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Pregnant and I have thrush

(16 Posts)
Keenoonvino Wed 23-Apr-14 19:53:12

I'm 15 weeks pregnant and I have thrush which has gotten worse has the day has gone on. I went the the pharmacy this afternoon and the pharmacist wouldn't give me any cream, she said I need to check with doc/midwife first.

I've had recurrent miscarriage so am anxious anyway.

I was wondering if anyone has any natural remedies to relieve the itching!? I'm going to book a gp appt tomorrow to get some advice/cream. Does anyone know if it's safe to use something like canesten for this? It's all external itching.... (Sorry, TMI!!)

RoseberryTopping Wed 23-Apr-14 20:01:01

Canesten is totally safe to use, pharmacists just don't like to give pregnant women much over the counter without a prescription.

If possible you could ring your surgery and ask to speak to the doctor on the phone about it and get them to give you a prescription. Saves you the bother of going in and you might as well get the treatment for free.

RoseberryTopping Wed 23-Apr-14 20:01:59

In the mean time natural yoghurt is really soothing for the itching.

Keenoonvino Wed 23-Apr-14 20:03:34

Thanks roseberry. I will give them a call first thing. Don't have any natural yogurt in the house (we normally always do!!)... But DH said he'd pop out after dinner and get me some smile

talulahbelle Wed 23-Apr-14 20:06:03

I've had thrush in my pregnancy and just used the external cream. GP prescribed it for me.

RAFWife12 Wed 23-Apr-14 20:07:26

Canesten pessary's and cream are perfectly safe. Oral tablet is not. Pharmacist won't give anything to pregnant women without script.

Ladyhaha Wed 23-Apr-14 20:07:28

Canesten cream is fine but the thrush pill isn't

gamerchick Wed 23-Apr-14 20:09:04

Send your dude to a supermarket chemist tonight to get you some cream, he doesn't have to say you're pregnant. Sometimes you have to lie because if they had their way they would just let you suffer I think most of the time to be 'on the safe side'.

CookieLady Wed 23-Apr-14 20:10:10

I used Canestan pessary and cream whilst pregnant it was okayed by my GP. When I need more cream I git my husband to lie and say it was fit him.

CookieLady Wed 23-Apr-14 20:10:28

*for him

Chells Wed 23-Apr-14 21:04:04

Utterly horrid!!!
The nurse at my doc surgery recommended hot bath with 3-4 handfuls rock salt and about 2-3 tablespoons bicarbonate of soda dissolved in it. Sit in bath twice a day if you can for 20+ min. Takes 2/3 days but I found it helped me when canestan did nothing!!

LucyB1 Wed 23-Apr-14 21:21:02

Doctor prescribed me cansesten and pessery. Free with prescription as well.

DebH1975 Wed 23-Apr-14 21:40:21

You can use the cream. The first pharmacy I went to wouldn't give me it, I tried another one and they were happy to give me the cream without me going to the gp.

softlysoftly Wed 23-Apr-14 21:52:17

Midwife would prescribe pessary, they did for me.

my bil is a pharmacist he admits its just arse covering other than the tablet which is unsafe.

Keenoonvino Wed 23-Apr-14 22:23:10

Thanks all. DH couldn't get to supermarket, chemist was closed. I am going first thing tomorrow. If I can't get a gp prescription I'll just suck it up and pay for the cream. Anything to make it stop!! smile you've all reassured me though, which is great. I am a bit of a worrywart...

Boogles91 Wed 23-Apr-14 22:35:26

My doc told me after first trimester its safe to use creams and pesseries. My mc history is same, and ive always had thrush bad so always had to get it on prescript. X

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