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Cures For Thrush In Babies
Will rubbing a pee-soaked diaper on an infant's face and/or tongue cure him of thrush and baby acne?
Not advisable: There is much folklore surrounding the use of urine as a cure-all, but little evidence of any benefit. Urine should be sterile and not cause disease, but there are much better treatments for both oral thrush and acne. Baby acne does not need treatment and will go away on its own. Benzoyl peroxide is far more effective for treatment of adult acne. ...Read more
Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more
No: Thrush is an infection caused by a fungus (sometimes called yeast) this type of infection is common in babies because their immune system is still developing. Fungal infections are common in warm moist areas like the mouth, diaper area (especially the creases) and folds of skin such as under the neck. It is not related to type of formula. Antibiotic use can increase yeast infections. ...Read more
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When do babies outgrow thrush, baby 17 weeks on nystatin since 2 months, and she still has some thrush. Been using vinegar solution?
Should have resolved:
If Nystatin oral suspension was given at appropriate dose (1-2 ml four times daily) then must consider:
1. Incorrect diagnosis
2. Re infection from someone else
3. Underlying health problem eg immunity
if not already done, child should be re evaluated by her pediatrician and or dermatologist. ...Read more
Not exactly...: Young babies can get thrush, which is just an overgrowth of candida yeast. Candida is a normal part of us, and grows on our bodies (on every one of us). Young babies' bodies are more prone to getting an overgrowth of Candida... but are not truly getting thrush from their milk, regardless of whether or not they are getting Candida from their milk. ...Read more
If my baby had oral thrush at the time of a buccal swab paternity test. Could it produce a false negative result?
Possibly: Although doubt it will have much influence on the test, wait for the results and if they are equivocal in any way have it repeated. ...Read more
Rx Meds: For infants with oral thrush we usually prescribe a suspension of an anti yeast medicine called nystatin. This kills the yeast on contact like a weed killer, so applying it to the areas with a q-tip can speed the fix. An old time remedy has been gentian violet, but it is exceedingly messy & I had one kid develop airway complications after home use so I don't recommend it. ...Read more
Recurrent thrush: It can happen. Make sure you sterilize the baby's bottle and nipples after washing the bottles with soap and water. If you are breast feeding make sure you wash your breasts with soap and water before and after each feeding. If you are breast feeding and you have a rash or your breasts are itching, consult your doctor. You may to apply medication to your breasts. ...Read more
If I had thrush as a premature baby what does that mean? What is thrush? And how do I know if I still have it or if it came back?
Thrush: This is a yeast infection on the mucous membranes inside your mouth. It is not uncommon in infants, perhaps more-so in premies. The organisms lives in all of our intestinal tracts and produces infection when the conditions are right for it. Antibiotic use, diabetes, steroids, immune deficits, etc. All may tend to promote it, but rather than thrush you're more likely to get vaginitis. ...Read more
How would you know if baby has an oral thrush? Mine, always sticking his tongue out? Could that be a sign.? I'm just scared he got thrush.
Oral thrush?: Thrush is common in infants and occurs because the immune system needs to mature. On examination, the baby will have white plaque like lesions on the inner cheeks, roof of mouth, or on gums. The whitish material isn't easy to remove with a wet cloth. If you are breastfeeding, the infection can transfer to the mother's breast causing a tingling feeling or discomfort. Seek medical attention. ...Read more
I have oral thrush and my baby does not have oral thrush; can I still give her my breastmilk; will it transfer through my breastmilk to her?
Absolutely breast: Oral thrush cannot transfer through to your baby, so you are fine there. Many women with oral thrush, however, develop yeast elsewhere, so be attentive to your nipples/areolas. If they are tender, cracked or bleeding may also have yeast there. If so, use the same medicine if you are on the liquid med for your thrush and paint your nipples with it. This is safe to do as you continue breast feeding! ...Read more
How long does thrush take to run course without meds if mild case. Baby 5 mths. Disappears with meds but comes back 2 days off meds. No inhalers?
Thrush: Can be recurrent in babies. Try changing nipples of baby bottles and soothers. This can help resolve the issue. ...Read more
Tips + Rx: If you have thrush you can rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Use a soft toothbrush on your teeth. Consider taking probiotics like lactobacillus acidophilus. You can also drink kefir or eat yogurts that have live probiotic cultures. Avoid eating excessive sugar. See your physician for prescription antifungal medication. ...Read more
Antifungals: Antifungal topical treatment such as nystatin (mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches dissolve in mouth are the initial treatment for thrush. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole (diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. There are no so called natural cures. ...Read more
Thrush: It can take several weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: Often time the baby & mom will 'ping pong' the infection back &forth especially if the mom has any cracks on the nipples. Often times the knowledgable physician will treat both mom & babe. Sometimes because the pediatrician will not write a prescription for the mom, & woman's ob/gyn will not write a script without a visit, and then sometimes not even then. Family drs. Don't have this problem. ...Read more
Thrush: Your pediatrician is the best person to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
Is my pumped milk no good to give my baby after I pumped with thrush. I froze it so I will be giving it later?
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