Thrush Doesn’t Self Isolate

Posted on April 28, 2020

Oh no, it’s back.. Vaginal thrush simply appears out of nowhere and nobody knows why.

Well here are some facts that might make your day a little more bearable while you treat this nasty little invader.

  • It’s common, really common.
  • About 75% of all women suffer a bout of thrush in their lifetime
  • It’s mostly harmless
  • It goes by a series of names such as Candidiasis or Monilia

If you haven’t experienced this problem before, here are some tell signs that are common for thrush infections, oh and by the way, don’t be overly stressed or worried if you have these symptoms but by all means check it out with your GP if you need some reassurance.

  • Vaginal discharge – itching and or burning
  • A thick white discharge which has a cottage cheese appearance
  • Redness and or sweeping of the Vagina or Vulva
  • Stinging or burning when you urinate
  • Pain when having intercourse
  • Splits around the genital skin

By the way… Thrush is NOT sexually transmitted

Let’s look at ways of treating the problem and making you feel better

  • Antifungal creams and pessaries
    • Readily available from your local pharmacy
  • Oral tables
    • Commonly called Fluconazole and hits the bug at a systemic level
  • Herbal Medicines
    • Traditionally used herbal preparations such as Canda Plex® to aid in the relief and symptoms of thrush infections

While many people who suffer a bout of thrush are fastidious with their personal hygiene, you can minimize the possibility of infection by

  • Wiping your bottom from front to back
  • Avoid using soap around or in the genitals
  • Avoid douches and antiseptics
  • Avoid tight fitting pants
  • Avoid perfumed toilet paper

The bug that causes Thrush should be part of your system, it’s only when there is overgrowth does the problem occur.  

If symptoms persist or worsen, always speak to your healthcare provider immediately

Be safe and stay healthy