How can I avoid a yeast infection?
I am going to Lake Havasu this weekend and I don't want to get a yeast infection. I heard that if you leave your bathing suit too long you might get one, is that true? most likely I've be in a bathing suit all weekend long! can I prevent the ugly stuff (yeast)?
- 1 decade agoBest Answer
moisture helps bacteria grow, which can lead to a yeast infection, i would recommend bringing several different suits, with you , and try to change them atleast 2 times a day, depending on how long you will be wet, also try to wash out your bottoms and hang them to dry at the end of the day
- purpleLv 61 decade ago
As nice as it would be, it's just not possible to avoid being exposed to the type of yeast responsible for causing vaginal yeast infections. They are in the air, in your food, and in your intestine. While some practitioners recommend yeast-free diets, a more practical (and more effective) approach is to create a vaginal environment that does not favor the invasion of yeast.Quite simply, yeast like warm damp places. Allowing the vulva to be exposed to air every day is the first step to preventing yeast. The best material for this is cotton, so get panties made of all cotton--not just those that have a cotton crotch.Don't wear underpants or pajama bottoms to bed. Dress in a nightgown or go completely bare.It may be hard to believe, but the most drying thing for skin is water. Bathing in the tub and then completely drying off actually dries out the skin and, consequently, helps to prevent yeast infections. This also can provide soothing relief if you already have a yeast infection.
- DeepicaLv 44 years ago
Hello, I'm on the second week and seeing definite improvement on my yeast infection symptoms:
Note that: If the yeast infection doesn't respond to over the counter treatment, prescription medication will likely be necessary. Similarly, if the symptoms return after two months of being treated, you should contact the doctor for professional treatment rather than resorting again to home treatment.
If this is the first time you have experienced a yeast infection, you should schedule an appointment to have the condition treated by a doctor instead of resorting to home treatment
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- 1 decade ago
Being in a bathing suit doesn't necessarily mean that you'll get a yeast infection. (Although tight clothing can also cause issues) It's the swimming/wetness that is the primary issue. When you're done swimming just take a thorough shower and dry carefully.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Avoid wearing moist clothes for extended periods. And wear cotton...
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