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Biglips Fri 19-Jun-09 23:39:28

why is my dd1 is prone to thrush?? as she doesnt have bubbly baths as just plain baths and she does wears pants alot mainly for school.

as this is the 2nd time she is being treated for thrush in a year.

Biglips Sat 20-Jun-09 00:02:29

her vagina seems to be irritated (redness) at night time when i think she had been scratching it and she keeps on saying that she got a sore bum.

in the day time it looks fine.

Biglips Sat 20-Jun-09 11:12:54

shall i get her to eat live yoghurt?

Biglips Sat 20-Jun-09 13:26:57


Biglips Sat 20-Jun-09 18:12:46

anyone pls?

any suggestions of WHY she is prone to it??

Seona1973 Sat 20-Jun-09 19:56:25

how well does she wipe herself after the toilet? DD seems to scrub herself with the toilet roll and that causes redness. She could also be wiping bits of poo into her vagina when she wipes and that can cause irritation too. When dd looks a bit red I use sudocrem and only resort to the canesten when the redness doesnt clear up and she starts getting discharge (she is 5.7 years btw)

p.s. what washing powder/liquid do you use - could it be causing a problem? Another possibility could be worms as they can cause irritation/itching too.

Biglips Sat 20-Jun-09 20:18:51

well that is one thing ive gotta keep reminding dd1 who is 4 to wipe her bum and she does it the correct way but not always wipe her bum. i use the adsa sensitive powder and liquid cos ive got a 8 m old baby and both got abit of dry skin on their body.

dont think its worms as havent seen any in her bed

smittenkitten Sat 20-Jun-09 20:29:20

I've suffered from thrush since i was a kid and still have it as an adult. I think some people are just prone to it. you could try adding a few drops of tea tree oil to her bath as well to help keep it under control. Please don't make a big deal of it, my mum didn't know what it was and thought i was wetting myself. it was mortifying.

Biglips Sat 20-Jun-09 22:37:35

well i havent mentioned thrust to my dd1 but mentioned water infection as she must try and wipe herself and also drink lots.

Biglips Sat 20-Jun-09 22:38:10

im only prone to it when im stressed

NeishaBuckley Mon 06-Jul-09 22:26:04

The yeast which cause thrush is a natural part of your body. what you have is a deficiency, an imbalance in your body which is allowing the yeast to grow into thrush.

Yeast lives naturally on the human body without any problems because the body's good bacteria keep it under control, it is part of it's natural balance. The real problem is the body's inability to keep the yeast under control.

Anti-fungal creams clear the area up but they do not stop thrush recurring, you need to nip it in the bud with a thorough natural treatment.

There are cures for thrush and they're closer than you think, simple changes in lifestyle will cure the problem and bring balance to your body.

There is more information on this site they have their own forum now too specifically on the subject, maybe you can post your question there.

bruffin Mon 06-Jul-09 23:49:08

Is it definitely thrush. You say it itches at night, then it could be threadworms. Unfortunately in girls they can navigate to the front.

NeishaBuckley Sat 28-May-11 01:00:01

Yes thrush is yeast and a natural part of your body and like your say, it covers all over, not just specific areas.

I'm having a lot of trouble with fungal infections on my toes right now which is how I found your post.

I'm using anti-fungal sprays in my shoes but I think I have a natural attraction to the stuff! Yeast just won't go away. Anyway, found a decent site if anyone is interested, it has lots of info

NeishaBuckley Sat 28-May-11 01:00:39

the proper link

NeishaBuckley Sat 28-May-11 01:01:50

Good god I keep getting it wrong

<a target="_blank" href="" >nail infection</a>

NeishaBuckley Sat 28-May-11 01:02:06

<a href="" >nail infection</a>

Seona1973 Sat 28-May-11 08:13:55

tb Tue 07-Jun-11 19:29:12

Sometimes thrush can become endemic and go right through the system including the bowel. You then need an oral remedy that gp's can be reluctant to prescribe because the creams are cheaper. I only knew about it when I read about it in the paper. At the time I had endemic thrush and it kept coming back every 2-3 weeks. I had to go to a chemist on holiday on France on a Saturday afternoon and buy something - nearly died of embarrassment when I was asked where it was, as the chemists was full of old dears having a gossip. You could have heard a pin drop grin

After I read the article, I went back to the gp and asked for an oral remedy, and that's when I was told it can get into the bowel. Worth a try. If that doesn't help, thrust can indicate an underlying auto-immune problem. In my case it was an underactive thyroid function.

EggyAllenPoe Thu 09-Jun-11 19:36:17

DD has been having recurring itchiness - sometimes she says it hurts. i have treated her with yoghurt, nightie rather than pajamas etc.. but it keeps on coming back - would bacterial vaginosis do this? (ie is it worth getting a GP appt and hassling for anti-bs?) am not 100% sure it is thrush.

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