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Thrush

Why Focus Medical Clinic?

If this is your first case of thrush then it is advisable to see a doctor as the symptoms can be similar to some STIs, and a doctor will be able to diagnosis the condition correctly.

If you have reccurring or constant thrush, we can help you to understand why it might be coming back, and devise a treatment plan with a life-style regime to help control or even eliminate the condition.

For a GP Consultation to discuss it please call 01782 382521.

What is it?

Thrush is a yeast like fungus. It is a common condition and affects 75% of women at some time in their lives and 40% will have more than one episode. Symptoms include itching, irritation, soreness and swelling and usually a creamy, curdy white discharge.

Cause

Thrush is caused by the fungus Candida.  This is naturally present within the vagina, but thrush occurs when the natural balance between ‘friendly’ bacteria and Candida changes, and the Candida multiplies.

Treatment

Most women can be easily treated with creams, pessaries or a dose of medication.  However, 5% of women will experience recurrent thrush (more than 4 episodes in a year) and 1% will suffer almost constantly. It is the women in these two groups that often prove more difficult to treat. This is sometimes because of the repeated use of available anti-fungal treatments has led to the infection becoming drug-resistant, and sometimes it can be because of an underlying predisposition/condition.