What does Candida In kids look like? Aren’t the symptoms the same for kids as they are for adults? Well, yes, the symptoms may be the same. However, there are a few differences that parents need to know about.
I’ve previously written about Candida Gut. Kids can have it too.
Candida In Kids May Look A Bit Different Than In Adults
|Exhaustion||Often irritable Unhappy, hard to please|
|Craving sweets||Symptoms worsen in damp conditions|
|Loss of sex drive||Seems unwell yet doctors do not find anything wrong|
|Chronic sinus and allergy issues||Recurrent ear problems|
|Skin and Nail Infections||Crown of the head and other “eczema” type skin rashes|
|Hormonal imbalance||Colicky longer than 3 months|
|Urinary Tract Infections||Oral Thrush|
|Jock Itch||Frequent and heavy diaper rash|
|Digestive Problems||Learning & behavior issues|
Kids can be a bit more difficult to figure out in terms of Candida. They only know they don’t feel good, but they may not be able to verbalize the problem.
Parents can easily miss the Candida connection, because they look at each symptom as a separate issue. It’s really important to “connect the dots”, because all the symptoms may be pointing to just one source.
Why Does It Matter If Candida In Kids Is Diagnosed?
First of all, How uncomfortable will your kid be if you ignore the symptoms? It could be pretty nasty and uncomfortable.
Let’s go a bit deeper. What if your kid has three of the symptoms above? Perhaps she has recurrent ear infections, lots of diaper rash, and is unhappy most of the time. It would be easy to treat each issue as an individual ailment. If these are all tied to Candida, you can get to the core reason of these symptoms. THEN you can eliminate all three symptoms in one swoop.
In addition, other health problems may develop that don’t necessarily look like Candida infection:
- New sensitivities
- Food intolerances: dairy, eggs, corn, and gluten
First Steps Toward Controlling Kids’ Candida
Candida Overgrowth (outbreaks) typically happens in the digestive tract/mouth. Other places where Candida appears are on the skin, in ear canals, and sinus cavities.
Be Aware Of Settings That Kick Off Candida Overgrowth
Antibiotics – can kill off the beneficial bacteria that keeps Candida in check, antibiotic resistance can develop too. When antibiotics are necessary, supplement with probiotic foods like unsweetened yogurt
Oral Corticosteroids – inhalers tend to change the beneficial flora of the mouth, Candida can kick off. Rinsing the mouth or swishing coconut oil after using inhalers can help.
Limit Sugar Intake: Juice, sugar in baby food, yogurt, baby snacks, fruit drinks, desserts and sweet bakery products
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