Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: VEE | 2007/05/02

Q.

Oral Thrush - 3 month old baby

HI, My baby daughter of 3 months seems to have oral thrush. I am assuming this is possibly as a result of the Milton I use to sterilise her bottles. Although I do not mix the milton water as strong as directed on the milton bottle - it seems my baby has developed thrush. She has a white coating on her tongue and one or two little white spots on the mouth. What is best? Please advise. Also, up to what age should I have to sterilise her bottles?
Regards.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You will need to give her Nystatin oral solution 1ml 3 times a day for 5 days in her mouth.Askyour pharmacy for this. It may be better for you to sterilise her teats by boiling them.

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Posted by: Elle | 2007/05/03

Clean your baby's mouth with a piece of gause dipped in glyserine to remove deposits of milk.

Reply to Elle
Posted by: muffin | 2007/05/03

you must sterilise till one year. I used a microwave steriliser and I never had a problem

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Posted by: Anon | 2007/05/02

You can also ask your doc to prescribe Daktarin gel for the oral thrush, it helps!

Reply to Anon
Posted by: Sam | 2007/05/02

My daughter also had oral thrush, and our paed said to stop using milton as sterilising method as it doesn't kill the organism causing thrush. We have bought a steam steriliser in the meanwhile and it seems as if it is working. I have heard that you have to sterilise until 6 months, but I'm not sure.

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