Hi I'm currently taking antibiotics (am nearly 38 weeks) for group b strep and after only 2 days I've developed a thrush infection.
I was given a pessary for this very situation, but what I'm wondering is, if I take the pessary now, will it come back since I'm on antibiotics for another 5 days?
I'm going crazy with the itching! Not sure I can hold out that long. Alternatively, anyone know of any natural remedies I can try in the meantime that will at least soothe the itching until I finish the antibiotics and can take the pessary?
I have suffered awful Thursh on and off during this pregnancy. You have my sympathy its horrible. I would use the pessary now and continue with cream for at least 2 weeks. Natural yogurt can help and that means putting it on your fanjio, but believe me I was desperate enough to use anything that anyone recommended. Good luck, hope it clears.
Keep the pessary for when your finished. I recently had a course of antibiotics and waited til I was done before treating the thrush. It was annoying, but well worth it because I knew it wouldn't come back as I'd finished the abs. You could try natural yoghurt down below. And also try not to eat sugary or yeasty foods as this can feed the thrush.
I have tried natural (Yeo Valley probiotic) yoghurt for thrush with some success. You could use it as often as you like - if you're really suffering I'd try every 3/4 days or so. What I did was dip a tampon in it, put that in, leave it for a few hours, take it out again. It's harmless so worth a try - I think also eating probiotic yoghurt can help prevent thrush developing - though I'd probably not eat from the same pot
Thanks for the replies - I'll try some yogurt tonight and see how it goes and try to stick it out until the antibiotics are done - 5 days left to go. It's awful though isn't it? Driving me mad! If I can't stick it I may just go ahead with the pessary now and get another when it's done. I suppose I'm just worried that I do one now and another when anitibiotics are done, the effectiveness of the pessary will be reduced...?
i had it terrible really for 2 months the itching drove me mad had some vagisil that didnt work! Daktarin that didnt work! Natural yogurt that didnt work! Then tea tree oil in the bath few drops (now its upto you if you feel happy using it or not some people dont like using oils when pregnant but you can look it up on internet if worried) put 4 drops in bath water no bubble bath nothing just 4 drops and do this every night. Not a very hot bath as not reccomeended when pregnant I promise it will go in 4 days it alwaysssssss works for me. If it comes back do it again.x
I've had thursh on and off due to having progesterone pessaries. I was told by my midwife to use canesten cream (which worked straight away) and if that didn't get rid of it to use a pessary. I personally wouldn't bother with the yoghurt and go straight for the canesten cream. Obviously your choice (I have never tried yoghurt so don't know how good it is). Hope it clears up, I know how uncomfy it is.
I tried yogurt last night and it was really good actually - really cooled me down and managed to get a bit more sleep. I may try the tea tree oil too - thanks pregnantmimi. The itching is hell isn't it? Enough to drive a person crazy!