YEAST! please help!

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YEAST! please help!
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Sun, 01-16-2011 - 2:45pm

Kerry Married for 14 years.... Mommy to Michael, Thomas, and twins Will & Lucy
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Sun, 01-16-2011 - 11:40pm
Yeast really does usually need to be medicated. We've (luckily) only had to deal with it once, and my pedi told us to use Lotrimin cream 3X a day. Yes, the same stuff for athlete's foot. I used disposables until all the yeast was cleared up for at least 3 days ( I think it was about a week in sposies). If your doctor wants to do prescriptions, then you should do that.
Yes, bleaching and hot washing your dipes was also required. Make sure that you also wash/bleach all diaper covers, pail liners, changing pad covers, and the diaper pail. You don't want this to come back once you get it cleared up.

For help with home healing, naked time is helpful. The air helps the skin dry out and keeps it from being a good growing environment for yeast. You should plan to change diapers ALL the time during the infection. They drier you can keep the skin, the better. Vinegar sounds horribly painful on yeast sores, but coconut oil shouldn't be painful. I used just plain water on washcloths b/c everything else was painful for him (even diaper cream hurt). Minimize the amount of wiping because it irritates the sores.

Also, I don't know if you are breastfeeding, but if so watch out for thrush. White spots in the babies' mouths and red, sore nipples for you are signs of that. You will also need to see a doctor and get treated if you see that.

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Mon, 01-17-2011 - 9:21am

I used baking soda in the bath water and lots of air time for the little bottoms when any child I have cared for had a rash. Plain water to wash them off betwen baths as any thing you put on the bottom can burn. If the Dr feels that using a cream is something that has to be done then I did that. That would normaly be done 3x's a day and I would make sure that it was done for the first one in the morning around lunch time and then the last diaper before bed.

Cleaning all diapering things well........I would also clean the crib down well as they tend to get thrush when there is yeast infection so the crib needed to be cleaned too so that there was no germs left to reinfect the child. You also have to clean all the toys so the ones they put in the mouth are free of the germs too. I might do over kill but I would rather be safe then sorry and put a little one through getting it again if I can help it.

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Mon, 01-17-2011 - 1:56pm

Thanks to both of you!

Kerry Married for 14 years.... Mommy to Michael, Thomas, and twins Will & Lucy
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Fri, 01-28-2011 - 10:24pm
When we had yeast I just washed my diapers normally and never had an issue with the yeast coming back. Grapefruit seed extract diluted does work great but it's not "natural" so don't go using that thinking it's more natural or better than lotrimin for any reason. Lotrimin works great too. I also use coconut oil and acidophilus or Udo's infant probiotic powder (on the diaper area and in the mouth) with fine results. Depends on the severity of the infection.