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Thrush in pregnancy - what can I use?

(11 Posts)
Sahkoora Sat 07-Jun-14 07:41:00

What can I use for thrush in pregnancy? Don't think I can use the tablet, but what about the pessary? Not sure cream alone is going to cut it. sad

I'm 21 weeks if that makes any difference!

Thanks.

JennyOnTheBlocks Sat 07-Jun-14 07:47:33

Good old fashioned plain, full fat,live natural yoghurt is the only thing that works for me my friend. Also bicarbonate of soda in your bath, with no bubbles etc

Slap as much yoghurt up and on your foof as possible - wear a pad as you really do need that much - and leave it there as long as you can bear then shower off, and reapply.

It's horrible, isn't it, but this will work

thatwhichwecallarose Sat 07-Jun-14 07:52:26

My doctor prescribed me the pessary and cream (canestan). Just advised not to push it too far up! I was 31 weeks though. Oh and I did a swab first to make sure that's what it was.

I would visit docs if you have time or get canestan if not!

bronya Sat 07-Jun-14 07:53:02

Canestan pessary and cream. You have to push the pessary in with your fingers, not the applicator though.

Sahkoora Sat 07-Jun-14 07:54:56

Thanks everyone! It really is hideous. What causes it? I'm presuming it must be something hormonal as I've only ever had it when pregnant or breastfeeding and milk supply/demand has changed.

JennyOnTheBlocks Sat 07-Jun-14 07:57:35

I my friend says hers was hormonal too, I couldn't eat blue cheese or marmite the week before my period or I'd have thrush again

Took to eating yoghurt instead grin

it is common in pregnancy. You can use pessaries and creams but not the tablet.

beccajoh Sat 07-Jun-14 08:00:12

I had rampant thrush during my first pregnancy and used pessaries and inserted them with the applicator. Everything was fine. The pessaries isn't going to end up in your uterus just because you're pregnant.

LittlePeasMummy1 Sat 07-Jun-14 10:26:05

Hello, here is a patient information leaflet about treating thrush in pregnancy. Hope this is helpful
www.medicinesinpregnancy.org/Medicine--pregnancy/Clotrimazole/

Sahkoora Sat 07-Jun-14 10:30:08

Thanks, that's great.

LittlePeasMummy1 Sat 07-Jun-14 10:38:11

No problem. I don't think I know many pregnant women who haven't had thrush. It's so annoying.

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