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Could you tell me what are good ways to cure internal yeast infections in infants?

Could you tell me what are good ways to cure internal yeast infections in infants?

??internal??: If you think you need to rid your infant of yeast in the GI tract, you are on a misdirected crusade and will fail. Yeast (candida albicans) is at least 5% of the dry weight of a healthy persons poo and is present everywhere. Babies occasionally have overgrowth in rashes or inside their mouth because of baby activities-eating all the time & sitting in poo a lot. Irritating yes but dangerous no.

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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What will cure a yeast infection for good?

What will cure a yeast infection for good?

??For good ??: Unfortunately yeast spores are around us every day & are estimated to comprise 5% of the dry weight of your stool. It is unlikely that you could rid yourself of this material for any more than a brief period. It is the conditions of moisture & skin irritation that allows the spores of yeast to cause an infection. Those predisposed must remain vigilant & treat early to reduce impact on your life.

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What is a good way to cure a yeast infection?

Vaginal?: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up.

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Can you tell me if there are good yeast infection cures?

Yes: If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work ? See your dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal).

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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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Is there a good cure for chronic yeast infection?

Chronic infection.: If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year or a chronic yeast infection simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your physician for treatment in that situation.

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Is there a good cure for a yeast infection naturally?

Is there a good cure for a yeast infection naturally?

Yeast infection: Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin& mycelex. Here are things you can do to help mother nature. Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ >>.

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What is a good way to cure a yeast infection at home?

What is a good way to cure a yeast infection at home?

Tips: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up.

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Is there a good cure for a yeast infection?

Remedies: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up.

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Is there a cure for yeast infections because my blood is so thin I have risk for internal bleeding?

Balance: There are two concerns you have. Yeast infections and thin blood. Yeast infections are problematic and the best cure is prevention. Talk to your doctor as to why your having recurring infections. Yeast and bacteria live in a balance. If you kill off the normal flora you get yeast infections. Ask your doctor to look at your diet and blood count.

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I'm 40 weeks pregnant with a yeast infection. What's the best treatment that I could use to cure it before my baby comes?

See your OB: You did not state where the yeast infection has settled. If we assume it is vaginal, prescription topical meds would be better than orals, but this should me discussed with your OB to ensure safety for the fetus. Why did you get the infection? Is it diabetes in poor control. The answers may be more complicated than simple fix. Get professional help today!

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Is it safe to use coconut oil to cure my yeast infection? I'm 11 weeks pregnant! And can a yeast infection harm my baby?

Is it safe to use coconut oil to cure my yeast infection? I'm 11 weeks pregnant! And can a yeast infection harm my baby?

Over the counter: Vaginal yeast medications are readily available at any pharmacy. This is the treatment. Coconut oil is not known to be a cure for vaginal yeast. Yeast infections do not have a baby but they are quite uncomfortable for the mother. Since medication is easily available there is no reason to suffer

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Is coconut oil a good natural alternative to help cure yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis?

Is coconut oil a good natural alternative to help cure yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis?

No: Yeast infections require antifungal treatment and bacterial vaginosis is usually treated with metronidazole. Coconut oil will not cure either.

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Ive heard that using an Apple cider vinegar soak is good to help cure yeast infection. Soaking a cloth and laying over vaginal walls, is this true?

Don't do it: This won't do any good at all and could be irritating and make yeast symptoms worse. Vaginal yeast infections need medical treatment. There are excellent over-the-counter drugs, including single dose oral fluconazole (Diflucan), or any of several vaginal creams -- look for active ingredient ending in "azole". If any doubt about the diagnosis, or if OTC treatment doesn't work, see a doctor.

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Are there any good ways to prevent my yeast infections?

Find out the reasons: Explore why you are getting them with your doctor. Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction >>.

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