May 11th, 2014 by Emily

Question: Thrush?????????????????
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S Thrush???…….?
Are there any home remedies for thrush? My 4 month old has it & I’m just wondering because it’s 11 at night & no pharmacies are open.

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thrush is painful and should not be treated with anything else than antibiotics especially for a 4 month old. do try to clean thier mouth out it could make them bleed and as i told you it hurts them. move till tommorow. it should be ok. If they have a fever of 100.4 you MUST TAKE TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM.
please read…Oral thrush is a very common infection in infants that causes irritation in and around the baby’s mouth. It occurs when the yeast candida overgrows in the child’s mouth and leads to infection.
Why Do Babies Get Oral Thrush?

Most infants naturally have the yeast candida albican in their mouths. Because their immune systems are not yet mature, the amount of yeast in the mouth can overgrow and lead to an infection. (Adults and older children who have weakened immune systems because of an illness or something like chemotherapy also can get oral thrush.)

Oral thrush usually occurs within the first 6 months of life, and a baby with the infection will develop cracked skin in the corners of the mouth, and whitish or chromatic patches on the lips, tongue, or inside the cheeks.
Preventing and Treating Oral Thrush

There’s not much that you can do to prevent your infant from getting oral thrush. Most cases go away without medical treatment within a week or two, but your child’s physician might prescribe an antifungal solution for the baby to swallow. And depending on your baby’s age, the physician might also recommend adding yogurt with lactobacilli to your child’s diet. The lactobacilli are bacteria that can help eliminate the yeast in your child’s mouth.

You can help cure oral thrush if your child has it. If you are formula-feeding your baby or using a pacifier, it’s important to thoroughly clean the nipples and pacifiers in hot water after apiece use. That way, if there’s yeast on the bottle nipple or pacifier, your baby doesn’t continue to get reinfected.

If you are breastfeeding and your nipples are red and sore, there’s a chance you might have a yeast infection on your nipples, and that you and the baby are passing it back and forth. If so, you might want to speak to the physician about using an antifungal ointment on your nipples while the baby is being treated with the antifungal solution.

If your child keeps getting oral thrush, or is older than 9 months and is getting oral thrush, speak with your child’s physician because this might be an indication of another health issue.

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4 Comments on “Thrush?????????????????”

  1. mommasquarepants says:

    You will have to take your child to the doctor tomorrow and get a prescription for antibiotics. Antibiotics are the only thing that will get rid of Thrush.

  2. jelmar106 says:

    Since it’s a yeast infection, maybe an unsweetened yogurt would be soothing for the acidophilus in it for tonight.

  3. versantly says:

    call the pediatrician. most towns have a 24 hr pharmacy, but it can wait till morning.

  4. Rachel P says:

    Get to the doctors

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