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Thrush Treatments

Thrush is a fungal infection that affects the vagina, the mouth or the gastro-intestinal tract. It is caused by an overgrowth of candida and is treated by topical and/or oral anti-fungal medication. Thrush is often caused by a course of antibiotics which disturbs the natural balance of normal microbial flora - the “good bugs” that exists on our body.

If Thrush becomes an ongoing problem or is persistent then we recommend you visit your doctor to rule out other issues that cause Thrush like diabetes. It is also important to treat your partner if you are suffering from recurrent vaginal thrush as your partner may not be symptomatic but may be re-infecting you.

Vaginal Thrush is treated with a course of pessaries or cream with an applicator such as Canestan. You can also treat it orally with a new treatment called DiflucanCanestan as the Diflucan can take a few days to work and the topical treatment can relieve the immediate discomfort of a vaginal thrush infection.

Oral Thrush is treated with an oral antifungal such as Daktarin Oral Gel or Nilstat Oral drops. Both are effective and assist resolving oral thrush. Oral thrush symptoms include sore throat, white plaques or angry read patches on your tongue and throat. It is common after a dose of antibiotics.

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