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.

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