Here’s why you must change bikini after every dip in the pool… – The Sun

MOST of us will hang about next to the pool after a dip, waiting for our bathing suit to dry.
But health experts have warned against sitting in your wet bikini for too long, if you don't want to be struck by a nasty infection that could interfere with your holiday.
Unfortunately, bacteria can thrive in moist and warm conditions and keeping your damp bottoms on won't help matters.
According to obstetrician and gynaecologist at Piedmont, Tia Guster, "bathing suits are the perfect breeding ground for yeast" as well as bacteria, as "you have moisture in an intimate area that is warm and dark".
Often, keeping your swimming costume on for too long can land you with an unwanted holiday guest: a vaginal yeast infection.
It tends to be caused by an overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans and leave you with all sorts of unpleasant symptoms.
These include:
According to Dr Guster, you might experience a little bit of spotting – light bleeding from your vagina – if your yeast infection is really bad.
Fear not – a yeast infection doesn't need to spell out ruin for your holiday.
They're pretty easy to treat with over-the-counter medications and treatments, such as anti-fungal creams or tablets.
You could also get a pessary, which is an anti-fungal tablet you insert in your vagina, as well as creams to relieve irritation.
Your symptoms should take between one and two weeks to clear up after you start treatment, NHS guidance states.
If you have a recurring problem with yeast infections – more than four times in a year – you might need to take treatment for longer, up to six months.
Speaking to GP can help you get to the bottom of what's causing it.
Dr Guster had a few tips to keep the annoying infection at bay:

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