Real-life Thrush Cures?

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  1. Habby profile image60
    Habbyposted 12 years ago

    I just finished reading a handful of hubs about thrush and have even shot off an email to a friend whose son had thrush.  But I thought I'd also ask here in the forum, "Do any of you have real-life cures for thrush?"  My son now has it for the third time in five months, and I am breastfeeding and also have an infection.  Eek!  Please help!!

  2. Wendy Krick profile image66
    Wendy Krickposted 12 years ago

    No, But I think I would try Yogurt. Because Yogurt is good for yeast infections and I am pretty sure that Thrush is a form of yeast? If you are breast feeding you could eat some yogurt. ~ Just a thought.

  3. megs78 profile image59
    megs78posted 12 years ago

    I used Gentian Violet and it worked like a charm.  You can get it from your pharmacist without a prescription and it is not expensive. I had already tried a prescription from the doc before gentian violet and it did not work.  This product works.  the only downside is the color and that you have to be careful not to stain clothes with it.  Check it out.

  4. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 12 years ago

    Any yoghurt that has Acidolpylis in it smile

    Plus eliminate all sugar products from your diet,at least until you see some improvement.

    The latter I found soooo hard , so good luck smile

  5. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago

    Fresh natural yoghurt applied to the area should do it. If the thrush is 'down there' add some conde's crystals to the bath water (potassium permanganate). It turns the water purple and leaves a brown stain on the skin, but its great for nappy rash in babies too.

  6. megs78 profile image59
    megs78posted 12 years ago

    just to be clear, gentian violet is for the baby's mouth.  you apply it to the inside of his lips or wherever the thrush is in his mouth with a cotton swab.  im telling you it works wonders.

    1. Habby profile image60
      Habbyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      megs78, I read about possible carcinogenic properties with gentian violet.  What do you think/hear about this?

  7. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago

    Gentian violet should do the trick.
    According to wikipedia:
    "It is generally considered safe for use on children and breastfeeding  mothers. It has even been applied to the mouth and lips of premature infants, and has a long history of safe use".

    There is some mention about cancer causing in lab rats after being fed animals that had been fed gentian violet, but I'd ignore that. Sounds like someone had too much time on their hands and a budget to spend.

    1. Habby profile image60
      Habbyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      IzzyM, your second paragraphy gave me a good laugh.  I needed that today!  You are a funny, funny gal!

  8. megs78 profile image59
    megs78posted 12 years ago

    nowadays, scientists will tell you everything can give you cancer!  you will only use it a couple of times on your baby, i wouldnt worry about it, but if you are concerned, ask your doctor or pharmacist.  iused it on my son after antibiotics didnt work (used them 3 separate times).  Finally after one treatment with gentian violet, the thrush cleared up.  I actually saw results after one day.  i hope this helps and i hope it works for you.  take care

    1. Habby profile image60
      Habbyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for checking back in about this.  I'm gonna check it out and look forward to it clearing up!  Thanks so much!!

  9. megs78 profile image59
    megs78posted 12 years ago

    just a quick side note:  wear breastpads after breastfeeding your son if you have treated him with gentian violet because it will stain the inside of his mouth and turn your nipples purple for awhile.  People will probably be curious as to why he has a purple mouth, but its actually kind of cute.

  10. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 12 years ago

    Appreciated  Izzy's post on Condys Crystals and found this lil website to further support the use of the crystals-to avoid staining etc. It has simple steps ,which I found very helpful.

  11. weeyo profile image59
    weeyoposted 12 years ago

    Another vote for gentian violet.  Both my girls had thrush and took a round of Nystatin that did nothing for their thrush.  Changed over to gentian violet and it cleared right up!


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