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Natural Remedies for Oral Thrush in Babies and Children

swishNatural remedies are very effective, safe and easy to use and affordable. For kids to treat any condition it is good to give sterilize water. This helps to reduce the microbial infections and reduce the infectious conditions. Let us examine, some of the natural remedies for oral thrush in babies and children. Make a note to use only sterilized water.

Natural remedies for oral thrush in babies and children

  • Yogurt:

    It actively helps to treat thrush as yogurt contains Lactobacillus acidophilus (bacteria which will colonize in the body). These bacteria help to control the fungal infection (yeast) in the digestive system. However, Lactobacillus bifidus is recommended for infants (a less than one year) rather than Lactobacillus acidophilus. This organism is naturally present inside the intestinal flora of all humans.

  • Grapefruit seed extract:

    Prepare a solution by adding ½ cup of water (boiled and cooled) and 5 drops of the extract of grapefruit seed (not grape seed). Use this solution to wipe your baby’s mouth after every feeding with the help of a cotton swap. It can be used on nipples after breastfeeding. The extract contains anti-microbial which helps to kill microorganisms. Make a note not to use the concentrated grapefruit seed extract.

  • Tea tree oil:

    The oil is very essential as it is contains antiviral, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It is also acts effectively against yeast infections. Prepare a solution by adding 5 drops of tea tree oil in ½ cup of water (boiled and cooled). Use this solution to wipe the nipples before breastfeeding. Note: Tea tree oil should not be used in its concentrated form as it can be very irritating.

  • Vinegar:

    Prepare a solution by adding 1 teaspoon of vinegar (white) in 1 cup of boiled and cooled water. Wipe your baby’s mouth after every feeding with this solution by using a cotton swab. Use this solution to wipe the nipples before breastfeeding. Note: The solution stings when the thrush becomes severe.

  • Baking soda:

    In one cup of water dissolve one teaspoon of baking soda. Use this solution to wipe inside your baby’s mouth- cheeks, tongue and gums after every feed with the help of a cotton swab. One can also use this solution to wipe the nipples before breastfeeding. Prepare a fresh solution daily.

These are a few natural remedies for oral thrush in babies and children. One can use them to treat oral thrush in kids.

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