Ugg... Abby woke up yesterday with thrush. It was a minor annoyance, a blip on the radar. I called the allergist for nystatin rinse like I usually do. Because her Flovent is a corticosteroid it causes oral thrush in some people. We do all the right things; rinsing and brushing her teeth and mouth after her inhaler, using a spacer, increasing her probiotic intake during the time she takes the inhaler. For her it just doesn't matter. Well the allergist was not in this week and they couldn't find a record of her being prescribed it in the past so they referred us to the pediatrician.
I put in a call to the nurse and when she called me back her response was "well a child her age shouldn't get thrush". I wanted to snap back with "yeah, kids who aren't on steroids, are known to have problems with their immune system and who are getting over two back to back viruses". Instead I politely explained that she has been through this before. She responded back with having to check with the doctor and yadda yadda.
She called me back THREE HOURS LATER and told me that they would prescribe it BUT I needed to bring her in to "talk about it". At this point I was annoyed and said that WHEN I bring the girls in for their annual check up in June we can discuss it then. There is no way I am dragging her to yet another waiting room full of germs for thrush. I feel like we have been in and out of doctors offices non-stop over the past month so it just isn't necessary.
Thankfully we now have the rinse and she should be back to normal in no time.