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Demartes Amcal Pharmacy

Demartes Amcal Pharmacy Chemist Open 7 Days

Shop 5, Lygon Court, 380 Lygon Street, Carlton, VIC, 3053

Vaginal Thrush is an infection caused usually by a micro-organism called Candida albicans, although other Candida species like Candida glabrata, can also be involved.

Candida in small numbers can exist in the vagina without necessarily causing problems but when numbers increase for whatever reason, symptoms of vaginal thrush can occur.  Self-diagnosis is unreliable but symptoms of infection can include itching and soreness in and around the vagina and often accompanied by a white thick odorless discharge.

Thrush is uncommon before puberty and after menopause if there are no underlying risk factors. Common risk factors include

  • antibiotic use
  • diabetes
  • pregnancy
  • weakened immune system.

Before starting treatment, it is important that to ensure that other causes like bacterial vaginosis, dermatological conditions or local irritants are excluded as the cause.

We have both male and female pharmacists who can speak to you in a confidential environment about thrush.

Vaginal Thrush