To reduce your risk of vaginal yeast infections:
Sept. 18, 2015
- Wear cotton underwear and loose-fitting pants or skirts.
- Avoid tight-fitting underwear or pantyhose.
- Immediately change out of wet clothes, such as swimsuits or workout attire.
- Stay out of hot tubs and very hot baths.
- Avoid unnecessary antibiotic use, such as for colds or other viral infections.
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