Recurring Thrush....

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by Emsy26, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Emsy26

    Emsy26 Mum of 4 & Wife-To-Be xx

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    I have been treated so many times in 6 weeks for thrush. As my dctor refused to give me anything else after the first lot of treatment, it got that bad I had to go to assessment, who gave me a stronger pessary and stronger cream.
    Just when I thought it was going, it has come back with avengeance (sp?), it is so sore and itchy...and I've looked and it seems to be going quite deep into my hoo-hah (TMI..Sorry). :cry:
    Should I go back to my useless doctor or just keep using the ceam until LO arrives?
    Will it go away when he comes? And if he's born with it, what will happen?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou xox
     
  2. Babydance

    Babydance Well-Known Member

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    Aw no! :( Have you tried coating down there in natural yogurt hunny? xx
     
  3. Emsy26

    Emsy26 Mum of 4 & Wife-To-Be xx

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    I've tried everything. Nothing seems to be working. xox
     
  4. booflebump

    booflebump Mummy to Toby

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    My top tips are -

    Acidophus tablets from the chemist to help get the bacteria balance in your gut, very good for treating chronic thrush

    Getting a 6 day course of pessaries from your doctor - I had to have this when I got it and it wouldnt go away

    Tea tree oil in your bath water - cool water and no soap to avoid aggravating it more

    Hot washing your undies and towels to kill off any yeast that might be lingering there

    Hope this helps! xxx
     
  5. Ravelyn

    Ravelyn Well-Known Member

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    Definitely stop using any soaps to wash yourself down there - use a vaginal soap that can be purchased anywhere or strickly water. Avoid bubble baths or perfumed oil baths... switch to epson salts if you must have a bath. Otherwise, switch to showers.

    Make sure you are wearing cotton underwear and do not wear clothing that is tight around the crotch area. You want the area to be able to breath. Thrush thrives on dark warm places. Make sure you wipe yourself well after going to the bathroom (always front to back) and after a shower make sure you dry yourself down there very well. The less moisture the better!!!

    Other than that, complain to your doctor that you want something stronger and if possible something that can be used internally.

    Good luck sweetie. It is not a fun thing to have at all!!!
     
  6. Emsy26

    Emsy26 Mum of 4 & Wife-To-Be xx

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    I haven't had a scented bath since I began to have thrush, I bought some cotton underwear and only wear baggy trousers.
    My doctor is absolutely useless, I'm at my wits end.
    xox
     
  7. Janisdkh

    Janisdkh Well-Known Member

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    Stay off anything yeasty and sugary. Breads etc... I am diabetic so my sugars are high and I got loads of it this pregnancy. Also my doc hates to over medicate her patients so she tells me to take baking soda baths daily and it works. Just dont use soaps or anything. Big hugs
     
  8. georgie1991

    georgie1991 Well-Known Member

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    ive bin getting thrush alot this pregnancy but it doesnt seem to be as bad as how you are having it.
    my doctor did say tho, that u can give birth naturally and have a healthy baby with thrush. I had said to him will i have to have a c-section because of the thrush and he said its not a problem.
    i can truely sympathise with you tho hun, its really not nice, but thts one less worry :D

    Good luck

    xxxx
     
  9. lovemum

    lovemum New Member

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    hey girls im new to this site and know how it feels with having thrush all the time i had it really bad this time and can seem to get rid of it . its hard as when i first. saw this post and it said avoid to much bread it one of my biggest cravings right now . i have tried to lots of canesten external and internal cream and the pessary once but nothing got rid of it this time .
     
  10. hollyrose

    hollyrose Well-Known Member

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    i have had 3 courses of antibiotics in the last 2 weeks and have thrush now. i have been taking bioaccidophilus (2 twice a day) and eating lots of natural yoghurt. also cutting down on sugary foods and drinks helps. i am only using the cream at the minute as no point in treating it with a pessary until i have the antibiotics as it will probably only come back and need treated again. it seems to be under control atm thank goodness but i know how u feel. it keeps u awake at night with the constant itching. i would try these things but also go back to ur doctor and insist that they give u something stronger. u shouldn't have to suffer. xo
     

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