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The DR presribed us Nystatin for thrush. To use twice a day on my nipple and once a day to Layla, who isn't showing signs of thrush. That was Thursday, today (sunday) I have no improvement. I bought GSE and acidioplus (sp?). I used the gse twice so far. Should I be using gse and nystatin? Why am I not seeing any improvement?
Trisha, Homeschooling, SAHM to Robert 18, Matthew 16, Kaiya 11, Anja 8, Layla 3 and Emme - April 6th 2014
I've heard that Nystatin can be very slow acting, so it can take several days to see any improvement. With the GSE, you should see some improvement within the first 1-2 days. The acidophilus is just to help restore the balance in your system, so it won't have a dramatic impact on thrush, it just helps you get rid of it along with the other treatments (and can keep it away, so continue to take it once it's gone). If you have a really stubborn thrush, it doesn't hurt to overlap or double up on treatments. I would still give it another 2-3 days before coming to the conclusion that it is/isn't working though. I've only used GSE once, but I remember seeing an improvement in 1-2 days, so it shouldn't take long. Are you using the liquid GSE or capsules?
Andrea, mom to 3 beautiful girls - Abigail (8) Annabelle (5) and Alexis (3)
You might see if your doctor can get you an Rx for Diflucan. I'm taking that now and can finally for the first time with Leah nurse pain free (even with giant cracks in my nipples...). I never tried GSE though. I did GV and it would feel better while I was using it but it came back after I stopped. Maybe I didn't use it long enough (I did it for 5 days), but I really didn't like having everything in my house dyed purple!! I'm using Nystatin for Leah but she doesn't have any symptoms so it's more just to keep her from getting it.
Another thing my LC told me is pay attention to your diet. Stay away from sugars, dairy, and breads. They all feed the yeast and make it harder to get rid of. Which is probably part of my problem. I've cut back but I haven't stopped eating those things completely.