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Why do I keep having chronic yeast infections?
Recurrent yeast infections can be very uncomfortable and annoying to say the least. Vaginal infections like bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections are very common, and usually result from an underlying imbalance in your vaginal environment. These types of infections typically have a trigger, and the list of triggers very long! But some of the more common triggers may include your period, a recent sexual encounter, hot tubs /pools / bath tub bathing, recent antibiotic use, or the summer months. To start, you can try to modify the things that you can control, like eating a healthy diet rich in fruits, veggies, and fiber. You can also try an over-the-counter antifungal cream, probiotic-rich foods, or probiotic supplements to help rebalance your vaginal environment. If you are still having infections after making these changes, you may want to speak with your doctor to investigate an underlying cause for the frequent infections.