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Thrush Treatments

Thrush can be an uncomfortable infection, but there are treatments available that can help to reduce the severity and discomfort of symptoms and reduce the duration of infection.

Prescription thrush treatments

Thrush treatments that require a prescription can come in both cream and tablet form to effectively treat the thrush infection. Prescription medications are clinically proven to provide effective relief from the symptoms of thrush with a low risk of side effects.

The two prescription thrush treatments that we offer at OnlineClinic are Diflucan and Gyno-Daktarin, a tablet and cream treatment respectively. As these two thrush treatments require a prescription, you will need to complete an online consultation in order to order online. This is to ensure that the chosen medications will be safe for you to take.

Alternative thrush treatments

In addition to the cream and tablet thrush treatments discussed above, it is also possible to use intravaginal pessaries, which are usually available as over the counter treatments. This option is fairly popular because of the low risk of side effects, but they have the downside of being potentially messy and difficult to apply. They may also damage latex condoms and diaphragms. Canesten is a variety of pessary, which can alternatively be taken in tablet form.

Some women advocate home remedies, such as the "yoghurt method" which involves the insertion of plain bio-live yoghurt into the vagina, where it is said to alleviate soreness and irritation. It is important to bear in mind that reports of this method's efficacy are purely anecdotal, and there is no clinical evidence to support it as a method of thrush treatment.

Preventing thrush

Recurrent thrush infections are a strong possibility for women who experience this infection, but there are steps you can take to lessen the chance of this happening. If you know you are susceptible to thrush, it can be useful to bear some points in mind. Tight clothing is known to increase the risk of yeast infections, so it is advisable to avoid tight clothing where possible. Cotton underwear is also advocated to allow for more natural ventilation.

Perfumed cleansing products are known to act as vulval irritants. These include scented soaps, vaginal douches and vaginal deodorants. Latex condoms, spermicidal creams or lubricants may also be acting as irritants. You may wish to try non-allergenic condoms to see if this reduces the frequency of recurrent infections. Finally, it is advised that after using the toilet you wipe from front to back, as this ensures that bacteria is not passed from the anus to the urethra, which can cause infection.

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