Prevention of yeast infection (candidiasis) is possible in many cases. Practicing proper hygiene is an important factor in reducing the risk of fungal infections. Managing weight with proper diet and exercise can avoid problems of obesity. Following a diabetes regimen also helps minimize problems of the immune system. In general, maintaining a healthy diet helps keep bacteria in the body in balance and improves resistance to infection.
Wearing cotton underwear and avoiding lotions and perfumes may help women in preventing vaginal yeast infections. Other steps women may take include not douching which kills useful bacteria, and wearing clothes that do not fit too tightly. Practicing safe sex can prevent transmitting candidiasis.