Posted by: Mummy | 2009/03/30

Pregnant and itchy

Hi, I' m 17 weeks pregnant and my vagina is itching, just below the vulva. It gets red and swollen when I scratch, but otherwise feels uncomfortable most of the day. I had a bladder infection and was on antibiotics last week, and I figured if it was also an infection, it would have died- except it hasn' t. Any idea what this could be? I' ve even stopped using soap when washing in case it is a reaction. Please help

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It sounds like thrush. This can be precipitated by antibiotics. Try Canesten.

Best wishes

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Posted by: lolo | 2009/03/31

I had the same problem, I just used vaginal cream for thrush and it helped. I don' t think antibiotics are good when u r pregnant. I am 14 weeks pregnent

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