Yeast infections don’t have to be your worst enemy. You might be dealing with one right now and seeking some relief. Maybe you have had them in the past, and want to avoid it in the future. In addition to prevention of a yeast infection, this article contains information on how to alleviate the symptoms associated with yeast infections.
The best way to avoid yeast infections is to clean yourself thoroughly. If you keep your vagina clean, you will help prevent yeast infections. Clean the inside folds because that is where yeast infections are more likely to grow. Usually with proper hygiene, you can prevent yeast infections from occurring.
After you go swimming, you need to change into dry clothes as soon as possible. Wearing a wet bikini bottom is a big cause of yeast infections. Moisture is a breeding ground for yeast. If you cannot change or do not have dry clothes, use a blow dryer on a cool setting to dry the area and your suit.
To cut down on the number of yeast infections you have, keep the vaginal area clean. Use unscented soap on that area and be sure to pat the area dry when cleansing is complete. The bacteria that causes the infection thrives in moist, dark areas so be sure to keep the area clean and dry.
Not only is it important that you wash well to prevent yeast infections, but it is important that you also thoroughly dry the genital area. Yeast tends to form in areas that are moist or damp, especially near the vagina. If you have a hard time getting rid of excess moisture with a towel, do not be afraid to use a blow dryer and a low, cool setting.
Make sure you dry yourself very thoroughly after bathing and showering to prevent yeast infections. Yeast thrive in moist environments, including folds of skin found almost anywhere on the body. Gently pat the skin dry with an absorbent towel, and then apply body powder to these areas to absorb even more moisture.
Don’t used scented products near your vagina. Soaps and lotions that contain strong fragrances can end up irritating your vaginal area. It is really important to avoid scented pads or tampons because they can be extremely irritating and are very close to the area where a yeast infection is born. Avoid the dyes found in many colored toilet papers.
Make sure that if you sweat a lot or work out at the gym, you always take a change of clean, dry clothes with you. Never sit around in sweaty gym clothes or a wet bathing suit. By keeping your body dry and out of wet/sweaty clothes, you are preventing any yeast infections.
You might have any number of reasons for coming to this article. It might be to treat a yeast infection you have now, to prevent more in the future or to ensure that you never have one. Whatever the case, you should now be better prepared to handle yeast infections.