Yeast infections are a recurring source of anxiety and irritation for countless women. The fact is that with a bit of knowledge, it is possible to prevent and effectively manage yeast infections once and for all. Keep the advice that follows close at hand, and you will be able to win this exasperating battle and finally be free.
One of the things that you will want to make sure of during the day is to wear all natural clothing. Try to stick predominantly to cotton and silk as these materials can help prevent moisture on your body, versus other materials such as nylon, which can yield more moisture.
The kind of underwear you wear plays a major role on whether or not you develop yeast infections. On the one hand, cotton and silky underwear absorb moisture, keeping your vaginal area dry and preventing infections from forming. On the other hand, synthetic fibers, like nylon, pull moisture close to your skin, increasing your chances of a yeast infection.
Do not wear tight clothes and man-made materials. Tight underwear tends to thwart circulation and trap dampness and heat. Yeast thrives in the warm, moist environment that develops when air is unable to circulate. Look for clothes made from materials that breathe like cotton and ensure they are not tight.
Drinking apple-cider vinegar should help your body fight the yeast infection. If you cannot stand the strong taste, mix the vinegar in some water and add sugar to it. Do not apply apple-cider vinegar directly to your skin: even though it will efficiently treat your yeast infection, it will worsen the burning sensation.
If you use an inhaler to treat your asthma, you should wash it at least once a week. Using a dirty inhaler can cause you to develop a yeast infection in your mouth and throat. If you have an infected mouth, wash your inhaler thoroughly every time you use it.
Do not wear pants that are tight-fitting, which definitely includes skinny jeans. You may love your tight jeans, but they won’t allow your body to breathe. If your crotch can’t breathe, a yeast infection may develop. Your pants should be cool and comfortably loose for the best results.
Keep dry. Yeast thrives in a warm, moist environment. After you finish your shower or bath, make sure you dry your crotch area thoroughly. Some women even find a blow dryer on the lowest setting to be useful for this purpose. Never put on any clothing until the area is completely dry.
Do not just assume you have a yeast infection; go to your doctor and have him or her diagnose it. Other infections, such as bacterial vaginosis, have similar symptoms as yeast infections do. It is important that you find out which you have, as the treatment for yeast infections differ from other conditions.
The indisputable truth is that yeast infections are a frustrating reality of life for many. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can mitigate the impact yeast infections have on your daily life. Apply the information found above the next time you are faced with such an infection, and you will be rid of the problem in short order.