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My daughter has always had a yeasty smell to her privates. Like if you hold her without a diaper and she is down by your waist you can smell her. Her diapers smell strong of ammonia, even if I just stripped them and she pees in them.<br>
She has a bad rash that blistered her about an inch long with some red bumps. I don't know if it's the couple drops of lemon she had, or maybe something else, but she's fed a good diet. Mostly she eats eggs, avocadoes, brown rice, brown rice bread and pasta, blueberries, chicken, some steak, and other fruits and veges. No sugars, except for some dried fruit. No juices. Breastmilk and water only. I give her probiotics and cod liver oil. Mostly everything she gets is organic.<br>
But this isn't the only time the rash has come up. She had one about amonth ago, and some before that. She has alwyas reacted to citrus in my diet, and she doesn't get any. And this was the first time she has had lemon, and being that she's had this rash before I don't think it's just the citrus.<br>
I took her to a homeopath who put her on a remedy, but it's not working anymore. We got one good night of sleep, but she's still waking. Granted she is teething but the homeopath said that if the remedy doesn't help with the teething then it's not the right one. So until we go back to see her, what can I do? What is causing this smell and the rash/blisters? I feel so bad for her, what can I do?
 

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Sure sounds like a yeast infection. Are you opposed to going to the ped and getting anti-fungal cream for the diaper area? DD gets them occasionally; when I put the cream on, its amazing how quickly it clears up.
 

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I would rather do it naturally. What can I do to heal it naturally? And could it be throughout her whole body?
 

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It sounds like it's internal because of the odor. My dc's have had yeast rashes on their skin, but they don't smell particularly yeasty. I'm not sure how to treat it in a young child. I know that some people use yogurt internally or garlic suppositories or something like that, but in a lo, I personally would be wary.
 

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I agree that it sounds like yeast. Coconut oil is a natural anti-fungal that you can use topically and internally. You could also try one of the yeast-targeting enzymes like Candidase. Lots of people also use GSE internally, but there has been some discussion wrt its "naturalness." Supplementing with biotin can also help. I'm not sure how old your DD is, so some of these may not be feasible for you.<br><br>
Upping her probiotics can also help to crowd out the yeast.<br><br><a href="http://www.enzymestuff.com/conditionbacteria.htm#2" target="_blank">Here's</a> some good info. on yeast from enzymestuff.com<br><br>
hth, good luck!
 

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Thanks mama's. She's 22 months. I will definitely up her probtiotics and look into the candidase. The hard thing is dh gives her most of the fruit and carbs, and it's always me battling everyone else to keep her eating healthy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> It gets so frustrating and tiring.<br>
Thanks for the help. I REALLY appreciate it.
 
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