Oral/breast thrush - help!!

(4 Posts)
countrytweed Tue 12-Jul-16 12:52:14

My 5 week old son has just been diagnosed with oral thrush by GP... and I've been experiencing agonising shooting/burning pains in my boobs (along with red raw nipples). GP has given the baby Nystan and told me I don't need anything, so I called another GP today and he's prescribed me one 150mg dose of Fluconazole (this was after me suggesting it, as he doesn't seem to think breast thrush exists). Worried that this Nystan and one dose of Fluconazole is not going to do anything at all after what I've read online - is Daktarin better? Should I push for more Fluconazole? Any other tips! I'm in so much pain! Thank you smile

mrsmugoo Tue 12-Jul-16 13:54:47

No, you both need to be treated and you'll need a much longer course of the fluconozole.

My Lactation consultant suggested I print out the following to take tiny GP when I had it:

https://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/wp-content/dibm/thrush-oct14.pdf

countrytweed Tue 12-Jul-16 14:36:44

Thanks! From what I've read Daktarin gel for the lo, and Daktarin cream and a course of fluconazole for me (plus probiotics and cutting out sugar/yeast - fun!) tends to be a winning combo. Plus going crazy on washing and sterilising.

When does everything get easier?! Just got over episiotomy pain and now this confused

mrsmugoo Tue 12-Jul-16 14:59:39

With my son it clicked at 8 weeks. Feeding DD, 6 weeks now and we're teetering on the edge of it being easy smile

When it clicks it's plain sailing!

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