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Thrush is an extremely common problem among women

Thrush is a yeast infection caused by a fungus called Candida albicans. Although it is not a sexually transmitted infection, it can sometimes be passed on during intercourse - so it is advised that you abstain from sex until it has completely cleared. This condition is extremely uncomfortable and can include symptoms such as; itching, irritation and swelling of the vagina; you will also often experience cottage cheese-like discharge. Yeast infections however, are very easy to treat and Chemist Direct can offer you a range of oral tablets and vaginal pessaries to choose from the entire Canesten range or Fluconazole. You can also relieve the external itching with creams such as Clotrimazole 1% Cream.

How to prevent Thrush

There are several precautions you can take in order to prevent getting thrush, or having thrush re-occur; avoid using perfumed soaps, shower gels, vaginal deodorants or douches on your vaginal area, avoid wearing tight-fitting underwear or tights and avoid using latex condoms, spermicidal creams or lubricants if they irritate your genital area.

A study found that 7 out of every 10 women asked has admitted to having thrush before. Beat thrush today with Chemist Direct!