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Worried About Vaginal Infection?

Here Are Some Tips On Reducing Vaginal Infection

  • Bathe daily and keep the genital area dry by wearing cotton underpants. Avoid wearing tight pants, pantyhose, swimming suits, biking shorts or leotards for long periods.
  • After using the toilet, always wipe from front to back. This may prevent getting bacteria from the anal area into the vagina.
  • Avoid douching and using feminine hygiene sprays, perfumed toilet paper, deodorant pads or tampons, and bubble baths. These items disturb the balance of healthy germs in the vagina, thus reducing the natural, protective acidity of the vagina.
  • Change the detergent or fabric softener if it irritates the genital area. Latex in condoms and diaphragms and the sperm-killing gels may also cause irritation for some women.
  • Reduce stress.
  • Eat yoghurt or take Lactobacillus Acidophilus tablets when you are on antibiotics.
  • If the discharge is caused by sexually transmitted diseases, the sexual partner must be treated well, even if he had no symptoms. Failure of partners to accept treatment can cause continual reinfection which may lead to problems such as infertility.

Avoiding Menstrual Problems

The best way to avoid menstrual problems is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The following tips might help:

  • Eat a low-fat diet that meets your nutritional needs.
  • Exercise moderately, but not excessively, to maintain an ideal body weight.
  • Find healthy outlets for emotional stress.
  • Balance work, recreation and rest.
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking.

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