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Home Remedies for Yeast Infections in Children

Updated on May 12, 2011

Home Remedies for Yeast Infections


Home Remedies for Yeast Infections in Children

Yeast infections are brutal and cause everything from discomfort to extreme itching. Men, women, and even children are capable of getting yeast infections. Specifically, children tend to get yeast infections due to antibiotic usage. Typically, if a child has a yeast infection you will notice diaper rash and even oral thrush. Although there are some over the counter medicine designed to relieve yeast infection symptoms in children, this article highlights home remedies for yeast infections in children.

Home Remedies for Yeast Infections in Children #1: Change Diapers Frequently

It is important that you change your child’s diaper frequently, especially if they are receiving a diaper rash or yeast infection. Yeast continues to grow and spread in warm, moist environments. Therefore, as soon as you notice your child has a wet diaper, change him or her immediately to avoid prolonged exposure to the wetness. Allow your child to run around for a few minutes to allow the area to dry out before putting the new diaper on. These simple steps should clear up very minor infections within a few days.

Home Remedies for Yeast Infections in Children #2: Eat Yogurt

Yogurt is an effective natural remedy for both adults and children suffer from yeast infections. Be sure that you get plain yogurt that contains active cultures. In order to continue to reduce the likelihood of developing yeast infections in the future, feed your child yogurt for a snack on a regular basis. This natural treatment is very successful in combating a typical yeast infection, especially in combination with frequently changing your child’s diaper.

Home Remedies for Yeast Infections in Children #3: Give Apple Cider Vinegar Bath

One way to relieve the itching and external symptoms of the yeast infection in your child is to have them take a warm apple cider vinegar bath. Simply add a cup of apple cider vinegar to the bathwater before placing your child in the tub. You may wish to test apple cider vinegar on a small part of your child’s skin to ensure a breakout does not occur before full immersion.

Home Remedies for Yeast Infections in Children #4: Monitor Diet

When treating a yeast infection in your child it is important that you monitor his or her diet. Be sure to remove as much sugar from the diet as possible as well as products that are typically high in yeast. Removing sweets from the diet may prove to be a bit difficult, especially since those with yeast infections tend to have cravings for sweet items. However, stand firm and stick to a low sugar diet until the infection has cleared up.

When treating a yeast infection in your children, it is important that you monitor the symptoms and seek advice from your physician if symptoms worsen or persist for more than a few days. Yeast infections can make your child grumpy as they are suffering from feelings of discomfort and uncontrollable itching. Utilize these tips above to help alleviate the discomfort and set your child on the path to recovery.

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