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Nipple Thrush

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onedayimightforget Mon 09-Jan-17 09:57:54

I've got the cream to treat nipple thrush which I've been using but the pain is now in my breast as well, do I need to apply the cream where it hurts on the breast or will it get into the ducts by applying to the nipple?

foxessocks Mon 09-Jan-17 17:42:40

Sympathies thrush is horrible. From what I remember when I had it I just put it on the nipple and the pain was in the breast as well and it did clear up. I don't suppose it would hurt to put it on the rest though! Have you got treatment for your baby too?

onedayimightforget Mon 09-Jan-17 19:31:52

Thanks fox. Yes, DD has treatment too. I didn't really have symptoms at first but she did. Now that the pain has started it's agonising. If it's this uncomfortable for DD no wonder she seems so miserable.

foxessocks Mon 09-Jan-17 20:35:29

Yes I was exactly the same with my dd (thankfully haven't had it this time round with ds) she was in a lot of discomfort and I didn't feel anything but as soon as the gp confirmed it I started feeling pain as well sort of radiating through the whole breast. Hope it clears up quickly. I had to have three lots of treatments for it to finally go. Don't forget to keep washing bras, muslins (I did mine daily on a hot wash). Do you think you got thrust because of being on antibiotics? Because I was on antibiotics recently and managed to avoid thrush possibly because I took probiotics afterwards for a month. Sorry you probably know all this but it became one of my specialist subjects!!

foxessocks Mon 09-Jan-17 20:35:59

Ha thrush not thrust...

onedayimightforget Mon 09-Jan-17 20:55:45

I haven't had antibiotics and this is the second time she and I have had it 😞. I have tried to work out why we've both had it again and I saw that having had antibiotics in pregnancy can make you more prone and I had two courses as well as IV antibiotics when I was in labour. DD was also premature and premature babies are also more likely to get thrush apparently. Premature babies are more likely to get everything it seems!

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