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Can Daktarin cream (not gel) be used in 10 week old babys mouth?

(7 Posts)
QueenOfTheMadhouse Mon 25-Jul-11 22:23:06

Hi, can the daktarin cream be used orally in babies to treat oral thrush. It is the cream not the oral gel?

BettyBum Mon 25-Jul-11 22:26:04

No. I'm using it on my nipples and wipe it off before a feed.

QueenOfTheMadhouse Mon 25-Jul-11 22:29:46

I thought so, my doctor has prescribed for my baby the cream not the gel to be put in his mouth twice a day, i think he has made a mistake. Says in the packet not to be swallowed. I'm so glad i read the warnings angry

RitaMorgan Mon 25-Jul-11 22:32:35

Fucking hell! Definitely go back and get the oral gel and make a complaint.

QueenOfTheMadhouse Mon 25-Jul-11 22:35:28

I am going to do first thing in the morning, I dont know if it could have been dangerous, but he shouldn't be making mistakes when prescribing medicine, someone else may not have read the enclosed leaflet. I wonder if it would be the doc or the pharmacist that made the mistake though confused

RitaMorgan Mon 25-Jul-11 22:39:25

The oral gel does have a warning about not being suitable for babies under 4 months, so maybe the doctor wanted to avoid it for that reason?

It's fine for babies under 4 months btw so long as you don't squeeze a blob of gel into their mouth (choking risk), just smear it with your finger. My ds was prescribed the gel at 11 days.

QueenOfTheMadhouse Mon 25-Jul-11 22:41:11

I think it was the gel he was supposed to be prescribing, but must have somehow prescribed cream instead? I'm not sure.

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