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Thrush is a yeast infection of the vagina caused by an overgrowth of Candida albicans and affects 3 out of 4 women at least once in their lives.1
Getting thrush for the first time can be unpleasant, confusing, and stressful. It is common to think that thrush is associated with something more serious or is a result of "something you've done". This is NOT the case. In fact, thrush is simply the result of an overgrowth of Candida.
Most naturally occurring yeasts in the vagina are harmless, however an overgrowth of Candida albicans can lead to the unpleasant symptoms associated with thrush. Thrush can develop following changes in lifestyle, health or habit.
Common causes of thrush:
Antibiotics can destroy friendly bacteria that keep vaginal yeast under control
A weak immune system brought on by illness
Hormone changes brought on by pregnancy, the pill, or a period
Over-use of chemical deodorants, perfumed body wash or sprays near the vagina
Poor diet, lack of sleep, or stress
Tight or synthetic clothing creating a warm, moist environment
Common symptoms of thrush:
- White thick, cottage cheese like discharge
- Intense vaginal (vulvar) itching or burning
- None or a non-offensive odour and no painful urination
These are NOT symptoms of thrush:
- Smelly discharge
- Yellow/green discharge
- Blisters or sores
- Abnormal bleeding
- Lower abdominal pain
- Fever or chills
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please see your healthcare professional immediately.
Creams need to be applied internally into the vagina with an easy to use applicator. Even though an external itch is very common, you must not apply Canesten cream solely to your external skin as the infection is inside the vagina.
The internal cream option may be preferred by women who also have vaginal dryness. Based on consumer preference, some creams are a single application while others are inserted over several days to treat thrush.
A pessary is a soluble medication inserted into the vagina using a special applicator to treat the source of the infection.
Canesten Clotrimazole cream contains Clotrimazole 100 mg/g.
If this is the first time you have had thrush, talk to your doctor before using any treatment.
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