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Can vaginitis be prevented?

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These steps can help prevent vaginitis:

  • Women who often get yeast infections may want to avoid clothes that hold in heat and moisture, such as pantyhose without a cotton lining, nylon panties, or tight jeans.
  • Do not douche or use vaginal sprays because they can kill "good" bacteria or cause irritation.
  • Practicing safe sex can help protect against sexually transmitted forms of vaginitis. Limiting the number of sex partners and using condoms are examples of safe sex.1

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010). Self-study STD module—vaginitis. Retrieved March 23, 2012, from [top]

Last Updated Date: 11/30/2012
Last Reviewed Date: 11/30/2012