Always wipe from front to back. Change sanitary pads regularly during your period.
Do not use sanitary pads or panty liners to absorb normal vaginal discharge
because they will keep moisture and warmth near your vagina which can result to infection.
Wash regularly but do not douche. Avoid using harsh soaps or cleansers
on the vulva and inside the vagina.
Your vagina should stay clean and dry and what you wear can affect that.
Wear cotton underwear and avoid thongs.
Try not to wear tight-fitting clothes (leather pants, spandex) and change
swimsuits and sweaty workout clothes as quickly as possible.
A balanced nutritious diet and drinking plenty of fluids are key to vaginal health.
Cranberry juice and yogurt can potentially help prevent yeast infections and aid in the treatment.
Treating infections is crucial because if left untreated they can lead to unpleasant,
painful and serious reproductive health problems.
Having regular gynecologic exams is crucial to maintaining your vaginal health.
Every woman should have her first gynecological exam
by age 21 or within 3 years of becoming sexually active.
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