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Doctor insights on: Can Baby Powder Help Yeast Infections

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of yeast infections in babies?

What are the symptoms of yeast infections in babies?

White patches & rash: Babies commonly can have two types of yeast infections: thrush and diaper dermatitis. Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth, and appears as white patches with a red base on the tongue and mouth. These can make it uncomfortable for your baby to feed. Diaper dermatitis is a bright red and scaly rash in round your baby's groin. Both infections are caused by a yeast or fungus called candida. ...Read more

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I believe my 4 week old infant has a yeast infection in his little neck rolls. Do we need to make an appointment to come in for some medication?

I believe my 4 week old infant has a yeast infection in his little neck rolls. Do we need to make an appointment to come in for some medication?

Depends: It is more common for u to see prickly heat there. Until babies neck grows longer & the skin on skin quits trapping sweat, the moisture often produces tiny red dots or raw skin. Lifting the folds, bathing the area & blowing dry with a lo heat hair dryer can help. If the red bumps are rough to touch, it could be yeast & some antifungal cream might be needed. Call the office during regular hours for rx. ...Read more

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Is mupirocin used for yeast infections in babies?

Is mupirocin used for yeast infections in babies?

No: This is an antibacterial agent. It has little or no effect on a yeast. ...Read more

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Can I still use baby powder if I have a yeast infection or should it be avoided?

Can I still use baby powder if I have a yeast infection or should it be avoided?

Baby powder: Baby powder shouldn't have any effect on a yeast infection. Feel free to use it if you want. Make sure you get your yeast infection treated if you're having symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does baby powder help keep away yeast infections?

Does baby powder help keep away yeast infections?

No powder: Baby powder should be limited or not used. It can be inhaled by the infant and cause lung inflammation.
It does not help prevent yeast infections more than keeping the diaper area clean and changing diapers frequently. ...Read more

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Can baby powder cause or worsen diaper area yeast infections?

Can baby powder cause or worsen diaper area yeast infections?

No: If you know that it is a yeast infection, then seek treatment from your pediatrician. Baby powder is irrelevant. ...Read more

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Can I spread yeast infection to my child?

Can I spread yeast infection to my child?

Absolutely.: Yeast are biological organisms that can spread fairly easily. A good example is thrush--a yeast infection of the mouth that frequently causes a diaper rash. Depending on where your yeast infection is located, whether you share the same towel or bathe together can all influence this possibility. Also, younger children taking antibiotics--especially cephalosporins--can be predisposed to yeast. ...Read more

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Does baking powder help in curing yeast infection?

Does baking powder help in curing yeast infection?

I have never heard: Of baking powder as a home remedy. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin& mycelex. ...Read more

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Will sitting in baking powder cure an yeast infection?

No: Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin; mycelex. Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear cotton vs synthetic underwear 2. Avoid wearing underpants in bed at night. 3. No tight fitting panties ; pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid scented). 5. No douches or harsh, drying soap on genitalia. ...Read more

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What takes away yeast infection on a baby?! I heard yogurt

What takes away yeast infection on a baby?! I heard yogurt

OTC AZOLE cream: Otc creams are effective, safe, and cheap. Get the generic Clotrimazole or miconazole. ...Read more

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I think I have a yeast infection and I think I've had it for a while but didn't realize until now, could it have done damage? I'm trying for a baby.

Most likely not.: However, it is hard to say sometimes what infection you have even if symptoms are exactly the same as you had say, with yeast infection that was diagnosed. Women can have more than 1 infection at the same time. It is time to get tested, especially if you are trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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My child is 16 and she just got her first yeast infection I never had a yeast infection but what should I do about my child what steps should I take?

Tx for yeast infx: There are many options for the treatment of yeast infections. Many over-the-counter creams and vaginal suppositories are available. If these are not working after a few days, call your doctor for an oral dose of Diflucan (fluconazole) - one dose usually does it. As far as prevention in future, do not "over clean" genital area. Using lots or frequent antibacterial soaps can lead to yeast being queen in that area ...Read more

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Is aloe good for baby yeast infection?

No: The moisture of aloe will only make matters worse. You need to leave area open to air as much as possible. Keep diapers changed frequently to prevent moisture build-up. Most of time prescription anti-yeast medication like Mycostatin (nystatin) ointment is also needed to clear the rash. ...Read more

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Am 9 weeks pregrnant and have a yeast infection can that affect my baby?

