Thrush Treatment

Vaginal yeast infection is treated with medication available over the counter from a pharmacy or on prescription from your doctor. 1

Treatment can be quite straightforward. To treat the infection, you can use an internal treatment that contains the active ingredient Clotrimazole.2 It can treat your infection, but different people prefer different treatment options. External thrush creams will help to soothe your symptoms such as itching.

Recommendation: Don’t forget to treat your thrush at the source, with vaginal tablet together with applying external cream to get rid of itchiness. Speak to your doctor or or pharmacist for further information or if symptoms persist. Read the package insert prior to use.

Preventing thrush

  • After showering or swimming, make sure your vaginal area is thoroughly clean and dry.

  • You should avoid fragrances during infection as well as other irritating chemicals, like perfumed soap, bubble baths or regular perfumed shower gels.

  • Wipe from front to back after going to the toilet. This will prevent yeast from entering your vagina.

Facts about thrush

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It can happen to anyone - 75% of women will have thrush at least once in their lifetime.

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Thrush is usually caused by candida albicans, a yeast naturally occurring in your vaginal microflora.3

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You can help prevent yeast infections by avoiding high-sugar foods, stress and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, doing so will keep your immune system strong.


  1. Over-the-counter antifungal treatment, in: Sobel, J.D. Vulvovaginal Candidosis, Lancet 2007, 369: 1961-71
  2. Management of recurrent vulvovaginal candidosis, in: Sobel, J.D. Vulvovaginal Candidosis, Lancet 2007, 369: 1961-71
  3. Per-Anders Mardh, Acacio G Rodrigues et al.: Facts and myths on recurrent vulvovaginal candidosis, in: International Journal of STD & AIDS 2002; 13: 522± 539