Baby & Thrush??

February 27th, 2012 by Emily
baby thrush
by LindaH

Question: Baby & Thrush??
My poor tiny DD who is 2 months old has thrush, we went to the ped, and he wrote a script for an oral medication that she needs to be on for 15 days….at first within a few days it looked SOOOO much better, but now we are on day 9 and it looks bad again! It spread to her lips! Anyone else’s baby have thrush? If so, how did you get rid of it and how long did it take to get rid of???!!

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Answer by Crystal
I have heard that when you do the laundry to wash it normally, but to add a cup of white vinegar to the water while washing… it supposedly kills the yeast…

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7 Comments on “Baby & Thrush??”

  1. mommyof3 says:

    Hi, the medication that the pediatricians give never work. Go to any drug store and ask for gentian violet. It is purple and you take a q-tip and rub it all inside her mouth and on her lips-and wherever the thrush is. You will do that once a day for 5 days. It will stain her mouth purple for the time you are using it but it does kill the thrush. Be sure to use a bib cause it was also stain her clothes.

  2. Natasha S says:

    my doctor told me to give my 6 week old yogurt two times a day it never came back

  3. littlelins1 says:

    My little sweetheart had thrush at 2 months also. The medicine (Nystatin) cleared it right up. She wasnt on it that long though. She only had to take it for 10 days. We didnt have any trouble with it returning though.

    Are you breastfeeding or bottle feeding? If you are breast feeding you can get the yeast infection on your nipples and pass it back to her. I think they can prescribe a cream for you to use to get rid of it on your nipples.

    We were bottle feeding when she got it.

    If you are bottle feeding, how are you washing her bottles? We wash them by hand in hot water with Dawn with bleach, then sanitize them with one of the microwave sanitizers.

    How long do you use bottles once you make them? The formula says it is only good for an hour after mixing. That is because bacteria from her mouth grow in the bottle and on the nipple after an hour.

    I hope that helps. I could tell she was misrible when she had it.

  4. Twins Mom says:

    My twin daughter had thrush a few months back. We would use a piece of guaze or a little wash cloth moistened with so of the medicine to wipe out as much of it as we could. Then we would put some in their cheeks. Do it after they eat – it’s a topical drug that is not absorbed by the body, so it needs to stay in the mouth as much as possible. Also boil the pacifiers and nipples often. Once the thrush is gone you may want to buy all new ones. It took our girls almost a month. One of my daughters ended up on a med. that was absorded by the body because we coukdn’t get rid of it and it was going into her throut and making her hoarse.

  5. howdesdoit says:

    Give a very small amount of plain unsweetened yogurt, I would also try and get organic since she’s so young, put it in her mouth a couple times a day. Don’t feed it to her, you just want to get it in her body and it will balance out her body and kill the yeast. Also, gentian violet from Walgreens or any drugstore is about $2.50 and works great. It will stain everything in sight, so be careful, but it works in just a few days. If you are breastfeeding also you need to eat yogurt and put violet on your nipples. Make sure it is plain and unsweetened. The kind with sugar and fruit will make it worse as the yeast (thrush) feeds on sugar.

  6. arobe80 says:

    My son had it twice and it was a pain to get rid of. The medication they gave me said to put a drop on each side of his mouth. Yeah right! It was hard enough just getting it in. I ended up putting it on a cotton swab and wiping his entire mouth with it. Also, remember to wash all bottles and nipples. I even put the medication on the nipples before feeding my son. If you are breast feeding you need to clean yourself with soapy water. It also wouldn’t hurt to was all the toys your baby may chew on.

    Good luck!

  7. jess says:

    Keep applying the medication. wash mouth out after each feeding to ensure that the excess is not laying in the cheeks and so on. also an idea you could try is apply some of the oral meds to a q-tip and rub it in the inner cheeks and lips.

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