Health in a Minute: Change Out of Wet Clothes – Immediately

It’s summer so we’re all cooling off at the pool, beach, and lake. But with all the splashing around, it’s important to not sit around in those wet bathing suits for too long. Warm, moist environments offer a potential breeding ground for Candida, aka yeast. If this yeast overgrows, that’s when you get the itching and burning feeling that yeast infections are known for. The Mayo Clinic says that to reduce your risk of vaginal yeast infection, you should:

1. Wear cotton underwear and loose fitting pants or skirts.

2. Change out of wet clothes, such as swimsuits or workout attire as soon as possible.

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Source: Mayo Clinic, Huffington Post

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