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Oral Thrush (cont.)

Self-Care at Home

Nontraditional/homeopathic remedies to treat thrush include: (1) swabbing the oral area with pure, virgin coconut oil (caprylic acid is the active ingredient); (2) yogurt swabs of the oral area and application to the mother's nipples; (3) application of white distilled vinegar and/or a dilute baking soda (1 tsp./8 oz. water) to mother's nipples; and (4) application of acidophilus to infant oral-involved areas and maternal nipples. These approaches have not been rigorously and scientifically studied and are recommendations based upon anecdotal reports.

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