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so my doc says my son has a "little thrush" on the side of his mouth, says no worries, if it gets worse come back we'll treat it...now i am reading the other two thrush posts on this forum and freaking out...sounds like thrush should be treated IMMEDiATELY, no matter what...i don't want the things that are happenin to those poor mamas to happen to me...should i be pissed my doc didn't take care of it? maybe he doesn't think BF is that important or something, he didn't ask me if i was BFing or anything...should i be worried about my son's thrush? i have been having plugged ducts and engorgement this week, i feel fine today, but i had never had any breast issues....
 

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Yea, my guess is the reason you have plugged ducts in the thrush. Having tried both, I prefer the natural treatments which are outlined in about every post on thrush here. Vinegar wipes for nips, grapefruit seed extract, probiotics, etc. About the doc, it depends. I'm pretty surprised your doc didn't ask what your 4 month old was eating!?
 

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I can certainly understand your concern, but bellymama, please don't worry too much. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> Thrush is fairly common, and it doesn't always lead to those horror stories. Main thing is that you are aware of it, and you can treat your babe's mouth before it gets worse. (I'm sorry your doctor wasn't too helpful!) And I wouldn't necessarily jump to the conclusion that thrush is causing your plugged ducts. Thrush often begins in the nipples.<br><br>
Checkout: <a href="http://www.drjaygordon.com/development/bf/thrush.asp" target="_blank">http://www.drjaygordon.com/development/bf/thrush.asp</a><br><br>
Good luck!
 

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thanks...the thought of weaning just sent me over the edge...hes only 4 mo. old and i want to EBF...that article was great. thankyou.
 

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My DS might have had it, but it went away on it's own.<br>
If it does get worse, there's a variety of safe ways to treat it. If you need to be treated, they just need to be reminded to get the dose high enough and run it long enough. I'd say Fluconazole 400mg x 1 dose, then 200mg a day for 7 to 14 days.
 
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