Which dietary and activity modifications are used in the treatment of vaginitis?

Updated: Dec 04, 2018
  • Author: Hetal B Gor, MD, FACOG; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Acidophilus supplements in the diet may help prevent vaginitis, especially if patients are taking antibiotics. In addition, an increase in the intake of garlic seems to help vaginitis symptoms and prevention.

Patients should be instructed to abstain from sexual activity and from douching until a diagnosis has been made. [16] Patients also should abstain from unprotected sexual activity (sexual activity without proper male condom use) until the infection has been treated.

Reducing simple carbohydrates, refined foods, and alcohol helps to reduce frequent/persistent yeast infection.


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