Does the type of clothing I wear contribute to vaginal infections?

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Certain types of clothing can create conditions that cause vaginal infections. Bacteria and yeast thrive in moist or damp places. Therefore, very tight clothing or fabric that traps moisture can contribute to vaginal infections. Cotton underwear is preferable to synthetic materials. In addition, if you sweat easily or exercise often, it is important to change out of your damp clothes to help prevent vaginal infections.

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