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Women traveling in unsanitary conditions Eire vulnerable to urinary tract and blad der infections, common and very uncomfortable bacterial conditions that cause a burning sensation and painful (sometimes frequent) urination. Over-the-counter medicines can sometimes alleviate symptoms, but if they persist, see a doctor.
Vaginal yeast infections may flare up in hot and humid climates. Wearing loosely fitting clothing and cotton underwear will help, as will over-the-counter remedies like Monistat or Gynelotrimin. Bring supplies from home if you are prone to infec tion, as they may be difficult to find on the road.
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Since tampons, pads, and reliable contraceptive devices are sometimes hard to find when traveling, bring supplies with you.