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Thrush in babies (bum and mouth)

Always remember (and this was hard for me) but don't yourself, be positive for your baby. It's scary, but its ok. The one thing that I found an awesome treatment for nappy thrush was Kumarahou bath. Boiling a cup of leaves (not flowers) in a litre of water for 1/2 hour, let it cool. Drain the liquid (keep it), throw leaves away. Put liquid in bath water, let baby bath in it for however long you bath him for. Tip water out and repeat the next bath time. The baking soda remedy also works for nappy changes and in his mouth and your nipple after feeding as it cleans the areas thoroughly esp if you have already wiped babys mouth and the red raw patch is showing (like i did). Plently of yoghurt, eating it is great for you and baby, its very soothing and delicious at the same time, it fights the yeast infection.

 

Yeast infections are quite common in babies and infect the mouth (oral thrush) and around the nappy area (nappy rash). The symptoms of such yeast infections in babies include: 1) Oral thrush (or oral Candidasis) Oral thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth, palate and tongue areas. Symptoms include thick, white patches on top of a red base. You can confuse these patches for milk curds but they cannot be removed like milk. Oral Thrush can be painful and makes it difficult for baby to suck. In addition to the distinctive lesions, infants can become irritable and may have trouble feeding. Oral thrush occurs quite commonly in babies. However it will often go away by itself without treatment. It usually gets better on its own within 2 weeks. Oral thrush in babies may be transferred during breast-feeding. The yeast passes to and from the breast and the infant's mouth repeatedly, so it is advisable that , if required, that both mum and baby are treated with prescribed medications or natural remedies. It is critical to check that everything you use for baby is safe. 2) Nappy Rash Nappy rash is often but not always caused by a yeast infection. The symptoms include a moist painful red rash in the nappy area including the genitals of boys and girls and the area around their back passage and the surrounding skin. It may also extend over their buttocks, groin area and upper thighs and infants become irritable. Thrush originates as small red spots which increase in number and then form into a solid red blotch. Sometimes there are little white spots associated with nappy rash caused by yeast, especially on the mucous membranes. Nappy rash is extremely common - it is not uncommon for babies develop this at one time or another. It is certainly not a sign of carelessness on the caregiver's part, but much can be done to reduce or prevent it. Often nappy rashes clear up quickly on their own or with home treatments. However anti-fungal creams or natural antifungal remedies are required to treat nappy rash if it is caused by a yeast such as Candida albicans. If the rash does not disappear within a few days with home treatment you should seek advice from a doctor or a mid wife. The main cause of nappy rash is wetness from contact with wee and poo in a nappy. If the outer skin barrier is inflammed or chafed, yeast which normally lives on baby's skin can overgrow and establish infection. Sometimes other factors can trigger nappy rash. Baby may develop allergies to skin products such as a certain brands of nappies or nappy wipes. Some tips which help to prevent nappy rash and reduce the chance of baby developing a yeast infection are Keep baby's bottom clean and dry with frequent nappy changes Try different types of nappies to see which ones seem to suit baby best Avoid baby wipes where possible -use a warm moist cloth Leave baby nappy free for a play after every nappy change Expose the bottom to sun for a short period each day Apply a protective cream, such as zinc and castor oil cream after each nappy change. (If your baby's rash is caused by thrush, don't use a barrier cream or ointment, as this can make the rash worse) Avoid soaps on the baby's skin, especially perfumed soaps. Water is best for baby's skin. It is recommended to avoid talcum powder as it does not give protection against nappy rash and may even lead to friction which irritates your baby's skin. Be careful with laundering reusable nappies - remove soil, wash in hot water, use baby approved detergents and dry the sun Fasten nappies loose enough so that there's room for air to circulate round baby's bottom. How did my baby get a yeast infection? The first question a lot of mum's ask is "How did my baby get a yeast infection?" Candida albicans is the most common yeast to cause thrush. Candida resides normally in the vagina of 80-90 % of females. A large number of women will have vaginal thrush at least once during their lives and many women will often experience reoccurences of vaginal thrush regularly. Because of its natural habitat, most babies are exposed to Candida albicans and other normal bacterial flora which reside in the vagina during birth. Most babies are colonised by yeast and other normal flora shortly after birth. Yeast is normally kept in check by the other resident flora. The other flora prevents the yeast from overgrowing and causing the yeast infection. This mum to baby transmission will happen even if the mother does not have a current infection. A yeast infection is more likely to develop in babies taking antibiotics. That's because the antibiotics kill the good bacteria that normally keep yeast in check. In summary yeast infection, commonly known as thrush, is relatively common in babies. Babies are colonised from their mums during the birth process and the yeast infection can be transferred from mum to baby to mum, so treatment of both babe and mum may be required. The two most common forms of yeast infection in babies are oral thrush and nappy rash. Thankfully neither of these infections are serious but baby will become irritable due to the discomfort they experience. Some mums choose to treat baby with more nutural treatment but they must do a little research first to discover what is best for baby.

