it . i want to knw how to stop it and the drug i can use .pls get back to me ASAP

oyindamola July 06, 2017

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