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TAM_MOMMY
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9/9/06 12:04 A

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1 part bleach to 10 parts water means 1 ounce of bleach to 10 ounces of water or 1 cup of bleach to 10 cups of water, etc. Just keep the proportion.

When you are done using the bleach solution to clean the toys, you rinse the toys in hot clean water. I use running water to do this.

I hope his thrush goes away quick. Good Luck!

No matter what cleaner you use to clean the toys, I highly recommend that you rinse them well after you use the cleaner.

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9/8/06 7:03 P

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Well you were all right. I just got back from the doc and he said it is thrush and he prescribed the same medication you mentionned.

Now I am trying to figure out how to clean his toys. 1 part bleach to 10 parts water? I am not sure how much that is exactly. Is that 1 ounce of bleach or 1 cup etc....?

And isnt the bleach harmful to him because he will put these toys in his mouth again?

And how about that one new cleaner that says it is safe for kids? I think it is called "Anywhere" Clorox or something like that. maybe it is Lysol...hmmmm


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9/8/06 5:09 P

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Yup, it's most likely Trush! My daughter got that when she was about 5 months and that's exactly how it started. I just called the our ped. advice nurse and she called in a prescription for "Nystatin" to my local pharmacy and I picked it right up. I didn't even need to take her in. Thrush is very common and can be caused by a number of things.
I got rid of it by applying the medication to the inside of her cheeks and tongue 3 x's a day and would boil the nipples to her bottles once a day and it healed up quickly.



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9/8/06 4:19 P

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if your baby is taking antibiotics,theres possibiliy that thrush will also be present.

Try to give him mouth gel and put a small amount on your finger and rub all over his mouth.


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9/8/06 4:06 P

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It appeared a few days after his immunization shots. Could that be related? Also what is the best way to sterlize his toys? He puts everything in his mouth now including the remote controls in the house. UGH!
I clean them daily but I want to know how to sterlize them to kill the thrush.


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9/8/06 4:00 P

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i just posted a whole thing about it. it's just a bacteria that the babys body cant fight b/c the immune system isn't strong enough...

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9/8/06 3:59 P

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A thrush happens when there is a large amount of yeast that develops in the mouth of the baby. Humans have this in the genital area, the mouth and in the intestines which doctors call as Candida. This usually grows in warm environments are only noticeable when these white patches become visible.

What causes this to happen? Doctors have not yet been able to figure that out. Research has only proven that this is not passed from one baby to another and that some antibiotics that are used to treat the infant for bacteria may cause this overgrowth to happen.

Will this harm the baby in any way? The answer is no. The worse that can happen is that it will irritate the infant during feeding and if left untreated, could hurt more.

How can this be treated? thrush can be stopped using some medication such as Nystatin that should be applied on the mouth of the infant four times a day.

Can this recur? The answer is yes. This is because the yeast may be passed on the nipple of the mother and on toys and pacifiers that the baby uses. This can be avoided also by applying medicine on the nipple of the mother and sterilizing the things that are placed into the infant's mouth.

If this doesn't work, this is the only time that stronger medication prescribed by the doctor can be used on the baby. This doesn't happen often and should only be used for a short period of time.

Anything that the mother uses with the baby should also be washed or sterilized. This should be done using sunlight or anything that uses heat in the cleaning process. People who think freezing this will kill the germs are wrong because this will only return. Though some of these steps may take some time to do, it is worth it since this will prevent the yeast from coming back.

Can the mother also experience this problem? Yes. The symptoms are soreness, itching or a blistery sensation on the breast. This can also happen after undergoing antibiotic treatment. This can be remedied by applying a lotion on the nipple and having yogurt as part of one's diet.

The can also be prevented by washing the bras using hot water, exposing the breasts to direct sunlight a few minutes a day and changing the nursing pads after each feeding session.



Edited by: BRITTANIEJOY at: 9/8/2006 (16:01)

FAIRYTALELOVER
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9/8/06 3:54 P

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What caused your baby's thrush?


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9/8/06 3:51 P

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Abigail had thrush once and thats what it was, white spots in her mouth. You might want to make sure it's not milk, though before you give him anything. Also, does he have a diaper rash? That probably means it is thrush, cause they'll have a yeast infection (which starts out looking like a diaper rash) along with it. Does it seem to bother him?

Edited by: BECKYLYNN_G at: 9/8/2006 (15:51)



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The mouth normally contains many microorganisms. One of these normal microorganisms is the fungus Candida albicans, which is the same fungus associated with vaginal yeast infections or other Candida infections. The growth of Candida is normally kept under control by the presence of normal bacteria.
Uncontrolled overgrowth of Candida in the mouth may be caused by factors that reduce the natural resistance, such as illness, stress, long-term use of corticosteroids or medications that suppress the immune system, and immune disorders such as (AIDS).
It may also be caused by conditions that upset the balance of normal microorganisms in the mouth. This is most commonly associated with use of antibiotics, but it may also occur with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus and with the hormonal changes associated with pregnancy or the use of birth control pills.

Oral thrush is most common in infants and toddlers, in the elderly, and in people who are debilitated or whose immune system has been suppressed by disease or medical treatments.
Thrush in infants is common and is usually not associated with other diseases. Infant thrush that resists treatment or recurs frequently should raise suspicions for an underlying disorder.

Symptoms
Ulcer/skin lesion in the mouth (usually on the tongue or inner cheeks)
Painful
Slightly raised area
Creamy white appearance
May appear curd-like ("cottage cheese" appearance)
Dry mouth

Signs and tests
Lesions are easily brushed away revealing a reddened, tender area that may bleed slightly.

Treatment
The goal of treatment is to control the growth of Candida. Antifungal medications (such as nystatin, clotrimazole, and miconazole) are given for 5 to 10 days. They are administered in the mouth (swallowing the medicine after "swishing" it around).
A single-dose oral medicine called Diflucan is available if these treatments do not work. Underlying conditions/disorders should be identified and treated.

Prevention
an infant who is breast feeding has oral thrush, the mother also should use a topical antifungal medication on her nipples to prevent continuous spread to the infant.
In bottle-fed babies, discard the nipples and buy new ones as the babies mouth begins to clear because the fungus may get into the nipples and can not be easily eradicated.


could this be it?



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BRITTANIEJOY
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9/8/06 3:46 P

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Could it be Thrush?

LESLEYNKA
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i don't know anything about it, but could it be thrush? let me look up some info about it. bbs

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