How to reduce the risk of recurrent infections
Not only is a fungal infection unpleasant in and of itself, it has the unfortunate habit of repeating visits.
Experts say that to prevent re-development of infection, first of all, it is necessary to establish the cause of the increased growth of fungi. However, the recommendations given here can help.
Always wear cotton panties or at least with a cotton insert, which allow the skin to breathe, because they let in air.
For the same reason, avoid wearing pantyhose and other adjacent items of clothing in the summer.
Do not go long in a wet bathing suit. Warm humid environment favors the development of fungi.
Do not eat too much sweet, it can change the pH of the vagina and create conditions for the activation of the fungus.
To restore the acidic environment of the vagina, try using a vinegar-sprinkled water. A change in pH at the first sign of a fungal infection may be sufficient to eliminate it.
You can try to use a special composition for douching containing iodine (Betadine Disposable Medicated Douche), which kills many fungi. It is sold without a prescription.
Always have an antifungal agent on hand in case you need to take an antibiotic in connection with another disease.
Refrain from sexual intercourse during the treatment of a fungal infection.
Every day, eat a glass of yogurt. “But not every yogurt is good enough,” warns Aileen Hilton, MD, an infectious disease specialist from the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. She completed a study that showed that consuming yogurt containing a culture of Lactobacillus acidophilus three times reduces the likelihood of repeated infections. Not all types of yogurt contain this beneficial microorganism. Contains his Dannon yogurt.
After bathing, showering or bathing, thoroughly wipe the skin around the genitals.
Use only a personal towel. Wet towels can keep the infection.
Wipe motion from front to back to avoid bacteria from the anus area in the vagina.
Avoid using bath oil, feminine hygiene sprays and powders that can irritate the skin around the vulva.
Do not let stress develop, it is always important, but especially if you notice a connection between stress and the development of infections in your body. Deep breathing and meditation exercises can also be beneficial.