Do You Know About Yeast Infections In Youngsters

By: echarter
Our children are our most loved ones and therefore we always do all we can to provide for them. This especially includes caring for all their needs such as food, clothing, and shelter. It is our duty to provide for their education so that they may carry on for us. And most importantly we love them so much that we do all we can to protect them from harm.

However it is not possible to completely isolate our youngsters from all the things that can happen to them. When our children become ill we find it quite agonizing. We do all that we can to nurse them back to health. Most of us are familiar with cutting teeth, flu, fever, colds and allergies and know what to do to help them.

There is one infection we know less about and tend to blame ourselves when our children develop it; a yeast infection. Some people equate a yeast infection in a child with not caring properly for the child. This is not true and therefore it is important to know what causes yeast infections in children. We need to know the symptoms and the steps to preventing these infections from occurring again.

What are the youth infection causes? Never forget that a child is simply a child. That means that a child is not yet fully developed in all aspects. They are not yet fully developed physically, mentally, emotionally and socially.

This means that a child's immune system is also not fully developed. Children by and large have far more colds than others by way of example. Since their immune system is in a growth period it often does not fight off many infections or childhood diseases.

Often in our effort to be good parents our trips to pediatricians result in a prescription for antibiotics to fight an illness. This is a good way to fight the illness but it leaves the child more vulnerable to yeast infections and may be the major reason that children suffer from yeast infections. It is well known that antibiotics tend to kill the good bacteria as well as the bad. This leaves the child's body without a good balance of good bacteria within their digestive and immune system. Without sufficient good bacteria the yeast fungus within the child grows unchecked. This creates the possibility of yeast infection within the child.

Yeast infection in children can occur in numerous areas of the body. These areas include the mouth, genital area (diaper rashes), infections of the ear and others. Also there are associated ailments within the digestive system such as excessive gas, loose stools and bloating.

The prevention or initiating measures to address recurring yeast infections in youngsters should start with significantly building up their immune system. The most natural and perhaps the best way to do so is through proper diet.

Natural foods with high vitamin and mineral content should be plentiful in a child's diet. This helps assure a child's full development, particularly of their immune system. It may be a good idea to provide supplement that include anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals in your child's diet.

One must also consider that some food favorites may not be good for your child if they suffer from yeast infections. This is particularly true of food which could contain mold such as peanuts or peanut butter. If that is a child food favorite you should only use guaranteed organic peanuts or peanut butter.
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