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2 year old with persistent yeast rash on vulva

I really need help here. I have a 2.5 year old daughter who seems to keep getting yeast / fungal rashes on her vulva, around vagina and sometimes her anus too. I am giving her acidopholus daily; I am also using coconut oil on her vulva to aid healing. I have had some temporary results with Sulphur (first 30 and then 200 when 30 had symptoms re-occur), but now the symptoms have come back after a couple of doses of Sulphur 200. I've also tried Monilia 200, but nothing is completely clearing this. It's been going on for about 3-4 months now, with the rash re-occurring repeatedly. HELP!
  Monique on 2008-11-02
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I wanted to add some additional information. I had some yeast problems when I was nursing my daughter. Also, is it okay to give her both Monilia and Sulphur? Or should I go to a higher potency of Sulphur? Or will she have to stay on Sulphur 200 for a few doses...?

I'm really concerned that the yeast seems to re-occur and that I believe it's coming from her vagina (because of how the rash develops...)

One more thing: when nursing, I had drug-resistant yeast, so going to the doctor for a prescription is not an option... She likely has it too.
Monique last decade
And, can you please describe her temperament, fears , habits, and general behaviour in detail ?

Also describe any food cravings/aversions or any other physical/mental symptoms which she has.
sameervermani last decade
Thanks with helping with direction on what information to provide...

The big indicator for Sulphur was the combination of the rash (and its location) as well as the fact that her sleep was VER restless. She does seem to be irritable. She is very tired - yet not sleeping solidly and as well as usual at night. For instance, she got up early this morning. I have noticed an increase in overall 'weepiness' and quick to take offense. She wants to take a nap in the afternoon as the symptoms re-occurred, despite the fact that she otherwise no longer naps and has good energy throughout the day. I've noticed red cheeks today. She has been less interested in protein foods in general.

Can't think of anything else specific at the moment, but will post more if this is not yet a clear picture.
Monique last decade
By the way, she does not appear to have any vaginal discharge - which seems odd if the yeast is coming from that area. Is it possible that it's somehow gone into her skin and is re-occurring from there?
Monique last decade
This is not yet enough information to pick a remedy. You need to add more information.

And, be careful with prescribing deep acting medicines like Sulphur, especially when self prescribing.
sameervermani last decade
Here's what else I've noticed: she's irritable and weepy. Both cheeks are now bright red. She is very tired, but was restless when she went to bed and fought sleep. Contrary - she has been resistant to doing things when asked (although she is usually a very helpful and obedient child.) Uncooperative - which is unusual too. Not much hunger. Skin on her cheeks felt hot as she went to bed, but she's not running a fever.
Monique last decade
Have any of these symptoms emerged after administration of Sulphur ?

How many doses were given , and what frequency ?
sameervermani last decade
I think the bright red cheeks and hot skin started after the Sulphur - all the others have been part of this from the beginning.
Monique last decade
Forgot to note the doses: She has had now 4 doses of Sulphur 200. She had one ; another one the next day. Then I waited to see if some of the behavioural symptoms would re-occur before giving another - maybe 2-3 days? Then I gave her another one today, after behavioural symptoms started again yesterday including itching and rash was evident today.
Monique last decade
One other thing: this problem started just before she was weaned, and has persisted since. While I had some problems with yeast in my system while she was breastfeeding, she has not nursed for 3 months or so... Don't know if there is an emotional connection or not.
Monique last decade
Stop Sulphur immediately.

A dose of Sulphur 200 when given in an indicated case, can keep acting for weeks if not months. You are bombarding her body with too much medicine, and this can cause problems down the line.

Please stop now, and wait for at least 1 week. At that time, we can re-asess the situation. This period of 'no remedy' is required for her body to come back to equilibrium.

Update me in 1 week from now, and then we will take it from there.
sameervermani last decade
Is it possible that I should 'antidote' the Sulphur? She definitely has the rash re-occurring too... Do I just treat it topically while I wait?
Monique last decade
We must wait , antidoting is never done so soon. First we should wait for her body to respond to the Sulphur doses.

And, a big NO for topical treatment as that is the worst form of suppression you can do. It will just push the disease to deeper levels.
sameervermani last decade
Hi - I realize this is a bit late - my 3 yr old has had persistent yeast rash for years. For the most part, it does fine if she bathes every day and does not wear any tight clothing/underwear. No symptoms other than a bright red color, and baby powder and zinc help, but nothing makes it go away. She also had thrush when she was a baby and the doctors pumped me with way too much antibiotics just before she was born. If you have any good suggestions please email me.
tessamom last decade

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