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How Can I Prevent Yeast Infections Naturally?

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Excessive moisture in the vaginal area encourages yeast growth. Avoid staying in same undies after a swim or workout. Don't go on and off with birth control methods as it disrupts pH balance of the vagina, causing infection. Don't use lubricants which contain glycerin. Don't douche regularly as it flushes away vaginal flora. Consume pro-biotics regularly.

A vaginal yeast infection is a common condition caused by fungus candida. It can get you really restless, and can be quite difficult to handle. If you’ve ever got one before, you know how you’d do anything to prevent it from re-occurring. Here are a few tips on how you could avoid yeast infections naturally.

Tips to prevent yeast infections:

1. Avoid excessive moisture:

Excessive moisture in the vaginal area can encourage yeast to grow. So avoid staying in the same underwear after a swim or workout. Change into clean, dry undies immediately to avoid yeast infections.

2. Avoid going on and off with hormonal birth control:

Going on and off birth control regularly can disrupt the pH of your vagina every time you go on and off. That’s when you may experience a flair up in yeast, causing infection.

3. Do not use personal lubricant with glycerin:

If you are prone to yeast infections, avoid using lubricants with glycerin. This ingredient is a sugary liquid, and yeast feeds on sugar giving way to infection. So, try avoiding this as much as you can, especially in your sensitive areas.

4. Don’t douche regularly:

Douching flushes away natural organisms and bacteria keeping your pH in balance. All you require is gentle soap and water on your outer parts as a supplement to prevent yeast infection.

5. Consume a low sugar and high probiotic diet:

Eating yogurt can be a great way to fight yeast infections. However, if it doesn’t appeal to your taste, take probiotic supplements instead.

Make sure you’re extremely particular about cleanliness and vaginal hygiene.

 

Edited by Pragya Sharoff

 

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Lydia Durig
Lydia Durig 5pts

It is anti bacterial/fungal and all that good stuff. I use it when I feel off down there and it always helps. It shouldn't be used as. Moisturizer alone bc it is drying. But yea a little internally really helps!

Bethany Binesworth
Bethany Binesworth 5pts

This is yet another example of why I love natural remedies so much. I know this is not something that a lot of people want to talk about but It really does suck when you have it. It has been quite a long time since I actually went to the doctor.Recently I have been using natural home remedies for pretty much everything. Not only are hospitals and doctors expensive but sometimes they can be useless. I would highly suggest that everybody learn more about natural remedies. If you are interested you should really take a look at this story.http://naturalstories.com/naturalremedies/

Pratibha Sharma
Pratibha Sharma 5pts

Thanks....but,how can the sugar patients overcome such problems?

Ronald Gonzales
Ronald Gonzales 5pts

How about if s.he have type2 diabetes and has frequent u.t.i what will she do regardless of avoiding sugar and gluten!???and now shes having fever for days???

Bev Ridge
Bev Ridge 5pts

If you are having regular yeast infections, you might have low stomach acid. You can fix this by taking betaine hcl or by adding fresh lemon juice to your water. Also, you will need to soak your underwear in a bleach water solution, because you can be reinfecting yourself. Hot water and a hot dryer won't kill the yeast. Additionally, your partner can be reinfecting you, so he should be treated (not all doctors agree with this, but trust me, I learned this from experience). Stop eating sugar and gluten!

Bev Ridge
Bev Ridge 5pts

That is actually a big no no...