Yeast infections are annoying and uncomfortable. However, a lot of people don’t know much about what can be done in order to avoid yeast infections. The article that follows will help you get rid of yeast infections for good!
Wear panties made of cotton. Although you might feel and look better with silky underwear, they can make you feel uncomfortable so avoid wearing them. Wearing cotton allows your vagina the air it needs. Allowing air to circulate around your vaginal area during the day and night can prevent yeast infections from ever occurring.
When you have a yeast infection, take ibuprofen or aspirin to ease your discomfort. You can feel very uncomfortable throughout the day from these infections, so control your symptoms in order to go on with your daily routines.
Stay away from anything scented or caustic. Lots of women use douches and body scrubs. The delicate vaginal tissues can become irritated and inflamed by many of these products and interfere with natural lubrication. The ensuing irritation leaves you susceptible to developing a yeast infection. If you must, try to only use delicate soaps that are meant to be used in that area.
In order to prevent yeast infections, good hygiene is key. Cleanse the genitals and make sure to clean in between each fold. The next step is to dry it with a towel or blow dryer. Since yeast usually grows in moist areas, keep it as dry as possible.
Be sure to get enough sleep. The immune system in your body can fight effectively against yeast infections. On the other hand, lack of sleep can compromise your immune system so you will be more susceptible to developing an infection. Keep a regular sleeping schedule, and avoid caffeine and exercise before bed.
Menstrual cycles should not bring a yeast infection with them. Take acidophilis tabs before your menses and after. One or two tabs should do. This will alleviate if not eliminate all signs of yeast infections. As such, you will be able to stop it before it happens.
Eat a cup or two of yogurt in order to keep infections away. Yogurt contains bacteria that can help fight off a yeast infection. Yogurt is not the cure, but it can help yeast infections from forming.
You should take some probiotics if you get yeast infections regularly. Acidophilus is in yogurt and helps keep your body’s environment balanced and can keep yeast infections away. You can also buy probiotics in powder and pill form.
As mentioned at the start of this piece, those who have had yeast infections are already aware of how annoying having one is. However, if you follow the suggestions from this article, you can get rid of yeast infections for good. Just make sure you use the tips as described.