Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Abnormal Vaginal Drainage Prevention

Prevention of an abnormal vaginal discharge includes:

  • Avoid using soap in the vagina.
  • Avoid products that irritate the vagina:
    • Bubble bath
    • Douche
    • Shaving cream
  • Change tampons every 4 to 6 hours.
  • Keep your genitals clean:
    • Dry the genitals carefully after bathing or showering.
  • Use a vaginal antifungal cream:
    • While you are taking an antibiotic
  • Wear cotton underwear.
  • Avoid prolonged periods in wet clothing, such as a swimming suit.
  • Wipe the anus from front to back to avoid spreading bacteria to your vagina.
  • Use condoms.
  • Urinate before and after intercourse.

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Last Updated: Nov 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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