Tips for Vaginal Yeast Infections
Note: Do NOT try these home remedies
without consulting a health professional to make sure they are appropriate
a yeast infection isn't too hard, particularly if you know you have
certain triggers which cause them to begin with. For instance, if
you know using latex condoms triggers a vaginal yeast infection, then
you can prevent the infections by simply changing to a non-latex condom.
are six easy common-sense ways to help prevent vaginal yeast infections:
yogurt. Eating plain unsweetened unprocessed yogurt will help boost
the amount of "good" bacteria and flora in your body. Since
these bacteria are what helps keep the yeast under control in your
body, eating yogurt regularly can help prevent vaginal yeast infections.
Eating yogurt is especially important if you're on an antibiotic to
take care of some other infection in your body as this is when you'll
be most vulnerable to getting a vaginal yeast infection.
your nutrition. If your body's immune system is weak, you'll be more
likely to have recurring vaginal yeast infections. By simply getting
your daily allowance of vitamins, eating more fruits and vegetables,
or taking herbal supplements, you can boost the nutrition levels in
your body naturally, and help keep the yeast infections at bay.
yogurt and maximizing nutrition are two keystone factors in prevention.
For a host of diet and nutrition ideas, check out Yeast
Infection No More, a comprehensive how-to book on naturally
curing yeast infections and preventing them from occurring in
the future. - Editors
lose clothing. The type of clothing you wear is very important. Tight
fitting pants, panties, or other clothes which do not let air circulate
encourages yeast to grow. By wearing looser clothing, air is able
to circulate much better. You can also change the type of fabric or
cloth you're wearing to something like cotton which breathes better.
clean. Taking care of yourself is a must, and keeping clean will help
control or prevent problems with chronic yeast infections. Change
your underclothing and wash at least daily under regular circumstances,
and two or three times a day if you work outdoors or in a job which
involves lots of grease or dirt. This applies to your partner as well:
If your partner works in greasy, dirty conditions, have them wash
well before becoming intimate with you.
changing things. If other methods aren't working to help prevent chronic
yeast infections, you could be having problems with chemicals or dyes.
These could be in the clothing you're wearing, the soaps
and cleansers you're using, or in your perfumes. Try
changing one of these things at a time to see if it helps.
may want to treat your partner too. When you get a yeast infection
that doesn't seem to be going away, consider treating your sexual
partner as well as yourself, to be sure you're not transmitting the
yeast infection back and forth between each other constantly.
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