Candida/Thrush

Candida/Thrush is a fungal infection that develops in certain conditions in the vagina. It is sometimes linked to taking the Pill, and if it recurs frequently, a different method of contraception may be advisable.

Symptoms
In Men:
A man may carry thrush, though he usually manifests no symptoms.
In Women:

Thrush causes:

  • vaginal soreness and itching
  • a thick white discharge
Treatment
  • anti-fungal cream to be used by both partners
  • vaginal peccaries
  • natural yogurt in the vagina can be effective
Avoid
  • hot baths
  • nylon underwear
  • tight jeans
  • wearing tights

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