Webmd states “An estimated 75% of women get vaginal yeast infections, accompanied by vaginal itching, burning, and discharge.” As bad as that sounds, it’s not very serious and can be treated at home.
Practice good genital hygiene
Make sure to clean your private area daily. Having good hygiene makes a huge difference in preventing a yeast infection. Use soap and water and rinse well. Also, when using the restroom, make sure you wipe from front to back. You don’t want to spread bacteria from your rectum. You want to keep your urinary tract clean, states Webmd. This is very important for prevention.
Avoid tight clothes
You want to make sure you’re clothing isn’t to tight to allow your private area to breathe. When you wear too much tight clothing the area can sweat which causes moisture allowing harmful bacteria top grow. This also includes wearing a wet swimsuit or clothing for a long period of time.
Frequently change pads or tampons
It’s important to change these feminine products regularly to keep the area clean. Also to prevent a build up of bacteria. Tampons should be changed properly following the directions on the box. When I was a preteen I was unsure how to use these. So mom’s teach your daughters, so they won’t have to learn from the box.
Drink lots of water
Water is great for cleaning the urinary tract. You should drink 8 (8 ounce) glasses of water daily encourages doctors. This is also very important in prevention.