yeast infections in toddlers

Erin - posted on 12/18/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Any suggestions on how to get rid of yeast infection? My poor little guy got one after being on a new antibiotic for an ear infection. Really would like to treat at home before taking to the doc. Any suggestions would be great!

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Christine - posted on 01/30/2010

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Hi for those use anti- fungal cream with a diper rash cream put the anti-fungal cream first it works reaaly good u will see a difference within a day or too it works everytime.

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Carolyn - posted on 01/30/2010

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I'm a firm believer ina good quality probiotic, you can get it in pwoder form and just pop 1/4 teaspoon in their milk or cereal. Helps to fend off all the nasties after an antibiotic, I use in on my whole family. Good luck

Lindsay - posted on 01/29/2010

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My dr told me to use a little Lotrimin (the ointment for athlete's foot) on the affected area

Kristina - posted on 01/29/2010

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My daughter get them every once in a while. I had to take her to the doctor. She got a RX for it works wonders. I knew it was a yeast infection when the diaper rash cream made the rash worse

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it's a fungus, very common infection when your child is on an antibiotic. it's easily treated with nystatin which is an antifungal ointment.

Candice - posted on 01/28/2010

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vinegar and water (about a 3 to 1 mix with more water than vinegar). works every time. just dip your finger in it and wipe it on the area. it's soothing and it gets rid of it.

Kari Cornelius - posted on 01/27/2010

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Howie gets them all the time. Yogurt is a good help, and there are some cereals that have probiotics in them (Happy Bellies, look at what my husband kindly calls "hippy grocery stories", although I've seen QFC and Safeway carry them). You can get probiotics in capsule form as well, add that to any applesauce, milk, or other food where they might get the most from it (open the capsule and mix it in). And lotrimin or any other athlete's foot medication, just like a diaper cream. In fact, regular diaper cream will make it worse. It's a fungus, just like athlete's foot and jock itch, that flourishes when there aren't your good biotics to balance it out (it's always there, it's only when it overpopulates that we have itching) so it really should be treated because it's probably making the little guy miserable. Once we started using the lotrimin, Howie usually cleared up within 24 hours.

Crystal - posted on 01/27/2010

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Hi, my daughter just had one recently. They gave her some cream. Also putting baking soda or vinegar in their bath (do not use bubble bath or soap down there during the infection) , yogurt, air (no diaper until it eases up on the redness and an over the counter cream used to cure athletes foot (weird, yet I heard it does the trick. Good luck :)

Megan - posted on 01/27/2010

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Hey, my daughter got one after she had a new antibiotic as well. Our pediatrician told us yogurt, like breyers b/c of the cultures in it. Also cranberry juice. Good luck!!!

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