Diet for Vaginitis
It is important that while taking medications for Vaginitis in the form of oral drugs and topical ointments, you should be mindful of the diet that you’re consuming. By including fresh fruits and vegetables and excluding sugar, meat and spicy foods vaginitis symptoms can be alleviated.
VAGINITIS DIET RECOMMENDATIONS
What is Vaginitis?
Vaginitis is the inflammation of the mucosa that lines the walls of the vagina. It is a very common condition and can affect women of any age group. Medications and ointments play an important role in the treatment; however, research suggests that a proper diet goes a long way in helping the patient recover from symptoms like vaginal discharge, itching and foul odor from the vagina.
We are providing the necessary food recommendations for Vaginitis that can help.
- You may be able to help relieve fungal vaginitis and bacterial vaginosis by consuming some raw garlic, a potent antifungal and antibacterial agent.
- Include fresh fruits and vegetables
Foods for Moderate Consumption:
- Moderate or limit the use of milk and other dairy products, oily food and sweets, even sour and sweet fruits should be moderated
- flaxseed products, whole grains, fresh organic produce, fish, meat and poultry should be consumed in moderation
Foods to Avoid:
- Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages.
- Recent researches suggest that diets rich in saturated fats, trans fats and high glycemic index foods stimulate inflammation and may worsen infections.
- Limit sugar and spices in your diet.
- Avoid frequent, long baths as well as hot tubs and whirlpools.
- While showering, rinse the genital area thoroughly and when done, pat dry to prevent prolonged moisture and irritation.
- Do not use scented or harsh soaps, such as those with deodorant or antibacterial action.
- Do not use scented tampons or pads that can irritate the vaginal tissue.
- Always wipe from front to back after defecation to avoid the spread of bacteria from the anus.
- Avoid regular douching as it is not necessary and disrupts the normal vaginal flora.
- Use condoms to help prevent sexually transmitted infections.
- Avoid regularly wearing undergarments that cause genital sweating; choose lighter cotton underwear and pantyhose with a cotton lining.