Yes, yeast and especially Candida can interfere with your menstrual cycle. If a woman has an ongoing yeast/Candida problem that just refuses to go away, she will almost always experience a disruption in her menstrual cycle. One of the ways you can be treating vaginal yeast infections is by applying anti-fungal creams on the designated area. Although this is a simple and painless procedure generally, during periods, local application of the medication might turn out to be a messy affair. Plus, it could prove to be painful as well. Although, internal medicines can also be administered for treating yeast infections, they are known to exhibit slow response. You can also do the following:
Wear Cotton Underwear
Try wearing cotton underwear to avoid itching and burning sensation. A cotton cloth can relieve discomforts of vaginal yeast infection too. Avoid wearing panty liners that can increase the risk of resuming the yeast infection. Yeast needs moist environment to grow therefore, you must keep your body dry to prevent the infection.
Avoid Tightly fitting Clothes
To prevent yeast infection in the vagina, avoid wearing tightly fitting clothes likes pants or shorts. This will help you to stay cool and dry.
Avoid Nylon or Synthetic
You must completely avoid wearing nylon pantyhose or synthetic leotards everyday. If you still want to wear them opt for the ones that have a cotton panel to absorb moisture.
Don’t Stay in Wet Clothes for Long
You must try to spend less time inside wet gym gears or swim suits. Wearing wet clothes can give enough damp space for yeast to grow.
Avoid Scented Tampons or Powders
You must avoid the use of scented powders or tampons on and near the vaginal area as they contain chemicals that can upset the natural balance of good bacteria and several other micro-organisms in the vagina. You must also avoid douching if you are already suffering from vaginal yeast infection. It can spread the infection through the cervix into the uterus.
Wipe off Properly
Each time you take a leak, make sure that you wipe off properly. Avoid spreading the bacteria from the anus to vagina.
Last but not least you need to change your diet until this infection goes away. Avoid sugars, grains and alcohol as it will only prolong your symptoms. Going forward, you want your diet to be centered on vegetables, high-quality protein and gluten-free grains like brown rice and millet. Avoiding fruit at this time is also commonly recommended because even though fruit is very healthy, it does get turned into sugar in the body.
In terms of vegetables, you also want to avoid these somewhat sweet, starchy varieties: potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, yams, beets, peas and parsnips. These vegetables are banned from a strict anti-candida diet because of their high carbohydrate content, but they’re certainly nutrient-dense and can be reintroduced later on in your treatment.