Re: what happens when you have a yeast infection with your period
Just to let you guys know--- Never use a tampon at ANY time, during a yeast infection.
For one, some of the medicine will still be in there during the day, and you don't want that tampon soaking up ANY of it. You're going to need all the medication you can get on your period, because the blood flow sometimes washes it out.
Plus, your vagina is self-cleaning. That's why you should NEVER douche. Not when you have a yeast infection, or your period--- not even when you are normal and healthy! You have a supply of GOOD bacteria up there, that helps keep the yeast under control. And douching washes that good bacteria away. For some women, just douching alone can cause a yeast infection!
But back to the issue of tampons-- The last thing you want at a time like that is for something to be sitting up inside there, collecting the medicine, the blood AND the infection, and just keeping it there.... As I said, the vagina is self-cleaning. It needs a natural flow in order to flush itself out.
Period or no period, you are better off allowing the combination of the medicine, and your body's natural flow of fluids, to do the cleaning and the curing.
Not to mention, tampons themselves can cause their own varieties of infections (like TSS). So obviously, something that can cause an infection, is not going to help the infection you already have.
Last edited by Melissa3839; 07-25-2008 at 06:45 PM.