Vaginal thrush, also known as Candida, is a common condition in women, caused by a yeast infection in the vagina and surrounding area.
If you experience soreness, itching, and discomfort in your vaginal area, you could be suffering from vaginal thrush.
Women suffering from thrush will experience the following symptoms:
Thrush is very common in women who are in their thirties and forties and can also affect pregnant women.
Medications that cause problems with the body’s immune system also increase the chances of having thrush.
You’re likely to experience thrush in pregnancy as your hormones changes causing an imbalance.
Your baby is safely sealed inside your womb and will not be affected by you having thrush.
Thrush will come and go when pregnant, yes it may be a nuisance and take a while to clear but it isn’t anything to worry about for your unborn baby.
The problem comes with the medication you use to treat the thrush.
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Clotrimazole, also known as Canesten is the number one cream recommend by doctors to use when pregnant. Canesten is an antifungal medication used to treat thrush.
Do not apply this more often than prescribed. Your condition will not clear faster, but side effects may be increased.
Apply enough medication to cover the affected area and some of the surrounding area of the vagina.
After applying this medication, wash your hands.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.
Remember to use it at the same times each day.
Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after starting canes. Stopping the medication too early may allow the yeast to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection.