There is no such thing as 'candida infection'. We are all exposed to candida on a daily basis and our bodies develop antibodies from early infancy to fight candida infection. Young babies can get thrush in their mouths, but it does not spread throughout the body. Older children and adults especially females can get oral and vaginal thrush after antibiotic therapy or when using bubble baths which change the acidity of the skin and mucus membranes. Your son is a highly allergic little boy with asthma, eczema and I am sure allergic rhinitis as well. Many of these children have extremely disturbed nights and end up sleep deprived.This is an extremely common problem these days.It is important to make his bedding and bedroom as mite and dust free as possible-special pillow and mattress covers are needed.He must be seen by a paediatrician with an interest in allergic conditions in children. There are specialists in all the main centres in South Africa. Let me know where you live and I will recommend the right person to see your son.
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