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Old 09-15-2011, 09:46 PM   #1
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Thrush... Yeast??? Please give advice...

OK here goes... I am a eper for our 9month old dd2 and am expecting #3 in April.

I "think" I have thrush... Which started out as dry ruff itchy spot on left breast... It has now got patches all over "dark area" by nipple... It itches burns all the time... The worst is in the tub when bathing... Just want to claw my breast off!! Well now the right breast is getting these patches and starting to itch... And I have some serious itchingburning "down there"... Could what I have on my breast... Thrush... Given me a yeast infection?

And how do I treat this??? I don't have insurance right now so I have no idea how much it would be cost to go to a dr... I have an ob and can call them in the am but I would really like to get some Relief tonight so I can sleep... Can I take yeast infection cream this early in pg? I have some... Plus what can I use on my breast... Could a lc... Help with treatment on breast or would only a dr since I have both problems?? I am sorry for so many questions!


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Old 09-17-2011, 07:08 AM   #2
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Re: Thrush... Yeast??? Please give advice...

Thrush hurts like hell when the baby latches. If it is thrush, you really should go to the doctor because both you and baby need to be treated.

My midwife recommended seeping some chamomile tea bags, cooling them, then placing them on the nipple and taking ibuprofen to soothe the pain.
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:43 AM   #3
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I would use gentian violet on your nipples and be sure to really sterilize your pump parts. Also add some probiotics to your diet. The yeast infection and the yeast on your nipples is the same organism and so adding the probiotics will help balance your system. You can also make a paste of powdered probiotics and water and apply it to your nipples.
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