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You can use any kind of tape but the 3M hypoallergenic tape sucks as far as I'm concerned. It's hard to post with it and it doesn't really conform to the post shape well. And I've been using J & J Zonas or it's nearly identical J & J Coach Athletic tape for years and have not had problems with dogs developing yeast infections.
Did your vet actually do a swab and make a slide to examine what was growing in the ear?
The best tape to use is low tack (not very sticky) breathable (is porous).
And when I post I tape a very small cotton pad at the bottom of the post and put a couple of drops of OtoMax (prescription ear medication) that covers all possible infective agents (bacteria, fungus and yeast) and that has seemed to stop any possible infections in their tracks. Over the many years I've been posting ears the medication has changed but it's always been one of the prescription meds for ear infections.
Or maybe it's the taping technique--I've seen puppies whose head is practically enveloped in tape by some of the tech's who do posting.
If the vet hasn't actually checked what is in the ear via microscope or even on a growth plate--it might be a good idea to determine what it is you are actually dealing with.
How did you happen to discover it was a yeast infection?