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Thrush

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  • Posted By: petname2
  • November 12, 2006
  • 00:16 AM

I have been told by another parent that thrush can be caused by carpet that isn't cleaned once a month. I have been researching the causes of thrush and I can't find anything that supports that statement. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Shannon

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  • If that is a cause to thrush mouth, it isn't the only reason nor is it a very effective reason, consult your'e doctor and ask him if its a cause for it? All 3 of my children have gotton thrush mouth and i sure dont have the time with being a single mother to 3 kids and being pregnant again to clean my carpet once a month. they can also get it from bacteria or not washing bottles correctly, ect... any more ?? e-mail me Telnisha123@yahoo.com
    telnisha 1 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
    • 09:37 PM
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  • Thrush is a sign of Candida -- yeast infection. If a child is born at the time of the mother having a yeast infection, it is possible to pass the yeast infection from mother to child...in the form of thrush. Another way of thrush contraction is a poor digestional tract...not enough good bacteria to keep the yeast under control, this is caused by eating to many processed foods, sugars, yeasty foods, starches, carbohydrates etc.... I'm 99% sure that thrush is caused by unclean carpet, else more children would have it...especially mine. I've cleaned our carpet once in the last 8 yrs.
    BrendaBley 21 Replies
    • February 15, 2007
    • 02:37 PM
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  • I Have Never In All My Life Heard Such Rubbish.thrush Is Not Caused By Unclean Carpets.Are You Breast Feeding Or Bottle Feeding?Make Sure Your Bottles Are Completely Clean And If You Are Breast Feeding Clean Your Nipples After Every Feed,also See Your Gp To Ensure You Dont Have Thrush On Your Nipples.Carpets Indeed.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 24, 2007
    • 05:59 PM
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  • Remember also that thrush can be caused by antibiotic use. (That's what caused my daughter's thrush. Then tried to clear it up with antibiotics - doesn't make sense to me.)Gentian violet is a natural way to clear up thrush. My doctor simply dropped a few drops of this into my daughters mouth twice and the thrush was gone (two courses of antibiotics weren't helping clear it up). Gentian violet stains (the mouth, clothes), but I didn't notice any side effects and within less than a week the thrush was gone.
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  • If your child was on any antibiotics, it may have given him/her thrush. I doubt that unclean carpets have anything to do with it. :confused:
    Helene99 23 Replies
    • January 21, 2009
    • 02:29 PM
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