Tips to Prevent Vaginal Yeast Infections

Preventing a yeast infection is not always possible. However, there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing one.

THINGS TO AVOID:

  • Wearing tight underwear or panty hose as Candida thrive in warm, moist environments
  • Douching
  • Using items that may inflame the vaginal membrane or upset the normal balance of the vagina, such as:
    • Scented detergents or feminine sprays
    • Harsh vaginal deodorants
    • Perfumed soaps, bubble baths

GOOD HABITS TO PRACTICE:

  • Change out of wet swim suits and exercise clothes as soon as you can
  • Wear cotton underwear
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