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Thrush

Thrush is a very common infection that is caused by fungal yeast. There are many different types of thrush and it most frequently affects the genitals of women and men, when the natural balance of friendly bacteria is upset, though it is not uncommon to experience oral thrush too.

As one of the main symptoms of thrush is severe itching, external creams help to soothe and relieve the area, while the tablets and oral treatments get to work on the infection itself.

Other symptoms of a thrush infection include swelling and discharge, which may resemble cottage cheese. Contrary to what many people believe, thrush is not an STI, but it can be passed on through sex. On the whole, thrush is a mild condition which can be cleared up in a matter of days, but it can keep returning.

 

Our Advice 

  • Thrush is common, particularly in women. Do not be embarrassed.
  • Always wipe your bottom from front to back after going to the toilet.
  • Wash the area morning and night, followed by an application of cream. Do not over wash as you may wash away your natural protective layer.
  • Wash with a simple soap, avoid strongly perfumed bath additives.
  • A salt bath can be cooling if you have thrush.
  • Do not use antiseptic cleansers on the area.
  • Wear cotton underwear and stockings rather than tights. Wear cool loose fitting clothes.
  • External creams need to be applied for seven days after the symptoms of thrush have cleared up to stop the thrush from coming back.

Products we recommend for this condition are:

  • Canesten Oral 150mg & Cream Duo 1/10g - A complete treatment for thrush as it treats both the internal infection and external symptoms.  This Pack contains one oral capsule (contains Fluconazole) and one 10g tube of cream (contains Clotrimazole). The capsule is an effective single dose treatment for vaginal thrush or penile thrush.  The cream provides soothing relief from the external itching and soreness caused by the infection in women and men.  Directions:  Swallow the capsule whole with a glass of water (with or without food). The cream should only be used externally. Apply thinly and evenly over the affected area 2 or 3 times daily and rub in gently. Treatment should be continued until the symptoms disappear, or up to 1 week in women and up to 2 weeks in men.  Only use this product if you have been previously diagnosed by your doctor as having thrush.  If you are unsure whether you have thrush check with your doctor. Not recommended for use in adults over 60 years or children under 16 years.  Do not use if: - You are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast feeding, - You are taking the medication cisapride or terfenadine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this product if: - You have any of the following symptoms: irregular vaginal or abnormal vaginal bleeding or a blood stained discharge, ulcers, blisters or sores of the vagina or vulva, - You are suffering from lower abdominal pain, pain or difficulty in passing urine, fever or chills, feeling sick or vomiting, a foul smelling discharge from the vagina, diarrhoea, redness, irritation or swelling, - You are taking any other medication. - You have liver or kidney problems or any other chronic disease. For men do not use without first talking to your doctor if: - Your sexual partner does not have thrush, - You have sores, ulcers or blisters on your penis. - You have an abnormal discharge from your penis. - Your penis has started to smell. - You have pain or difficulty passing urine. Consult your doctor before using if: - You have had more than 2 infections of vaginal thrush in the last 6 months, - You or your partner have ever had a sexually transmitted disease. This product may reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives, such as condoms or diaphragms, when used together. Consequently, you should use alternative precautions for at least five days after using this product. If your symptoms persist or you have any other symptoms after using this product, consult with your doctor or pharmacist. Keep out of reach of children. Always read the label.
  • Canesten Soft Gel Pessary Combi 1/10g - A complete treatment for vaginal thrush because it treats both the internal cause and external symptoms.  Canesten Soft Gel Pessary & Cream treats the cause and symptoms of thrush. A vaginal thrush infection may cause any of the following symptoms: whitish, odourless vaginal discharge, persistent burning, itching, redness, swelling and soreness of the vagina and vulva. Contains a soft gel pessary to treat the cause of vaginal thrush and a tube of soothing double strength cream for relief of the itching.  Both contain Clotrimazole.  Directions: Wash your hands before and after using the soft gel pessary and cream. Insert the soft gel pessary into the vagina preferably at night using the applicator provided and apply the cream thinly to the affected area 2 to 3 times a day. If no improvement is seen after 7 days consult your doctor.  Only use this product if you have been previously diagnosed by your doctor as having thrush. If you are unsure whether you have vaginal thrush check with your doctor. For use in and around the vagina only. Not recommended for use in adults over 60 years or children under 16 years. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this product if; - You are pregnant or are trying for a baby, - You have any of the following symptoms; irregular vaginal bleeding, abnormal vaginal bleeding or a blood stained discharge,ulcers, blisters or sores of the vagina or vulva, - You are suffering from lower abdominal pain, pain or difficulty in passing urine, fever or chills, feeling sick or vomiting, a foul smelling discharge from the vagina, diarrhoea, redness, irritation or swelling. Consult your doctor before using if: - You have had more than 2 infections of vaginal thrush in the last 6 months, - You or your partner have ever had a sexually transmitted disease. As with other creams and pessaries, this product may reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives, such as condoms or diaphragms, when used together. Consequently, you should use alternative precautions for at least five days after using this product. If your symptoms persist or you have any other symptoms after using this product, consult with your doctor or pharmacist. Keep out of reach of children. Always read the label.
  • Numark Clotrimazole Cream 20g - For the treatment of candidia infections (fungal infections).  Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this cream if: - You are pregnant, trying to become pregnant. Wash your hands after using the cream to avoid transferring it to the eyes or other parts of the body. If symptoms persist or you have any other symptoms after using this product, consult with your doctor or pharmacist. Keep out of the reach of children. Always read the label.

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