i am now after reading various archived threads, suspecting thrush, whats my best courseof action - bar no wine , sugary things and actimel
do i need drugs? and before i only ever got one tablet and i see on the threads it takes maybe 2wks of treatment - is that one every day
I've had a few bouts lately where I've not treated ds, and all has been fine. But I do keep the pessaries etc in the house, and tend to catch it very early. I think the longer it's left the more likely baby is to catch it too.
When ds has had thrush, as well as the furry mouth, he also gets a horrid nappy rash. Has your baby got anything like that? If so, and you're using cloth nappies, you need to do a really hot service wash. We resorted to microwaving in the end, but the nappy forum could tell you more about that.
I was told that the Canestan was fine to use on nipples, and that I didn't need to wash it off before feeding (which I didn't like the sound of TBH). I used the oral gel which was prescribed for ds (he preferred this to the drops) on my nipples as the pharmacist said that was fine too.
I would treat ds even if no symptoms, as once it gets a real hold, it's horrid to treat.
I had nipple thrush at the same time as my sons mouth thrush. We were given dacarin me cream him gel. I had to apply the cream topically after each breast feed it cleared up in about a week if i remember rightly and did not recur in me but DS did develop up a nasty case in his nappy a couple of months later. Once this was treated with cream it cleared up quickly too. I was pleasd at how well it had cleared as i had read horror stories about how hard it was to get rid of