Women's health


Thrush is a common yeast infection that affects men and women. It’s usually harmless but it can be uncomfortable and keep coming back. Thrush can occur in men and women. Thrush symptoms in wome...


Thrush is not a sexually transmitted disease (STI), but it can be triggered by sex. Thrush is caused by a fungus called candida that is normally harmless. Thrush tends to grow in warm, moist conditions and develops if the balance of bacteria changes.

This can happen if:

  • You’re having hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • You have poorly controlled diabetes
  • Your skin is irritated or damaged
  • You’re taking antibiotics
  • You have a weakened immune system (for example, because of HIV or chemotherapy)
  • You’re pregnant


You’ll usually need antifungal medicine to get rid of thrush. This can be a tablet you take, a tablet you insert into your vagina (pessary) or a cream to relieve the irritation.

Thrush should clear up within 7-14 days of starting treatment and you do not need to treat partners unless they have symptoms. Thrush medication is available by completing our online consultation.

Fluconazole Capsules

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150mg x1 £4.00
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Canesten Thrush Cream

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20g x1 £5.50
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