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Thrush in French (and I don't mean the songbird!)

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femmeaufoyer Mon 26-Nov-12 12:43:06

Embarrassing post but I am totally confused. I've been to the pharmacy today to get something for thrush/ yeast infection. I'm not sure that she fully grasped what I was talking about and wondered if anybody knows the correct terminology and whether the cream is suitable. She gave me Econazole Sandoz cream and some tablets called Lactibiane Candisis 10m. Reading the instructions with the cream it appears to be for fungal infections, which I thought was like Athletes Foot?? She seemed to be saying I have that the word for Thrush??

monal Mon 26-Nov-12 12:45:12

Econazole is right. Mycose does mean fungus, it's a yeast infection. You have the right treatment smile

winnybella Mon 26-Nov-12 12:46:49

Yep, that's the right one.

Chopstheduck Mon 26-Nov-12 12:46:53

thrush is a fungal infection, exactly the same as athletes foot. Mycoses is simply a fungal infection, not thrush in particular, but any fungal infection. It sounds to me like she did understand you fine and gave you the appropriate treatment!

femmeaufoyer Mon 26-Nov-12 13:01:53

Phew...thanks for your speedy responses ladies!!

jenpetronus Mon 26-Nov-12 21:58:55

As above. I vividly remember shortly after we arrived here (8 years ago) my lovely DSis-in-law visited & had the same trouble - I still cannot go in that pharmacie where I stood shouting "..err...elle gratte...ici (points to fanjo) c'est tres mal" etc etc. blush

femmeaufoyer Tue 27-Nov-12 04:02:12

Haha was the same for me, i was a little red-faced in the pharmacy! It's so much easier in the UK where you can just pop into the supermarket and pick up what you need and then bury it under the rest of your shopping! You are allowed no privacy in French medical matters!!

PetiteRaleuse Mon 10-Dec-12 09:51:36

Haha Jen.. Sorry that cracked me up. I also embarassed myself in the pharmacy when I got thrush (and every time I had anything the first cople of years). At school they only teach us how to say we have a headache or a painful knee.

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