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Old 09-20-2005, 08:39 AM   #1
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Bubble baths -> yeast infections?

I've heard that bubble baths can cause yeast infections, and I'm wondering if that's true? I've never taken a bubble bath in my life (I'm nearly 21 years old, heh) and have been majorly stressed out lately. I was shopping yesterday and spotted a key lime scented bubble bath/body wash/shampoo... and the idea is very tempting. It's not something I'd do like... every day LOL... but it does seem like a good way to relax. Just want to make sure I wouldn't be causing myself any problems first.

 
Old 09-20-2005, 09:02 AM   #2
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Re: Bubble baths -> yeast infections?

I think it depends on the person. I know people who can take bubble baths but I definitely cannot. If I even used a scented or different soap I get a yeast infection so soaking in it would totally cause one. I even get one if I used scented laundry detergent. So I guess it depends on you. I also know that it can cause UTI's as well. But that also may be with everyday use.

 
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:17 PM   #3
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Re: Bubble baths -> yeast infections?

Maria,

Alot of women, even little girls can develope yeast infections from a bubble bath. It causes some women problems and others can have a bubble bath everyday and nothing happens. You can put alittle in your bath water but it wouldn't be wise to stay soaking very long. I am sure you can find milder products to use but be selective.

 
Old 09-20-2005, 03:46 PM   #4
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Re: Bubble baths -> yeast infections?

When I take bubble baths I usually rinse off real good in the shower before getting out. And I don't get dressed right away. I haven't had a problem. I thinkyou should be fine, but try rinsing off right after and maybe only putting boxers on or going commando for awhile.

 
Old 09-20-2005, 11:50 PM   #5
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Re: Bubble baths -> yeast infections?

Soaps and anything that foams like bubble bath are alkali. The natural condition of a healthy vagina is acidic, which is not a good place for organisms that cause infections. If you are one of the 10% of women who take in water into their vaginas when they sit in a bathtub (I got this percentage number from a gyno a few years ago), then you are taking in water that will change the acidity of your vaginal tissues. This will create a perfect breeding ground for organisms that prefer alkali conditions.

While growing up in a household that had a bathtub but no shower, I had frequent vaginal infections. After I switched to 100% cotton undies and started taking showers (and never again sitting in a bathtub or swimming pool or sauna), I stopped having vaginal infections.

Sometimes I am wistful when I think of women who sit in a hot bubble bath with candlelight and relaxing music. Sigh. But I wouldn't be able to relax knowing that I was going to have a vaginal infection shortly afterwards.

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Old 09-21-2005, 07:33 AM   #6
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Re: Bubble baths -> yeast infections?

wow, ive taken bubble baths my whole life (im 24) and ive never had a yeast infection.

 
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Re: Bubble baths -> yeast infections?

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wow, ive taken bubble baths my whole life (im 24) and ive never had a yeast infection.
laomy,

Enjoy! I'm envious. You're one of the 90% of women who have no problems with the alkali soapy water in places where it shouldn't be.

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Old 09-24-2005, 10:23 PM   #8
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Re: Bubble baths -> yeast infections?

I don't know if a bubble bath will cause a YI, but i know it can make one worse. Like most people said it depends on the person.

 
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