You may avoid many activities due to the discomfort a yeast infection brings. Important activities such as driving can exacerbate the itching and burning to the point that you think about nothing but relief. Continue reading for more tips on what to do to prevent and treat any yeast infection.
Stay as dry as possible after a shower or a bath to prevent yeast infections. Yeast loves moisture. If there is not any water for the yeast to grow, you will not get as many yeast infections.
Sweating creates a moist, humid environment. Yeast likes nothing better than to grow in such an environment. You need to wear natural (preferably organic) fabrics when possible. Natural fabrics can breathe quite well and that helps keep moisture caused by sweat from building up. Stay away from spandex, Lycra and nylon. These types of materials trap humidity and sweat.
If you tend to develop chronic yeast infections, look into the kinds of bath products you are using. Do not use cleansers and soaps that have dyes and fragrances. These things can affect the natural balance of bacteria in the vagina, as well as your natural pH and create an environment for growing yeast. Instead, stick to hypoallergenic products that are mild and gentle.
If you are prone to getting yeast infections, consider taking pain relieving medications, such as ibuprofen or aspirin. Taking these can help to reduce any pain or discomfort associated with yeast infections. Taking aspirin can help get you through the day so that you are not feeling uncomfortable or in pain.
When you have a lot of yeast infections, bubble baths and perfumed soaps are a bad choice. The chemicals in the products can cause yeast infections or make them worse. Tampons or scented sanitary pads shouldn’t be used either since they affect the vaginal area in the same way.
Incorporate more garlic and unsweetened yogurt into your diet. Garlic can be effective at preventing or retarding yeast infections. Look for garlic pills at your local health food store or pharmacy; preferably a deodorized version. Adding two cups of sugar-free, live culture yogurt to your daily diet will greatly increase the healing or prevention.
Clean vaginas tend to be healthy vaginas. Wash your genital area carefully and thoroughly, making sure to clean behind and around all the folds of skin. Then, be sure you dry it, using a blow dryer if necessary. Yeast tends to grow in moist environments, so the drier, the better.
When you want to kill off yeast, apple cider vinegar can be the best route to take. Dilute it with water, and apply some to the infected area. If you put it on undiluted, it can really burn. If you begin to itch, add a bit of garlic to the mixture to soothe the itch.
Eliminating yeast infections quickly means you get to get back to your normal life quickly. Keep these tips in mind for your next yeast infection. There are steps you can take to prevent yeast infections, but there are also quick fixes in case you do get one.