Have a Yeast Infection that Won't Go Away? It Might Be Your Underwear
Itching. Burning. Inflammation. The background discomfort of a yeast infection can ruin your sleep and your sex life. It can also simply leave you in a bad mood without realizing why.
Swapping your underwear for moisture-wicking options might do the trick, if you’re asking yourself: “why won't my yeast infection go away?” And just like wedgie-free underwear that stays in place, finding panties that keep you dry and infection free will immediately improve your everyday life. No more pulling around down there.
What Causes Yeast Infections
All vaginas have yeast. That’s not the issue. Like all things in life, though, the key is finding a balance. A painful fungal infection happens when you have too much yeast in your vagina. Usually, a delicate balance of other bacteria keeps the yeast in check. But if the conditions aren’t right, yeast will take over. (Side note: penises and other parts of the body can also be areas of yeast infections.)
If you experience symptoms of a yeast infection, talk to your doctor. They will likely recommend over-the-counter or prescription antifungal creams, or even oral medication. Typically, a yeast infection lasts a few days, but it could take 1-2 weeks in more severe cases. In addition to treatments, there are lifestyle choices you can make to reduce the likelihood that you get recurring yeast infections, including the type of underwear you wear.
The Role of Underwear
A lot of different factors can lead to the overgrowth of yeast. Unhealthy underwear is one of them. Restrictive and unbreathable materials like nylon trap heat and moisture close to your body, making your vagina a great place for yeast.
Moisture, from vaginal discharge or sweat, is a completely normal part of life. So you need underwear that will gently absorb this, instead of trapping it in. Underwear made of breathable natural materials, like silk, and those with cotton-lined gussets are ideal. You can also consider changing your underwear multiple times a day, especially after working out or sweating.
It’s also important to note that if you’ve been having symptoms of a yeast infection for weeks and nothing seems to be helping, you might be dealing with a different issue. That’s a good time to call your doctor.
The Best Moisture Wicking Underwear
Like adjusting a wedgie, itching down there is not the best look or feeling. Here are some moisture-wicking options that will keep you both wedgie-free and improve your chance of preventing yeast infections.
Soft Silks, $38
Silk is the ultimate moisture-wicking fabric, even better than cotton. You need moisture wicking underwear if you sweat even just a little bit while traveling, exercising, cooking, working, walking, talking, Netflixing, or sleeping. So . . . basically, all the time. These gorgeous natural-fiber panties will also spare you visible panty lines.
VIP Thong, $22
Our thongs aren't just any thongs, they are VIPs — Very Important Panties. Made with a lightweight blend and cotton gusset for maximum hygiene, this thong is extra comfortable thanks to thermowelded side seams and removable tags.
Happy Seams, $38
Seamless underwear has no visible stitching, and thus no visible panty lines. At Uwila Warrior, we achieve this with laser cut edges, as opposed to traditional elastic or sewn edge leg openings. These are made of a dreamy lightweight blend and with cotton gussets, again great for preventing yeast infections.
Want to see more? Explore all of Uwila’s underwear. Thanks to our Perfect Fit Promise, you can always return or exchange any items that are unworn, unwashed, and with tags still on within 30 days or receiving them.
Perfect Fit Promise
We also offer a Perfect Fit Promise so we can make sure your underwear fits like a glove. If you don’t love your first pair of Uwila Warrior underwear, we’ll send you a different size or style of a similar price point, free of charge. Plus, you can keep your first pair.