I am new here and to be honest have been lurking for a week or so
After reading this thread i decided now was the time to say hi and share what knowledge I have on this topic so hopefully I can be of use to someone :)
My daughter battled oral thrush for well over a year, it started when she was about 2 months old and i was honestly beside myself. I took her into her GP and he prescribed us Oral Nystatin and advised us to give her a certain dosage every 8 hours with a eye dropper. Up until this point i have to say i had never really had to question and doctor so I followed his advice. When after a week my poor kiddo still could not suck without crying i did what any sane rational person does, i googled LOL
Usually google gets me up in arms but this and one other time i was grateful to have it, i learned that yeast breeds every 3 hours so by the time we gave her her medicine she had almost triple the amount of yeast then she did 8 hours before, so i decided I would continue using the Nystatin prescribed but i would use a q-tip and dip it in the bottle and rub it around her mouth after every feed ( every 2-3 hours ) and within 2 days she was on the up and up.
Sadly though she did manage to pass it onto me and into my breast ( who knew right? ) I tried everything to get rid of it from oral fluconazole ( diflucan ) and that purple stuff you referred to which is called Gentian violet. In the end after a long battle i had to give up breast feeding as it became increasingly clear it had no intention of leaving and the only sure fire cure was to let my milk dry up.
Sadly after this my daughter began getting extremely bad diaper rashes and no matter what we did nothing worked and when i took her to a different GP he gave us a cortisone cream which worked like a dream but the rash kept coming back, long story short after 12 months the light bulb went off and i realized because of how long she had thrush to begin with she has swallowed an enormous amount of yeast and the rash's coincided with pooping and i deduced that it must be in her bowels. Rather then asking a doctor i decided to solve the problem myself and booked an appointment, marched in told him what i wanted and that i did not need his opinion so he prescribed me more cortisone cream and more nystatin which i gave to her as a combo one oral one in her nether regions. cleared up completely in 7 days and have not seen hide nor hair of it since.
Anyways i swear I have a point lol, Thrush is very painful and it's not something you would just think you have, you would know you have it because eating is almost unbearable and your tongue would be covered in white and if you scratched it, it would bleed.
P.S someone said there kids had it and a doc prescribed antibiotics? just wondering if you could tell me why they would as antibiotics are the leading cause of yeast infections, and by giving antibiotics it's like feeding logs to a fire.
Anyways looking forward to getting to know everyone and i hope in my long winded statement you can find something useable :)