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24 August 2017 @ 08:16 pm
Hi everyone!
I've just found out I have candida overgrowth. I probably have had it for some time, just haven't realised what it was. When trying to get rid of it, how should I clean my cup after every cycle, to prevent it from perhaps re-infecting me again? Until now, I have always washed it inbetween changes with water, and then at the end washed it with soap and boiled it for 5-10 min. When I started again, I washed it with soap and water before inserting it. I heard that when it comes to fungus, boiling it does not kill it, so should I use vinegar or something?

Thank you for your help in advance!
Have a great day!!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 24th, 2017 07:29 pm (UTC)
It's not the cup. Vaginal candida (aka yeast infection) is usually an external symptom of a digestive imbalance. Google anti-candida diet. It will tell you what foods to avoid. It will also tell you to eat probiotic foods or supplements until things are back in balance. And there are many home remedies and off-the-shelf medications to relieve the symptoms of yeastie beasties. A home remedy or off-the-shelf medicated douche might help too. Again, Google is your friend.

As for washing your cup, cups are made of non-absorbent materials so "everything" stays on the surface. Washing with soap and water sanitizes and disinfects almost as well as boiling or chemical means. It's not re-infecting you. Your own body is.
Eline Van der Straeten: pic#127839304Eline Van der Straeten on August 26th, 2017 05:34 pm (UTC)
There are always Milton Sterilizing tabs you can use. ;) Just a tip. Asking your doctor/gyno is always an option as well. Good luck!! Get better soon ;)