Clear Up Baby Yeast Infection

Thrush When to Worry Parents

If you notice white patches in your baby'smouth, she may have something called thrush. Thrush is a yeast infection that's extremelycommon in babies. It looks icky, but the good news is it's not hard to treat. Here are waysto know your baby may have thrush. There are white patches on her tongue, lips, gums, roofof her mouth, or inner cheeks. It's sometimes confused remaining breast milk or formulaleft on the tongue. But milk should easily wipe off, and thrush won't. The yeast mayalso spread to her diaper area where it will appear as a shiny, red rash. Another signis that she's fussy while breastfeeding. She may pull away because her mouth is sore. Ifyour baby has thrush, your will probably

prescribe an antifungal solution and it shouldclear up in a few days. Make sure you use the treatment for as long as it's prescribed.By the way, if you have red, itchy or burning nipples, or you feel a shooting pain in yourbreast after nursing, you probably have the infection, too. You may need to take Ibuprofenfor pain and apply an antifungal cream to your nipples. You may also need to pump fora few days until you heal. Treating both mom and baby is important, so you don't pass theinfection back and forth to one another.

DermTV How to Treat Under Breast Rashes Infections DermTV Epi 190

Hello, I'm Neal Schultz pause and welcome to DermTV. Rashes under the breast tend to occur if theskin of the lower part of the breast lies flat against the skin below thebreast. That tends to happen at a certain time in life whether it's fromage, gravity, from having had children or just from the way that you'rebuilt. Whether you know it or not, your skin perspires all the time butwhen skin lies flat against

another layer of skin that perspiration orsweat can't evaporate and moisture accumulates. When moisture accumulatesin closed areas, like skin against skin, it promotes the growth of bacteriaand other germs and that creates odors and that can lead to infections.The most common infections that occur in this context, on the under partof the breast, are yeast infections and bacterial infections. To helpprevent this, very simply, after you shower treat this area with thesame antiperspirant that you use under your arms. If that's not effectiveat sufficiently decreasing the

sweating, then take a thin piece of cottonmaterial and place that thin piece of material under and in the fold belowthe breast on both sides to help absorb moisture. If you actually do developa rash below your breast usually it manifests as itchy little red bumpswith some oozing. Usually this is very uncomfortable. It's probablya yeast infection and the best way to treat it is with milk and water compressesand the instructions, for those is discussed in DermTV Episode 15.In addition, over the counter Mikonazol lotion applied very lightly twoor three times a day, will often

help cure a yeast infection. And by the way,this may seem counter intuitive, but soap in these circumstancesis bad it's not good and soap will actually make the infection worse. Ifthese simple measures don't help improve your rash then see your dermatologistfor further treatment.

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