Thank you everyone for your help! I am the only one in the house that is veget. (trying to go vegan). Although my daughter doesn't eat a great deal of meat, she loves diary and is a huge sweet tooth. I will try eliminating some things first and then try other suggestions. I just feel so horrible for her. As a mom you try to cure everything and make it better...and this is one of those times that I feel helpless. I appreciate all your thoughts and helpful information. If I have any other questions, I will post them. Thanks again everyone!
I just came to the forum to look and see if anyone had any information about yeast infections. I have never had one, but am showing all the symptoms. I'm wondering if it has to do with some increased sugar/bread intake? I know that I am not drinking enough water, so I am going to start doing more of that today. I have also heard to drink a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in water and loading up on cranberry juice? Has anyone tried these methods or know if they work? It's hard to find good information out there and if I can avoid going to the gynecologist for a prescription, I'd like to try these remedies first.
I also had chronic yeast infections and it got old really quick. I talked to my Dr. who practices half western medicine and half holistic and she told me to try Boric Acid suppositories. I haven't had one since. I did this before I went vegan and it worked great so if your daughter isn't vegan it still works.
Kristi - as a kid who ended up with systemic Candidia that then led to a host of other serious chronic health issues by age 18, I really encourage you take action now with your daughter's diet. Between the junk and sugar I ate and the antibiotics I was on for various things growing up, I developed a serious problem. I would think there is a strong possiblity that this is an early warning sign that there is something going on systemically in her body that will progress. Using the topical suggestions are all great, but that will just eradicate the symptoms she is having at present - you need to address whatever the imbalance is in her body as well. I would highly recommend taking her to a naturopathic doctor who has experience treating yeast. The only thing that will get rid of this will be to not only do the topical, but to radically address her diet - it will be hard - for her and you - but for her to have this problem at age 12 makes me think its not just going to go away for the rest of her life but there is instead a really big chance it will continue and evolve into other issues.