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replied February 21st, 2012
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Preventing vaginal infection or recurrence of infection involves practicing simple instructions:
1. Always use cotton panties. Cotton fabric allows your genital area to breathe, helping it stay dry. It's also a good idea to wear panties only during the day and not at night when you are sleeping.
2. Avoid use of vaginal douches as these can alter vaginal pH making it more susceptible to infections.
3. Never use petroleum jelly or oils for vaginal lubrication which can create a breeding ground for bacteria to grow.
4. If you are on treatment for a vaginal infection, use all the medication as instructed, even if you think you feel better.
5. Avoid sexual intercourse during treatment for a vaginal infection. Wait until you have no more symptoms. If you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection.
6. Avoid vaginal contact with products that can irritate/inflame the vagina, such as feminine hygiene products, perfumed or deodorant soaps, powders, lotions, and bubble baths etc.
7. Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes, such as bathing suits, exercise wear, or pantyhose, for prolonged periods of time.
8. Many times, vaginal infections are associated with intense itching – do not scratch. Scratching infected, inflamed areas will only make things worse.
9. If you start with your period while you are using vaginal creams or suppositories, continue your regular medication schedule during your period, and avoid use of tampons - use pads instead.
10. If you are on self-treatment for a vaginal infection and your symptoms have not improved after treatment, visit your health care provider at the earliest for a vaginal exam. Avoid use of any vaginal products or treatments for 48 hours before your appointment.
11. Always use condoms/barrier method of contraception during sexual intercourse unless you are in a long-term monogamous relationship.
12. When wiping the vulval area after urination or having a bowel movement, always wipe from front to back. Improper wiping can easily spread bacteria to the vagina leading to vaginal discharge and infection.
Good basic hygiene, getting plenty of sleep, and a well-rounded diet with an appropriate fluid intake is always good for achieving vaginal health, as well as for your overall health and well-being.
Take care.



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14. AVOID ANTIBIOTICS. Candida as a pathology first appeared as a consequence of antibiotics, which DO NOT effectively kill Candida, but which kill other friendly flora which would prevent Candida from overgrowing.


15. AVOID SUGAR Candida lives off of sugar. It prefers slightly fermented sugars.


16. AVOID ALCOHOL It is high in sugar that can feed the growth of the Candida yeast.


17. AVOID DAIRY. Milk contains sugar so should be avoided. Kefir and yogurt because they contain good bacteria.


18. AVOID PROCESSED SOY. The majority of soy is genetically modified, which has been linked to immune system damage and other health problems. Soy is also disruptive to thyroid function, which is a common problem with people with a Candida overgrowth. Soy is almost in everything we eat, so read food labels carefully.


19. AVOID CAFFEINE. Caffeine causes blood sugar spikes, feeding your Candida. It also causes stress on your adrenal glands, weakening your immune system. Many Candida sufferers also have impaired adrenal function. All coffee contains mold, one of the most important foods to avoid if you have a Candida overgrowth.

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I forgot one more...

20. AVOID BIRTH CONTROL PILLS: there is a link between estrogen dominance and candida overgrowth and breast cancer - the use of birth control pills promotes estrogen dominance.
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