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Thrush driving me crazy!!!

(15 Posts)
JJ1612 Sun 23-Apr-17 08:47:55

I am 39 weeks pregnant and have had thrush pretty much on and off through my whole pregnancy. It's currently driving me mad as it's making me really itchy. I have pessaries but these are getting very uncomfortable and a bit painful when I put them in. Does anyone have any other ideas on how to ease it?

Emma2803 Sun 23-Apr-17 09:04:26

Natural yogurt with a probiotic sachet mixed in, applied liberally to your bits!!

Autumnsweater Sun 23-Apr-17 09:07:41

Tell me about it sad, I'm 36 weeks and the same. Do you use KY jelly when you put the pessary in I find that really helps. Yoghurt does soothe, I find the Canesten cream too stingy (it contains alcohol which I am blaming) but the pessary does make it go away for a while.

lilyborderterrier Sun 23-Apr-17 10:51:28

Bless you, I had it loads with my 1st baby, and started with it on Friday with this 2nd pregnancy, I'm only 22 weeks and am gutted it started this early. It's made me feel rubbish all weekend.

Thankfully my friend has a pessary spare and I bought some cream from Boots. ( I've had previous run ins with chemists refusing to sell me any while pregnant,) Thrush always seems to start over a weekend 🙁

GreyBird84 Sun 23-Apr-17 11:39:28

I had a peasary which has helped a bit & now using yogurt which really does help.
It's horrible I've never had it before!

JJ1612 Sun 23-Apr-17 11:46:25

The pessaries were helping but now they are just quite uncomfortable and slightly painful to use. Not sure if it's coz I'm so far gone in my pregnancy. At the moment it's just the itching that's driving me mad!

originaldoozy Sun 23-Apr-17 11:56:57

I was plagued by this from week 20 in my second pregnancy. Natural yogurt was the best in the end. As soon as baby was born the recurrence stopped so fingers crossed for you.

JJ1612 Sun 23-Apr-17 14:42:04

Do i just literally put the yogurt on my lady bits? Is it safe to use overnight then shower in the morning?

NotAnotherUserName5 Sun 23-Apr-17 15:26:21

I'm in same boat! Have you tried probiotic tablets? I'm taking opti bac and they are specifically designed to help this sort of thing.

Ran out and the itching came back, so they have helped me.

Also avoiding leggings and tight jeans. I'm living in jogging bottoms..oh the glamour of pregnancy! grin

LauraK1987 Sun 23-Apr-17 16:10:04

Natural yoghurt!!!!! It's amazing for thrush !!! Apply a generous amount all over Luke you would with a normal cream, if you can don't put any underwear on for a while after just sort of be free if possible for a bit lol it's fine to have on overnight too...you can apply as much or as little as you want and as often. It really, really does work!

hopsalong Sun 23-Apr-17 17:07:16

Seconding optibac. I had mild thrush for last trimester of last pregnancy and this one was going the same way. Three weeks ago I started taking the Optibac for women (the one claiming that the probiotics are supposed to reach the vagina alive...) and it had completely gone after about ten days. Nothing else really worked. Kept coming back after the pessaries.

ChristmasSeacow Sun 23-Apr-17 18:35:44

I had this in my first pregnancy, or was a utterly miserable. I am awaiting its return in this second pregnancy hmm

As well as the yoghurt advised above, I found it was essential to stick to 100% cotton knickers and as cottony layers over them as possible (e.g. Loose trousers, defo not tights!). That seems to slow down the rate of recurrence a bit.

It is rubbish though sad

Funnyonion17 Mon 24-Apr-17 12:15:19

I had this for 30 or so weeks. Was torture and the Dr and chemist wouldn't give me a pessary.

I read online that they are safe and easiest to apply with finger, so i went for it and thankfully it's been gone 2 weeks. Coconut oil is fab too

FanaticalFox Mon 24-Apr-17 12:21:34

Canesten 2% cream lathered on overnight with a pessary as well. Should soothe it at least. The pessary won't soothe the external itching which is why you need the cream as well. I'd use that before natural yogurt hmm

JJ1612 Mon 24-Apr-17 14:36:59

I'm struggling with the pessaries as finding them quite uncomfortable and painful. The itching seems to have gone thank god without the use of the yogurt.

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