Vaginal thrush is a common yeast infection that affects most women at some point in their lives. It can be uncomfortable and itchy but is usually relatively easy to treat. Some women however struggle with thrush systematically and find it difficult to get rid of. For those perpetual sufferers it can be very difficult and uncomfortable.
What causes vaginal thrush-
Thrush is caused by a group of yeasts called Candida. It develops when there is an imbalance of micro-organisms in the vagina causing the Candida to multiply. You are more likely to get thrush if you are in your 20s and 30s as it is less common in girls who haven’t started their period and women who had gone through the menopause. Women who are pregnant or those with poorly controlled diabetes can also be more prone to getting thrush. The condition can also be caused by having sex when you are not fully aroused which leads to vaginal dryness.
How is vaginal thrush treated-
If you think you have thrush it’s a good idea to speak to a doctor, just to be sure it’s nothing more serious. Once you are certain what you’re dealing with you can treat it with a short course of anti fungal medication – you can get this on prescription from your doctor or just from your local pharmacy.