Unfortunately, thrush in pregnant women occurs quite often, and although this disease is not considered dangerous, it is often difficult to treat.
Thrush in pregnant women - a frequent phenomenon. What is thrush and why does it appear? The thrush forms a fungus called Candida albicans. He is a natural "lodger" of the digestive and genitourinary systems in most people (both women and men), but sometimes, under the influence of some factors, begins to actively multiply, displacing the "good" bacteria from the vagina.
Why does thrush appear in pregnant women?
During pregnancy in the female bodythere are many changes, including the hormonal background. In the mucous the glucose content rises, thereby creating a favorable environment for reproduction of this fungus. There are many other factors that favorably influence the reproduction of Candida albicans. At a time when the necessary amount of probiotic bacteria begins to decrease in the body, the fungus begins to behave very actively.
Some factors that contribute to fungal growth in the body:
- taking antibiotics;
- reception of contraceptives;
- chlorine, fluorine;
- wearing close synthetic underwear;
- hormonal and steroid preparations;
- abuse of coffee, tea;
- reception of synthetic vitamins;
- flavor enhancers, food colorings, preservatives;
- pesticides, fertilizers.
During pregnancy, the amount ofexcretions from the cervical canal - this is normal. But if these extracts become thick and at the same time resemble cottage cheese, you are more likely to have thrush. Also, this condition can be accompanied by itching or burning of the genitals, which is often exacerbated by the evening, after taking a bath.
Thrush in pregnant women - It is a widespread phenomenon, especiallyoccurs in the last trimester. If you are concerned about any unpleasant sensations that are similar to the symptoms of a yeast infection, this is an excuse to call the doctor as soon as possible (rather than try to self-medicate).
How does thrush affect pregnancy?
Some believe that thrush does not bringno harm to health (except for unpleasant symptoms), so you can leave it as it is. Also, sometimes future mothers postpone the solution of this problem "after childbirth", so as not to expose the baby to various drugs. However, this is fundamentally wrong! If a pregnant woman has a thrush and does not treat it, the fungus starts to "rise" up the birth canal and spread to all organs, thereby forming spikes. Spikes, in turn, can cause premature birth, especially if the pregnant woman has a weak body or if she already has a threat of miscarriage for some other reason. That's why thrush is dangerous during pregnancy.
There is one more unpleasant moment. Being born, the child passes through the birth canal and can become infected with the milkwoman, which is manifested by white raids in the mouth (on the tongue and cheeks). This condition is easily treated and does not pose a particular danger for the crumbs, however, when feeding the baby, the baby can transfer the infection to the breast, which will make the mother feel extremely painful during feeding, which can turn this process into a real torture. In this case, some women are even ready to completely stop breastfeeding, but all that is needed is to cure the milkwoman and mother and baby. And then the feeding will definitely improve.
Thrush in pregnant women is not a verdict. There are many ways to get rid of this disease.
The milkwoman can be cured quickly enough,resorting to the help of preparations of an antifungal group. But since a woman is pregnant, one should not take strong medicines (the exception is the prenatal period, when the so-called sanation of the birth canal is needed). Most of all drugs are contraindicated during pregnancy. But the use of candles such as Clion D, Livarol, Polizhinax and some others is possible in the third trimester of pregnancy and only after consulting a doctor. A gynecologist will perform tests (smear on the flora) and if the diagnosis is confirmed, then only he will decide on the appointment of drugs, calculating the possible risk and considering all the nuances of pregnancy.</ p>