I have been battling a yeast infection all summer, and I have it under control now for the most part... until my husband and I have sex. We use condoms, and I know that can be a problem. Here is my question...
We use trojan XL condoms... and I'm wondering if the lubricant could be causing a problem(we threw out all the ones with spermicide). I can't seem to find that size without ANY lubricant. Any thougts? What about an extra lubricant?
Should I take more acidophilis after sex or something?
yes spermicide is a known culprit.
Water based lubricants are safer.
There is a water based lubricant product called Oh My or something that has grapefruit seed extract and some other stuff in it.....do a search on this site in here and in sexual womens health and you should turn up more info about it.
A few people swear by it cutting down bacterial and vaginal infections.
Buy NON-LATEX condoms. Latex irritates a lot of women, which will in turn cause a yeast infection. I recently bought the lubricant 'O'My' off the internet, it is made with Hemp. Says it helps prevent yeast infections. If you can't find the type of condom you want in stores, have you tried buying them online??
Eat lots of yogurt too. I take acidophilus, eat yogurt, and right now I'm battling an infection so I'm using yogurt suppositories I made myself. I put them in non latex rubber gloves and frozen them. Then inserted the frozen yogurt at night. I feel much better. The doctor gave me diflucan, I took 2 doses before I finally started relief.
Not all lubricants are the same. I went through a stage where i needed to buy lubricant and KY made me sting and irritated me. I then tried buying different brands and i ended up with bad results each time. Even if they are water based i believe i've read that it's the glycerin content in the water based lubricants which is the culprit.