Thread: Thrush??
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Old 08-22-2006, 07:05 AM   #5
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Re: Thrush??

It could definitely be thrush-- we battled it a lot with DS and most of my short breastfeeding relationship with DD.

The dry flakey rash sounds definitely like it to me. Get your nipples exposed, rinse them with water and don't cover them up-- they need the air. It was messy and gross but for us, gentian violet worked wonders when we caught it early on-- I'd pour it into dixie cups and use cotton balls (one per dip--) to paint my nipples, areola, and around them-- and then used a q-tip (another dixie cup) to do the inside of DSs mouth and lips-- we were a purple mess, but it worked.

We also used RX a few times -- though they always did a number on DSs stomach.
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