I think my 5 month old daugheter has a yeast infection...

Lauren - posted on 02/11/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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what should I do to treat it. She has red bumps on her private areas, it's not on her bottom. I am waiting on a call back from her dr. Thanks.

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OTC athlete's foot cream really does work fast and does the job completely! Do NOT use women's vaginal cream on your baby, though.

Corinne - posted on 02/12/2009

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By now I am hoping you have heard back from the Dr. and he has ordered a cream for your daughter.  My daughter has gotten 3 yeast infections so far (shes 2) They tend to go away within a day after you start putting the medicated cream on it.  As far as I know the perscription is the only way to make it go away.  My daughter usually gets the yeast infection if she has been on antibiotics, so now I just ask for a script for the cream at the same time as he perscribes her the antibiotics.  Hope this helps!

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Oh how I battled this with my son.  Turns out that becuase he had been on antibiotics it screwed him up and he had candida (yeast).  It was horrible.  The sight of those owies on him made me cry.  Here's what I did and it worked!  I used Desitin on the owies and covered it with vaseline so that it wouldn't be bothered by anything liquid.  Then I gave him probiotics; acidophilus etc.  I also gave him yogurt because it has acidophilus and such in it.  I wish you all the best and hope your sweety feels better very quickly.

Shelli - posted on 02/11/2009

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My daughter's doctor advised otc athlete's foot cream, it's an anti-fungal cream.  However, you should do exactle what your doctor advises.

Christie - posted on 02/11/2009

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I would definately wait to hear from your doctor.  I have 2 girls and both hav ver sensistive skin and have yeast infections.  The doctor reccomended we use canestan.  When I ath my girls I only use soap on them about twice a week the rest of the time I just use a facecloth and water.  Also if this seems to be reoccurring it is possible it could be from the soap, diaper cream even the diapers themselves.  Good luck.

Shelly - posted on 02/11/2009

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Lauren,



  This is very common in little girls.  My niece had a problem with it when she was a baby.  My sister just stop using perfumey soaps and shampoos on her.  I this one is kind of hard but don't sit her in the tub of water after you have used soap on her.  Some times girls care get a yeast infection just from bathing.  It's not anything to panic over just take precautions and she will be fine.  Do NOT use and over the counter cream for yeast infections they are to harsh for her tender skin...even if yoour dr says it's okay Question him because that is for adults not babys.

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