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I think DS has oral thrush - is there anything I can I buy over the counter?

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MissGolightly Thu 21-Jun-07 10:55:07

I think DS (14 months) has oral thrush, he's been picking at his food and has big white patches on his tongue.

Are there any home remedies or anything I can buy over the counter to sort him out? I can't get a doc's appointment for ages. Or do you think this warrants an emergency appointment?

saltire Thu 21-Jun-07 10:56:05

There is something availiable over the counter, its a liquid that you paint on. I have used, but I'm blowed if I can remember the name of it. it tastes aniseedy

MissGolightly Thu 21-Jun-07 11:10:33

Thanks Saltire - if anyone can remember the name of the medication I would be grateful!

MissGolightly Thu 21-Jun-07 11:38:26

Bump? Off down the town this afternoon so if anyone can help before 12 that woudl be sooooooper.

belgo Thu 21-Jun-07 11:41:05

nystatin. If you can't buy it over the counter, then I think you should get an emergency appointment. Oral thrush is painful, can make it difficult for him to eat and sleep, tell them that when you make the appointment.

MissGolightly Thu 21-Jun-07 11:42:04

I just spoke to a friend who said her baby was prescribed Daktarin - anyone know anything about that? Or is that only for tiny babies?

MissGolightly Thu 21-Jun-07 11:42:29

Thanks Belgo.

belgo Thu 21-Jun-07 11:43:54

I think daktarin is another name for the same stuff.

saltire Thu 21-Jun-07 12:59:57

Daktarin that's it. I have been racking my brain for ages trying to think what it was called

MissGolightly Thu 21-Jun-07 21:44:03

well I have got it so we'll see if it does any good. Thanks for the advice!

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