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Is it OK to Use Tampons with Yeast Infection?

Jun 24, 2008
If I have yeast infection must I stop using tampons? My customers ask me this question a lot. Tampons have even been blamed as the "reason" for the yeast infections in some popular medical articles. There is considerable information circulating which supports a negative link between tampons and the problem of yeast infections, even if specialists have a widely varying opinion on the topic.

However, it is a fact that tampons cannot be the cause of yeast infection. The agent behind this ailment, also known as candidiasis or candida infection, is the Candida microorganism that multiplies out of bounds. Candida are microscopic elements that live naturally in a human body that is healthy, but that are kept in check by the beneficial bacteria living in our bodies which help us to digest food and to defend ourselves from other bacteria, parasites or viruses. Yet in certain circumstances, which include pregnancy, antibiotics, diabetes and other conditions that sap the immune system, Candida seizes the opportunity to over grow. Candida then penetrates the blood circulation and moves around to various parts of the body, generating the symptoms of candidiasis.

The real causes of Candida are complex and involve many factors. Toiletries on their own are not the sole factor. However tampons that are scented, or the use of scented soaps, hygiene sprays and the like can all stimulate yeast infection of the vagina. The reasons include the following:

1. Scented tampons are known to be allergens. Because of this and the higher frequency of allergies, the immune system may be weakened and this will then increase the chance of a candida overgrowth.

2. Scented toiletries can also alter the acidity of the vagina making it more acid and stimulating candidiasis. The right ratio of negatively charged ions (alkaline) and positively charged ions (acid) must be observed. If the balance is upset, then health problems will follow.

It is for these reasons, that soaps and products such as tampons, pants, panty liners, sentry plants or toilet paper should always be chosen as unscented, organic where possible and at least hypoallergenic where available.

Remember that it is not enough to prevent or cure yeast infection to just avoid the other kinds of tampons or toiletries. It is necessary to find natural alternatives to these toiletries which might cause allergies but this is only a minor element of the full holistic treatment.

Did anyone tell you that your candida infection that causes you pain and problems could be permanently treated using a comprehensive holistic program? With the neutralization of the components that cause internal and external yeast infection, you will be able to permanently eliminate Candida and regain your health and well being.
About the Author
Linda Allen is a health consultant and author of the #1 best-selling e-book Yeast Infection No More . For Further Information: Yeast Infection Site Map
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