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Anyone used canesten pessary while pregnant

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weelamb123 Mon 01-Jun-15 14:08:33

Hi, I'm almost 33 weeks pregnant and had terrible thrush for a while. I knew chemist wouldn't sell me it over the counter so my sister bought it fir me. Couldn't wait to get docs appt as its sooo bad it kept me awake all last night. Ive put the cream on but now I'm scared to use pessary. Is it safe? I know the oral one isn't usually prescribed. Xx

yesiwouldlikefrieswiththat Mon 01-Jun-15 14:11:34

I used a pessary for thrush when I was around 35 weeks, it wasn't canesten though it was something on prescription. Maybe see how the cream on its own works for now?

dementedpixie Mon 01-Jun-15 14:16:24

Yes they are fine to use. insert with your finger rather than the applicator

Angelto5 Mon 01-Jun-15 14:16:39

I was prescribed a pessary at 37 weeks after a routine midwife appointment (prescription given after consulting dr).
I inserted it before bed & my waters broke the next morning .
Never knew if the pessary sent me into labour as I usually give birth before my due date( I have 5dc & this happened with dc3).Also this was over 9 years ago.

Think you should wait & speak to a medical professional,maybe phone your midwife?

dementedpixie Mon 01-Jun-15 14:17:01

and see a doctor as you may need a longer course of treatment

Steph1502 Mon 01-Jun-15 14:19:33

It's totally fine. I got the pessary on minor ailments from my chemist but I've heard a few stories of them refusing to do so. Pessaries for thrush are fine as long as you use your finger. It's the oral tablets you can't take x

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