Fighting Thrush/ Yeast problem

Anneke - posted on 07/10/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hi. Any tips on how to deal with Thrush/yeast problem? When I first discovered a problem, I went to a lac consultant. I took a pill and used Jack Newman cream for the sore nipples. Then I discovered thrush in my LO's mouth and went to the Dr. Got a cream for me and drops for her. Don't think it went away because like 2 days after she finished her meds, I saw the thrush still. Now she is on a longer dose of meds and I am taking a pill and still using the creams from before. Just getting a little frustrated with it all.

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Anneke - posted on 07/11/2010

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I have used Gentian Violet too. when she was about 5 weeks old. it is messy!
Selia, how did you come across your remedy?

Selia - posted on 07/11/2010

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I had to use Diflucan pill once a week for several weeks and take "Yeast Cleanse" by Solaray at the same time. The herbs say not to take while nursing, but I found a site where a PhD specialist said those herbs are indeed safe for nursing. It was only when I did the both it went away. Gentian Violet worked better than nystatin for DD, but the doc mentioned not to use more than once a week or it will burn. It only took one dose though. Beware, it is very messy and stains instantly!

Anneke - posted on 07/11/2010

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I'll have to see if I can find some. I had a lac consult tell me to use grapefruit seed oil. Hubby looked it up, and said it was really expensive. I don't know if he looked up the right thing though

Becca - posted on 07/11/2010

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Yeast can be really tricky to get rid of. My son still has flare ups and we first got it when he was only a few days old. Now he's almost a year. My doctor reccommended genitian violet because he was concerned that we may have yeast that is resistant to the usual forms of treatment. It's a bit tricky to find since it's not used much anymore but apparently it's available over the counter.

Anneke - posted on 07/10/2010

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I can't remember the first pill, but we are now both taking nystatin. different forms.

Jessie - posted on 07/10/2010

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what is the name of the pill and what is your daughter on? I had a loooong battle with yeast in me and my son and several things did not work for us. please feel free to add me and I will see if I can help with what I know.

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