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01 April 2015 @ 06:45 pm
Hello All,

I got a yeast infection, and I am wondering if it's okay to use my cup while I'm on the medicine my doctor prescribed, or if I should just use pads? I recently got an IUD so I've been constantly spotting and using my cup, and I don't want to go back to pads if I don't have to!

Also, any tips on cleaning my cup after a yeast infection to make sure it's clean?

Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 2nd, 2015 12:11 am (UTC)
Google yeast infections and vinegar. Baking soda is another home remedy that can double as cleaning agent. Be sure you hands are clean and that you've rinsed any soap away whenever you handle yourself or your cup. Some ingredients in soap help yeast bloom.

Also Google an anti-candida diet. An external/vaginal yeast infection can be a symptom of a digestive imbalance. Probiotics are helpful in putting that back into order.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on April 2nd, 2015 02:10 pm (UTC)
As long as that medicine doesn't involve petrolatum-based ointment you should be good. I made that mistake while fighting a hellish YI and wearing my old small Si-Bell. As a result, the petrolatum ate the silicone and half my stem snapped off. Had to sell it off then because I can't reach it without the full stem.
Marie Intarnetteladylynx on April 7th, 2015 11:18 am (UTC)
I actually found that I had less yeast irritation when I wore the cup than when I didn't, but ymmv.