Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, author of Candida Crusher back to you again with another tutorial. This time I’m going to talk to you about children’s yeast infections. I’m talking mainly, not so much babies or toddler or infants, I’m talking about a little bit older. Probably say four or five up to about 1314 years of age is an age I commonly see with yeast infections. How do you know a child that age has got a yeast infection? How can you diagnose a yeast infection with a younger person? There are different ways we can do that. We can do stool testing. We’ve got different.
Tests. You can read about those in my book, Candida Crusher. But I don’t generally have to do that with a child. I can usually see that by the behavior and by the cravings and the presentations. The signs and symptoms will usually dictate what’s going on there. You may find that a bit presumptuous or say, Eric, how can you do that? You’re not medically qualified. You’re not diagnosing. How the heck can you say it’s a yeast infection based on what you’re seeing and treating it. I can tell you now al observation is the gold standard according to a professor of medicine a few years ago in America. When you get quite experienced in the , you.
Start realizing that you don’t need to have paralysis from analysis all the time. You don’t need to damn well test every single thing that comes through the door. It’s expensive and sometimes a test can even be wrong and put you on the wrong track. What won’t deceive you is your own eyes and your own experience. And, generally, you’ll find that by working on that sixth sense or that hunch that you get and treating and then seeing the al result, you’re going to get a lot of positive feedback or negative feedback. You’re going to know if you’re on the right track or not. Now you may think that’s placebo effect. I don’t really care what you think. All I care.
About is the agreement I have with my patient. A patient comes in, pays me a fee, is looking for results, I’m going to try and work to give that patient that result. End off. Let’s move on. We’ve got that out of the way. With the children, I tend to look very carefully at the desire for sugar. Now you may, if you’re an older person, know a bit about Ben Feingold’s work back in the 70s on identifying calories and flavorings with children and working out that certain food colors, some preservatives, created behavioral disturbances in children. This is quite important, groundbreaking, early work by a physician who identified some core chemicals in foods that could actually.
Affect the behavior of a person. Feingold went on to do a lot of work, I believe, in the prison system. It was quite useful in helping institutions out on correcting and modifying behavior based on his observations with food. What alarms me today with young people is the amazing amount of soda drinks and energy drinks that young people have in their diets. Liters and liters of this stuff a week laced with caffeine, laced with Taurine, laced with sugars, laced with all these colors and sodium benzoate and caramel and all this crap in these drinks the kids are drinking affecting their mood, their behavior, and their gut functions. All these phosphates they’re taking.
In to ruin their stomach and pancreatic function. We’re seeing alarming incidents increase in pancreatic cancers. We’re seeing a big increase in autism. We’re seeing a big increase in a whole raft of problems. One of the first things I look at is the consumption of soda drinks. It’s a key thing. I look at also the consumption of specific foods. We had a patient only about four or five days ago now. A lady brought me this boy about eight years old with major behavioral problems, incredible behavioral problems. I had him in my room here. He was pulling all the books off the shelves. He was banging my guitar and he was grabbing some plants I’ve got and.
He was really out of control. The poor mom; the mom is separated, which usually happens when their partner went, and their child’s got massive behavioral issues. But when I questioned the mother about the diet, the child was having up to two kilos of cheese per week. That’s 2,000 grams of cheese a week and five bananas a day. And the mother thought this to be quite good because these were healthy foods. You can clearly see how some people have distorted views on what healthy really is. This child wasn’t having a lot of sweet stuff, but the bananas are a key think underpinning this. Bananas are quite a sugar, starchy food. I look for these strong aberrations, these.
Yeast Infections Boys Town Pediatrics
Occasionally diaper rashes can become infected with yeast. Yeast just lives on the skin in general and it likes warm moist environments that are dark to start growing. So if you’ve had a diaper rash that’s been there for three days, is one clue. If it has kind of a beefy red appearance and especially if there are little red dots that we call satellite lesions scattered in the area, those may be signs of yeast infections. It doesn’t happen as frequently if you’re changing the diapers frequently but if you have a diaper rash that is already there and you leave a diaper on for a long time it is more likely it is going to turn into a yeast infection.
If the yeast infection goes on and on it can involve more of a widespread area, it can break down the skin, that skin can then become infected with bacteria on top of the yeast and just become more difficult to treat and more painful for your baby. You can come in and be seen with those and you can also try some home treatments with overthecounter medicine like Clotrimazole which is available over the counter, usually in the athlete’s foot section. It’s fine to put in that diaper area. So you are going to want to put your medicated ointment on first and then put your barrier ointment on top of that, your petroleum jelly, your Desitin, your Boudreaux’s, your A.
And D, whichever, and in general just stay away from the powders. We don’t want to use the cornstarch, the talcum powers, the baby powders, just your creams and ointments. If it is not responding to that medication or if it looks like there may be something else going on make sure to come in and see your . The main thing is try to keep a dry diaper on as frequent as possible so it doesn’t mean at the first sign of pee you have to change but try to avoid those times with prolonged episodes of sitting in a wet diaper. Those episodes are the settings where the fungus thrives. When you start to see a little bit of a rash go ahead and start using diaper.
Ointment and just use thick amounts of it. If your use a thin amount it just isn’t going to work as effectively.