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Vaginal Yeast Infections (cont.)

Vaginal Yeast Infection Prevention

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The following are guidelines women should follow to help prevent the likelihood of developing a vaginal yeast infection:

  • Keep the vaginal area dry, especially after a shower
  • Wipe from front to rear after using the toilet
  • Wear looser-fitting cotton underwear, which help to keep the vaginal area dry and may reduce irritation
  • After swimming, change out of a wet bathing suit
  • Avoid chemical irritants in deodorant tampons
  • Do not use douches or feminine hygiene products, regular bathing is usually adequate to cleanse the vagina
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/14/2015

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