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How do I treat Candida Parapsilosis?

Candida parapsilosis is common amongst people and generally lives on the skin. It can also start to grow and reside in the mouth and genital tract, and this is usually felt and seen with associated symptoms found in those areas. 

Like with all Candida species, the recommended natural way to treat it is to cut off its food supply. Candida generally feeds off refined sugars and carbohydrates. Eliminating or reducing these foods for 6 - 8 weeks can help; this is to try and allow for the repopulation of good and beneficial bacteria in the body. In the meantime, you may also wish to add fermented foods containing beneficial bacteria, such as kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, and kefir, where tolerated. Some people choose to opt for a probiotic to help bolster the regrowth of beneficial bacteria, which help keep candida in check. 

After this 6 - 8week period, you may wish to notice any improvements associated with the overgrowth or be retested to understand if the candida parapsilosis overgrowth has lessened. 
If you have been retested and you still have a candida parapsilosis overgrowth, then you may wish to consult with a licensed functional medicine practitioner who is skilled in the field of candida parapsilosis and its associated symptoms presented when overgrown.