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Doctor insights on: Can Baby Powder Help Yeast Infections

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Is it okay to use garlic powder on a yeast infection?

Is it okay to use garlic powder on a yeast infection?

See below: It's likely to be ineffective, but it won't hurt you.

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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.

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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.

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Does using baby wipes cause yeast infection?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more