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Can thrush go away by itself?

post #1 of 5
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Wondering, I think we may have it, not sure. Will thrush go away by itself eventually or does it always need treatment?
post #2 of 5
In my experience, it does not go away by itself. Instead, due to the constant supply of food (breast milk) it can move into the milk ducts and cause a ductal infection (so, so painful!!!!).

My advice would be to treat aggressivly! Good luck.
post #3 of 5
I am not sure of the particulars but if you are looking for something natural you could try acidopholis (sp?) When my DD was small I had thrush 4 times in the first 6 mos and was treating it with nystatin and gentian violet. After 6 mos when I stopped leaking ( and stopped wearing disposable nursing pads) I stopped getting it. I didn't make the connection until DS was born and started wearing them again. Once I switched to cotton it went away with no treatment. Hopefully someone will have some more info for you.
HTH
Krista
post #4 of 5
My ds had it for MONTHS... literally, from month 2 until just very very recently. Like a few weeks ago. We did 3 rounds of gentian violet, many many rounds of nystatin, probiotics..... I finally saw another doc who told me it would eventually run its course and die off. And it finally did. I left it untreated for about 9 weeks and it is now gone. Its unusual for a baby over 6 months old to still have it, but my baby is 10.5 months and had up until 2 weeks ago.
post #5 of 5
Thrush/Yeast can go away on its own when the good/bad bacteria in your body is regulated. However, I agree with the advice to treat it because it can become very painful and cause big time breastfeeding problems.
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