10 Easy Lifestyle Tips to Prevent Vaginal Yeast Infections

Amanda Kauffman
Amanda Kauffman
November 28, 2022
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Reviewed by:
Diagnox Staff
10 Easy Lifestyle Tips to Prevent Vaginal Yeast Infections

Vaginal yeast infections are more common than you would think. It is estimated that 3 in 4 women worldwide are infected with thrush at some time, and one-third of them have a recurring infection at least once a year.

Luckily, preventing the infection is simple. Here are ten easy-to-follow lifestyle hacks to prevent vaginal thrush.

  1. Keep the groin area dry by wearing cotton underwear instead of nylon or synthetic materials.
  2. Wear loose clothing such as skirts or baggy trousers. Avoid tights, especially on warm days.
  3. Prefer showers and cool baths over soaking in a hot tub.
  4. Fragrances and perfumes can inflame the vaginal area. Avoid scented soaps, bubble baths, or bath additives that include fragrances.
  5. Introduce probiotics into your diet. The easiest way to boost your gut flora is by consuming fresh bioactive yogurt regularly. Good bacteria block the growth of bacteria that causes candida.
  6. A simple and easy hack to avoid vaginal thrush is ensuring good hygiene after using the toilet. Always wipe from front to back, as it will prevent any candida from the bowel from potentially enter in the vagina.
  7. If you have diabetes, maintain strict control of your blood sugar levels.
  8. Excessive sugar intake can increase your risk of vaginal yeast infections. Reduce your sugar intake; it’s good for your vaginal health and overall well-being.
  9. Avoid excessive alcohol consumption. Scientific research suggests that excessive alcohol consumption can increase your risk of several diseases, including candidiasis (vaginal yeast infection).
  10. If necessary, use a vaginal lubricant during intercourse or sexual activities. Any damage to the vaginal tissues can increase the risk of vaginal thrush.

Remember, prevention is better than treatment. Your well-being depends on your lifestyle choices. Be in charge of your health, and stay healthy and happy!

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Vaginal Candidiasis."
  • Diagnostics: "Vaginal pH Value for Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Vaginitis."
  • Harvard Health Publishing Harvard Medical School: "Should you use probiotics for your vagina?"
  • Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health: "Vulvar Care."
About the Author
Amanda Kauffman

Amanda Kauffman is a healthcare writer with a passion for providing accurate and useful information to readers. With a background in biology and nutrition, Amanda writes about the human body, diet, and diseases that impact humans.

She is deeply committed to empowering individuals to make informed decisions about their health, as she believes that our choices have a great impact on our health outcomes. This drives her to research and write about a wide range of topics, including preventive measures, treatments, and the latest scientific developments in healthcare.

Amanda is thrilled to be working with Diagnox, a company that shares her vision for improved healthcare delivery for all. Through her writing, she hopes to inspire and educate readers to take control of their health and make informed choices that will lead to a happier and healthier life.

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