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To think that Canesten Oral just doesn't work.

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Pipbin Tue 07-Jul-15 21:19:56

This is the second time I've tried it and after 3 days I'm still wanting to set to my foof with wire wool. And I've been using the cream too.

Anyone else found this or is my fanjo just being fucking difficult.

Shakirasma Tue 07-Jul-15 21:24:03

Big sympathy for you OP

It has always worked for me though, maybe you'd be better with a pessary on future.

Get well soon.

hazeyjane Tue 07-Jul-15 21:25:38

A pessary is the best way to treat thrush. Sympathies.

AnyFucker Tue 07-Jul-15 21:25:51

could your partner be passing it back ?

Pipbin Tue 07-Jul-15 21:26:37

I'm going back to the damn pessary. I just like the cleanness of the tablet.

Pipbin Tue 07-Jul-15 21:27:09

AF - We haven't DTD since forever.

BIWI Tue 07-Jul-15 21:28:08

Not sure what Canestan Oral is - is it Diflucan by any other brand name?

Diflucan (or Tesco/Sainsbury equivalent) + Canestan pessary was what worked for me when I was suffering.

AnyFucker Tue 07-Jul-15 21:31:52

canestan oral is fluconazole which always works for me

op, perhaps you need to see your gp and get the big guns...metronidazole

that kills the itchy fucker

or go to a sexual health clinic and make sure it really is thrush

mmollytoots Tue 07-Jul-15 21:34:20


Pipbin Tue 07-Jul-15 21:36:49

What else could it be AF - neither man nor beast has been up there in ages.

DayLillie Tue 07-Jul-15 21:39:05

Agree - try clinic.

I get 'nearly thrush' frequently due to menopausal problems. I use vagifem and frequently use multigyn actigel to keep it at bay. If it gets bad, then I use the Flora acitive with a tablet, but haven't had to do that in a while.

The cream hurts. sad

Pipbin Tue 07-Jul-15 21:39:51

Last time I went to the GP when it didn't go they didn't even look at it.

AnyFucker Tue 07-Jul-15 21:40:30

could be bacterial vaginosis

DayLillie Tue 07-Jul-15 21:40:39

Bugger - flora active is margarine blush

I meant multigyn flora plus.

Purplepoodle Tue 07-Jul-15 21:41:51

Could you have a bacterial infection instead of fungal?

Purpleball Tue 07-Jul-15 21:41:52

Sometimes thrush gets mistaken for bacterial vaginosis and vice versa. BV needs metronidazole big guns to get rid. fucidin on a tampon also worked but can't get it prescribed for that

Purpleball Tue 07-Jul-15 21:42:27

Oops we all said the same thing at the same time smile

AnyFucker Tue 07-Jul-15 21:43:57

great minds

gamerchick Tue 07-Jul-15 21:46:00

Yeah BV is a right pain in the arse. If you go to the clinic for a screen they'll diagnose it there and then. Ask them for the applicator and cream rather than those vile antibiotics. It's horrendously messy but preferable than the tablets imo.

Pipbin Tue 07-Jul-15 21:47:11

I've not heard of BV, I just assumed thrush.

DoTheDuckFace Tue 07-Jul-15 21:48:23

I have just been to my go about recurring persistent thrush and I have been prescribed 3 tablets to take at every other day intervals and another three tablets to take one a month for three months to hopefully try and get rid once and for all.

Pipbin Tue 07-Jul-15 21:49:22

I haven't had it in about a year.

DayLillie Tue 07-Jul-15 21:50:16

I have done the BV and thrush - they seemed to merge - then I kept getting swabs that came back with nothing - which is why I started on vagifem.

Agree the cream is preferable, if messy. The oral antibiotics just cause more problems, unless it is necessary for other reasons (I had them after surgery).

GinAndSonic Tue 07-Jul-15 21:51:31

I took the capsule on sunday night. Im still really itchy and raw feeling. Think ill go buy the pessary tomorrow.

AnyFucker Tue 07-Jul-15 21:51:58

get down the sexual health clinic, much more informed than the gp

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