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    Default Thrush in 3rd trimester what can I use??? Help!

    I am 32 weeks pregmant and it looks like I have thrush ugh. What can I use to get rid of it (not just the symptoms) that is safe for 3rd trimester? Main concern is bub getting oral thrush when they're born so I want to clear it up asap! Getting a good probiotic today too.
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    You can use Canesten cream. Just not the pessary or oral tablets. Chemist should be able to give you more info.

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    This is what the chemist gave me is that ok?
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    Default Thrush in 3rd trimester what can I use??? Help!

    I wouldn't use that. I would just be using the canesten cream.

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    The chemist told me the cream would only help with symptoms and not actually get rid of it 😯 should I call my OB?

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    The pharmacist is wrong. Canesten pessaries are not recommended in pregnancy. The cream with applicator is what is recommended. I don't know why he's saying the cream will only treat the symptoms and not get rid of the thrush itself. It's the exact same drug, just in a different form...

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    Quote Originally Posted by M'LadyEm View Post
    The pharmacist is wrong. Canesten pessaries are not recommended in pregnancy. The cream with applicator is what is recommended. I don't know why he's saying the cream will only treat the symptoms and not get rid of the thrush itself. It's the exact same drug, just in a different form...
    100% this!

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    I usually recommend the canesten pessaries to be used WITHOUT the applicator in pregnancy for internal thrush, you can't apply the cream internally without the applicator, but the pessaries you can just pop up there (chuck the applicators in the bin). That is what you get taught at pharmacy school. You don't want to use the applicator as you could possibly irritate the cervix if it is inserted too high. Although I'm not a fan of the once pessaries I usually recommend the 6 pack as they are lower dose (I think?).
    The cream would be preferable if it's just external, but won't treat internal symptoms.

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    When I went to the pharmacist it pretty much is does not matter which one but do not use the applicator.

    The pessaries are probably less messy but as mentioned do not use the applicator.

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    Yes pessaries without the applicator should do the trick


 

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