Vulvovaginal Candidiasis

J Midwifery Womens Health. 2010;55(3):283-284. 

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How Can I Prevent Vulvovaginal Candidiasis?

Eat yogurt. Some studies show that eating yogurt that has lactobacillus may help you avoid getting VVC. Wear cotton underwear to keep moisture out of your vagina. Materials like nylon can keep the vagina moist. Avoiding the use of panty liners and pantyhose may also prevent VVC. Do not use scented soap, scented powder, or bubble bath. They may irritate your vagina. Do not douche. This removes good bacteria that protect your vagina from too much yeast.

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