I've had thrush now for about 2 weeks and it doesn't seem better and I feel like it may be getting slighlty worse. Here's what I've tried so far.
First 2 days, baby on Nystain, me: rinsing nipples with vinegar/water after nursing, using anti fungal cream, taking acidophoilis, garlic, vit C, and echinicia. Someone on here told me nystain can make thrush worse and to try gentain voilet.
Used gentain voilet for 4 days per Jack Newmans instructions. I continued to use antifungal and vinegar after each feed and continued vitamins. Thrush didn't get better, but didn't seem to get worse.
Last 5 days I've been using grapefruit seed extract drops. I'm up to 20 drops and feel like my nipples are constantly burning now and have even started itching. I stoped rinsing with vinegar solution after each feed and just used the GSE. I also would swab LO's tongue every hour with GSE when he was awake (which isn't a lot since he is still a newborn)...maybe 3-4 times a day. I also gave him acidopholis 1 x a day.
Today I went back to rinsing with vinegar before using GSE. I can't tell if it has helped.
I try to get out in the sun at least once a day. My nipples are constanly exposed to air as long as we aren't out or someone's not over (so they are exposed about 20 hours a day.
His tongue still looks the same. Not better but not worse.
I'm sanitizing everything!
I also recently got engorged again and have OAL. I've been block feeding every 3 hours and nursing on an incline the over supply is starting to level out more. ..but he's still chomping and clamping to slow the flow which doesn't help my already very sore, senstive nipples.
I have my postpardum appt. tomorrow. I'm going to ask for a perscription for APNO but I don't know if they will write it. Any other tips????? I have GSE pills but they don't have citricile.