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sparklishh
Hi everyone,

I am thinking of purchasing a menstrual cup, but before I buy, is there any increased risk of contracting a yeast infection from it? Has anybody gotten a yeast infection after beginning to use their cup? If so, how commonly does it happen? I have never gotten a yeast infection before, but I am afraid of getting one if I decide to use a cup for my periods. I appreciate any answers ^^
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 29th, 2015 12:49 pm (UTC)
Some people are more prone to yeast infections during their periods because of the foods that they crave before/during that time. Vaginal yeast infections can be external symptoms of a digestive imbalance. Google anti-candida diet.

Another factor is soap. Some soaps contain ingredients that encourage yeast to bloom and they're not necessarily left on your cup but imparted from your hands. So if you use soap, be mindful of where the residue can wind up.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 29th, 2015 02:00 pm (UTC)
PS - Even if you get a yeast infection, it's no big deal. They're usually mild. Some discharge, some itchiness. Watch your diet, eat some probiotics. If that doesn't work, they're easily treatable with home remedies such as off-the-shelf medications that are available in "every" store that has a feminine products section.
newconvert on October 31st, 2015 09:11 pm (UTC)
There are soaps specifically sold for washing menstrual cups. I tend to think they're unnecessary, but that might be one way to alleviate your concerns.