Vaginal yeast infection is caused by the imbalance of candida albicans in the vaginal area. The most worrisome aspect of this disorder is that even if cured once, it has a tendency to recur. In order to stop this infection from recurring it is best to prevent it in the first place. Though not very difficult these tips require some precautions to be followed.
As the vaginal yeast infection is caused by imbalance in vaginal area, we should try to eliminate the reasons that cause imbalance. Following are the tips to prevent vaginal yeast infection.
- Eat a healthy diet with a lot of fresh fruits and raw vegetables. Yoghurt is known to prevent the occurrence of yeast infection. However it cannot cure it if the infection has already spread.
- Make sure that your groin area is clean. While taking shower clean the area regularly.
- Keep the area well ventilated which means that nylon and synthetic underwear should be avoided. Only cotton undergarments keep the area fresh, therefore recommended to avoid yeast infection.
- Use antibiotics only when prescribed by your physician or doctor. Anti biotics provide a perfect condition for yeast development if consumed in excess quantity. Do not take unnecessary medicines like pain killers, sleeping pills or birth control pills etc. If birth control pill is causing it, just go for some other contraceptive.
- If you go for swimming, change the swimming costume as soon as you come out of the pool. Douching should be avoided because it throws good bacteria also with the bad bacteria, out of your body.
- Perfumed toiletries are not recommended if you have a tendency to develop yeast infection. Once developed, yeast infection tend to recur therefore extra care should be taken to avoid it.
Last but not the least towels and under garments should never be shared with anyone. Take precaution while having sex with the infected person. It is best to avoid sex unless the infection is treated. If you must, just use a condom to make sure infection does not get transmitted from on partner to another.