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Yeast Infections: 4 Tips to Prevent Hosiery from Causing Them!

Yeast Infections: 4 Tips to Prevent Hosiery from Causing Them!

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We all know that wearing hosiery can put us at an increased risk for vaginal infections -- but that's no reason to avoid wearing legwear!  So, how do we take the best care of our health while still enjoying our favourite hosiery pieces? Simply follow these 4 easy tips to help prevent pantyhose & tights from causing yeast infections for you ever again!

Tip #1 to prevent pantyhose & tights from causing yeast infections: WEAR ONLY ONCE, THEN WASH

Pantyhose & tights are made from synthetic fibres, such as nylon and Spandex, which retain the body's warmth & moisture throughout a day's wear.  This creates the perfect environment for bacteria and other organisms to overgrow, potentially leading to yeast infections and other vaginal infections.  To reduce this risk and maintain proper hygiene, experts recommend that hosiery is to be worn only once before being washed with a mild detergent and allowed to thoroughly dry. 

Tip #2 to prevent pantyhose & tights from causing yeast infections: CHOOSE COTTON GUSSETS

Cotton is a natural fibre ideal for promoting vaginal health because its breathable properties help prevent the overgrowth of vaginal microbes caused by excess heat & moisture.  As such, selecting styles of pantyhose or tights that feature cotton gussets at the crotch can help promote a cooler, drier, more healthy vaginal environment, and lead to fewer infections.

Tip #3 to prevent pantyhose & tights from causing yeast infections: WEAR COTTON PANTIES

Panties made from cotton and other natural breathable fibres are ideal for promoting vaginal health because they allow the vagina to properly regulate temperature and moisture. If you’re treating an existing yeast infection or trying to prevent another one from starting, wear cotton panties underneath hosiery to prevent the excess vaginal humidity & heat that can nurture infections.  You can help prevent future vaginal infections by wearing cotton panties underneath your pantyhose & tights to create & support the optimal environment essential for a healthy vagina.

Tip #4 to prevent pantyhose & tights from causing yeast infections: TRY SUSPENDER TIGHTS, STOCKINGS OR STAY UPS

If vaginal infections are a common concern for you, another option is to choose a style of hosiery that won’t affect your vaginal health at all!  While pantyhose and tights are popular, you may want to experiment with other hosiery styles that won't put you at risk of infections.

  1. Suspender tights fit like tights & pantyhose but have a cut-out at the crotch
  2. Stockings + garter belt are a two-part suspender tights system
  3. Stay-ups are stockings with an adhesive band at the top

Now you have all the information you need to prevent pantyhose & tights from causing yeast infections ever again, and you still get to keep all your fashionable hosiery options!

Shop GGW's selection of suspender tights, stockings, and stay-ups now!