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my 16 month old son, may have a yeast infection on his penis and a friend reccomended both of us eating lots of yogurt and putting it on his penis. and then eating lots of greens like a smoothie with a pound of spinach and grapes and stuff like that to sweeten it. anyone have any luck with this type of thing or with something else if it is a yeast infection??
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I would just use antifungal cream......yeast in the diaper area is not uncommon and OTC antifungal cream clears it right up.....

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what would the name of an OTC anti fungal cream be. Like something i could buy at wal mart or something?? We live in a small town but i will be going shopping in the next town over tomorrow and they have a wal mart. Are you talking about like Monistat or something?

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Here is an article:

http://www.thelaboroflove.com/articl...ast-infection/

And a quote from it:

"Treatment:
The treatment of a yeast infection is a topical anti-yeast or anti-fungal cream. Lotrimin AF, Nystatin or Monistat are some of the best out there and they can be picked up from any drugstore without a prescription.

As with all diaper rashes, keep the skin as clean and dry as possible, and allow to air whenever you can."

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OK - your title says 16 YEAR old baby boy - had to reconsider my response.
But yes, lotrimin or similar would work.
TTO would help a yeast infection (diluted, of course), but I'm not sure I would use it on one so young.

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lol, whoops!! I didn't even realize i had wrote 16 year old! Guess i was a little tired. and now i don't know how to change it. (firgured out how to change it!)

i bought some generic monistat today and i guess i will put it on tonight. am eating yogurt right now, hopefully it will cure right up. On another thread another person mentioned if it's not yeast and i put the monistat on it or apply it incorrectly it could cause a super bug or something like that, anyone know anything about this. I'm about 90% sure it's yeast. thanks so much
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i would opt for diaper-free time, sunlight (kills yeast), and acidopholous sprinkled on the offending area. Anti-fungals may kill some strains of yeast, but not all, so you're basically weeding out the weaklings and leaving the strong to re-colonize.
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