I got treated for a yeast infection almost two months ago. I've used my dildo twice since then; the first time was about a week after finishing my treatment, so there was minor discomfort, but the second time felt absolutely fine, and I was also not having discharge. (And yes, I had used the dildo during my first infection.) Fast forward to now, and I have a yeast infection again. I'm wondering if I could've reinfected myself since I don't boil the dildo, I only wash it. Can reinfection happen even though yeast is normally present in the vagina? This whole thing I just really frustrating. Also, I've started eating yogurt daily, but I'm not terribly sure it's helping. Do you have any other tips for preventing yeast infections?
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Yeast infections are prone to reoccurrence. Giving your dildo a good boil or otherwise disinfecting it with something stronger than soap and water isn't a bad idea, but that may not necessarily have been the culprit.
Cranberry, either in pure juice (not cranberry cocktail) or tablet form, can also be helpful in relieving symptoms of a yeast infection.
Also, with the yogurt, you'll want to be eating yogurt that specifically says it contains live cultures.
There's a lot more information in this article about what can lead to yeast infection and how to deal with them when they appear:
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