Balanced diet helps to keep your body healthy and help maintain a normal balance of organisms in the vagina which can prevent Yeast infection.
- Eat a balanced diet, which will help keep your body healthy and help maintain a normal balance of organisms in the vagina.
- Use Lactobacillus organisms. Drinking acidophilus milk or eating yogurt that contains live Lactobacillus organisms may be beneficial in maintaining a normal balance of vaginal organisms.
- Wear cotton and avoid tight-fitting clothing. Cotton underwear can prevent moisture from developing in the genital area. Clothing such as leggings, panty hose, and tight-fitting jeans increase body heat and moisture in the genital area. Wearing a wet swimsuit for many hours may also keep the genital area warm and moist. If you have had recurrent yeast infections, replace your underwear and swimwear, which can carry yeast and reinfect you.
- After using the toilet, wipe from front to back to avoid spreading germs to the vagina.
- Control diabetes. Good control of blood sugar levels decreases the risk of yeast infections anywhere on your body.
- Avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics. Antibiotics can change the normal balance of vaginal organisms, allowing excess growth of yeast. If you have had a vaginal yeast infection after using antibiotics in the past, consider using Lactobacillus organisms before antibiotic treatment to reduce yeast infection risk.
- Avoid the use of feminine sprays, talcs, or perfumes in your vaginal area, which may affect the normal balance of organisms. Also, avoid scented toilet paper and deodorant tampons.
- Avoid douching. Douching can change the normal balance of vaginal organisms. Of greater concern, douching can spread an infection from the vagina into the uterus and fallopian tubes, causing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).