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A 19-year-old female asked:

Why do i get so much yeast infections constantly? how can i prevent infections?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Roman
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
With: Recurrent infections I would talk to your doctor get a full work up. Make sure nothing else complicating things.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

I am a swimmer and i constantly get yeast infections from the chlorine. What can I do to prevent this?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Take oral probiotics: On a daily basis. Could try using Clotrimazole or Miconazole topical cream after each swim session. Good luck.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Are there any good ways to prevent getting yeast infection again and again?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Prevention: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. 7. Try wearing pants that fit loosely, not ones that hug the.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
the crotch. 8. Change out of wet swim suits or dampened exercise clothes promptly. 9. Avoid hot tubs & hot soaking baths (opt for showers instead). 10. Always wipe anterior to posterior (urination or defecation). 11. Insure there is adequate lubrication for sexual intercourse. 12. Supplement with probiotics while on antibiotics & for at least 4 weeks afterwards. 13. Reduce junk sugar in your diet. 14. Consider eating yogurt with live cultures or Kefir.
May 30, 2013
A 20-year-old member asked:

How do you prevent getting a yeast infection while taking antioiotics?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yeast infections: Many people who get yeast infections when they take antibiotics actually take a course of yeast medicine at the same time to prevent this. You can use otc Monistat or a prescription medication like fluconazole, 1 dose. The use of probiotics will also tend to help.
A 21-year-old female asked:

What are some things I can do to prevent yeast infections I seem to get them a lot?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probiotics and More: Probiotics contain good bacteria that helps keep vaginal pH in balance. Lactobacilli is a type of probiotic which has been shown to be helpful in reducing yeast infections. You can use a commercially available probiotic brand with 10-20 billion live cultures. Daily intake of garlic may also be helpful. For more tips, please refer to my health guide: vaginal health. Hope this helps!
A 33-year-old member asked:

How can I prevent my two year old daughter from getting recurrent yeast infections?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
See below: Recurrent yeast infection in 2-y-o is not a common thing. Possibility of immunodeficiency or diabetes should be ruled out.
Last updated Jan 5, 2019
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