Learn How To Use Yogurt To Treat Yeast Infection in Toddler

Yogurt for Yeast Infection in Toddler

Though many of us might think that yeast infections only occur in adults, unfortunately they can also afflict the youngest members of our family – but thankfully, no matter a person’s age, you can treat your toddler’s yeast infections with yogurt! This amazing and versatile yeast infection cure is all-natural and therefore safe to for everyone in the family to use, as this article will detail. Continue reading to learn more about how you can treat your toddler’s yeast infection with yogurt and why home remedies such as this one are great to use for children’s (and adults’!) yeast infections.

How Can Toddlers Get Yeast Infection

Toddlers will likely develop a yeast infection somewhere on their skin, but thankfully this at times painful and irritating infection is easily treatable using yogurt. Unlike other childhood diseases, such as chicken pox, yeast infections are not contagious. This is because the candida fungus which causes a yeast infection is already present in our bodies. Your toddler will only contract an infection when the candida fungus overgrows due to other conditions, such as a weakened immune system and the prevalence of warm and moist environments on the body, so simply playing with another toddler with a yeast infection will not cause that child’s infection to spread to your toddler.

It is likely that your toddler’s yeast infection will be located somewhere on the skin, perhaps on their bottom if they are still in training underpants (remember: the candida fungus loves warm, moist places!) or on their feet if they are quite active and constantly in sweaty socks and shoes. Many toddlers are also naturally chubby, having not quite outgrown their baby fat, so it is also likely that the candida fungus has caused a yeast infection in their skin folds. No matter where the infection occurs, yogurt can be used as a quick and effective treatment method for your toddler!

How Do You Add Yogurt to Your Toddler’s Diet to Cure Yeast Infections Naturally

The easiest way to help cure your toddler’s yeast infection with yogurt is to include it in their daily diet. You should always use an all-natural plain yogurt with no added sugar or sweeteners, such as the yoghurt included in this recipe below. I’m sure your kids will love this tasty treat!

Recipe: Fun and Fruity Yoghurt Pops

Ingredients

  • 1 tub of all-natural yoghurt
  • 1 small punnet of raspberries, rinsed and finely chopped
  • 20 strawberries, rinsed and finely chopped
  • 2 ice cube trays

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix together the yoghurt and chopped fruit.
  • Spoon the mixture into the ice cube trays and place in the freezer.
  • After about one hour, stick popsicle sticks (these can be cut in half for smaller hands) into the slightly frozen yoghurt pops.
  • Allow to freeze completely, about 3-4 hours, or preferably overnight.
  • Serve up to your toddler and watch them enjoy!

Precautions

The fruits will provide a healthy dose of natural sweetness, as well as other important vitamins to keep your toddler’s immune system strong, so please refrain from using any added sweeteners such as honey or sugar. You may also want to set the pops out for a few minutes before serving, as the extreme cold might be hard on some toddlers’ teeth.

How To Apply Yogurt On Your Toddler’s Yeast Infection

If your child is a particularly fussy eater, or perhaps cannot properly digest yogurt because of lactose intolerance, you can still use this great natural cure for yeast infections. When topically applied, you can cure the yeast infections with yogurt right at the site of infection. Here’s how!

Recipe: Foolproof Topical Application for Your Fussy Toddler

Ingredients

  • All-natural yoghurt, chilled thoroughly
  • Cloths

Instructions

  • Before bedtime, make sure your toddler has had a bath and that they have been thoroughly towel-dried.
  • Make sure that they have loose fitting pajamas, or simply an undershirt, that they can sleep in.
  • Very gently and soothingly, apply the yoghurt to the site of their yeast infection. This can be done when they’re already lying in bed.
  • Cover the area with cloths to provide gentle warmth for overnight and also to ensure that the yoghurt does not get all over their bed sheets.
  • In the morning, make sure to rinse the yoghurt off completely and dry the area thoroughly.

Precautions

Doing this topical application at bedtime will ensure that your toddler will not have to sit still for several hours with yoghurt on their bodies – instead, they’ll be sleeping right through it! If your child has a lactose intolerance, this topical application should not cause any issues (it’s only in digestion that lactose intolerance can crop up), but make sure to monitor any odd reactions they may have on their skin.

Pros and Cons of Using Home Remedies for Your Toddler’s Yeast Infections

It is so important to give our children the best care they can receive, and using natural cures for yeast infections are a great way to ensure that your toddler does not experience any potentially harmful or painful side effects: these are often unavoidable when using prescription drugs and over –the-counter medications, but yogurt and any other home remedies will work naturally to treat your toddler’s yeast infections within the body to restore its proper balance of good and bad bacteria. If you would like to learn how garlic can also work as a natural treatment for yeast infections in toddlers, click here!

 

Hopefully this article has given you some great information about why and how you should use yogurt to cure your toddler’s yeast infection. Continue to encourage your child to eat yogurt as part of a balanced daily diet and not only will you effectively treat your toddler’s yeast infections but you’ll also prevent them!

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