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Thrush is a very common infection, which is caused by a yeast called Candida albicans. This normally lives in the gut and in some women it also exists in the vagina, without causing any problems. However, if the conditions in the vagina change, making it possible for Candida to multiply this is when thrush occurs. 75% of women will probably experience thrush at least once in their lifetime and, for some women, they will suffer from thrush on more than one occasion.
Find out more about the symptoms of thrush and the Canesten products, which are available to help.
There are some common symptoms that will help you to identify if you may be suffering from thrush. Usually there is nothing to be concerned about, however if you haven't had it before and think you might be experiencing it for the first time, you should go to your doctor.
You should look out for the following symptoms, which are often a sign of thrush:
Remember that a Canesten combination product can help to treat both the internal infection and the external itch.
There are also some other common triggers for thrush which you should be aware of, for example:
If you suffer from thrush from time to time and can recognise the symptoms it will make it easier for you to treat the condition.
If you start suffering from regular, recurrent attacks of thrush you could speak to your doctor.
There are four combination products from Canesten to help women deal with the symptoms of thrush. These are suitable for women who have previously been diagnosed with thrush and include:
There are lots of other products in the Canesten range to help relieve and clear thrush. Always read the label.
Remember that to help prevent thrush try to maintain a healthy lifestyle as this can reduce your susceptibility to thrush. Regular exercise and a healthy diet can all help to keep your body in balance.
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