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Alyssa - posted on 09/25/2009
It looks like a coating of milk that can't be rubbed off...if you are bfing chances are you have it also. Gentian Violet is the best way to treat it naturally although it can stain it's quick and effective. Just rub some 1% gentian violet solution on your nipples and let him suck 1 time a day. That's it.
Kathryn - posted on 09/25/2009
If its in his mouth then it looks like a white coating on his tounge. He may also get little blisters on the inside of his cheeks. My daughter had it when she was like 3 weeks old. Luckily is wasnt that bad, but some babys refuse to eat because it is so painful for them. I got dactarin oral gel to put in my daughters mouth, it was orange flavoured and she didnt mind getting it put on.
Christina - posted on 09/25/2009
The mouth has a white coating to it ...that you cant rub off:(- I tired acidophilus and it helped a lil bit... Our Dr tired Nystatin no luck then the Dr said to try Gensinviolet (anticeptic/ antifungal) you can get it with out a prescription and man did that work. Now you put it on twice a day on a Qtip, do that for 3 days - not any longer and it will clear it up and fast. The down side to this is that it will stain your lil guys mouth purple and any thing else it comes in contact with. If you are concerned you can talk to your Dr and check this out on line. But the sooner the better, things can get super bad with in a week or two. Good luck and let us know how it goes:)-
Carolyn - posted on 09/25/2009
As the other Mothers said, don't take antibiotics for thrush as they often cause it! Often if it is in the mouth (white on the tongue that doesn't wipe off like milk does) it will be in thier bowels too so I've always used a canistan (antifungal) cream and Nilstat drops for internal. If you are breast feeding you can use the drops directly on your breasts after each feed or use creams but remember to wash them off before each feed then re-apply after.
Acidophilus combats thrush well as well, and try to avoid yeast in both your diets while he has it.
Fallon - posted on 09/25/2009
The white coating in the mouth can look kind of flaky..my oldest had it and passed it on to me..he got the treatment and I just toughed it out..if youre breast feeding and don't want to take antibiotics putting hot packs on your breasts and just nursing very often will help you get over it...but mean while every time baby latches on it will feel kind of like your chest is on an electric fence...not pleasant at all...but bearable..I got over it with no antibiotics.
Ally - posted on 09/25/2009
If he has thrush all you need to do is give him acidophiles (the good bacteria in yogurt to kill yeast infection) It can be found in the refrigerator in the organic section at the supermarket or in tablet form in the vitamin aisle. If you get the tablet form, simply crush it up and put it in his mouth. The thrush will disappear like magic. I used this when the nystatin the doctor prescribed did not work. Do not get antibiotics. And in the future google home remedies for advice. You won't believe all the good advice you will get without having to go to the doctor and get antibiotics.
Amber - posted on 09/25/2009
my daughter had this not long ago! best bet would be to get him to the dr if you susspect it! they will give him antibiotics! if he does have thrush make sure you steralize all of his toys, teething rings, pacifiers, bottle, everything his mouth has cam in touch with! if you are b/f you will also be treated! good luck!!!!!!
Lydia - posted on 09/25/2009
it makes the flesh look all red and inflamed. If it looks meaty and he is really uncomfortable when there is any contact with the area then get to the chemist and get some steroid cream (talk to the pharmacist about what they recommend first). It takes the worst of it straight away. Also get him a daily dose of natural yoghurt (even if itsonly small) it will help with the thrush too and hopefully keep it out of the urinary tract :)