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.
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
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.
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 www.what-is-thrush.com they have their own forum now too specifically on the subject, maybe you can post your question there.
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 http://www.fungalnailinfectiontreatment.com
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
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.
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.