Can a vaginal yeast infection be prevented? What’s the point in treating vaginal infections and overcoming them if you keep getting them back again? How can you stop them? How can you prevent them recurring?
This is question I do get asked from time to time. My reply to that one is try and look and understand the causes of vaginal infections. And a big cause is taking antibiotics, particularly recurring antibiotics.
Some of the causes and things that you may want to address if you want to prevent infections are to wear 100 percent cotton underclothing, look very carefully at tight-fitting clothing that obviously is going to keep a lot more heat and moisture in that particular area. Dry yourself properly and carefully after having a shower or a bath, using a hair dryer is not a stupid idea. Allow your vagina to breathe, so sit back on a chair and don’t cross your legs so much. The other thing is to be careful with sporting events. Make sure you cool and dry your body down after sporting events. Avoid feminine sprays and avoid scented toilet paper and certain types of deodorant tampons.
These are all little hints and tips that will help you from continuing on with a vaginal yeast infection. But the big one, watch out for antibiotics in particular. You’ll find a lot more information about my diet and other ways to prevent vaginal infections in my book, Candida Crusher, and also if you have a look at yeastinfection.org.