I did, the pharmacy won't sell it to you over the counter if you say it's for you. My friend (pharmacist) said it's safe and what the doctor would prescribe. I pretended it was for my sister, but I had to push for it.
In my second pregnancy I had very bad thrush the whole way through. Canesten provided some relief - midwife said it was fine to use the cream continuously. Ask yours next time. She also reccommended putting a tampon in natural live yogurt. The moment DS2 was born the thrush went away, along wiht the heartburn.
I'm 22+6 and have had thrush on and off since 16 weeks! I spoke to GP she said its fine to use the canasten pessary and external cream. Some advise against using the applicator for the pessary (instead push it in with your fingers) I found this quite difficult so I have been using the internal cream instead and applying that with fingers. The only one you can't use is the oral tablet.
Also avoid sugary foods and yeasty foods (marmite, bread), air your bits where possible e.g at night time, cotton underwear, don't use bubble bath.
If in doubt then do contact midwife or dr, last week I had some funky discharge and went to see a nurse who did a urine sample and turned out to be a UTI.
Hi Op you cant buy Thrush treatment a chemist wont sell you it , you have to see your Gp . Ive just had a hurrendous bout due to abx .My Gp gave me Canesten cream and a pessary which worked a treat . x
If you keep getting repeat bouts of thrush Try using aqueous cream to wash with down below instead of soap. It will feel weird as it doesn't foam but it will clean and it allows your natural pH and flora to exsist without upsetting the balance. After a week or two of stopping soap, then the balance returns to normal, the various flora that should be there help to keep thrush in check.
I know it's messy, but does natural yoghurt also work? Or is that an old wives' tale? I would always go for a natural remedy where possible, especially during pregnancy, but if it doesn't work then there's not much point messing up your knickers for nothing....