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Dr. Mary Beth Chismarich Dr. Chismarich
Pediatrics
20 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Does soy formula for babies cause babies to get thrush?

Does soy formula for babies cause babies to get thrush?

No: Thrush is an infection caused by a fungus (sometimes called yeast) this type of infection is common in babies because their immune system is still developing. Fungal infections are common in warm moist areas like the mouth, diaper area (especially the creases) and folds of skin such as under the neck. It is not related to type of formula. Antibiotic use can increase yeast infections.

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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more


Dr. Satish Sundar Dr. Sundar
Pediatrics
30 years in practice
University of Bombay, Seth G. S. Medical College
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My child consumes all liquids through gtube. He is soy, dairy, gluten free. He appears to have thrush in his mouth. What could have caused this?

My child consumes all liquids through gtube. He is soy, dairy, gluten free. He appears to have thrush in his mouth. What could have caused this?

May be a chance inf: Unless immunocompromised, thrush can appear randomly and should be treated with anti fungal meds. Good oral hygiene ie. Cleaning is of course a good idea. Do call your pediatrician for the treatment.

Dr. Cornelia Franz Dr. Franz
Pediatrics
years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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2mnths&all of a sudden gas so bad farts it startels her&she screams like it hurt on soy formula also mild thrush and umbilical hernia what cld b wrong?

2mnths&all of a sudden gas so bad farts it startels her&she screams like it hurt on soy formula also mild thrush and umbilical hernia what cld b wrong?

Food: 95% of all problems in children under the age of 5 are diet related and that is the best place to start. If breast feeding I ask what mom is eating...Dairy can be very irritating and gas producing. She may also need probiotics to aid her digestion. Soy can also be very irritating. Consider gentle ease (half dairy/half predigested or nutramigen) and talk to your pediatrician's office.

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Hello I would like to know what are the cause of oral thrush in babies?

Hello I would like to know what are the cause of oral thrush in babies?

Oral thrush: A baby usually gets oral thrush from passing thru the birth canal of an infected mother.

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Dr. Sanford Archer Dr. Archer
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
34 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Does it ever happen that a dog licking a 6 week old babies face causes oral thrush in the baby.?

Does it ever happen that a dog licking a 6 week old babies face causes oral thrush in the baby.?

Not likely: While dog bites are problematic for infections, licking is not usually associated with oral or skin infections.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can switching soy base formula to regular milk base, harm by 3month old baby? If babies stay on soy base, will that effect her when she gets older?

Can switching soy base formula to regular milk base, harm by 3month old baby? If babies stay on soy base, will that effect her when she gets older?

Varies: There are babies that are intolerant to milk based formulas, either to the protein or the lactose sugar. These kids will be chronically fussy, have acidic stools or otherwise a mess. If your kid can eat, digest and act comfortable on a milk based formula it is ok to switch. You might want to review the idea with the doc, some use soy for kids with galactosemia and a change to could be harmful.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Which is better soy based or cow milk infant formula?

Which is better soy based or cow milk infant formula?

Depends on situation: Some folks prefer the bovine protein as more human like & there is some question whether the soy lives up to its quality. That said, most kids would never have any appreciable difference in growth/development either way. The exception comes if a kid is intolerant to one. If so, the other product or a specialty formula like alumentum would be less likely to cause GI symptoms.

Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos Dr. Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What to do about infant reflux, soy allergy, soy formula and enfamil ar?

What to do about infant reflux, soy allergy, soy formula and enfamil ar?

Positioning: What is the age of the child? If older than 3 months and if severe GERD I would consider adding rice cereal 1 tablespoon per 4 oz of the formula to thicken the feed. In a baby less than 2 months I would try positioning in a 45 degree position after feedings for an hr to see if it helps. Fomula switching will not improve GERD if that is the correct diagnosis.

Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Is there a formula milk for babies with out soy based, soy lecithin, soy bean oil?

Is there a formula milk for babies with out soy based, soy lecithin, soy bean oil?

Absolutely: Alimentum and nutramigen are the first two that are readily available that come to mind. They are a bit more expensive, but very easy to digest and no soy anything. They don't taste as good, so if the baby scoffs at eating them, can put one drop of vanilla in the entire bottle to flavor.

