I am 8 weeks and have had thrush for about 2 now. I got some generic brand clotrimazole cream from one pharmacy but it says 'for external use only', which is pointless cause it's a bandaid solution.

I went to another pharmacy to get the cream you insert with an applicator, planning just to use my finger instead, but they were insistent that the 'external' cream I already have is exactly the same ingredients and should be fine to use internally. I wanted to check first. Has anyone else used the external cream internally?