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? Thrush

(8 Posts)
SauvignonBlanche Fri 29-Mar-13 20:00:05

DD, aged 12.5 is complaining of vaginal itching and has signs of discharge on her underwear. She has just finished a course of antibiotics.

I've bought Canesten but it says to consult a doctor if this is the first time you've had the symptoms and if you're under 16.

It's highly likely to be Thrush and with it being a BH weekend all I've got is out of hours and they usually take 3 hours just to call you back.

My instinct is to try the Canesten and see if that helps but a little part of me is fretting. Why do these things always happen at the weekend?

PhyllisDoris Fri 29-Mar-13 20:06:09

I can't see that canestan would do any harm. But if you're worried, you could use natural yoghurt.

ilovepowerhoop Fri 29-Mar-13 22:16:06

dd was prescribed 1% canesten at the age of 5 for thrush so I am sure it would be ok for your dd

SauvignonBlanche Fri 29-Mar-13 22:18:01

Thank you, feeling better now, just hope DD is in the morning. smile

cece Fri 29-Mar-13 22:20:23

Had the same problem with my 11 yr old too. Was going to try some Caneston tomorrow when I get to the shops.

NannyPlumIsMyMum Fri 29-Mar-13 22:21:57

Yes I would try the canesten too.

anonymosity Fri 29-Mar-13 23:39:31

also, sounds a bit bonkers, but eating the yogurt helps too.

SauvignonBlanche Sat 30-Mar-13 13:24:46

She says it's better today after the Canesten. smile

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