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Stay Yeast Free: Avoid Scented Feminine Products

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Most of us have heard that anything scented is unhealthy to use around the vaginal area, but many women have used scented products for years without problems. In today's society, adding a scent to feminine products assures women constant freshness. They are not aware, however, of the potential dangers.

Scented feminine products

The use of any scented article against the vaginal area can cause severe yeast infections. Consider the fact that the area is already tender and open and we are shrugging off dead blood cells, any added scented item would only make a yeast infection worse.

In addition, recent studies have shown that that scented tampons, scented sanitary pads, and feminine hygiene sprays do not always cover up the odor, but instead cause an even worse odor. The mixture of blood and perfume really do not cover up any odor instead can produce an irritation causing redness and itching, leading to yeast infections.

Some women use only a sanitary pad or panty liner containing a deodorant that helps to minimize odor. This deodorant can be an irritant, and frequent exposure to it can lead to yeast production and cause uncomfortable infections. In addition, pads and sprays constantly cause friction which can irritate. Because this is a dark, warm, and moist area, the risk for the growth of yeast bacteria is almost doubled.

Regular products aren’t necessarily safe

Many women know that if she needs a tampon or feminine product in a hurry, another woman will likely have something in their purse. However, products that have spent a lot of time jostling around in a purse usually have defects in the outside wrapper such as wrinkles, rips, or other damage leaving the tampon or feminine product unsterilized. That tampon has been in contact with perfume, dust, ink and other foreign bacteria found inside a purse. But at this point, what option do you have but to use it?

How to avoid infection

There are ways to prevent the increased risk of yeast infections during the time you have your period. Try changing pads and tampons more often, wash and thoroughly dry the vaginal area; this should eliminate the need for feminine sprays.

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  • Safely starts relieving symptoms of candida overgrowth such as itch, indigestion, congestion, fatigue, headaches and more
  • Provides safe non-stimulant, non-steroidal relief without the negative side effects commonly associated with other Candida symptom relief medications

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4 Comments

  • Smartliving Guest Smartliving Guest

    I always thought that using scented pads was ok. I never realized or thought about the fact that they are touching so close to the skin. I will second think when i buy my sanitary items and avoid anything scented. Commented on HelloLife · December 3, 2007 at 5:36 PM

  • Smartliving Guest Smartliving Guest

    ok well i need sum serious answers bcuz this is like the secound time this has happened to me but it always happen after my periond and its really itching and well i have abnomarl discharges its unusual and im scared and the pads that i take have deodorant and i use bubble bath or maybe shower gel sumtimes and it neva bother me so wat should i do and wat should i use/not use please tel meh thank yhu Commented on HelloLife · July 27, 2010 at 5:43 PM

  • N N

    I just found out the hard way. I never use scented anything down below but I mistakenly bought scent pads and didn't realize it until I got them home. I had just start my period and I only use them the first 2 days along with my tampons because those are my heaviest days. By the second day I was itching something fierce. Call doc and sure enough thats what cause the yeast infection. threw the whole box in the garbage. I have always felt that if you have good hygiene, you don't have to worry about odor. Respect the V! Commented on HelloLife · June 19, 2012 at 11:28 AM

  • girly girly

    Not sure why all of a sudden my vagina is being a pussy (badumbum) but this is my second time in a row getting a yeasty at the end of a cycle, using scented tampons. I've been using them for years, so i have no idea why all of a sudden 'she' is all pissed off at them, but she is really angry itchy and dry. What's going on? Commented on HelloLife · May 14, 2013 at 2:41 PM

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