Let's talk about thrush. It happens. And, it sucks. And, people who haven't had thrush become nauseated when it's mentioned. Mastitis followed by a relentless UTI means lots of antibiotics, and lots of antibiotics means LOTS OF BAD THINGS. A few days ago, right after I started my second round of UTI drugs, I woke up with itchy, painful nipples and discovered what no one wants to discover--thrush. My last case of thrush was in 2014 while nursing my third, but somehow, I'd hung onto this magical bottle of gentian violet--it had cured a horrible case of thrush that came and went for months and didn't respond to pharmaceuticals. Fortunately, this little bottle of amazingness still has its oomph and has me and the baby nearly-cured, but I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I also broke down and got a script for Nystatin from my doctor and a box of fancy probiotic pills from the pharmacy, yesterday, just for good measure. Does anyone have any other advice for destroying the thrush monster once and for all? What's worked for you?