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My daughter's vagina is totally red and she's complaining about it. I'm guessing it could be a yeast infection, because she had diarrhea about 7-10 days ago and had it a couple times in her sleep -- we were checking her every few hours through the night so she never slept in it for too long, but she wasn't waking up from it so maybe an hour at a time. (She's not used to having any poop against her skin because she's been potty trained for a long time). Has anyone had a daughter with this kind of infection? What was the treatment? I have an appointment for my other daughter on Tuesday, but should I have her checked before then? There's no fever, but it looks really bad. And I have been trying to get her to eat a lot of yogurt. Any advice?Answer Question
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Actually diarrhea does cause yeast rashes. Yeast naturally lives in our digestive tract and some gets flushed out during diarrhea because the bowels are moving so fast. My boys get yeast rashes everytime they have diarrhea, so its not just a girl thing. It will be all over their groin, buttocks and scrotum. Get some over the counter yeast infection treatment (I get generic cheapo monostate), throw away the applicator, and apply it the EXTERNAL skin, just like you would diaper rash cream. Apply it at every diaper change. It should look significantly better after 24 hours, but keep using it until its all gone, then one more day after that to make sure you killed it all.
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