Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Debbie | 2011-11-08


Toddler with candida

Hi there,
My daughter (two &  a half) is now completely day time potty trained, but seems to get candida infections rather regularily. The clinic sister at my local pharmacy says that it is quite normal for the girls to get it while potty traning.
I think that when at daycare she is not drying herself off properly after going to the bathroom - at home I make sure she does.

This is kind of a three part question - pharmacist gave me Canex V cream to use. Firstly - is this okay to use on such a young girl, and how often should I use it?
And then I have also been giving her a probiotic daily - but not sure it is the correct one as there are no ages specificed on the box? Should she still be using the Probiflora Pead, or is it okay to be giving her the Probiflora Junior?

Do I just keep using the cream''s etc till it clears up permanently, or at what stage should I take her to a doctor?

Thank you!

Expert's Reply



You should not use the Canex V cream but use Nystatin cream twice daily. Give your daughter the probiotic, this will certainly help her. Use the Probiflora Paed daily for at least 10 days. Do not use bubblebath and your daughter must wear pure cotton underclothes only.

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