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Treating nipple thrush

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alexx2 Tue 19-Jan-16 09:54:33

I've developed thrush on my nipples and have been prescribed topical treatment for both me and DS. The problem is I'm unclear on how to use both of these. For me I've been given clotrimazole 2% cream and told to apply 2 x a day.
Question 1: should I was the cream off before breast feeding?
For the LO I've been given miconazole oromucasol 20mg gel
Question 2: my DS is 6 weeks old. Should I give this in the dosage on the bottle (for 4months +) which is 15g 4 x a day or should I reduce/dilute this as he's so little.
Any other tips on treating thrush much appreciated also. I know to change my bra regularly, keep my nipples clean and dry and expose them to the air as much as possible.
Luckily I think I have a fairly mild dose as stabbing pain not too bad (yet!) and DS has no visible symptoms yet.

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