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Can I get something for thrush from the pharmacy without a prescription. I'm 40 weeks pregnant!

11 replies

beatie · 11/09/2005 10:46

I've just been on antibiotics and feel as though I may have thrush as a consequence - despite taking probiotics to try and ward it off. Will the pharmacist let me have something to clear it up quickly? What's the best thing to get?

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princesspeahead · 11/09/2005 10:47

yup - canesten cream will sort you out. He probably won't let you buy a pessary but the cream should do it.
Good luck!

Mud · 11/09/2005 10:47

live natural yogurt is best bt if youire that pregnatn you may need some help inserting it

beatie · 11/09/2005 10:52

Yeah - tell me about it!

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mummyhill · 11/09/2005 17:41

Beatie - my advice is to just ask the pharmacist, the worst that can happen is that they refer you to your GP.

Frizbe · 11/09/2005 18:18

Agree with Mud!

hoxtonchick · 11/09/2005 18:34

you can definitely have the pessaries when pregnant - i did! and they were the only thing that worked, the cream did nothing. oh god, i really feel for you.

meggymoo · 11/09/2005 18:39

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Kiwifruit · 12/09/2005 09:05

Beatie - Dr prescribed me the Canestan pessary and it worked a treat. I ended up buying it over the counter at the pharmacy as the prescription was for the hospital pharmacy only, and by the time I got there it was shut. I wouldn't go to Boots though, as their policy seems to be that they won't sell anything remotely medical to pregnant women. I went to the little local pharmacy and got it no problem. Thrush was sorted in a matter of hours - bliss

princesspeahead · 12/09/2005 14:27

hoxton - you can have pessaries when pregnant but they prob won't give them at 40 weeks pregnant because of the risk that her cervix is open... or that is what I was thinkng anyway.

you might want to get a tube of canesten anyway because if you have thrush when you give birth you might give it to your baby... keep a close eye on your nipples!!

beatie · 12/09/2005 15:43

I had some canestan cream in the house already so I have used that. It never seemed like full blown thrush but like it was just on the verge of developing (itchiness ) It seems to have gone now. Hopefully I'm clear and can look forward to getting this baby out soon.

I think I'll continue to take the probiotics and gorge on natural live yoghurt and hope I don't have to use the yoghurt.
Thanks for your responses

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hoxtonchick · 12/09/2005 16:35

i did think of that pph.... but still have post-baby brain!

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