Maintain Vaginal Health

The material provided below is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the diagnosis or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional. You should always seek medical advice before consuming any new medicines or supplements.

Maintain Vaginal Health

What can I do now to reduce the risk of yeast and vaginal infections from occurring later?

Here are a few ways you can avoid vaginal and yeast infections. If you do start feeling vaginal infection symptoms, make an appointment to see your doctor and take AZO Yeast® Plus.

To help lower your risk for yeast infections:

  • Wear loose, natural-fiber clothing and underwear with a cotton crotch.
  • Limit how often you wear pantyhose or leotards.
  • Use your blow dryer on a low, cool setting to help dry your genital area after you bathe or shower and before getting dressed.
  • Wipe from front to back after using the toilet. This may help prevent the bacteria that normally live in your rectum from getting into your vagina.
  • Change out of wet swimsuits or other damp clothes as soon as you can.
  • Don’t douche or use feminine hygiene sprays, deodorant sanitary pads or tampons, or bubble bath, and avoid using colored or perfumed toilet paper.
  • Avoid baths, hot tubs and whirlpool spas where hot water may contribute to bacteria.

To help lower your risk of other vaginal infections such as bacterial vaginosis (BV), you can:

  • Abstain from sex
  • Limit your number of sex partners
  • Avoid douching
 
 


The information was gathered from the CDC website.  For more information, visit the CDC’s website: http://www.cdc.gov/