My understanding is that I passed it to her during pregnancy and/or birth and then it was further exacberated by Antibiotics I gave to her for ear "infections". (I'm much wiser now) As far as clearing it up, I've heard of people using oral anit-fungals for children but my doc doesn't recommend that because of how taxing they can be on the liver. The protocol we're following is the anti-candida diet (no sugar, wheat, dairy etc.) with a few differences like we use brown rice on few occasions as well as a few lentils. In addition, the supplements are important, calcium/mag, high count probiotics, a good multi & Lots of water.