What is it?
Thrush is a fungal infection most often caused by candida albicans. Candida is normally found in the vagina and is not harmful so it only needs to be treated if it is causing symptoms.
How do you get it?
Although thrush is not usually acquired from sexual intercourse male partners are sometimes treated if the candida keeps recurring.
Signs and symptoms
The usual symptoms are:
Vaginal or oral medications are very effective and can be prescribed or bought over the counter at pharmacies.
The following points may help to avoid or manage candida: