How can I help prevent yeast infections?
- Don't douche. (Douching can kill bacteria that control fungus.)
- Avoid the use of feminine deodorants.
- Don't use deodorant tampons or pads.
- Change out of wet clothing, especially bathing suits, as soon as you can.
- Use water-based sexual lubricants.
- If you have diabetes, keep your blood sugar level as close to normal as possible.
- Symptoms of a yeast infection are similar to other conditions. A physical examination is helpful to sort that out.