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PLEASE give me your tips on how to soothe soreness Down There - thrush

(18 Posts)
Jacksmybaby Mon 11-Aug-08 21:10:51

Have taken the Canesten capsule and used the cream but am hopping round the house in serious discomfort, feel like I'm on fire! Anyone got any good tips for remedies?!

Goober Mon 11-Aug-08 21:12:00

5/6 drops of teatree oil on a panty liner.

janeite Mon 11-Aug-08 21:12:01

Natural yoghurt mixed with a bit of lavender oil. It will feel v cold and weird but should soothe it fairly instantly.

fishie Mon 11-Aug-08 21:12:12


i once got thrush in austria and couldn't make pharmacy understand what was wrong. the only thing i could find was raspberry drinking yog. it worked too.

Jacksmybaby Mon 11-Aug-08 21:15:35

Daft question but what do you do with the yogurt?! I'm guessing it goes up inside... tampon?!

janeite Mon 11-Aug-08 21:49:07

Yes you could put it on a tampon; otherwise just smear it around!

jojo76 Mon 11-Aug-08 21:50:39

tea tree is fab - a couple of drops on a tampon, put some in the bath and soak, mix some with oil (almond, olive, or whatever) and apply to sore bits. Poor you, thrush is so miserable xxxxx

bythepowerofgreyskull Mon 11-Aug-08 21:53:11

another vote for yoghurt
get on your bed with a towel underneath you lather it on watch telly
stay still for a couple of hours and you should be fine.

TheProvincialLady Mon 11-Aug-08 21:55:16

Warm bath with a good handful of salt in it. Sounds like it ought to sting like buggery (not that I know if buggery stings from experience but it sounds like it would probably smart at least) but doesn't. Pat dry very gently and relaxsmile

Jacksmybaby Tue 12-Aug-08 17:25:31

LOL ProvLady! grin
Thanks all.

clumsymum Tue 12-Aug-08 17:27:52

surely teatree on a tampon stings?

jojo76 Tue 12-Aug-08 21:25:44

you would think so (like buggery lol) but it doesn't, no.

Jacksmybaby Wed 13-Aug-08 15:24:22

Well I tried the tea tree oil and it REALLY stung! Possibly used a bit too much in my desperation!!
Had to do a second application of yogurt to take away the sting of the tea tree!

emma1977 Wed 13-Aug-08 15:43:20

Natural yoghurt fresh from the fridge.

And keep your canesten cream in the fridge too.

CouldYouWouldYouWithaGoat Wed 13-Aug-08 15:46:34


DO NOT apply neat tea tree oil to any part of your anatomy.

jojo76 Wed 13-Aug-08 21:37:56

OMG sorry it stung, did you dilute with oil at all? I've never had problems with stinging when using on a tampon, but maybe I have particularly insensitive bits!! shock
You poor thing, are you still suffering then?

Jacksmybaby Thu 14-Aug-08 07:48:05

I didn't dilute it (only after I checked on internet and it said tea tree is ok to use neat - but maybe it meant only on external skin, not internally!!). Tried again last night diluted with olive oil and it seems to have worked a treat, much better this morning

jojo76 Thu 14-Aug-08 15:53:08

brilliant thank goodness!! I must admit ive used it neat both on a tampon and externally, with out much bother, but I know id read to dilute if you are using it externally. It always works for me. Im gladd its worked, there's nothing worse than thrush!!!

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