We truly appreciate you reading our articles. This is the third installment in a three-part series on how to identify children affected by yeast infections. Previously, we discussed recognizing signs of yeast infections in females and males. Now, we focus on children. A child labeled as hyperactive or learning disabled might be misunderstood, when in reality, they might be dealing with pediatric yeast syndrome. Such children might exhibit multiple allergic reactions impacting them on various levels. These reactions to foods, chemicals, and preservatives might be connected to a Candida yeast infection. It’s been observed that some children might not need certain medications, especially if they are first evaluated for allergies and screened for Candida and yeast infections or SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). An essential aspect of treating Candida in children is reducing their sugar intake. One effective method is to substitute fruits for processed sweets and sugary drinks. Although fruits contain sugar, it’s not the same as the sugar found in candies or ice creams. Reducing a child’s sugar intake can significantly impact their behavior, given that certain foods can influence behavioral problems.
To identify if a child might have a yeast infection, it’s vital to consider their history. Questions such as when they were first prescribed antibiotics can offer clues about their health. Repeated antibiotic use can lead to a decline in a child’s health. One significant sign is a child’s strong craving for sugar. But it’s not just about the yearning for candies or sweets. The urge can also be for orange juice, sodas, dried fruits, and foods high in sugar content. Such cravings can lead to changes in behavior if not satisfied. Children consuming large quantities of fruit daily or those with recurring antibiotic prescriptions might have yeast problems. In some cases, the child’s living conditions, like cold, damp, or moldy environments, can contribute to their susceptibility. Medications, especially if consumed long-term, can also lead to yeast infections. The presence of recurring infections, whether in the gut, ear, nose, throat, respiratory, or sinus, can also be indicative of an underlying yeast issue.
It’s also worth noting that not all children with behavioral problems have a Candida infection. However, a considerable number do. A distinguishing feature could be the intensity of a child’s craving for certain foods. These cravings can sometimes dominate household dynamics. Addressing these cravings and related allergies can help manage behavioral issues in children.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post is for educational purposes only. It’s essential to consult with your healthcare professional before making any decisions regarding your health or treatment.