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a collection of modern verse

Beating back the yeasties

So, I posted some months back because I tried to take up swimming and wound up with a vaginal yeast infection, which was no big surprise because it has happened to me before. I avoid hot tubs and tights for the same reason.

But you know what? I don't want to avoid hot tubs and tights. Or swimming.

So -- I'm wondering if there's a bulletproof way to rebalance things in my vag so that, you know, I could occasionally wear tights or go in chlorinated water without suffering. I know some people have luck swearing off sugar and yeasted products for a while, but I'm not willing to go that route -- sorry, but that would be worse than the whole not swimming/not wearing tights reality I'm living in now. Is there anything ELSE that works? Have you managed to vanquish the yeasties? How did you do it?

ETA: I already wear cotton undies/breathable clothing, don't use perfumed anything, don't use soap in my vulva, don't douche ever, shower daily, and eat yogurt at least once a day, usually twice.
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