If you’re reading this, you are probably wondering how to rid yourself of painful and irritating nipple thrush. If you have experienced nipple thrush, you will be only too aware of how uncomfortable the symptoms can be. The Royal Women’s Hospital defines breast and nipple thrush as a fungal infection caused by the organism Candida Albicans.
Symptoms of nipple and breast thrush include burning, itching and stinging of the nipples. Nipples may also be red and tender to touch. Unfortunately, the pain of these symptoms may not lessen even after the infant is repositioned to help improve the baby’s attachment to the nipple. Also, nipple thrush can progress into breast thrush. Breast thrush often presents as a deep ache, stabbing or shooting pain that radiates through the breast. Mothers may often experience nipple and breast pain after and between feeds. Nipple and breast thrush is highly contagious and often babies will develop symptoms themselves in the form of oral thrush or/and nappy rash. Signs of oral thrush include a thick white coating on the tongue or spots inside the cheeks. Signs of fungal nappy rash include a stubborn red rash that may not get better even when nappy cream is regularly applied.