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Thrush is a common yeast infection that affects many women at some point in their lives. While it doesn't pose a risk to your health, it can be very uncomfortable.

Our doctors can provide the prescription medication you need to make a fast recovery and deal with any recurring symptoms.

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What is Thrush?

Thrush is a common vaginal yeast infection that affects around 75% of women at some point in their lives.

While it can be uncomfortable, thrush is usually easy to treat using antifungal medication.

Our doctors can discuss your symptoms, prescribe the most effective treatment and provide discreet advice on how to prevent thrush.

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Thrush Symptoms

Common symptoms of thrush include:

  • Vaginal itching
  • Vaginal soreness
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal swelling
  • Pain when urinating
  • Pain during sex

Since some of these symptoms can also be caused by sexually transmitted infections (STIs), it’s important to have a discussion with a doctor in order to get the correct diagnosis and treatment.

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If you’ve noticed new symptoms and you’re wondering if thrush may be the cause, our doctors can analyse your situation and provide a quick, discreet diagnosis.

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Treatment Options

Whether you’re experiencing thrush for the first time, or you get repeated bouts and are searching for a treatment that actually works, our doctors can help. With treatment, your thrush will usually go away within one to two weeks.

Thrush is treated using antifungal medication, which is prescribed in one of three ways.

  • An antifungal cream that’s applied directly to the skin
  • A capsule that’s taken orally
  • A pessary that’s inserted into the vagina

To ensure the infection is fully dealt with, you must take this medication exactly as instructed by your doctor. This is especially important if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, as the capsule form of thrush treatment isn’t suitable.

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What Causes Thrush?

Thrush is caused by a fungus called candida. It’s normal to find this in small amounts around the vagina and it’s usually not noticeable. However, under certain conditions candida can multiply and cause thrush.

Certain factors increase your likelihood of experiencing thrush, including:

  • Pregnancy
  • Taking birth control pills
  • Being on your period
  • Your age
  • Diabetes
  • HIV, or any condition that weakens your immune system
  • Taking antibiotics
  • Wearing underwear that’s too tight

While thrush is not an STI, sex can occasionally be a trigger, particularly for women who find it difficult to relax. This can lead to vaginal dryness, which can in turn increase the likelihood of thrush.

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