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Thrush - is the cream any good?

(9 Posts)
TheMockTurtle Mon 01-Aug-16 09:38:06

So I'm 23 weeks pregnant. Prone to thrush. I have another bout of it. The doctor gave me cream to treat the problem.

I'm just curious- I read the cream doesn't treat the symptoms inside the vagina. And I know they're reluctant to prescribe the pessery or the tablet whilst pregnant. So... Does the cream even work to get rid of the infection?

Oly5 Mon 01-Aug-16 09:44:27

I had constant thrush when pregnant and had the pessaries AND cream. Try and book an appt with another GP

ThoraGruntwhistle Mon 01-Aug-16 09:48:41

I had several bouts during my last pg, the cream soothes the itching somewhat but doesn't actually cure it. I used the internal cream stuff which cleared it up properly but I went and bought it rather than getting it on prescription. IIRC you can't take the oral capsule when pg.

sillibillie Mon 01-Aug-16 09:53:57

I had constant thrush through 4 pregnancies. Yes you can use the pessary. And the cream. No you can't use the oral tablet. See the doctor again

DesignedForLife Mon 01-Aug-16 15:35:46

I've been prescribed the pessary 3 times this pregnancy, cream alone didn't touch it!

dementedpixie Mon 01-Aug-16 20:11:10

Pessary is fine in pregnancy but you should insert with fingers rather than the applicator. You just shouldn't take the oral tablet

NovemberInDailyFailLand Tue 02-Aug-16 05:44:22

The internal cream works well imo. Just be v careful putting it in.

PenguinPoser Tue 02-Aug-16 06:30:22

Definitely need pessaries - a course of 6 (one per night for 6 nights) is recommended in pregnancy. Only thing that worked for me. Go back to your GP and ask.

Fairylea Tue 02-Aug-16 06:45:35

Definitely need the pessary. I've used it lots during both my pregnancies. See another GP or buy it over the counter.

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