Mycosis and menstruation: how to treat them?

If you have a heavy vaginal discharge or an itchy vulva all day long, you are probably suffering from fungus or bacteria! Vaginal mycosis is a gynecological infection: in her life, three women out of four will experience one, including episodes of mycosis and periods!

Mycosis and menstruation: is the infection linked to the menstrual cycle?

A vaginal mycosis can occur at any time of the cycle and cause a menstrual disorder. Menstruation will potentially weaken the vaginal microbiota and have an impact on the development of bacteria. Indeed, at this precise moment, our body will produce a hormone called estrogen which will indirectly regulate the glycogen, containing sugar, which the fungus responsible for this irritation, Candida Albican, needs to develop.
Furthermore, during menstruation, your vagina will have a higher PH than normal, making the vaginal area more alkaline, which favors the appearance of yeast within its flora.

How to recognize a mycosis during your period?

During menstruation, it is quite easy to recognize a vaginal mycosis. Indeed, whether they appear before or after menstruation, they often have the same symptoms:

  • more or less intenseitching, impossible or even difficult to relieve
  • burning sensations in the perineum
  • abundant white discharge, thicker than usual
  • abnormalswelling of the vulva, red coloring, vaginitis
  • pain when urinating, similar to a urinary infection

Finally, if you are still not sure, you can ask your gynecologist or general practitioner for a vaginal swab and treatment or perform a self-test that can be purchased in pharmacies!

How to treat a mycosis during the period?

Once you have identified a yeast infection before your period, you can start treatment. If the symptoms appear during menstruation, you will have to wait until the end to see if the symptoms persist and if they are not related to discomfort from blood loss or to wearing sanitary pads that are too irritating.

Natural remedies

To treat this infection in women, there are natural remedies without having to take medication. These grandma's tricks can be used during the menstrual period or just after:

  • Apply coconut vegetable oil, which is a natural antifungal and antibacterial agent, to the affected area.
  • Grapefruit seed extract, to be taken as a cure, is also a very effective antibacterial and antifungal agent! Ask your health care professional or doctor if you can take this supplement in addition to your medication.
  • To avoid the appearance of bacteria or to help get rid of them, you should avoid eating too much sugar, dairy products, overripe fruits and vegetables, and deli meats because fungi and bacteria love them!

Medication for fungal infections

Generally and traditionally, these infections in women are treated with antifungalova and cream:

  • 2 or 3 antifungal ovules will be inserted into the vagina in several takes spaced a few days. They are easily found in pharmacies.
  • The anti-fungal cream must be applied several times a day.

In order to avoid a recurrence and prevent it during menstruation and to promote the health of the vaginal flora, we recommend that you take vaginal probiotics.

How to avoid discomfort with mycosis and menstruation?

In order to avoid and reducediscomfort as much as possible, we advise you to follow some simple tips.

Use a cleansing product that respects the vaginal flora

Here are our basicintimate hygiene tips to follow:

  • Use a soap with a neutral PH or pH7. Wash your intimate area no more than twice a day!
  • Do not use wipes that contain perfumes that will tend to aggravate the burns and itching.
  • The ideal is to wash yourself with clear water. Do not use a vaginal shower as this will disturb the acidity of your vagina even more and could cause vaginitis.

Opt for an adapted sanitary protection

Disposable or synthetic pads are not very breathable and create a humid environment that is conducive to the development of infection.
For example, choose Elia menstrual panties made of organic cotton that have been knitted to let your private parts breathe! Without synthetic material, the menstrual panties are a great ally that is not too tight, breathable and that also ensures its role of protection to avoid staining your clothes.

Protect yourself during sex to avoid irritation

When you have a yeast infection during your period, before or after, it is important to use a condom during sex. It is always better to protect yourself with a sexual partner you do not know well. Be careful, in the case of sexual intercourse between two women, the fungus can be transmitted from one vulva or vagina to the other because the properties of the two organs are the same! Remember to check your contraception, some pills can modify the natural lubrication of the vagina and encourage candidiasis.

Use appropriate underwear

To avoid the proliferation of yeast and Candida Albican throughhumidity, here are some intimate hygiene tips to apply:

  • Once you shower, use cotton, loose underwear that lets your vulva breathe!
  • Change and wash your bath towel regularly
  • Do not wear panty liners that do not allow the area to breathe!

In conclusion, vaginal mycosis during menstruation is not serious and is not fatal! However, if these symptoms persist, do not hesitate to consult your doctor or gynecologist for other treatments and to check that other underlying diseases are not the cause of your candidiasis.

FAQ about fungus and menstruation

How do I treat a yeast infection during my period?

If you have a yeast infection during your period, it is advisable to treat it at the end of your period, unless the yeast infection was identified and treated before your period started. It can be treated naturally or by taking antifungal medication. To avoid a recurrence, do not hesitate to take probiotics.

Can a yeast infection go away with my period?

A fungal infection is unlikely to go away with your period if it has not been treated beforehand. Blood loss and the changing acidity of the vagina will increase the risk of its appearance. However, even during the blood flow, you will be able to observe a white discharge that is intended to eliminate it!

Why do I get yeast infections before my period?

There are several reasons to have a fungus before your period. The vaginal one will be favored by the taking of medicines, antibiotics and by the development of estrogens that favor the sugar intake in the blood.

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