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thrush! What can I do?

(19 Posts)
Holly34 Sat 26-Dec-15 21:40:48

Need advise thrush just appeared and I dont have remedies apart from using a medical cream which apparently I can't atm. 34 weeks

dementedpixie Sat 26-Dec-15 21:44:43

You can use pessaries and thrush cream in pregnancy but have not to take the oral tablet.

Roseformeplease Sat 26-Dec-15 21:53:30

DSis has been driven mad and nothing works. She got some relief with garlic (yes, really, up the chuff).

StillYummy Sat 26-Dec-15 21:59:20

Keep hydrated, iron your knickers smile

Junosmum Sat 26-Dec-15 22:04:11

Yep to the cream. And wash the 'affected area' with vinegar twice a day. Under no circumstances use any body wash or bubble bath and spend as much time knickerless as possible.

originalusernamefail Sat 26-Dec-15 22:07:13

My GP gave me a cream and a pessary at the same gestation. Just not allowed to use the oral tab as far as I know. Need a prescription though the pharmacist wouldn't just sell it to me.

Flingingmelon Sat 26-Dec-15 22:16:12

Cut down on sugar. Makes a big difference.


CorBlimeyTrousers Sat 26-Dec-15 22:17:44

Yes the GP prescribed cream and pessary to me in late pregnancy with DS1.

donkir Sat 26-Dec-15 22:20:56

Yes to cream and pessary. I had thrush a few times while pregnant. A pharmacist won't sell it to you but I got some from sainsburys as it was on the shelf and just went through a normal till no questions asked.

seven201 Sat 26-Dec-15 22:41:29

You can buy the pessaries on Amazon by the way. Don't use the applicator when pregnant, just use a finger. I have thrush that never leaves and I sympathise, it's horrid.

I started a thread similar to this a week or so ago and someone recommended Optibac probiotic tablets. They guarantee for the good bacteria to reach the vagina or something. I've only been using them a few days so I can't say if they work yet but could be worth a try. The pessaries sort of keep it under control for me but it never goes. My consultant suggested using a pessary every two weeks for the rest of my pregnancy so I might try that.

seven201 Sat 26-Dec-15 22:43:04

Something to bear in mind if you buy thrush treatment on Amazon that every time you open Amazon it suggests you buy more. Potentially embarrassing! I logged into my account at work then quickly closed the page again!

Holly34 Sun 27-Dec-15 10:56:35

Thank you all!!
I have few things now to try. Love the last comment shock

TiggeryBear Sun 27-Dec-15 14:29:27

I walked into boots & asked for some canestan, no problems. I checked with the pharmacists that I could use it in pregnancy & all fine. Hope you get some relief soon.

Goodbetterbest Sun 27-Dec-15 14:32:58

No sugar, white flour, fruit, potatoes or mushrooms. Eat lots of live natural yogurts. A two day detox should sort it.

Georgeofthejungle Sun 27-Dec-15 20:55:25

I have been getting this with antibiotics through my pregnancy. Dr gave me caneston duo and cleared it up well but before I got that it was driving me nuts! I slept with a wet face cloth between my legs and just shook it out and refolded to keep it cold. Much better than itching all night!

Partybugs Sun 27-Dec-15 20:56:54

I used femfresh intimate wash. It really helped to calm the itch.

Georgeofthejungle Mon 28-Dec-15 10:31:16

Can second Partybugs suggestion on femfresh. I have been using that now and definitely helps things - think as its not so harsh.

Paperblank Mon 28-Dec-15 15:59:23

I always have a pessary/cream combo in the cupboard just in case! I've had Thrush more times than I care to remember so am used to the signs and use it as early as possible, anything to stop that awful itching.

Thrush - just one more delightful aspect to pregnancy

fluffypenguinbelly Mon 28-Dec-15 16:10:54

In my last pregnancy the chemist sent me to the shop across the road to buy live natural set yogurt. Worked after a couple of days.

Even if DH did ask how I managed to get it to stay put without a mess. He was most suprised when I said it was for eating and not applying!

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