Occasionally diaper rashes can become infectedwith yeast. Yeast just lives on the skin in general and it likes warm moist environmentsthat are dark to start growing. So if you’ve had a diaper rash that’s been there forthree days, is one clue. If it has kind of a beefy red appearance and especially if thereare little red dots that we call satellite lesions scattered in the area, those may besigns of yeast infections. It doesn’t happen as frequently if you’rechanging the diapers frequently but if you have a diaper rash that is already there andyou leave a diaper on for a long time it is more likely it is going to turn into a yeastinfection.
If the yeast infection goes on and on it caninvolve more of a widespread area, it can break down the skin, that skin can then becomeinfected with bacteria on top of the yeast and just become more difficult to treat andmore painful for your baby. You can come in and be seen with those andyou can also try some home treatments with overthecounter medicine like Clotrimazolewhich is available over the counter, usually in the athlete’s foot section. It’s fineto put in that diaper area. So you are going to want to put your medicatedointment 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 stayaway from the powders. We don’t want to use the cornstarch, the talcum powers, thebaby powders, just your creams and ointments. If it is not responding to that medicationor if it looks like there may be something else going on make sure to come in and seeyour . The main thing is try to keep a dry diaperon as frequent as possible so it doesn’t mean at the first sign of pee you have tochange 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 littlebit 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.
What Are Childrens Yeast Infections
Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, authorof Candida Crusher back to you again with another tutorial. This time I’m going to talk to you about children’syeast infections. I’m talking mainly, not so much babies or toddler or infants, I’mtalking about a little bit older. Probably say four or five up to about 1314 years ofage is an age I commonly see with yeast infections. How do you know a child that age has got ayeast infection? How can you diagnose a yeast infection with a younger person? There are different ways we can do that. Wecan 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 seethat by the behavior and by the cravings and the presentations. The signs and symptomswill 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 theheck can you say it’s a yeast infection based on what you’re seeing and treating it. I can tell you now al observation isthe gold standard according to a professor of medicine a few years ago in America. Whenyou get quite experienced in the , you
start realizing that you don’t need to haveparalysis from analysis all the time. You don’t need to damn well test every singlething that comes through the door. It’s expensive and sometimes a test can even be wrong andput 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 youget and treating and then seeing the al result, you’re going to get a lot of positivefeedback 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. Idon’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 togive 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 carefullyat the desire for sugar. Now you may, if you’re an older person, know a bit about BenFeingold’s work back in the 70s on identifying calories and flavorings with children andworking out that certain food colors, some preservatives, created behavioral disturbancesin children. This is quite important, groundbreaking, early work by a physician who identified somecore chemicals in foods that could actually
affect the behavior of a person. Feingoldwent on to do a lot of work, I believe, in the prison system. It was quite useful inhelping institutions out on correcting and modifying behavior based on his observationswith food. What alarms me today with young people isthe 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 withsugars, laced with all these colors and sodium benzoate and caramel and all this crap inthese drinks the kids are drinking affecting their mood, their behavior, and their gutfunctions. 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 increasein autism. We’re seeing a big increase in a whole raft of problems. One of the first things I look at is the consumptionof soda drinks. It’s a key thing. I look at also the consumption of specific foods. Wehad a patient only about four or five days ago now. A lady brought me this boy abouteight years old with major behavioral problems, incredible behavioral problems. I had himin my room here. He was pulling all the books off the shelves. He was banging my guitarand he was grabbing some plants I’ve got and