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Yeast Overgrowth In A Kiddo Just Dxn?

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I am starting to think my 2 1/2 year old might have a yeast overgrowth problem??

He was having D 5-7 times a day, which has got much better, but his stools are still pretty loose most of the time. However, it's just a 1-2 times a day. He also gets yeast diaper rashes a lot. Anything I can do for this?? Could this be why his D is hanging on??

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Is he the one that has Celiac?

My 2 1/2 year old daughter who has Celiac kept getting yeast diaper rash and thrush. I had read a up on what to do to help yeast problems and found that coconut contains medium chain fatty acids that kill yeast as well as give you really healthy fats that are easier to digest. At first I would apply coconut oil directly on the rash and let her eat a small spoonful several times a day and it helped to clear up the rash and keep it from getting worse, but she still would get it every once in awhile - although not as bad or as often.

Then last year we found the coconut milk and kefir (the brand is So Delicious). We started giving her coconut milk and coconut kefir in place of other dairy products, and I realized several months later that she hadn't had another yeast problem and she hasn't since. It also really helped with her digestion and I think it is what helped her to not drop her weight as drasticly until we found out about the gluten problem.

In all my reading and research I found that it is pretty common to have bacterial imbalances with gluten problems, and often yeast is one of them. I have had problems with bacterial over growth as well and to try to help us heal more quickly i have taken my daughter and I off of yeast products.

I'm sure you have read it before, but the reason you can have bacterial problems with Celiac is because of not having enough good bacteria in the gut which can result from many different things including diarrhea. That is why eating things like kefir and taking a probiotic supplement can be a really beneficial thing. Another thing to keep in mind is that keeping your sugar intake low will also help by not allowing the yeast or bad bacteria to grow - sugar is what feeds them - and you may even find that the bacteria will cause your body to crave sugar.

Well, I hope some of this might help you a little.

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My youngest, when he was a baby, continually had thrush and yeast diaper rashes. I knew he had a bad bowel overgrowth (from antibiotic use) when his stool smelled yeasty and he was passing stings of mucus with no stool. Not everybody is comfortable with giving them medication, but in our case I opted for medicine prescribed by his pediatrician. I also started him on probiotics as an infant also. For the thrush we had to coat his mouth with a liquid several times a day, and for the bowel, he swallowed a medicine. I also had to swab myself since he was breastfeeding so as not to reinfect him and prevent me from getting it. He is now 5 1/2 years old and has had no more problems with yeast and I still give him probiotics (he is not celiac).

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