Re: Need help, Thrush....in pain
hi there! welcome to the forum and congratulations on your little one!
sorry to hear that you both had/have thrush...but happy to hear that the thrush is going away for your son. i'd recommend applying the nystatin for a few more days just in case...yeast if very persistent! my dd just started a round of infant diflucan (after 3 unsuccessful rounds of nystatin ). i was also on a round of diflucan and have been pretty much pain free for the past month now.
as for your sore nipple, check this out: Is thrush causing my sore nipples?
In addition to the medical treatment, there are other steps you can take.
-Wash all bras, bra pads, nightgowns, etc (anything that comes in contact with your nipples) in HOT water with bleach and dry on hot in the dryer or in the sun.
-Rinsing your nipples with a vinegar and water solution (1 tablespoon vinegar to 1 cup water) after every feeding is helpful. Use a fresh cotton ball for each application and mix a new solution every day.
-Some women add acidophilus supplements (40 million units per day) to their diet.
-Some women find that reducing yeast and sugar in their diet helps.
hope this helps! good luck!
Aleina... born on Mother's Day, May 14, 2006...7lbs 4oz, 21.6 inches
Lauryn Elle...January 26, 2008...7lbs 15oz, 20 inches