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any ideas how to treat thrush naturally? i'm reluctant to use the usual over the counter medicines.
I think i heard that eating lots of yoghurt and drink plenty of milk works! Please don't quote me on that though. Maybe someone else can correct me on that.
i have battled with thrush all through my pregnancy and found that the best way to get rid of it is lots and lots of yoghurt with acidopholus (sorry spelling) in it and you can even put some down there too! (i have and it helped ease the itchyness straight away)
I also avoid bread as much as possible and prefer to get my nutrients from cereals etc, if you do eat bread make sure it is wholemeal or anything other than white as i believe white has more yeast in it. Try to avoid anything with alot of yeast.
drink plenty of water as well. I have 2 quick showers a day just to keep myself clean down there and avoid wearing pads or togs for too long. Cotton underwear and free flowing skirts is best as it needs air to clear up.
hope all this helps!!!
Yoghurt definitely helps down there! If the natural way fails, try Canesten. It works for me. :thumbsup:
Ive heard of the yoghurt trick too :D
THIS WILL BE TMI :o
I have not had thrush for so long but when I was a teenager I use to get it every now & then & without fail putting the natural yogurt on a tampon & inserting it(then pull it out) & put a little around the outside worked every time.
It was funny once I went to the 7 eleven with my then BF to get some & the guy behind the counter asked if I needed a spoon for that :eek: we both cracked up laughing, the guy thought we where nuts :D
Sugar and yeast helps the yeast that causes thrush to thrive so reduce all sugar even "natural".
Bio certicals brand "symbiotic powder" from your large health food shops is great. Stored in the fridge, it is live probiotics and safe for mums and bubs.
I have been taking it everyday for the past 5 years and when bub was born I had 3 teaspoons a day in water.
DS has it with EBM, from a teaspoon once a day and I applied it too my nipples as well, great for thrush everywhere. Using as a wash works well too.
I'm diary and wheat intolerant so I cant have the yoghurt though this is great for newborns and it works quicker.
The thrush is usually caused by a diet imbalance so best to also be looking into that for the cause as this is only treating the symptom.
I remember reading something about rubbing a small amount of garlic in that area too...some even insert a whole clove for a little while...apparently it works
I went on a GI diet (low in sugar and fat) and it made such a difference
i actually am highly sensitive to the usual thrush treatment remidies (sp?) and obviously when preg u cant take the oral stuff so i had to do the yoghurt trick. messy but it works and eating plenty of it will help to.
good luck, its horrible i know.
I had it so many times while pregnant that i had become immune to the canasten.
Baths with some vingar help as this raise the acidity level and fungal infections don't do well in acidic environments.
The tampon dipped in yoghurt works well, do this 3-4 times a day (leave it in).
Also acidopholis (sp?) tablets are good to take.
Get yourself some 'Inner Health' from your local chemist. Costs around $22 for a months supply. Acidopholus is excellent for thrush!
I get thrush quite badly and my ob told me to use canestan, even to use the applicator, which the chemist does not reccommend. He said just no oral medication as there have not been enough scientific studies on their effects on pregnancy.
I know this is not a natural option but it works for me!
Yoghurt is great and also up your intake of B vitamins as one of the reasons people get thrush is a lack of B vitamins. I took a B-complex tablet (150mg) every day during preg and still do during lactation and have not seen hide nor hair of thrush.
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