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What are some tips for preventing abnormal vaginal discharge?

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Here are some tips for preventing vaginal infections that can lead to abnormal discharge:

  • Keep the vagina clean by washing regularly with a gentle, mild soap and warm water.
  • Never use scented soaps and feminine products or douche. Also avoid feminine sprays and bubble baths.
  • After going to the bathroom, always wipe from front to back to prevent bacteria from getting into the vagina and causing an infection.
  • Wear 100% cotton underpants, and avoid overly tight clothing.

From: Vaginal Discharge: What’s Abnormal? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health: ''What is Vaginitis?''

American Family Physician , 2004; vol 69: pp 2191-2192.

Mitchell, H. , 2004; vol 328: pp 1306-1308. BMJ

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: ''Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010.''

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 25, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health: ''What is Vaginitis?''

American Family Physician , 2004; vol 69: pp 2191-2192.

Mitchell, H. , 2004; vol 328: pp 1306-1308. BMJ

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: ''Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010.''

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 25, 2018

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