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Many women have an occasional bout of thrush and treatment from the Pharmacist is usually easy & effective. However, recurrent thrush can be more difficult to manage.
Family Planning Association: Thrush and Bacterial vaginosis
Thrush is an infection that is caused by a yeast fungus. It is not a sexually transmitted infection but can sometimes develop after you have had sex.
NHS: Vaginal Thrush
Most women experience occasional bouts of a common yeast infection known as vaginal thrush. Read about thrush on this page, and watch the video to hear GP Dr Sarah Jarvis describing the symptoms of thrush, a yeast infection, discussing who is most at risk and how it is treated.
Patient: Recurrent Vaginal Thrush
Many women have an occasional bout of thrush, when treatment is usually easy and effective. There is a separate leaflet called 'Thrush - Vaginal' about a first or occasional bout of thrush. However, some women have recurring bouts of thrush, when treatment can be more difficult. This leaflet is for women who have recurring bouts of thrush.