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Toddler Boy Yeast Infection
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
Diaper rash: If you are talking about a yeast diaper rash, keep the area clean and dry. Change diapers frequently when needed. Apply a small amount of a anti-yeast cream such as Lotrimin AF/clotrimazole at each diaper change. The rash should improve within a few days. If it isn't better, or it's getting worse, see your child's doctor. ...Read more
My boy fingered me and ate me out while being in dirty place. Now my vagina is itching? Is it yeast infection? Took pills for yeast infection
My 7 weeks old baby boy had yeast infection and precribed zarin, 2days later i noticed blood (darker red) in his poo, need to bring to pd immediately?
Yes: Yes, it is unusual for a baby to have blood in his poo. It need not be a serious problem, possibly a small tear in the skin. It does need to be evaluated by his family physician or pediatrician. Best wishes. ...Read more
My 6mos boy has a yeast infection for 10 days now. We tried Monistat 7, it burned him; our doc recommended nystatin and after 5 days it's worse. Help
My toddler girl has a terrible yeast infection in her diaper area for over 8 weeks now- diflucan, probiotics, nystatin, nothing seems to work - help!
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
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 - 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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