I was at my Chiropractors’ office today and one of the employees there mentioned needing a quick safe effective remedy for thrush that a little baby he knows is dealing with. Thrush is a fungal infection. I have treated this with Thyme, Echinacea root, Chamomile, Oregano and Rose Petals in older children since they can actually whoosh a tea of this around in their mouth and take several cups of tea a day. But for little ones I have known several drops to work just as well taken orally.
A simple solution I have used with my babies is giving them the following things during the infection and for 7 to 10 days after:
A good pro-biotic like Bio-K or iFlora Probiotics for Kids by Sedona Labs
Garlic Oil – 3 times per day
Black Walnut extract – 2 times a day
Echinacea – 4 times a day
When I could not find herbs and liquid supplements specifically made with child dosing I used and still use a common dosing guideline used by herbalists and holistic nutritionists around the world. It basically uses the adult weight of 150 pounds as a baseline. You then take your child’s weight and place it on top of 150 which is the common denominator. So for a child that weighs 10 pounds the correct dose would be 1/15 of the adult dose. As with all things you can always ask a holistic doctor or pediatrician to assist you with healthy alternatives.