thrush

Fiona - posted on 01/08/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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does anyone have any suggestings on how to get rid of thrush... i have tried everything... the cream, 3 different types of over the counter pills, 4 different types of prescription pills and nothing seems to work... it keeps coming back... please help.. it has been goin on for almost 2 yrs now after the birth of my 2nd daughter... HELP...

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Kathy - posted 5 days ago

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I have never seen my father- When I was 3 or 4 years old, a couple came to our house and wanted me to blow in their baby's mouth- I heard them ask my grandmother, who asked them to leave immediately. This was a very traumatic experience for me- I've never forgotten that day when I began to think that something was wrong with ME ! Shame on any of you who believe this junk !! I am 67 years old-

Kameisha - posted on 01/23/2010

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My son had thrush as a baby & the dr had me get some kind of q-tip looking thing from a medical supply company. I dont remember the name of it since its been 12 yrs but if u go to a medical supply company u can tell them what the symptoms are and they will give u what u need. It doesnt stain but the child will try to such on it which is ok because it has a bubble gum or candy taste for the child.

Thuso - posted on 01/22/2010

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check you sugar. maybe you have diebetes coz i have found that if you are diabetic you tend to get that a lot

Martha - posted on 01/22/2010

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Go to the store and get Gentian Violet. Thrush is a type of yeast infection. The doctor had me put this on a Q-tip and swab the inside of my twins' mouths. It is purple and will stain anything it touches but it works!

MaryRuth - posted on 01/21/2010

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Pamela - posted on 01/21/2010

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My son had the thrush at about 18 months..this is an old wise or wives tale (which ever they call it) that I was wasn't too sure about til I did it and it worked...I kept taking him to the doctor...3 weeks and 3 different meds later..the thrush went through to his diaper area and he could not wear diapers, solid red whelps everywhere his diaper touched..at my wits end I went for the tale..and NO I'm not crazy, this REALLY worked in 2 days. My story...my sister-in-law told me about and gave me the phone # to a lady that had never seen her real dad, I was told that, me being his mother, I was not allowed to talk to the lady;phone or at her house. My mom called her for me. She said to come to her house and for me not to speak at all, I couldn't even thank her. When we got there my mom did all the talking. She was a very nice lady. She got my son and said they would be right back. They went in the house and in about 1-2 mins. they came back outside. She told me to take him home and not to worry about it any more that he would be better in 2 days. In 2 days, just like she said, he did not have one single blimish on his bottom and the thrush in his mouth was completely gone. NO LIE! I have always believed in wise/wives tales since then. Now I'm not sure what the lady did, and I don't think I want to know, thats my baby boy, but I have heard that they blow in their mouth. It has to be a lady that has never seen her real dad, and she cannot hear the mothers voice. I also had a great uncle that could charm warts off of people..he actually charmed them off of my boyfriend at the time...as well as my mom when she was little. Good luck..and I hope this helps. Never second guess wise/wives tales...they Really do work:) God Bless:)

Fiona - posted on 01/20/2010

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thank you everyone for your advise... i went to the doc again..(this time a different one) and she took a swab and my results came back with a very very rare topical thrush which i have to get pessereys specially ordered and made for me... then sent from the compound chemist to my house... so much hassle but i hope it finally fixes it... thanks again for your help...

Colleen - posted on 01/13/2010

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I assume you are the one with the thrush? Probiotics help to balance your system and alleviate thrush. Watch what you eat and stay away from things containing high amounts of sugar, even natural sugars like grapes, peas etc. If you use g-strings, bin them and rather stick to the good old granny knickers.....this prevents bacteria being pulled from your back end to your front end, so to speak. You can also try sitting in a shallow bath of warm water to which you add 6 drops of tea tree oil. Suck and blow the water in and out of your body (if you know what I mean). This helps alleviate the itch. It's not good to do too often though as it can dry out your natural lubrication which is necessary.

The tampon and natural yoghurt method as explained by one of the other girls on here also helps with the itching.

I had a bad bout of re-occuring thrush before I had children and after trying loads of things I eventually ended up going on a Candida Albicans diet which cleared mine up nicely. I then also bombed my g-strings and took probiotics daily for about 6 months..... 9 years later, it hasn't returned to haunt me.

Hope you get sorted.

Yvonne - posted on 01/12/2010

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Quoting Fiona:

thrush

does anyone have any suggestings on how to get rid of thrush... i have tried everything... the cream, 3 different types of over the counter pills, 4 different types of prescription pills and nothing seems to work... it keeps coming back... please help.. it has been goin on for almost 2 yrs now after the birth of my 2nd daughter... HELP...


