Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mom | 2009-04-22


Thrush - 7 mth old

Dear Paed, my LO is 7 mths and has bad thrush, he is currently using Nystacid Oral Suspension but it is now day 7 and its still not cleared up, he is not eating too well, obviously because of the discomfort. The Dektarin Oral Gel is R240 and too pricey for us, is there anything else I can try or should I just persist with the Nystacid until it clears and how long can I use this for? How long does this normally take to clear? Many thanks

Expert's Reply



Nystatid usually works well.I hope that you are giving the correct dose.The dose is 1ml directly in your baby's mouth given 3 times a day. Thrush usually clears up within 5 days. It will help if you give your baby a probiotic as well such as Reuteri drops 1ml daily for 10 days.If your baby's thrush does not clear within the next 5 days after another course of Nysatid, then you should ask your doctor or clinic sister to see him.

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Posted by: Kedibone | 2016-05-10

Hi my 5yr child has White sores under her tongue and went to clinic they gave me candacide oral bt it doesn't work now is been a week no change what to do?

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Posted by: kena | 2016-04-30

My 4 months old has white sores at the tip of they tongue,i was advised to buy a nystacid oral suspension,is it okay?Please help

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Posted by: Sabs | 2014-07-26

I got candacide oral from the clinic but i forgot how to use i drink or what?

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Posted by: lulama | 2014-04-20

my baby is 6months she has develop a trush.i took her to clinic they gave her candicide oral suspension.but it does not work they said i should give her still there for about 4weeks now.plz help

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Posted by: sedicke | 2013-09-26

My baby is 1Year old and I took her to the clinic and the doctor gave her candacide oral suspention is this also like an antibiotic

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Posted by: Judy | 2009-04-23

My baby girl was 5 months old when she got oral thrush whent to the docter and he gave me Candacide Oral &  Reuteri Drops. Worked excellent!

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