Thrush, which is a fungal disease of the genital organs, is not only unpleasant, but also quite unsafe, especially when it comes to a pregnant woman. However, modern medicine can be easily eliminated with appropriate treatment that does absolutely no harm to your baby.
Candidiasis (thrush) is an infectious disease caused by fungi of the genus Candida (yeast-like). Vitamin deficiency, weakened immunity, and endocrine diseases can contribute to its occurrence. The main signs of the disease are redness and swelling of the genital organs (mucous membranes). In addition, there are curdled discharge, surface erosion (the integrity of the mucous membranes is broken), as well as films. The woman will also be worried about severe itching. This diagnosis is confirmed by the results of a smear — the so-called bacteriological culture. There is also an even more accurate diagnostic method — the PCR method (the presence of DNA of pathogenic fungi is determined in the blood).
Thrush often occurs in pregnant women, because during this period the natural level of hormones rises and the vaginal microflora changes (the environment acquires increased acidity, due to which a huge number of leukocytes multiply in it). This disease cannot be ignored, because it can eventually affect the organs of the fetus (respiratory tract, skin and mucous membranes). In an infected child, you can see a white coating in the mouth.
Of course, treatment should take place under medical supervision. The scheme includes local and general treatment. Local means the use of creams, vaginal tablets, suppositories. For example, borax with glycerin is suitable even for early treatment — up to 12 weeks. General refers to the intake of special medicines, fortifying drugs and diet. Not all antifungal drugs can be taken by pregnant women, because they are highly toxic. Valid options are pimafucin and nystatin. As for general strengthening drugs, here often the choice falls on vitamin-mineral complexes.
It is also important to follow a special diet — flour, sweet, fried and spicy dishes should be excluded from the diet. But sour-milk dishes should be included in the menu without fail — this will help normalize the intestinal microflora.