Select your location for up-to-date news and information in your local area My Area

Thrush: Just The Facts

Are you over 16?
This page contains sensitive material which should not be viewed by anyone under the age of 16.

This page contains sensitive material which should not be viewed by anyone under the age of 16.

Thrush is not an STI but can be passed between partners during sex. Thrush is a yeast infection, usually caused by a yeast-like fungus called Candida albicans.

triangle
1. What are the symptoms?
content

There are a number of symptoms people may experience including vaginal discharge, although this isn’t always present; the discharge is usually odourless and it can be thin and watery or thick and white like cottage cheese. You may also experience itching and soreness around the entrance of the vagina, pain during sex and a stinging sensation when you pass urine.

triangle
2. What is the Treatment?
content

A short course of anti-thrush medicine is recommended however if symptoms persist book an appointment online or visit your GP. Treatment can also be brought from a pharmacy

how to get help

If you have any more questions on this area or would like to speak to somebody about this topic, have a look at the links or search for your local services in the blue box below. Alternatively you can always contact your public health nurse.

Cross Hatch

Find help in your local area

Find out what services are available to you in your area. Remember your school nurse is always there to give you confidential help and support.