Re: nipple pain and thrush
If you do have thrush and you don't treat your baby as well, then you are probably just reinfecting yourself. Although if there is some sort of cream on your nipple when your baby nurses you might be treating him/her indirectly anyway, I don't know, I never used any cream.
My nipples were irritated and had an itchy/burning sensation when they got wet or when I had let downs. I also had pains deep in my breast tissue. It sounds different, but I think many women experience thrush differently.
At any rate, try to go topless as much as you can or at least skip bras when possible. Don't use breastpads, wash your bra's and shirts in hot water (add a cup of vinegar to your wash. Try rinsing your nipples after nursing in half vinegar half water. All these things should help you beat it if thrush is your problem. It took me almost a week to feel better, but I was putting my baby's thrush meds on my nipples. When I had a second bout of it, I used gentian violet and it was almost immediate relief. I don't think you should use this remedy at teh same time as the ones your doc gave you, though.
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