Itching, swollen labia, dyspareunia, white "curdled milk" discharge - if you have these symptoms, you're probably one of the 75% of people affected by mycosis. Recurrent mycoses (4 or more per year) can considerably impair a woman's quality of life. Our advice: consult a health professional if you have these symptoms.
What is a mycosis?
Mycoses are generally caused by a fungus, Candida Albicans🍄, which is naturally present in our vaginal microbiota. Under normal circumstances, its growth is limited by our immune system and plays, along with other bacteria, a barrier role against infections.
Vaginal mycoses are very common and can be treated quite well, by taking an ovule and then applying a cream. If, however, burning and itching symptoms persist, it's important to seek medical advice to determine the cause and obtain appropriate treatment.
However, certain factors can encourage the development and reappearance of mycosis, such as hormonal changes (the pill, pregnancy, menopause), corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, antibiotics, tight-fitting clothing, inadequate intimate hygiene, stress, digestive dysbiosis and vaginal dryness.
Don't wear wet underwear! Moisture encourages the growth of bacteria.
Our tips for preventing fungal infections
To avoid vaginal mycoses, Léa advises us to use a suitable soap with a basic or neutral PH, to use lubricant during intercourse, to change your internal protection regularly, especially if it involves tampons, to wash your underwear well, to wear organic cotton underwear as much as possible and to take suitable probiotics that have been recommended by a health professional! You should also review your diet, avoiding sugar, sweeteners, yeast (soy sauce, cider, beer), acidic vegetables and fruit, alcohol, cold meats and fatty products.
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During your periods, choose Elia menstrual panties made from organic cotton, which is totally hypoallergenic. Cotton lets your vaginal microbiota breathe and prevents bacteria from developing! Wash your panties after each use, and don't wear them until they're dry!
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