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Thrush (candida)

Thrush is a common infection, caused by a fungus. It's also called candida.

Thrush is usually treated with cream or a tablet. It can be more common after you have been taking antibiotics, and having diabetes can make you more likely to get thrush.

Most women will have vaginal thrush at some stage in their life. If you keep getting symptoms you should see your doctor.

Vaginal thrush is common in pregnancy. If you have thrush during pregnancy, talk to your lead maternity carer (LMC) or GP. Oral treatments for thrush are not recommended in pregnancy.

The following links have information about thrush, its symptoms, and how it's treated.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Updated April 2016.

See also:

Fungal skin infections

Understanding your vaginal swab results

Vulval irritation & pain

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