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#1 of 10 Old 02-24-2008, 04:20 PM - Thead Starter
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Little Karissa has some oral thrush (2 months). Doesn't seem to be causing her any pain, but from last night to today it has spread a little more on the lips. Don't want to fork out the $ for an ER visit today. Is there an over the counter topical that I can get for her today that is baby-safe that you know of?
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Go to the healthfood store. THere is some stuff you can get but I can't remember what it is called. I know it works really good....the one downfall is that it will stain her mouth purple.....
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That would probably be Genetian Violet (sp?) that Liz is talking about.

Unfortunately there aren't any OTC meds for yeast that would be safe to use around her mouth. I went through a few bad bouts of thrush with my first daughter. She and I passed it back and forth for months!

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We went to the clinic when we had a bout of it last year. I'm not familiar with any OTC Thush help.
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Unless things have changed since I was nursing my kids, there are no OTC remedies that you can get, just prescription or herbal remedies like the Genetian Violet. I know that someone on here has used it....I think it was Shona???
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I used that Gentian violet, too. Sammy had it when he was about 2 weeks old. I usd it fr just a few days and it cleared right up. I got it from Walgreens.
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My doctor prescribed Genetian Violet when Emily and I had it. Like Elaine said, she and I passed it back and forth when she was an infant and nursing. It will turn her mouth and everything else purple, but it will work. I believe I got it at WalMart or just a regular pharmacy. I do remember if you get it at the pharmacy, you have to ask for it because they keep it behind the counter.

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I meant to add that it's not a prescription medicine, they just keep it behind the counter for some reason.

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Ally's ped actually used that on here when she had it as a baby. It worked great, but she had several stained outfits from it. NOTHING will take it out, either!

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I am really very happy to have come on the right place, thank you.
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