Am 9 weeks pregrnant and have a yeast infection can that affect my baby?

Get rid of it asap: You can safely treat a yeast infection during pregnancy with various over-the-counter anti fungal creams or suppositories, including: Miconazole (monistat), Clotrimazole (gyne-lotrimin). These products can be used at any point during pregnancy and don't pose a risk of birth defects or other pregnancy complications. For best results, choose a seven-day formula. ...Read more

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Can you get yeast infection from baby wipes?

Can you get yeast infection from baby wipes?

Not directly: Yeast from the stool will readily move into and establish an infection on irritated skin. If the preservatives or chemicals in the wipe aggravate an existing irritated area, it might allow yeast to take hold. Home made wipes using baby oil and paper towels can avoid this when used on irritated skin. ...Read more

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Does using baby wipes cause yeast infection?

Not directly: Yeast from the stool will readily move into and establish an infection on irritated skin. If the preservatives or chemicals in the wipe aggravate an existing irritated area, it might allow yeast to take hold. Home made wipes using baby oil and paper towels can avoid this when used on irritated skin. ...Read more

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Can you get a yeast infection due to using baby wipes?

Can you get a yeast infection due to using baby wipes?

Yes and no: Baby wipes often contain chemicals that irritate the skin. The poop always contains yeast, and these germs will take advantage of an opportunity to trigger a yeast rash in any area where the skin irritation created the conditions where they can thrive. So the wipes don't bring the yeast/rash, they just create the conditions where they can happen. ...Read more

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Can taking a pill to treat a yeast infection affect the unborn baby?

Can taking a pill to treat a yeast infection affect the unborn baby?

PROBABLY NOT: After first trimester, baby is already formed and a pill or two for yeast infection will not harm the baby. ...Read more

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Finally found boric acid (after 4 stores) for my yeast infection, it is in powder form, how do I use it?

Finally found boric acid (after 4 stores) for my yeast infection, it is in powder form, how do I use it?

Put into capsules: Boric acid is usually used as suppositories & is very effective. You can make your own "suppositories" by putting the powder into empty capsules and inserting 2 vaginally every nite at bedtime. Only use 2% concentration or less. See http://vaginapagina. Livejournal. Com/4554521.Html and http://www. Earthclinic. Com/cures/yeast_infection9.Html#boricacid for more info... ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I put garlic powder on a tampon and put it in, will that help with a yeast infection?

Can you tell me if I put garlic powder on a tampon and put it in, will that help with a yeast infection?

Interesting question: I am familiar with application of a garlic clove into the vagina for treatment of yeast but not of garlic powder. Don't recommend experimenting placing different substances in the vagina. Take care. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a baby yeast infection?

Anti-fungal: If the yeast infection is in the diaper area, over the counter Clotrimazole (mycelex (clotrimazole) and others) will work well. If it is an oral infection, a prescription will be necessary. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have a bath with my baby when I have a yeast infection?

Is it okay to have a bath with my baby when I have a yeast infection?

Avoid: During an infection, it is best not to bathe with the baby. Infections can be spread this way. If your infant develops a coating on the tongue called 'thrush' it may be related to yeast. It looks like a white flaky coating which also may involve the palate and inner lining of the mouth. ...Read more

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Can a thrush yeast infection hurt my baby if not treated?

Can a thrush yeast infection hurt my baby if not treated?

Depends on variables: Many infants with a thin skim milk layer of thrush would do fine without treatment and remain asymptomatic.Some will develop enough irritation to the same mucous membranes inside the cheeks and lips that it will bleed occasionally and the kids will fuss during feedings. I routinely treat them all but realize that for many it is transient and may clear on its own. ...Read more

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Can my baby give me a yeast infection while breastfeeding?

Can my baby give me a yeast infection while breastfeeding?

Yes: Yes, baby can transmit the yeast from its mouth to your breast tissue. In addition, the act of breastfeeding predisposes to yeast infections as tissue that is covered (bra), dark, warm and moist will often yield an infection. Obviously, with breastfeeding, all those things occur and infections are not uncommon. Call your doctor if you feel there is a problem. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more