So I'm 27 and I've never ever had a yeast infection in my life, I'm assuming I have what would be my first one ever and I have no clue what to do about it. Aren't they typically treated with OTC medicine and are any of them safe to use while pregnant? Has anyone had this problem while pregnant? I'll probably call my OB tomorrow but right now I'm in total agony and I need relief.
I used to be prone to them after having IV antibiotics when I broke my arm at 18. I would take Acidophilus everyday to keep it away or stop a yeast infection that was just starting. I know several people who used it for the same reason too. Here's a link I found about it also: Acidophilus (Lactobacillus acidophilus) - MayoClinic.com
(((hugs))) Yeast infection are AWFUL! I hope yours goes away soon!
Mama to Kostas with the Mostest, born 07/10/07
and Marek "Cricket" Joshua, born 12/07/12
I had my first yeast infection this pregnancy at 31 years old! It was awful! OB told me just to by the over the counter stuff but the cream not the capsules as they are too harsh (just irritatiing not harmful) and NOT to get the oral tab. Also use the one that goes over 7 days since the cream takes longer to work.
I had it checked with her since I had the itching/burning/irritation but no (sorry about this) cottage cheese discharge, but I guess not everyone has all the symptoms. She did a swab just incase and it came back positive. With mine, I found that washing actually made it feel even worse even though I wanted to be clean of course. Almost felt like I needed lotion down there! But if you've neverhad one before I know they always suggest to get checked out.
Thanks for the feedback ladies!
Well I got ahold of my OB and they told me just to use the OTC stuff, I was a bit upset at first because I thought they'd want to at least see me and do a swab since I've never had one before but they didn't. >< The nurse told me to use Monistat 7, that was what my OB preferred but I had already bought the monistat 3 and didn't want to waste it. She said they only suggest the 7 day one because yeast infections can be harder to clear up when pregnant. She said sometimes you even have to do the monistat 7 TWICE to clear it up.
Long story short, I used the monistat 3 starting last night and I feel A BILLION times better. It's not 100% gone yet but it's something I can live with and I think it was only a very mild case, I'm hoping that the 3 day stuff works and I don't have to do the 7.