Thrush & Reflux

So my little guy has Thrush and Acid Reflux. I was wondering if there is something better I can do then put him on meds. They gave me Ranitidine, Nystatin, and gerber colic drops (probiotic.) Or does anyone have any bad reactions with any of these? Thanks :)

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    06/29/14
    4Ashleigh rundenza
    What the doctor gave you should be fine. As long as it's being takin care of thrush should go away in a few days
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      06/29/14
      http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagena…
      check this link out, it suggest an alternative to the meds using Gentian Violet.
      Also this link http://thegreenforks.com/how-to-treat-thrush-in-i…
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        06/29/14
        diane
        I think you'll be fine with the meds. Though I will say if you are breast feeding you will need to treat yourself for thrush at the same time as baby. If you don't then baby will get thrush again because the thrush is also inside your breasts. I'm sure you can call your child's pediatrician to get Rx for yourself without having to be seen again. I don't know of any pediatrician who wouldn't give mom nystatin when treating baby with nystatin when asked. Good luck!
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          06/29/14
          4Ronna Jones
          other than the medications I would let him sit up a while after feedings and I used a wedge at the head end of Mindy's bed under the sheet to raise her up a bit. Nothing tight on his belly and a lavender bath before bed.
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            06/29/14
            I don't know about the thrush as I've never dealt with it. Garlic has always cleared up any mastitis I've had, so I assume it would go through the milk to help baby with thrush. For the acid reflux my son was on ranitidine after it got bad, but my girls have all been fine with just peppermint tea (I brew it light, then water it down in a bottle about 1 ounce of tea to five ounces water). There's just enough there to help them. But I don't know of any problems with any of those besides ingredients in the colic drops (but that's me).
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            06/29/14
            I would personally check the ingredients. Gerber has been known not to use so great ingredients. The ranitidine or peppermint water would take care of colic symptoms, also.
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              06/29/14
              We had great luck with rantidine. Helped almost immediately, and then one day, she just stopped needing it and the problem was better.
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              07/02/14
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