Medication and products that treat candida can often be bought over the counter, without prescription. These include antimycotic creams, oral antimycotic therapy, probiotics, and prebiotics.

Yeast a common vaginal discomfort

One of the most common causes of vaginal discomfort is vaginal thrush, also known as vaginal yeast, candidiasis or just candida. Thrush symptoms include a thick white discharge, usually described as being similar to cottage cheese, strong redness and itching in the vulvo-vaginal area. Scratching can cause additional irritation and pain and can lead to a burning sensation while urinating, or during sexual intercourse.

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to contact your doctor or gynaecologist to confirm the diagnosis, and they will then advise you on how to treat your candida infection.

Can I treat vaginal yeast on my own?

Medication and products that treat candida can often be bought over the counter, without prescription. These include antimycotic creams, oral antimycotic therapy, probiotics, prebiotics and other products. This means that if you have a vaginal yeast infection you can head over to your local pharmacy to find the right product for you. However, the usual symptoms of vaginal thrush can sometimes have other causes (vaginal dryness, bacterial infection) or can mask an underlying issue with more serious implications. If you are not sure that you are suffering from vaginal yeast or your symptoms persist, it is important to talk to your healthcare professional for advice on the best treatment for you.

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