I just had my baby almost 5 weeks ago. Around 2-3 weeks, I noticed patches in his mouth..but I had no symptoms so I shrugged it off. Around then, one morning while changing his diaper, I noticed tiny raised bumps that look kind of bloody. I showed my midwife and they told me it looks like thrush and to start treatment. I declined meds because they have never worked on me and made it worse in my other births. In the past I cured it with garlic tabs and vinegar with my other children. It took a few days to heal and improve.
However, with this one, after starting treatment it has gotten severe! Nipples dry, cracking, itching, red and tiny white dots. My sons mouth still has patches.
I have been swabbing his mouth every hour with dilulted gse in 30 ml water plus 20 drops..washing my nipples with soap and water after every feeding, blowdrying, dabbing AVC, blowdrying then putting grapefruit seed extract diluted (high concentration) then blowdrying again and finally putting olive oil. I do this once or twice an hour. I have tried diluted vinegar, tea tree oil, coconut oil, olive oil, baking soda, gse on his diaper rash..still no avail. Also gave it air and sun. Blowdried..nothing!
I tried swabbing his mouth with baking soda as well. Some parts that had patches look clean but he doesn't let me swab and the patches are so far back in his mouth, i cant reach. Whenever i put the swab in his mouth, he gags. So i can never touch the patches properly!
I have also started eating raw garlic 3-5 times a day, drinking 10-30 drops of gse 3 times a day, taking 10-15 capsules of probiotics (10 billion each capsule). I started giving him BioGaia 5 drops a day as per directions. I started eating yogurt and kefir. I have cut out sugars and carbs. Well i had a few white flour foods today..but thats it!
I washed everything on sanitary cycle with vinegar..dried on antibacterial cycle..i wash my hands everytime..i use sanitizer before and after diaper changes, feeds, swabs etc.
Ive tried everything in the book and im losing it. No improvements whatsoever. What on earth is this? im going crazy from this nuisance and also repetitive non responsive treatment is driving me nuts?
Please help !
Edited by marsbars - 7/11/13 at 7:36pm