P.P. asks from Lansing, IL on November 07, 2009
Yeast Infection in 5 Year Old
My lil' princess just ended an antibotic about five days ago and started complaining about her "privates" hurting. I checked it out after her bath and I noticed a lot of redness, some white discharge and a smell. I am assuming it is a yeast infection from the antibotic. She has gotten thrush (yeast in her mouth) before after taking antibotic, but never a reagular yeast infection. I had some yeast medicine and put some on the outside of her vaginal area, but I don't know what to do tomorrow. Of course it is Saturday night and her dr is not in until Monday afternoon. Any suggestions? I've have one before and thought I would go crazy and can't imagine her going through that. I just don't know what I can do for it. Has any one had to deal with this before? What did you do?
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L.B. answers from Chicago on November 08, 2009
Call the Dr.'s after hours service and have him/her paged. They will call you back and help you out.
B.K. answers from Chicago on November 07, 2009
D.R. answers from Chicago on November 08, 2009
U can always got to the walgreens take care clinic when ur pediatrician is closed and receive the right prescription. My daugther had that problem too so we use a different antibiotic called omnicef to prevent it from happening again.
S.P. answers from Chicago on November 09, 2009
for a child that young, bring her to a pediatrician. Especially if this could be a reaction to the medication. At such a young age a yeast infection could cause a lot of damage.
S.T. answers from Chicago on November 08, 2009
My daugher, who is now 6, used to get them all the time. Once she turned 5, they switched her from nystantin, to OTC meds like lotrimin.
S.E. answers from Chicago on November 08, 2009
One of the problems with antibiotics is it kills off some good bacteria with the bad. You need to replace the good bacteria. Have her eat yogurt on a daily basis. If she will not eat yogurt start giving her acidophiles on a daily basis. Make sure that she does not eat any refined sugar like sweets, sugary juices or soda. Make sure she is wiping correctly after using the bathroom and consider using a natural toilet tissue. If she is taking baths, switch to showers. She should not sit in warm soapy water. Make sure when she has finished her shower that her private area is completely dry. Use a hair drier set on cool if needed.
C.H. answers from Chicago on November 09, 2009
when we smelled a funky type of scent coming from my 3 year old, I took a peak and she looked a little red. I called her doctor and he suggested I get yeast infection medicine (the cream based one) and to apply it on her bottom, but not to go inside of her. He suggested i do that for 3-5 days. I did as he suggested and the smell is finally gone. I'm not sure why she got it, she's no longer in diapers and she hasn't been on any meds. But, it's cleared up now.
J.K. answers from Chicago on November 08, 2009
My daughter has gotten mild yeast infections and we have used plain yogurt on her bottom twice a day. Also, if you can cut back on her sugar intake, that may help.