There are many things you can do to prevent infection in the vaginal area.
Washing with warm water
The vagina has a pH level that needs to be maintained in order to prevent the growth of unhealthy bacteria and facilitate the growth of good bacteria. Using harsh cleansers can upset the balance. The vulva, the skin outside the vagina, may be cleansed with gentle soap as long as it does not irritate the skin.
Avoid perfumed deodorant sprays, scented tampons and vaginal douche
These may affect the delicate balance of bacteria and yeast in the vagina, leading to yeast infections.
Keep yourself dry and clean
Wipe yourself dry after bathing. Change out of your sweaty or wet clothes as soon as you can, as yeast loves to grow in damp places.
Wear cotton underwear
Cotton absorbs moisture and sweat better, thus reducing yeast infections as candida grows best in a damp environment.
Avoid tight fitting jeans
Stay cool and dry by wearing loose fitting pants and jeans.
Practice good personal hygiene
After visiting the bathroom, wipe from the front to the back to prevent bacteria from the anus travelling to the vagina.
If you have been on antibiotics, replenish the good bacteria by consuming yoghurt with a common probiotic known as lactobacillus acidophilus.
Chronic stress lowers your body’s immune system, making you prone to vaginal yeast infections.
Change tampons and sanitary napkins frequently