Vaginal thrush is a common infection that is caused by yeast. Most women will experience it at some point and although it isn’t usually something to worry about, thrush can be uncomfortable. Common symptoms of thrush include itching or soreness around the entrance to the vagina, unusual, yet odourless discharge, pain during sex and a stinging sensation when peeing.
If you have had thrush before and are familiar with the symptoms, you can normally treat it with over-the-counter thrush medication. However, if this is your first time experiencing thrush-like symptoms or you notice other symptoms at the same time, it is recommended that you seek advice from a doctor, as it may be a symptom of an underlying condition or sexually transmitted disease.
Remember, your final treatment will be decided by our prescribers based on your answers provided within your consultation. You will be asked to indicate a preferred treatment option from a selected list after completion of your consult.
Thrush medications work as anti-fungals, which means they combat the fungi or yeast that causes your infection.
They help your body to restore the natural balance of healthy fungi that live on your skin, treating the infection while easing the itching, inflammation and other irritating thrush symptoms.
Some of the most popular thrush medications include fluconazole and clotrimazole, which are both antifungals and can be used together for a two-pronged approach to your treatment.
Thrush can often be treated with over-the-counter medication, but if your symptoms do not clear up after 7 - 14 days of treatment or your infection keeps coming back, your doctor may be able to prescribe a stronger treatment.
If you are concerned by your thrush symptoms, fill out our quick questionnaire and one of our prescribers will identify the best treatment for you.
Your medication will then be sent directly to you, discreetly and in plain packaging.