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Thrush at 40 weeks pregnant?? What can I do!

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Foodx123 · 04/07/2020 22:09


Anyone know what I can safety use to treat thrush at 40+5 weeks pregnant! I can't ring my doctors tomorrow as it'll be a Sunday and I don't have a personal number for my midwife. Shock Pharmacy told me to consult my doctor first. Have not had thrush at all during my pregnancy until the day after I have a failed sweep and I am feeling quite sore and itchy! Sad

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dementedpixie · 04/07/2020 22:13

You can use pessaries and internal/external creams. Buy in the supermarket if the pharmacist will not sell it to you

Littlelot · 05/07/2020 08:10

Your doctors should have an out of hours number /111 will put you in touch with a dr probably via phone consultation but they can send prescriptions to the pharmacy. You can definitely use over the counter creams (send dh/dp to buy for you) but I’d be wary of the pessaries as my doctor prescribed a longer course of pessaries than the one you buy over the counter as she said for pregnant women it’s better to have a lower dose. Having said that don’t know what they’d recommend for someone who’s 40 weeks. I’d call 111/out of hours. Hope you get sorted - thrush is awful.

flibbertmygibbert · 05/07/2020 08:17

My pharmacist recommended a live bio yoghurt. I ate a whole big tub for two days and the thrush was gone completely. Didn’t need anything else at all. It was magic!

DevonLulu · 05/07/2020 08:30

Pessaries fine but do not take anything by mouth for thrush when pregnant

kk66 · 05/07/2020 08:31

You can use the yogurt topically/internally too!

Foodx123 · 05/07/2020 11:44

Thanks everyone!! I used coconut oil last night as it's all I had and magically the pain/itching has gone!! Still going to call 111 to see what they say in case it returns x

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