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Hi I'm after advice on how best to treat thrush whilst on antibiotics. I've still got two days of antibiotics left. Do I take thrush tablet now? but then with two more days to go I'm worried it won't go away properly. So is it best to leave it (if I can stand it) and take it once I've finished my tablets? Thanks
Thanks everyone. I suffer from thrush a lot and it's wearing me down. I will try some actimel type drink today but I'm going away supposedly tomorrow and I suffer from IBS and they irritate that. Can't win either way. Will def cut back on sugar and yeast then too. Going to use cream today I think then If still awful take tablet tomorrow night with last antibiotic as double whammy
You can get probiotic powder capsules or tablets from health food shops like Holland and Barratt or online that are dairy free. Take the thrush meds now and take Max probiotic dose once antibiotic course ends for several weeks.
I am on daily long term antibiotics and I suffer with thrush fairly regularly. I use the canestan pessary, this doesn't interfere with the antibiotics as it's not being taken orally. You can also use the external cream as well.
Fairylea - if you suffer from thrush 'fairly regularly' then you probably need to change something! Canesten doesn't interfere with ABs - it's the other way around which is why the usual advice is wait till you've finished the course. Difficult if you're on a daily dose, though.
53 dragon thanks but there is nothing I can change. I have long term kidney problems and need to take high dose antibiotics daily upping the dose if necessary to treat any infections. I have bucket loads of antibiotics and canestan pessary packs at home as prescribed by my consultant to take as necessary (nhs urologist). Thanks though.