dairy in any form? Sugar in any form? or fried food of any form?
Candida is a type of yeast overgrowth, that is fed by the above. Usually when out of control, your palate will itch, your nose, and your throat.
This is only from my own personl experiences, as I have problems with phlem. I had candida years ago, and found out through my allergist, I was allergic to dairy, and molds. Commonly go together as I understand.