urine scald or yeast infection

Alicia - posted on 01/31/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My 5 almost 6 year old daughter is very red & irritated down there both on the outer area as well as the inner. Some times there is a discharge but mostly not. I have increased her baths, decreased her baths, treated her diaper ointment, topical cortisone & adult topical antifungals. Still irritated, this has been going on for a couple months. She says it varies from itching to burning, sometimes very bothersome & sometimes not. Any ideas?

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Zoe - posted on 02/01/2009

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One of the reasons I just took my 6 year old to the doctor!  Our daughter MUST have a bath every 24 hours, or sometimes she doesn't even make it that long.  Also, going 8 hours w/o a bath after pooping is playing with fire. 



The doctor didn't think the monastat was really doing any good - it's just soothing. She didn't think it was a yeast infection, and not wiping well is VERY COMMON at this age. (I had observed the same thing you had about peeing before a bath and not wiping well)   The doctor suggested TUCKS as they are soothing and anti-bacterial.  Also, using epsom salt butt baths too soothe when it gets bad.



That was just three days ago, and at least last night the TUCKS seemed to work well.

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Lynn - posted on 05/16/2011

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Alicia, I know your post about your 6 yr. old daughter is old, but I am an adult woman who back in 2009 for the first time experienced the same symptoms as your daughter. Did you ever find out what she had and what made it better? I was first treated for a yeast infection, but that wasn't it. I went to a dermatologist who said it was vulvar eczema. I use an over the counter eczema cream for sensitive skin by Dermarest. It works well but I have to bathe everyday and use this product everyday or the flareups become red and itchy. If I scratch too much, there is irritation and soreness. If your daughter's condition went away, would you mind telling me what the diagnosis was and what worked? Thank you so much!!
Lynn

Alicia - posted on 02/01/2009

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Quoting Zoe:



One of the reasons I just took my 6 year old to the doctor!  Our daughter MUST have a bath every 24 hours, or sometimes she doesn't even make it that long.  Also, going 8 hours w/o a bath after pooping is playing with fire. 






The doctor didn't think the monastat was really doing any good - it's just soothing. She didn't think it was a yeast infection, and not wiping well is VERY COMMON at this age. (I had observed the same thing you had about peeing before a bath and not wiping well)   The doctor suggested TUCKS as they are soothing and anti-bacterial.  Also, using epsom salt butt baths too soothe when it gets bad.






That was just three days ago, and at least last night the TUCKS seemed to work well.





Now this sounds more like my daughter's issues than some of the others. 



At one point I started second guessing myself  & began to think all the baths were making her prone to a yeast infection or chaffed?, When that didnt seem to make a difference I started doing less overall baths, & more "bird baths" in the sink.  I will DEF try the TUCKS wipes.  It has never been THAT bad so far that I think I would need the Epsom salt ... but nice to keep in mind for the future if I ever needed it.  I would be interested to keep in touch & see how this works out for your daughter.



 



 



For the other responses, thank you for you ideas/suggestions.



She already has an appt.  I am just trying to avoid taking her twice, and expose her to more flu germs than I need to.  It is not THAT bad, not raw/cracked/bleeding/blistered none of that.  I have seen diaper rashes worse than this looks.  She isnt grabbing at it at all, not because of the itch or burn so I know it cant be that bothersome.  She has only complained of those things on two seperate occassions.  It also is not constant, there are periods of waxing & waning(sp?).  If it were  any of those things I would have already had her there at the dr. rather than asking here first.  I think maybe my original post may have been misleading & making it seem worse than it was.  I am just mainly looking for ideas in the mean time until I do take her.  It is not worrysome/severe enough on it's own at this point to make a special appt jut for this..especially when she has an appt coming up so soon.  Besides at this point they wouldnt get her in any sooner even if I called than what her appt is already scheduled for.



 



 

Alicia - posted on 02/01/2009

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Quoting Zoe:



One of the reasons I just took my 6 year old to the doctor!  Our daughter MUST have a bath every 24 hours, or sometimes she doesn't even make it that long.  Also, going 8 hours w/o a bath after pooping is playing with fire. 






The doctor didn't think the monastat was really doing any good - it's just soothing. She didn't think it was a yeast infection, and not wiping well is VERY COMMON at this age. (I had observed the same thing you had about peeing before a bath and not wiping well)   The doctor suggested TUCKS as they are soothing and anti-bacterial.  Also, using epsom salt butt baths too soothe when it gets bad.






That was just three days ago, and at least last night the TUCKS seemed to work well.





Now this sounds more like my daughter's issues than some of the others. 



At one point I started second guessing myself  & began to think all the baths were making her prone to a yeast infection or chaffed?, When that didnt seem to make a difference I started doing less overall baths, & more "bird baths" in the sink.  I will DEF try the TUCKS wipes.  It has never been THAT bad so far that I think I would need the Epsom salt ... but nice to keep in mind for the future if I ever needed it.  I would be interested to keep in touch & see how this works out for your daughter.



 



 



For the other responses, thank you for you ideas/suggestions.



