Daily Archives: June 10, 2014

Does Cotton, Nylon, Silk Underwear Cause Yeast Infection?

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Are you wondering whether your underwear is causing yeast infection? Well, if you are having a challenge preventing yeast infection in your Favorite Area Down Under (hehehe), here are some pointers which we hope can help you:

1. The bacteria that causes yeast infection, Candida albicans, are – in small amounts – normally present in our crotch area. Your goal is to keep the level of bacteria low and to prevent them from multiplying because if they “overgrow”, you’ll end up with a full blown case of yeast infection. From thedoctorstv.com:

“There’s a very delicate balance between the yeast and the good bacteria,” gastroenterologist Dr. Roshini Raj says. “If anything throws off that balance — and often it’s something like antibiotics, or if they’re taking a medication like steroids — then the yeast has a chance to really overgrow.”

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