What if my vaginal infections keep recurring?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Even successfully treated vaginal infections can recur. If this happens, make sure you are following good preventive measures. If you douche, consider stopping. Wearing moist or tight clothing can increase your risk for vaginal infections, so if you exercise often, try to change your clothes immediately after a workout. And make sure to wipe from front to back after using the toilet. Recurrent infections may require a different or prolonged treatment. Contact your healthcare provider if simple changes don't stop the infection or prevent recurrence.

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