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Thrush (down below) and breastfeeding

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Ruthiebaby Fri 01-Jul-05 10:24:30

I have thrush (ahem..down below...not on my nipples). I had it when I was pregnant and was given a pessary - I had also bought one so I kept it for another time. Now I think I'm definately ready to use it.......only thing it ok to use a pessary for thrush when I'm breast feeding ?
I know it was ok whilst I was pregnant as the doc prescribed it.

Anybody know ? I'm desperate !

georginars Fri 01-Jul-05 10:32:55

yes it is - used it myself the other week. Ask the pharmacist though to make sure they don't give you the oral capsule as you definitely can't take that - but the pessary is fine

starlover Fri 01-Jul-05 10:34:11

yes it should be fine. you can take canestan (fluconazole) tablets too, as i was prescribed these for nipple thrush.

someone (mears i think) gave me a good tip though... try drinking actimel every day! it really works at keeping the thrush away!

Ruthiebaby Fri 01-Jul-05 10:36:46

Thanks goerginars.

Starlover - funny you should say that as I used to drink the muller bio yogurt drinks every night. I stopped drinking them a few weeks ago....hmmmm...maybe I should start back up again !

starlover Fri 01-Jul-05 10:37:38

i always thought it was just another marketing ploy! but i used to get thrush a lot and haven't had it since starting on the actimel!

georginars Fri 01-Jul-05 10:37:46

oooh yes the actimel does help too!

Ruthiebaby Fri 01-Jul-05 10:52:14

Right...I'm off out now so I'm going to buy some when I'm out !!

Thanks girls

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