Causes of Yeast Infections and How To Avoid Them

Causes of Yeast Infections and How To Avoid Them

There are many causes of yeast infections, but the most common ones are using condoms that do not fit well or are old, using harsh soaps or detergents, and being sexually active before becoming fully infected with the herpes virus.

13 Sep, 2022

There are many causes of yeast infections, but the most common ones are using condoms that do not fit well or are old, using harsh soaps or detergents, and being sexually active before becoming fully infected with the herpes virus. If you are sexually active and are experiencing a yeast infection, it is important to see your doctor as soon as possible for treatment. There are many different treatments available and your doctor will be able to recommend the best one for you.

What is a yeast infection and what are the symptoms?

Yeast infections are caused by the yeast Candida albicans and can be quite uncomfortable. They usually occur when the body’s balance of yeast and bacteria is upset. Here are some tips to help prevent yeast infections:

  • Clean and dry the area where you’re experiencing the pain.
  • Apply a topical cream or oral medication.
  • Avoid tight clothing, undershirts, and panties.
  • Avoid using douches, showers, or baths.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine.

How can you prevent yeast infections?

  • There are many reasons why someone might develop a yeast infection, but most often it is due to the combination of factors such as an imbalance in the body's natural bacteria, using certain over-the-counter medications, or being chronically dehydrated.
  • To prevent a yeast infection, it is important to keep your body balanced and healthy by eating a balanced diet, drinking plenty of fluids, and avoiding excessive sugar and caffeine. If you do develop a yeast infection, taking over-the-counter medication such as Clotrimazole (Lotrimin) or Monistat will help to clear it up.
  • Finally, keeping a clean environment and avoiding sexual activity while you are infected will also help to prevent a yeast infection from returning.