Why do I get a yeast infection after every period?
Hello, Every time I get off my period, I have a yeast infection. I use creams but the symptoms usually come back. I bought one of those screening kits and
it read 6.0. The box said if it is 5.0 or higher it is called trichomoniasis(trich). What is this, is it serious, how do you get it, and most of all what steps do I need to take to get rid of it? Also, things I have used and tried include yeast infection creams, douches, refresh, and vaginal washes and sprays. Please help me with this. Thank You!
@eira Hello, It is not uncommon to have this reaction to hormonal changes that occur with your cycle. However, douches, topical sprays, etc. are not recommended. They can disturb the natural balance that keeps infection down. Yeast infection after the period is due to High levels of estrogen causing Candida fungi to overgrow. Because of this, it's common to get a yeast infection around the time of your period. Some people get yeast infections around the same time of their cycle every month, a condition called cyclic vulvovaginitis. You may try eating yogurt every day - the kind with active cultures. Some women find it helps. Wear only cotton underwear and avoid perfumes, bath oils, etc. Also, discuss this with your doctor. Thanks!