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Thrush

Thrush

Thrush is a common yeast infection that can affect women’s vaginas when the natural balance of microorganisms are disrupted inside.  It is more likely to affect women in their 20’s and 30’s and, although uncomfortable and may cause itching and discharge, it is harmless.  There are a few options for treating thrush including pessaries and creams that you can apply to the inside and outside of the vagina. It’s a good idea to speak to your doctor if you think you have thrush for the first time or if it keeps on reoccurring.  There are things you can do to reduce your chances of getting thrush, including wearing cotton underwear, not washing inside the vagina, not using perfumed soaps, and shower gels.