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#1 of 2 Old 04-07-2011, 08:29 AM - Thread Starter
 
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The title sort of says it all.

We've tried everything. Nystatan, Gentian Violet (three separate rounds), vinegar, probiotics, elimination...

and somehow it just won't Go!

My LO is only 3 months, but we've had it basically for the past six weeks. I am not bothered, and she doesn't seem to be either. Her tongue just looks like a mini snowstorm landed on it.

 

Does any body have any ideas?

I'm desperate!

 

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Have you tried miconazole?  Gel for baby's mouth, cream for you.  This is the standard protocol for treatment in the UK.  (http://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/pdfs/BfN_Thrush_leaflet_Feb_2009.pdf)  If you do ask your HCP about miconazole, be sure to read up about its use in babies under 4 months.

 

That said, have you had a definite diagnosis of thrush?  Could it be something else?  Some lactation specialists suggest that thrush which doesn't respond to treatment isn't thrush, although I wouldn't go that far in your case until miconazole has been tried.  You say it doesn't bother you - thrush is typically rather painful.  I do hope you aren't suffering too much! 

 

I hope you get this sorted out soon.  Let us know how you get on!

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