Dr. William Goldstein Dr. Goldstein
Ophthalmology
27 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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My baby drinks soy isomil infant formula and every time he drinks it his eye swell. Is that an allergic reation.

My baby drinks soy isomil infant formula and every time he drinks it his eye swell. Is that an allergic reation.

Possibly: If it happens every time, it is probably some type of reaction, mild allergy. Talk to your pediatrician....

Dr. Michael Rupp Dr. Rupp
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
17 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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What to do about infant reflux, eczema, soy allergy, soy formula and enfamil ar?

What to do about infant reflux, eczema, soy allergy, soy formula and enfamil ar?

See a Specialist: This is a complicated question that cannot be well answered in only 400 characters. The problems with formula may be allergy or lactose intolerance or several other things. You should have the baby tested for soy and milk allergy and you may need to try several formulas before you find one that is well tolerated. Enfamil AR thickens in the stomach so it is less likely to reflux back up the esop

Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER Dr. COLDWATER
Pediatrics
34 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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My infant has had runny seedy poos for three weeks now and cries a lot after feeds. Is it ok to mix/wean soy formula with his milk based formula?

My infant has had runny seedy poos for three weeks now and cries a lot after feeds. Is it ok to mix/wean soy formula with his milk based formula?

See a doctor: If your baby is really fussy after feeding, see your doctor to make sure there is not a problem- infection, not digesting feedings well, allergy to some component of the formula, or other concerns. Don't change the formula without checking with your baby's doctor.

Dr. Mandakini Patel Dr. Patel
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
M. S. University of Baroda Medical College
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What can be used on 7month old babies face for thrush?

What can be used on 7month old babies face for thrush?

Thrush: Babies usually get thrush in their mouth, so when you say face, make sure you see her pediatrician to get a diagnosis on the rash.

Dr. Elizabeth Wallen Dr. Wallen
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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Dr. HECTOR Franco Dr. Franco
Dermatology
42 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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When do babies outgrow thrush, baby 17 weeks on nystatin since 2 months, and she still has some thrush. Been using vinegar solution?

When do babies outgrow thrush, baby 17 weeks on nystatin since 2 months, and she still has some thrush. Been using vinegar solution?

Should have resolved: If Nystatin oral suspension was given at appropriate dose (1-2 ml four times daily) then must consider: 1. Incorrect diagnosis 2. Re infection from someone else 3. Underlying health problem eg immunity problems if not already done, child should be re evaluated by her pediatrician and or dermatologist.

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge Dr. Rutledge
Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Will rubbing a pee-soaked diaper on an infant's face and/or tongue cure him of thrush and baby acne?

Will rubbing a pee-soaked diaper on an infant's face and/or tongue cure him of thrush and baby acne?

Not advisable: There is much folklore surrounding the use of urine as a cure-all, but little evidence of any benefit. Urine should be sterile and not cause disease, but there are much better treatments for both oral thrush and acne. Baby acne does not need treatment and will go away on its own. Benzoyl peroxide is far more effective for treatment of adult acne.

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Dr. Jack Mutnick Dr. Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of food allergies, specifically dairy and soy, in babies under a year old.?

What are the symptoms of food allergies, specifically dairy and soy, in babies under a year old.?

Food allergy: Vomiting, spitting out the food, diarrhea, hives, rash, worsening temperament, difficulty sleeping. Consider seeing an allergist for testing or simply switching formulas to a "hydrolyzed" protein formula.....But those taste awful and most children hate them.

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Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
General Practice
32 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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My 6wk old baby ia beginning2get thrush! What did I do to cause this!? Am I a bad mom? How can I stop it from gettin worse b4 she goes2the drs?

My 6wk old baby ia beginning2get thrush! What did I do to cause this!? Am I a bad mom? How can I stop it from gettin worse b4 she goes2the drs?

Babies get thrush: Newborn babies get thrush. It is a completely normal event because of their developing immune system. To treat it you should visit the doctor so he can prescribe something that will help get rid of the thrush.

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Yonsei University College of Medicine
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Can 7mo old breastfed babies drink soy milk?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Can 7mo old breastfed babies drink soy milk?

You mean soy formula: Certainly yes. Soy formula is not really advantageous over milk based formula though.

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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