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    Thrush medication dosage
    tothebeach4 posted:
    My son is 11 months old and on an antibiotic right now for an ear infection. He started to show some signs of thrush last Thursday (1/20), so Friday I contacted his pediatrician. They called in a prescription for Nystatin, but the dosage on the bottle is very vague. Not to mention it doesn't say how long to continue use of the medication.

    The bottle states to "Apply 1 mL to both cheeks four times daily" and that's it.

    I'm not sure how I should read this... should I apply 1mL to the right cheek and then another mL to the left cheek?.. or do I split the dosage between the 2 cheeks, ie. 0.5mL to the right and 0.5mL to the left (equaling 1mL)??

    I plan to call the doctor to get answers to my questions, but was just wondering how other parents would read this.
    newmommy301978 responded:
    i just had to do this it is 1ml to each cheek
    sweetbaby82 replied to newmommy301978's response:
    same here
    Baby Boy born 9/8/10! 4 pounds 13 ounces
    Dan Brennan, MD responded:
    This is an excellent question and one that comes up often.
    My suggestion is to take a clean Q-tip and dip it in the nystatin. Then paint one side of the cheek. Use another clean Q-tip and do the same for the other cheek, lips, tongue, etc.

    I would recommend using the nystatin until the thrush is no longer visible to the naked eye - and then use it for 2 more days.

    Hope that helps.

    Dr. Dan

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