(Closed) Dealing with thrush

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
638 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

Ugh. I’m so sorry! Warren and i dealt with this for 2-3 months early this year. I tend to be more of a homeopathic person so you can keep that in mind as you read what we did.

A. The doctors prescribe something – but it has sugar in it so the kids will like it and sugar is supposedly a no-no for fighting thrush. So it maybe be helpful for you – but not for baby. I tried this on Warren and it didn’t get rid of it. Of course everyone has their opinion on whether it works or not. I forget what it’s called but it’s the most common thing used for yeast – prescribed in a cream for diaper rash as well.

B. Clean paci’s and toys etc often until it’s gone. I actually would only let Warren play with a small number of toys so it was easier for me to keep them clean.

C. Probiotics is helpful in fighting yeast. I ate yogurt. Warren was luckily 6 months so I started giving him some plain orgnaic (Stonyfield) yogurt as well. I also bought probiotics. I would actually mix the child probiotics with 2-3 drops of water to make a paste and used a q-tip to apply it just inside his lips. (also mixed it in with his cereal)

D. A mixture of water/vinegar is helpful. You can use this on your nipples. I also used a q-tip to apply to the spots in Warren’s mouth. I ended up using strait vinegar (I WAS SO OVER THRUSH) and he didn’t mind it.

E. Try to limit the sugar in your diet. As yeast thrives on sugar

F. There’s also something called gentian violet that some people rave about as a one time fix but it also stains easily and I was too lazy to research and try it. Plus there’s mixed opinions.

Like I said we dealt with it for a while. It’d be almost gone and then show back up. So be very viligant until you’re sure it’s gone ๐Ÿ™‚ I think a mixture of the pribitics and vinegar is what finally worked for me.

Oh yeah – I’M NOT A DOCTOR ๐Ÿ™‚ Just a mom who googled tons and tried every I could to treat the thrush ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 4
1240 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oddly enough, I just got diagnosed with thrush Tuesday. But mine stems from when I went to the dentist about 2 months ago, I had 4 hours worth of novocaine. And was forced to eat soft foods for about a week. Soft sugary yeasty foods. I lost the feeling in my tongue. I didn’t know it was because of that, I thought it was because my dentist had hit a nerve. 

My dr just gave me nystatin. But I also have to swallow it because it could be down my throat.

Post # 5
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

In the NICU we have had good luck with using a long course of Nilstat (oral and to the diaper area for the baby and on nipples after feeding for you). We are super vigilant about applying it to baby and having mom apply after each and every feeding.

Post # 7
1240 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@firsttimemom: I would think so. Might want to look into tea tree oil as well. Or apple cider vinegar. If you could put some in a shot class, it has to be the real thing, and then lean forward over the shot glass, line the glass up with your nipple, and lay back and let it work for a bit.

I also found this. 


my friend used the first one (the violet) and it didn’t work for her. 


Edit: you can also put the nystatin on your nipple too

Post # 8
423 posts
Helper bee

I dealt with this for about 2 months…it seemed to go away in Kayla’s mouth with the Nystatin pretty easily, but I kept up with the medicine for the whole time.  It seemed to be tougher to get rid of in me!  I used Lotrimin on my nipples after every feeding and didn’t need to wipe clear at the next one since there was enough time for it to soak in.  I also towards the end did the water/vinegar on my nipples and taking probiotic pills which seemed to help.  But I can’t say if it was those things or just the end of the infection! ๐Ÿ™‚  Good luck!!

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