Dr Pixie gives her advice on how to avoid thrush
A. Thrush often crops up in the summer because it's a fungal infection that thrives in warm, moist environments. Getting hot and sweaty, and lingering too long in a damp swimming costume will provide the perfect breeding ground. Reduce the risk by wearing cotton knickers and avoiding thongs, which can transfer infection from your bottom. Shower regularly but just use water, as perfumed shower gels can upset the natural acidity in your vagina and encourage yeast to grow. If you get it, tackle it as soon as possible with an over-the-counter treatment from your chemist.
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