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Doctor insights on: Toddler Yeast Infection Symptoms

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I would like help with my toddler..how do you cure a yeast infection?

I would like help with my toddler..how do you cure a yeast infection?

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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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My toddler girl has a terrible yeast infection in her diaper area for over 8 weeks now- diflucan, (fluconazole) probiotics, nystatin, nothing seems to work - help!

My toddler girl has a terrible yeast infection in her diaper area for over 8 weeks now- diflucan, (fluconazole) probiotics, nystatin, nothing seems to work - help!

Diaper treatment: Wash affected area with soap and water. Use a hair drier to make sure she is meticulously dry. Leave her bottom open to the air. Use a goose neck lamp over affected area with a 40 watt bulb for 10-15 minutes per hour. The rash should clear up in a couple of days. ...Read more

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I believe i have a vaginal cut but the symptoms mimic a yeast infection how can i be sure?

I believe i have a vaginal cut but the symptoms mimic a yeast infection how can i be sure?

Exam: This is the type of problem that requires visualization to diagnose. A pelvic exam and possible culture for yeast would help you. Vaginal cuts can usually be seen on examination. ...Read more

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Does trichomonas feel like a bad yeast infection ? I've currently been treated for trichomonas 2 days ago & my symptoms are terrible .

Does trichomonas feel like a bad yeast infection ? I've currently been treated for trichomonas 2 days ago & my symptoms are terrible .

Below: The symptoms are similar from both types of vaginal infections. However, if you cont to have symptoms, you should contact your DR as they have the lab results from your last exam. ...Read more

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I had a yeast infection took medication and cream ! My symptoms stopped 4days ago and I'm starting to feel them again ?is this normal ?

Resistant yeast: Sometimes yeast infections can recur-- especially if the conditions that allowed it to form in the first place are still there (uncontrolled diabetes, antibiotic use, vaginal factors etc). That said, yeast can also be resistant to anti fungal treatment. This means you may need a higher dose of the original therapy or a different med that would bypass the resistance. Sounds like you may need an MD. ...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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How can I resolve the symptoms of a yeast infection?

OTC products or Rx: Yeast infection can cause vaginal itching; bacterial infection can cause vaginal discharge and odor. There are many otc products you may try first (terazol, monostat, vagisil). If those don't work, then you may need to see your fp and take a dose of oral diflucan (fluconazole). The most common reason for yeast infection is oral antibiotics and bowel seeding; the oral med treats both bowel & vaginal yeast. ...Read more

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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


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