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Ways to Prevent Vaginal Yeast Infection

Updated on November 14, 2016

Women's Health

Vaginitis is commonly known as a "yeast infection," which is an irritable and itchy discharge, in the inside of a woman's vagina. The appearance of a vaginal yeast infection varies from a thin or thick white vaginal discharge; that can cause the outside of the vagina to itch also. A yeast infection is a vaginal fungus, infection, and inflammation. Many women have had a yeast infection in their lifetime.

Sexually active women may have yeast infections more often, than those who are not sexually active. A yeast infection is not normal for a woman to have. The woman's vagina should not have a white discharge, seeping from it. A woman's vaginal discharge should be thin and clear in color. Many women get a yeast infection soon after having their menstrual period. There are several reasons why a woman will become infected with a yeast infection.

Always get a diagnosis from an OB/GYN doctor to be sure that it's a yeast infection and not something else. Get doctor's advice before buying over-the-counter yeast infection creams, because some yeast infections may be mild or severe.

Ways to prevent vaginal yeast infection
Ways to prevent vaginal yeast infection

Yeast Infection Causes

In women's health the reasons of vaginal yeast infection causes; wearing tight jeans often, wearing silky fabric underwear (panties), spraying perfumes near the vaginal area, colored & perfumed toilet papers, and having more than one sex partner.

Only use vinegar and water douche 3 days after menstrual cycle.

How to Prevent Yeast Infection

  • Wearing loose fitting pants and skirts.

  • Keeping the vaginal area cool during summer days.

  • Avoid using perfumes or body sprays near the vaginal area. Avoid using perfumed vaginal douches.

  • Eating fruit and vegetables 3-6 times daily

  • Drink 32-64 ounces of water daily.

  • If sexually active, have only one sex partner.

  • Avoid wearing silky fabric underwear (panties).

  • Wear 100% cotton underwear (panties) often.

  • Wear pantyliner pads on hot weather days, daily to absorb sweat.

  • Wash vaginal area with mild soap and cool water, not hot water; on summer days.

  • Use white toilet paper, because colored toilet papers have dyes and eventually cause irritation.

  • Avoid douches that has fragrance, only use vinegar and water douches, once a year.


Ways to prevent vaginal yeast infection
Ways to prevent vaginal yeast infection

How to Treat Yeast Infection

  • Visit your OB/GYN doctor once a year.

  • Get a prescription from your doctor for vaginal yeast infections, which is a vaginal cream (i.e. Monistat).

  • Some prescriptions are oral antibiotics along with vaginal creams.

  • Use a vinegar and water douche, once a year 3 days after a menstrual period.

  • Now we know some of the causes of a vaginal yeast infection, and how to prevent it, and mainly the treatment. Remember, drink 32-64 ounces of water daily.

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