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Infectious Diseases

Yeast infections in children

05/05/2005

Question:

My daughter is 8 years old, she had a sinus infection about a week ago and was put on antibiotics. I niticed she was itiching her private part 3 days after she began to take the antibiotic. When I asked her if she had a rash she said no.Two days later she complained being very itchy, when I checked her I noticed white cheesy discharge, can this be a yeast infection from taking antibiotics?

Answer:

Antibiotics can cause yeast infections and can present in this manner.

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Response by:

Pamposh   Kaul, MD Pamposh Kaul, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati