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May-kover: Freshen Up for Spring and Help Avoid Yeast Symptoms

May-kover: Freshen Up for Spring and Help Avoid Yeast Symptoms

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. AZO products referenced on this website are not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease such as overactive bladder, urinary tract infections, or vaginal infections.

May is one of those months where things start looking more and more fabulous, thanks to the awesome weather and added sunlight. But are you feeling as fresh as the season? You know what we mean, we’re talking about vaginal and yeast infections. So, how can you try to avoid yeast infections? Let’s first explain what causes them.

Yeast Infection Symptom Causes

Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of the fungus Candida, and that fungus is what causes burning, redness and vaginitis, along with pain when urinating and during sex.1 Sometimes yeast infection symptoms include a thick, white vaginal discharge that resembles cottage cheese. Not only that, but you might have to deal with an occasional odor if you forget to air yourself out, which could be a different kind of infection. Be sure to see your doctor, particularly the first time you have vaginal infection symptoms like vaginal itching, burning, irritation, odor and discharge so that he or she can diagnose the cause and prescribe the right vaginal infection treatment for you.  

Vaginal Infection Symptoms 

Vaginal infection signs and symptoms may include a thin and grayish white discharge, a fishy vaginal odor and vaginal itching2—all of which are no fun when you’re trying to feel your best in the spring.  

So what causes these two types of feminine itch? Anything from sitting in hot tubs or taking hot baths to sitting in a wet bathing suit could cause yeast infections.3 Here’s what you can do to stay fresh and help avoid yeast infections.

Tips to Avoid Yeast Infection Symptoms

Wide-Legged Pants

Let loose, ladies. Wearing loose, natural-fiber clothing can help avoid yeast infections. The best part about this spring trend is the fact that you can let it breathe down below. The more you air things out down there, the less likely you will develop yeast infection or other vaginal symptoms.4 High-rise wide-legged pants were all over the Spring 2015 catwalks, so why not give your skinnies a break and try out this chic yet comfy look that will help you avoid yeast infections too? Throw on your favorite crop top, and voila!

Swap Sweets for Veggies

That’s right, the raw truth. After that scrumptious cupcake, your blood sugar spikes. This causes a high amount of glucose to be present in your system, which is like a dinner invitation to yeast. The more veggies you eat, the more stable your blood sugar levels will be—resulting in less of a chance to feed that fungus Candida, ultimately helping to reduce the chance of a yeast infection, not to mention you’re prepping yourself for a banging bikini bod.5

Now that you have these helpful tips, you can stay fresh this summer!

The material provided above 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. Information contained in these articles may speak about conditions for educational purposes only for which AZO products do not support nor claim to support.

1 http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/vaginal-yeast-infections.html
2 http://www.mckinley.illinois.edu/handouts/vaginal_discharge.html
3 http://www.pdrhealth.com/diseases/vaginitis/diagnosis
4 http://www.everydayhealth.com/health-report/yeast-infection/lifestyle-habits-and-yeast-infections.aspx
5 http://www.webmd.com/women/10-ways-to-prevent-yeast-infections

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