March 11, 2008

Women Aren't Supposed to Sweat... Especially Not There...

I had about 5 good days. That's remarkable. It's been rough lately. Sandwiching those 5 days are two different yeast infections.

The first yeast infection began the day after I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical machine and 30 minutes weight training. By the following afternoon I felt like I had a yeast infection. It took me a little while to figure out the cause, but I'm fairly confident that it was the extensive (at least for me) workout.

This is an embarrassing topic, even for me, but I think my sweaty hatchet wound caused the yeast infection. I don't normally have a problem with lady sweat. Except in the summer, but who doesn't then? I also haven't been in the habit of working out EVER, so this is pretty new to me.

My suspicions were confirmed a week later when I developed what appeared to be another yeast infection after dancing for 3 hours straight at a wedding. My baby cannon got ridiculously sweaty that night.

I know, this is gross. What can I say? It's a topic I need to address.

So now, I'm a mere 10 days away from a tropical vacation and I need to stay fit. I want to go back to the gym, but I'm worried about making this latest yeast infection, that developed yesterday, worse. I certainly don't want to be flared, but I don't want to undo all my hard work to get in shape.

I've been trying to find something that could help to keep my kitty dry. I don't want to use anything with chemicals because most likely I would end up with a flaming honey pot. I'm going to try powder first. I have baby powder and I also found a Vagisil powder. Hopefully one of those will do the trick without making anything worse.

2 comments:

lora said...

Try taking an L. Acidophilous supplement, available everywhere. My current bottle came from Trader Joes, but I literally pick it up from any drug or grocery store any time I need it. Also, don't be shy about putting some plain yogurt up there at night. I know it isn't very sexy, but it helps ward off yeast.

As for the attempt at dryness, I'm at a loss too. Anything I have tried just irritates me.

K said...

Eating the yogurt helps, too. Are you treating with Diflucan? I can't use the creams - they burn horribly since VVD. Actually, they did before, too, but now they're worse.

I've found that cornstarch baby powder works better than anything for controlling moisture.

Can you actually wear a bathing suit?

You know what? It's not gross. It's just reality.