 

 


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Yeast infections are quite common in babies and infect the mouth (oral thrush) and around the nappy area (nappy rash). The symptoms of such yeast infections in babies include: 1) Oral thrush (or oral Candidasis) Oral thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth, palate and tongue areas. Symptoms include thick, white patches on top of a red base. You can confuse these patches for milk curds but they cannot be removed like milk. Oral Thrush can be painful and makes it difficult for baby to suck. In addition to the distinctive lesions, infants can become irritable and may have trouble feeding. Oral thrush occurs quite commonly in babies. However it will often go away by itself without treatment. It usually gets better on its own within 2 weeks. Oral thrush in babies may be transferred during breast-feeding. The yeast passes to and from the breast and the infant's mouth repeatedly, so it is advisable that , if required, that both mum and baby are treated with prescribed medications or natural remedies. It is critical to check that everything you use for baby is safe. 2) Nappy Rash Nappy rash is often but not always caused by a yeast infection. The symptoms include a moist painful red rash in the nappy area including the genitals of boys and girls and the area around their back passage and the surrounding skin. It may also extend over their buttocks, groin area and upper thighs and infants become irritable. Thrush originates as small red spots which increase in number and then form into a solid red blotch. Sometimes there are little white spots associated with nappy rash caused by yeast, especially on the mucous membranes. Nappy rash is extremely common - it is not uncommon for babies develop this at one time or another. It is certainly not a sign of carelessness on the caregiver's part, but much can be done to reduce or prevent it. Often nappy rashes clear up quickly on their own or with home treatments. However anti-fungal creams or natural antifungal remedies are required to treat nappy rash if it is caused by a yeast such as Candida albicans. If the rash does not disappear within a few days with home treatment you should seek advice from a doctor or a mid wife. The main cause of nappy rash is wetness from contact with wee and poo in a nappy. If the outer skin barrier is inflammed or chafed, yeast which normally lives on baby's skin can overgrow and establish infection. Sometimes other factors can trigger nappy rash. Baby may develop allergies to skin products such as a certain brands of nappies or nappy wipes. Some tips which help to prevent nappy rash and reduce the chance of baby developing a yeast infection are Keep baby's bottom clean and dry with frequent nappy changes Try different types of nappies to see which ones seem to suit baby best Avoid baby wipes where possible -use a warm moist cloth Leave baby nappy free for a play after every nappy change Expose the bottom to sun for a short period each day Apply a protective cream, such as zinc and castor oil cream after each nappy change. (If your baby's rash is caused by thrush, don't use a barrier cream or ointment, as this can make the rash worse) Avoid soaps on the baby's skin, especially perfumed soaps. Water is best for baby's skin. It is recommended to avoid talcum powder as it does not give protection against nappy rash and may even lead to friction which irritates your baby's skin. Be careful with laundering reusable nappies - remove soil, wash in hot water, use baby approved detergents and dry the sun Fasten nappies loose enough so that there's room for air to circulate round baby's bottom. How did my baby get a yeast infection? The first question a lot of mum's ask is "How did my baby get a yeast infection?" Candida albicans is the most common yeast to cause thrush. Candida resides normally in the vagina of 80-90 % of females. A large number of women will have vaginal thrush at least once during their lives and many women will often experience reoccurences of vaginal thrush regularly. Because of its natural habitat, most babies are exposed to Candida albicans and other normal bacterial flora which reside in the vagina during birth. Most babies are colonised by yeast and other normal flora shortly after birth. Yeast is normally kept in check by the other resident flora. The other flora prevents the yeast from overgrowing and causing the yeast infection. This mum to baby transmission will happen even if the mother does not have a current infection. A yeast infection is more likely to develop in babies taking antibiotics. That's because the antibiotics kill the good bacteria that normally keep yeast in check. In summary yeast infection, commonly known as thrush, is relatively common in babies. Babies are colonised from their mums during the birth process and the yeast infection can be transferred from mum to baby to mum, so treatment of both babe and mum may be required. The two most common forms of yeast infection in babies are oral thrush and nappy rash. Thankfully neither of these infections are serious but baby will become irritable due to the discomfort they experience. Some mums choose to treat baby with more nutural treatment but they must do a little research first to discover what is best for baby.


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