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.
How to Identify a Yeast Infection
How to Identify a Yeast Infection? At some time in your life, you will probablyneed to know what a yeast infection looks like. A yeast infection will have differentcharacteristics depending on which body part it has attacked. In most cases, it looks likea patchy red rash that is not raised at all. After a while, this rash can generate pus. Babies usually get yeast infections in theirmouths, where the fungus finds a wet, enclosed space in which to live. This type of yeastinfection often resembles a layer of white, milky mucus over a red area of the skin. Whenthe mouth is in this condition, it makes drinking
and eating difficult and painful. Babies and children still in diapers may alsodevelop a yeast infection from the wet, warm environment. The more vigilant you are inchanging the diaper, the more likely your child can avoid a yeast infection. Dry clothingis key to keeping yeast infections at bay. The yeast infection on a baby's bottom willlook similar to the red patches of rash mentioned earlier in the article. Yeast infections can also occur in the skinbetween fingers and toes. In this case, it will look red and dry and feel quite irritated.Sweaty socks can often contribute to this
problem, so go for socks that provide a looserfit and allow your feet to have some circulation. When found in the ear, a yeast infection lookslike a standard ear infection, causing the ear to look red or swollen. There may be acottony discharge that comes from the affected ear. A vaginal yeast infection has to be the mostwell known type of yeast infection. Up to 75% of many women suffer from this conditionat least once in their lives. It is important to know what this kind of yeast infectionlooks like. Often, you will notice a red patch of skinthat looks inflamed and swollen. The soft
tissues surrounding the vagina may also becomeswollen and irritated. Excessive dryness of the vaginal area is another indicator thatyou may have a yeast infection. Other Symptoms of Yeast Infections Vaginal yeast infections also present witha host of other symptoms. A white, thick discharge will most likely occur; this will look differentfrom the normal discharge a woman experiences when ovulating. It may have an odd smell,which some women compare to the smell of baked bread. You may notice a difference in colorationwhen discharge is due to a yeast infection. Yeast infections in the ear can also be identifiedin children by the affected child's behavior.
Often, the child will act fussy due to theear pain, or repeatedly pull on or rub the infected ear. Children with ear infectionsusually have trouble sleeping. Once you are acquainted with what a yeastinfection looks like, you can begin treating this condition much more quickly than before.Always consult with a before taking medications, as some medicines can actuallycause a future yeast infection to be more resistant to drugs.