Thrush Symptoms & Treatments



Causes of Thrush

Thrush also referred to by the name Candida or commonly termed a 'yeast infection'. Thrush is most commonly caused by a type of fungus known as Candida albicans, Thrush occurs when this fungus multiplies.

Candida occurs naturally in the body, particularly in warm moist areas such as the mouth and genitals. It normally does not cause any problems as it is kept under control by the bodies immune system and other bacteria in the body. However some factors can cause the fungus to multiply leading to this infection.

Thrush is NOT a sexually transmitted infection (STI) because many people already have a small amount of candida in their bodies.

Thrush infections often appear in the mouth (oral thrush) or genitals. As Candida albicans is often found in the vagina, women often get thrush. However, the infection can also develop in men as well.


Thrush Treatment

Oral Treatment

Fluconazole is a popular oral antifungal treatment used for the treatment of Thrush. Always seek advice from your doctor before taking any course of non prescribed medication.


 Canesten Oral Capsule

Canesten Capsule

An effective single dose treatment for vaginal thrush.
This product is not suitable for oral thrush.

Boxed-product Weight: 10g

Care Fluconazole

Care Fluconazole Capsule

Care Fluconazole Capsule is a single dose treatment for vaginal thrush. It can also be used to treat your partner if he has thrush on his penis.

Boxed-product Weight: 10g

Topical Treatment

Canesten Cream

Canesten Cream

Used to treat fungal skin infections. Soothes & clears vaginal thrush.

Boxed-product Weight: 69 g

Dual Treatment

Canesten Duo

Canesten Duo

This Pack contains one Canesten Oral Capsule and one 10g tube of Canesten Thrush Cream.

The capsule is an effective single dose treatment for vaginal thrush or penile thrush.

Boxed-product Weight: 78 g

Symptoms of Thrush

NHS Advice on Diagnosing Thrush


Recurring Thrush

Up to 75% of women can experience thrush at some time in their lives, up to half of those may experience thrush more than once!

It is not yet known what makes some women more prone to Thrush than others. Women with poorly controlled diabetes, or a seriously damaged immune system have an increased likelihood of developing the infection. Also those who are pregnant, or taking any type of antibiotic can also increase the likelihood of developing Thrush.

Around 5% of women may experience recurrent episodes of thrush, up to four or more episodes in any year. 1% of women may have Thrush almost continuously.


Baby Thrush

Healthy babies under two years old often get oral Thrush. It is most commonly found in babies around four weeks of age.

If a baby has oral thrush and the mother is breastfeeding, it is possible for the baby to pass a Thrush infection to the mother. A Thrush infection can then affect the nipples or breasts.


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