Can Male Babies Get Yeast Infections
Yeast overgrowth and irritation can happen to girls and boys. Both circumcised and intact (uncircumcised) boys can experience yeast infections. Find help identifying and treating yeast overgrowth on a child’s penis here. Treatment is easy, and circumcision is unnecessary.
What Causes Babies To Get A Yeast Infection?
The moist environment of a dirty diaper can easily cause a yeast infection – especially if there’s already an untreated diaper rash. Babies taking antibiotics and breastfed babies whose mothers are on antibiotics are also more susceptible to yeast infections. That’s because antibiotics kill the good bacteria in the body that keep yeast in check.
Does A Yeast Infection Indicate A Boy Or Girl?
Yeast infections in the vagina and surrounding area are common in girls and women. In fact, it’s estimated that about 75 percent of all females will get a yeast infection at some point. The infection usually isn’t serious, but can be bothersome. Symptoms often include itching, burning, and a clumpy white discharge.