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Can a hydrotherapy pool cause thrush?

By Anonymous July 28, 2016 - 4:10pm
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I have been using a hydro pool for 4 weeks and now have thrush, can the pool cause/spread thrush? Should I not use the pool until it's been treated? Timescale?

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Hi Anon!

Thanks for your question - it's a very good one!

In short - yes - a hydrotherapy pool can cause thrush. Water rushing in and our of your vagina (even of wearing a swimsuit) can upset the delicate balance of the vagina and cause an overgrowth of yeast.

Are you in clear water or is it fragranced? Is it chlorinated? Are there any kind of salts or powders used? Any of these factors could help cause thrush.

You also need to dry yourself off very well afterwards so dampness does not remain in your genital area. It's a good idea to have the jets well cleaned too.

Treating thrush can take up a week, I would certainly avoid these baths/pools until you're better. If you end up getting chronic infections, ask your doctor what you can do.


July 29, 2016 - 4:39am
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