This might seem like a very paranoid question, but I'm trying to eradicate my problem once and for all.
I just got a yeast infection and I'm looking to sterilizing my undergarments (short of putting them in an incinerator). Here's my question: Do all the clothes in my hamper now need to be ironed/boiled/nuked because they were near my germy underclothes? Or if I wash them and dry them and then make sure I take extra special care to clean and iron my undergarments, will they be ok?
Thanks in advance for you help! -JB
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Washing your clothes - including your underwear - in hot water and drying them as you normally would is just fine. Yeast infections aren't known to be transmitted through contact with clothing or other fabrics that may have come into contact with your discharge, so you don't need to worry about re-infecting yourself that way.
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