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Hydrocortisone cream.

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Is it safe if I put some on 'down there' as I have thrush?
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm sure it'll say on the packet...
    Xx
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It doesn't. It doesn't say anything about what it's for. I have lost the box.
    I looked on Wiki and it said it's for irritation, but not to put on genitals. But why? It doesn't say why..
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lyric wrote: »
    Is it safe if I put some on 'down there' as I have thrush?

    No. I believe you can buy the stuff you need over the counter at the chemist. It is called Canestan. Just ask the pharmacist.

    Hydrocortisone cream is a steroid and can damage the delicate tissue around your "lady bits" :blush: . Besides that, it wont treat the yeast infection causing the irritation.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Do you really need a why? It says don't do it... and generally, if a medicane says "DON'T PUT THIS ON YOUR GENITALS" You don't put it on your genitals ;)
    Xx
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The itch is killing me though. What can I do?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    go to boots

    buy canestan

    read the leaflet

    follow the instructions
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Do you really need a why? It says don't do it... and generally, if a medicane says "DON'T PUT THIS ON YOUR GENITALS" You don't put it on your genitals ;)
    Xx

    x2

    But if you really need a why its cause the "skin" down there is a mucous membrane, which are a lot more sensitive and easily damaged, and once they are damaged, cause more problems.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    uhh...

    I should have added "go somewhere private (i.e. a lavatory or your bedroom)" somewhere in the middle
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah, don't put it on in boots :p
    Xx
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Big Gay wrote: »
    go to boots

    buy canestan

    read the leaflet

    follow the instructions

    Or, if you refuse to do this, which given the whole refusal to go to the doctors when you thought you might be pregnant debacle, I feel sure you will - you could try natural yoghurt. Never tried it myself, but apparently it helps.

    Canesten however definitely helps, can be bought over the counter no questions asked.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Although, it wouldn't hurt to go to the docs, just to verify it is actually thrush
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    but it's the weekend... so I'd go for self-help
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    tbh i knew it was a long shot anyway cause of the adamence she wasn't going to the drs when she thought she was pregnant
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    How much is Canesten?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lyric wrote: »
    How much is Canesten?

    Lyric, have you heard of google?
    Xx
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lyric wrote: »
    How much is Canesten?

    Lyric, I don't mean to be unkind, but does the word "initiative" mean anything to you? Why don't you just go to the chemist and find out. Or Google it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    True. I feel ashamed though.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Right... you don't feel ashamed to ask real people? But you feel ashamed to use a search engine...
    Xx
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Feel ashamed to go the chemist.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lyric wrote: »
    Feel ashamed to go the chemist.

    :banghead:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lyric wrote: »
    Feel ashamed to go the chemist.

    Well, we can't do anything about that. If you don't get it seen to, it'll get worse.

    If you are really that bothered, I bet you could order it online but it might take ages to come. Getting thrush cream is no different from getting paracetamol, condoms, tampons, the pill etc etc etc.
    Xx
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thrush is just one of those things. I doubt they'll laugh at you or whatever.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nah, I know. I might just go and buy some and be brave.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I admit I felt awkward buying canesten - but it will make the burning/itching stop - it's worth it. The shop staff didn't bat an eyelid
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lyric wrote: »
    Nah, I know. I might just go and buy some and be brave.

    Go for it :thumb:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Big Gay wrote: »

    Depending on just how bad it is, there isn't really any need to fork out all that money for the oral treatment. You can buy the cream for half that http://www.boots.com/en/Canesten-Thrush-Cream-20g_11303/

    Pharmacists see far worse every day, they aren't even remotely interested.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    But will it work without the tablets?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yes, otherwise they wouldn't sell it :thumb:
    Xx
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    But why do they sell the cream with the tablets then?
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