5 Things about yeast infections that every woman should know
Most women think that yeast infections are contagious. But that’s not true. These infections are triggered by an imbalance of the natural bacteria present in vagina and can’t not be “caught”. Neither you can acquire them by casual contact or sharing items like towels, toilet seats acts. That said, it’s better to avoid getting involved in unprotected sex with your partner if you’re infected as there is a small chance that he may wind up with an itchy rash.
Prevention of yeast infection is not that easy but it is not entirely impossible. Some colloquial evidences suggest that using unscented soaps and body washes can help prevent yeast infections. Also, avoiding wearing tight clothes that traps sweat, changing out of wet bathing suits and wearing breathable cotton underwear can also reduce your chances of getting infected.
Most people believe that yogurt can fight off yeast infection but that’s not the case. However, making certain changes in diet like reducing the sugars or carbs, people who have recurrent yeast infections might get some relief. People with diabetes are more likely to get infected if they don’t control their sugar levels.
It’s a common myth that yeast infection causes vaginal bleeding. While it is actually the irritation that makes you scratch enough that you end up with a bleeding skin. Image source : Getty
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