Natural Health Hygiene How to Treat a Yeast Infection Naturally
Yeast infections are common in women, butthey can also be found in children and in men. I'm Lauren Roy for Sugar Hollow Farmin Phillipston, Mass. Yeast infections are very unpleasant. The first thing you needto do if you think you have a yeast infection is have it checked out, diagnosed properly.Be careful taking any of the overthecounter medicines because they can have side effects.You can treat it naturally with acidophilus, which comes in a capsule form. Get the kindthat you have to keep in your refrigerator. And double up on that and that will help balancethe amount of yeast in your body. You can also use yogurt nutritionally as well as topicallyto balance the amount of yeast in your body,
which we all have yeast. It's just that sometimesit overgrows and becomes unpleasant. So you have to bring it back down to a normal amountand it's very helpful to do that naturally. You just eat your yogurt, make sure that it'sthe kind that has the active cultures, and you take your acidophilus, drink plenty ofwater, keep yourself clean, and wear cotton underwear. You also want to make sure thatif you're taking antibiotics, you are also eating yogurt andor taking acidophilus becauseantibiotics can sometimes cause yeast infections. This is Lauren Roy for Sugar Hollow Farm inPhillipston, Mass.
How To Treat DiaperYeast Rash
Hey everyone, I am here today to do a tutorial for you on how to treat a diaper rash. I will be covering two types of diaper rashes. The inevitable regular diaper rash that almost every baby will get at some point, and the dreaded yeast diaper rash. Emilia is six months old now,
and I would say up until around the four and a half month mark, I was definitely a Pamper's mommy. Around that time, I started getting really concerned on how often she was getting diaper rashes, and if there wasn't a diaper rash, there was usually some sort of red irritation.
So I started to do research and I was horrified at how many chemicals are in baby products. That is the time that I discovered The Honest Company. The key to preventing and treating a diaperrash is to create a barrier. Before we used The Honest Company,
I would use Desitin and baby powder at every diaper change. Since we have switched brands, now I use The Honest Company's Organic HealingBalm. They do have a diaper rash cream but I prefer the Organic Healing Balm because it serves multiple purposes. We use it for the diaper changes,
cuts, scratches, I use it, it's awesome. I highly recommened it. This is a shot of it. It is pH balanced, hypoallerginic, and plantbased. I cannot say enough good things about this company. I will have a link down below so you can check it out
if it's something that you're interested in. Which brings us to the dreaded yeast diaper rash!!! Luckily, my mother had some tips for me so it saved me a trip to the pediatrician. You can go to any drugstore or pharmacy, and you are looking for an antifungal cream.
Yeast Infections Boys Town Pediatrics
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.