She already has an appt.  I am just trying to avoid taking her twice, and expose her to more flu germs than I need to.  It is not THAT bad, not raw/cracked/bleeding/blistered none of that.  I have seen diaper rashes worse than this looks.  She isnt grabbing at it at all, not because of the itch or burn so I know it cant be that bothersome.  She has only complained of those things on two seperate occassions.  It also is not constant, there are periods of waxing & waning(sp?).  If it were  any of those things I would have already had her there at the dr. rather than asking here first.  I think maybe my original post may have been misleading & making it seem worse than it was.  I am just mainly looking for ideas in the mean time until I do take her.  It is not worrysome/severe enough on it's own at this point to make a special appt jut for this..especially when she has an appt coming up so soon.  Besides at this point they wouldnt get her in any sooner even if I called than what her appt is already scheduled for.



 



 

Monica - posted on 02/01/2009

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Quoting Alicia:

urine scald or yeast infection

My 5 almost 6 year old daughter is very red & irritated down there both on the outer area as well as the inner. Some times there is a discharge but mostly not. I have increased her baths, decreased her baths, treated her diaper ointment, topical cortisone & adult topical antifungals. Still irritated, this has been going on for a couple months. She says it varies from itching to burning, sometimes very bothersome & sometimes not. Any ideas?


have u tooken her to see a doctor? i had issues with my 5 yr old for the same thing only thing is she was innapropriately touching heraself and i was very concerned about this so i took her in to see a doctor to find out what can be done to stop her from doing this ur daughter could be doing that as well as my doctor told me that it is normal for children to explore their bodies but as soon as i see her doing this i tell her that i dont want to see it it is a really uncomfortable subject to have discussed with her i even asked my doctor if maybe there was something else wrong like something bad happening to her at school or somethiing but she examined my daughter and also asked my daughter questions and it wasnt what was wrong my doctor also asked us what kind of soap she uses for bath time and then we knew that it had nothing to do with that it was the soap that was irritating her as she was getting an allergic reaction to the soap and bubble baths so now we only use natural, unscented soaps and my daughter has not been touching herself so now we know why she was touching herself which or course was because of the soap irritating her skin. u also cant use an adult antifungal on a child it should be prescribed by a doctor. take her in to see a doctor and see what they have to say about ur childs problem.

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It does not sound like a yeast infection to me which is generally associated with a cheesy discharge and lots of itching.  Make sure that you haven't changed your soap, laundry detergent, fabric softener, etc.  Skin allergies don't always occur all over the bottom and that place is certainly sensitive.  Your best bet, however, is to take her to the doctor.  Good luck.

Alicia - posted on 01/31/2009

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I def plan to have the dr look at it for sure.  She is due to go in very soon for 6 yr old check up.  I have been putting off taking her because it keeps looking as though it has finally cleared & then a few days or weeks later it is back.  I dont want to make a special appt to take her in for it right now in the midst of cold/flu season & bring home even more to deal with.  So I am trying to deal with these flare ups as they come to keep her comfortable for just a bit longer.  She is also very good about telling me right away if it is irritated.  I have been using greer's goo on her, a prescription for yeasty/thrusty stuff with diaper rashes.  It does clear it, just doesnt keep it cleared.  She is also a BIG water drinker, had chronic UTI's as a baby so we had to "train" her to drink water constantly to keep her kidneys flushed.  Also havent done bubble bath or much soap other than the very end of her bath so she isnt sitting in soapy water becuase of that.  I asked her earlier tonight (not sure why it didnt dawn on me before now) if she was wiping REALLY GOOD after she pee'd.  I noticed when she used the bathroom before climbing into the bathtub she didnt wipe.  So I am wondering  her panties are staying oist with urine & it by itself is irritating her skin.  I actually just thought of maybe trying some vasoline to create a barrier so if it is that, the urine wont be able to make contact with her skin.   I love the suggestions.  In general I hadnt thought much about continuing to give her cranberry & for her that would be very good.  Also did not know about the chewable form of acidophilus-very interesting!  A bacterial infection has crossed my mind & def something I want to look into.  Thanks Ladies for the input & ideas!

Dawn - posted on 01/31/2009

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Definately take her to a doctor, especially since you have tried stuff at home already. If it is a yeast infection, make sure you decrease her sugar intake and put her on acidophilus. Nature's Way makes a chewable (orange or cherry flavor) primadophilus. Cheapest place to order is swansonsvitamins.com. My friend has a 6 yo daughter and she thought she had a yeast infection. She took her to the doctor, and turns out to be a staph infection. The doc is the only one to confirm for you. Good luck.

Neisha - posted on 01/31/2009

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If your baby is taking baths do not had bubble bath... and you might wanna also check the soap you are using on her try Cetaphil, it's very gental soap. The Doc told me that the soap shouldn't been in the tub longer than 5mins. A&D ointment down in that area can help when its bothering her. When cleaning down there I suggest no soap...just water til it gets a little better. Also cranberry juice and water. All females need cranberry juice for our system both big and small. I hope this helps.

Brodie - posted on 01/31/2009

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Sounds like the best bet is to take her to the doctor. only because it deals with such a sensitive area.It does sound like it could be a yeast infection, a doc can prescribe something for that. thrush is also a common problem with little girls, and because down there is a mucus membrane it can catch anything that her mouth can. and since at that age they touch themselves with dirty hands, without thinking anything of it. but to ease her discomfort i'd take her to your doctor. that way she doesn't run the risk of future problems and she doesn't have to worry about the itching or burning anymore.

Emma - posted on 01/31/2009

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Somtimes this can be caused by dehidration maybe she's not drinking enough fluids,try to get her to more water if pos.



Another explanation is thrush its really comon in lil ones if it is this she should really be seen by her GP,hope this helps!



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