How can I prevent blastocystosis?
Steps you can take to prevent blastocystosis include:
- Avoid contaminated food or water. In countries where the water supply isn't safe, boil water before drinking it or using it to cook, or use bottled water.
- Wash and peel raw fruits and vegetables.
- Wash your hands after using the toilet, changing diapers and before eating or cooking.
Research studies show that maintaining a healthy digestive tract may also help. Probiotics are healthy bacteria that help support your digestive and immune systems. Increasing your intake of probiotic-containing foods or taking probiotic supplements may help prevent Blastocystis from living in your intestines.