Medication for yeast infection while pregnant

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that only vaginal medications, such as creams or vaginal suppositories, be used for yeast infection treatment during pregnancy. Pregnant women should not use nonprescription medications without first discussing their symptoms with their health professional.
I have a mild yeast infection and I am 29 weeks pregnant. My doctor gave me two doses of flucanazole of 150 mg. I am scared to take the medication because of what I have been reading on line. Although there is not enough studies on the affects of the drug on human babies, I really don't want to take the chance. My question is, is leaving a yeast infection harmful to my baby??
if you have a different experience or have been through a yeast infection while pregnant please share your experience but no need to shoot the rest of ours down ..none of us our DRS ...
Monistat or something similar is safe to take during pregnancy and if the baby is born vaginally while you have a yeast infection, he or she could end up with thrush in his mouth and that would be much trickier to get rid of. Unfortunately, yeast infections are just more likely to happen during pregnancy. I never had one in my life until I got pregnant and now I've had two! Both were diagnosed by my midwife and both times they told me to take the over the counter remedy.
Have any one gotten an yeast infection while pregnant and how did u treat it? I believe I have one n I'm 13 weeks n I'm scheduling an appointment tomorrow but I was curious is it only me?
Have any of you all had yeast infections while pregnant? I have one and it's driving me nuts now. I go back to my OB tomorrow, but is there anything I can take before then for the itching or w/e? What did you all do for yours??
Thank you for your help, it turns out it was a yeast infection, and they told me to use monistat-7. Not the cream but the Suppositories. I am now starting to enjoy my pregnancy again. Thanks.
Only complication I have heard of a yeast infection causing to the baby is that it will be more likely to have thrush.... I was looking it up the other day and that's all I could find.... I also read that a lot of midwives will say to let it run it's course....
Ok, I've been at the beach for the past week and while I was there me and my DH were having sex and it started burning, it did this twice. well i,ve never had a yeast infection before but thats what I tought it was so i went to the drug store and bought some medication for it. I took it on friday night, well on sat. i had some spotting. It was just when I wiped, not even enoght to wear a panyliner. I am about 9 or 10 dpo so it cant af coming this soon.
I reaaaally want to give you advice but I have the same problem lol. I've had a bacterial and yeast infection since 25 weeks. It's been horrible but the medication won't help. I was told that it will go away or at least get extremely better after pregnancy lol. I took Monistat 7 and over the counter medication. For the itching get Vagisil cream. It works wonders!
Sometimes combining the prescription therapy with the over the counter topical cream will clear up the infection. I really feel for you. Two months of a yeast infection was enough to drive me crazy. I can't imagine having one for six months. I really hope it clears up soon.
Hi I have worked for a veterinary dermatologist for years and seen some horrible bacteria come from dogs being on raw diet so the only information I have is from what I've seen first hand. Plus my ob/gyn told me not to handle any animal on a raw diet while I was pregnant because pregnant women are in a weak state and can contract things easily. Also children or any person with a weak immune system say someone on chemo or HIV etc.
Well I was with ONE guy recently and was planning on him being the last. He got me pregnant and that caused me to end up with a yeast infection. I have some bumps around the opening of my vagina as well...they sting pretty bad when I urinate and when i touch them. They aren't very visible...I honestly can't see them, but i can feel them. The feel like an open tiny scratch or something when i urinate. Do you think it's from the yeast infection? Or could it be Herpes?
Ladies, I wanted to mention that if you keep treating yourself for a yeast infection and it's not clearing up at all, it could be a bacterial infection. That happened to me before. Bacterial infections have very similar symptoms and are treated with (yea!) antibiotics. You should really see a doctor if self-treatment isn't working. And for the ladies who have been told it is or might be herpes, I went through this too.
i went for a blood testbut the results i dont know yet... i already got treated for the chlamydia by takin antibotics.. for a while i thought i got yeast infection but blisters or cut like sores showed up.
I have this problem, i had this yeast infection for a while and im getting rid of it but only on occasion. It comes back, and it's very irritating because I try everything. my physician tells me its sugar, and hey! i love sugar, but i have been cutting back. I'm also on probiotics and that helps too. but its still coming. Bottom line, I have two questions: 1) is this normal? and 2) (which is my main question) my boyfriend and I are up to our, approximately, fifth or sixth time having sex.
