Children and Yeast Infections
Can Children have yeast Infections?
Is Yeast Infection Common in Toddlers?
Can you use Diaper Rash Cream for Yeast Infection?
Can a Yeast Infection be dangerous in Toddlers?
Can you treat a Toddler’s Yeast Infection with an Adult’s Cream?
Can Toddlers get Yeast infections from Antibiotics?
Yes, children are susceptible to the same causative factors for a yeast infection as adults. Children whose mothers had a candida yeast infection during their gestation and/or birth are especially vulnerable to developing a yeast infection. These children are often more sickly, are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics (which worsen yeast infections), are more prone to food allergies and take longer to recover from illnesses. However, they too can greatly benefit from proper yeast infection treatment and healthy lifestyle choices. We often see adolescents and young adults in our clinic with yeast infections, who benefit tremendously from Eric Bakker’s Candida Crusher Program.
Infants and toddlers can easily get yeast infections when they are in diapers or just starting to toilet train because yeast can grow especially well in wet skin folds. The yeast infections that affect toddlers are caused by candida albicans, which is the most common cause of all types of yeast infections. Paediatricians can determine whether a rash on the groin or a thrush in the mouth of toddlers is yeast infection. To get a definite diagnosis a doctor may examine the scrapings of a yeast infection under the microscope.
I have found in most cases of diaper rash that a quality Calendula cream works best. Always use a 100% natural diaper rash cream that does not contain any chemicals or irritants. A high quality cream or ointment can stop yeast infection rashes of many kinds, not just diaper rashes, but for optimal results use a cream which contains tea tree oil.
No, it is not a dangerous condition as such, just extremely annoying to both the child as well as the parents. It is best treated as early as possible otherwise it will eventually become a chronic condition.
I would recommend that you use a gentle cream with an infant, preferably one containing aloe vera gel, tea tree oil, calendula and perhaps some eucalyptus oil.
They most certainly can, and this is a common problem I see time and again in my clinic. Antibiotics destroy both the “good” and “bad” bacteria and the first organisms that tend to grow back are the yeasts. It is most important to give a toddler a probiotic after any antibiotic treatment, and better still to avoid giving antibiotics in the first place.