Can candidiasis be prevented?

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Eva B. Cwynar, MD
Internal Medicine
The best defense against candida overgrowth is to modify your diet to reduce its sugar content. That means limiting soft drinks, juices, breads, pastries, candies, cakes, cupcakes, and so on. Be careful to read all labels as there are often hidden sugars in products such as salad dressing, ketchup, and barbecue sauce. Your diet should include lean proteins and high fiber, as well as spices that have antifungal properties such as oregano, thyme, garlic, onion, rosemary, and sage.
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Preventing candidiasis means taking care of your general health and cleanliness. Change out of wet swimsuits, clothing, and towels promptly. Wear clothing that allows your skin to breathe and moisture to evaporate. Avoid hot baths and scented products that come in contact with your genitals. If you have diabetes, controlling your blood sugar may help prevent candidiasis.

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