Yeast Infections & Soap???
I recently came off of an antibiotic and got a yeast infection from it (happens every time). I made an appointment with my doctor who couldn't see me for 3 days or so. Since I had 3 days to sit and be miserable, I decided to do some research online. I found several websites that mentioned not using soap at all because it not only kills the bad bacteria but also the "good" bacteria. Now, I'm one of these people who the thought of not using soap (especially down there) just gets to me. To make a long story short, my doctor gave me 1 diflucan and the yeast infection was gone within 24 hours...but now I'm still pondering the idea about the soap! Can anyone give me your take on this? I must admit that there were 2 days that I couldn't use soap and had to just use water because it burned so badly, but should a woman really not use soap in the vaginal area ever???? If soap is used, is there a special kind that I need to look for? I've been using Dove Sensitive Skin Bars for years. Thanks so much - Catherine