Thrush and Pregnancy

молочница при беременности фото Thrush during pregnancy is a common occurrence in expectant mothers. This disease is caused by a fungus from the genus Candida (Candida), thus the second name for Candidiasis. To be more precise, the disease itself is caused not by the fungus itself, but by its excessive quantity. Many women this disease accompanies all life, and according to statistics, every third one has encountered it

Thrush during pregnancy - reasons

There are many causes of thrush. It provokes her preference for wearing synthetic underwear; gross sexual acts, injuring the walls of the vagina; , перенесенные инфекционные, а также онкологические заболевания; tuberculosis , transmitted infectious, as well as oncological diseases; , сахарный диабет , заболевания желудочно-кишечного тракта, авитаминоз, бактериальный вагиноз , хронические заболевания мочеполовой системы. hypoglycaemia, circulatory system diseases, gonadal dysfunction, hypothyroidism , diabetes mellitus , gastrointestinal tract diseases, beriberi, bacterial vaginosis , chronic diseases of the genitourinary system. Exacerbation can be triggered by taking medications, recruiting sweets. There is an opinion of specialists that thrush during pregnancy can be transmitted sexually. The appearance of thrush can be the result of physiological changes in the microflora of the vagina. Increase in the level of female hormones during pregnancy creates favorable conditions for the development of thrush

Thrush during pregnancy - symptoms

The main symptoms are the sensation of itching of the genital organs, as well as the intolerable white discharge of the curdiness, which is characterized by an acidic odor. These symptoms of thrush during pregnancy can be present and in the presence of other infections. Therefore, we strongly recommend for the final diagnosis to certainly come to the reception to the gynecologist, where it will be assigned to pass a series of tests.

How does thrush affect pregnancy? In the percentage of statistics on pregnancy, thrush in small amounts does not affect and does not bring harm to the fetus, which means that the disease is not dangerous, but it should not be ignored. It is very important to treat it before childbirth, because at the time of birth it is possible to get infected with candidiasis of the child. Fungus can settle in the mouth of the baby, which will lead to candida stomatitis. For the mother, the fungus in large quantities can lead to erosion of the uterus, and further internal and external ruptures during childbirth.

Options for treating thrush during pregnancy are many. And than to treat and how exactly doctors will prompt. Physicians found that carriers of candidiasis can act on a par with women and men. Candidiasis has the feature of living in the body for a long time and manifest with a decrease in immunity. It is also found that in pregnancy immunity decreases and many women perceive thrush as the first sign of pregnancy


The first analysis for the detection of fungi is bacterioscopy. It is a normal smear done by a gynecologist with a special disposable spatula when examining the vagina. The procedure is easily portable. This analysis is enough to diagnose the disease. In the presence of a negative result, the culture method of the pathogen is additionally used. The taken material is placed in a favorable environment and waiting for how it behaves

Treatment of thrush during pregnancy

Treatment during pregnancy from candidiasis includes a special restrictive diet for consuming sweet, spicy, spicy foods, marinated dishes. All these products provoke the reproduction of fungi, and also increase the acidity of the vagina. But sour-milk products, on the contrary, will be useful. It is necessary to remember about the daily presence in the diet of the freshest fruits and vegetables. Sometimes it helps to observe the rules of personal hygiene and adhere to a diet so that the disease recedes. This is real at the onset of the disease and the appearance of the first signs.

But the abuse of drugs during pregnancy is contraindicated and do not recommend self-medication. To treat the started thrush during pregnancy is difficult. Many drugs are prohibited. Safe in the treatment of drugs from local thrush - "Clotrimazole" or "Miconazole", has well proven "Pimafucin", which is not toxic to the baby at a high dosage. It is effective to treat thrush during pregnancy with folk remedies, which include washing with soda solution, as well as oak broth. Relieve the condition of the calendula bath, syringing with chamomile solution, and after a tampon soaked in a solution of glycerol of sodium tetraborate, left up to 30 minutes.

One of the proven methods of treatment during pregnancy offers a soda-iodine warm bath (for 1 liter of water we put a spoonful of table soda and one spoonful of tea iodine). Pour the solution into the pelvis and sit for 20 minutes. We perform the procedure for 3 days. In parallel with folk methods, take multivitamins and funds to raise immunity.

Treatment of thrush during pregnancy is recommended to carry out in complex. Therefore, an in-depth study is scheduled, including the delivery of a general blood test, a urine test, a smear for a sexually transmitted infection, an HIV test. Consultation of the endocrinologist and gastroenterologist is necessary. And having on hand the results of research, an effective tactic of treatment of thrush during pregnancy


In the presence of this unpleasant disease in the past, it is necessary to plan conception during the period of remission (disappearance) of candidiasis. Follow all the prescriptions of doctors, take timely tests, do not sin with the diet, check the partner for the presence of fungus, stay consistent in the relationship, monitor the amount of drugs consumed, especially antibiotics, wear cotton underwear. The inguinal area contain in an ideal purity, and also dryness. A pregnant woman should use daily hygienic pads, exclude all physical activity, and also stay in the heat, to exclude sweating and diaper rash. Thus, getting rid of candidiasis is forever impossible, but it is permissible to make relapses cause trouble as rarely as possible

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