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<p>My 6mo DD has some creamy white patches on the inside of her cheeks, kind of minimal but noticeable whenever her mouth is open. I wondered if they were just from the suction of breastfeeding, but NOW my nipples are bright red and splotchy and they feel prickly, kind of a burn like sensation when she nurses.. I first thought this was because she has started yanking them, so thought it might be nipple trauma. BUT the two things combined, made me realize she/we might have thrush.</p>
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<p>Is this something I should definately consult my pedi over if I'm not sure, or is there a home treatment I can start and see if things clear up? I really don't want to have to sit with her in a pedi office just for them to tell me to treat it at home, lol.</p>
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<p>Thank you</p>
 

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This may help Dr Newman: <a href="http://www.nbci.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12:candida-protocol&catid=5:information&Itemid=17" target="_blank">http://www.nbci.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12:candida-protocol&catid=5:information&Itemid=17</a> Kellymom: <a href="http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/thrush/thrush-resources.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/thrush/thrush-resources.html</a> Gentian Violet worked well for my DS and I when we had thrush.
 

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<p>Well Ive read kellymom and it sounds like we have it, but none of the articles say how to address it as a sole treatment.. like, vinegar is one method, but can JUST that cure it, or should you use a combo of things?</p>
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<p>And she also has a minimal diaper rash. That might be linked, and none of the sites say how to treat that along with everything else?</p>
 

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<p>well, here is what I did :)</p>
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<p>only gentian violet on my nipples once a day, nursing right after.  Monostat cream on baby's diaper yeast rash.  took 1 week to clear.  hth!</p>
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<p>oh, gentian violet info: <a href="http://www.nbci.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=73:using-gentian-violet&catid=5:information&Itemid=17" target="_blank">http://www.nbci.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=73:using-gentian-violet&catid=5:information&Itemid=17</a></p>
 
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