I am glad to know I am not the only person experiencing this, I have been with my boyfriend for four years and every time we have sex I get that burning itching sensation of the yeast infection, and it last for days last time it went on for about 2-3 weeks, I've been to Dr.'s and they basically ignore everything I tell them and give me a pill, and then next time I have sex the yeast infection returns.
If you are constipated try drinking metamucil everynight, it may help and is ok to take while pregnant. 2) A yeast infection takes a while to clear up, even if you are done with your medication. It tends to make the skin very raw. Being pregnant myself, I'm always very sensitive and raw. I always think it's a yeast infection but my doctor says that it happens with the hormonal changes that our bodies go through during pregnancy. I would wait a few days and the rawness should subside.
Just because it is a 3 day medication doesn't mean that you don't have a yeast infection anymore. It usually takes at least 7 days for a yeast infection to clear. I don't know what might happen if he did perform oral sex but it doesn't sound like the most sanitary of ideas. What about you performing oral sex on him? There has to be other ways in which you can be intimate.
I know the feeling of taking medication while pregnant it's scary, but if you don't take the antibiotics for the UTIs they can send you into preterm labor because the bladder puts pressure ont he uterus. It is better for you to get treated and take the medicine than to have complications from being left untreated. Benefits out weigh the risk. Good luck and I hope you feel better !!!
I know I have either a bacterial or yeast infection. Which are frequent/common for most pregnant women. I just didn't want to have to sit at the doctors office for hours if not really necessary...please help!
I am 7 1/2 weeks pregnant and for the past week I've noticed a thick milky discharge in my underwear when I go to the bathroom. It's not a yeast infection, I know my tell-tale signs of that. This is like pre-period type, stretchy, milky-white stuff. Should I be concerned or is this normal? Thanks!
I got tested for Genital herpes which came out negative, but I have been looking online and alot of people say that many people get a misdiagonosis of Herpes as a Yeast infection. That is when I was diagonosed with a yeast infection (Papsmear and they found alittle Yeast). I've been lost ever since the Middle of November because this is when it seems to have been happening!
I have not even had tylenol throughout this entire thing and I absolutely dreaded taking medication for a yeast infection but did it anyway. Ironically, the acid reflux has been better the last two night and I only started taking it this morning so maybe I don't even need the meds. Prior to two days ago it was awful though! I was having to sleep on the recliner. Maybe Bella is dropping as well. It doesn't feel like it! She feels like she's wrapped around my middle section.
Couple of days later the pain was in my mid back and rib cage - along with a mild fever - turned out I had yeast infection and UTI... so I was placed on meds for those -all okay from what I read. The pain has not subsided and gets to the point of a burning sensation that lasts for 10 mins at a time. I went to my family dr over the weekend and here I popped a ligament in my rib cage - he said it is the equivilent to a broken rib.
Has anyone was treated for bacterial vaginosis infection or yeast infection during first trimester? What medicine is safe to take for treating these two infections during 12w of pregnancy? My OB has prescribed me fluconazole 150 mg (one tablet only) for yeast infection and metronidazole 500 mg (to take for seven days) to treat bacterial vagnosis infection. She said it is safe however I am still hesitating. Please I need your advices.
I am wondering if it is okay to treat myself for a yeast infection if there is a possibility that I am pregnant? And if I am not pregnant, will the medication work while on my period, or do I need to discontinue use until after my flow? Thank you in advance.
this is my third yeast infection while being pregnant and i dont understand whats causing them. I havent had one until i got pregnant. I stop having sex around 20 weeks because of vaginal bleeding and im not drinking soda and i shower twice a day..where am i going wrong??? please share experinces or what worked for you??
Yea, unfortunately you are not supposed to take Diflucan while pregnant, so, I guess I will have to see what the doc has to say. The creams dont normally work for me either, and in previous occurences, I normally have to take 2 diflucan's so many hours apart in order to get rid of my infection!
she told me that she just took some medication for yeast infections a week or two ago after the fact. About a week later noticed irritation on the tip on my penis along with some white soapy film on the tip. I dont have any sign of any discharge or anything abnormal. I went to see the doctor and tried monistat 7. it helped and my penis was back to normal. BUT if I stop using it, the white soapy film come back. i went to see the doctor again saying the cream was not working.
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