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What can I use for a yeast infection in a 4 year old?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:10 PM on Oct. 4, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Grapefruit Seed Extract. Works every time.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:11 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • Take her to the doctor

    Answer by Nicole1002 at 8:12 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • Take her to the peds, there are ointments out there for it

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 8:13 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • I'd call the dr

    Answer by admckenzie at 8:14 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • yogurt

    Answer by scooterpooter at 8:18 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • Whatever the doctor gives you after he/she examines the child to be sure it is a yeast infection and not something else.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:35 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • Yeah doctors will give you a nyastatin(sp?) cream for it and you can also used a yeast infection cream but very LITTLE...if desperate. If desitin won't kill it it most likely will be yeast..

    Answer by fireangel0310 at 8:55 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • You need to make sure it's a yeast infection first and nothing more serious (i'm guessing by your question that you have yet to take her to the dr otherwise they would tell you). .. Get her to her pediatrician.

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 9:36 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • Raw garlic works. Probiotics. Grapefruit seed extract. Lots of yogurt.

    You need to cut out as much sugar as possible too, since yeast feeds on sugar. No juice, unless it's vegetable juice. Try to cut out some fruits and all refined sugars.

    Nystatin can work, but it's not usually that effective. Personally, I've had more success with garlic over anything OTC.

    Answer by asaffell at 10:29 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • You need to take her to the doctor and make sure that is what she has. Do not use something for an adult on a child without talking to the doctor first.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:45 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

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