Thrush is a common condition that affects women. This infection may affect the vagina or mouth. Thrush is a fungal infection caused commonly by Candida. In women, the common signs and symptoms of vaginal thrush are:
Even though less common, thrush infection can also affect men characterized by:
The following patients must see a doctor if they experience any signs and symptoms of thrush:
Vaginal Thrush is treated with antifungal medications known as Imidazoles with two medications available:
Vaginal Thrush Treatment
Clotrimazole Cream for thrush is available as 1% and 2% creams. Both creams are available as pharmacy-only medication used for the treatment of Vaginal Thrush.
Clotrimazole 1% Cream is available under many brands:
This cream is indicated for adolescents and adults over 16 and below 60 years of age for the treatment of Vaginal Thrush. Clotrimazole 1% Cream should be applied 2 to 3 times. If there are no improvements after 7 days, call your doctor right away.
Clotrimazole 2% Cream is sold under the brand name Canesten Thrush External Cream 2%. This comes as a single dose inside an applicator. The cream is inserted into the vagina with a preferred night-time administration.
Canesten Thrush Duo External Cream and Oral Capsule
Canesten Thrush Duo has Clotrimazole 2% external cream and a single dose of Fluconazole antifungal drug. Combination of external cream with capsules guarantees that the cause of thrush is treaded. Patients also get relief from the main external symptoms such as soreness and itchiness of the vulva. At the start of the treatment, a single capsule should be taken. Canesten Thrush Duo must be applied 2 to 3 times daily until symptoms improve. If there are no improvements in 7 days, you should speak to your doctor. Usually, within two days of starting the treatment, there are already improvements. This medication is not recommended for use in pregnancy as well as Fluconazole.
Alternative Treatment for Vaginal Thrush
Other option for treatment of thrush available from the pharmacy includes:
Self-Care Measures to Prevent Thrush
The following must be avoided to lessen the chances of getting thrush: