Are leggings a cause of yeast infection?

Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, author of Candida Crusher with another question regarding yeast infections.

Do leggings cause a yeast infection?

They shouldn’t really cause a problem. If you get recurring vaginal infections, my advice would be not to wear pantyhose or leggings or clothing that would potentially warm up the lower half of your body. You’re better off wearing loose cotton clothing. Anything that’s going to potentially warm you up could dispose you towards more or recurring vaginal infections. So keep your body cool. Also don’t cross your legs. Allow the vaginal area to breathe more.

There are many hints and tips I’ve written in my book, Candida Crusher, particularly in Chapter 5 on chronic infections and how to overcome them. There are many sections on hints and tips, which if you put into place, you should not really have a problem. Dry yourself properly, use cotton clothing, use a hair dryer to dry the region, if you can. These are all very good tips.

So leggings don’t really cause a problem, but try not to overheat your body.

I hope that answers your question.