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Candida Yeast Infection Prevention Tips

While it may not be possible to achieve complete candida yeast infection prevention, there are certain candida yeast infection prevention tips you can follow to keep them from occurring as frequently.

As with good health in general, candida yeast infection prevention begins with a healthy, well-balanced diet.

Eating yogurt or ingesting other products that contain L.acidophilus can help with candida yeast infection prevention by contributing to a normal balance of beneficial organisms, such as L.acidophilus.

One key to candida yeast infection prevention is not confining heat and moisture in the vaginal area, which creates a perfect environment for yeast to proliferate and cause a candida yeast infection.  Wear cotton underwear instead of synthetics, and avoid wearing tight fitting clothes, such as nylons, thong underwear and tight jeans. Also, be sure to change out of a wet bathing suit or work-out clothes as soon as you are finished.

Prevent the spreading of germs by wiping front to back after using the restroom. An imbalance of organisms can result and lead to a candida yeast infection.

Talk with your doctor about any drugs you are taking. Certain drugs, such as antibiotics, steroids, or birth control pills may make it less likely for you to be able to achieve candida yeast infection prevention on your own. Do not stop taking these drugs without first discussing it with your health care provider.

To practice good candida yeast infection prevention, avoid scented products, such as sprays, talcs, toilet paper and tampons, which can disrupt your natural balance or cause irritation when used in the vaginal area.

Unless instructed by your doctor, douches should be avoided as they may disrupt your natural balance by washing away helpful bacteria and undermine all your candida yeast infection prevention efforts.