You can safely treat a yeast infection during pregnancy with various over-the-counter antifungal vaginal creams or suppositories. However, it’s best to confirm with your health care provider that your symptoms are actually due to a yeast infection before starting treatment.
Which antifungal can be used in pregnancy?
Amphotericin B remains the drug of choice for the treatment of systemic fungal infections in pregnancy. There are serious risks of fetal malformations associated with the use of griseofulvin, ketoconazole, voriconazole, flucytosine and potassium iodide.
Can you use antifungal cream for athlete’s foot while pregnant?
A common antifungal medication is Lamisil. This medication is safe to take during pregnancy. However, it is best to avoid using it while breastfeeding as it is distributed in breast milk.
Can you use antifungal cream for ringworm when pregnant?
If you get ringworm during pregnancy, there are medications you can use to destroy ringworm-causing fungi that aren’t known to cause any problems to a baby. Examples of these drugs (fine to use when applied topically) include: ciclopirox (Loprox) clotrimazole (Lotrimin)
Is clotrimazole cream safe during pregnancy?
Clotrimazole is generally considered safe for pregnant women to use. If you are using the pessary to treat vaginal thrush during pregnancy it is recommended that you insert it with your fingers rather than with the applicator provided. It is very common for pregnant women to suffer from thrush.
Can I use Monistat while pregnant?
The CDC and health professionals recommend a 7-day vaginal cream for a yeast infection during pregnancy. The FDA issued a warning about the oral medication fluconazole (Diflucan®) in 20162. Using topical antifungal treatments like MONISTAT® during pregnancy is recommended.
Can you use Lotrimin if pregnant?
Clotrimazole should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.
Can fungal skin infection affect pregnancy?
No, a yeast infection won’t hurt or affect your developing baby. But it’s important to rule out other causes for your symptoms, because other kinds of infections can affect your pregnancy and your baby.
Is it safe to treat athlete’s foot while pregnant?
How can I treat athlete’s foot in pregnancy? Treatment options during pregnancy may include dilute vinegar soaks or sprays (roughly one part white household vinegar to four parts water) and Lotrimin cream twice a day for two to three weeks to the soles.