Vaginal thrush is an infection caused by an overgrowth of Candida albicans yeast. The yeast lives naturally in the bowel and in small numbers in the vagina.The symptoms may include vaginal itching or burning, a white discharge and stinging while urinating.
Vaginal cream or tablets can help reduce the symptoms of the thrush. Thrush can occur in other parts of the body likemouth. This infection affects much on women at some point in life. In their thirties and forties and those that are pregnant.
It can be triggered by wearing tight clothing .This type of clothes they prevent natural ventilation ,other trigger is the taking of antibiotics and about 30% of women will have the thrush because of it .Also use of products that irritate the vagina ,such as vaginal douches or bubble bath and also chemotherapy.
What are the symptoms of the thrush?
Some women will not have any signs or symptoms and can be unaware they have the thrush, and may be picked by chances one goes for a cervical smear test. In some, typical symptoms include itching skin, soreness and irritation ,redness of the vagina and vulva ,vaginal discharge ,often white like cottage cheese and this can be thick or thin but is usually odourless,pain or discomfort during sex or when passing urine.
In men symptoms may be less noticeable than women but include discomfort, burning or itching and the tip of the penis or under the foreskin, redness or red patches on the foreskin, a thick or thin discharge, like cottage cheese under the foreskin and discomfort while passing urine. Know more.
Treatment for vaginal thrush: Treatment aims at to reduce the number of years so they no longer cause symptoms .The treatment includes use of thrush creams or vaginal pessaries (tablets).This are put inside the vagina with a special applicator and are used from one to six days depending on the instructions. Occasionallya second course of treatment is required but repeated topical treatments may occasionally cause skin irritation.
Use of oral tablets, this are called fluconazole are designed to be swallowed. This kind of treatment is more expensive than other options and also is not recommend for pregnant women or as a first time treatment.
Vaginal thrush explained
Vaginal thrush is an infection caused by an overgrowth of Candida albicanas yeast. Thrush symptoms may include vaginal itching, white discharge and stinging while urinating, pain during sex in women. In men symptoms include discomfort, itching at the tip of the penis or under the foreskin, redness or red patcheson the foreskin, thick or thin discharge like cottage cheese under the foreskin and discomfort when passing urine.
Vaginal thrush can be prevented by wearing cotton or silk underwear which allow excess moisture to evaporate unlike nylon and other and other synthetic, wash and dry underwear thoroughly and change it often to prevent dampness which increases the chance of
Vaginalthrush; avoid using feminine deodorant sprays and other products as these may increase the chances of a vaginal yeast infection.
Vaginal thrush treatment can be done by use of antifungal cream or vaginal peccaries’ which are put inside the vagina with a special applicator and use of oral subjects called flucomazole which are swallowed.
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