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Yeast (Definition)

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


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My ten month old has yeast diaper rash and its resistant to nystatin.What otc can I use? Pediatrician said nystatin is only line of treatment in baby?

My ten month old has yeast diaper rash and its resistant to nystatin.What otc can I use? Pediatrician said nystatin is only line of treatment in baby?

Fungal diaper rash: It is important to be certain that you are dealing with yeast infection, there are other anti fungal topical agents that can be used. I can take a look at the uploaded picture in the consult room and advise further. In the meantime maintain diaper care and strict hand washing to prevent a transfer of the infection to the mouth. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Yeast diaper rash?

What is the definition or description of: Yeast diaper rash?

Yeast diaper rash: Yeast diaper rash or candidiasis is a diaper rash caused by candida. Rash is red and itchy. Treatment is antifungal cream. Rash often happens after a course of antibiotics for other infections. Antibiotics kill protective bacteria on the skin allowing the yeast to overgrow and cause the rash. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of yeast diaper rash and how can you treat them?

What are the symptoms of yeast diaper rash and how can you treat them?

Typical rash: Your pediatriciand will recognize it. The diaper stinks beause of too infrequent changing. The rash is inflamed skin. Several treatments are available but require prescription. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a diaper rash and yeast diaper rash? How are they treated?

How can you tell the difference between a diaper rash and yeast diaper rash? How are they treated?

Diaper rash: Without seeing, it’s difficult to diagnose. If the diaper rash fails to respond to more frequent changes and use of ointments sold for this condition, then it is possibly due to yeast infection. Yeast diaper rash will respond to topical antifungals. ...Read more

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My gbaby,9 mn/old 4th time to get a RX yeast inf cream bcause his diaper rash was so BAD!How does this happen?I've not seen this before&I'm WORRIED!

My gbaby,9 mn/old 4th time to get a RX yeast inf cream bcause his diaper rash was so BAD!How does this happen?I've not seen this before&I'm WORRIED!

Very common: The diaper area is a warm, moist area, which is very prone to yeast. In order to combat this, of course use the prescribed medicine, but also change diapers frequently, use petroleum jelly or some other oil based ointment (I preferred Boudreaux's Butt Paste for my children) as a barrier, and bathe him or her every night. If they develop high fever or other concerning symptoms, call your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my son's yeast diaper rash?

How can I get rid of my son's yeast diaper rash?

Depends: Diaper rashes have several causes, the commonest being due to infrequent changing. If there is a strong odor of ammonia, that is a clue. A yeast infection is another cause. I would advise that you see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my son's yeast diaper rash ?

How can I get rid of my son's yeast diaper rash ?

Infrequent changing: Yeast grows on the skin when the diaper is not changed frequently enough. See your pediatrician for treatment. ...Read more

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I have a question about difference between yeast infection or diaper rash?

Some are some not: Some diaper ashes involve yeast and some do not.Yeast will usually become involved for any skin breakdown lasting more than 3 days. It is characterized by rough bumps rather than simple flat redness. Visual inspection by your doc can define the difference. ...Read more

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Natural remedies for yeast diaper rash?

Natural remedies for yeast diaper rash?

Clean/dry: Keep the area clean and dry and open to the fresh air as much as posible. May apple aloe vera. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my 1year old sons yeast diaper rash?

How can I get rid of my 1year old sons yeast diaper rash?

See below: Air out the diaper area and let the sun shine in! you can also purchase and antifungal cream without prescription like lotrimin af (generic 1% clotrimazole) cream. Apply to the affected diaper area 2 times daily. The cream is the same one used for athlete's foot and jock itch. If the rash is not improving over the next week, have your doctor check to ascertain if yeast is truly the cause. ...Read more

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Will a regular diaper rash cream help a diaper yeast infection?

Will a regular diaper rash cream help a diaper yeast infection?

No: Diaper rash creams are basically a barrier not a treatment. Yeast which is typically candida needs an anti-yeast cream. Usually Nystatin is a good choice but there are others. ...Read more

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23 month old bad diaper rash that looks like it could be yeast. Can vusion cream hurt if it actually isn't yeast? Has diarrhea and has had air time.

23 month old bad diaper rash that looks like it could be yeast.  Can vusion cream hurt if it actually isn't yeast?  Has diarrhea and has had air time.

Vusion Ointment: Vusion ointment is indicated for adjunctive treatment of diaper dermatitis when complicated by documented candidiasis (microscopic evidence of pseudohyphae and /or budding yeast) in immunocompetent pediatric patients 4 weeks and older. This ointment will not hurt your child if no yeast is present. ...Read more

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I sometimes get a bumpy diaper rash and small fissures accompany it. Could a yeast infection cause this?13 days post sphinchterectomy, still happening

Yeast rashes: Surgery, illness, stress and certain medications place stress on our bodies, and can result in yeast infections. Yeast infections occur then the normal mechanisms to keep them at bay are compromised, and often present as red itchy bumpy rashes, occassionally with fissures and discomfort. Only a physical exam can accurately diagnose what sort of rash you have, so follow up with your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use diaper rash cream for a vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast infection tx: A diaper cream will not treat a vaginal yeast infection. The infection is not only on the surface but also deeper within the vagina. Diaper creams should not be applied inside the vagina. Diaper creams also do not contain ingredients necessary to treat yeast. ...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


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Diaper Rash (Definition)

Appears on the skin under a diaper. Diaper rash typically occurs in infants and children younger than 2 years, but the rash can also be seen in people who ...Read more