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does vaginal yeast infection happens to virgins or teenagers? if it does, how do i prevent it? and if already happened twice. is that normal? 17,female - Asked by s f on 26-Nov-2015 11:16:40

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    Answered by Dr. Venkata Rama Krishna K on 27-Nov-2015 16:04:23

     healthy vagina has many bacteria and a small number of yeast cells. The most common bacteria, Lactobacillus acidophilus, help keep other organisms-like the yeast-under control.

    When something happens to change the balance of these organisms, yeast can grow too much and cause symptoms. Taking antibioticssometimes causes this imbalance. The high estrogen levels caused bypregnancy or hormone therapy can also cause it. 

     

    • Keep your vaginal area clean. Use mild, unscented soap and water. Rinse well
    • .Avoid unnecessary use of antibioticsAntibiotics can change the normal balance of vaginal organisms, allowing excess growth of yeast

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