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can i treat vaginal thrush with just canesten cream

(8 Posts)
BrokenBananaTantrum Wed 29-Jun-11 22:24:00

Or do I need a pessary or that diflucan stuff? I have the cream already and the other stuff is expensive.


boysrock Wed 29-Jun-11 22:25:35

Apparently you can get asda's own for £5 wink
depends how widespread your r=thrush is I suspect.

tribpot Wed 29-Jun-11 22:29:41

I think the cream is just to ease the symptoms, but you can probably find out online or ask NHS Direct?

Presumably you can get it on prescription, which brings the cost down, although I fully accept prescriptions are not cheap!

BrokenBananaTantrum Wed 29-Jun-11 22:30:34

Thanks will pop Asda tomorrow.
Everytime I have antibiotics I get it. Grrr.

BrokenBananaTantrum Wed 29-Jun-11 22:32:26

Thanks tribpot. Will try that if I can't get any at Asda.

boysrock Wed 29-Jun-11 23:32:04

Take a spoonful of natural yoghurt (orally!) when you take the antibiotics. It rebalances the flora and fauna so you dont get thrush.
Works a treat everytime.

boysrock Wed 29-Jun-11 23:32:40

meant to say take a spoonful daily not with the tablets.

BrokenBananaTantrum Thu 30-Jun-11 16:36:26

Thanks for that tip will try that next time

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