When it comes to women’s health, a topic that is not talked about nearly as much as it should be is thrush. While men also can experience thrush, vaginal thrush is something that is very common with around 3 out of 4 women encountering this at least once in their lives.
Thrush is a common vaginal infection caused mainly by an overgrowth of Candida Albicans, a type of yeast that naturally lives in the bowel and in small numbers in the vagina. Symptoms of thrush includes itchiness, discomfort or a stinging sensation when passing urine.
If you suspect you have thrush, you can now diagnose yourself in the comfort of your own home.
Simple and convenient, Canesten Vaginal pH Self Tests can help you work out if your symptoms are related to vaginal thrush or something else, allowing you to seek treatment or know whether to see your doctor.
If you do discover you have vaginal thrush, treatment is available at our Pharmacy without a prescription.
Canesoral Duo combines a single-dose oral capsule to treat the source of the infection, with a cream to immediately soothe any external symptoms such as itching and inflammation.
Thrush is unpleasant, but with simple lifestyle changes, you can reduce the chances of ever having to experience it again.
Do consult your doctor though in cases of frequent bouts of thrush (3 episodes or more in last 6 months).
If you need relief from the symptoms of thrush, our team at Emslies Floreat Pharmacy are here to help.