please help! ~ baby girl with unforgiving yeast infections!

Barby - posted on 05/11/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My 10 month old daughter has had, what i thought was a stubborn diaper rash at 1st, a yeast problem since the begining.

we have religiously bought and used canneston cream this works but then by the end of the week the rash stars back again. sometimes she'll have a rash free bum in the morning then when i change her peed diaper a couple hours later she can actually be raw & bleeding a little! we've been pretty on top of this but how long will this go on?

she can't go through her life with cream on her panties? she will be potty trained and i dont want to have to keep such a close eye on her "privacy". she shouldn't have this as an ongoing issue should she?

she is my 1st baby girl and i have never had personal experience with yeast infection maintanence~ what should i do?

the doc says it should go away on its own but if that's true i am having a hard time believing it!

she's so itchy she scratches while shes being changed and if you arent successful in keeping her hands away she will cut herself with her little nails even though they are kept short.

ive seen her once rocking her bum on the carpet then i clued in she must be trying to get relief.

i feel so bad for her and nobody seems to know any better than we do!

its not a diaper allergy and the onlycream we put on her now is canestan and once in a while vaseline when she has a clear bum but intermitantly as to keep her bum as un interfered with as possible.

please help?

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Karlee - posted on 12/20/2012

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My daughter is going through the exact same thing and we have been in and out of the doctors all week! I'm starting to feel helpless and was wanting to know what should I ask my doctor Tom. Of things he could give is or refer us since we are military we can't just go anywhere!! Any moms know how to help me and my daughter?

Anna - posted on 10/29/2009

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I know this is coming late, but....

I would suggest not using bubble baths, soaps, etc. I don't add soap to my daughter's bath until the very end when we are actually washing because of the increased risks of yeast infections, UTI's etc.

Is your daughter diabetic? I have seen frequent yeast infections in diabetics. Also, maybe a CBC (complete blood count). Especially if she has had a lot of colds. Perhaps yeast infections caused by a immune compromising infection?

Kelly - posted on 09/03/2009

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Have you tried changing the brand of diapers? Wipes! etc. Does she like yogart? Its great to help with yeast infections. What about her bath wash maybe there is something in it that she is irritated by. Maybe she will have to watch what products are used and will not go through this all her life. Can to doc perscribe a nilstat cream....maybe it would work better. they also say that prolonged use of certian creams will make the problem return or to stay and not clear up.

Barby - posted on 05/23/2009

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went to the health store and it was suggested to me to use "Natural Factors" powdered children's multi probiotic 3 times a day in her drinks until bottle is empty and "aromaforce" tea tree oil in her bath (about 20 drops per)

it's been 3 days and her crimson red Hoo-Haa us 75% better! hoefully this will be the end of it :D

Barby - posted on 05/14/2009

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Quoting Mandy:

Im surprised your doctor hasnt prescribed any oral medication like nystatin. Cleared up my boys thrush in just a few days. Have you considered food allergies, maybe your daughter is intolerant to some foods? Does she have any other symptoms?


she did have thrush onece or twice and we had oral meds but other than her poor little girl part she is happy. she's had lots of colds though. we go through a tube of cannestan once a week ;)

Mandy - posted on 05/12/2009

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Im surprised your doctor hasnt prescribed any oral medication like nystatin. Cleared up my boys thrush in just a few days. Have you considered food allergies, maybe your daughter is intolerant to some foods? Does she have any other symptoms?

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