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What should I do to prevent vaginal yeast infections?

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To prevent yeast infections, you should:

  • Wear loose clothing made from natural fibers (cotton, linen, silk).
  • Avoid wearing tight pants.
  • Don't douche. (Douching can kill bacteria that control fungus.)
  • Limit the use of feminine deodorant.
  • Limit the use of deodorant tampons or pads to the times when you need them.
  • Change out of wet clothing, especially bathing suits, as soon as you can.
  • Avoid frequent hot tub baths.
  • Wash underwear in hot water.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet.
  • Eat yogurt.
  • If you have diabetes, keep your blood sugar level as close to normal as possible.

If you get frequent yeast infections, tell your doctor. He or she may need to do certain tests to rule out other medical conditions.

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