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Thrush

Thrush is a common infection caused by a type of yeast known as Candida albicans. It can affect the mouth or genitals and is typically caused by disruption to the body, usually by antibiotics.

Medications are available from Pharmacy Online to treat thrush. Speak to an expert for further advice.

Causes

Thrush can be caused by antibiotic use, which can disrupt the function of other bacteria in the body. Yeast typically lives in the body. However, antibiotics can cause yeast to develop into an infection. You should continue to take antibiotics as prescribed if you develop thrush. However, you should inform your GP.

Thrush is not a sexually transmitted infection; however, it can be passed during sexual activity. Avoid any sexual contact during an outbreak of thrush until it has cleared.

Treatments

Thrush can easily be treated using oral antifungals. These are available to purchase here at Pharmacy Online, so please get in contact with a member of our team to discuss treatment options.

Symptoms

Thrush can occur in the mouth or on the genitals. Oral thrush typically presents as a white coating on the tongue, soreness in the mouth, and an unpleasant taste.

Genital thrush can cause irritation and itching on the genitals. It can be made worse by tight-fitting clothes, excessive sweating, or scented soap products.

Fluconazole