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Pregnancy and thrush?

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What should I do if I get thrush during my pregnancy?
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Thrush, also known as candida, candidosis or candidiasis, is a yeast infection caused by the Candida species of fungus, usually Candida albicans. It is frequently present in the vagina but does not usually cause any symptoms because its growth is kept under control by normal bacteria.

If the immune system is affected in any way, for example, you are on antibiotics or under a lot of stress, the fungus can grow and cause:

  • itching,
  • irritation,
  • redness, and
  • soreness and swelling of the vagina and vulva (the outside part of the female genitals).

There may also be a thick, creamy discharge but it won't smell unpleasant.

Because of the changes going on in the body, pregnant women often get thrush, especially during the third trimester of pregnancy but there is no evidence that thrush can harm an unborn baby.

Thrush can be treated with cream and a pessary a tablet inserted in the vagina that contains clotrimazole or a similar antifungal drug. If you are pregnant, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using treatments for thrush.

Thrush can also be treated with antifungal tablets called fluconazole. However, if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or breastfeeding, you should not take anti-thrush tablets.

If you have thrush when your baby is born, the baby may catch it during the delivery. This is nothing to worry about, and can easily be treated.

People are not aware that Chiropractor can help them even during pregnency, I am writing few words about it:

Chiropractic can benefit people of all ages, including small children and pregnant women.

Pregnancy can cause uncomfortable effects, including changes in posture due weight gain that cause pain in your back, buttocks, groin and legs. Postural changes may also influence the ligaments and muscles attached to the pelvis and in turn the positioning of the uterus and birth canal.

Although a natural process, birth is sometimes traumatic for both mother and baby and chiropractic may help you and your baby recover.

As children grow, chiropractic can help not only with the strains caused by the rough and tumble of life but also with some of the problems that children can suffer in their first years:
Colic – sleeping and feeding problems – frequent ear infections – asthma – prolonged crying.

Also bending and lifting children, particularly as they get older, can put increasing pressure on your spine and joints.

A chiropractor will carry out a full examination and take a thorough history before advising an appropriate treatment programme for you or your children. Treatment consists of specific adjustments done by hand to free stiff joints and reduce spinal nerve irritation. Your chiropractor may also recommend ice, heat or massage treatment amongst other things
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