Thrush

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How do I treat thrush?

There are a number of treatments for thrush which your doctor may advise once diagnosed such as anti-fungal creams and pessaries (inserted into the vagina), and oral antifungal tablets.
If you are experiencing symptoms of thrush, it is important that both you and your partner(s) seek treatment at your local doctor or Marie Stopes International clinic to avoid reinfection by an asymptomatic partner.
 

How do I prevent catching thrush?

Prevention of thrush is perhaps more of a trial and error process as everyone is different and what triggers thrush in one person may not do so in others. Perfumed products such as soaps, tissues, creams and sprays in or around your genitals should be avoided. Tight-fitting synthetic fabrics should also be avoided. For women, other general tips such as always wiping front to back will also help prevent thrush.

What are the symptoms of thrush?

Thrush can affect both men and women, though symptoms may differ. Women may experience vulva and vaginal itchiness, soreness and stinging, superficial pain when urinating, a thick whitish/yellow discharge, redness, swelling and/or pain during sex. Men may have no symptoms but can experience irritation of the glans and discharge from penis.
If you are experiencing thrush-like symptoms, it is important that both you and your partner(s) seek treatment at your local doctor or Marie Stopes International clinic to avoid reinfection by an asymptomatic partner.
 

What is thrush?

Thrush (also known as candida or a yeast infection) is caused by an overgrowth of candida yeast that irritates the mucous membrane of the genitals or throat. It is not sexually transmitted but it is a common infection. Thrush has symptoms similar to a number of other infections which can make it difficult to diagnose over the phone or online. Thrush can be result of antibiotic treatment, a compromised immune system and diabetes. It can happen during pregnancy, following sex or after a change in weather, underwear or diet. It can be brought on by environmental factors like certain soaps or perfume as well. Most women will at some point in their lives experience thrush. Thrush is easily treated and symptoms can be very short lived.