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Chronic constipation yeast infection

My 5 yr old dd suffers from chronic constipation as well as vag yeast infections can they be connected? she eats balanced meals no baths nothing perfumed down there she pats dry not wipe n she goes to bed with no undies btw her undies r white cotton help!

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Asked by rainmommy at 8:26 PM on Mar. 17, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • add more vegetables and beans. make sure that the carbs are brown, not white. cut sugars way juice or very little juice. try to make sure she is getting more veggies than fruit. i would consider eliminating or cutting way back on dairy too. you could look up the anti candida diet, which is basically no sugar.

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 8:35 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • does she eat yogurt? making that a part of her daily diet would def. help the yeast situation. for the constipation try probiotic suppliments. my son takes the culturelle.... i just open a capsule and mix it with his juice every morning. he used to have the opposite bowel problem, but probiotics help to regulate the digestive tract

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:36 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • try showers only.Some girls are prone to infections from sitting in bath water.Don't know if this is the case with her,sorry don't mean to offend,but my cousin got yeast infections alot from chronic masturbation possibly with dirty little hands.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:45 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • I honestly don't think the two are related, but I could be wrong.

    For the constipation, make sure she is drinking plenty of water and getting enough fiber. Most people today do not get enough fiber. Fruit, vegetables and whole grains are a great place to get fiber. Fiber can be found in the skins of apples and pears. Choose a whole orange over orange juice. Choose whole grain wheat bread over white bread. Oatmeal and beans also have fiber.

    A diet high in fat and sugar can contribute to the yeast infections. Avoid refined sugar.

    Antibiotics, tight clothing, and even laundry detergent can contribute to yeast infections in children.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:46 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • Have her tested for food intolerances. Food Panel Rast test for IgG antibodies. She probably has a gluten intolerance and an intestinal yeast infection.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 9:24 AM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • Op here she hasnt had a bath in 2yrs shes been takeing showers bc of the yeast problem n history of utis at the next dr appt ill ask about a food allergy n the intestinal yeast infection where can i get probiotics from? her diet is lil juice mainly 2 % milk n water n plenty of veggies n fruit i cant get her to eat anything that is whole grain

    Answer by rainmommy at 11:13 AM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • Avoid the whole grains. If she has a gluten intolerance, it will only make her sick. Align & Sustenax are good brands. They are available at any store pharmacy section. They are pricey, but there is no guarentee with cheaper ones if you are actually getting live bacteria that will survive the stomach acids. The probiotics need to make it into the intestines alive to be of any help.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 11:46 AM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • Maybe taking showers isn't getting her clean down there. One doctor on tv said don't give children bananas,it clogs them up so if that is the fruit you are giving her, stop and see if that helps. Make sure she washes her hands before bed. Like one poster said she could be masturbating (not bashing, just saying bc I did at that age). I would also bleach & iron the crotch of her cotton panties. Many washing machines don't get hot enough to kill the yeast but ironing the crotch will kill anything that lingers. That worked for me when I was having lots of infections. Also make sure she's not wearing pants/jeans that are too tight for her. Sometimes jeans wad up in the seam in the crotch and it stays moist. It wouldn't hurt to iron the crotch of her jeans either.

    Answer by admckenzie at 2:37 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • Make her eat yogurt!!

    Answer by sstepph at 3:49 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

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