Vaginal thrush (also known as vaginal yeast infection or vulvovaginal candidiasis) is an infection of the vagina and/or vulva with a yeast germ called candida.
What causes vagina thrush?
Vaginal thrush is caused by a type of fungus called Candida albicans.
Candida albicans is a type of yeast that is naturally present in the vagina, but it can sometimes grow out of control and cause an infection.
⦁ White, thick discharge.
⦁ Soreness and stinging during sex or when you pee, etc.
⦁ Itching and burning in the vagina and vulva.
⦁ Redness and swelling of the vulva.
⦁ Painful urination.
⦁ Irritation around or inside the vagina.
⦁ Painful sex.
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How to prevent vaginal thrush?
⦁ Wear loose-fitting, cotton underwear.
⦁ Avoid using scented soaps or douches.
⦁ Keep the area clean and dry.
⦁ Don't share towels or washcloths.
⦁ If you are taking antibiotics, take probiotics to help keep your gut bacteria healthy.