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As mentioned in previous articles, yeast infections do not discriminate against age, gender, ethnicity, geographic location, or socio-economic status.  The youngest client I worked with was a two week old “cocaine baby.”

Common Symptoms of Yeast Infections in Children:

The most common yeast infection symptoms I have seen in infants include: diaper rashes, colic (bloating), constipation, diarrhea, trench mouth, and geographical tongue.  Among toddlers and school-age children, the following are common symptoms: mid-ear infections, asthma, digestive problems, allergies, frequent cold and flues, and low energy.

Based on my observation in the past three decades working with children with yeast infections, the following are probable causes:

Possible Causes of Yeast infections in children:

1.    Lactose Intolerance:

Most infants and young children are allergic to cow milk products.  Dairy is an item on the no-no list.  Some bay formulas also have added sugar that also feeds yeasts.

2.    Dampness

The damp environment of diapers is a good incubator for yeast overgrowth.  Diaper rashes are very common if the baby’s diapers are not kept dry and clean.  Skin rashes on the face or other parts of the body are also common when the baby excessively sweats.

 

3.    Dietary Habits:

When children are fed “convenient food,” they are prone to having yeast infections.  The Standard American Diet (SAD) is loaded with sugar, dairy, wheat, yeasts, caffeine, and chemicals that feed the yeasts in the body and deplete the filtering functions of liver and kidneys.

4.    Excessive Use of Antibiotics

Children with yeast infections tend be misdiagnosed by their pediatricians as having bacterial infections and mistreated with excessive amounts of antibiotics.  This, in turn, perpetuates yeast infections.

5.    Congenital Causes:

Most babies with yeast infections were born with symptoms.  When the pregnant mother experiences a lot of stress, or is addicted to sugar, alcohol, or cigarette smoking, or the father of the baby has yeast infections, chances are the mother will have yeast infection symptoms.  The mother can give her yeast infections to the baby through the blood stream or birth canal.

6.    Vitamin L (L for Love) Deficiency:

Children often feel unloved or “guilty” about their parents’ divorce.  Many asthma or mid-year infection cases (which are linked to ADD or ADHD) are associated with a broken or chaotic family life.

 

In the next article, I will discuss drug-free, holistic treatment for children with yeast infections.  Stay tuned.

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