We have Thrush :(

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We have Thrush :(

We have thrush. The doctor said it could have started right after delivery because the antibiotic I got for GBS made us more susceptible. They gave us both nystatin, hers to swab on her inner cheeks and tongue and mine I put on my nipples after she nurses. Plus they gave me Diflucan to take by mouth. Of course, all this started Monday, the same day my mom arrived for a week long visit. Thankfully Claire doesn't seem to be bothered by it.

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I'm so sorry Becky... I hope everything clears up for you soon and you guys feel better!!

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I am wondering if we have it too. I noticed the back of his tongue looking whitish last night, and I also was GBS +. I didn't know that had any link to thrush until reading your post. Now I'm really wondering!

Hope the meds work quickly for both of you!

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Sorry to hear that! I hope it clears up quickly and that you both feel better. Enjoy the visit from your Mom!!

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"kel-02" wrote:

I am wondering if we have it too. I noticed the back of his tongue looking whitish last night, and I also was GBS +. I didn't know that had any link to thrush until reading your post. Now I'm really wondering!

The doctor told me if it scrapes off its milk residue. If not its probably thrush and to bring her in.

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"beccasweet" wrote:

The doctor told me if it scrapes off its milk residue. If not its probably thrush and to bring her in.

Thanks! We are nak right now...I'll have to check it out when we're done!!

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"beccasweet" wrote:

The doctor told me if it scrapes off its milk residue. If not its probably thrush and to bring her in.

I asked at our 2 week appt this week and my pedi said the same thing. I noticed white in Kara's mouth that was lasting a while, but eventually going away.

I hope your case clears up ASAP. Are you able to still nurse while you guys have it?

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

I hope your case clears up ASAP. Are you able to still nurse while you guys have it?

You can continue to nurse as long as both Mom & Baby are both being treated. If you just treat one you will never get rid of the infection. In my case it hurt to nurse for several days and my nipples were cracked and red from the yeast but some women have no symptoms. I also read the pain is more common if the yeast has spread to the ducts.

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Awww Sad I'm sorry you have to deal with that!! Hope it clears up soon.

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Oh wow sorry to hear that. I was wondering if I had it since I have some nipple pain on and off and my nipples turn white during letdown (I read that can be a symptom). They were sore and blistered for a while due to his poor latch. We also had antibiotics because my water had broken. I haven't noticed anything in Ryan's mouth. I will ask the doc at my next appt. Hope you get better soon!

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oh nooooo!! I'm sorry!

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Becky, I feel for you!! I dealt with thrush a LOT with our son. Thankfully we haven't had it this time around yet. *knock on wood*

Thrush is a PITA to get rid of. Sterilize everything! Nuks, pump parts, bras, everything.

The Nystatin worked for us...but the thrush would always come back a few days after ending. I finally used Gentian Violet and it never came back again. If I notice Thrush with Vivi I'm going straight for the Gentian Violet!

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"AshnBill" wrote:

Becky, I feel for you!! I dealt with thrush a LOT with our son. Thankfully we haven't had it this time around yet. *knock on wood*

Thrush is a PITA to get rid of. Sterilize everything! Nuks, pump parts, bras, everything.

The Nystatin worked for us...but the thrush would always come back a few days after ending. I finally used Gentian Violet and it never came back again. If I notice Thrush with Vivi I'm going straight for the Gentian Violet!

I bought some gentian violet after reading that I can use it with the nystatin but haven't tried it yet. Maybe I just should...

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Bless your heart....I have always been scared of getting it. HOpe it goes it away soon for you guys and never comes back!

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"beccasweet" wrote:

I bought some gentian violet after reading that I can use it with the nystatin but haven't tried it yet. Maybe I just should...

Honestly, I wouldn't even bother w/the Nystatin. I was a little nervous to use the GV with Miles. I was crying over it, pathetic! LOL! My dh came home from work to help me, it was lame. We just put it on a qtip and painted it in his mouth and then I put it on myself. Put her in a sleeper you don't care about because it will be stained purple. I can't remember, but I think I just did it 1x a day for 3 days.

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My DS and I had thrush a lot, at least 4 times that I could remember. It's annoying but fairly easy to get rid of. Sorry you got it!

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Does thrush cause diarrhea? Ryan has had some yucky poop and I've noticed the white stuff on his tongue and thought maybe it was thrush and that's what was causing him to have the diarrhea. When he wakes I am going to see if I can scrape it off. It not I guess a call to the pedi is in order!