Coconut Oil for Yeast Infection in Babies – How Does It Work?

Coconut Oil for Yeast Infection in Babies

It is always distressing to see our youngest family members sick, but thankfully you can use coconut oil for yeast infection in a child as well as an adult. Using a natural cure for yeast infections is often the best option when treating babies and young children because they use ingredients that occur in nature and therefore will work in harmony with the body to cure the yeast infection, no matter where it occurs. So continue reading to find out how your baby’s yeast infection can be cured using coconut oil!

Coconut Oil: A Natural Way to Cure Your Baby’s Yeast Infections

Most babies who get a yeast infection will experience it as a more severe form of diaper rash. This is not surprising, as the candida fungus thrives in warm, moist environments and a baby’s diaper clearly fits this description! Yeast infections will manifest as red rashes with some white patches; these can be painful and irritating so be sure to start treating the infected area as soon as possible. The coconut oil will immediately start working to weaken the ‘bad’ bacteria and penetrating their nuclei to eventually destroy these bacteria.

 

Using an all-natural cure to treat yeast infections in babies is something that all parents should consider. The prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications that your doctor or healthcare profession may recommend can potentially be quite harmful to your baby’s delicate system. These medications may cause side effects, some of which can be more severe than the infection itself, and they introduce foreign substances and strange chemicals into your baby’s body. As your baby is still young and developing their immune system, this can be very harmful in the long run: you do not want to damage the natural development of your baby’s body and internal systems.

How to Use Coconut Oil for Yeast Infection in Babies

Coconut oil is one of the best home remedies for yeast infections, particularly in babies, due to the fact that it can be administered in several different ways, and even through another person! One of the easiest ways to use coconut oil to treat your baby’s yeast infection is to add it to their daily diet. If your baby is still breastfeeding, then it is even possible for the coconut oil to enter your baby’s system this way: so the mother might want to start ingesting coconut oil herself!

Recipe: Baby’s First Coconut Oil

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 large carrot

Instructions

  • Peel the carrot and sweet potato. Cut into large, evenly sized chunks.
  • Place the vegetables in a pan of boiling water to cook.
  • Once the vegetables are cooked, allow them to cool thoroughly.
  • Put the carrot, sweet potato and coconut oil into a blender and puree until smooth.
  • Serve to your baby at any meal and watch them enjoy this tasty and delicious cure for yeast infections!

Precautions

If your baby has never had coconut oil before, you may wish to monitor their reactions to see if there is any allergy present. We never know how our children might respond to new foods, so be sure to contact your doctor or healthcare professional if you think they are having a bad reaction to the coconut oil.

Best Way To Apply Coconut Oil on Baby’s Yeast Infection – If He/She Doesn’t Want to Eat It

If your baby (or its mother!) does not like the taste of the coconut oil, then it is also possible to apply the coconut oil directly to the site of your baby’s infection.

Instructions

  • Put the coconut oil in the refrigerator first so that it can harden slightly and chill thoroughly: this will make it both easier to apply and more soothing to your baby.
  • Once the coconut oil is chilled, gently apply it to the site of infection before putting a fresh diaper on your baby.
  • The oil itself will gradually warm and may start to move around, so be sure to wipe your child thoroughly and apply a fresh dollop of coconut oil each time you change your baby’s diaper.

Precautions

In between diaper changes, make sure that you are thoroughly washing and drying the area. Remember that yeast infections love warm and moist places, so ensure that your baby’s diaper is as dry as possible!

Pros and Cons for Treating Baby’s Yeast Infection with Coconut Oil

Because yeast infections can be quite common in babies due to the natural breeding ground that diapers provide the candida yeast, it is useful to try to stop these pesky and often painful infections before they start. One way to do this is to ensure that you include coconut oil in your baby’s regular diet, at least until they are out of diapers and then less likely to contract a yeast infection in this commonly affected area. Introducing them to new foods and tastes is ultimately one of your most important jobs as a parent, and if that new food happens to have a curative benefit then so much the better!

 

Hopefully this article has given you some great ideas on how to use coconut oil to cure yeast infections naturally in your baby. Keep reading through the articles on this website to learn about some other excellent home remedies and recipes for yeast infections, or check out this great eBook for even more information and advice!

 

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