Do you know any homeopathic remedies for infant oral thrush.

Sara - posted on 01/05/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My baby has a mild case of oral thrush and it is going to be a few days until she can see her doctor. Do you know any homeopathic remedies I could try until she gets to see doc?

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MaCee - posted on 01/05/2010

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with my daughter the pediatrician caught it before i even noticed. they gave me nystatin to treat it, but it seemed pointless to use because she spit it out.

i let the thrush run it's course, and it went away on it's own.
: ) it's controversial, but it worked for me.
best of luck!

oh, i was also told NOT to wipe it off.
if you try it's likely they will bleed.

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Tammy - posted on 01/05/2010

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just a note on the not breastfeeding baby while having thrush is not a good idea as it can affect your milk supply and often docs will give this bit of misadvice, so long as you're both treated at the same time you should be fine. I really recommend seeing a lactation consultant before a doctor for breastfeeding troubles as doctors get no training in this area and what they know is what they learn on the job (most of the time, this does not apply to all docs of course, there are some knowledgeable ones out there, but not many). Lactation consultants have many great home remedies and advice to get rid of thrush.

Tammy - posted on 01/05/2010

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what about a vinegar/water solution? i believe it's 1tbsp vinegar to half a cup of water. My lc told me about this. Take a cotton swap and dip it in the solution and rub inside cheeks and tounge of baby. If you're nursing use a diff swab for each and rub on your nipples and let dry otherwise you and baby could just keep transfering it back and forth between each other. There is also genetian violet, it will turn baby's mouth and your nipples purple but it works. You can get that from a health food store.

Emilie - posted on 01/05/2010

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My daughter had thrush, the doctor perscribed Gentian Violet, it is an over the counter antiseptic, it is purple and it comes in a small bottle it costs about $2-$3 a bottle. Put a little on a cotton swab and swab the babys mouth with it. Be careful, it will stain every thing it gets on. It works very well on trush



also don't breastfeed while the baby has trush because it can spread to your nipples, and make sure to sterilize bottle and pacifiers because it will continue to introduce the bacteria to the babys mouth if the stuff is not sterilized.

Shanna - posted on 01/05/2010

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i jus used a wash cloth one of the babys its not as ruff as ours and jus everytime the baby is done eating go in there and wipe it that what i did wit both my boys it will go more away as u do it after every feeding i promise thats all the doctor told me to do

Amy - posted on 01/05/2010

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Quoting Melissa:

If you are breastfeeding you could try eating garlic, only one of my children ever developed thrush, I did not take him to the doctor just ate garlic and it went away in tree or four days. I can't say for sure that the garlic is what cleared it up but as long as it doesn't cause her to be excessively gassy it shouldn't hurt. You could put in a bulb or two in with a roast, throw some in spaghetti sauce etc. Hope she gets better quick!



i hear this works, but my friend's baby refused to nurse when she took garlic because he didn't like the milk taste with it. just to let you know. but i hear it does help.

Amy - posted on 01/05/2010

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for homeopathy - kali mur, phytolacca, borax if baby's mouth feels hot when nursing, .although i wouldn't personally do diflucan due to liver complications it can cause in baby -since that's probably what doc will do. :( .if you have an infant probiotic you can make a paste out of it with water and rub some on your nipples to help decrease yeast there and then baby will also get some of it when nursing. or you can put a bit of acidophilus powder in a bottle of water or milk. hope something works for you!

Melissa - posted on 01/05/2010

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If you are breastfeeding you could try eating garlic, only one of my children ever developed thrush, I did not take him to the doctor just ate garlic and it went away in tree or four days. I can't say for sure that the garlic is what cleared it up but as long as it doesn't cause her to be excessively gassy it shouldn't hurt. You could put in a bulb or two in with a roast, throw some in spaghetti sauce etc. Also tea tree oil will help kill the yeast you can put a couple drops in with your laundry if she passes it to you so your bra will not harbor the infection. As long as it dose not bother her too much you may be able to do nothing and it should clear up on it's own. Hope she gets better quick!

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im not sure if there is any but i do no that you are not supossed to wipe out the mouth , because it can end up making the tounge bleed, an it will make it hurt worse for your baby

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