Thrush

Tiffany - posted on 07/23/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone! I'm desperate and hoping someone out there knows something that can help us! My 7 week old baby developed a case of thrush (the dr thinks it was from the mastitis antibiotics I was taking) and we were prescribed Nystatin for it. We started giving her the 1 ml prescribed dose, but she would throw everything up. So our dr told us just to paint it in her mouth. Regardless, the medicine makes her so gassy that she is literally screaming in pain. The dr says this is normal, but there MUST be someone out there who has been through something similar and found something helpful for them!



Thank you!

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Tiffany - posted on 07/26/2009

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Thanks for all the responses everyone! That does help. We had been painting her mouth and she was still absolutely miserable. I'm talking screaming for hours because her tummy was hurting so bad. And baby Tylenol and gas drops wouldn't help much at all. So, we stopped giving her the Nystatin and the next day, she was totally back to her old self. I'm thinking about just letting the thrush run its course, but if some of these other suggestions work, I might try them. Emma--do you mean like putting Canestin in her mouth? I was using it on my nipples to prevent us giving it back and forth, but I have never heard of putting Canestin in the mouth. And do you mean giving honey for the thrush? I've read that there is a risk of babies getting botulism from honey, but I've read several people saying they used it to treat thrush. I've also heard of people using a baking soda paste. Anyone have any experience with these?

Jessica - posted on 07/24/2009

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My son had thrush when he was a newborn. I painted the meds in his mouth, and made sure to clean his mouth after feedings. He had the same problems with eating. I gave him gas drops constantly to help with the gas, and the dr told me to try tylenol to help with his pain. It lasted a couple weeks, and was very hard. there really isn't that much more you can do for them when they have that. Poor babies. Hope she gets to feeling better.

Emma - posted on 07/24/2009

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have you tried giving her the thrush cream like caneston instead huni that what i used for my 3 kids and they all got it best stuff works on her nappy rash and dribble rash as well great stuff

Samantha - posted on 07/24/2009

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My daughter had Thrush a couple of weeks after she was born and the medicine did the exact same thing. I figured she wasn't getting any medicine because she would throw it up. I started painting it in her mouth and after a little bit it started to go away. Thrush is not fun. My daughter could not eat and her mouth was so painful for her. I hope your little girl gets through it soon.

Good luck.

Samantha - posted on 07/24/2009

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My daughter had Thrush a couple of weeks after she was born and the medicine did the exact same thing. I figured she wasn't getting any medicine because she would throw it up. I started painting it in her mouth and after a little bit it started to go away. Thrush is not fun. My daughter could not eat and her mouth was so painful for her. I hope your little girl gets through it soon.

Good luck.

Tiffany - posted on 07/23/2009

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Thanks for the encouragement, Miriam! We're leaning towards doing that, too. It's been a week and a half and she has been like this every day. It's so hard to see her in so much pain and not be able to do anything to help her. So, I think our next option will be to just let it run its course. Thank you!

Miriam - posted on 07/23/2009

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Hi,

my son had thrush for a couple of months from being on the bottle. we were prescribed a cream by our doctor and that helped a little. but in the end we just had to wait for it to go away on it's own, and make sure we cleaned his bottles really well

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