After successfully establishing promising results in various healthcare conditions, usually minor ones, grapefruit seed extract is yet again to prove that it can get rid of another condition that affects women and babies. It has managed to conquer such diseases that are uncanny, acute and chronic notwithstanding the dosage and duration.
GSE thrush on women
There are two ways wherein GSE works. You can either take it orally or apply it directly on the affected area. In this case, the usual area of affectation is the nipple. Initially, mix five to ten drops of GSE in an ounce of water which equivalent to 30 ml. This should be done at least twice a day, every day or until the condition ceased to exist. Use a cotton ball or buds to apply it on the affected area. Allow it to dry then covered it with gauze. If the mother is nursing, it’s best to apply the mixture after feeding the baby. The dose may be increased up to 20 drops of GSE in the same amount of water once the body has gotten used to agent and everything is tolerable. You can expect a bit of tingling pain on the first few days of application.
If you’d rather take a pill, 250 mg is advised to be taken thrice a day, every day or until the condition subsides.
GSE thrush on babies
Treating thrush in babies is as safe as treating thrush in mothers. But it is very important to know that the dosage will not be the same since the concentration applicable and tolerable to the mother may not be the same with the child. Mix five drops of GSE in an ounce of distilled water. It’s very important to reiterate that distilled or purified water should be used due to the fact that tap water may reduce the potency of GSE. But never, ever apply undiluted GSE on the baby’s mouth. This will cause irritation and so much discomfort that may be deterrent to the baby.
Using a swab or cotton ball, dip it in the solution and carefully apply it on the affected areas around the baby’s mouth. Application must be before breastfeeding. This will aid in prevention to any possibility of associating the solution’s bitter taste with the mother’s milk. This should be done until both parties are completely free of thrush.
If baby’s diaper area is also affected, use the same solution but this time, instead of using cotton, transfer the remaining solution (if there is, if not, make another one) inside a spray bottle and eagerly spray the solution all over the diaper area during diaper change.