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Mooncup thrush

(12 Posts)
WelshMoth Thu 19-Nov-15 23:31:40

I've used it for years but last few months has given me thrush like symptoms at the end of my cycle. It's been out for a full 24hrs now and I'm sore! Anyone else had this?

Fabraine Fri 20-Nov-15 11:45:32

I stopped using it for exactly that reason (probably not helpful). I was a big fan for ages but then realised that sticking something plasticy into a warm wet environment for hours at a time was a recipe for 'growth'. Reluctantly went back to pads/tampons and haven't had a problem since.

29PaddingtonSt Fri 20-Nov-15 11:48:48

How are you cleaning and sterilising it?

bagsofbats Fri 20-Nov-15 11:54:26

I had similar problems so reluctantly went back to tampons. I sterilized it at the start of each period and washed it according to instructions.

WelshMoth Fri 20-Nov-15 17:41:33

That's disappointing - I really prefer them.
I rinse out every 6 hours or so, then after my period ends, I sterilise in Milton tablets for 15-20 mins, rinse thoroughly, then pop it back into the linen storage bag.
Doesn't help that canesten cream stings like hell as well, so I get no relief!!!

29PaddingtonSt Fri 20-Nov-15 20:05:27

I would stop using the Milton and steam sterilise instead (I use the microwave sterilising bags) I used to get sore when I used Milton even though I made sure I rinsed it well. No problems now I steam sterilise.

WelshMoth Sat 21-Nov-15 00:31:44

I'll try them, .Paddington. Thanks.
Where do you buy the bags?

29PaddingtonSt Sat 21-Nov-15 00:59:22

You can get them from Boots, Mothercare etc or on Amazon. ink{\]]r}11_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1448067487&sr=8-2&keywords=steam+sterilising+bags

LivingInMidnight Sat 21-Nov-15 14:27:09

This might be a stupid question, but are you washing your hands before removing/inserting each time?

Branleuse Sat 21-Nov-15 14:28:49

I stopped using mine because I kept getting thrush too.

OddlyLogical Sat 21-Nov-15 16:07:06

Part of the reason I started using a mooncup was because I had persistent thrush. I hardly ever have problems since then. In fact, I used to rinse my mooncup in a very mild solution of tea tree oil in water before putting it in. That seemed to help reduce the thrush.
A very strict sugar free diet with no yeast or refined carbs for a couple of weeks, also helped getting rid of thrush once and for all.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 21-Nov-15 16:09:48

Can you try without for a couple of months? It may be coincidental, not the mooncup (I think people often get thrush around their period because the pH of the vagina changes or something?)

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