Bacterial vaginosis, or BV for short, is aninfection of the vagina that develops when the normal balance of vaginal bacteria isdisrupted. BV is the most common vaginal infectionwomen of childbearing age. Examples of activities that change the normalbacterial balance include douching, taking antibiotics, wearing an intrauterine deviceor IUD, and having unprotected sexual activity. BV is more commonsexually active womenthannonsexually active women, but it is not considered a sexually transmitted diseaseor STD. The main symptom of BV is a thin vaginal dischargethat appears grayish white and smells of fish,
especially after sexual activity. Other symptomsmay include burning when urinating, itching around the outside of the vagina, and irritation.These symptoms may also be caused by another type of infection, so it is important to seea . Many women with BV have no symptoms at all. BV is often diagnosed based on a pelvic examand symptoms, however certain tests can help confirm the diagnosis. BV will sometimes go away without treatment.Your healthcare provider may choose to treat it with antibiotics if your symptoms persist.
Yeast Infections Boys Town Pediatrics
Occasionally diaper rashes can become infectedwith yeast. Yeast just lives on the skingeneral and it likes warm moist environmentsthat are dark to start growing. So if you've had a diaper rash that's been there forthree days, is one clue. If it has kind of a beefy red appearance and especially if thereare little red dots that we call satellite lesions steredthe area, those may besigns of yeast infections. It doesn't happen as frequently if you'rechanging the diapers frequently but if you have a diaper rash that is already there andyou leave a diaper on for a long time it is more likely it is going to turn into a yeastinfection.
If the yeast infection goes on and on it caninvolve more of a widespread area, it can break down the skin, that skin can then becomeinfected with bacteria on top of the yeast and just become more difficult to treat andmore painful for your baby. You can comeand be seen with those andyou can also try some home treatments with overthecounter medicine like Clotrimazolewhich is available over the counter, usuallythe athlete's foot section. It's fineto putthat diaper area. So you are going to want to put your mediedointment on first and then put your barrier ointment on top of that, your roleum jelly, your Desitin, your Boueaux's, your A
and D, whichever, andgeneral just stayaway from the powders. We don't want to use the cornstarch, the talcum powers, thebaby powders, just your creams and ointments. If it is not responding to that mediionor if it looks like there may be something else going on make sure to comeand seeyour . The main thing is try to keep a y diaperon as frequent as possible so it doesn't mean at the first sign of pee you have tochange but try to avoid those times with prolonged episodes of sittinga wet diaper. Those episodes are the settings where the fungus thrives. When you start to see a littlebit of a rash go ahead and start using diaper
ointment and just use thick amounts of it.If your use a thin amount it just isn't going to work as effectively.
What Are Chilens Yeast Infections
Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, authorof Candida Crusher back to you again with another tutorial. This time I'm going to talk to you about chilen'syeast infections. I'm talking mainly, not so much babies or toddler or infants, I'mtalking about a little bit older. Probably say four or five up to about 1314 years ofage is an age I commonly see with yeast infections. How do you know a child that age has got ayeast infectioné How can you diagnose a yeast infection with a younger personé There are different ways we can do that. Wecan do stool testing. We've got different
tests. You can read about thosemy book,Candida Crusher. But I don't generally have to do that with a child. I can usually seethat by the behavior and by the cravings and the presentations. The signs and symptomswill usually dictate what's going on there. You may find that a bit presumptuous or say,Eric, how can you do thaté You're not medically qualified. You're not diagnosing. How theheck can you say it's a yeast infection based on what you're seeing and treating it. I can tell you now al observation isthe gold standard according to a professor of medicine a few years agoAmerica. Whenyou get quite experiencedthe , you
start realizing that you don't need to haveparalysis from analysis all the time. You don't need to damn well test every singlething that comes through the door. It's expensive and sometimes a test can even be wrong andput you on the wrong track. What won't deceive you is your own eyes and your own experience.And, generally, you'll find that by working on that sixth sense or that hunch that youget and treating and then seeing the al result, you're going to get a lot of positivefeedback or negative feedback. You're going to know if you're on the right track or not. Now you may think that's placebo effect. Idon't really care what you think. All I care
about is the agreement I have with my patient.A patient comes in, pays me a fee, is looking for results, I'm going to try and work togive that patient that result. End off. Let's move on. We've got that out of the way. With the chilen, I tend to look very carefullyat the desire for sugar. Now you may, if you're an older person, know a bit about BenFeingold's work backthe 70s on identifying calories and flavorings with chilen andworking out that certain food colors, some preservatives, created behavioral disturbancesin chilen. This is quite important, groundbreaking, early work by a physician who identified somecore chemicalsfoods that could actually
affect the behavior of a person. Feingoldwent on to do a lot of work, I believe,the prison system. It was quite useful inhelping institutions out on correcting and modifying behavior based on his observationswith food. What alarms me today with young people isthe amazing amount of soda inks and energy inks that young people havetheir diets.Liters and liters of this stuff a week laced with caffeine, laced with Taurine, laced withsugars, laced with all these colors and sodium benzoate and caramel and all this crap inthese inks the kids are inking affecting their mood, their behavior, and their gutfunctions. All these phosphates they're taking
to ruin their stomach and pancreatic function.We're seeing alarming incidents increasepancreatic cancers. We're seeing a big increasein autism. We're seeing a big increasea whole raft of problems. One of the first things I look at is the consumptionof soda inks. It's a key thing. I look at also the consumption of specific foods. Wehad a patient only about four or five days ago now. A lady brought me this boy abouteight years old with major behavioral problems, incredible behavioral problems. I had himin my room here. He was pulling all the books off the shelves. He was banging my guitarand he was grabbing some plants I've got and