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I am in need of some good input on getting rid of thrush in a 2 month old and yeast in older ones up to adults. My whole family had a challenge with yeast and I am ready to do something about it!!<br><br><br>
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Crickett<br><a href="http://www.crickettsdiapers.com" target="_blank"><br></a>
 

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I do not really have any answers for you, but I really want to know what people have to say about this too!<br>
I had a REALLY bad yeast infection when I was pregnant with my daughter, nothing worked...after birth...daughter had thrush....I strongly suspect that I still have yeast problems. I don't know what to do about it though....nothing seems to work.<br>
The advice that I have gotten is to eat no sugar of any kind, eat whole grains, eat lots of plain yogurt, and drink lots of water. Also immune boosting things should be helpful....echinacea etc.<br><br>
With my dd, I used acidophilus paste and spread it on my nipples and around her mouth....that might help....<br>
As I said, I really need guidance in this myself!!
 

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Your diet may be very super and all, but I don't know that so I will tell you what IMO helps get rid of it.<br><br>
Avoid all sugar and starches. I mean everything. Nothing that is white. No white flour, sugar (of any kind), no sodas, no fast foods since they all contain white four or sugar. No white bread.<br><br>
Your diet basically has to be changed from an acidic diet to alkaline. Sugar creates acid in the body. Vinegar creates alkaline. It can be very confusing.<br><br><a href="http://home.bluegrass.net/~jclark/alkaline_foods.htm" target="_blank"><b>Here is a quick link</b></a> but there is so much information on the web about this, so don't take that single one as the gospel.<br><br>
Next, avoid every type of yeast. Breast yeast even whole wheat, use sour dough bread only. I love whole rye sour dough. We have it shipped to our home every months and keep it in the freezer.<br><br>
Avoid all medicine. All allopathic medicine is acidic.<br><br>
Then use Grape Seed Oil Extract. (NOT grapefruit...)<br>
Drink it (diluted according to directions), gargle and drink, wash your nipples with diluted GSE if you are breast feeding, before and after nursing the baby. It is not harmful for the baby at any age. DD used it as a sort of prevention because the last baby had thrush and it was hard to get rid of.
 

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Very good information <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/notes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="notes">: ! I am sooo glad the op posted this, i never thought to ask but have been dealing with it for 7 years now....so thank you to both of you!!!
 

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Here's a site with a lot of thrush info and resources.<br><br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/thrush/thrush-resources.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...resources.html</a><br><br><br>
PP is right - avoid sugar and refined foods, caffeine, alcohol, etc. Rinse nipples with vinegar and air dry. I bought some neonate probiotics for my baby- they are a bit different that the adult type so that is important. I use it the same way though - spread it on my nipple for my DD suck off while eating. Find a good unsweetened (plain) cultured yogurt and eat liberally. Add vinegar to your rinse for underwear, etc if you have yeast infection problems - sun drying is also good. Try to take a whole systems approach and increase your general health to help your immune system fight off the yeast.<br><br>
We actually never had a huge problem, but I had some signs things were starting up so I took these steps and was able to ward it off. Good luck - it can be tough!
 

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...and tea tree oil is a super way to treat athlete's foot opr fungus on the skin in general. My dh though swears by just plain while vinegar on the feet. Keeps his athlete's foot at bay and he's been dealing with it (using all sort of otc meds and prescriptions) for over 30 years.
 

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Thanks Gitti! I am not sure why I never thought about looking for acid/alkaline foods. I have thought that was part of our problem for a while now. Yes, I thought we had a good diet but I did not take the acid/alkaline part into thought.<br><br>
Thanks again,<br>
Crickett<br>
wife to Michael (10/92)<br>
SAHM/WAHM to Erin (1/2/98), Holly (10/12/00), Claire (8/12/03) & Wesley (12/29/05)<br><a href="http://www.crickettsdiapers.com" target="_blank">www.crickettsdiapers.com</a>
 
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