Monday, June 16, 2008


Well, not anything to write home about really... but I consider being able to breath through my nose progress! I'm also getting my voice back! We spent Monday just running a few errands and hanging out at the house. My plans for our schedule on Mondays and Fridays are for freetime at home, or go to the park or pool - but it's me that holds us back so far this week. I can't see anything good coming from being in the heat and getting my head all stuffy again. I think I have cabin fever, because a drive to the bank was refreshing - getting out of the house was just simply a must!

Jesse has a rash of some sort around his mouth, and it looks sort of similar to how thrush looks... but then again, not really. After showed me some pictures of oral thrush, it didn't really resemble that. His is tiny red bumps around his lip, almost looks like isolated mini chicken-pox and he had a very very thin layer of white on his tongue (almost like he just licked a white sucker and the white stayed there - very thin) for a couple of days - though the doctors office didn't seem to be worried because it's not 'raised patches' but just for safe measure they called in Nysatatin - I'm glad to have it, but I am always skeptical of prescribed medications. I learned alot while talking to a triage nurse at his ped's office and now I understand that everyone 'has' the bacterias that cause thrush, it's basically yeast. She's seen it in toddlers many times, and gave me pointers...she agreed that IF it is thrush, then it's a very mild case of it at that. I prefer natural remedies if and when possible, so I called a trusted source and found that Grapefruit Seed Extract works like a charm in about 2 days to clear this; there's also Gentian violet but I didn't want to paint him purple unless I had too! After 3 applications it's 100% gone in his mouth, and the little bumps around his mouth are going away too. I think they'd be gone already if he wasn't drooling so much; his last upper 2 year molar still making it's appearance, almost all the way thru.

Beware, here's where I promote a newfound product...because I'm kindof glad I spent the extra $ to get it now!! GSE is not cheap, I found it at EarthFare (Nutriteam: Grapefruit Seed Extract) and I was pleasantly surprised that there are TONS of things GSE can be used for! My bottle will last me a long time even if I use it for most of the things it can be used for - it takes so little to do the trick! It stops parasites, bacteria, candida, mold, virus, algae and lots more, and can be used as a sore throat gargle, add a few drops to a spray bottle of water and spray the diaper area and it helps get rid of diaper rash, it is found to treat dermatitis (including poison oak, and ivy)...Grapefruit seed extract can be used to clean fungus and mildew off of shower stalls, tile, swimming pools, hummingbird feeders and birdbaths. It is user-friendly, and environmentally safe. GSE can be used in the garden to control aphids, snails, fungus, mildew, and algae. It can be used as a rinse for fruits and vegetables as well, or for a more thorough treatment, soak them for fifteen minutes and then rinse thoroughly under cold water. Adding GSE to a carpet shampooer will help to remove odors caused by bacteria left from pet, food , mold or mildew. It is reported that ten to fifteen drops per gallon in the reservoir is effective in killing staph, strep, aspergillus, salmonella and many other pathogenic organisms that are present in some carpets. Gargling with GSE and water will most times handle even the most resistant Strep germs. Naturopathic doctors recommend gargling with two or three drops in five ounces of water three or four times daily, you can't do it too often. I'm not opposed to prescribed medicines, but if I can get a natural remedy to work first, that's the way I go. I am excited that there's many uses for this stuff!


Amy said...

Poor Jesse! My boys both dealt with oral thrush when they were nursing -- and they shared it with me :-( I hope Jesse's mouth clears up soon! I know he must be uncomfortable.

Sarah said...

thanks - the best the nurse can figure is that while he was sick it came about... it seems to be clearing on his face - he had the tiny bumps under his lower lip. Inside of the mouth is all clear now!