Avoid undergarments made of lace and other synthetic fibers to prevent yeast infections. Simple cotton panties are the healthiest to wear. Synthetic options keep wetness against the skin. Too much moisture can create the perfect environment for yeast growth.
If you are susceptible to yeast infections, look at your eating habits. If your diet includes a lot of sugar, it can create an environment in your body that is prone to yeast infections. If you discover that poor eating habits may be contributing to your yeast infections, try switching out sugary snacks with fruits, vegetables and nuts instead.
If you continue having yeast infections over and over again, it's time to visit your doctor. Using over-the-counter remedies is fine for most women. However, if you find your yeast infections keep coming back, your doctor needs to check things out to make sure there is not some other underlying condition contributing to them.