3 Tips For Preventing Yeast Infections


Yeast infections are something that most women unfortunately deal with at some point in their lives. While yeast infections are not dangerous and typically do not cause complications, they can be very uncomfortable and irritating. Most yeast infections can be treated with over the counter creams or suppositories, or a gynecologist can prescribe an oral anti-fungal medication to wipe the infection out. But most women want to prevent yeast infections so they do not have to deal with them at all. Whether you rarely get yeast infections or suffer from chronic yeast infections, use the following tips to help prevent them:

Never Use Feminine Douches

Most gynecologists tell their patients never to use douches for a variety of reasons, including the fact that they can contribute to yeast infections. A woman's vagina has a delicate balance of bacteria and fungus (yeast) that is normal during good health. Using a feminine douche can disrupt the balance and change the bacteria level in the vagina. When good bacteria levels are too low, yeast is able to replicate rapidly, which results in a yeast infection. The vagina is self-cleaning, so feminine douche is never necessary.

Be Mindful when Taking Antibiotics

If you're prescribed an antibiotic to treat an illness or infection, the medicine will wipe out the bad bacteria causing problems, but it will also kill off the good bacteria in the vagina, which allows yeast to grow uncontrollably. You should always take antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor, but while taking a course of antibiotics, you may want to take probiotics, such as L. acidophilus, and prebiotic supplements. You can also eat yogurt with live probiotic cultures. It is believed that probiotics can help restore the balance of good bacteria in the intestinal tract and vagina that is killed off during a course of antibiotics.

Keep the Genital Area Dry

Like most fungus, yeast thrives in dark, damp areas. For this reason, it is important to keep the genital region as dry as possible to prevent a yeast overgrowth. The area should always be carefully dried after getting out of the shower before putting on underwear or clothing. If you're prone to yeast infections, you will want to avoid wearing tight pants, stockings or pantyhose that prevent airflow and cause sweating. When it comes to underwear, it is best to buy pairs that are breathable and made of cotton if you want to prevent an annoying yeast infection from occurring.



30 November 2015

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