We have a series of health care and recommendations for the treatment and prevention of vaginal infection in women, which we have brought to you in this article.
We talked about the causes, symptoms and types of vaginal infection in women. Now we will tell you the ways to treat and prevent it.
To diagnose a vaginal infection, the doctor will request a direct test of the vaginal secretions (for microscopic examination) and, if necessary, a culture of the secretions.
To treat female infections, the doctor prescribes oral or topical drugs (pills, cream or vaginal gel) to the patient, which must be completed.
Since some infections appear to subside, but are not cured, be sure to visit the doctor for a re-examination one or two weeks after the treatment period ends.
In cases of chronic infections, the treatment of the spouse as well as the use of probiotic compounds, which are available today in the form of oral or vaginal drugs and cause the strengthening of non-pathogenic microbes in the vagina, should be considered.
Prevention by following health tips
The best way to prevent female infections is to maintain hygiene in the genital area, wear cotton underwear, use vaginal washing gels (if necessary), wash underwear regularly and put it in front of the sun to dry or iron it (if the sun shines). If not), separating the underwear from other clothes when washing, quickly changing the bathing suit after finishing swimming and not wearing the bathing suit over the underwear, preventing arbitrary use of antibiotics to treat diseases such as colds and visiting the doctor regularly for examination.
Change your underwear at least every two days, wash and lay out in the sun to dry
A special diet is not recommended for the prevention of vaginal infection, but due to the presence of lactic acid, yogurt may help restore non-pathogenic microbes in the vagina and reduce infection.
Here are some health tips for women:
– After urinating and defecating, always wash yourself from front to back. This prevents the germs of urine and feces from being pushed to the vagina.
– Always try to make your underwear (shorts) made of cotton fibers, not plastic (nylon). Avoid wearing tight clothes such as tight jeans, support, pantyhose and swimsuits for a long time. Wear loose and cotton clothes.
– Change your underwear at least every two days and wash it and lay it out in front of the sun to dry. If you don’t have access to sunlight, iron it with a hot iron after it dries.
– To wash your underwear, use mild detergents and do not wash your underwear with Vitex, because it disturbs the natural environment of the vagina.
Also, wash your underwear separately from other clothes and do not put it in the washing machine.
– If you use a tampon during menstruation, change it at most once every three to four hours. Wash your hands thoroughly before inserting the tampon. Never use tampons during night sleep and use sanitary napkins instead.
– The sanitary napkin (pad) should be changed every four to six hours (maximum eight hours). Wash your hands with soap and water before putting the pad on.
– Do not use tampons, sanitary napkins and scented toilet paper.
– Never wash your genital area with soap, because it causes vaginal infection. The best material for washing the genital area is lukewarm water or gels for washing the vagina (if necessary), which are available in all pharmacies. Avoid sitting in a bathtub full of soap scum.
– When shampooing and rinsing your hair in the bathroom, bend your head forward so that the shampoo does not fall on the genital area.
Keep the genital area and the surrounding area dry and clean, because moisture accelerates the growth of germs. Therefore, after washing the genital area in the toilet, dry yourself with a towel
– Urinate after bathing.
– Do not hold your urine in any way. Therefore, before leaving the house, be sure to go to the bathroom and do not drink too much water and liquids, because you may not have access to the toilet.
– Keep the genital area and its surroundings dry and clean, because moisture accelerates the growth of microbes. Therefore, after washing the genital area in the toilet, dry yourself with a towel. Dry this area completely with a towel after bathing.
– Never wear wet clothes and if your clothes get wet, change them immediately. Take off your swimsuit immediately after swimming. Also, never wear a swimsuit over your underwear.
– Never use a vaginal douche, because this destroys the secretions and useful and protective bacteria of this area.
– Indiscriminate and arbitrary use of antibiotics destroys the useful and natural microbes of the body and increases the risk of vaginal fungal infections.
– Women who are pregnant, lactating, and menopausal, as well as women who use birth control pills, since the amount of hormones in their body changes, should observe their personal hygiene more to avoid infection.
– Married women should also be told that latex condoms and diaphragms and spermicidal gels cause irritation in some women. Therefore, other methods of preventing pregnancy should be used. Also, if you have vaginal dryness, use water-soluble and odorless lubricants during intercourse with your partner, and do not use Vaseline and lubricants containing silicone.