Help prevent recurrences of bacterial or candidal vaginitis by eating 5 ounces (113 grams) a day of yoghurt containing live Lactobacillus acidophilus, a friendly bacteria
Reduce vaginal irritation by minimising friction and reducing your exposure to perfumes, spermicides, and other chemicals
Ask about prescription medications that may be right for you; these include hormones, such as conjugated oestrogens (Premarin), estradiol (Estrace, Vagifem), or oestropipate (Ogen), the antibiotic metronidazole (Flagyl), or the anti-yeast drug butoconazole (Gynazole-1)
Visit your doctor to find out if your vaginitis is caused by a treatable medical condition
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