*Keep the vaginal area clean and dry.
*Avoid using perfumed soaps or antibacterial soaps.
*It's best to use only water to clean your vaginal area as soaps can disrupt the ph balance and cause infection.
*Avoid wearing tight-fitting pants or underwear.
*Be sure to change out of wet/moist clothing as soon as possible (i.e. gym clothes, bathing suits, etc)
*Avoid using deodorant pads or tampons.
* Avoid using scented toilet paper.
*Avoid douching or using feminine sprays or powders.
*Avoid or decrease white and refined sugars and flours. Including breads and pastas.
*Be sure your partner uses condoms when you have sex to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.
*Be sure to use lubricant to protect the delicate tissue from irritation.
*We encourage regular self breast exams. Your provider can teach you how.
*Schedule a yearly pelvic exam.
Common Non-STD Vaginal Infections:
Should you find yourself needing testing and treatment for a vaginal infection please contact our office and speak with a nurse.