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What is Thrush?
Thrush (also known as a sweat rash in men) is caused by a yeast infection, usually the yeast called candida albicans. It can happen when naturally occurring yeasts overproduce and start to cause irritation and inflammation of the genitals. It is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI), although it can occur after having sex. If you think you have been exposed to an STI, it is important to get tested and treated for this as well.
Symptoms of thrush in women include soreness and irritation in and around the vagina, with redness and inflammation of the skin and, in more severe cases, swelling of the entrance to the vagina. A thick creamy discharge may also be present. Symptoms in men are usually less severe and can cause soreness and inflammation of the head of the penis.
Thrush in both men and women can be treated with over the counter creams and pessaries (vaginal tablets for women) or with a prescription only antifungal tablet called fluconazole. Fluconazole can be more effective than over the counter treatments and is also easier to use. You can purchase treatment if you have previously been diagnosed with thrush by a doctor or nurse and can recognise the symptoms of thrush. Our doctors can prescribe for immediate use if you currently have symptoms, or treatment for future use if you would like to be prepared for a future outbreak.
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Fluconazole is a single dose antifungal tablet also known under the brand name Diflucan. The advantage of using tablets is that they stop any internal yeast infection, which a cream or pessary may not treat. Oral tablet treatment may therefore be more effective than pessaries and creams and is also easier to use.
All medication can cause side effects. We have only listed a few to be aware of. Details of all side effects, including rare side effects to be aware of, are listed in the patient information leaflet (PIL). When completing your medical questionnaire, it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully. This is to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before prescribing. List all medicines you are already taking, including non-prescription and herbal medicines.
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Not suitable if you are taking terfenadine (an antihistamine for allergies), are taking cisapride (used for stomach upsets) or if you suffer from liver or kidney disease. This service is not suitable for women that are pregnant or breast feeding.
There are common and reliable over the counter methods for treating thrush, in particular Canesten treatments.
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Medicines are only intended to be used by the person they are prescribed for. Do not give your prescribed medicine to anybody else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. Medicines can be harmful if used by anybody other than the person they have been prescribed for.
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We aim to offer you similar pattern of healthcare as if you were to visit your normal GP for a face to face consultation. We believe it is important that you complete a medical consultation to ensure that the treatment option you are requesting is appropriate for your needs. Our GMC registered doctors are also able to suggest treatment options for you if you prefer. Once a doctor has approved you for treatment all prices are clearly displayed. Your medical consultation and registration is free and you are under no obligation to purchase any treatment after your consultation.
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What are the symptoms of thrush?
The symptoms of thrush vary between men and women and symptoms in men are likely to cause:
Symptoms in women are more varied and can include:
Does my sexual partner need treatment for thrush?
Thrush is not classified as a sexually transmitted infection (STI), as the yeast responsible for an outbreak is found in the bodies of people without thrush symptoms. You can also develop thrush if you have not had sex. Evidence shows however that thrush can occur in sexual partners simultaneously although only one may have symptoms. Therefore it is advised that both partners are treated to prevent recurrence and further yeast imbalances.
How soon will my thrush symptoms go away?
Most infections clear up within 10 days, although thrush can reoccur and further treatment may be required in these cases. For symptoms that do not clear up within this time frame, we recommend a face to face meeting with your GP and you should consider getting an STI screen if you think you may have been exposed to sexually transmitted infections.
Last Reviewed 27/02/2020 Authored 17/10/2010
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