Why wear period panties when you have fungus?

Pourquoi porter des culottes de règles quand on a des mycoses ?

Itching, swollen lips, dyspareunia, white discharge with a "curdled milk" effect, if you have these symptoms, you are probably one of the 75% of people affected by a mycosis. It should be noted that recurrent mycosis (4 or more per year) can considerably alter a woman's quality of life. Our advice: consult a health professional if you have these symptoms.

What is a yeast infection?

Fungal infections are usually 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 it acts as a barrier against infections, together with other bacteria.

Vaginal mycoses are very common and can be treated quite well by taking an ovule which can be complemented by the application of a cream. If, despite everything, the symptoms of burning and itching persist, it is important to consult a doctor to determine their cause and to obtain an appropriate treatment.

However, certain factors can encourage the development of mycoses and their reappearance, such as hormonal changes (pill, pregnancy, menopause), taking corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, antibiotics, wearing clothes that are too tight, inadequate intimate hygiene, stress and digestive dysbiosis, vaginal dryness.

Be careful, do not keep wet underwear on you! Indeed, moisture favors the development of bacteria.

Our advice to prevent mycosis

To avoid vaginal mycoses, Léa advises us to use a suitable soap with a basic or neutral PH, to use lubricant during sexual intercourse, to regularly change your internal protection, especially if it is 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! It is also advisable to review your diet and avoid sugar, sweeteners, yeast (soy sauce, cider, beer), acidic vegetables and fruits, alcohol, cold cuts and fatty products.

On the same subject : Intimate hygiene

During your period, use Elia menstrual panties made of organic cotton, which is totally non-allergenic. Indeed, cotton lets your vaginal microbiota breathe and prevents bacteria from developing! Wash your panties after each use and do not wear them until they are dry!

Related : Vaginitis, itching, burning: What is it?


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  • Laurie

    Bonjour, après avoir porter vos culottes de règles pendant une mycose, peut-on les laver à 60° ou devons-nous les laver à 30° ou 40° comme vous le conseillez pour chaque lavage ?


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