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Nystatin Help

The doctor told me to give her 2ml ever four hours. Just use a dropper in her mouth, not rubbing her cheeks or tongue.

My question is can i give it to her before or after she eats?

She is eating every three hours so time to do in between is a little hard right now.

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Asked by AshBaldwin011 at 10:07 AM on Jan. 27, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i'd do it after she eats

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 10:11 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • oh here is some info you may or may not already know:

    If your baby has thrush, it may help to:

    Clean bottle nipples and pacifiers regularly using hot water.
    Clean your nipples with medicine, such as nystatin, if you breast-feed your baby. Breast-feeding mothers and babies can pass a yeast infection back and forth.
    Dry your nipples and apply lanolin lotion after breast-feeding.

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 10:13 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • After she eats. Does she have thrush? My girls both got thrush and that's what I did, right after they ate I would put it in their mouth.

    Answer by amber1330 at 10:14 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Josiesmommy had a great answer :) I would boil bottle and passies too.

    Answer by amber1330 at 10:16 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • yes she has afraid she will throw it up

    Comment by AshBaldwin011 (original poster) at 10:16 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • i boiled everything and will keep doing that.

    Comment by AshBaldwin011 (original poster) at 10:19 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Find gentian violet at drugstores like CVS. I have alot of friends who used this when the nystatin wouldnt work. Just be careful with use because it can stain everything purple.

    Answer by elffyefli at 10:33 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • My son had it bad, I was nursing and had to use the nystatin on my nipples too. You have to get rid of everything, buy new bottle nipples, new pacifiers and anything else she puts in her mouth. My doc said to give it right after feeding b/c is has to sit on the tongue and in the cheeks. You can also use a qtip to swap the medicine into her mouth, just measure the amount onto the qtip and apply. It does go away, but you have to make sure to get rid of everything that was infected or it will come right back.

    Answer by Jackie1081 at 10:34 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • my daughter had it when she was a baby and we got rid of everything that went in her mouth. she unfortunately got it twice until we found out that you can also get it from shopping carts in stores and touching other things and putting hands in her mouth.

    Answer by nscr24x17x3 at 12:55 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

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