A yeast infection can make even the simplest of things so uncomfortable, you seek to avoid doing anything. A quick car trip can be a painful, itchy nightmare. Keep reading to find out how to avoid yeast infections and treat them so you can move on with your life.
Consider your bath products as a possible cause for chronic yeast infections. Don’t use soaps or cleansers that are full of dyes and fragrances. These products can affect the pH and natural chemistry of the vagina and create a prime yeast-growing environment. Try using only hypoallergenic products instead of these highly perfumed ones.
Lactobacilius acidophilis can help prevent yeast infections. This culture is live and can be found in yogurt. It slows the growth of yeast infections. When you purchase yogurt with this live culture, it is important to remember to look for sugar-free varieties. Sugar can actually make your infection worse.
Try to avoid the decorative underwear if you tend to get yeast infections. Nice, cool cotton can keep you dry unlike polyester and nylons. That creates a breeding ground for yeast and can give you another infection, so stick with comfortable cotton!
Yeast infection creams don’t work well with diaphragms or condoms. The treatment cream may interfere with birth control solutions. Don’t have sex until you are cured. If you choose to be sexually active anyway, speak to a doctor and ask about effective birth control during this time.
Get some sleep. Your body’s natural and best defense in regard to yeast infections is its immune system. Having little sleep affects your immune system, which in turn will make you more likely to get a yeast infection, Try to retain a normal sleep schedule, and sleep better by avoiding exercising or drinking caffeine near bedtime.
Getting your yeast infection under control quickly means you can get back to doing what you need to more quickly. Next time you feel an infection coming on, remember what you learned here. If you ever come down with another yeast infection, now you know how to fight it.