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My friend has a three week old girl with thrush. She is breast feeding.
Has had a prescription for an oral suspension it from the Doctors.
Trouble is the medicine is not available in the chemist nor any other local chemists, it seems. She has rang round everywhere and been in touch with Docs again since. Trouble with the supply is the reason. Apparently this is the only thing available for the thrush as there is another one but made by the same company.
Anyone with advice on what to do or home care advice for my friend.
Tis Easter this weekend, she wants something for her girl.
Is her prescription for Nystatin? Because if so, she's not missing much. It's what they always seem to prescribe unless forced to do otherwise, and it's pants, imo. This is a great opportunity to skip the pants solution and go back to the GP with a good excuse to ask for the hard stuff!
She wants Daktarin cream (for her) and Daktarin oral gel (for bubs), or, ideally, oral tablets for her if she can persuade GP to prescribe. It's essential to treat both of them at the same time and go into a regime of obsessive washing till it's done. Or she'll get what I've got - thrush inside the boob, in the milk ducts - and it's HELL, believe me she does not want that.
Download This (http://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/information/thrush.php) for her, so she has something to give to her GP.
Elise had pretty bad OT at 2 weeks old, and as I was BF, I had it on my nips too (ouch!). I used Canesten, and Elise had Nystatin, and both cleared up in a matter of days.
Poor thing though, what a nightmare situation, not being able to get the medicine. I'd be inclined to ring NHS Direct and have a chat to one of the nurses.
The stuff was called amphotericin oral sugar free suspension.
I'll pass on the other stuff to her too.
Maybe she could call the makers and ask them where the nearest stockists are?
she rang back the Doctors and they decided they could prescribe Daktarin gel all of a sudden.
Thanks and helpful stuff posted by all.
Well, that's good news then! She really needs to treat herself as well as offspring tho' - if she hasn't got another prescription for Daktarin cream for her, she should be able to get it over the counter I think. You can definitley get Canestan OTC, the only issue is that there are now Canestan-resistant strains of thrush.
i hope she gets it sorted soon :ellie:
OMG I had thrush in my milk ducts while I was breastfeeding and it was absolute HELL. Sooooooo painful it was untrue - I really hope she doesn't get it in her system. We were lucky that Niamh never showed any symptoms but it took 3 trips to the doctor and a different remedy each time, another remedy from the HV that didn't work, and finally a trip to the hospital where I saw a feeding advisor who managed to persuade my doctor to prescribe me fluconazole. Apparently it isn't licensed for use when breastfeeding but research shows that it doesn't harm the baby. If she gets it in her milk ducts tell her that this is the stuff she needs and to be pushy about it.
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