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Itchy nipples....

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CardyMow Tue 11-Jan-11 22:49:27

Is it possible to get thrush in your nipples before you give birth? I'm asking because my nipples are so so so itchy it's unbelievable, and as I'm 39+2, if I have got thrush in my nips, I'd like to get rid of it before baby arrives so that I don't give it to him. It's not let-down, that feels 'different' (am getting let-down, but that's more of an internal 'tingle' IYSWIM). I have bf my other 3 dc, and never had this itchiness before.

If it is thrush in my nipples, how would I treat it? (And how would I know, It's not as if I'm going to get my nips out for the MALE GP at my A/N tomorrow, MW on annual leave atm).

CardyMow Tue 11-Jan-11 22:50:26

And no female GP at our surgery, we only get one visit once a month, which I've (typically) just missed!

CardyMow Wed 12-Jan-11 22:01:35

Bump for advice.

shirleyhyypia Wed 12-Jan-11 22:06:45

Dont want to leave you unanswered

I know youre more likely to get thrush in pregnancy, I had it downstairs at about 39 weeks, but I cant find any refs to getting it in your nipples before birth? Sure it probably is possible though...

I was given thrush cream, its safe to use in pregnancy, so I guess you'd just use that??

shirleyhyypia Wed 12-Jan-11 22:07:45

Btw, you might wanna mention it to your doctor, they didnt even examine me as its so common in late pregnancy

MoonUnitAlpha Wed 12-Jan-11 22:09:24

I had itchy nipples during pregnancy - not thrush just some weird pregnancy thing!

Oblomov Wed 12-Jan-11 22:22:53

Oh I had very itchy nipples all the way through pg'nancy. And whilst bf'ing. Never thought anything of it.
Is it abnormal then ? Has it 'got' to be thrush or something serious ?

Actually, I still have a good scratch, even now, regularly. Come to think of it, I think I always have. Obs goes of to ponder hmm

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