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If you have been struggling with yeast infections, is it possible that something you are doing has been causing yeast infections? As much as we can recommend boric acid suppositories for yeast infections, there are some things you can do to ensure that once you have treated a yeast infection with boric acid suppositories, it does not recur.
Here are some mistakes you could be making that are giving you yeast infections.
Washing with scented soaps
If you have been washing your intimate areas with scented soaps, they can give you a yeast infection. Perfumes used in the making of these soaps throw off your vagina’s pH. This leads to the overgrowth of bad yeast which leads to yeast infection. Even if you treat a yeast infection, and continue using scented soaps, the infection will likely recur.
Washing with antibacterial soap
Antibacterial soaps such as Dettol soap usually kill the bacteria in your genital area. The problem is that they kill both good and bad bacteria. Your vagina contains good bacteria, lactobacillus acidophilus which is the good flora which keeps it healthy. Antibacterial soap kills this bacteria as well, causing pH imbalance and leading to yeast infection.
Not wiping from front to back
Wiping from back to front can make the faecal matter from your anus get to your vagina. This can lead to all kinds of bacterial infections in your vagina due to the introduction of bad bacteria in your vagina. Always ensure you wipe from front to back so that you keep the vaginal area free from bad bacteria.
Staying in sweaty or wet clothes for too long
When you sweat from a workout or from a day out and about, you should remove your sweaty underwear as soon as you can. The sweaty clothes create an environment for the growth of bad bacteria which can lead to infections.
Not peeing after sex
When you pee after sex, you flush out any bacteria that may have got into your urethra during sexual activities. This helps prevent UTIs. Ensure you always pee after sex to prevent UTIs.