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Yeast infections are common in women and though not particularly dangerous, they do entail a fair degree of discomfort. From soreness and itching to odorous discharge and burning on urination, there are several symptoms one may suffer from. But if one understands how and why yeast infections occur – due to the disruption of the vaginal flora – combating and preventing them from occurring is not too challenging. In fact, here are 10 ways to avoid yeast infections.

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1. Do Not Douche Too Often

A woman’s vagina is home to various kinds of bacteria, both of the good and bad kind. When you douche too often, especially with soaps, gels, etc., the good bacteria also gets eliminated, leaving the vagina vulnerable to the action of fungus. Therefore, it is best not to wash the vagina too often, unless you have products specifically targeted at maintaining the pH balance in the intimate region.

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