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    Default Question about Diflucan and Nystatin for thrush

    Owen is getting Diflucan for thrush now. He was on Nystatin. I called the Dr's office and asked if I'm supposed to give him both and the nurse said just give him the Diflucan, but it was one of those hesitant answers that made me wonder if she was really sure. He still has white stuff on the insides of his cheek. Is this how it worked for you - giving only one, not both medications?
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    Default Re: Question about Diflucan and Nystatin for thrush

    When DD had those two medications it was one, and then the other. I think Diflucan first for two weeks and then Nystatin for a lot longer, like 1 1/2 months.
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    Default Re: Question about Diflucan and Nystatin for thrush

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*kaitlyns.mom View Post
    When DD had those two medications it was one, and then the other. I think Diflucan first for two weeks and then Nystatin for a lot longer, like 1 1/2 months.
    Same here.

    Have you tried using liquid GSE for Owen's mouth?


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    Default Re: Question about Diflucan and Nystatin for thrush

    I haven't put the GSE liquid in his mouth. I figure it doesn't taste good - it doesn't smell good lol. And the poor kid gets a ton of other stuff shoved in his mouth every day, he like instinctually bats at our hands when we put them near his mouth. So I didn't really want to do one more thing there.

    Is it normal to still see some thrush then, after only 2 doses of the Diflucan, but a week of Nystatin? There's not a lot, just a little bit. I'm SO surprised you both said like 1 1/2 months of Nystatin! When he got thrush in the NICU they said they stop giving it to him as soon as there's no thrush visible, which was less than a week. And that's what his Dr's office has said when he got it once he was home too. Maybe that's why we're still going through this? I need a thrush Doctor! I'm so confused!
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    Born at 37 weeks on 12/22/06
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    Owen Charles
    Born at 29 wks 6 days on 01/17/09
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    In NICU for 2 months


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    Default Re: Question about Diflucan and Nystatin for thrush

    Well they say now that nystatin has lost a lot of it's effectiveness against thrush, although dr's still prescribe it like crazy. And Nystain is in a sugar suspension, which always has confused me because the last thing you want around yeast is sugar. When Nolan got ti the first time, we used the nystatin on him for a few days until I found out about the sugar thing, and then I just used GV and diflucan on me.
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    Default Re: Question about Diflucan and Nystatin for thrush

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jenniebean5 View Post
    I haven't put the GSE liquid in his mouth. I figure it doesn't taste good - it doesn't smell good lol. And the poor kid gets a ton of other stuff shoved in his mouth every day, he like instinctually bats at our hands when we put them near his mouth. So I didn't really want to do one more thing there.

    Is it normal to still see some thrush then, after only 2 doses of the Diflucan, but a week of Nystatin? There's not a lot, just a little bit. I'm SO surprised you both said like 1 1/2 months of Nystatin! When he got thrush in the NICU they said they stop giving it to him as soon as there's no thrush visible, which was less than a week. And that's what his Dr's office has said when he got it once he was home too. Maybe that's why we're still going through this? I need a thrush Doctor! I'm so confused!
    I think Nystatin can take up to a few weeks to work.

    We diluted the GSE liquid in water, and used it right before nursing. But I understand if you don't want to give your little guy anything else in the mouth.


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    Default Re: Question about Diflucan and Nystatin for thrush

    I did GSE in water (10 drops in an ounce of water) and DD made a face for like 2 seconds and that was it. Made me feel much better.

    When I had Nystatin for my nipples the directions were to use it for 2 weeks I think - or 2 weeks after symptoms stopped... something like that. Nystatin actually works really well and fast on me.

    We finished a week of GSE on Sunday and last night my nipples starting itching and were flakey again but I'm going to try putting a little olive oil on them and just hope they are dry from all the thrush treatment. Man thrush is hard.
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    Default Re: Question about Diflucan and Nystatin for thrush

    When my DD had thrush, we were told to use the Nystatin for a week after her symptoms disappeared. So even after the white stuff in her mouth went away, we still continued it for a week to make sure it was gone. HTH
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    Default Re: Question about Diflucan and Nystatin for thrush

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*ap9981 View Post
    I did GSE in water (10 drops in an ounce of water) and DD made a face for like 2 seconds and that was it. Made me feel much better.

    When I had Nystatin for my nipples the directions were to use it for 2 weeks I think - or 2 weeks after symptoms stopped... something like that. Nystatin actually works really well and fast on me.

    We finished a week of GSE on Sunday and last night my nipples starting itching and were flakey again but I'm going to try putting a little olive oil on them and just hope they are dry from all the thrush treatment. Man thrush is hard.
    I SWEAR by taking GSE capsules. Did you try these?


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    Default Re: Question about Diflucan and Nystatin for thrush

    Thanks ladies. I am taking GSE capsules - 250mg 3 times a day. The weird thing is, my left breast is actually feeling worse today - the burning is worse. I'm going to keep at it though.
    Mommy to:

    Emmalynn Marie
    Born at 37 weeks on 12/22/06
    5lbs 1oz 19 1/2in

    Owen Charles
    Born at 29 wks 6 days on 01/17/09
    2lbs 14oz 15in
    In NICU for 2 months


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