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How Do You Cure a Boy Yeast Infection?

My son is 2 and he has a terrible penile yeast infection. I have been treating it with Lotrimin AF Ultra per my pediatrician for 4 days now and it seems to be clearing up, but he is majorly itching and is constantly pulling at his diaper and says, "hurts". It is still red in spots, and his skin is all scaley and dry now. So, I was wondering if there is anything else I can do to help him that you ladies have tried. Thanks in advance!

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I ended up trying Lotrimin Ultra for 5 days, then I switched to Monistat one day cream and neither of them seemed to work. I combined them with diaper rash cream and vaseline at times too to see if it would help, and it only helped a little. I took him to the pediatrician and they said it was yeast and gave me the Nystalin. I hope it works, and fast.... Thanks for all of your responses.

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My doctor also prescribed nystatin - it worked almost immediately.

She prescribed extra, so I can just get it when I need it for when these things come up. It works on pretty much any kind of rash.

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C.:
While I have never experienced this with boys, I know that many bubble bath products can cause this in children. Do you use any such products when bathing? If so, this will only continue the "cycle". You need to be using products that aren't made with chemicals, dyes, perfumes, etc. that aggravate conditions or cause these things.

I am a health and wellness consultant and educate people on alternative healthier choices for their families. Again these bathing products can now only irritate his dry skin now that the medicine has created another problem. Poor kid, I'd be happy to share some great botanically based products that have helped so many children and are pediatrician recommended.

It is hard for us as mothers to watch our children suffer. You can help them but need to understand the differences in products out there that you use daily. I'd love to help out if I may. Email me for more information and best to you and your little man!

K.

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My doctor also prescribed nystatin - it worked almost immediately.

She prescribed extra, so I can just get it when I need it for when these things come up. It works on pretty much any kind of rash.

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My pediatrician prescribed Nystatin for my son. It generally showed results after the first application. I also let him run around sans diaper/pull up for a while anytime he needed a diaper change. I know exposure to air also helps. Good luck!

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Hi C.,
When this happened to my boys when they were little I either had a nystatin prescription from the doctor or, (per doctors ok) I used an over the counter yeast medicine for women. The other thing our pediatrician had us do that seemed to really help was to make sure we put plenty of that medicine on and even kind of rub it into the skin some. Then he told us to slather desitin, or some other baby rash ointment, over it very generously. Within a day or two they were always doing so much better. I guess the thinking on that is that the desitin (we always bought balmex) would maybe help keep the other medicine from rubbing off so easily with the diaper? Anyway it worked well for us. Good luck,
M. SAHM of 6 children 9 months to 13 years.

Oh, also if he will eat yogurt with live cultures that would be really good for him too. My children always seemed to like yogurt at that age.

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Our doctor had us use a mixture of the Lotrimin,Mylanta,and Desitin. I just put all three into a small tupperware container, mixed them up and covered what I didn't use on him for later. The Mylanta makes it a bit watery, so I used a little less of that than the other two. Maybe the Desitin will be soothing to him, and also help the dry skin. She also told us to give him times with no diaper-the air helps dry the area well.

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Yogurt....if he eats yogurt daily, not only will it clear up his infection but if it's a daily part of his diet, he wont have this problem again. If he wont eat yogurt, you can buy the live achidolphus (sp?) cultured at a health food store. All perfectly safe for your little guy!

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I use nystatin cream it is not over the counter so you will have to ask your doctor for it. It works in a day...good luck...

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Yeast loves moisture, if you aren't at all bothered by letting him run around naked...it will help. Continue with the lotrimin, but just let him run naked.
Even at bedtime, where it will get wet very quickly, I would put on a plastic mattress cover and just let him lay down naked. You will obviously have a lot of laundry to do, but as said, yeast thrives in a dark wet environment, so the dryer it is, the better for him.

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