 

Ella - posted on 01/12/2010

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Complementary and other threatments

There is also a range of alternative or complementary treatments for thrush. Not all of these treatments are supported by research, but many women find them useful. Complementary treatments tend to be most effective when used as soon as you begin to notice the symptoms of thrush.

Calendula

Calendula (from marigold flowers) is both anti-fungal and soothing. Calendula pessaries for thrush are available at some health food stores. Calendula cream or gel may be helpful if applied directly on the irritated area outside of your vagina. Do not put a cream or gel into your vagina unless it says on the package that it is safe to use internally.

Garlic

Garlic has strong antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, and may help stop thrush in some women. Peel a clove of garlic (be careful not to nick it), wrap it in muslin, to make sure you can remove it, and insert it into your vagina. Leave the garlic in overnight. Be prepared to smell quite strongly of garlic while you are using this treatment.

Tea tree oil

Some women find tea tree oil helpful in stopping thrush. Its effectiveness in fighting candida albicans is also supported by scientific studies. To use tea tree oil for thrush:

put tea tree oil on the tip of a tampon and insert it into your vagina
put tea tree on a panty liner or towel
dampen cotton wool with tea tree (mixed with water) and gently wipe around the vaginal area
Some health food stores carry ready-made tea tree oil pessaries and manuka oil salve (manuka is another type of tea tree). Look in the women�s health section or ask the sales assistant. Be aware that tea tree may sting at first, but it should stop after a short while.

Lactic acid wash

This is a relatively new product now available at larger chemists. The wash, to be used externally, contains lactic acid that helps maintain the natural pH balance in the vaginal area. This prevents yeast from taking hold. It can be used as a daily wash instead of soap, or as a treatment when you feel thrush may be developing.

Vinegar

Some women find vinegar can help stop thrush but, as with garlic, the smell is quite strong. Vinegar is acidic and may help restore the pH balance of the vaginal area to give the friendly bacteria a better chance of successfully fighting off yeast. Never use vinegar on its own � it must be diluted with water (1 tablespoon vinegar with 1 pint of water). You can also add acidophilus to the mixture (see yoghurt below). Use the mixture to gently wash the outside of your vagina or dip a tampon in it and insert it over night.

Yoghurt

Natural live yoghurt can be used in two ways to deal with thrush: eating it and/or inserting it into your vagina. The key is not the yoghurt itself but the bacteria, lactobacillus acidophilus, in the yoghurt. This helps the body maintain, or regain, its natural pH level and keeps yeast under control.

Eating yoghurt may help keep yeast levels low throughout the body, but particularly in the stomach and intestines. Because candida in the bowel can easily make its way to the vulva and vagina, keeping your digestive system clear of thrush may help prevent vaginal thrush.

Inserting yoghurt into your vagina may also help restore your vaginal pH balance, but there is less scientific support for this method. If you want to give it a try, put one teaspoon of yoghurt in an applicator, a plastic syringe or on a tampon, and insert it high into your vagina. Repeat this every night for a week. It is important that you use only unsweetened, plain, live yoghurt.

The active ingredient in this treatment, lactobacillus acidophilus, is also available at health food stores as a supplement on its own.

Taken from http://www.womenshealthlondon.org.uk...r...

Ella - posted on 01/12/2010

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take gliserien & goss...

put a single goss around our finger, dip it in the gliserien & the rub it on the trhrush areas - it work for my baby... be carefull that it wont go to your babys buttom -it will look like a rash.

clean every day 2 times

Adria - posted on 01/09/2010

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Do you have it or your daughter? Either way, I got thrush a couple times and treated both me and my daughter simultaneously. I took acidophillis pills, and washed my nipples with a diluted vinegar-water solution 3 times a day. For my daughter, I cleaned her cheeks with a warm, clean washcloth after every feeding, and she was given a prescription for Nystatin for 2 weeks. That seemed to do it. Good luck!

Nicola - posted on 01/09/2010

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natural yoghurt, cool it in the fridge and then insert some (soak a tampon in it even if that is easier) cover the outside too. get some acidopholus and take mountains of that. if you like the yokult products drink plenty of them. lots of water and rest.

to help with the hot itchy feeling, put some pads in the fridge (or even the freezer for a short time) and wear these to cool and soothe. you can even add some of the cooled yoghurt to them first.

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Wow, what did the dr say? Try something called Gentian Violet (you can put this in the mouth too), you can get it at most Walgreens, it works, but will stain the skin purple. Google natural thrush cures, you will also find tea tree oil which you can get at most health food stores including GNC. Have you tried giving her probiotics like the live cultures found in yogurt? How is your little one's immune system? Do they get put on antibiotics often?

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