Do you see white patches on your infant?s mouth located on the palate, cheeks or gums? That could be oral thrush.

These patches can?t be rubbed off easily. If you do, it may result inflammation which may eventually bleed. If this condition receives no immediate remedy, it can reach the esophagus and eventually the lungs which may affect the wellbeing and health of your baby.

In some babies, no treatment is needed because it is a self limiting condition. But in severe cases, oral thrush can be treated at the comfort of your home, without much cost. Natural remedies are not only cost effective, but also safe to babies.

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It is always a good idea to consult with your baby’s doctor to know if your baby is allergic to any of these natural remedies. You can also try administering a small amount first and wait for 24 hours for any adverse reaction.

Oral Thrush Home Remedies For Babies

  1. Rinse your baby?s mouth with a salt water solution regularly.
  2. Coconut oil will help clear your baby?s mouth of the yeast infection. Gently massage a few drops of this oil on the gums and tongue.
  3. Grapefruit seed extract diluted in distilled water, in a mixture of 10 drops of extract to 1 oz. of water. This remedy should be applied to your baby’s mouth once every hour while your baby is awake.
  4. Apple cider vinegar diluted in water is considered to be helpful in the treatment of oral thrush. Be cautious not to use a strong vinegar solution as it could burn the mouth of your baby.
  5. Lemon juice diluted in water can kill the yeast infection. This also gives Vitamin C which increases immunity to your baby.
  6. Baking soda is also effective for oral thrush. Dilute one teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water. Apply the solution after each feed using a cotton swab on the affected site.

Oral thrush in babies clears up in a few weeks. If the condition does not clear up after weeks of natural treatment, you should consult your baby?s doctor.

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