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Learn how to reduce risk of yeast infections & 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/