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Thread: Tips to prevent thrush while on antibiotics.

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    Default Tips to prevent thrush while on antibiotics.

    Hi ladies. I'm on penicillan for strep throat. I picked up some probiotics from the health food store this morning to help support my system while I'm on the meds. I'm not prone to yeast/thrush, but any other tips on what I can do to minimize the chances of getting it? Thanks!
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    Default Re: Tips to prevent thrush while on antibiotics.

    Loading up on some probiotics is a great idea. Avoiding sugarstemporarily might also help (yeasts loves the sugars).

    I was on penicillan for strep a couple months ago and luckily we didn't have any thrush issues. Hope you feel better soon!
    Punk-rock luvin mate to DH and mama to DD1 (born '03) , DD2 (born '08) and nursling DS (born '11) who survived infant botulism.

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    Default Re: Tips to prevent thrush while on antibiotics.

    Wash your bras, shirts/sleepwear, towels, anything that touches your breasts in hot water with a cup of vinegar added.
    “We are not put on earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.”
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    Default Re: Tips to prevent thrush while on antibiotics.

    After one round of antibiotics that resulted in thrush, I took probiotics when I was on anti-biotics again (three more times for mastitis!) and never had another problem. I was also meticulous about keeping my breasts dry, changing out my nursing pads often, and rinsing my breasts with a baking soda solution. Kellymom has a good article on preventing thrush using probiotics: http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/chil...enting-thrush/

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: Tips to prevent thrush while on antibiotics.

    Thanks, all!
    Blessed with DS - born 9/2/09 - nursed/pumped for 12 months
    Blessed with DD - born 3/27/12 my dreamfeeder

    903 ounces donated.
    http://www.wakemed.org/landing.cfm?id=135

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