in a word? no. not directly. i take bubble baths all the time, and i don't think i have ever had a yeast infection. yeast infections occur when the balance between the bacteria and the yeast in your vagina is upset in some way (both are naturally there in some amount) such that the yeast run rampant. so if you kill the bacteria or disturb them, your yeast escape, as it were.
but unless you're ruthlessly scubbing the inside of your vagina while you're in the bath, i doubt you're doing yourself any damage. look to other causes to explain this.
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Actually, it is usually urinary tract infections that bubble baths can create a risk for, more so than vaginal infections.
So, if you tend to get UTIs frequently, bubble baths aren't the best idea. Too, usuing something more organic with less chemicals and preservatives can make a difference if that's a problem. Kiss My Face and Lush Cosmenetics (in Canada and the UK) make some nice bubbles that are organic and great for sensitive skin and sensitive urinary tracts.
when i was little girl, 6 or so, i got a uti from bubble bath as well as rashes...so...i rarely took them when i was younger...i took one the other day and i was fine...i guess the skin tissue isn't as sensitive anymore.
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Tea bags to the rescue again! There are some really yummy smelling herbal teas out there, and I figure that if they're safe to take internally, a bit in the bath shouldn't hurt you. Camomile, tea that I adore so much, is great here too. There's also the option of putting some essential or fragrance oils in a bit of cooking oil, though that's best if you're skin's a bit dry anyway. Or even fizzy bath bombs. I never liked bubble bath too much anyway; these options just seem to feel nicer.
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