My 7-month-old DD was diagnosed with RSV, then bronchiolitis, then a double ear infection... She was prescribed oral antibiotics, but we ended up in the ER and they gave her an IV of antibiotics, THEN told us to continue the oral antibiotics. So now she has an awful yeast rash AND thrush in her mouth. I have no symptoms...YET, but I know it's only a matter of time. I've been researching like crazy to figure out what to do. We have the nystatin liquid, but I've read it's not all that successful most of the time. (We're having a heck of a time getting it in her mouth too...). I've been putting the nystatin ointment on her bottom, but it doesn't seem to be getting better. The tube says to use 4 times a day; should I apply it after ever diaper change? She's got diarrhea as well thanks to the antibiotic, so I'm changing her every hour or more.
Also, what can I do to prevent myself from getting thrush? I've read about the vinegar/water wash for my nipples, putting the nystatin liquid on my nipples, washing my bras, etc w/ vinegar. I also ordered some grapefruit seed extract and hoping it will arrive soon... I've been avoiding the gentian violet due to a fear that we will look like we had a fight with the Purple People Eater just in time for Christmas. But maybe I should bite the bullet?
What about her toys? How do I clean those? Hard toys can be bleached but what about cloth ones??
And do you think 400 mg twice daily of amoxicillin is too much?? I have people telling me that's overkill...