Treatment of thrush during pregnancy

Safe treatment and prevention of thrush during pregnancy

A fungus can live peacefully in the body of a healthy woman, without giving it absolutely no inconvenience. And only in your body there is a "foreign body" - the fruit, as candida begin to actively multiply and get you an itch, secretions, unpleasant odor or even pain.

Everything would be fine, the medicine is at a high level, advertising claims: one pill and the problem is eliminated. Yes, that's just the only way it really is? Before a pregnant woman is a very difficult dilemma: to treat or not to treat? What will do more harm to the child: thrush or medications? So the answer is clear: TREAT! And as soon as possible. Already with the first symptoms, consult a doctor for diagnosis. Only microscopic examination of a smear taken from the genital tract can confirm or disprove the presence of candidiasis.

Than a thrush for a unborn baby is dangerous?

The fact is that with candidiasis pregnancy can occur with complications. Fungus is able to affect many organs of the fetus. Most often it is the umbilical cord, skin, mucous system. Infection occurs during childbirth, but can also occur during gestation. If there is an advanced stage of thrush, the consequences for the unborn fetus can be fatal. Death is not so rare if a woman completely refuses treatment.

Treatment of thrush during pregnancy

We immediately draw your attention: do not self-medicate! No advanced forums, no effective advertising, no "experienced" advice, no recommendations from grandmothers will cure you of candidiasis. Trust only the attending physician. It is he who will prescribe the optimal treatment, having studied the course of the disease, the degree of its severity and the state of your body as a whole.

Usually the treatment consists of several stages.

Drug treatment

There are local and systemic drugs for the treatment of candidiasis. Systemic taken in and act directly in the intestine, namely, there dwell yeast-like fungi, and then, spreading through the blood, penetrate into all tissues. In pregnancy, they are used in extremely severe cases of the disease due to high toxicity and side effects. Mostly they treat thrush with local preparations - candles, vaginal pills, creams and ointments. In the first trimester of pregnancy, Natamycin (Pimafucin) is prescribed, because it is non-toxic even in high doses, but its potency is weak. Therefore, late pregnancy is a repeat thrush.

After 12 weeks of pregnancy, candles with nystatin are acceptable. In the last trimester of pregnancy or before the birth itself, treatment with such drugs is possible: Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Natamycin, Cyclopyrox, Isoconazole. Do not forget, the duration of treatment and dosage should be prescribed by a doctor.

Since the thrush is sexually transmitted, the course of treatment must be completed by a partner. Usually men are treated with drugs and systemic and local action. Inside, Fluconazole is taken, and the external genitalia are treated with ointments or creams with clotrimazole.

After 10 days after the treatment, both partners need to undergo a follow-up examination.

The second stage in the treatment of candidiasis is the appointment of drugs that will restore the intestinal microflora - probiotics, bifidobacteria, lactobacilli, as well as restorative immunomodulating drugs and multivitamins.

Traditional medicine

Surely you yourself heard about effective folk remedies against thrush. The most popular is the recipe for a solution of water, soda and iodine, over which you need to sit once a day for 20 minutes. It is possible that even your gynecologist will prescribe to you the washing of the sexual organs with solutions from the bark of oak, calendula, etc. These recipes will relieve you more of the symptoms of thrush, but the problem itself will remain and will soon make itself felt with renewed vigor. Therefore, remember that folk remedies should be used in conjunction with antifungal drugs. During pregnancy, be careful about infusion of herbs, so as not to harm yourself and the future baby.

When treating thrush, it is important to follow certain rules for successful recovery: